DC fast charging will charge the vehicle to up to 80% in about an hour.
Maruti has plans to launch its first electric vehicle (EV) in 2020. The company has 50 units of its Wagon R EV undergoing testing on Indian roads already. The Wagon R EV will support DC fast charging in addition to AC charging but the automaker hasn’t revealed the entire specs of the vehicle yet.
DC fast charging will charge up the Wagon R EV to 80% in just about an hour. Whereas, standard AC charging will take about seven hours for it to be fully charged. The test mules of the Wagon R EV sport two charging ports, one at the front for AC charging and one at the rear for DC charging. The fast charging ability will be a positive point on the Wagon R EV and will increase its usability.
Currently, the test mules of the Maruti Wagon R EV are prototypes and the production-spec would be different. Wagon R EV will be underpinned by Maruti’s HEARTECT platform, with the electric motor on the feature. The production-spec will look pretty similar to the outgoing fossil fuel powered Wagon R.
Maruti Wagon R EV
– Maruti intends to launch its first EV in 2020
– Wagon R EV will get DC charging unit, which takes an hour to charge it up to 80%
– Visually, the production-spec will be different than the prototypes
Source – AutocarIndia.com