TVS buys majority stake in personal e-mobility co. EGO Movement

TVS Motor Company has announced a partnership with Swiss technology company EGO Movement as a majority shareholder, in an all-cash deal through its Singapore Subsidiary TVS Motor (Singapore) Pte Ltd. The partnership...

Varroc Engineering, Candera sign MoU on TFT instrument cluster tech

Varroc Engineering Limited (Varroc), a global Tier-1 auto component manufacturer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Candera GmbH for a strategic association to integrate the Human Machine Interface...

Hyundai Mobis offers deals, discounts on Hyundai accessories

With a view to promote the ease of mobility for its customers anytime, anywhere, Mobis India Limited, a player in manufacturing high-quality automotive parts and accessories for Hyundai Motors in India has offered a...

Omega Seiki MoU with C4V to introduce solid state batteries in India

Omega Seiki Pvt. Ltd., part of Anglian Omega Group of companies, announced that it will be bringing advanced chemistry cells to India in association with New York based companyC4V.C4V plans to become the first lithi...

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 ...

Ampere Electric plans Rs 700 cr investment for EV manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu

Two years after its first acquisition in e-mobility, Ampere Electric, the wholly owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd, announced phased investment potential of Rs 700 crore over 10 years to set u...

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...

Maruti Suzuki Alto celebrates 40 lakh cumulative sales

Consistently setting benchmarks in the Indian automobile industry, Maruti Suzuki Alto has reached an enviable milestone of 40 lakh cumulative sales. Alto is the preferred choice of Indian car buyers with 76% of Alto...

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...

Mahindra acquires 11.25% stake in Swiss agri-tech firm Gamaya for Rs 30.04 crore

Mahindra & Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES), a part of the Mahindra Group announced an investment of CHF 4.3 million (US$4.3 million- Rs 30.04 crore approx.) for an 11.25% stake in Switzerland based agri techn...

Harley-Davidson celebrates 10 year anniversary in India

Harley-Davidson is celebrating 10 years in India. It was 10 years ago that the brand established a subsidiary in India, enabling thousands of Indian riders to fulfil their dreams of personal freedom.

Meyle-PD brake pads with technically advanced friction pad compound

Generally speaking, the sportier the pad is, the more likely it is to squeak. With the "next generation" Meyle-PD brake pads, the Hamburg-based (Germany) manufacturer is now going one step further and reducing the n...

Honda’s National Road Safety Awareness Campaign for college students reaches Delhi

Aiming to build a culture of safe riding habits, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. conducted the National Road Safety Awareness Campaign for college students in Delhi. The event was conducted at the Bhart...

Indian Motorcycle to organise IMRG National Ride in Goa

Indian Motorcycle will be organising one of biggest motorcycle gathering during the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group (IMRG) National Ride in Goa. Indian Motorcycle will be bringing ‘Wheels of Change’ for girl students...

Hero Electric unveils the third chapter of Super Sikh Run

Hero Electric, manufacturers of electric two- wheelers, unveiled the third chapter of Super Sikh Run in an event at the capital. Over the years Super Sikh Run has successfully managed to carry out Half Marathons whi...

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’.

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...

Mahindra signs MOUs with Maharashtra Govt. for EV manufacture and deployment

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Government of Maharashtra (GoM), to further its next phase of expansion in electric vehicles (EVs) and achieve its vision of becoming...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Foundation stone laid for Apollo Tyres plant in AP

The foundation stone of Apollo Tyres’ ultra modern global scale manufacturing facility was laid on January 9, 2018 by N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP) in the presence of Onkar S Kanwar, Cha...

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...

Gadkari makes the Indian auto industry the whipping boy

Suddenly the Indian auto industry is the whipping boy for the Government. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari told a stunned gathering of leaders from the Indian auto industry that he would ensure that petrol and...

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.

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...

Sundaram-Clayton plans to invest Rs 750 cr in India, US

Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL) is planning to invest Rs 400cr over 3 years to expand its facilities in India. This will increase its capacity from 60,000 MT to 70,000 MT. SCL has 4 manufacturing plants situated in ...

PSA Group, CK Birla Group sign two JVs with HMFCL and Avtec

PSA Group of France and CK Birla Group have signed joint-venture agreements to produce and sell vehicles and components in India by 2020. It was in 1976 that Citroën S.A. and Peugeot S.A. merged to form the PSA Peug...

