Volkswagen, Mahindra to partner for MEB electric components in Chennai

Volkswagen and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) are exploring the use of MEB electric components for Mahindra’s new “Born Electric Platform”. Both parties announced that they have signed a partnering agreement to eval...

Skill-Lync students build full-scale in-house SUV Lyncer S1 prototype

Skill-Lync, an engineering ed-tech start-up, has announced that a team of 10 students and technical engineers have built a full-scale in-house SUV prototype called -Lyncer S1.

Bridgestone India Inaugurates Institute for Mobility Solutions

Tyre major Bridgestone India has inaugurated a first-of-its-kind Mobility Solutions Institute in India. Through this state-of-the-art facility, the company aims to enable their various stakeholders, employees, deale...

Hero Electric, ReadyAssist tie up for skilling 20,000 mechanics

Hero Electric has partnered with ReadyAssist, a leading 24/7 roadside assistance company for training and upskilling 20,000 mechanics for servicing EVs under its Private Garage Owners (PGO) initiative. With the risi...

Evtric Motors unveils 3 new EV products at EV India Expo 2021

Evtric Motors, a new venture in electric vehicle space, showcased three electric two-wheelers in high speed category- Evtric Rise (motorcycle), Evtric Mighty (scooter) and Evtric Ride Pro (scooter) at the EV India E...

Millennials, Gen Z appetite for used cars on the rise: Cars24 Ipsos Report

Ever wondered why sale of new cars has been sliding in the recent past in India? Could it be because of the increased preference among millennials and Gen Z for used cars? Young buyers, who account for 80% of buyers...

Global leader in Motion Plastics, Igus, announces strong growth plans for India

Igus, the global leader in motion plastics, has announced an aggressive growth plan and strategy in the backdrop of 20 successful years of operations in India. As the 9th largest market globally and the 3rd largest ...

TomTom unveils new world-class office space in Pune

TomTom (TOM2), the geo location technology specialist, announced the opening of its new office space in Pune, Maharashtra. Spread over 100,000 square feet, the state-of-the-art facility can accommodate up to 1000 em...

Cars24 to launch Mega Refurbishment Labs in major Indian cities

Cars24, a leading e-commerce platform for pre-owned vehicles, has announced the launch of seven company-owned refurbishment centres called Mega Refurbishment Labs (MRLs) this year. These MRLs will be set up across 3...

Vinod Aggarwal  takes over baton from Nikunj Sanghi at ASDC

Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), the first Sector Skill Council of India, has announced the appointment of their new president Vinod Aggarwal during the ASDC Annual Conclave 2021.

Ampere Experience Center unveiled for electric vehicles

Ampere Electric, the e-mobility arm of Greaves Cotton and one of the leading players in the electric 2-wheelers and electric 3-wheelers has unveiled its first Ampere Experience Center in Ranipet in the southern stat...

Mahindra inaugurates state-of-the-art Mahindra SUV Proving Track

From silk saris to a silky smooth track for testing vehicles. The age-old city of Kanchipuram, in Tamil Nadu, is known for its magnificent temples and the exquisite silk wear that includes the traditional saris. Now...

Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric by 2030

Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the world’s pre-eminent luxury car company is accelerating to...

ACMA Automechanika show gets virtual with no physical meeting

Marking the launch of ACMA Automechanika's virtual edition, Messe Frankfurt India along with ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India) will welcome aftermarket players on its online networking a...

Auto registrations fall year on year by (-) 28.64pc: FADA

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) has in its Monthly Vehicle Registration Data for March 2021 stated that while March automobile registrations continue to fall by (-)28.64% year on year (YoY )...

ASDC, FADA join hands with Google to lead industry’s Digital Transformation

Recognising the need to prepare over 20,000 auto dealerships to engage with customers in the ongoing and post pandemic era, Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Associati...

ICAT event stresses on new tyre technologies, including airless tyres

Various kinds of modern technologies as well as policies relating to tyres were discussed threadbare at the 4th edition of International Symposium on Automotive Tyre Technology organised by the International Centre ...

Daimler, Infosys tie up for technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation

Daimler AG and Infosys of India have announced a long-term strategic partnership for a technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation.

ACMA signs MoU with BFZ to promote vocational training, address skill-gap

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing India’s Auto Component manufacturing industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BFZ, the Training and Develop...

Besides selling cars, Cars24 now offers buying option too

Cars24, a leading tech platform for used cars, was till recently a very popular platform for people to sell their used cars. Now the company has announced that consumers can buy cars from its platform. It will now o...

