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Tata Motors showcases its electric future

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.

Companies unveiled 65 new vehicles/concepts and launched 14 products across segments on the first day.

Homegrown auto majors Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are on par with their foreign counterparts in showcasing future mobility products at the Auto Expo. "We want the government to give emphasis on the faster development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and support local manufacturing". It is likely to introduce the electric vehicle in India in tie up with Toyota Motor.

The company also unveiled its South Korean part SsangYong's G4 Rexton SUV, which is all set to launch later this year in the Indian market under the Mahindra umbrella.

Japanese auto maker Honda also displayed its NeuVConcept and Sports EV concept but said it will wait for clarity in policy for EVs in India before firming up any definite plans for the segment.

French automaker also showcased ZOE e-Sport Concept, its fully electric concept vehicle.

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He said that only after there is clarity, the company would be able to assess whether such vehicles could be manufactured in the country. Auto Expo 2018, Day 1 Highlights: Electric buses, BMW i Series, Urban Mobility Solutions, stylish bikes win the hearts!

The showcase of electric and hybrid vehicles at the expo, which also had the presence of Bollywood star Akshay Kumar and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, was not restricted only to passenger vehicles.

Mercedes Benz showcased its futuristic electric vehicle Concept EQ. The model will compete against the and the Captur, and is expected to bridge the gap between the and the The company also has the Safari SUV in its line-up. It was also seen in commercial vehicles applications, specially buses.

Besides, Electric Auto, Lohia is also showcasing dual power battery and solar run electric rickshaw and an electric scooter equipped with a lithium ion battery. The Emflux One, India's first electric superbike, is priced at Rs 6 lakh for the standard version and Rs 11 lakh for the top-end model.

Currently, Lohia Auto manufactures electric and diesel vehicles comprising two and three wheelers.

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