Fiscal 2020-21, April 2021 vehicle registrations down (-) 38pc, (-) 28 pc: FADA

For the financial year 2020-21, the total vehicle registrations in the country were down by (-) 30%. This figure is incidentally even below the fiscal 2012-13 level, thus making it the lowest in the last eight years...

Huawei launches a full set of intelligent vehicle components for OEMs

At Auto Shanghai 2021, Huawei has launched its next-generation intelligent components and solutions, including the 4D imaging radar, AR-HUD, and MDC 810 during its Huawei Inside (HI) product launch titled "Focused ...

Pvt vehicles have 20 years, CVs 15 years for deregistration

While providing strong incentives to owners of old vehicles to scrap old and unfit vehicles through registered scrapping centres, the central government in its much awaited Vehicle Scrapping Policy has proposed that...

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...

TECHNOLOGY: Bentley Flying Spur V8 Engine: Facts And Figures

The new Flying Spur V8 has build on Bentley’s more than 60-year tradition of using cross-plane V8 engines. The V8-powered Flying Spur offers a characterful engine note, greater range between fuel stops and a reducti...

FADA registration data reveals 11pc YOY growth in Dec 2020

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) released the monthly vehicle registration data for the month of December 2020. The December registrations for the first time in FY20-21 witnessed positive gro...

Electric two wheelers witness tepid growth despite Govt subsidy, says ICRA Survey

The demand and volumes of electric two wheelers (e-2Ws) have witnessed a very lackadaisical growth in recent years and despite the government’s thrust on adoption of electric vehicles (EV).

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...

V4 Granturismo: the engine for the next generation of Ducati Multistrada

Italian motorcycle major Ducati has presented the new V4 Granturismo, the engine that will equip the long-awaited new generation of Ducati Multistrada, which is going to be unveiled on November 4, 2020.

Electric two-wheeler  sales up in Sept 2020 by 72%, says SMEV

The electric two-wheeler industry is showing signs of revival. According to the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), in September 2020, sales of High-Speed Electric two-wheelers (HS E2W) have increa...

Maruti Suzuki, Delhi Police complete 2nd phase of road safety measures

After successfully implementing Automated Red Light Violation Detection (ARLVD) and Speed Violation Detection System (SVDS), Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Delhi Police have strengthened their commitment further to...

Tata Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

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...

Kia Motors India sells 8583 units in March 2020, Emerges as No.3 car manufacturers in country

Kia Motors India, wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, sold 8,583 units for the month of March 2020. The company sold 7,466 units of Seltos and 1,117 units of Carnival during the month. While Kia Motor...

M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Krishna Maruti, Bharat Seats gear up to make ventilators, masks

Unmindful of the huge losses that the auto industry is incurring because plant shutdowns as a result of the country-wide lockdown in the midst of coronavirus or covid-19 fears, several auto companies and auto compon...

Tata Motors spins off PV, EV businesses into new subsidiary

Tata Motors Ltd (TML) has spun off its passenger vehicles (PV) as well as its electrical vehicle (EV) business into a separate subsidiary. The TML Board has approved a plan to make the company’s PV as well as EV bus...

Renault, Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai suspends production

Renault India and Nissan India have temporarily suspended production at its Alliance manufacturing facility, Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd. (RNAIPL) in Chennai.

Mahindra Ecole Centrale develops Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) has announced the launch of its first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) named Black Pearl. Created by MEC students and mentored by their professors, the Black Pearl is a self-propelle...

CBI books former Maruti MD Jagdish Khattar in Rs 110cr PNB loan fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked former Maruti Udyog (now Maruti Suzuki) Managing Director and founder of Carnation Auto (the company was recently sold to Mahindra First Choice Services) Jagdish ...

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...

MulticoreWare, Uhnder to help accelerate automotive radar development

MulticoreWare Inc. has collaborated with Uhnder to help drive both software and hardware development of Uhnder’s radar technology.

