Filipino distributor Terrafirma Motors of Columbian Group inks deal with Hero MotoCorp

Philippines based Columbian Group of Companies, distributors of commercial and passenger vehicles will soon be assembling and distributing Hero MotoCorp motorcycles in Philippines. A partnership has been formed betw...

Kalyani Powertrain to drive growth at Bharat Forge

Kalyani Powertrain Limited (KPTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharat Forge Ltd., is all set to drive the company’s vision for sustainable development, by investing in cutting-edge technologies. KPTL was founded i...

Advik Hi-Tech, Pure Hydrogen JV in India to produce hydrogen fuel

Indian global automotive components manufacturer Advik Hi-Tech Private Limited”) has announced that it has signed a Joint Venture (JV) with Australian clean energy Company Pure Hydrogen Corporation Limited.

High speed e-two wheeler sales jump 425pc, grabs 61pc of E2W market

The year 2021 has clearly shown that Indians have begun to prefer registered high speed electric two wheelers (E2W) as compared to non-registered low speed two wheelers. Thus, while registered high speed two wheeler...

Tech rich cars hit by semi conductor shortage; worst festive sales in decade: FADA

The rich and the well off in India want their tech-savvy cars, but there’s a huge slump in supply because of the paucity of semi conductors. Those at the lower income bracket, who are keen to buy cars, feel they rat...

Anand Group, Mando Corp set up JV company for EV components

Auto component manufacturers Anand Group of India and South Korea based Mando Corporation have announced the setting up of a new joint venture company called Anand Mando eMobility Private Limited for manufacturing a...

INTERVIEW WITH UDAY NARANG Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility

In an exclusive interview, Uday Narang, Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility talks about his company plans to enter the two and four wheeler electric vehicle space.

Electric 2 and 3 wheeler makers give thumbs up to FAME II subsidy hike

The electric vehicle industry has welcomed the Indian Government's move to increase subsidy to electric bikes and scooters by 50%, subject to those that meet the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Elect...

First 100 BYD Tang SUVs set sail for Norway

BYD, the world’s leading New Energy Vehicle (NEV) manufacturer, and one of the first to produce one million electric passenger cars globally, has shipped the first 100 European-specification BYD Tang SUVs for custom...

Interview with Vishal Mathur, Senior Vice President, LMD Truck Business, VECV

Vishal Mathur, Senior Vice President, LMD Truck Business – VECV elaborates upon VECV’s Light & Medium Duty (LMD) business in India, the company’s product offering and the several advantages offered by Eicher trucks....

Electric vehicles in Delhi achieve 20 million kilometres on road

Electric vehicles (EV) deployed in Delhi have completed 20 million kilometres on the road. This has resulted in a reduction of 500 kilograms of particulate matter emissions, contributing significantly to cleaner air...

Indian Auto Industry starts 2021 with negative January sales

The year 2021 seems to have not begun on a right note for the Indian automobile industry when it comes to domestic sales. After showing a one-time YoY growth in December, 2020, January 2021 registrations once again ...

Union Budget 2021-22: There is a buzz in the Electric Vehicle Space

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman may not have given a single sop to the electric vehicle industry but those in this electric vehicle space are upbeat over the indirect measures in the Union B...

UNION BUDGET 2021-22 & INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance may have got a standing ovation from the punters of the Indian stock market, but for the Indian auto industry, the direct benefits ...

By 2030, 4W passenger vehicles, buses will see least e-adoption at 12-15 per cent

In another decade or so, by 2030, while buses and 4-wheeled passenger vehicles will have the least level of electric adoption, it will be two and three wheelers that will see a large adoption of electric vehicles. T...

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

FCA suspends production in India in response to COVID-19 crisis

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) together with Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited (FIAPL), FCA’s joint venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, announced that it will work with the Government to temporarily ...

Delhi gets new electric vehicle policy; Industry hails move

In order to curb rising pollution, the capital city of New Delhi is serious about getting in more electric vehicles to replace IC engine powered vehicles. Announcing its EV policy, the Delhi government aims to regis...

Mercedes-Benz Lab1886 supports Rolls-Royce Power Systems

Lab1886, the innovation unit for business models within Mercedes-Benz AG, is now supporting drive and energy system provider Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG in a pilot project in the field of stationary energy supply s...

