Hybrids vs Electric vehicles battle to hot up in India's car market

The strong hybrids offer a great solution over pure EVs, as they take care of all the barriers of the pure EVs, maintain Japanese carmakers

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In certain cases, the difference per litre consumption of an ICE with a mild hybrid or parallel hybrid could be 10 km per litre

Shally Seth Mohile Mumbai
There is nothing ‘mild’ about hybrids anymore. Hyderabad-based Unmesh Chalapally (29), working for a US-based KPO (knowledge process outsourcing), had almost made up his mind to go for the latest Tata Nexon EV as his first car, until he heard of two 'strong' hybrid launches.

“I’m going to withdraw my booking amount and wait till September when both Toyota Hyryder and Grand Vitara announce their prices. As with strong hybrids, the range anxiety and overall driving dynamics of speed and terrain preparedness are gone,” says the techie.

Chalapally is right. Maruti introduced the mild hybrid technology first in the Ciaz in 2015,

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First Published: Jul 25 2022 | 6:05 AM IST

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