Auto Expo: Mahindra unveils wide range of e-vehicle concepts


Given how electric vehicles have suddenly jumped to the forefront, Mahindra has showcased a variety of electric transport options at its stall at the 2018 Auto Expo in New Delhi.

It also showcased a new electric vehicle drivetrain MESMA (Mahindra Electric Scalable Modular Architecture) and Atom, a last-mile mobility vehicle. The auto features two black panels at the front and rear that also incorporate the headlamps and tail lamps. Mahindra also showcased the e20 NXT concept which has showcased the design and feature list for the next generation e20 electric hatchback. However, the carmaker has said that it is powered by "a highly responsive" electric powertrain which is placed lower in the body to obtain a low centre of gravity.

Similarly, Maruti Suzuki unveiled the first design concept of e-Survivor.

On its first day, i.e on Wednesday, South Korean automobile manufacturer garnered maxium eyeballs with its Indian debut at the 14th edition of Auto Expo 2018.

The same idea was reiterated by Honda Honda Cars India (HCIL) President and CEO Yoichiro Ueno.

Hero Electric also unveiled eight of its global products in India, at the expo and the company said it planned to launch these products in a phased manner.

Auto Expo: Mahindra unveils wide range of e-vehicle concepts

Mercedes-Benz kick-started its product offensive with the launch of Mercedes-Maybach S 650 and showcased the unique E-Class All-Terrain and the futuristic Concept of EQ. It also unveiled two scooters - "Maestro Edge 125" and "Duet 125". He added the funding will help the company in its expansion plans and is expected to be closed by June this year. The Suzuki pavilion had 17 models showcased across scooters, motorcycles, big-bikes as well as motor sports category. The all-new MINI Countryman was unveiled at the Auto Expo and would be locally produced at the BMW Group plant in Chennai.

Another two-wheeler manufacturer Piaggio India launched the scooters "Aprilia SR 125" and unveiled the "Aprilia Storm".

India Yamaha Motor announced the launch of its super sports bike YZF-R15, a 155 cc, liquid-cooled, 4-Stoke, fuel injected engine.

Apart from various launches and the unveiling of new products by various two-wheeler makers, the first pre-open day of the Auto Expo 2018 saw the official entry of Kawasaki into the Indian market.

The company, which is a part of Lohia Group, also launched its diesel-driven three-wheeler loader Humsafar 2000 and a passenger vehicle Humsafar DLX at prices of $3030 (INR 1.95 Lakhs) and $2952 (INR 1.90 Lakhs) respectively.