Auto industry hails GST reduction on electric vehicles

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) welcomed the government’s decision to reduce the GST rate on electric vehicles from the present 12% to 5%.

GST rate on all electric vehicles reduced from 12% to 5%

The government has announced the reduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate on all electric vehicles from 12% to 5%. The GST rate on charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles is also reduced from 18% to...

MoRTH draft notification for CMVR amendments to boost electric vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a draft notification for amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules for providing a boost to electric vehicles

Cabinet approves Scheme for FAME India Phase II for e-mobility

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal for implementation of scheme titled 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)' fo...

Hyundai, WayRay unveil next-generation visual technology

Hyundai Motor Group, in collaboration with Swiss deep-tech startup company WayRay AG, unveiled the world’s first Holographic Augmented Reality (AR) Navigation System equipped in the Genesis G80 at CES 2019.

Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.) is India’s first authorised recycler of vehicles

Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.) has become India’s first authorised recycler for motor vehicles, having received accreditation by the Delhi Government on December 21, 2018. Cero, a joint venture between Mah...

EV Motors India launches 1st public EV charging outlet ‘PlugNgo’

Electric vehicles start-up EV Motors India has joined hands with DLF, Delta Electronics India and ABB India to launch of its first public EV charging outlet ‘PlugNgo’.

CNG infrastructure development will lead to massive cut in oil bills

Developing India’s CNG infrastructure could help achieve 50pc natural gas vehicles penetration by 2030 leading to crude oil import savings of Rs 11 lakh crore.

Anant Geete assures Indian auto industry of E-mobility Vision support

Ananth G Geete, Minister of Heavy Industry & Public Sector Enterprises assured the Indian auto industry that his ministry would take them along to adopt electric mobility. He told the automotive industry that promot...

SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”. During the convention, th...

Interview with Vinod K Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus

Interview with Vinod K Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus / Mahindra Construction Equipment Divisions, Mahindra & Mahindra

Vinod K Sahay - Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus /  Mahindra Construction Equipment Divisions, Mahindra & Mahindra

Vinod K Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus /  Mahindra Construction Equipment Divisions, Mahindra & Mahindra tells Motown India Editor Roy P. Tharyan about the company's new product, t...

Slow takeoff for electric cars in India, says Bloomberg study

As dependence on conventional fossil fuels abates considerably all over the world in the coming years, electricity generated by wind, sun and batteries will define the way power is generated. The share of coal will ...

Bharat Forge Limited invests Rs 90.30 crore in Tevva Motors, UK

Bharat Forge Ltd., a Pune based global leader in metal forging, has announced a strategic investment of UK Pounds 10 million (Rs 90.30 crore approx.) in Tevva Motors (Jersey) Limited, a company incorporated and regi...

Safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart mobility mooted

There is an urgent need in India for development of mobility that is safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart. And in order to achieve this, several steps need to be taken by the government and other stakeholders. ...

Precision Camshafts acquires 51% stake in Emoss Mobile Systems B.V.

Precision Camshafts Ltd (PCL) has acquired 51% stake in Dutch electric driveline maker Emoss Mobile Systems B.V through its wholly owned Dutch subsidiary, PCL (International) Holding B.V. This is the third strategic...

Maxxis Tyres inaugurates Rs 2640 crore India manufacturing plant

Maxxis Rubber India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, the largest two-wheeler tyre manufacturer in the world, inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Sanand, Gujarat. The plant was inaugurated by Vijaybhai Rup...

Maxion Wheels to set up passenger car aluminium wheel plant in Pune

Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, held a ground breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Poojan) for constructing a 25,000 square meters plant in Khed City, Pune in the State of Maharashtra in western India. ...

Tata Motors sales grow 52% in Dec 2017; Ends 2017 with strong CV, PV sales

Tata Motors recorded a strong sales performance for December 2017. The Commercial and Passenger Vehicles domestic sales in December 2017 was at 54,627 units as against 35,825 units in December 2016, a growth of 52%...

Govt to implement Methanol 15 pc blending with petrol, says Gadkari

India is shortly going to implement Methanol 15% blending programme with petrol and the cost of petrol is expected to come down immediately by 10% and M100 programme for buses and trucks is also to be implemented sh...

