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Maruti Suzuki CEO implies India will fall short of 2030 EV goal

Hisashi Takeuchi says nation's largest carmaker plans to focus on exporting EVs

A Maruti Suzuki factory in the northern state of Haryana, India. The subsidiary of Japan's Suzuki Motor is India's largest passenger carmaker. (Photo by Ryosuke Hanada)

NEW DELHI -- Electric vehicle sales in India will account for 8% to 10% of total sales in 2030, Maruti Suzuki President and CEO Hisashi Takeuchi said, mentioning figures that would be well short of the Indian government's goal of 30%.

In an interview with reporters from a number of outlets, Takeuchi also said India's largest passenger carmaker plans to focus on exporting made-in-India EVs.

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