Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India nurtures Evnnovator

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) is nurturing Evnnovator, a startup that aims to transform the EV industry by providing a comprehensive EV charging experience to the end-users.

JLR prepares for advanced electrified, connected future with new testing facility

Jaguar Land Rover, part of the Tata Motors Group, has taken another step towards a new era of electrification and connectivity by opening a facility to test the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio ...

In a first, electric car Nexon EV from Tata Motors catches fire

A Tata Nexon electric car caught fire in Vasai area in Mumbai, Maharashtra late June 22, 2022. Incidentally, the Nexon EV is the highest selling electric car in India. Though in the recent past there have been sever...

Okinawa emerges electric two wheeler champ, reveals FADA data

If there is one clear leader in the electric two wheeler space in India, it is Okinawa Autotech. According to retail sales data released by the Federation of Automobile Dealer Associations (FADA) for the month of Ma...

Two wheeler retail sales take a hit in May 2022, says FADA

Retail sales of two wheelers, primarily comprising of IC engine powered vehicles, slumped in the month of May 2022 as compared to May 2019.

Maruti Suzuki campaign to promote use of genuine parts, accessories

Maruti Suzuki announced the #ChooseGenuine campaign, promoting the usage and importance of genuine parts and accessories. The campaign aims at providing Maruti Suzuki car owners with easy accessibility to genuine pa...

Mecwin India signs Rs 1,500 cr deal with Tatva Group in EV retrofitting space

In its endeavour to revolutionise the promising EV retrofitting segment, Bengaluru-based Mecwin India, the fastest-growing electric vehicle motor manufacturing company, is foraying into the little-explored electric ...

MSTI: Where a scrapped vehicle is laid to rest and recycled

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), the largest car makers in the country is now into the crushing business. Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited is a 50:50 joint venture between Maruti Suzuki India Limited and T...

Yamaha Motor invests in Malbork, an EV service provider

Yamaha Motor Moto Business Service India (MBSI) announced its entry into the EV segment for 4 - wheeler asset management services by partnering with Malbork, a Bangalore based all electric sustainable energy powered...

MG Motor India partners with engineering colleges to bolster skill development

MG Motor India announced its plan to extend cars to select engineering colleges in Gujarat. This partnership will enhance technological skill sets in students under the MG Nurture initiative, thereby helping in brid...

Mercedes Benz leads in luxury car sales in India with 11,242 units in 2021

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz continued its firm leadership position in the country’s luxury car segment for a record seventh year in a row. In a pandemic hit 2021 calendar year, Mercedes-Benz India delivered 11,24...

Hero Electric to deliver 1000 e-scooters to Turtle Mobility by end 2022

Hero Electric announced its partnership with Turtle Mobility, a startup offering last-mile delivery connectivity solutions to e-commerce and grocery companies. Hero Electric will deliver 200 scooters by the end of 2...

Two-wheeler retail sales slide 20pc in December 2021: FADA

The Indian two-wheeler industry took a severe beating in domestic sales in the month of December 2021 as compared to December 2020 for a plethora of reasons that included high cost of ownership, bad rural sentiment,...

E-bike sales will continue to increase rapidly in coming years

The India e-bike market was valued at USD 1.02 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 30 million by 2026.

Valeo’s 2nd gen LiDAR in new Mercedes-Benz S-Class with level 3 automation

France based Valeo has announced that the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, capable of reaching Level 3 automation, is the first car in the world to be equipped with its LiDAR, the second-generation Valeo Scala.

Maruti Suzuki, largest car makers are now car crushers

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), the largest car makers in the country is now all set to become the largest car breakers of the country. The company has set up a vehicle scrapping and recycling unit at Noida in the s...

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...

ePropelled unveils groundbreaking Electric Vehicle Motor System

ePropelled, the Massachusetts-based technology company that offers leading-edge electric propulsion systems, has announced the release of a groundbreaking new electric vehicle (EV) propulsion system to be showcased...

Schaeffler showcases innovations in field of e-mobility

Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has presented its vision of sustainable mobility in its “On Track to Sustainable Mobility” showcase at IAA Mobility 2021. Along with product innovations such as its 3-in...

Ford to cease manufacturing vehicles in India: shuts down plants

Ford India has announced that it will cease manufacturing vehicles for sale in India immediately. The manufacturing of vehicles for export will wind down at Sanand vehicle assembly plant by Q4 2021, and Chennai engi...

Motherson, Marelli to get into smart illuminated exterior body parts for cars

Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group BV (SMRPBV), (a Motherson Group company), has signed an MOU with Marelli Automotive Lighting to explore a new technological partnership focused on smart illuminated ext...

