You can turn Maruti Ignis into an electric car, here’s how

Pune based Northway Motors has launched Maruti Ignis Electric conversion kit, available at a starting price of Rs 12.5 lakh.

Highlights
  • Pune-based Northway Motorsport has launched an Electric vehicle conversion kit for Maruti Ignis.
  • The conversion kit will be available for Ignis MT 2021 and later models.
  • The conversion kit will be offered in two battery pack options with a range of 120km and 240km respectively.

Northway Motorsport, a Pune-based Electric Vehicle (EV) based company has launched a new EV conversion kit for Maruti Ignis. The conversion kit will be available for Ignis MT 2021 and later models, with it being available for earlier gasoline-based cars as well, such as Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and Tata Ace. The total cost of the kit and the car comes to Rs 12.5 lakhs for the standard variant with 120km range and Rs 14.5 lakh for the long range variant with 240 kms range.

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Electric cars are usually not made without automatic transmission. But with this new battery pack, Northway motorsport has done something uniquely different, with the pre-convert Maruti Ignis Electric available with manual transmission, which offers multiple benefits such as use of clutch box for better longetivity of the engine alongside more mileage in a single charge. Ignis EV with manual transmission can also supply extra torque whenever needed for situations like heavy traffic, when one needs to accelerate fast from stop gap position.

The battery pack, depending on the variant you select will charge four to eight hours to fully charge the battery using a normal 2.5A power socket. ABS, EBD, and dual airbags will also be included in the car’s safety package. Of course, the original manufacturer’s warranty will be voided in such a conversion, but Northway Motorsport will cover the electric powertrain for two years or if it is run below 60,000 kilometres.

The climate control system, electric power steering, infotainment system, power windows, and all other components of the car are completely operational after its conversion. Even after 10-15 years, the Indian government has permitted outdated petrol and diesel cars to function in different prominent regions, such as Delhi-NCR. However, before continuing to use such outdated automobiles, they must be converted to electric vehicles and hence we feel this is a step in the right direction for many such already available cars in future as well.