Osram unveils high performance automotive lighting product range– 'Rallye’

Osram India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Osram GmbH (Germany), one of the world’s leading lighting manufacturer and the world market leader in automotive lighting, has announced the launch of its new range of high ...

BorgWarner’s HVH motor technology electrifies Scania Hybrid Bus

BorgWarner continues to drive electrification into the commercial vehicle market segment with its powerful High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) 410 electric motors. The advanced and highly efficient technology propels Scania’...

Kia Motors to invest Rs 7072 crore in plant in Andhra Pradesh

South Korea’s leading car manufacturer Kia Motors is investing US $ 1.1 billion in India to build manufacturing plant in the state of Karnataka in South India. The construction of the Kia Motors manufacturing plant ...

Motherson Sumi Systems acquires Finland’s PKC Group for Euro 571 million

Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) has acquired Finland based global auto component major PKC Group Plc for approximately Euro 571 million (Rs 4026 crore approx.)., a move that will help the Vivek Chaand Sehgal led ...

India has huge potential for auto shredding, says Minister

Keeping in mind that the country has more than 7 lakh cars and over 4 lakh trucks and buses which have reached end-of-life stage, the Indian market has a huge potential for auto-shredding. By 2025, around 28 lakh ca...

Motherson Sumi to acquire Finnish company PKC Group for Rs 4160 crore

Leading global auto components major Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) controlled by Vivek Chaand Sehgal has announced plans to acquire PKC Group Plc of Finland for around Euros 571 million (approximately Rs 4160 cr...

VRV Sriprasad - Managing Director, Volvo Buses, South Asia

Roy P Tharyan of Motown India meets up with VRV Sriprasad of Volvo Buses and discusses with him his company's progress in India and the acceptance of Volvo luxury buses in India.

Kia plant in India likely to be part of Hyundai Group US$ 73 billion global investments in 2015-18

Hyundai Motor Group has earmarked around US$73 billion in facilities and R&D between 2015-2018. The US $44 billion Kia Motors Corporation, a leading car manufacturer based in South Korea and a company which is part ...

Automotive business thrives in South India: 2016

‘Kabali’, the blockbuster Tamil movie starring south Indian superstar Rajnikanth got off to a roaring start in July 2016 across cinema halls in India. While Rajnikanth is, without doubt, a showstopper and a star to ...

INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: The fatal Chinese bite

The bite of the Chinese dragon is beginning to get fatal for the Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry. On the one hand while Indian tyre majors are facing a severe shortage of raw material like rubber in the countr...

Post fire in Subros facility, Maruti Suzuki suspends production temporarily

Following a major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) that gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar, supplies of components from the plant to Maruti Suzuki plant have been disrupted and as a result Maruti Su...

Subros Manesar facility gutted in massive fire

A major fire on May 29, 2016 (Sunday) gutted almost the entire facility of Subros in Manesar. Subros is a leading player in car air conditioning. The plant been set up in Manesar in vicinity of the Maruti Suzuki Ltd...

Actia India unveils latest End Of Line diagnostic solution for vehicles

Actia India, a JV between Actia Automotive and DMG Finance & Investments, have recently unveiled their latest End Of Line (EOL) diagnostic solutions, developed for Renault, on their latest Kwid vehicle. This is the ...

Record crowds at Auto Expo–The Motor Show 2016 as it concludes on Feb 9, 2016

After setting a new record of more than 2 lakh visitors on a Sunday, the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 saw a surge of visitors on the final day on February 9, 2016. Motown India was one of the media partners to the...

Bosch makes urban traffic safer for pedestrians

Bosch researchers have developed an assistance system that intervenes to prevent a collision with a pedestrian. At vehicle speeds up to 50 kmph, the system helps drivers brake and take evasive action. If braking alo...

Interview with Anders Grundstromer, MD, Scania Commercial Vehicles India & Sr. VP, Scania Group

Scania India a capacity of 2500 trucks and 1000 buses. We have to double that by 2017-18. We need that by then. As soon as we reach a peak in India which I hope will not take many years, then we hope to export also.