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.

Sterling Gtake bags Rs 60 crore order for high speed electric 2W application

Sterling Gtake E-mobility Ltd (SGEM), NCR-based motor control units (MCUs) manufacturer for electric vehicles has announced that it has secured an order worth Rs 60 crore for MCUs from a leading 2W EV OEM.

Hindustan Motors, Hind Motor Railway Station and the iconic Ambassador

Can you recall any Indian automobile manufacturer that has a railway station named after it? Yes, the iconic Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HML) has one named after it and it goes by the name of “Hind Motor” railway station...

Ola EV is new, fully electric vehicle only category, available across London

Ola, one of the world’s leading mobility companies, announced that it is launching a new electric vehicle category on its ride hailing platform, which will allow riders to specifically book rides in a fully electric...

Indian auto companies shut down, divert oxygen for medical purposes

Indian auto companies like JCB India, MG Motor India, Maruti Suzuki and Hero MotoCorp have either shut down or are shutting down their plants for a few days as a result of the prevailing covid-19 conditions. Some of...

Mahindra offers customers India’s first one-stop solution for vehicle scrapping

Mahindra & Mahindra has signed an MoU with Mahindra MSTC Recycling Private Limited (MMRPL) towards offering its customers first of its kind end-to-end solution for scrapping of vehicles. MMRPL is engaged in the busi...

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...

Automotive Skills Development Council signs MoU with Magic Billion

The Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Magic Billion to explore possible future opportunities to impart genuine and specialised overseas opportunities to ...

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 ...

Earth Energy EV to launch six new electric scooters and commercial vehicles

Earth Energy EV, an automotive startup has announced its plans to launch six new commercial and non-commercial vehicles commercially in the market this year. The company plans to introduce electric vehicles with 96%...

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...

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...

Toyota, Honda to test mobile power generation / output system

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (Honda) will create a mobile power generation/output system, Moving e

JLR develops  contactless touchscreen to help fight bacteria and viruses

New contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Cambridge will help keep drivers’ eyes on the road and reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses in a post COVID-19 world.

BMW Group India recommences operations at plant, dealerships

BMW Group India has restarted operations on June 1, 2020 in accordance with government guidelines. Consumers can once again safely explore and experience the complete range of BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad products at ...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Indian auto industry puts best foot forward

In spite of the fact that the Indian auto industry will be incurring a loss of approximately Rs 50,000 crore in turnover for the 21-day plant shutdown as a result of the countrywide lockdown due to the ongoing coron...

Indian auto industry stares at Rs 48,300 crore loss for 21 days closure of plants

The auto industry will be very adversely impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The shutting down of plants temporarily by all auto OEMs and component manufacturers across the country will trigger a loss of more t...

Auto Industry hit by coronavirus fears, as companies worldwide halt production

The global auto industry is in a recession, while the Indian auto industry has been bombarded with woes of its own. And to make matters worse for everybody, the coronavirus fears have now forced several companies to...

Shriram Automall acquires Bluejack, an  online car  auction platform

Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL) which is backed by Shriram Group & CarTrade, has acquired BlueJack, an online car selling portal in a bid to accelerate its offline auction market position with online used ca...

Mahindra Electric launches new brand identity

Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd unveiled a new corporate brand identity with a new logo and tagline - ‘Spark the New’. The new brand identity is meant to give the brand a renewed thrust to achieve its global ambition...

Kia Motors announces ‘Plan S’ for EV, mobility solutions by 2025

Kia Motors Corporation has announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification and ...

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...

Bosch develops In-car, camera-based life-saver

How many of us have experienced a momentary loss of attention while driving a car? It could have been a micro seconds shut eye, it could have been a distraction where you may have taken your eyes off the road like l...

Gadkari leaves behind a belligerent tone and assures auto industry

For Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, it’s been a journey from taking on a confrontationist attitude to one of being benign and accommodating. At the 59th Annual Convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufactu...

Maruti Suzuki BS6 compliant vehicles find wide acceptance

Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that it has received enthusiastic response from its customers for the BS6 range of vehicles.TheBS6 models offered by the company currently constitute around 70% of the total pet...

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.

KSL Cleantech Limited, Huaihai Holding Group JV for electric vehicle business

KSL Cleantech Limited (formerly known as Kirti Solar Limted) has entered into a Joint Venture (JV) with the China’s Huaihai Holding Group, one of the largest companies in the field of electric mini vehicles.

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%.

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

Government EV targets need to be practical says auto industry

The Indian auto industry is not too happy with the aggressive road map being laid out by the government in bringing electric vehicles into the country. Both the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and ...

