Suzuki has revealed that the brand will not be bringing electric-powered two-wheelers in India as it still feels that the cost of acquisition of electric two-wheelers is high in the country as compared to the internal combustion engine (ICE). The brand has also revealed that it has the technology required for the introduction of electric two-wheelers but is likely to wait for the market to become favourable.
Last year the brand had revealed intentions of bringing the electric-two-wheelers in the Indian market and patent images were also being circulated on the internet of an electric scooter that was likely to come to India. But the way the electric market is flourishing in India that brand is likely to reveal a new electric model in the near future.
According to the leaked patent images, the Suzuki e-scooter appears to come with an underbone chassis and is likely to get plastic bodywork, a mid-mounted motor with the battery pack tucked under the seat and the control unit located underneath the floorboard along with a belt final drive to keep things quiet. The e-scooter is also speculated to reach speeds of up to 60 kmph to cope up in city traffic and dispense enough range for a full day commute on a single charge.
The e-scooter is being rumoured to arrive in the Indian market in 2021 and is likely to be priced around the INR 1 lakh mark.
The same report also suggests that the brand will not be focusing on new products for India, however, the brand could bring iterations of the 250cc SOCS (oil-cooled) engine platforms hinting that the brand could bring the Intruder 250 in the distant future.
As of now, the brand is gearing up to launch the BS6 version of the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT adventure tourer in their Big Bikes portfolio and other than the V-Strom XT ADV the brand is also expected to re-introduce other motorcycles in the Big Bikes portfolio in India soon with new BS6 updates.