• Jul 15th 2011 at 7:11PM
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Following the launch of the electric Mitsubishi Minicab i-MiEV, Suzuki decided to enter the fray with its battery-powered Every van. Suzuki has reportedly manufactured 13 of the electrified vans, which will be handed out to its dealerships in Japan on a trial basis. This, according to Integrity Exports, will allow Suzuki to test out its electrified people-moving machine ahead of the automaker's launch of a mass-produced battery-powered vehicle.

The electric Every EV comes fitted with a lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged in five hours and provides up to 62 miles of range, more than enough for a typical delivery vehicle in Japan. Going electric means the Every gains 441 pounds over the gas-fueled model (pictured above), but the load capacity remains unchanged at 551 pounds. At this time, there's no indication that Suzuki will mass-produce the electric Every, but who really knows what the future holds?

[Source: Integrity Exports | Image: Tennen-Gas – C.C. License 2.0]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have this every van it's very nice and comfortable and fuel saver. now it's look different than original because of some accessories i make.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That looks like the previous model, similar to my Carry 1.3. I thought the current Every (no pun intended) would look more like the APV 1.6 presently at the Suzuki dealer.
      Ron Wagner
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hope they sell them here in the USA.
      Marco Polo
      • 4 Years Ago
      The light commercial market is a natural winner, for EV mass production and adoption. Especially in the crowded cities of Asia and Europe.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that the antenna on the bumper? WTF???? It looks like someone forgot about the antenna and super glued something on before it hit the streets.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, the antenna is angled up from the right side of the windshield. The one on the bumper is just a visible aid for the driver to mark the corner of the vehicle.
      • 2 Years Ago
      On another site much nonsense was written about covering the roof of the Electric Every with solar panels. No one expects to have a pure solar car but in an geographic location with about 3 peak hours one should get about 25km worth of charge for a day in the sun. A nice little bonus. The 62 mile range may be ideal for Japan but for my own use, I need abut 90 miles. The Suzuki Electric Every is very close to the car I have been waiting years to buy. http://mtkass.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/the-suzuki-carry.html
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