Shell launches e-fluids to optimise electric vehicle performance

Shell has launched a new range of fluids specifically designed to work in battery electric vehicles (EVs).These E-Transmission Fluids, E-Thermal Fluids and E-Greases will make battery EVs perform better and be more ...

ICAT geared up to boost electric mobility through testing services

As India moves towards adopting complete electric mobility by 2030, the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), located in Manesar, in the northern automotive hub of India, have begun to offer testing...

Interview with Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT)

Interview with Dinesh Tyagi, Director International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) on Nugen Mobility Summit 2019

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...

Skoda, Volkswagen Group India inaugurate the new Tech Centre in Pune

Skoda and Volkswagen Group India have inaugurated a new Technology Centre in Pune, India. The opening ceremony was attended by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and other government officials. On behalf of the Volks...

Continental robots show their delivery prowess

Technology company exhibited how a driverless vehicle could be used to stage and deploy delivery robots, taking packages all the way to the consumer – even when they’re not able to physically receive them.

Hyundai walking car concept is the future of  first responder industry

Any first responder will tell you that the first 72 hours following a natural disaster are the most crucial to saving lives. However, often times due to the nature of the disaster (forest fire, earthquake, hurricane...

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...

International Passive Safety Seminar calls for road safety and safe vehicles

The 2nd International Passive Safety Seminar (iPASS-2018) was conducted at ICAT, Manesar on December 13 and 14, 2018. The theme of the seminar was “Safe Vehicle, Safe Life”. The seminar aimed to spread the awareness...

China’s SAIC Motor Corporation to leverage technology prowess to make cars in India

SAIC Motor Corporation, the biggest vehicle manufacturer in China, will soon be starting operations in India through MG Motor India, its fully owned subsidiary. SAIC, which has acquired a massive technological prowe...

Interview with Rajeev Chaba, President & MD,  MG Motor India

Just to give you a perspective of the company, SAIC sells almost 70 lakh cars per year and the Indian market is 30 lakhs per year. So this company is the market leader. They have got various brands and lots of platf...

Kia, Hyundai reveal solar charging system technology for vehicles

Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on select Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the h...

Twenty Two Motors and KYMCO join forces to make future of EVs better in India

Indian electric vehicle manufacturer Twenty Two Motors and KYMCO, a Taiwanese two wheeler manufacturer announced their partnership in India enabling them to share knowledge, technology and expertise to create premi...

Hyundai invests into Swiss tech startup WayRay AG

Hyundai Motor Company has announced a new strategic investment into Swiss deep-tech startup WayRay AG to expedite the development of holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system for future vehicles, aiming t...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google announce technology partnership

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google have announced a technology partnership to embed the Android operating system in vehicles sold by the world’s leading automotive alliance, providing intelligent infotainment and ...

Mahindra Logistics introduces Electric Vehicles for employee commute in Kerala

Mahindra Logistics (MLL), one of India’s largest 3PL solution providers, has introduced Electric Vehicles (EV) to its fleet of employee transportation vehicles in Kerala. The vehicles are eVerito models of Mahindra ...

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...

Greaves Cotton to acquire majority stake in electric vehicle company Ampere

Greaves Cotton, one of India’s leading diversified engineering companies, announced that they have entered into definitive agreements pursuant to which Greaves Cotton will acquire a majority stake in EV company Ampe...

Maxxis Sanand Plant rolls out first batch of tyres for HMSI

Maxxis India, a sub-company of Maxxis Group, has rolled out its first two-wheeler tyres consignment from the recently set-up Sanand, Gujarat facility to Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI). The company has been ...

A CNG car as seen from the inside

Gas powered vehicles feature a single internal combustion engine that operates with gas by default. The tanks are sealed and reach half the pressure they can actually withstand. For easy refuelling there are two fi...

Purpose-built electric vehicles for mobility on demand, says Roland Berger

The growing demand for ride-sharing services is giving rise to a new category of vehicles. These are cars with a flexible interior that can be individually tailored to the needs of their users. The potential for aut...

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 ...

Volkswagen Group led by Skoda Auto to invest Rs 7900 crore in India 2.0 project

Global car major Volkswagen will be investing Euros 1 billion (Rs 7900 crore) in India for its India 2.0 project which was announced by the group recently. This money will be used to develop new Skoda models based o...

A peep into the Lexus world of Takumi masters

Crafting exceptional performance vehicles for luxury automaker Lexus requires commissioning the meticulous work of its Takumi masters. With at least 25 years of training, Takumi possess a rare blend of skill and spi...

