AutoExpo2018: Lohia Auto launches electric three-wheeler Comfort E Auto

The Renault Zoe can do a 0-100 kmph in just 3.2 seconds

Expanding it's product portfolio, two and three wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor forayed into the 125cc scooter segment, with the launch of NTORQ, priced at Rs 58,750 in New Delhi.

The company has priced Comfort E Auto HS at Rs 1.49 lakh (ex showroom Delhi) and comes with facilities such as central locking and Global Positioning System.

Greater Noida: Startups, electronic vehicle players and the firms entering India were at the forefront on the 2nd day of the biennial Auto Expo 2018 here on Thursday, showcasing a range of products from scooters to bikes to cars.

It would have a Lithium-ion battery and could run up to 30 km per hour and offers a mileage of 80 km.

The 14th edition of the "Auto Expo - The Motor Show" 2018 will be opened for the public from Friday.

Kia will compete with market leader Maruti Suzuki India MRTI.NS and Hyundai Motor Co 005380.KS , and its production plans will come as a boost for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" initiative.

"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. Top homegrown auto makers Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Tata Motors took the covers off six each new electric vehicle concepts or models. It also showcased the "45X concept" the premium hatchback based on the versatile "Agile Light Flexible Advanced" Architecture. The vehicle is also equipped with i3S (idle-start-stop tech) that, up until now, was seen only on Hero motorcycles. The company is expected to launch its first EV in India by 2020. It also unveiled two scooters - "Maestro Edge 125" and "Duet 125". The e-Auto also sports telescopic hydraulic shocker at the front and a leaf spring shock absorber at the rear. Meanwhile, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India unveiled a total of 11 two-wheelers, including a new 160 cc motorcycle, "X-Blade".

Piaggio India launched the Aprilia SR 125, unveiled the Aprilia Storm and introduced an innovative smart mobile connectivity feature for Vespa and Aprilia.

Auto Expo 2018 would witness around 24 automobile launches and over 100 unveiling of various products inclusing the two-wheeler and four-wheeler both.

In 2017, it had sold over 1,64,000 lakh motorcycles. Pahwa said: "Our well rounded strategy has put the customer at the centre of all our thoughts and actions and is taking us forward on our journey of growth." officially started its operations as part of the Indian subsidiary of in 2017.

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