Auto Expo 2018 is an automotive show held in Indian Expo Mart, Greater Noida, New Delhi. It is the second largest automotive show in the world. This event has been scheduled in the month of February this year. This show is divided into two segments. Those are,
- Auto Expo 2018 (the motor show)
- Auto Expo 2018 (components)
In the motor show segment, all the new models of cars and bikes will be displayed, and it is scheduled from 9-14th February 2018. And in the components segment, where all the components are to be displayed is scheduled between 8th and 11th February 2018. However, the Auto Expo 2018 (both the motor show and the components show) has been jointly inaugurated on 8th February 2018.
Since the Govt. has decided to turn all the vehicles to electric motor vehicles, there is going to be a launch of a lot of EV cars in this year’s Auto Expo. All the major contributors in this event i.e. Tata Motors, Mahindra United, BMW, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai are expected to display their new products.
In the two-wheelers segment, Hero Motocorp is going to launch a wide range of EV scooters along with some non-electric bikes.
Though this is the largest automotive show in India, many companies are not taking part in it. Amongst them, there are Nissan, Bajaj, Royal Enfield, Datsun, Skoda, Volvo etc. In fact, the number of non-participating companies is higher than the companies which are participating. The reason behind it is most probably the lack of Indian models and poor investment returns of these companies.