Big thrust on strengthening  EV ecosystem in Interim Budget 2024-25

Business leaders in the automotive space hailed the Interim Budget 2024-25 presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for its clear focus on strengthening the electric vehicle ecosystem at large.

BMW sells record 14,172 cars, 8768 bikes in CY 2023 in India

BMW Group India has continued its record-breaking success in 2023 by posting the best-ever annual sales (January – December) – for all three brands – BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad. BMW Group India delivered 14,172 cars...

BMW Group India records best-ever year to date performance for all brands

After posting the best-ever half-year in 2023, BMW Group India continues the success story by posting the best-ever year to date sales (January – September) – for all three brands – BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad. In th...

Domestic market for PVs with ADAS to cross $1 b by fiscal 2028: Crisil

According to a Crisil Market Intelligence & Analytics report, the domestic market for passenger vehicles with ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance System s will cross US 1 billion by financial year 2028.

DriveX with Rs 12–14 crore turnover in FY23 aims 10X YOY growth

In an interview with Motown India’s Roy P Tharyan, the Co-founder & CTO, DriveX, Christopher Sargunam, talks about his company’s short journey since its initial investment from TVS. DriveX has also been co founded b...

Honda Cars India signs agreement with MSTI for vehicle scrapping

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has announced that it has signed an agreement with Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (MSTI) to offer its customers, an end-to-end solution for scrapping their End of Life Vehic...

Lanxess, Kautex Textron develop safe battery enclosures for EVs

Technical plastics such as polyamide 6 offer numerous benefits for the design of battery enclosures for electric vehicles – in terms of sustainability, manufacturing costs, weight savings and economical functional i...

Gadkari launches pilot project on Flexi-Fuel Strong Hybrid EV

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched Toyota’s first of its kind pilot project on Flexi-Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles (FFV-SHEV) in India which would run on 100% petrol as well...

PM highlights significance of mobility sector at 62nd SIAM Annual Convention

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex automobile industry body, organised its 62nd Annual Convention at New Delhi. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in his message highlighted the significa...

BLive partners with Elocity, Canada to boost EV charging network

BLive, India’s first multi-brand electric vehicle (EV) selling platform, and Elocity, a leading Canada-based pioneer in EV charging technology solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner on ...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor , NSDC along with ASDC collaborate

Toyota Kirloskar Motor [TKM] announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) to enhance student skill w...

Two-Wheeler Electrification in India: Challenges & Opportunities

India has the world’s largest and fastest growing two-wheeler market. It is the cheapest and quickest form of local travel. Forecasts peg the number of vehicles sold annually to reach 26.6 million units by 2025.

HOP Electric Mobility expands to 100+ experience centres in India

Hop Electric, an electric vehicle manufacturer, has reached up to 100+ experience centres across India. In terms of future prospects, Hop Electric Mobility is planning to expand its retail footprint in more than 300...

UP is priority market for Revolt Motors;  opens lifestyle experience store in Noida

Revolt Motors, India’s next gen-mobility company announced the opening of its first flagship store in Noida. The new store will be the brand’s second retail outlet in Uttar Pradesh, after opening the first one in Lu...

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...

Napino Group partners with Kerdea Technologies Inc. for O2 sensor

Napino Auto & Electronics Ltd, a leading automotive component designing & manufacturing company, has announced partnership with Kerdea Technologies Inc. a US based company with proprietary O2 Sensor (resistive techn...

Hero Electric is most preferred Indian EV brand, says JMK research findings

Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, is the most preferred brand in the Indian EV market today, according to the latest JMK research findings. To celebrate the same, Hero Electric launched i...

MG Motor India, Clean Max partner for wind solar hybrid energy

MG Motor India has partnered with Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd (Clean Max), Asia’s most trusted sustainability partner, for the supply of 4.85 MW of wind-solar hybrid power to MG’s manufacturing facilit...

Godrej & Boyce introduces e-switch technology for general purpose motors

Godrej& Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group announced that its business Godrej Lawkim Motors has launched the electronic switch (E-Switch) technology for its range of general-purpose motors. This will re...

Govt announces PLI Auto Scheme; Incentives worth Rs 26058 crore

The Government has approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for the Indian auto industry and also the drone industry to enhance India’s manufacturing capabilities

Bajaj Auto to gain post simplified equity structure in Pierer Mobility

Bajaj Auto’s clout in the global motorcycle market, both in the conventional IC engine space as well as the electric two wheeler space, will increase considerably once the proposed simplified equity structure in the...

