Auto Expo 2018 : Electric Mobility will be the Flavor

Keeping in line with the government’s mission of having only electric vehicles on road by 2030, electric mobility seems to be the flavor of this year’s auto expo with companies including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and Mahindra, Tata Motors, Toyota, Hyundai, BMW and Mercedes Benz lining up showcases and launches as the country gears up for shifting towards eco-friendly vehicles.

The Auto Expo, to be held at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh, will be open for public from February 9-14.

Country’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki, will showcase a concept electric compact SUV, e-Survivor. The concept vehicle symbolises Maruti Suzuki’s commitment to helping develop the entire life-cycle of EVs in India, including local manufacturing of components, charging infrastructure and recycling of batteries.

Tata Motors has announced it will showcase about six electric vehicles in personal and mass mobility segments. It will present 26 smart mobility solutions across its platform.

Currently, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is the only carmaker  that has commercially launched EVs in India – the e2o hatchback and the eVerito sedan. It will showcase six new electric vehicles, including two futuristic concepts.

Japan-based firm e-Gle also plans to tie up with Indian firms to commercialie the prototype of its electric car. Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) will be unveiling Ioniq EV where as Hero Electric, the country’s largest electric two-wheeler manufacturer,  plans to unveil three of its global products t Indian market.

With global warming fears looming large, many countries have fixed targets for completely doing away with vehicles running on fossil fuel this Auto Expo is an Indian effort in that direction.