NuGen Mobility Summit-2019 begins at Manesar on Nov 27

More than 200 automobile as well as auto components companies will display their products, while there would be live test demonstrations, training sessions, panel discussion and test track demonstrations of vehicles...

TVS Srichakra launches Brand TVS Eurogrip

TVS Srichakra Limited, the leading 2 &3-wheeler tyre company, announced the launch of the brand ‘TVS Eurogrip’ targeted at meeting the needs of the millennial customer. TVS Eurogrip is born out of extensive consumer...

KSL Cleantech plans to scale up electric vehicle business

Building on the success of its solar business, Kolkata-based KSL Cleantech Ltd. (formerly known as Kirti Solar Limited), one of the largest and most experienced solar photovoltaic companies in India, is gearing up t...

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...

ACMA meet deliberates on xEV components and charging infrastructure

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India, along with Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and Indian Electrical & Electro...

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

Experts call for policy support to promote auto LPG use

At the Asia LPG Summit held in New Delhi, representatives from the industry discussed possibilities for the use of liquified natural gas (LPG) not only as a cooking fuel but also one that fuels automobiles. Several ...

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.

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...

Rinspeed presents further advanced “Snap” ecosystem with “microSNAP”

With the “Snap,” presented at the CES in Las Vegas in early 2018, Swiss powerhouse of ideas Rinspeed for the first time presented a vehicle, where the chassis (“Skateboards“) and bodies (“Pods”) can be swapped out a...

Maruti Suzuki inaugurates Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Manesar

In a bid to enhance employability of youth, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, has undertaken various skill development initiatives under its CSR programme, the latest being the inauguration of a Centre of Excellence (CoE...

Bombay High Court clears sale of biodiesel as a transportation fuel

The Bombay High Court in a land mark ruling has relieved the restriction of MSHSD control order, 2005, for sale of biodiesel as a transportation fuel into internal combustion engines.

Indian technician wins Jaguar Land Rover Global Award

Sajeesh Kumar, a technician working with Muthoot Motors, a part of the Muthoot Pappachan Group (MPG), (also called as Muthoot Blue), won the coveted Global Technician of the Year 2018 Jaguar Land Rover Award at a ce...

Audi and Umicore develop closed loop battery recycling

Audi and Umicore have successfully completed phase one of their strategic research cooperation for battery recycling. The two partners are developing a closed loop for components of high-voltage batteries that can b...

Indian cars to have mandatory pedestrian safety features

Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP) , a UK-based charity that conducts crash safety tests on cars across the world, which is hosting its first ever ‘Global NCAP World Congress’ in New Delhi, India in partner...

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...

Huawei, Audi sign memorandum of understanding for strategic cooperation

Audi, the German automobile manufacturer and Huawei, a leading information and communications technology company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation. The agreement forms part...

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...

Daimler DigitalLife Day, a 2-day digital extravaganza held in India

Following three successive editions in Germany, Daimler DigitalLife Day was held in Bangalore, hosted by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development India (MBRDI). Around 3,000 attended the two-day annual digital extravaga...

Interview with Pradeep David,  General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

Interview with Pradeep David, General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia. Universal Robots

Tata Technologies becomes NIO’s preferred Engineering Partner for its EV range

Tata Technologies, a global engineering services provider, has announced a close association with NIO China, a leading new-generation electric car company, in the complete product development process of NIO’s range ...

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...

E-Vehicles to increase power sector’s viability, says Feedback Consulting

Environmental experts in India have long been debating on the several positives that could emerge as a result of electric vehicles being encouraged on roads vis-a-vis the conventional IC run vehicles. But now for th...

Audi project “25th Hour”; Researching use of time in robot car

What is a premium experience like in a self-driving car? Audi is researching this in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. In the futuristic driving simulator, the experts on hu...

Experts welcome GST rates, but baffled on rates for hybrids, small cars

Beginning with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), several experts and bodies have welcomed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on automobiles in the country. The 14th Goods and Services Tax (G...

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...

JK Tyre launches racetrack tested Blaze two wheeler tyres

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, a leader in commercial vehicle tyres, has launched Blaze range of two-wheelers tyres. Equipped with built-in hybrid technology, the Blaze tyres have been developed for premium high performa...

ACMA Study on Indian Automotive Aftermarket: The Road Ahead

The Indian automotive aftermarket stood at Rs 56,098 crore (USD 8.4 billion) in 2016-17 with a total vehicle parc of 228.7 million across the country. The Indian automotive aftermarket is expected to reach Rs. 75,70...

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...

