There is a great opportunity for manufacturers to showcase their vision for the future of electric mobility in India at Auto Expo 2020. Several OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) are expected to put on stage their offerings in a bid to either gauge customer reaction or to corner their attention.
Over the past several months’ electric mobility has received a positive response in India with a number of product launches at varying price bands. Most of the major manufacturers have also revealed their intentions of bringing their respective EVs in the market in the months to come and will showcase these vehicles – in concept form or production versions – at Auto Expo 2020 which will be organised between February 7 and February 11.
People are more curious about MG Motor which had recently launched the ZS EV in India at a starting price of ₹20.88 lakh (ex-showroom). After the successful launch of Hector SUV in 2019, ZS EV is the second gem in India from MG Motor. The company has also put its effort to create a supporting infrastructure around the ZS EV and offers an eight-year warranty on the 44.5 kWh battery pack that is IP67 certified for protection against water and dust. A complimentary AC charging unit will be installed at the preferred premises of each customer while DC fast chargers are available at 10 MG dealerships across the country. Dealerships in satellite cities and towns will also have a charge set up while mobile charging units will also be deployed for 24×7 emergency services.
The ZS EV boasts of SUV proportions, a premium cabin – coupled with a sky roof which covers 90% of the vehicle’s roof and a PM 2.5 filter, and a claimed range of around 340 kilometres on a single charge. The car has dimensions of 4314 mm, 1809 mm, 1620 mm (LxWxH) which makes it longer, wider and taller than the Kona from Hyundai.
Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, will also showcase an electric SUV concept. Called CONCEPT FUTURO-e for now, this vehicle draws inspiration from geo-organic structural forms occurring in nature.
Mahindra & Mahindra will also bring to the stage its lineup of electric cars and will showcase electric versions of their highly popular XUV500, XUV300 and KUV100. Mahindra will also showcase a new futuristic concept, production-ready electric vehicles and solutions.
Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz is in electric mode as well and will showcase EQC EV at Auto Expo. Mercedes says it will only be the first of many electric offerings as it pushes itself as a key player in the field of clean mobility.
No of manufacturers in the field of an electric vehicle will try to offer their vehicles with various features. They are expected to be Okinawa’s Maxi Scooter and Hero’ s electric bike.