Goodyear completes acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, finalising the merger agreement made public on February 22, 2021.

Interview with Woosuk Leem, Managing Director, AS Parts Division, Mobis India

Motown India speaks to Woosuk Leem, Managing Director, AS Parts Division, Mobis India to get more details about the Hyundai Mobility Membership App and its advantages.

BorgWarner earns first global eTurbo business from major European OEM

BorgWarner has entered into a global agreement to supply its advanced eTurbo to a major European OEM for use in a high-voltage hybrid passenger car. BorgWarner's advanced electric boosting technology provides signif...

Indian auto industry covid-19 relief: Part 4

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India recently requested Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India and Paytm Founder & CEO V...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

Plant shutdowns, donations and service extensions are being increasingly witnessed in the Indian auto industry.

FY2020-2025 revenue to remain modest for Indian Components industry, says ICRA

India’s leading rating agency ICRA has estimated that the revenue decline for the Indian auto component industry will be limited to 6-8% in FY2021 supported by the better-than-expected demand pick-up across most seg...

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...

Goodyear to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co in US $ 2.5 billion deal

Tyre majors Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that they have entered a definitive transaction agreement under which Goodyear will acquire Cooper in a transaction with a total ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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).

Maruti Suzuki, Microsoft introduce HAMS technology for driver training

Maruti Suzuki India in collaboration with Microsoft Research India has developed a smart phone based technology for testing applicants seeking driver’s license. The technology - HAMS (Harnessing Automobile for Safet...

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.

BorgWarner completes acquisition of Delphi Technologies

BorgWarner Inc has announced it has completed its acquisition of Delphi Technologies. The combination of BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies is expected to strengthen BorgWarner’s electronics and power electronics pr...

Tata Power, Tata Motors sign PPA to commission India’s largest carport at Pune

Tata Power, India's largest integrated power utility has achieved a new milestone by signing a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tata Motors to commission India’s largest carport. With 6.2 MWp capacity, the projec...

ABB India new robotics facility to cater to automotive industry

ABB India has opened a new robotics facility in Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka in South India to cater to several industries including automotive. ABB is one the leading suppliers of robot, robot systems and ma...

Amara Raja Batteries, Gridtential Energy  partner on Bipolar Technology

Amara Raja Batteries Limited, India’s leading Industrial and automotive battery manufacturer and Gridtential Energy, the inventor of Silicon Joule bipolar battery technology have announced that they have entered int...

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...

Star rating to help consumers buy tyres that save fuel

You may have seen these star rating labels on products like air conditioners and refrigerators which basically emphasises the power saving efficiency of the products. Similar star rating labels are soon to be introd...

People not ready for shared autonomous mobility, says UK study

Autonomous vehicles may sound like an innovation that will solve our mobility woes, but the fact is that people don’t want it the way it has been perceived. People not only have a lack of trust in safety technology ...

Groupe PSA, FCA to merge into Euros 170 billion auto behemoth

Barely five months after rejecting French auto major Groupe Renault as its bed partner, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has hopped back into the bed with another French automobile major – Groupe Peugeot S.A. Accordi...

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe to acquire 100pc Peugeot Motocycles

Mahindra Two Wheelers Europe, a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd), will be acquiring all outstanding shares in Peugeot Motocycles (PMTC), taking its share to a complete 100pc. Peugeot Motocycles, a ma...

Bosch vans unveil power of cordless

Bosch Power Tools India, a front runner in the power tools market segment that caters to construction, woodworking and metalworking industry (that includes the auto industry in a big way), is set to amplify its cons...

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...

Goodyear new range of tyres for cars & SUVs

Goodyear India has launched two new products Assurance DuraPlus 2 and Wrangler AT SilentTrac for the Indian market. Assurance Duraplus 2 range of tyres are designed for small-to-mid-sized passenger cars and Wrangler...

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%.

Full-hybrid vehicle with 48-volt high-power technology from Continental

For years now, technology company Continental has been backing environmentally friendly and cost-effective 48-volt electrification, which can be used with both gasoline and diesel engines. In the run-up to IAA 2019,...

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...

Airless wheel technology from Michelin, General Motors

Michelin and General Motors have presented a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger vehicles — the Michelin Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture proof Tire System”) — at the Movin’On Summit for sus...

