Auto expo gets electric push

Tamo Racemo Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

Auto expo gets electric push

He, however, did not disclose the investment in the electric vehicle space. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) unveiled six new electric concept vehicles and models as it showcased its strategy to shape the "Future of Mobility".

The company is showcasing six electric vehicles at the Auto Expo 2018.

Kia will compete with market leader Maruti Suzuki India and Hyundai Motor Co, and its production plans will come as a boost for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" initiative.

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.

"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".

Tamo Racemo Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

Separately, Kia'a President Han-Woo Park told reporters at the event that the carmaker would focus on launching SUVs and hatchbacks in India and was also looking at introducing a compact electric vehicle.

Autocar in the United Kingdom has been told by a spokesperson from Kia that there are no plans to sell this particular model outside India, although its impressive styling and many of its technical features will be making appearances in future global offerings.

He said that "We would also like to know the government support for infrastructure and charging stations before we decide to go ahead in the segment".

He said that only after there is clarity, the company would be able to assess whether such vehicles could be manufactured in the country.

Renault showcased its two concept electric vehicles a two-seater electric coupé TREZOR and ZOE e-Sport Concept to showcase its commitment to bring e-vehicles them in Indian market. It also displayed six electric vehicles, three in the commercial vehicle segment-the 2m electric bus, Magic EV, and Iris EV-and the Tiago EV, Tigor EV, and Racemo EV in the passenger auto category. It also unveiled two scooters - "Maestro Edge 125" and "Duet 125". The wide front grille is another big feature of the SP Concept, which is a lot less pinched in the middle as those seen on the company's most recent models. Hero MotoCorp unveiled a 200cc adventure motorcycle "Xpulse".

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