Mercedes-Benz India starts local production of new S-Class

Mercedes-Benz India rolled-out the all-new S-Class from the assembly lines of its state-of-art production facility in Chakan, Pune. The S 350 d model is priced at Rs. 1.57crore and the S 450 4Matic at Rs. 1.62 cror...

Hero Electric to hike production capacity to over 5 lakh by March 2022

Hero Electric, India’s largest EV two wheeler maker, is expanding capacity of its all new production facility in Ludhiana owing to growing demand being witnessed by the brand. With this initiative, Hero Electric aim...

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...

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...

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...

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

Detel owners buy LML brand to form LML Electric India Ltd

LML Ltd, the erstwhile Kanpur (UP) based two wheeler manufacturer owned by the Singhania family is now the property of Yogesh Bhatia controlled SG Corporate Mobility Pvt.Ltd. SG Corporate owns Detel, the flagship b...

Napino Group, Enedym partner  for SRM technology

Napino Auto & Electronics Ltd., India’s premier Tier 1 automotive component manufacturing company, has announced a strategic partnership with Enedym Inc., a Canada based company with patented Switched Reluctance Mot...

Kia sells 2 lakh Seltos SUVs in 2 years; Adds 1.5 lakh connected cars to Indian roads

Kia India is celebrating two years of its India operations with three back-to-back milestones in a row. Soon after achieving the tag of the fastest carmaker to record three lakh sales in India, Kia has touched the t...

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...

Ford recruits robot test drivers for tough conditions test

Ford’s state-of-the-art Weather Factory has never been busier. Used to simulate a range of extreme conditions under one roof, it has enabled engineers to test vehicles in a way that is less impacted by travel limita...

Ather Energy opens proprietary fast-charging connector for other OEMs

Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric scooter manufacturer, announced that the company will offer its proprietary charging connector to other OEMs to adopt for their two-wheelers, paving the way for an i...

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...

Anand Group, Mando Corp set up JV company for EV components

Auto component manufacturers Anand Group of India and South Korea based Mando Corporation have announced the setting up of a new joint venture company called Anand Mando eMobility Private Limited for manufacturing a...

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...

From Willys military Jeep to electric tech, 80 years of Jeep brand

On July 15, 1941, the former Willys-Overland Co. signed a contract with the U.S. War Department to begin production of the first military Jeep vehicle. Eighty years later, the Jeep brand thrives around the world wit...

AP procures 25000 electric 2 wheelers for govt employees

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a government of India company under Ministry of Power, signed an agreement with New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) to provide 25000...

STMicroelectronics reveals highly integrated, flexible automotive LED driver

STMicroelectronics, makers of semiconductor technologies mastering the semiconductor supply chain with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, has revealed a highly integrated and flexible automotive LED driver.

Hero Electric raises Rs.220 crore from GII and existing investor OAKS

Hero Electric Vehicles has announced the first part of their Series B funding of Rs.220 crore. Gulf Islamic Investments (GII) led the round along with participation from OAKS.

Nissan unveils EV36Zero in UK, a one billion pound Electric Vehicle Hub

Nissan has unveiled Nissan EV36Zero, a one billion pound (Rs 10,000 crore approx.) flagship Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub creating a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem.

Dao EV, Avon alliance for mechanical parts for electric 2 wheelers

Dao EV Tech, an electric mobility manufacturing start-up based out of Hyderabad has entered into a strategic agreement with Avon, a leading bicycles manufacturer in the country. As per the MoU, Dao EV Tech and Avon ...

Guenter Butschek steps down as Tata Motors CEO

Tata Motors has announced that Guenter Butschek who had informed his desire to relocate to Germany at the end of the contract for personal reasons, will therefore be stepping down from his role as CEO & MD from June...

Schaeffler Steer-by-wire tech Space Drive for DTM racing cars

Leading automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is the official “Series and Innovation Partner” to the DTM racing series and will bring the steer-by-wire technology Space Drive to the starting grid in three DT...

Omega Seiki Mobility inks deal with Arjun Maini for DTM race

In continuation of its efforts to promote India and Indians globally, Omega Seiki Mobility Pvt. Ltd. (OSM), part of the Anglian Omega Group has announced its partnership with India’s first DTM driver Arjun Maini for...

Electric 2 and 3 wheeler makers give thumbs up to FAME II subsidy hike

The electric vehicle industry has welcomed the Indian Government's move to increase subsidy to electric bikes and scooters by 50%, subject to those that meet the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Elect...

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...

