Auto Expo 2018: Emflux Motors unveils e-bike prototype

10 February, 2018, 04:43 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • An SUV based on the SP concept will be built at Kias under-construction Indian factory

He added the funding will help the company in its expansion plans and is expected to be closed by June this year.

"Electric vehicles are the defining theme of the auto expo this year", said Kenichi Ayukawa, MD at the country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India. 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.

Homegrown auto majors Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are on par with their foreign counterparts in showcasing future mobility products at the Auto Expo.

South Korea's Hyundai Motor is demonstrating an EV that is now being marketed around the globe. This vehicle aims to promote mass adoption of electric vehicles in the country.

It will also showcase a working model of next-generation hybrid technology that promises to bring down emissions, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and accelerate electrification of power trains in India.

Apart from this, Lohia Auto pavilion at the Expo also showcases solar and battery operated e-rickshaw Humrahi Plus, Comfort Lxi- another passenger e-rickshaw, Narain LC- a loader e-rickshaw and Oma Star Li- a battery operated two-wheeler. It will have a powerful electric drive of 300kW total output with a range of up to 500 km along with driver assistance systems for maximum safety, the company said.

Speaking at the event, N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Group, said Tata Motors is committed to the future of mobility, specially the government's vision in the electric vehicles space.

Power utilities in India now do not offer concessional tariffs for charging electric vehicles, but once they do, consumers may find it financially efficient to use electric bikes like the AXLHE-20. It was also seen in commercial vehicles applications, specially buses.

The company also launched Humsafar DLX- a passenger carrying vehicle and Humsafar 2000 (loader)- both diesel three wheelers.

India's automobile market is now the world's 5th largest, with almost 3.8 million vehicles sold per year. Hero MotoCorp unveiled a 200cc adventure motorcycle "Xpulse".



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