Automaker Maruti Suzuki India will phase out vehicles that run completely on petrol in seven to ten years, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Monday, citing a senior executive.
The move comes as Maruti, India’s biggest car manufacturer, looks to update its product offerings in line with green targets set by the Indian government, the report said.
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“In the next decade, we will convert all vehicles. There will be no pure petrol vehicles. They will either be electrified, or driven by CNG or bio-fuels,” CV Raman, Maruti’s chief technology officer, told the newspaper.
The company did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on the report.
Maruti, which discontinued production of diesel vehicles in April 2020, has also said it will not launch an all-electric vehicle before 2025.