Henkel launches Acoustic lab for India’s automotive industry

Henkel launches Acoustic lab for India’s automotive industry

Rear view sensors for cars will soon be mandatory

With an aim to reduce increasing risk to small children and pedestrians from reversing or rolling back motor vehicles , the government will soon make rear view sensors or backup camera’s mandatory on all new vehicl...

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...

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...

LUXURY CARS IN INDIA: A Painful Growth

In the bad old days, two words were often considered taboo – Sex and Luxury. In a conservative India, talking about sex was a big “No”. Equally, in a socialist driven economy, the term “Luxury” was pure blasphemy. B...

TVS Eurogrip showcases flotation radial tyres at Reifen 2016

TVS Srichakra, a leading Indian tyre manufacturer has showcased its new product range - flotation radial off-road tyres and a select range of the two-wheeler tyres at the Reifen 2016, Germany.

Interview with Sri Krishnan V, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

Interview with Sri Krishnan V, Vice President, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions

Mitsubishi Motors admits to fudging fuel test data for cars

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has admitted that with respect to the fuel consumption testing data submitted to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan, the company has conduct...

Interview with Vivek Pareek & Akhileshwar Jha of Shell

Shell is a big brand and big brands can add a lot of value to a consumer’s life. We are on a mission to make bike ride more enjoyable. Millions of people ride bikes and are there to make sure they enjoy their rides....

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...

ICAT organises two-day symposium on lighting

The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) organised a two days event, International Symposium on Lighting (ISOL) for the automotive fraternity across the globe on November 23 and 24, 2015 at Epicent...

Call for use of galvanized steel in Indian auto industry

In order to address the grave problem of corrosion in the country, especially in vehicles and also those that operate in and around the coastal areas of the country, the International Zinc Association (IZA), in a jo...

Bosch batteries that will make possible long distance travelling

Leading Germany based auto components maker Bosch (www.bosch.com) is researching batteries that will make it possible to drive longer distances without recharging, and will also cost less than current batteries.

Seating technology from Continental ensures immense comfort

The seat is where drivers and passengers have most of their contact with a vehicle, which is why it plays such a decisive role in how a car is perceived by the user. Thanks to sophisticated electronic and pneumatic ...

Govt mulling creation of new Transport Department, says Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has stated that the Government has been mulling the option of creating a new department of transport which will be headed by a new Secretary. The new depa...

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...

Shell hosts 4th edition of Global lecture series in IIM Bangalore

After 3 successful years of the Global Lecture Series, Shell Lubricants hosted their 4th edition of the lecture in IIM Banglaore, India. The first 3 lectures were held in Imperial College, London, Tsinghua Univer...

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...

Interview with Philipp Von Sahr, President BMW Group India

The BMW Plant Chennai started operations on March 29, 2007. The BMW Plant Chennai locally produces the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, t...

Interview with P Vijayaraghavan, Director, TVS Srichakra Ltd

TVS Srichakra Limited, a part of the TVS Group, the largest auto ancillary group in India, with a group turnover of over USD 8 Billion, is the leading manufacturer of Two & Three Wheeler tyres and Off-Road tyres. In...

At Audi, the destiny of the plant is in your hands!

In the Audi Production Lab, production planners of the premium manufacturer are working together with experts from various departments of the company on innovative technologies for the production processes of the fu...

Belt drives belt their way into engines globally

There is this simple formula which is not only dominant but also respected among automobile engineers. The formula says that “Less friction + less weight = less fuel consumption” which in turn also means fewer CO2 e...

New Renault Espace glows with Hella lights

In the new fifth generation Renault Espace, global lighting experts Hella has provided the combination rear lamp a complex shape and equipped it with innovative LED technology. This French crossover was first introd...

Low Speed Autonomous Emergency Braking is effective says study

Euro NCAP and ANCAP, the independent safety bodies for Europe and Australasia, have announced the advanced publication of effectiveness of low speed autonomous emergency braking in real-world rear-end crashes in the...

Royal Enfield acquires UK based Harris Performance

Motorcycle major Royal Enfield has acquired UK based Harris Performance Products Ltd, a company established over 40 years ago by brothers Steve and Lester Harris and Stephen Bayford. The company is one of the leadin...

Bosch inaugurates engine Dynamometer Lab at NITK

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) has inaugurated the Engine Dynamometer Laboratory at National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal (NITK). It is the first Engine Dynamometer Laboratory...

‘New Product Display’ zones at ACMA Automechanika 2015

The 2015 ACMA Automechanika to be held in New Delhi from February 26 to March 1, 2015 will have two ‘New Product Display’ zones. These zones will showcase the latest speciality products, auto components and innovati...

