Auto Expo 2023 Highlights: SWITCH EiV 7 electric bus for smart city travel unveiled

Auto Expo 2023 Highlights: SWITCH EiV 7 electric bus for smart city travel unveiled
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Auto Expo 2023 LIVE updates: After electric vehicles stole the show on day 1 of India's motor show, which is back after a gap of three years, the auto expo is set to see more launches and displays on the second day on Thursday. Overall, a total of 75 launches and unveils are expected to take place at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida. On the first day, the flagship motor show Auto Expo 2023 opened with the global premiere of Suzuki Motor Corporation's concept electric SUV 'eVX' which is slated to hit the market by 2025. It was followed by showcases and launches by Hyundai, Kia, Tata Motors and MG Motor. Catch minute by minute updates of day 2 of India’s Auto Expo 2023 LIVE here

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SWITCH EiV 7 electric bus for smart city travel unveiled

The electric vehicle arm of Hinduja Group company, unveiled its new electric bus SWITCH EiV 7 at the Auto Expo 2023 on Thursday, January 12. Nitin Gadkari, India's Minister of Road Transport and Highways, presented this ultramodern electric bus for smart city travel.

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Jan 12, 2023 8:25 PM

Mumbai startup unveils two self-balancing e-scooters — Liger X and X Plus

Mumbai-based electric mobility company Liger Mobility has taken the wraps off two new electric scooters, the Liger X and the Liger X Plus, at Auto Expo 2023. The company also claims that these electric scooters are also India’s first-ever self-balancing electric scooters.

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Jan 12, 2023 8:22 PM

WardWizard Innovations and Mobility launches high-speed electric scooter Mihos

Electric two-wheeler maker WardWizard Innovations and Mobility Ltd on Thursday launched its new high-speed electric scooter Mihos at the Auto Expo 2023. Priced at Rs 1.49 lakh (ex showroom), Mihos comes packed with Lithium-Ion batterty, with a charging time of four hours.

Jan 12, 2023 8:18 PM
Jan 12, 2023 5:29 PM

Auto Expo 2023 live: SUN Mobility unveils two electric mobility solutions - SwapX and S2.1 

SUN Mobility, provider of universal energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EVs), today launched SwapX, a sleek and compact, fully automated battery-swapping solution that will reimagine the future of Urban Electric Mobility. 

The company also launched its next generation of Battery Pack - S2.1, offering a higher battery power with 45 percent more range. SwapX is a plug and play battery swapping solution that caters to a mass customer base especially small and medium businesses like pharmacy chains, and department stores to set up and manage Swap Points from the convenience of their stores. The solution offered in a franchisee model will address concerns of lack of infrastructure and long charging or waiting time by increasing network density and will encourage mass-scale adoption of EVs.

Jan 12, 2023 3:05 PM
Jan 12, 2023 1:45 PM

Greaves Cotton's Primus opens for bookings to 700 dealers today

Greaves Cotton, an Indian engineering company that manufactures engines and heavy equipment, is looking to boost growth in 2023 with products across categories and price segments within the electric vehicle (EV) space. The company has a robust new roadmap for electric 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers and has launched a range of new EVs at Auto Expo 2023. The company will also be investing Rs 1,500 crore in the e-mobility business which contributes more than 40 percent to its overall business. Check the full story here 

Jan 12, 2023 1:38 PM

Auto Expo 2023: Toyota's Corolla Cross H2 Hydrogen Concept Vehicle

A 3-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbo engine utilising compressed gaseous hydrogen as its fuel powers the Corolla Cross. In general, hydrogen cars have a water vapour exhaust that is unique to the conventional IC engine. Two tanks on board will be used to store gaseous hydrogen with an operational pressure of 70 MPa. The power is directed to the front wheels. A 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission is in charge of the transmission, which may result in manual gearshifts without applying the clutch.

Jan 12, 2023 1:04 PM

Maruti Suzuki unveils new compact SUV Fronx, check features

The new SUV Fronx, on the exteriors, gets similar design features as the Grand Vitara and carries a similar front fascia and grille design, except for the new three-pod LED headlamps. At the rear, the new SUV features an LED strip running across the width of the vehicle along with Maruti’s signature LED block tail lights.  The interior of the Fronx SUV is largely similar to other new Maruti cars and comes with features like a floating touchscreen infotainment system, a wireless charger, a flat-bottom steering wheel, HUD, a 360-degree camera, cruise control and six airbags. More details here (Image credit- PTI)

Jan 12, 2023 12:33 PM

Suzuki has sold more than 3.2 million units of Jimny worldwide

The Jimny comes with half a century of heritage.

Suzuki has sold more than 3.2 million units of Jimny worldwide, in 199 countries and regions. But, to introduce Jimny to the Indian market, it had to be built as per the needs of Indian customers, Takeuchi said.

"Jimny in its five-door avatar is being unveiled first in India today. Positioned as an all-terrain, robust, compact lifestyle SUV, this authentic 4-Wheel-Drive off-roader can tackle the harshest of terrains," he added.

Jan 12, 2023 11:39 AM

Check out the features of Maruti's FRONX 

FRONX features a sporty and aerodynamic silhouette accentuated by the signature NEXWave Grille and NEXTre Crystal Block LED DRLS. It has a progressive roofline and a full LED wweeping, connected RCL that makes a distinct yet signature style statement, Maruti says.

Jan 12, 2023 11:02 AM

Maruti Suzuki unveils urban SUV Fronx and Jimny

Maruti Suzuki unveiled urban SUV Fronx, which has been conceptualised in India, and the 5-door Jimny, a rival to Thar. Hisashi Takeuchi, MD and CEO, Maruti said, "We aim to get back to 50 percent market share and be number 1 in SUV segment."

Jan 12, 2023 10:16 AM

Tata Motors to continue investing in tech, will focus on all electric car segments: N Chandrasekaran

Tata is aiming at urban mobility as well as long distance trucking and will focus on both in internal combustion and electric vehicles, Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran told CNBC-TV18 on the first day of the auto expo. 

In a brief interview, Chandrasekaran outlined Tata's priorities in the coming year and spoke about other things, including the Air India incident

Catch the full conversation here

Jan 12, 2023 10:08 AM

Auto Expo 2023 Live: MG Motor unveils Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered Euniq 7

On the second day of the auto expo, MG Motor unveiled its Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered Euniq 7.

The vehicle is is powered by PROME P390 Hydrogen Fuel Cell tech. It is a production ready Hydrogen Fuel Cell MPV that takes only three minutes to refuel and has a range of 605 km. 

Jan 12, 2023 9:40 AM

Auto Expo 2023 live| These major automakers are skipping the Indian Motor Show

While many are queuing up in the pit to come out and showcase their new offerings, especially on the EV front, the event will witness the absence of brands like Mahindra & Mahindra, Volkswagen, Skoda, Honda Cars, Nissan and Renault.

In the luxury cars segment too, carmakers like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and Volvo to Porsche, Lamborghini and Jaguar Land Rover are staying away. 

Here's a look at likely reasons for their absence

Jan 12, 2023 9:27 AM