Here are a few pictures of new auto launches and exhibition stands. Racemo has now made its Indian debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. "It is a curtain raiser for electric vehicles.", Mahindra & Mahindra Managing Director Pawan Goenka told reporters.
The Auto Expo kickstarted on Wednesday, where manufacturing company Mahindra and Mahindra displayed their range of "future of mobility" with six new electric vehicles lined-up at their pavilion. "We are studying aspects of the electric vehicle ecosystem, to make the governme-nt's vision of electric mobility a reality", said Kenichi Ayuk-awa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki.
"We are making a serious commitment towards innovation and investment in the launch of a full range of products that will connect with the aspirations of our customers", he said.
Among its wide range of electric vehicle concepts was e-KUV100, India's first electric SUV which combines the benefits of an SUV with the unique advantage of an electric vehicle.
Setting the tone, domestic vehicle market leader, Maruti Suzuki, unveiled an electric concept auto, e-SURVIVOR, which it plans to develop locally and launch by 2020.
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"I am very happy to share that in line with the government's vision, we will launch our first electric vehicle in 2020 in India which will be locally manufactu-red". It is likely to introduce the electric vehicle in India in tie up with Toyota Motor.
Several auto executives, including from M&M and Honda Cars India, said the real game changer will be policy - whether the Centre brings out a new EV policy or retains the existing one. However, considering the vehicle has been showcased again, we can be hopeful that the project is not dead yet.
He said that only after there is clarity, the company would be able to assess whether such vehicles could be manufactured in the country. And for the 2018 Auto Expo, the Tamo RaceMo is one such vehicle.
Mercedes Benz lau-nched its concept electric SUV "Concept EQ". It will have a powerful electric drive of 300kW total output with a range of up to 500 km along with driver assistance systems for maximum safety, the company said. The model will compete against the and the Captur, and is expected to bridge the gap between the and the The company also has the Safari SUV in its line-up. It also showcased the working model of a hybrid vehicle.
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