Tata Motors signs MoU with Maharashtra to promote e-mobility in State

As part of the World Environment Day celebrations, Tata Motors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Government of Maharashtra for deployment of 1000 Electric Vehicles (EV) across its range of p...

 Ather Energy launches largest charging infrastructure network in an Indian city

Ather Energy has announced the launch of their charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), AtherGrid, which is open to all EVs. The company, known for their intelligent, electric scooter S340, has begun ins...

Ford’s new facility in Germany can simulate any weather, anytime

Ford has invested more than €70 million (Rs 560 crore approx.) in the John Andrews Product Development Centre in Cologne, Germany which is like a weather factory that can simulate any weather, any time. Described a...

Mahindra Electric, Zoomcar collaborate to offer self-drive EVs on rent in Delhi

Mahindra Electric and Zoomcar, India’s leading shared mobility platform, have collaborated to offer 100 e2oPlus, Mahindra’s all-electric city smart car on the Zoomcar platform in Delhi. The vehicles were launched on...

BMW launches technical skilling initiative SKILL NEXT>>

BMW Group Plant Chennai celebrated its 11th anniversary by inviting legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and students from the College of Engineering of Anna University and launching ‘SKILL NEXT»’, a technical skill...

Cero, India’s first auto shredding facility by Mahindras is ready

Mahindras will finally be inaugurating its new auto shredding plant in Greater Noida in Delhi NCR in April 2018. The plant built in Greater Noida in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh is India’s maiden organise...

New ceramic coating technology enables wider adoption of composite materials

UK based Zircotec Group has developed the first plasma applied thermal barrier coating that can be used with composites that require a Class A display surface. The new technology allows vehicle manufactures to use t...

Mahindra Rs. 500 cr additional investment in Chakan EV plant

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) has announced that it will make an additional investment at of Rs 500 crore in its Chakan plant in Maharashtra. The company will invest in its Electric Vehicle (EV) Project under th...

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...

ZF showcases range of products at Excon 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, participated in Excon 2017 an International Construction Equipment and Construction Technol...

FCA recalls more than 9000 Jeep Compass SUVs across markets for faulty airbags

Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) US LLC is recalling an estimated 7,000 U.S.-market SUVs in customer hands to replace their front passenger-side air bags. A supplier advised FCA US that, during its air-bag module asse...

Mahindra Electric, Zoomcar launch EVs for shared mobility in Mysuru

Mahindra Electric and Zoomcar, India’s leading car rental company, recently announced the launch of a unique initiative to promote development of the sustainable mobility ecosystem in the city of Mysuru. As part of ...

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

Maruti Suzuki presents 35 vehicles to Haryana Police

Maruti Suzuki India Limited presented 35 new vehicles to Haryana Police. The vehicles include 20 Ertiga patrolling cars, 8 Ertiga interceptors and 7 Eeco ambulances, all customised to meet traffic police requirement...

Force Motors ties up with Rolls Royce Power Systems

Leading commercial vehicle and engine manufacturer and Abhay Firodia controlled Force Motors has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Rolls Royce Power System AG (R-RPS) to form an Indian joint venture company...

Auto industry leaders critical of intermittent regulatory uncertainties

Several auto industry leaders blasted the Indian government for intermittent regulatory uncertainties and urged the government to come out with clear and firm policy guidelines.

Increase in GST cess on luxury cars will reverse positive momentum, says Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz India has categorically stated that the decision of the Goods and Services Tax Council to raise the cess on luxury cars from the current level of 15pc to 25pc will be a strong deterrent to the growth o...

Autonomous driving, e-cars enjoy widespread global acceptance

Roland Berger's first Automotive Disruption Radar has revealed that there is a widespread global acceptance for autonomous driving and electric cars. Designed to help automotive industry players make investment deci...

Interview with James Lyijynen- FCA Global & Bill Zheng- FCA APAC

Interview-with-James-Lyijynen--Chief Program Engineer, Jeep Compass, FCA Global and Bill-Zheng--Head of Design, FCA, APAC

BASF Catalysts doubles production capacity in India

BASF Catalysts India Private Limited has inaugurated its new mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing site. The site includes a new 47,000-square-meter production plant, which replaces an existing BASF plant in Chen...

Mission Possible: Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acre playground aims to keep cars and people safe

Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acres of unique playground in Rohtak near Delhi in the state of Haryana has around 1400 engineers playing ball almost every day of their lives, not to win trophies for themselves, but to keep the...

Sub assembly system for spares keeps Ford customers happy

Buying a vehicle is not the real tough part. Maintaining a vehicle is what could turn out to be a nightmare. Unavailability of spare parts, terrible service standards or exorbitantly priced spares can result in unto...




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