Ather Energy gets Rs 205 cr funding from Hero MotoCorp

Bengaluru based Ather Energy, the smart electric two-wheeler start-up, announced a fresh round of funding of Rs 180 crores from Hero MotoCorp for 26-30% stake.

Mahindra acquires controlling stake in Classic Legends

Mahindra & Mahindra is on an acquisition spree in both its four-wheeler as well as two-wheeler businesses. After buying controlling stakes in companies like car maker Ssangyong of South Korea and Italian vehicle des...

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...

56th SIAM Annual Convention debates ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’

Based upon the theme of ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) held its 56th Annual Convention. Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant G Ge...

ACMA 56th Annual session focuses on ‘Winning with Quality and Innovation’

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India, hosted its 56thAnnual Session & National Conference in the Capital with a session that focussed ...

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 ...

Bridgestone India forays into 2-wheeler tyre market with Neurun brand

Tyre major Bridgestone India has announced its foray into the two-wheeler tyre market in India under the brand ‘Neurun’ for motorcycles and scooters. Bridgestone India is a market leader for passenger tyre radials a...

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...

Mahindra Intertrade, MSTC Ltd. sign MoU to set up India’s first auto shredding facility

Mahindra Intertrade Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MSTC Ltd. (a Government of India enterprise formerly known as Metal Scrap Trading Corpor...

Isuzu Motors inaugurates new plant in SriCity in Andhra Pradesh; Launches V-Cross

The new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant of Isuzu Motors India Pvt. Ltd. (IMI) was inaugurated by Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at SriCity, Andhra Pradesh. The new generation Isuzu D-Max V-...

Uno Minda acquires global lighting business of Europe based Rinder Group

Automobile components manufacturer Minda Industries Ltd announced an acquisition of the global lighting business of Spain based Rinder Group that manufactures automotive lamps- head lamp, tail lamps and small lamps....

Universal Robots, the Danish robot manufacturer comes to India

Danish Ambassador to India Peter Taksoe-Jensen launched Universal Robots, the Danish robot manufacturer that pioneered collaborative robots, in New Delhi. The collaborative robots range was unveiled in a launch even...

Sono Koyo Elfa car draws crowds at Auto Components show

At the 13 Auto Expo- Components Show held at Pragati Maidan, Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited showcased an automobile which gave a glimpse into the future of mobility. The automobile named Elfa showcased the crit...

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...

ACMA’s summit focuses on ‘Make Quality & Technology in India’

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the apex body representing the Indian auto component Industry organised the New Delhi Automotive Summit 2016 on the theme “Make Quality & Technology in Indi...

AUTODESK INC: Right Tools for Auto Industry

Automobiles across the world whether electric, hybrid or the ones run on conventional fossil fuels are manufactured by professionals with great engineering and design skills. These skills have only been getting bett...

No sale of new diesel vehicles with 2000cc plus engines till March 31: SC

Unmindful of the repercussions that it could have on the investment climate of the country, the Supreme Court on December 16, 2015 has put a blanket ban on sale of all diesel vehicles in Delhi that have an engine ca...

SC clamps the rich man’s wheels; Common man trampled too

The National Green Tribunal (NGT is going hammer and tongs against diesel vehicles and has called for their ban in Delhi, but in the meantime, the Supreme Court on December 15, 2016 said it was considering a ban on ...

Shocked Dr Goenka says diesel vehicles have become “whipping boy”

Shocked and concerned by the decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ban registration of new diesel vehicles in Delhi, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has stated that “diesel v...

Vivek Jindal - Business Head, Minda Industries Ltd (Uno Minda)

In an interview with Motown India, Vivek Jindal, Business Head, Minda Industries Ltd (Uno Minda), stated that 

Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India formed for R&D and sourcing

Keeping in line with the business plans of the company, Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan, has incorporated a new company – Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India Private Limited (IEBCI) in India that will be responsible...

Volkswagen: Das Auto Scam

It’s the biggest scam to hit the global auto industry. No recall of a car, anywhere in the world, has ever had such a distasteful flavour of deceit and intrigue. Germany based Volkswagen has some of the best brands ...

