Tata H5X | First look | Autocar India

Tata H5X | First look | Autocar India

Tata H5X | First look | Autocar India

Auto Expo is the largest gathering of auto manufacturers in India. The biggest motor show in Asia will see participation from a number of automobile manufacturers with new launches, concepts and more.

Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the electric three wheeler vehicle, which offers central locking and Global Positioning System, boasts a mileage of 80 km while running at speeds of up to 30 km per hour. The company also showcased its futuristic electric vehicle Concept EQ and E-Class all-terrain sedan at the Auto Expo in Greater Noida.

Maruti Suzuki India plans to start selling its first EVs in 2020.

Kia Motors showcased its utility hybrid vehicle Niro which the company is pitting against Toyota's Prius. Transformation towards electric vehicles (EVs) is inevitable in India.

The company also showcased its 2-seater electric auto - Uniti One - along side a virtual reality demonstration of the 5-seater vehicle. The concept electric auto has autonomous driving capability, among other features. It also announced the launch of nine new models, including an EV in the Indian market by 2020.

The combination of hurdles means that electric vehicles are still a drop in the ocean for India's automotive market, now the world's fifth largest and forecast to become the third biggest - behind the USA and China - by 2020. It also features smartphone connectivity, cabin pre-cooling, location tracking and monitors your driving pattern and battery status. It is based on Tata's brand new ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) architecture.

TVS Motor on Wednesday unveiled its electric scooter concept Creon and a 220cc single-cylinder engine bike Zeppelin at the Auto Expo 2018.

Jayant Tata Performance (JTP) has revealed sportier versions of the Tata Tigor and the Tiago at the ongoing Auto Expo. However, considering the auto has been showcased again, we can be hopeful that the project is not dead yet. Tata Motors has already started road testing the auto. According to Renault, the Zoe is flawless for the Indian market and will introduce it when the proper ecosystem is built for electric cars in India. The engines are supplied by two batteries with a storage capacity of 40 KW that allows full power to be achieved. However, you can safely expect us to update you with data on parameters like the range, top speed, 0 to 100 kmph, etc in a while.

India's oldest carmaker Maruti Suzuki also didn't leave any stone unturned to join the EV bandwagon. Pahwa said: "Our well rounded strategy has put the customer at the centre of all our thoughts and actions and is taking us forward on our journey of growth." officially started its operations as part of the Indian subsidiary of in 2017.

Notably, Tata Motors had won a major tender of 10,000 electric vehicles from the government-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) a year ago, however, the numbers were reduced due to a partial order being passed on to Mahindra. The Racemo comes with a ground clearance of 165 mm and this is important as far as Indian road conditions are concerned but it will also come down to what the suspension setup is like on the auto and we'll know more when we get a chance to drive it. The Tata Tamo Racemo made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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. They also showcased BSVI ready versions of its Diesel and CNG powertrains that it now supplies to over 30 OEMs in the 3-wheeler and micro-4 wheeler segments.

The company plans to expand its portfolio to 15 products by the end of this fiscal as it looks to introduce new categories and variants in diesel and electric three wheelers. The motorcycle comes with a 5 speed transmission gearbox and produces a 30 KW of power along with 70 NM of torque.

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