The 2018 Auto Expo the Motor Show kicked off with Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar among others in attendance. The biennial Auto Expo is expected to see 24 new launches and unveiling of over 100 vehicles this year which is much higher in comparison to 2016's event. These products will also be relevant to India, with a majority of them positioned in the affordable segment, previews suggest. The vehicles will be available as completely built up units (CBU). The UK has announced a ban on sales of new gasoline and diesel cars starting 2040. There was the Zoe, a mini electric vehicle, the Trezor, a two-seater electric supercar and the Renault Zoe E-Sport Concept, which is already on sale in most of the European countries. The globally acclaimed 10th Generation Civic will also be introduced in both petrol & diesel in India. China plans to cap its automobile carbon emissions by 2030. Though the government subsequently denied this target in parliament, it is still widely touted.
On the first of the two pre-open days at the India Expo Mart located in Greater Noida, automobile major Maruti Suzuki showcased "e-SURVIVOR" electric vehicle (EV) design concept. But the highlights were the six EVs and two novel platforms for its passenger vehicles segment. It will be also be showcased at the company's experience stores in Bengaluru, New Delhi, and Mumbai. The company has described it as a "performance-oriented, electric scooter concept". Greaves Cotton announced the launch of 2 new power train solutions for last mile mobility. The Tiago EV and the Tigor EV draw power from an electric drive system developed and supplied by Electrica EV.
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Pawan Goenka, managing director, M&M, said, "All fuels that meet the clean environment norms and help in reducing the dependence on oil import should be encouraged". However, Electric Vehicles (EVs) stole the limelight at Auto Expo 2018. It also displayed e-COSMO electric bus and e2o NXT, which is a refreshed version of its electric small auto e2oPlus.
South Korean auto maker Hyundai, which operates here through its wholly-owned arm Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), also unveiled its global electric vehicle Ioniq.
Four months after the showcasing of XPulse as a concept in Milan, Hero MotoCorp unveiled the first 200 cc adventure motorcycle and debuts in 125 cc scooter segment with Maestro Edge 125 and Duet 125. The company plans to launch these products throughout 2018, in a phased manner. The all-new MINI Countryman was unveiled at the Auto Expo and would be locally produced at the BMW Group plant in Chennai. In the two-wheeler space, the Auto Expo 2018 saw the official entry of Kawasaki into the Indian market.