VW scam will lead to enormous financial damages, says Muller of VW Group

Admitting that the recent emissions scam committed by the Volkswagen Group will lead to enormous financial damage which “it is still not possible to quantify as of today”, the new CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaf...

Force Motors inaugurates Rs 200 crore plant to make BMW engines

The Firodia family controlled Force Motors has inaugurated a modern Engine Assembly plant in Chennai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Built at a cost of around Rs 200 crore, the plant has begun assembling...

South India Special Part 4: Telangana

It was only on June 2, 2014, barely a year back that the State of Telangana was formed. It became the 29th State of the Indian Republic. The State Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is keen to transform this small ...

Stanadyne launches EcoForce, a high-tech fuel injection system	in India

Stanadyne, a global leader in the design and manufacture of diesel and gasoline fuel systems has launched EcoForce. This is a next generation diesel fuel system developed for the below 50 horsepower engine market. E...

Regal Raptor sets ball rolling in India with Hyderabad outlet

Fab Motors launched its first Regal Raptor motorcycles showroom in Hyderabad. Regal Raptor known more for its cruiser type motorcycles is established in over 39 countries worldwide. Fab Motors will be bringing into ...

Mahindra to take 33pc stake in Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery for Rs 159 crore

Leading automobile manufacturer in India Mahindra & Mahindra will invest around Japanese Yen 3 billion (USD 25 million / Rs 159 crore approx.) for acquiring 33pc voting stake in Japan based Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

Datsun completes 1 year in India

After Nissan revived Datsun globally, through the Nissan-Renault Alliance, it introduced the brand into India a year ago. April 11, 2015 marked the first anniversary of Datsun in India for which the company hosted t...

Bosch CEO says connectivity makes cars more efficient

Connecting vehicles to the internet makes them safer, more fun to drive, and reduces fuel consumption. Stating this Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Bosch board of management, noted that “Connectivity makes cars...

Bosch makes Hollywood fiction a reality with new technology

In the 1980s, Hollywood created the action series “Knight Rider”, featuring a speaking and – more importantly – self-driving Pontiac Firebird Trans Am named K.I.T.T. Nearly 30 years later, automated driving is no lo...

Cars and computers are intertwined: Volkswagen at CES

"The two inventions of the century, the car and the computer, are gradually converging. We need to design future mobility to be even more intelligent and networked," noted Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswa...

Modern inspection system for vehicles soon, says Minister

P. Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, has stated that his ministry has decided to put in place a suitably designed Inspection and Maintenance System for vehicles and has sanctioned 10 mo...

Road Transport Bill 2014 is strict on seat belts

The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 has emphasised a lot on safety, requiring four wheeler occupants to wear seat belts. Gone will be the days when mothers cold sit in front with their babies in their arms while...

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...

Motor Vehicles Amend bill to be tabled in House

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has once again emphasised that a new Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill will be tabled in the winter session of Parliament with a view to bring about a new Roa...

Yokohama India mud -terrain off-roading tyres.

Japan-based tyre maker Yokohama India has introduced “Mud –Terrain (M/T+)” tyres in the “Geolandar” series. These tyres have been specifically designed for serious off-roading. Technically speaking, these Geolandar ...

Purdue University Honours for Venu Srinivasan

Meritor Inc. has introduced two new rear tandem axle ratios to meet the commercial vehicle industry’s demands for increased fuel efficiency. Meritor’s 14X tandem drive axles with a 2.79 ratio will be available for p...

Opel’s tryst with catalytic convertors for 25 year

When Louis R. Hughes took over at the helm of Opel in April 1989 – 25 years ago this month – he was faced with a myriad of tasks, but his attention immediately turned to catalytic converters. His first decision also...

Huge scope for Lanxess polyamide oil pans for CVs

Oil pans fitted in the 12.8 litre Euro 6 engines for the Mercedes Actros from Daimler are up to 120 cm long, 40 cm wide and 35 cm deep. To date, they are the largest engine oil pans for trucks to be made of polyamid...

Omron sets up first Automation Centre in India

The 650.5 billion Yen (Rs 38,824 crore approx) Japan-based Omron group with business interests in Industrial automation, electronic components, automotive electronics, social systems and healthcare, has set up its f...

