The Auto Expo is all about cars and bikes with enthusiasts and the masses drooling over some newly launched models and interesting concepts. This time though, the show has been different and how? There were lots of innovational touches and also events that showed our responsibility towards the environment. There is a theme pavilion aimed at popularising the electric vehicles and giving minute details about the technology to show-goers.
The stall had models like the Maruti Suzuki Swift RE, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Tata Iris and Magic, TVS Motors E-scooter and E-3Ws, Hero E-Scooter, Mahindra’s E20 and Maxximo. Along with these vehicles the concept also had hybrid vehicles.
Vinod Dasari, Vice president of SIAM and Managing Directory, Ashok Leyland Limited said, “As a result of growing GDP, India’s primary energy consumption is expected to increase by 70% in the next ten years. The gap between domestic crude oil production and demand is widening, leading to increase in imports and consequent impact on the trade deficit. Thus, Electricity Mobility Pavilion will set a milestone to create awareness amongst consumers. This has come as a part of the composite communication strategy espoused under the National Mission on Electricity Mobility.
“Test drive of these vehicles will allow consumers to have a real life feel of these technology vehicles. This initiative shows commitment from both industry and Government of India towards sustainable mobility,” he added.
The CII is on the verge of putting together a standard for electric and hybrid mobility for our country.
This pavilion will serve the purpose of showcasing electric and hybrid technology and different vehicles from manufacturers and component manufacturers to demonstrate the industry’s readiness as a prelude to the roll-out of NEMMP 2020.