Maruti Suzuki India announced that its Smart Hybrid vehicles – Ciaz SHVS and Ertiga SHVS combined have crossed cumulative sales of 1 lakh units this month. This marks the success of Maruti Suzuki’s efforts in hybrid and electric mobility in India. Company claims that introduction of technologies like Smart Hybrid can only create a significant positive impact if they are made available to a larger section of customers. The company introduced India’s first Smart Hybrid Vehicle, Ciaz SHVS on Sept 1, 2015. It subsequently introduced the technology in Ertiga Diesel in Oct 2015. Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) is a technology which uses an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) and an advanced high capacity battery to supplement the engine’s power. According to company, SHVS technology makes it more efficient than the conventional set-up and saves energy while decelerating/braking. Ciaz and Ertiga Smart Hybrid also gets government FAME incentives, which aims to promote faster adoption and manufacturing of hybrid and electric vehicles in India.
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