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Honda Sports EV Concept Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

10 February 2018, 02:12 | Rudolph Thomas

Honda Sports EV Concept Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

Honda Sports EV Concept Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

Based on a new platform built specifically for electric vehicles, the Sports EV gets a low and wide stance that lends it an aggressive look. Also on display at the Auto Expo 2018 were the much awaited Honda Sports EV Concept, Honda NeuV, Clarity Fuel Cell (Honda's most advanced zero emission vehicle).

Apart from that, the only EV seller in the country displayed a host of new electric vehicle concepts. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) unveiled six new electric concept vehicles and models as it showcased its strategy to shape the "Future of Mobility".

Asia's one of the largest automobile event, auto expo 2018 has begun in Greater Noida on Wednesday.

The startup will make its manufacturing facility in Haryana operational by the second quarter and will roll out 50,000 vehicles per year with an investment of $70 million.

South Korean auto maker Hyundai, which operates here through its wholly-owned arm Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), also unveiled its global electric vehicle Ioniq.

Unveiling the ConceptFutureS, Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki, said: "Our designers have created this brand new design, aggressive on the outside, and bold and inviting interiors". It will have a powerful electric drive of 300kW total output with a range of up to 500 km along with driver assistance systems for maximum safety, the company said.

The companies are betting big on the growing two wheeler sales in India which now stands at about 20 million per year.

In the premium segment, UM Lohia two wheelers Pvt Ltd showcased world's first electric cruiser - The Renegade Thor - starting at Rs 4.9 lakh.

Hinduja flagship firm Ashok Leyland unveiled its electric bus Circuit-S which is powered by its partner SUN Mobility's swappable smart battery. Transformation towards electric vehicles (EVs) is inevitable in India.

JBM Solaris Electric Vehicles Ltd, a joint venture between India's JBM Auto and Europe's Solaris Bus & Coach SA, introduced its electric bus series "Eco-Life" which will hit the Indian market in the second half of the year. It also unveiled two scooters - "Maestro Edge 125" and "Duet 125" - at the expo. The vehicle is also equipped with i3S (idle-start-stop tech) that, up until now, was seen only on Hero motorcycles.

TVS Motor Company launched Creon, a next-generation electric motor scooter; TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi Ethanol, an ethanol-powered motorcycle and TVS Zeppelin, a 220 cc futuristic motorcycle cruiser concept.



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