On November 17, 2017, India’s Minister for Power and Coal, Piyush Goyal, announced that India would be introducing the Honda Electric Car (HEC), a hybrid electric car.
The HEC is powered by a 6,500hp (3,800kW) two-stroke four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 500 horsepower (310kW).
The car will be the first hybrid electric vehicle in India and is currently available only in select cities.
HEC’s price will be Rs 2,700 ($3,100) in the state of Gujarat.
India has already taken steps to bring electric vehicles onto the road.
On October 10, 2017 the Indian government announced that the government would be offering subsidies of up to $300,000 (Rs 4,800,000) to all electric vehicle owners in the country.
This incentive program will be available to people who have registered their electric vehicles with the government and paid their first fuel surcharge.
A total of 17,000 vehicles will be eligible for this program.
The Indian government is also offering incentives for customers who purchase a plug-in hybrid vehicle, such as the Toyota Prius Plug-In, with a maximum of 15 percent tax rebate.
According to the official announcement, this program is part of an effort to “encourage India to become a globally competitive market for electric vehicles.”
The HONDO EV is a new hybrid electric luxury sedan and is the first plug-inshared luxury car.
It is powered mostly by a 7,000hp (4,500kW)-powered, 6-cylindrical petrol engine.
It will cost Rs 3,200 ($370) when it hits the market, making it a good deal for the average Indian.
It features a four-wheel-drive configuration, a 4.0L HONDI engine with all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and a 12KW electric motor.
The battery is rated at 9 kWh.
The car was built by the Japanese automaker Honda, and it will be produced in the US.