25 Jan 2021 Jatin Jhamb
With Indian market building its reach towards the electrification of the vehicles and even the government providing several benefits on purchasing EVs, there are several aftermarket options which allow the easy conversion of your conventional fuel to the EV. In one such recent example, we have the Maruti Dzire EV electric which gets a 250 km of driving range.
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This modification has been done by Northway Motorsport who have been known for such conversions in the past. They have picked the Maruti Dzire which is the best selling compact sedan in the country right now. This one specifically is the mid-VXi variant and packs a 1.2-litre, BS6 compliant naturally aspirated petrol engine.
This modified electric Maruti Dzire EV now packs in a 15 kW electric motor which can deliver a peak power of 35kW and packs in 170 Nm of torque which goes 842 Nm at the wheels. The modifier has also made sure that this Dzire receives multiple battery packs.
It has been paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and the modifier claims that it can reach a speed to 110 kmph in 2nd gear only. The top speed is limited to 160 kmph and the usage of a stick shift is to deliver the highest efficiency. If you drive the car with the right gear selection and keep the RPM levels low, the efficiency of this modified Dzire EV will be at par.
This battery receives IP 67 dust and water protection and the only change done is the weight reduction by 3 kgs and now the weight sticks to 947 kgs. Another change is the use of a lightened flywheel and the Dzire EV now uses a brushless direct current motor (BLDC).
The charger is placed just like the conventional fuel lid and the EV can be charged from 0-100% in just 8 hours. As of now, there is no option for the fast charging but the company is working to make it happen.
So what do you think about this modified Maruti Dzire into an EV? Do let us know in the comment section below. Northway Motorsport is also working on several other cars and they can easily convert both petrol and diesel-powered cars to EVs.
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