India plans new automobile policy

Kia makes India debut with all guns blazing

Auto Expo The Motor Show 2018, jointly organised by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and accredited by International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) is being organised from February 9 14 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Besides, Tata Motors has announced it will showcase about six electric vehicles in personal and mass mobility segments. The launch will showcase more than twenty model launches and many hybrid/electric vehicles.

About 12 startups have participated in the 14th edition of Auto Expo, with an aim to be a part of India's story of transition from internal combustion engines to electric mobility. He further said the target is to sell 2,00,000 units worldwide by 2020 and it will be achieved by entering into new markets like India. He reportedly said, "In order to stitch up a strategy (for EV segment), we are requesting to have a roadmap regarding plans for charging stations".

South Korea's Hyundai Motor is demonstrating an EV that is now being marketed around the globe. It also showcased the "45X concept" the premium hatchback based on the versatile "Agile Light Flexible Advanced" Architecture.

Actress Sonakshi Sinha raised the glamour quotient to an all-time high, at Auto Expo The Motor Show 2018 when she unveiled the iconic and awe inspiring "DC TCA".

The company plans to add a new CNG vertical and introduce new models of diesel and electric vehicles in the coming quarter, he added.

Among other electric vehicle concepts were a compact two-seater concept electric mobility pod "UDO", a futuristic urban mobility concept "Atom", lithium-ion battery powered three-wheeler "Treo" and a zero-emission electric bus "e-Cosmo".

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A potential option is to have the parade coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. But a military parade could be hard from a logistical standpoint, the Post notes.

Several auto executives, including from M&M and Honda Cars India, said the real game changer will be policy - whether the Centre brings out a new EV policy or retains the existing one.

The company is looking to expand electric vehicle segment.

Every year Auto Expo witnesses the presence of several Bollywood celebrities.

BMW Motorrad India launched the all-new BMW F750 GS and the all-new BMW F850 GS and will be available as Completely Built-Up Units (CBU) from May 2018 onwards.

Hinduja flagship firm Ashok Leyland unveiled its electric bus Circuit-S which is powered by its partner SUN Mobility's swappable smart battery. Hero MotoCorp unveiled a 200cc adventure motorcycle "Xpulse". The company showcased the concept e-SURVIVOR targeting it to take to the electric transition taking place in the country.

Honda X-Blade draws power from the same 162.7 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that also powers the Honda Hornet 160.

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