Over 215 research papers to be presented at Pune auto tech meet

Over 215 research papers are expected to be presented at the 14th Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) to be held at the ARAI campus in Pune in the state of Maharashtra from January 21 to 24, 201...

Shell seminar on tech superiority in synthetic lubes

Shell Lubricants, the global market leader in finished lubricant solutions organised a National Synthetic Lubes Seminar to showcase its technological superiority in synthetic lubricants. The company had organised a ...

By 2019, 3m vehicles to be turbocharged in India

India may not see a dramatic increase in the use of turbo chargers in vehicles in the coming years, but yes, there will be a marginal increase in turbo penetration. There will be an increase from 46pc in 2014 to 48p...

ICAT workshop on a ‘Greener Tomorrow’

Nitin Gokarn, CEO, National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP), Jonathon Eaton, CCO, Millbrook, UK and Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government...

Govt would invest heavily in road transport system

Sounding extremely optimistic about the Indian automobile industry, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, stated that the Indian auto industry has the ability to convert the various challenge...

Interview with Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors

As we announced in July this year, we will launch the Gurkha next month in September 2014. Therefore we thought of the RFC in August. If we win the RFC there will be nothing like it. We have in the meantime learned ...

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 ...

Eaton for tie up with China’s Great Wall Motors

Power management company Eaton has signed a framework agreement with Great Wall Motors Co. Ltd. (GWM) to create a long-term strategic partnership that drives growth for both companies through greater technical exch...

Datsun GO is my heart: Ashwani Gupta

Among the hundreds and thousands who would have worked for the revival of the Datsun brand, there would have been very few who would have been so closely associated with the project as Ashwani Gupta, Global Program ...

Bosch doing some great work in direct injection

After having successfully brought in the common-rail technology for diesel engines, Bosch is doing wonders with the gasoline direct injection technology. According to a press statement, the company has already revol...

Continental acquires British Co. Zytek Automotive

International automotive supplier Continental has taken over full ownership of its former joint venture, Zytek Automotive. The ownership comes into effect from February 3, 2014. Zytek is based in Fradley in the Unit...

Winter test centre in Sweden celebrates 10th anniv

Everything about Arjeplog, Sweden, is somehow different. The community counts some 3,100 inhabitants on an area about ten times the size of New York City, which has a population of 8.3 million. In Arjeplog, there ar...

Fuel-cell technology has a long way to go

Fuel-cell vehicles could be an attractive alternative to battery-powered cars in realising zero-emission vehicles. Fuel cells have long been considered a promising technology for circumventing the problem of limited...

Interview with H.P. Nanda, Director - Strategy and Growth Initiatives, DuPont India

Collaboration has always been our DNA and we firmly believe in our science-based solutions to truly make a difference. We make one of the advanced polymers which will be able to replace metals in the automobile to m...

Interview with Mudit Gupta, Head-Automotive, North and South OEMs, CHEP India Pvt. Ltd.

From an environment perspective, many of the OEMs are sourcing their components through one-way packaging i.e. by wooden or corrugated boxes. Owing to its one-time use, there is wastage of sorts in the supply chain....

ESCORTS LTD: Engineering growth

With engineering as its forte, the Nandas of Escorts Ltd have embarked upon an ambitious drive to consolidate its position on the Indian corporate firmament.In an exclusive and extensive interview with Motown India ...

FIAT inaugurates training centre at Ranjangaon

FIAT Group Automobiles India Private Limited (FGAIPL) has inaugurated its first training centre at R

Kapila Perrera is Head, After Sales, Porsche India

Kapila Perrera (53) has been appointed as Head of After Sales at Porsche India. He will report to th

Interview with Atul Gupta and Anu Anamika of Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.

The mass segment bike will keep evolving. If you can recollect, a couple of years back, the mass segment bike was more of a Rs. 30,000 kind of a product. Today, it is worth Rs. 40,000. Going forward, it might be equ...

Atul Auto to enter Sri Lankan market

Atul Auto Ltd, a leading three-wheeler manufacturer is entering Sri Lankan market to set up an auto

Interview with Shashi Singh, Managing Director, AVL India

The ‘AVL’ name is synonymous with diesel. We started as a diesel-centric company in the 40s. And we were the first ones to propagate direct injected diesel engines that meet NVH challenges. We have been doing a lot ...

Krishna Group inks JV with Landi Renzo S.p.A

Krishna Group, an Indian auto interior manufacturing company, is forming an equity joint venture (JV




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