new delhi, Feb. 7 -- Maruti Suzuki India Ltd said on Wednesday that its customers are not yet ready to drive electric cars as the country's top carmaker appeared unfazed amid a slew of electric vehicle launches by its competitors.

Maruti's managing director, Kenichi Ayukawa, said in an interview that the high cost of electric vehicles and inadequate charging infrastructure pose major challenges to selling such vehicles in India.

He said Maruti's customer base mostly comprises people looking to buy affordable small and mid-segment vehicles, and buyers of such products are not so eager to purchase an electric vehicle, which is costlier than a petrol or diesel vehicle.

"We have to watch the customers and when they want that kind of a produc...