Wednesday, 13 January 2010

EECO for 2010 Commonwealth Games

Maruti Suzuki unveiled its Low Cost Family Car EECO At Auto Expo on 7th Jan 2010 Auto Expo for Indian roads. Along with the announcement of EECO petrol, Maruti Also displayed its Eco-friendly Electric vehicle EECO Charge which has been specially designed for 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in Oct in Delhi.

10 such EECO Charge – electric vehicles will be run during the Commonwealth games to express Indian automobiles commitment for a greener tomorrow.

EECO charge is not being released as a production model. Its more of a concept which may be launched as a commercial model after 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The exterior body, platform and interiors are same as that of the EECO Petrol, but the heart of EECO charge is an electric motor which is run using advanced lithium-ion batteries.

The detailed specifications of EECO Charge as released by Maruti are:

  • Max Power – 50 KW / 67 BHP
  • Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Battery Capacity – 24 KWH
  • Recharge time at 220V is 7 Hours
  • Sports / Economy Mode selection
  • Top Speed – 100 KMPH
  • Range on one charge – 100 KM
  • Zero Exhaust Emission
I am impressed by the initiative of Maruti Suzuki to come up with Electric Vehicle concept. I will be more glad on the day when they will roll out an affordable production Electric Vehicle.


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