Dürr presents first automatic guided vehicles for paint shop of future

Automobile production of the future is moving away from the production line and toward modular workstations. An important feature is flexible automatic guided vehicles or AGVs for short. Dürr presented for the firs...

GoMechanic inks services, maintenance partnership with Revolt Motors

GoMechanic, a network of technology-enabled car service centres announced a services and maintenance partnership with Revolt Motors, makers of India's first AI-enabled electric motorcycle. The partnership is part of...

CCI slaps Rs 17 crore penalty on Japan’s JTEKT for “cartelisation”

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has in its latest order imposed a penalty of Rs 17.07 crore (Rs 17,07,31,443/-) on Japan based JTEKT/ JSAI , manufacturers of power steering for automobile manufacturers In ...

Indian Army officials to use electric cars in New Delhi

The Indian Army in step with government policies on environmental protection has launched an ecological initiative with employing electric cars for use of its officials in New Delhi in partnership with Energy Effici...

Guardians to be jailed, fined for offences by juveniles driving vehicles

Very soon, traffic violations will invite huge penalties for motorists in India as the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajya Sabha.

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...

Steep hike in private ICE vehicle registration fees proposed

In order to boost the buying and use of electric vehicles in the personal passenger vehicle segment in future, the government is proposing a steep hike in the fees for issue and renewal of registration of private ve...

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

Balbir Singh Dhillon is new Head, Audi India effective Sept 1, 2019

Audi India has elevated Balbir Singh Dhillon who is currently heading Dealer Development as Head, Audi India, effective September 1, 2019.

Jaguar Land Rover, BMW Group announce collaboration for next gen electrification technology

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group have confirmed they are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies, a central pa...

MG Motor India commences commercial production of Hector from Gujarat

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India, part of the mammoth China based SAIC Group, rolled out the first production version of Hector from its state-of-the-art facility at Halol in Gujarat. Hector, MG’s first car in India,...

Desay SV completes acquisition of German antenna technology company ATBB

On March 13, 2019, Huizhou Desay SV Automotive Co., Ltd. announced the closing of the acquisition of Antennentechnik ABB Bad Blankenburg GmbH (ATBB), an advanced antenna technology company based in Germany. This mar...

Bosch Two-Wheeler & Powersports Business Unit to benefit from India growth story

After the successful introduction of ABS and motorcycle stability control (MSC) technologies, Bosch has introduced its first advanced rider assistance systems for motorcycles, comprising adaptive cruise control, for...

Continental increases manufacturing of airbag control units in India

Keeping its commitment to Vision Zero, a world with zero road crashes, zero fatalities, and zero injuries, technology company Continental has added a new assembly line to manufacture airbag control units (ACUs) at i...

Continental India clocks 1 million instrument clusters in 2018

Technology company Continental has clocked production and sales of one million instrument clusters in India in 2018, the highest annual milestone for the product achieved by their Central Electronics Plant in Bangal...

BMW Group presents vision of intelligent connectivity

At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8 – 11, 2019, the BMW Group presented its vision of intelligent connectivity to the public, highlighting the potential for future individual mobi...

NVIDIA Introduces DRIVE AutoPilot at CES 2019

NVIDIA announced the world’s first commercially available Level 2+ automated driving system, NVIDIA DRIVE AutoPilot, which integrates multiple breakthrough AI technologies that will enable supervised self-driving ve...

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.

New Magneti Marelli Electronic Control System for the Moto2

The new Electronic Control System developed by Magneti Marelli for the upcoming season of Moto2 was presented during the Technical Press Conference organised by Dorna at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia to present ...

Microdot technology, a powerful car theft deterrent

South Africa based Recoveri, manufacturer and exporter of technologically superior micro tag identification and trace solutions for vehicles and other movable domestic and corporate assets worldwide is entering Indi...

SEG Automotive expects huge demand for SC60 Start/Stop starter motor

SEG Automotive, the pioneers of Start/Stop technology in vehicles, is confident that its new extra-compact SC60 Start/Stop starter motor it will be able to conquer developing markets like India and China, since it p...

