While the Union Budget took the centre stage this week, electric vehicles managed to get ample media attention, thanks largely to the upcoming Auto Expo 2018. To be held between February 9 and February 14 in Delhi/NCR, the auto show will see major automotive companies like Tata Motors, Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki showcasing futuristics EV concept cars.
South Korean carmaker Hyundai is gearing up to launch an electric vehicle in India by 2019, a year before Maruti Suzuki will enter the segment. To that end, the company has committed $1 Bn towards the Indian market. UK-headquartered Jaguar Land Rover (JRL), on the other hand, has announced that it will wait for India to have an EV Policy before introducing electric cars in the country.
In other news, India’s first EV maker Mahindra and Mahindra is reportedly set to the market of electric cabs. Additionally, the Mumbai-based company is planning to convert its EV manufacturing unit into a supplier of electric car parts. Self-drive car rental platform Zoomcar, on the other hand, has set a target to onboard 12,500 electric vehicles by 2020.
On the international front, California is aiming to increase electric vehicle sales, having set a target of 5 Mn zero-emission vehicles by 2030. In response to a recent report on possible manufacturing issues and delays with Tesla’s Model 3, the US-headquartered company has released a statement, denying any delay in the production of the electric luxury sedan.
Given that so much has been happening in the country’s electric vehicle sector, we bring to you the tenth edition of the weekly EV roundups.
Tata Motors To Unveil Six Electric Vehicles At Auto Expo
Electric vehicles will be the focal point at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018, with several automotive giants showcasing their own electric concept cars. Homegrown automaker Tata Motors will reportedly unveil a range of six electric vehicles across personal as well as mass mobility categories.