Maruti Suzuki reportedly plans to launch a Swift range extender variant in India in 2015.

The hybrid vehicle will offer three drive modes - all electric, parallel hybrid and series hybrid, Business Standard reported.

A government official said: "The government has begun the FAME scheme, under which it subsidises the purchase cost for hybrid and e-vehicles. We have asked auto majors to start introducing more such variants than the regular petrol and diesel cars so that consumers get more choices. The scheme cannot be a success alone with one or two such cars available in the market. Companies including Mahindra, Maruti and Tata have assured us of launching some of their vehicles on the hybrid or electronic platform this year itself."