Maruti Suzuki India has showcased Swift Range Extender Hybrid Showcased in at the 2015 International Green Mobility Expo in New Delhi. Maruti Swift Range Extender Hybrid promises Return of 48.2kmpl mileage. Earlier company showcased the similar vehicle at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo.
Maruti Swift Range Extender Hybrid Mileage
Maruti Swift Range Extender Hybrid is the hybrid version of the country’s top-selling premium hatchback. The car assures electric driving range of about 25.5 Km. Maruti Swift Range Extender Hybrid will be supplied to the Government of India for a pilot project.
Engine, Power and Performance
Rumors suggest that the, Maruti Swift Range Extender Hybrid might only be developed for the government, and not for the public. On the technical aspects, Maruti Swift Range Extender Hybrid powered by a 658cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine. The engine paired to a permanent magnet synchronous motor, develops 73bhp.
Maruti Swift Range Extender Hybrid offers 3 modes on ride. You can choose from series hybrid, parallel hybrid and all-electric. If you choose series hybrid mode for the car, petrol engine works as a generator to power the lithium-ion battery that in return powers the electric motor. With parallel hybrid mode electric motor and the petrol engine, will provide power to the wheels.
Maruti Swift Range Extender Hybrid Safety and Comfort Features
Maruti Swift Range Extender Hybrid weighs 1,600 Kg. You can charge the battery lithium-ion battery through a 200V socket and it takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the vehicle. The weight of the car is about 500kgs more than the regular Swift.
There is no disappointment with the safety and comfort, as it gets infotainment system, push start/stop button, remote keyless entry and rear disc brakes. At present, only Toyota is selling hybrid vehicles in India, which are the Camry Hybrid and the Prius. After that, Mahindra Reva e2O is the only complete electric vehicle that is available on sale.