EV’s Gain Focus as India Chases Green Revolution in Auto Expo 2018


Published Date : Feb 14, 2018

Electric vehicles stole the spotlight at India's leading automotive exhibition, wherein the intent to eliminate polluting vehicles has producers dashing to bait consumers to their green vehicles. PM Narendra Modi's administration demands all new vehicles on India's streets to be electric by the end of 2030 to battle smog that routinely crosses hazardous levels in the country of a burgeoning 1.25 billion.

A number of automotive giants at the exhibition in New Delhi have mentioned reservations about this belligerent take off of EVs, when so little of India is prepared to charge electric autos and most consumers cannot afford high prices. However, some producers have viewed this change as a tremendous opportunity.

Mercedes Benz, which demonstrated an idea of its electric vehicle at the Auto Expo 2018, is "speculatively" prepared for a dispatch in India in 2019. Roland Volger, the MD and CEO of the organization's division in India, said the principal concern is that the legislature hasn't yet turned out with a transparent strategy on electric portability; especially, there is doubt regarding the source for pushing electric vehicles will arrive from.

Maruti has displayed a cross breed vehicle which has been a work in progress. It is labelled to be the cutting edge HEV. Hyundai Motors India Ltd has exhibited EVs that sold under the Ioniq brand name. New participant, Kia Motors Corp. is relied upon to show it is to demonstrates their whole range of electric and hybrid vehicles. Tata Motors Ltd put up six electric vehicles, most of which are electric renditions of their present line-up.