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

Laverne Mann
February 11, 2018

Auto Expo the Motor Show 2018 has witnessed eight launches and 16 unveilings from 21 auto manufacturers amongst much anticipation and exhilaration.

Tata has revealed the 45X and H5X concepts at 2018 Auto Expo in New Delhi, previewing potential "premium products" from the parent company to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

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.

Apart from that, the company displayed some new electric vehicle concepts including the UDO which is a compact two-seater concept electric mobility pod which has been conceptualized to address the traffic issues.

ETAuto reported that Honda Cars India (HCIL) unveiled the Next Generation Honda Amaze at the Auto Expo 2018 in presence of Takahiro Hachigo, president & representative director, Honda Motor Co. The SUV will be ready to migrate to an electric form when required, and will also be engineered to meet Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms.

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A new, updated Mohave has already been unveiled internationally, and the model on display in India is unlikely to be launched here. The Tiago EV and the Tigor EV draw power from an electric drive system developed and supplied by Electrica EV.

"The transformation to electric cars is inevitable in India", said Sumit Sawhney, who heads Renault's Indian business.

South Korea's Kia Motors, which is expecting to open a $1 billion Indian manufacturing plant in 2019, announced plans for an "India-exclusive" electric vehicle. It was also seen in commercial vehicles applications, specially buses.

In the two wheeler segment, TVS Motor Company today unveiled its concept electric scooter "Creon" along with a 220cc single cylinder engine concept motorbike "Zeppelin". The company showcased the concept e-SURVIVOR targeting it to take to the electric transition taking place in the country. India is the world's largest market for two wheels, with over 17 million bikes sold in the year ending March 2017.

The first day of the Auto Expo 2018 saw more than 22 OEMs unveiling 65 products and launching 14 models.

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