Regular Maruti Dzire converted into an electric car: How it’s done,
March 11, 2019 Shantonil Nag
Maruti Suzuki Wagnor electric conversion kit feat CREATIVE SCIENCE
Electric cars will likely be one of the most common modes of transportation
in the future. While the vehicles powered by Internal Combustion Engines
(ICE) are already facing a limit of operation in the National Capital
Territory of India, the government is pushing new schemes that will allow
easy ownership of the electric vehicles in the future. E-Trio, a
Telangana-based start-up is currently offering kits that can convert regular
ICE-powered vehicles to electric ones.
E-Trio offers a conversion kit, which is certified by Automotive Researched
Authority of India (ARAI). Currently, only Maruti Suzuki Alto, Maruti Suzuki
WagonR and Maruti Suzuki Dzire vehicles can be converted using the kits, but
E-Trio has already applied for the certification of the new kits of popular
cars including the Ritz, Indica, Santro and more.
The brand offers different kits of the vehicles and range can vary depending
on the size of the vehicle. For example, an electrified Maruti Suzuki Alto
will offer a maximum range of around 150 km while the Maruti Suzuki Dzire
offers a range of 180 km on a single charge. The brand is also planning to
increase the total range of the of the vehicle to about 230 km.
Maruti Dzire Electric Etrio Featured
The total cost of the conversion is around Rs. 3.5 lakh plus the donor
vehicle, which has to be given by the owner. If the customer wants a fast
charging facility, an additional Rs. 2 lakh will be charged from the
customer. With regular charging, it will take around 4-5 hours to charge a
regular hatchback size car while the sedan will take around seven hours to
completely juice up. It gets an automatic cut-off facility that saves the
battery from overcharging.
As these are government approved kits, installing them will not break any
rule or make them illegal on the road. E-Trio also takes charge of RC
endorsement, where the details of the conversion are added to the original
RC of the vehicle and changing the insurance type of the vehicle.
The E-Trio converted electric vehicles are easy to maintain too. The
ICE-powered vehicles need regular service and maintenance to ensure that
they run in optimum condition. But that’s not the case with electric
vehicles. With fewer moving parts, EVs need very less maintenance.
Regular Car To Electric Car Conversion
The regular engine is removed in the conversion process and is replaced with
an electric motor and lithium-phosphate batteries. The fuel filling space
gets electric charging socket. The batteries are currently sourced from
North Korea but the brand is expected to assemble the battery packs at the
Telangana facility soon. The details of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire are not
available, but the Maruti Suzuki WagonR E-Trio kit adds a 96V battery pack,
which installed under the vehicle. This information is provided by TECH
PRASHANT, who also drove the converted vehicle around. It ensures that the
space inside the vehicle is not used up. On the inside, the vehicle gets a
new instrument cluster that shows the battery level and speedometer. The
vehicle gets the automatic transmission and features like AC, music system
and other things.
To get the vehicle converted, one can get in touch with E-Trio directly.
They are currently serving the southern part of the country, but the
services will expand to the Northern part of the country soon.
When can you buy it?
Currently, the company is only targetting the cab fleet owners due to ease
of installations, but by next year, private car buyers will be able to
install the kit too. Currently, E-Trio is only working with commercial
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