Interview with Akash Passey & Suresh Chettiar of Volvo Bus

With Volvo coming in these were the key things that changed. We bought in rear engines, brought in bus chassis, and we brought in a complete bus concept. The effect of that was very positive in the initial years esp...

Anders Grundstromer - MD, Scania Commercial Vehicles India

Interview with Anders Grundstromer, Managing Director, Scania Commercial Vehicles India & Senior Vice President, Scania Group. Interviewer, P.Tharyan, Editor,...

Akash Passey & Suresh Chettiar - Volvo Bus Corporation,  Volvo Buses India

Interview with Akash Passey and Suresh Chettiar. Interviewer P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India magazine. Video by Mohd Nasir. Mr Passey and Mr Chettiar talk about the journey of Volvo Buses India. The company is in to...

Only Rs 30,000 for your ten-year old diesel car? Nah!!!

Your ten your old diesel vehicle, whether it is a BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz or a Maruti Suzuki or Hyundai car, could fetch you a financial incentive of maybe up to Rs 30,000 in case you are staying in the National Ca...

SPECIAL REPORT ON INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: An Un-Tyre-ing Journey

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry today has a few reasons to smile and a few reasons to frown. On the one hand, after a lull in the industry while the demand for tyres in 2015-16 is seeing a growth coupled wi...

South India Special Part 1: Tamil Nadu

Five states comprising Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and the newly formed state of Telangana make up South India. Among these, it’s Tamil Nadu that is way ahead when it comes to its contribution to t...

South India Special Part 2: Karnataka

Karnataka is India’s eighth largest State in terms of area and 9th largest State in terms of population. Some of the prominent cities in the state are Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli-Dharwad,...

House Full at Auto Expo –The Motor Show 2016

Despite the absence of a few big names like Harley-Davidson, Bajaj, Daimler India Commercial Vehicle (DICV) and Royal Enfield, the entire space at the Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 to be held at the India Exposition...

Finally, the government gives a Green Push to electric vehicles

The government has formally launched a scheme that provides direct subsidies to the consumer for buying such vehicles ranging from Rs 1800 to Rs 29,000 for two wheelers and Rs 13,000 to Rs 1.38 lakh for cars. A c...

Increase in  penalty in proposed Road Transport & Safety Bill

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has proposed a draft Road Transport & Safety Bill which after wide public consultation has been circulated to the concerned Ministries for their comments before bringing it to t...

Continental working on intelligent infrared technology in cars

International automotive supplier Continental is working on intelligent infrared technology for future control designs in affordable cars, according to a press release issued by the company. Used in ever-more electr...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

Interview with Shekhar Chakravarti, Managing Director, Conveyor & Ropeway Services Pvt Ltd

The concept is unique, because non linear Ropeway travelling over existing road routes in urban cities, would be the first in the world, and therefore, could be called revolutionary, as it would constitute a 2nd tie...

India needs to learn from Sainsbury’s initiative

This truck by UK’s supermarket chain Sainsbury’s will make a lot of sense for a market like India where cyclists and pedestrians are victims of road accidents involving trucks and buses. In India, trucks and buses o...

Experts debate on innovation and auto growth

Innovation has a positive impact on the growth of the automotive industry. Automotive leaders and experts unanimously agreed that the Indian automotive industry has to embrace and adopt different innovative ways to ...

Wabco tests AMT at test track in Chennai

Wabco, a leading global supplier of CV technologies, has demonstrated its OptiDrive system, advanced automated manual transmission (AMT) technology for trucks and buses at its test track in Chennai. Wabco’s AMT syst...

Hella is part of project for traffic safety

With the goal of improving traffic safety at dusk and in low-light conditions, the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) will be sponsoring the research project “VoLiFa2020” over the next three ye...

Freewheeling retarder reduces fuel consumption

Many trucks have some form of auxiliary brakes. For almost two decades Scania’s customers have been able to appreciate just how powerful, yet smooth, effect a hydraulic retarder from Scania can provide. Besides comf...

Borgwarner begins making visctronic fan drives

BorgWarner recently began producing its electronically controlled visctronic fan drives at its new plant in Itatiba City, Brazil. By operating only when needed and precisely controlling the fan speed when engine coo...

