Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited handed over the first lot of cars to Mr Arvinder Singh Lovely, Minister of Transport for NCT Delhi.
“I am happy that engineers at Maruti Suzuki have developed these future technology vehicles. This project has helped our engineers to increase their knowledge and enhance their R&D capability. We are grateful to the Government for their leadership to promote green technology in automobiles.
"Maruti Suzuki is happy to be associated with the Commonwealth Games national initiative, through these vehicles," said Mr Shinzo Nakanishi
Maruti Suzuki has readied 14 future technology vehicles for the use at Commonwealth Games, including 10 Maruti Suzuki SX4 Hybrid Cars and 4 Maruti Suzuki 'Eeco Charge" vehicles, the automobile giant informed in a press statement.
The remaining lot of vehicles will be handed over to the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee for use by the Officials during the Commonwealth Games.
Maruti Suzuki has developed the SX4 Hybrid vehicles and 'Eeco Charge" concept vehicles as a part of the demonstration fleet. The demonstration of the fleet of SX4 Hybrids and Eeco Charge vehicles at the Commonwealth Games 2010, is in line with the ambitious NHPP and MNRE program outline.
SX4 Hybrid and Eeco Charge concept development has been taken up by Maruti Suzuki as a part of the Government initiated and SIAM coordinated NHPP & MNRE National Hybrid Propulsion Program (NHPP) and the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy Sources (MNRE)"s High Energy Density Battery Development Program.