The Auto Expo 2018, is all about mobility for the future and there`s no doubt that the way to future is electric. The stunning cars at the expo this year are a must watch because of the design, technology and the futuristic technology of course.
The Auto Expo 2018, is all about mobility for the future and there`s no doubt that the way to future is electric. The government has been marching to electrify the cars and the mega auto event saw most of the automobile gaints taking some action on this front. The Auto Expo 2018 is the right platform to showcase electric cars which are in fact the future of mobility in India bringing ‘transformotion’. There are a number of manufacturers who brought out future technologies in the form of concepts which will eventually go on to become production models. The stunning cars at the expo this year are a must watch because of the design, technology and the futuristic technology of course.
Mercedes EQ Concept
Mercedes displayed the EQ electric car concept at 2018 Auto Expo and became the star of the company`s stable. The main feature distinguishing the future electric EQ models that comes with a white-illuminated Mercedes star and integrates the light elements under one surface. The company claims a power output of 400hp and a driving range of up to 500 km on a single charge. Despite its sheer size, Mercedes says the concept is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in under 5 seconds.
Tata RaceMo Electric
The all-electric version of the Racemo is christened the `Racemo +-` and comes equipped with a 200 bhp electric motor which gets its power from a lithium-ion battery pack. As per the company, the RaceMo boasts of a range of 350km. Racemo is a 2-seater sports car that sits under 4 metres in length (3835 mm) and sports a rear-mounted mid-engine. The Racemo is powered by the 1.2 litre turbocharged Revotron aluminium engine and surprisingly has a 6-Speed AMT with paddle shift.
The Ioniq EV is powered by an electric motor producing the equivalent of 118 bhp and 295Nm of torque. It can go from 0-100kmph time in just 10.2seconds, with a top speed rated at 165 kmph. The range of the Ioniq stands at 280km. If it comes to India, we`ll see it take the CKD route.
Renault Trezor Concept EV
The new Renault Trezor concept EV features a sleek and curvaceous carbon fibre body featuring red glazing to provide a splash of contrast. The company showcased the car at the Auto Expo 2018 and the powertrain used in Renault`s latest EV concept is taken from a Formula E car. In this application it delivers 348bhp and develops 380 Nm of torque. The rear-wheel gets enough electric power to do a 0-100kmph sprint in less than 4-seconds.
The Suzuki e-Survivor comes with four in-wheel electric motors but it`s been envisioned as a two-seater car without a roof, but what we can see is that it`s a 4x4. The extremely short overhangs at both the front and rear axles, show the compact nature of the e-Survivor concept, while the lack of wheel arches give us a glimpse into what the suspension where we get to understand that the setup is a 4x4 vehicle.