Why Suzuki and Toyota’s new partnership is a huge deal for India’s electric vehicle dream

Why Suzuki and Toyota’s new partnership is a huge deal for India’s electric vehicle dream

An ambitious new partnership between two Japanese carmakers could be the biggest disruption to hit India’s electric vehicles (EV) market. On Nov. 17, Suzuki and Toyota announced that they will co-develop EVs for India, with their first car expected to roll out around 2020. “Specifically, Suzuki is to produce EVs for the Indian market and will supply some to Toyota, while Toyota is to provide technical support,” the two companies said in a statement . This agreement marks the entry of Maruti Suzuki—India’s largest carmaker, majority-owned by Suzuki—into the EV ecosystem which the Narendra Modi government is trying hard […]