FCA withdraws merger proposal to Groupe Renault

The Board of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles which met under the Chairmanship of John Elkann, has resolved to withdraw with immediate effect its merger proposal made to Groupe Renault.

FCA submits proposal for merger with Groupe Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination of their respective businesses as a 50/50 merger. Groupe Renault has confirmed receipt of a pr...

Mahindra and Ford set to develop a compact SUV

Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have taken the next step in strengthening their ongoing strategic alliance in India with a definitive agreement to co-develop a midsize sports utility vehicle (SUV). Under the n...

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...

Axalta opens its largest refinish training centre in India

Axalta, the world’s leader in automotive refinish coatings and a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, opened its largest and most advanced Refinish Training Centre, spread over 20,000 square feet i...

BorgWarner eAxle “iDM” takes electric propulsion to a new level

BorgWarner’s drive modules simplify the design of future pure electric drives significantly, and it is predicted that they will continue to do so in the years to come. While the forerunner – the electric drive modul...

Toyota Research Institute rolls out P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle at CES

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) introduced the TRI-P4 automated driving test vehicle at CES 2019. The P4 is based on the all-new fifth-generation Lexus LS flagship sedan and will be used in TRI's two-track Guardian ...

Magneti Marelli exhibits highly integrated lighting, electronics solutions

Magneti Marelli showcase its high-tech offerings at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The company aims to address the needs of autonomous driving and connectivity with a wide range of smart, streamlined and highly integrated l...

Kia hands over vehicle fleet for Australian Open 2019; Ties up with Yes Bank in India

Kia Motors Corporation has supplied a fleet of vehicles for the Australian Open 2019, marking the 18th consecutive year of Kia’s role as the major sponsor for the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific. The official vehicl...

Rear seat belt usage among Indian car occupants is dismal, reveals Nissan-Save LIFE study

A new research report by Nissan India and Save LIFE Foundation brought attention to the startling number of Indians compromising their own but also their children’s safety. Released by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister ...

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.

BorgWarner eBooster and Motor Generator Unit combining synergies for future mobility

BorgWarner has presented a smart combination of the company’s eBooster electrically driven compressor and its belted motor generator unit (MGU) on a demonstrator vehicle. Easily integrated into existing propulsion s...

Mahindra Introduces leasing for retail buyers

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) has announced the introduction of leasing for retail buyers, a unique ownership experience for customers of its personal range of vehicles. This offering has been designed at a mont...

ZF optimally positioned to help Indian OEMs meet new safety requirements

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, is uniquely positioned to support its customers’ new safety requirements that will be intro...

Need to create mobility eco-system in sync with nature: PM

In one of most inspiring speeches on mobility and the need to conserve nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the need of the hour is to create a mobility eco-system that is in sync with nature. He said he was co...

Audi and Hyundai plan to develop fuel cell technology

Audi AG and Hyundai Motor Group are driving the development of fuel cell technology. The two companies plan to cross-license patents and grant access to non-competitive components. The agreement is currently subject...

Shriram Transport Finance inks MoU with HPCL

Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited Ltd (STFC), has inked an MOU with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation LTD (HPCL) to offer credit based fuel filling services to its customers on digital platform.

Schaeffler India launches locally manufactured FAG SNV housings range

Leading industrial and automotive supplier, Schaeffler India Ltd (Formerly FAG Bearings India Ltd) announced the launch of its new range of FAG SNV Housings. SNV Housings are the new split plummer block housings whi...

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

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

Toyota Innova Crysta for Govt employees under ‘Drive the Nation’ campaign

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has further extended the benefits of its special initiative for government employees - “Drive the Nation” to its MPV Innova Crysta in the new year. So far applicable on the Etios series and Co...

Durr EcoInCure offers best possible top-coat quality for cars

World’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firm Dürr announced early this year the launch of EcoInCure that offers best possible top-coat quality and maximum process reliability by heating the bodies from the ...

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...

Mahle showcases new innovations in clean air and lower emissions

Mahle, a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future, is showcasing new new innovations for clean air and lower emissions at ...

Mahindra launches ‘Bring the Showroom Home’ mobile experience

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has announced an industry first initiative in the automotive retail space with the launch of its ‘Bring the Showroom Home’, a portable, mobile based, interactive Virtual Reality e...

