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Tamo Racemo Electric Vehicle Showcased by Tata Motors at Auto Expo 2018

Tamo Racemo Electric Vehicle Showcased by Tata Motors at Auto Expo 2018

Auto Expo 2018 will see participation from 51 auto companies against 59 in the previous show. "We are making a significant investment in EVs and will launch six new products in this segment", said N. Chandrasekaran, chairman, Tata Group, at the Auto Expo 2018.

The Expo witnessed 65 unveilings and 14 launches, including Hyundai's new Elite i20, Mercedes' Maybach S650 priced at Rs 2.73 crore and the unveiling of Toyota's mid-sized sedan Yaris and Honda's all-new Amaze, SUV CR-V and premium sedan Civic that will make a comeback to the Indian market.

"Nothing like this has ever been attempted before on a vehicle this size".

The company also showcased its 2-seater electric auto - Uniti One - along side a virtual reality demonstration of the 5-seater vehicle. "This includes two face-lifts (of existing models) two new segment (models), four full model changes and one electric vehicle", said Y.K. Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor 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.

The company also showcased a range of technologies to accelerate electrification of powertrains in India, ahead of its planned launch of an electric vehicle in India by 2020.

He said M&M would want the government to give emphasis on faster development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and support local manufacturing.

The company said a 10,000 kilometre road testing with the vehicle has been done and 84 per cent of the motorcycle parts have been designed or manufactured locally.

PTI quoted French auto major Renault as saying that it has electric vehicles in its global portfolio but will wait for clarity in the government policy before launching such products in India. The company also showcased its futuristic electric vehicle Concept EQ and E-Class all-terrain sedan at the Auto Expo in Greater Noida. Power and torque output figures aren't known at the moment.

Brands went all out to display their "eco-friendly" versions of electric vehicles from cars to busses and even two wheelers. It also unveiled two scooters - "Maestro Edge 125" and "Duet 125". Two-wheeler heavyweight Hero MotoCorp unveiled a 200cc adventure motorcycle "Xpulse".

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