Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) announced the development of the Suzuki SX4 sedan hybrid technology, on Tuesday (28/09/2010). They are also developing electric MPV Eeco. Both will be used as a support vehicle mat Commonwealth Games, October 3 to 14 showing 10 SX4 upcoming hybrid electric and 4 Eeco.
“I’m glad the engineers at Maruti Suzuki has developed a tech car of the future. The project has helped our engineering expertise to improve their knowledge and their R & D capability,” said Shinzo Nakanishi, Director of Marketing and CEO of MSI.
SX4 Full parallel hybrid technology with a transmission Hybrid Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), which combines the K-series engine with 1.2 L 50 kW electric motor is coupled with AMT 5-speed transmission. Energy supply derived from lithium-ion battery. With this technology mix, fuel consumption 25 percent more efficient.
While electric cars Eeco Charge using 50kW electric motor with energy supply from the battery 24 kWh lithium-ion battery. With a fully charged battery can menmpuh distance of 100 km with a maximum speed of 100 km / hour. Position the battery is placed under the floor for better control, while maintaining the capacity remained large luggage space.
The development of alternative energy cars is also supported by the Indian government program, the National Hybrid Propulsion Programme and the High Energy Density Battery Development Programme.