Suzuki’s Swift plug-in hybrid to use Sanyo batteries

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Suzuki Motor Corp. will soon introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Swift compact car, which uses batteries provided by Sanyo Electric Co. Suzuki also said that its dealerships in Japan will test 60 units of the car in the second half of this year.

The vehicle is capable of running on a fully charged battery and will have a 660cc engine to deliver electricity.

Suzuki has yet to announce when the car will go on sale. The pronouncement for Suzuki to offer hybrid vehicles to be recharged at household electrical outlets requires a huge budget.

Suzuki trails after Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Co. in revealing its plans to sell hybrid vehicles. Last December, Suzuki entered an alliance with Volkswagen AG to collaborate with regards to hybrid and electric cars.

Last January, chairman Osamu Suzuki said that his company intends to launch electric vehicles in Japan. Suzuki showcased the Swift plug-in hybrid at the Tokyo Motor Show in October and the Geneva show in March.

Volkswagen AG, Europe's largest carmaker, entered a deal in December to purchase a 19.9% stake in Suzuki for 222.5 billion yen ($2.4 billion).

The two companies have plans to develop hybrids and electric vehicles together under both car brands, it was revealed last December.

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