Hyderabad, November 17: India’s leading car companies Toyota and Suzuki have joined their hands to make electric car for our country. Both the companies have signed a memorandum of understanding which will see both companies working together for introducing electric vehicles (EVs) in the Indian market by around 2020.
Suzuki is to produce Electronic Vehicle (EVs) for the Indian market and will supply some to Toyota, while Toyota is to provide technical support. Additionally, Toyota and Suzuki intend to conduct a comprehensive study of activities for the widespread acceptance and popular use of EVs in India.
The companies will also undertake a comprehensive study of activities for widespread acceptance and use of electric vehicles in India. These activities will include setting up of charging infrastructure, training of personnel for after-sales service and systems for appropriate treatment of end-of-life batteries.
Vikram Kirloskar, Vice- chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor tweeted “We must work together to enable a cleaner, greener environment. @Toyota_India signs MoU with @AndhraPradeshCM to explore feasibility of introducing electrified vehicles at Smart City, Amaravathi”
The agreement stems from the business partnership announced by the two companies earlier in February this year, which included among others collaboration for disseminating vehicle electrification technologies in India.