Okinawa organises e-vehicle awareness campaign

Okinawa Autotech, an electric two-wheeler manufacturing company, kick started its EV awareness drive aiming to sensitise the youth about the advantages of adopting EVs for their day-to-day commuting purpose. Okinawa...

Interview with Ankit Khatry, co-founder, Emflux Motors

Interview with Ankit Khatry, Co-founder, Emflux Motors. The electric motorcycle will have a range of 200 km in city ride condition, can accelerate from 0 - 100 kmph in 3.0 Seconds and can achieve a top speed of 200 ...

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

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

Virgin Hyperloop One signs MOU with of Karnataka govt

Virgin Hyperloop One announced its partnership with the Government of Karnataka to conduct its preliminary study to understand hyperloop’s feasibility and economic impact in the region. The US-based company signed a...

Brakes India, ZF launch Electric Park Brake technology in India

Brakes India with JV partner ZF HAS announced the successful production of the first Electric Park Brake (EPB) system with a global OEM, marking the first launch of its kind for the Indian market.

Erstwhile partners M&M and Ford explore strategic cooperation

After more than two decades of Mahindra & Mahindra joining hands with Ford to form a joint venture and subsequently ending the JV in 2005, both the automobile companies have come together again to explore a strategi...

Additional cess on cars could take prices above pre-GST levels

The government has announced a graded duty revision on cars, as part of the GST (Goods & Service Tax) council’s rate revision. As part of this graded increase, an additional cess of 2% has been levied on mid-size c...

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...

Volvo Cars, Geely to establish joint venture to boost synergies

Volvo Cars is planning to set up a new joint venture technology company with Geely Holding, the Chinese car group, to share existing and future technology, deepen industrial synergies and provide the economies of sc...

Continental advances 5G technology for connected car

Technology major Continental has started a joint research and development collaboration to realise 5G vehicle communications with the Japanese telecommunications company NTT Docomo, Inc. to enhance connected infotai...

BorgWarner supplies durable silent chains for Suzuki Solio Hybrid

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, produces silent chains for Suzuki’s Solio hybrid vehicle. When driving under electric power, two ...

ExxonMobil participates as a technical partner at CII energy meet

ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited participated as a technical partner at Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) third edition of workshops with industry associations and technical discussions with Accredited E...

Mahindra and Ola enter into strategic alliance

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed an MOU with shared transportation platform, Ola to empower 40,000 driver partners across India by 2018. Through this strategic alliance, they aim overall vehicle sales and financin...

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Director-Corporate Affairs, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles

Industry 4.0 offers huge growth prospects, feels Bosch India

Bosch has maintained that Industry 4.0 0 offers huge growth prospects, especially in India and it also complements the vision of ‘Make in India,’ which aims to increase the domestic value addition and technological ...

Lanxess polyamide 6 for the engine oil pan of a six-cylinder boxer engine

The trend of manufacturing engine oil pans from plastic instead of metals such as aluminum is continuing to gain ground. For historical reasons, the plastic of choice to date has almost always been polyamide 6.6. Ho...

Interview with Deepak Garg, Founder & CEO, Rivigo Pvt. Ltd.

Interview with Deepak Garg, Founder & CEO, Rivigo Pvt. Ltd. wherein he talks about hwy he opted for the logistics industry.

HMSI inks retail finance MoU with IndusInd Bank.

Providing further stimulus to its domestic growth, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IndusInd Bank, offering retail finance to its customers at an attractive ra...

Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance: Win-Win for both, Nissan wins twice, says Ghosn

Nissan Motor’s move to acquire a 34 pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will lead to a lot of advantages for Nissan as well MMC, besides reducing costs of development and introducing many more veh...

Nissan takes 34pc equity stake in Mitsubishi Motors for 237 Billion Yen

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, (MMC) have announced that they have signed a Basic Agreement to form a far-reaching strategic alliance between the two Japanese automakers. Following an MMC ...

Continental integrates gesture-based control into steering wheel

Gesture-based control is already known from the world of entertainment electronics and has been making inroads into vehicles for some time now. Further development of this new control system in the car is being driv...

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....

ZF TRW to launch electric park brake technology in India

ZF TRW has announced through its joint venture, Brakes India Limited, that it has won the first business award for its Electric Park Brake (EPB) system in India. Launching with a major global vehicle manufacturer, t...




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