With the Govt of India giving electric cars a huge push, more and more car brands have now started offering electric cars. Before July, it was only Mahindra, who had electric car on sale for retail buyers. But now, there is Hyundai Kona electric SUV which is on sale in India. Tata has launched Tigor electric for fleet operators while MG Motor will launch electric SUV in Dec 2019 and Maruti is going to launch WagonR electric early next year.
With some of the top car brands already committed to launch EVs in India, Honda definitely would not want to stay behind. Honda has started testing their first all electric car in India. This is in the form of Jazz hatchback. The same was recently spotted on test somewhere in Delhi NCR. Photos are credit to Auto Punditz Facebook page.
The Honda Jazz electric spied in India, is the previous gen Jazz, which has been discontinued from India. In its place, new gen Jazz is on sale in India. Honda is most likely using the old gen Jazz body and platform to test the EV powertrain.
2020 Honda Jazz electric is planned to make global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year. It will be a global car, which will first be launched in Japan and Europe. It will be based on the new generation Jazz, which has also been spied recently. It comes with a new design, bigger body, and a new platform which supports EV tech.
As per reports, new gen Honda Jazz electric will use a MCF3 electric motor with 331 volt, 20 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It will get a standard charging port on its right side and fast charging port on the left side. Standard charging will take about 6 hours for a complete charge while fast charging will be upto 80 percent in a matter of 20 minutes. Pricing is expected to start from approx $24,000 (Rs 16,36,440) in the US.
The Jazz EV gets large spoiler extending to the sides of the rear windshield and new alloy wheels. Other design elements include a new front fascia, shark fin antenna and 15” alloy wheels. The new Jazz electric will receive batteries from Contemporary Amperex Technology.