Magneti Marelli exhibits latest innovations at CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai

Following its appearance at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas in January, Magneti Marelli is repeating its commitment by participating in CES Asia 2018 which is taking place from June 13 to 15 in Shanghai...

ICAT inaugurates new modern automotive test facilities

The International Centre for Automotive Technology ICAT) based in Manesar on the outskirts of Delhi inaugurated several new modern test facilities for vehicles on May 29, 2018. These were installed as a part of the...

Dana demonstrates truck, all-wheel drive and electric gearbox technologies

Dana Incorporated recently showcased its advanced driveline solutions to global automotive manufacturers during its winter test events in Arjeplog, Sweden, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The tests demonstrate...

Yamaha commissions 1100 KW solar power plant at Chennai facility

Yamaha Motor India Group has installed a 1100 KW roof top solar power plant at company’s manufacturing facility in Chennai. With this new installation, the total solar capacity of Yamaha’s Chennai plant has increase...

Continental develops third generation of ABS

Safe, controllable and optimum brake performance at all times – these are just some of the things that drivers want from their brake systems and hence result in increased automation. Technology company Continental h...

Brembo launches two Bybre products for scooters, motorcycles

Brembo Brake India which is engaged in development, production and sales of disc brake systems for 2 wheelers with the Bybre brand has launched two new products for the scooter and motorcycle segment at the Auto Ex...

India’s first BS VI compliant vehicle- Mercedes-Benz S 350 d

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for I...

Continental inaugurates new production line in Bengaluru electronics plant

Reiterating its commitment to localisation in India, technology company Continental inaugurated its new line for the production and assembly of Electronic Control Units (ECU) for two-wheeler and passenger car Anti-l...

Continental develops digital rear-view mirror without split screen

Technology company Continental has presented the next generation of its ProViu Mirror digital side-view mirror. The new version of the camera system now has only one single image – and it’s large, seamless and intui...

TVS Apache RR 310 launched for Rs 2.05 lakh; Marks entry into super-premium segment

TVS Motor Company has launched the TVS Apache RR 310. The motorcycle marks TVS Motor Company’s entry into the super-premium segment, both in domestic and international markets. The TVS Apache RR310 will be availabl...

Royal Enfield launches UK Technology Centre & unveils new engine

Motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-size motorcycle (250cc-750cc) segment, unveiled its first modern twin-cylinder engine at its new Technology Centre in Leicestershire, England. This new...

Lamborghini plant doubles capacity with Urus in mind

Like the way a family gets ready to welcome a new baby, the Automobili Lamborghini’s ongoing strategic investment programme, aligned with the launch of its new Super SUV the Urus, sees its production site now double...

General Motors India to cease sales in domestic market in 2017

Barely a few weeks after announcing that it is shutting operations in its plant in Halol in Gujarat, the company has now announced that General Motors India will focus on its growing vehicle export manufacturing op...

Bajaj Auto first to comply with BS IV emission norms

Bajaj Auto has announced that it is ready to comply with EPCA’s direction of neither selling nor registering any pre – BS IV vehicle from April 1, 2017. The company announced that all its two and three-wheelers manu...

CES 2017 50th Anniversary: A wrap up

No one could have ever imagined that a consumer electronics show would one day put to shame a hard core automobile show with its display of new cars and technologies. Well, with cars today stuffed with loads of elec...

Audi, Nvidia team up to bring fully automated driving

Audi has partnered with Nvidia to use artificial intelligence in delivering highly automated vehicles starting year 2020. Audi and Nvidia are long-time partners, merging the best of automotive engineering and visual...

Ssangyong Motor Signs LOI for JV with Shaanxi Automobile Group of China

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, has announced that as part of its effort to grow in China, the company signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Shaanxi Automobile Group for a joint venture that ...

ACMA organises iAutoConnect 2016 - International Reverse Buyers-Sellers Meet

With the objective to enhance component exports globally, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the interest of the Indian auto component manufacturers, with support of Mi...

