Maruti Suzuki has started working on its full hybrid car (Hybrid Electric Vehicle or HEV), as per a fresh report from Mint. The company has so far offered only mild-hybrid vehicles (MHEVs), namely the Ciaz and Ertiga.Maruti Suzuki is pushing for localisation of core components of HEVs, including Lithium-ion batteries. “We are already in the process of implementing the (Lithium-ion) battery plant (in Gujarat) and are planning for a strong hybrid vehicle (HEV) as well,” Kenichi Ayukawa, MD, Maruti Suzuki, told the business publication in a recent interview. The company will leverage parent company Suzuki’s partnership with Toyota in the development of its full hybrid vehicles.“Globally, Toyota is the best when it comes to hybrid technology and we are trying to learn (from them). We will try to collaborate. We, at Suzuki, also have some system but Toyota’s technology is very advanced. We have to learn a lot of things.”Maruti … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki starts working on its first full hybrid car
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Honda Cars India’s CEO Gaku Nakanishi has just revealed that the Japanese automaker is working on a brand new, affordable hybrid car for the Indian market. The affordable Honda hybrid car will be launched in India within the next 3 years. We’re leaning on the all-new, 5th generation Honda City sedan to be the automaker’s first affordable hybrid car. While we’ll elaborate why we think so, here is what the Honda Cars India CEO had to say about the new affordable hybrid car that’s under development. The key factors are infrastructure, technology and price for the electric vehicles right now and therefore, hybrid is a practical thinking for the Indian market right now. In three years, we will launch a mass model — affordable product in the hybrid range — not like Accord hybrid, with a few numbers. Here are some reasons why we think that the next-gen City will be the first Honda car to be offered in affordable hybrid form, 1. The City has … [Read more...] about Next-gen City to be Honda’s first affordable hybrid car for India?
Toyota is set to recall more than a million hybrid cars worldwide after a fault was determined to pose a small risk of fire. The news comes soon after the brand was judged one of the most reliable in the UK. No accidents or injuries related to the issue have been reported in the UK. Plug-in versions of the Prius and the C-HR crossover built in Japan between June 2015 and May 2018 are being recalled due to an issue with the engine wire harness. What is the fault? The nature of the fault means that it will only present itself over time. With Toyota’s hybrid models, the harness that connects to the hybrid power control unit can, in rare instances, come into contact with the connection point covering. Dust accumulation on the harness could cause wire insulation to wear down over time with the vibrations of the vehicle. This in turn could lead to a short circuit, producing sparks and heat, possibly leading to a fire. Will my car be affected? Half of the cars to be recalled are in … [Read more...] about Toyota are recalling a million hybrid cars due to fire risk
SPONSORED CONTENT Hybrid cars, vehicles using multiple means of propulsion like a diesel engine or a petrol engine paired with an electric engine, minimize the carbon footprint. And hybrid cars are being popularized increasingly by the Indian government. Hybrid cars are economically and environmentally friendly. Some of these cars are on the road, while a few haven’t debuted. Here’s a look at the pending new hybrid cars in India. Skoda Superb Plug-In Hybrid The Skoda electric is among the hybrid cars pending in India. The Skoda Superb Plug-In Hybrid is among the cars soon available in the Indian marketplace. The Skoda Superb Plug-in Hybrid will make its debut in 2019 and is a much-anticipated upcoming car in India. It’s believed the vehicle will derive its power from the 1.4-litre, turbocharged petrol engine, paired with an electric motor. Both of these will come integrated with a DSG transmission. The electric motor can solely power the car to run up to 70 km … [Read more...] about Report from India: New hybrid cars coming soon
5 Tips To Keep Your Green Car Running & Keep Your Green The idea of car repair for your hybrid car is often associated with fear. Fear of incredible costs, fear of drawn out dramas and problems that never go away, and fear of just being plain ripped off at a repair shop. This guide is here to help ease your fear by arming you with the knowledge necessary to save money and avoid some of the most common scams. #Learn the Basics Your Owner’s Manual is your friend. You should read it, get familiar with as many aspects of your car as possible, especially those parts unique to your hybrid system, and pay close attention to your car’s maintenance schedule. Parts have recommended replacement points based on either their mileage or age, and mechanics looking to get extra cash from you will often recommend that some parts be replaced way before they need to be. #Talk Right When explaining your car’s problem, be sure to talk clearly, describing each symptom and when they … [Read more...] about How to avoid hybrid car repair scams