Suzuki is also thinking of going electric, at last. The idea may have just occurred to Suzuki after the launch of the rival ‘Mitsubishi’s electric Minicab i-MiEV’. Though a bit late, Suzuki’s electric plan is one good sign of things to come.
Suzuki, however, doesn’t seem to be in a hurry. They have reportedly started experimenting with the battery-powered Every Van in Japan. It is stated that this popular car maker has made 13 of the EV and will be distributed for trials to select dealers in Japan.
The move is expected to help Suzuki to go for elaborate testing of maneuverability and feasibility of their human-carrier electric mobile. If all goes well, Suzuki can continue with plans for mass production of their street model.
The power department will be taken care of by a lithium-ion battery pack, which can be charge anew in just 5 hours and can fuel up to 62 miles. This range will serve enough for a normal run of delivery vehicles in Japan.
The EV edition of Every Van will weigh plus 441 pounds over the IC engine model whilst the load capacity remains unaltered at 551 pounds. We have no official info on Suzuki’s plans for a production model. But it’s more likely, with the future belonging to electric vehicles.