Relief for auto makers as SC lifts ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR

The Supreme Court of India on August 12, 2016 has lifted the ban on diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above but has asked affected car makers to deposit of one per cent of ex-showroom price as gre...

Mahindra Intertrade,  MSTC Ltd. JV agreement for auto shredding facility

Mahindra Intertrade Ltd., a part of the Mahindra Partners Division of Mahindra Group, and MSTC Ltd. (a Government of India enterprise) have signed a formal joint venture agreement to set-up India’s first-of-its-kind...

Volkswagen IT Services India set up in Pune

With the objective of building internal IT capabilities and offering Volkswagen Group brands across geographies a centralised IT delivery and support location, Volkswagen recently set up Volkswagen IT Ser...

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sells over one lakh units

Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s (MSIL) popular premium mid-size sedan, Ciaz, has crossed one lakh cumulative sales mark in the domestic market, in June 2016.

‘Make in India’ loses sheen in auto components industry; Records degrowth in exports

For the first time in five years, “Make in India” lost some of its sheen in the Indian auto components industry as imports increased dramatically and exports recorded a negative growth. Exports recorded (-) 3.7pc gr...

New iCAT test facilities inaugurated at Manesar

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT) hosted the inauguration of its new state of the art and modern test facilities installed as a part of the National Automotive Testing and R & D Infrastructur...

SIAM organises 10th Styling & Design Conclave

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on February 5, 2016 organised the 10th Styling & Design Conclave. The 8th Automotive Design Challenge at Hotel Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater Noida, De...

Auto Industry is a soft target; SC ban order unfortunate

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has laid out a series of facts and observations that clearly proves that by banning diesel cars with engine capacities of 2000cc through the December 16, 2015 or...

VW Group audit confirms misconduct and shortcomings

Germany based Volkswagen Group has admitted that the software-influenced NOx emissions behaviour of its cars in the US and elsewhere was due the interaction of three factors: The misconduct and shortcomings of indi...

Volkswagen India will complete evaluation of affected cars by Nov end 2015

Even though unconfirmed reports have said that thousands of Volkswagen cars in India have been affected by the diesel emissions scam, Volkswagen Group India has stated that its representatives have met Government o...

Yamaha Motor inaugurates third manufacturing unit in India

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM) has inaugurated its third manufacturing facility at the industrial park in Vallam Vadagal situated at the outskirts of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The plant was inaugurated during the ope...

Hero MotoCorp sets up global facility in Colombia, a first for the company

Leading Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL) set a historic milestone with its ‘first’ global manufacturing facility, at Villa Rica, in Colombia going operational, on September 8, 2015.

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,...

ContiTech enhances quality of water pumps in vehicles

In its 123 timing belt kits plus water pump the ContiTech Power Transmission Group covers more than 90 percent of all European vehicle models in which the water pump is driven by the timing belt. The OE-quality wate...

Toyota’s virtual crash test dummies replicate human reactions

Let us imagine that you are in a car and you know you are about to hit something. If you are the driver, you’re likely to hit the brakes and turn the wheel, that is, if you have a great presence of mind. And if you’...

Jaguar Land Rover India has a new parts distribution centre

Jaguar Land Rover India, part of Tata Motors, has opened a new Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) for the country, in Bhiwandi, near Mumbai. This state-of-the-art facility, spread over 70,000 square feet, will have reg...

Bosch drive systems for Porsche hybrid models

For Porsche’s 918 Spyder, the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid that are basically plug-in hybrids, the company relies on an innovative drive system from Bosch. The possibilities offered by the combinat...

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...

Ministry against ban on 15 years old private motor cars

Owners of old cars in Delhi and elsewhere can now heave a sigh of relief as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has not endorsed the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order of banning more than 15 years old ve...

Union Budget reactions from the Indian auto industry

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget for the year 2015-16 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2015.

Electric Motor scores over internal combustion engine in Union Budget 2015-16

The Electric Motor seems to have scored over the conventional internal combustion engine in the Union Budget 2015-16. And rightly so! The electrical vehicle industry has been bleeding profusely in the last few years...

