Mahindra group Executive Chairman and Managing Director Pawan Goenka unveil the company's Photo: PTI "At this Expo, every player is highlighting electric vehicles, eco-friendly products and concepts". Among the new products to be launched by Lohia Auto includes battery operated auto designed and developed by Lohia R&D team to provide an eco-friendly commuting solution to rural and urban India.
Another South Korean auto maker Kia Motors Corporation, which will start selling its vehicles in India from next year, said it planned to introduce a range of vehicles, including an India exclusive compact electric vehicle in the country between 2019 to 2021. "This is the main difference with the 2016 Auto Expo", said YK Koo, managing director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India.
The company also unveiled the new TUV Stinger concept which is powered by an engine from Mahindra's mHawk family delivering 140 BHP power and 320 NM of torque, a statement said.
ETAuto reported that three-wheeler brand, Lohia Auto will launch a number of e- vehicles at Auto Expo 2018. However, considering the vehicle has been showcased again, we can be hopeful that the project is not dead yet.
Mercedes Benz lau-nched its concept electric SUV "Concept EQ". The auto gives a preview of new generation of vehicles with battery electric drives.
Homegrown auto majors Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are on par with their foreign counterparts in showcasing future mobility products at the Auto Expo. Codenamed H5X and X45, the models are based on the company's advanced modular platform.
Similarly, compatriot BMW India also showcased its showcased plug in hybrid electric vehicle i8 Roadster, which will be launched in India later this year along with i3S, an electric vehicle with a range of over 280 km per charge.
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.
Two-wheeler makers, too, showcased EV concepts even as they remained non-committal about commercial launches.
Hinduja flagship firm Ashok Leyland unveiled its electric bus Circuit-S which is powered by its partner SUN Mobility's swappable smart battery.
There's no word on whether it would be making its way to the Indian roads or not.
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