Shriram Pistons management appeals for normalcy

With the ongoing elections in the country, workers at automotive plants seem to be on a disruption mode. While the Toyotas and the Bajajs are facing severe hardship on this front, it now seems to be the turn of Shri...

Tata Fund invests Rs 300 crore in Varroc Group

Tata Opportunities Fund (TOF), the flagship private equity fund of Tata Capital, is investing Rs 300 Crore (USD 50 million) in Varroc Engineering Private Limited, the holding company of the Varroc Group, according t...

Roger Crathorne, ‘Mr Land Rover’ retires from JLR

More than five decades ago when Roger Crathorne joined Land Rover he could never have imagined that this British iconic company he worked for would someday sell products all over the world and more so in places like...

Honda begins car production from Tapukara plant

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has started the production of cars from its Tapukara Plant in district Alwar, Rajasthan. Honda Amaze is the first car to roll out from the new plant. The grand ceremony was attended b...

New Yokohama plant to manufacture Earth-1 Tyres

Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd, a 100pc subsidiary of Japan based Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd that came into India in 2007, inaugurated its first tyre manufacturing unit at HSIIDC Bahadurgarh in Haryana in North India. The pla...

Mahindra First Choice inaugurates new workshops

With 25 Company Owned Company Operated (COCO) outlets across the country, Mahindra First Choice Serv

JK Tyre launches 10 new products

In line with its aggressive expansion plans for India, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. has launched a tota

JK Tyre launches 10 new products

In line with its aggressive expansion plans for India, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. has launched a tota

Cross Roads rolls out ‘Fix a Tyre’ Service

Cross Roads in association with JK Tyres has launched ‘Fix-a-Tyre’ helpline for 24x7 on road tyre as

Yamaha India to partner with Navjyoti India

Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. has signed a MoU with Navjyoti India Foundation (NIF) – a not-for

Hero MotoCorp enters Central America

Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL), has announced the launch of brand ‘Hero’ and its range of two-wheelers in

ACMA meet on reducing carbon footprint

The Auto Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) organised its maiden national conferenc

Varroc Group concludes acquisition of Chinese JV

Varroc Group has announced their acquisition of the Visteon equity interest in its China-based light

CEAT Ltd. and AK Khan & Company Ltd. in JV

CEAT Ltd, an RPG Enterprise company and one of India’s leading tyre manufacturers and A K Khan & Com

Ashok Leyland manufacturing units bag NECA’12

Ashok Leyland manufacturing units bag NECA’12

National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 soon

The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 is expected to be launched by Prime Minister Manmoh

Baba Kalyani conferred Cross of the Order of Merit

Baba N. Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge has recently been honoured with the “Cro

JCB to invest Rs. 500 cr for its Jaipur facility

JCB, India’s largest manufacturer of construction equipment, has celebrated the company’s 67th birth

Honda inaugurates new technical centre at Manesar

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has inaugurated its new technical centre at Manesar produ

AkzoNobel secures McLaren Automotive supply deal

AkzoNobel has signed an agreement to supply advanced paint technology to McLaren Automotive, buildin

Maschio Gaspardo sets up new plant in India

Maschio Gaspardo group which specialises in the production of agricultural machinery has announced

ACMA appoints Surinder Kanwar as President

ACMA, at its 52nd Annual Session, held on 5th September, 2012, announced change of guards in its top

52nd ACMA session on its industry transition held

ACMA, the apex body of the Auto Component Industry in India today hosted its 52nd Annual session

MyTVS JV with Rajgarhia group for West Bengal

TVS Automobile Solutions Limited, a group company from the highly respected 100 year old TVS group,

Tata Motors inaugurates 2 new PV dealerships

Tata Motors has announced the opening of its two new passenger vehicle dealerships in New Delhi, wit

BharatBenz Power Yatra returns to Chennai

BharatBenz Power Yatra, flagged off by Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV)

Defiance Technologies’ social media command centre

Defiance Technologies Ltd, a leading provider of product engineering and enterprise solutions, annou

VECV opens fourth automotive lab in India

The MCKVIE-Eicher centre of automotive technology was inaugurated by Rabi Ranjan Chattopadhyay, Mini

Mahindra signs MoU with Rafael

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., a manufacturer of high tech defen




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