Toyota to tests SiC Power Semiconductor Technology

Using a Toyota Camry hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation will bring a brand new technology to the streets of Japan for testing in 2015. The tests will evaluate the performance of silicon c...

Joe King, celebrities inaugurate Audi 2nd outlet in Bengaluru

Nowadays, an inauguration of a luxury car dealership is all glitz and glamour. True to its style, Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, inaugurated its second world-class showroom in Bengaluru which saw the pres...

New Advisory Board for Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems

Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, LLC, headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, announced that effective January, 2015, Satish Khatu, former IBM General Manager, Global Industrial Sector, Helmut Ma...

Bosch Chairman connects lives with humour and meaning at CIS 2015

Dr. Werner Struth, Chairman, Robert Bosch LLC and Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH combined these attributes at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) t...

Modern technology on traffic at Traffic Infra Tech Expo 2015

The 4th edition of Traffic Infra Tech Expo 2015 and the first Parking Infratech 2015 were held in New Delhi on January 7, 2015. The expo showcased several comprehensive and definitive technology and system on traffi...

TRW highlights expansion of electronics group at CES 2015

TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation will be highlighting the expansion of its electronics group – and in particular the growth of its dedicated Automated Vehicle team at the International CES 2015.

Continental’s ‘Power of intelligent mobility’ at CES 2015

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, Continental is highlighting how automotive electronics benefit from connecting the vehicle to the cloud under the company’s exhibition theme, “the power of intelli...

At BMW Welt, there is much more to just taking delivery

It’s almost unbelievable. It’s not a dealership and there is none like this in India. In fact, a lot of people globally may not have even have heard of this concept. BMW Welt in Munich, Germany has been a major att...

Crash tests mandatory for new vehicles from Oct 1, 2017: Govt panel

A committee constituted by Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MORTH), Government of India, for creating a New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) on the lines of the Global NCAP has decided that test facilities for I...

Constitution Amendment Bill on GST tabled in Lok Sabha

After the Union Cabinet approved the proposal for introduction of a Bill in the Parliament for amending the Constitution of India to facilitate the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the country on Dece...

Two-wheelers need to meet BS-IV norms from April 1, 2016

Bharat Stage(BS)-IV emission norms for vehicles shall be mandated in India for two wheelers manufactured on or after April 1, 2016 for new types of vehicles models. Exactly a year later from April 1, 2017 this norm...

New safety standards for Indian cars mandatory by 2020, says Govt

The Indian government is taking steps towards harmonisation of national regulations of safety standards for passenger cars with UN-ECE regulations. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has formed a dedicated pa...

Radio taxis in India vouch for safety and reliability

In the aftermath of the alleged rape of a girl by a Uber taxi driver early December 2014, the Association of Radio Taxis, representing all the licensed radio taxi operators across India, has categorically stated tha...

Government plans crash test norms for cars

Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon. Radhakrishnan informed the Rajya Sabha on December 1, 2014 during the winter session of Parliament that the Government is planning to mandate the offset frontal...

Audi Hungaria has a new geothermal plant

An ultramodern geothermal plant is to be constructed in Pér, close to the Audi Hungaria factory in Gyor in Hungary. After going into operation in just over a year, it will supply the company with at least 82,000 meg...

Mahindra gets ready with three new platforms for 2015

If you think Mahindra & Mahindra has been outsmarted by the new entrants in the compact SUV segment in the country, then think again. The country’s leading player in utility vehicles is planning some mega surprises ...

Brembo brakes for powerful bikes at EICMA 2014

At the ongoing EICMA 2014 international motorcycle show in Milan, Italy brake genius Brembo is represented through some very powerful motorcycles. Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of disc br...

Isuzu launches D-Max, MU-7 in UP market

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited, the Japanese automobile maker and global diesel engine expert with products like the D-Max pic up truck and MU-7 sports utility vehicle has inaugurated its first dealership in Noi...




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