Meritor and Brakes India sign expanded Agreement

Meritor, Inc and Brakes India, Ltd. have announced the signing of a Licensing and Technology Assistance Agreement for the manufacture and sale of Meritor ELSA air disc brakes in India. According to a Meritor stateme...

Interview with Anil Singh, Head of Manufacturing & Sourcing, AMW Motors Ltd

We have taken initiative into cost reduction through waste elimination, productivity improvement and optimum utilisation of resources. We have made a work culture where Kaizen, TPM and reduce cost of quality is the ...

ibibo group acquires bus tracking entity YourBus

Acquisition in the digital world continues and the latest is that the bus tracking and analytics firm, YourBus has been acquired by the ibibo group. This was stated by YourBus in a press release. The group had acqu...

IAC inaugurates two new facilities in India

Leading automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier, International Automotive Components (IAC), has opened two new facilities in Manesar (Haryana) and Pune (Maharashtra. IAC India is part of Luxembourg b...

ARB Bearings launches bearings for new gen trucks

India’s leading bearing manufacturer ARB Bearings Limited launched Double Row Taper Roller wheel hub bearing for new generation Heavy Trucks and Trailers including those for Volvo Buses at the 12th Auto Expo 2014 Co...

Interview with S N Sahai, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Delhi Multimodal Transport System (DIMTS)

TellTail is a mobile security application that has been developed by DIMTS in view of the increasing incidents of rapes, kidnapping and other crimes. Once downloaded on the phones, the application can help the indiv...

Scania inaugurates manufacturing facility in India

Scania Commercial Vehicles India (SCVI) announced plans to manufacture about 2,500 heavy haulage tru

Interview with Rama Shankar Pandey, MD, Hella India Lighting (HIL)

It is true that the automotive industry has been cyclical and ideally it is best not to forecast anything (growth) at this moment. So a firm has to be very agile and flexible in order to take on these cyclical effec...

Interview with Sameer Malhotra, CEO of Shriram Automall India Ltd. (SAMIL)

Interview with Sameer Malhotra, CEO of Shriram Automall India Ltd. (SAMIL)

Interview with Karan Thapar,Director- Marketing, Inventa Cleantec Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Karan Thapar,Director- Marketing, Inventa Cleantec Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Vinod Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. (VECV)

The Volvo 10x4 benefits the customers with higher productivity and lower overall operating costs. The higher capacity rock body enables the customers to derive the best-in-class productivity; thereby reducing their ...

ZF-EcoLife transmission to improve buses’ mobility

ZF Friedrichshafen AG developed the EcoLife transmission based on the needs of modern city buses

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Interview with Vikram Malhotra, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Tata Motors enters Indonesia

Tata Motors has announced its entry into Indonesia, the largest automobile market in the ASEAN. The

Scania India holds ground-breaking ceremony

Scania Commercial Vehicles India has held the ground-breaking ceremony of its industrial site in Nar

Tata Motors displays Anti-Terrorist combat vehicle

Tata Motors has showcased a new Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) at Defexpo India 2012, a highly m

Manish Sahi to lead Volvo Buses India

With India poised to play a key role in the Asia region, the Volvo Buses has announced that Manish S

Union Budget 2012-13 & auto industry

The Annual Budget 2012-13 has been tabled in the parliament and is widely believed to move and shake

Tata Motors launches Divo Luxury Coach and Starbus

Tata Motors has launched the Tata Divo, a luxurious long distance inter-city travel bus and the Tata

Mercedes-Benz India launches city bus

After its successful entry into long-distance inter city bus segment, with the introduction of the 2

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

Interview with Sumit Arora, Research Director—Automotive, Ipsos Marketing

Akash Passey promoted as VP, Business Region Intl

With 50pc of the Volvo Buses’ business planned to come from Asia by 2015, the company today informed

Eicher bus body manufacturing plant at Dhar (MP)

VE Commercial vehicles limited (Volvo Group and Eicher Motors JV) has done the ground breaking cerem

Scania to set up new  facility in Bangalore

Scania Commercial Vehicles India will set up a plant in Narasapura Industrial Area, Bangalore. This

Kamal Nath unveils Ashok Leyland’s Jan Bus

Kamal Nath unveils Ashok Leyland’s Jan Bus Union Minister of Urban Development Kamal Nath unveiled t




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