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Suzuki to test-run its first electric cars in India

Debut of battery-powered vehicles set for 2020 in automaker's key market

A Maruti Suzuki car awaits customers at a New Delhi showroom. Japanese automaker Suzuki has doubled down on its presence in the Indian market.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Suzuki Motor is preparing to test electric cars in October in India, aiming to roll them out in the key market around 2020.

The Japanese automaker will conduct performance and other tests on about 50 prototype electric cars. Its first electric model will be based on the Wagon R minicar.

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