First 100 BYD Tang SUVs set sail for Norway

BYD, the world’s leading New Energy Vehicle (NEV) manufacturer, and one of the first to produce one million electric passenger cars globally, has shipped the first 100 European-specification BYD Tang SUVs for custom...

Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan for Nissan, Datsun cars

Nissan India has launched the first-of-its-kind ‘Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan” for the new-age customers, a new way to own the all-new Nissan Magnite, Nissan Kicks or Datsun redi-Go.

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...

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...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

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

Oxygen, medical help pour in from Indian auto companies among shut downs

The Indian auto industry is going all out to help the country in production of oxygen, even as it is grappling with woes at its own end. India Yamaha Motor (IYM) is among the companies that have decided to suspend m...

Kia India gets new company logo & slogan ‘Movement that inspires’

Changing its name from Kia Motors India to Kia India, this wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Corporation of South Korea has announced the relaunch of its brand in India with a focus on illuminating its transition from...

Huawei launches a full set of intelligent vehicle components for OEMs

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

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...

Dr. Anish Shah appointed MD and CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

The Board of Directors of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited announced that Dr. Anish Shah presently the Deputy Managing Director and Group Chief Financial Officer would take over as the Managing Director and Chief Execu...

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza becomes India’s fastest selling compact SUV

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has clocked six lakh sales within a short time span of five years.

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Jeep Wrangler SUV is now assembled in India

Just one month after the comprehensive go-local strategy was announced by Jeep brand, Jeep India has commenced local assembling of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler in its Ranjangaon joint venture manufacturing facility.

FADA initiates Annual Dealer Satisfaction Study; Final report by June 2021

Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the apex national body of automobile retail in the country has informed that it is initiating an Annual Dealer Satisfaction Study in association with Premon Asia...

Electric vehicles in Delhi achieve 20 million kilometres on road

Electric vehicles (EV) deployed in Delhi have completed 20 million kilometres on the road. This has resulted in a reduction of 500 kilograms of particulate matter emissions, contributing significantly to cleaner air...

TECHNOLOGY: BorgWarner launches 800-volt electric motor for commercial vehicle segment

BorgWarner’s latest High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) electric motor, the HVH 320, is ready to power a variety of hybrid and electric applications for commercial vehicle manufacturers, including a large European OEM.

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%...

TECHNOLOGY: Bentley Flying Spur V8 Engine: Facts And Figures

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

Mercedes-Benz India sells 7893 cars in Jan-Dec 2020

In a pandemic hit year, Mercedes-Benz India handed over 7893 new cars to its customers in the January-December 2020 period. (These are retail sales).

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).

Slew of Jeep SUVs in India soon as FCA India lines up $250m Investment

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles or FCA as it is known has announced an expansion to the local product lineup in India, confirming that an investment of over $250 million (Rs 1828 crore approximately) has been committed to...

Mahindra and Ford end discussions of automotive joint venture

Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford Motor Company have mutually and amicably determined they will not complete a previously announced automotive joint venture between their companies.

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.

Mercedes-Benz starts local production of AMG in India

Mercedes-Benz India has commenced local production of the first-ever AMG vehicle in India- the AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé. With this Mercedes-Benz India will be producing the new generation cars (NGC), the sedans, the ...

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...

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...

Tata Technologies, GKN Automotive join forces

Tata Technologies, a global engineering and product development digital services company, and GKN Automotive, a global leader in driveline systems and advanced ePowertrain technologies, announced the opening of an a...

eMatrixmile, Magenta to install QYK POD charging stations for EVs

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), has been signed between eMatrixmile India Pvt Ltd and Magenta EV Solutions Private Limited for installation and commissioning of 'QYK POD' charging stations with associated infra...

Maruti Suzuki WagonR is highest selling CNG vehicle in country

The Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG has emerged as the highest selling CNG vehicle in the country by surpassing 3 lakh units in sales, making it the most successful CNG car across all passenger vehicle segments.

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

Indian Auto Component Industry de-grows 11.7 per cent in FY 2019-20

The turnover of the Indian automotive component industry has registered a de-growth of (-) 11.7 per cent compared to the previous year at Rs. 3.49 lakh crore (USD 49.2 billion) for the period April 2019 to March 202...

CV Raman of Maruti Suzuki answers 23 critical questions - Sr. Executive Director, Engineering, MSIL

23 Questions every car owner should be able to answer

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Honda Amaze crosses 4 lakh cumulative sales milestone in India

The Honda Amaze sedan from Honda Cars India has cumulatively sold 4 lakh units since its first introduction in the country in 2013. The Amaze, now in its second-generation, is currently Honda’s largest selling model...

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.

Lanxess polyamide 6 comes handy in making hybrid vehicle bolster

Thermoplastics with easy-flowing properties are usually somewhat more expensive than comparable standard materials; however, they offer advantages that ultimately pay off in terms of processing, production costs and...

Mercedes India delivers 2948 car in Jan-June 2020

Despite the raging covid-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz India was able to deliver 2948 new cars (retail sales) to customers in the first half of 2020 (January to June 2020). The June 2020 sales however showed first sig...

Hyundai debuts intelligent Manual Transmission technology on Venue SUV

Hyundai Motor India has introduced the intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) on the Hyundai Venue SUV that comes with a one litre turbo GDI BS6 petrol engine.

Polaris Sportsman 570 tractor - First Drive

Roy P. Tharyan experiences the new 

Maruti Suzuki Alto continues its leadership for 16 consecutive years

Maruti Suzuki Alto has been crowned India’s best-selling car for 16 years in a row. Launched in September 2000, Alto witnessed a consistent rise in popularity over the years to become a symbol of pride for the Indi...

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 ...

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...

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

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

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

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...

Tata Motors sells 5676 units of passenger vehicles, degrowing  (-) 68 per cent

Like all vehicle manufacturers in the country, Tata Motors too posted miserable sales for its passenger vehicles for the month of March 2020. The company sold 5676 units as compared to 17810 units in March 2019. Thi...

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...

BorgWarner’s new high-voltage coolant heaters to appear in next gen cars

BorgWarner´s coolant heaters are expected to appear in 2021 on the next generation of passenger cars produced by global OEMs. The company has been chosen as a supplier for cabin heating and battery conditioning solu...

Valeo launches universal flat wiper blades in India

Valeo, the global automotive technology supplier has launched Universal Flat Wiper Blades for the Indian market. This advanced wiper technology will be manufactured at Valeo’s Vallam site located near Chennai.

Varroc showcases  roadmap for future of mobility

15th Edition of the Auto Expo-The Components Show 2020 by showcasing solutions for electric mobility, connected vehicles, and light weighting.

NEI aims investment of Rs  100 crores; launches needle bearing

National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI), part of the CK Birla Group, launched ‘needle bearing’ as a part of its comprehensive range of bearings at Auto Expo Components 2020 in New Delhi.

Varroc to manufacture EV Battery Management Systems for Danish company

Varroc Engineering Limited, a global Tier-1 auto component supplier, has entered an agreement to manufacture EV Battery Management System (BMS) in India for Lithium Balance, a Danish BMS solutions provider.

BorgWarner to showcase broad portfolio for vehicles at Auto Expo 2020

As a global leader in clean and energy-efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, BorgWarner will be showcasing its broad product portfolio at the 15th edition of the Auto Expo 2020...

Maruti Suzuki provides driving training to 50 lakh aspirants

Maruti Suzuki has achieved the milestone of providing state-of-the-art driving training to 50 lakh aspirants, cumulatively. The milestone includes cumulative figures of the candidates being trained in learner, refre...

World premiere of Volkswagen charging robots in underground parkings

Volkswagen Group Components has presented a new and visionary charging concept which involves mobile robots that will charge electric vehicles completely autonomously in future. In short, every parking space can bec...

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...

First Valeo Electrical Shoppe launched in Bengaluru

Valeo, the global automotive technology supplier has set-up Valeo Electrical Shoppe in Bengaluru, an exclusive service facility for “High-end Auto Electrical Components” in the country. Through Valeo Electrical Shop...

FCA India wins India’s highest Award for Quality Excellence from government

FCA India has announced that Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited (FIAPL), its world class manufacturing joint venture in Ranjangaon, near Pune, has won the Platinum Trophy in the ‘Large Enterprise’ category at th...

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...

From candle light to digital light, automotive lighting with Mercedes-Benz

Believe it or not, in 1886 the world’s first cars were equipped with candle lights. More than a century later, modern cars of today are equipped with digital lights. Mercedes-Benz takes you through this journey of t...

Mercedes-Benz Lab1886 supports Rolls-Royce Power Systems

Lab1886, the innovation unit for business models within Mercedes-Benz AG, is now supporting drive and energy system provider Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG in a pilot project in the field of stationary energy supply s...

Lubricants make things run smoothly

Lubricants are indispensable in industry. Greases and oils perform critical functions, ensuring that engines and machines run perfectly smooth. They extend the service life of machines, protect them from corrosion, ...

Selfies, discussions for German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel at Continental office

It was not merely a selfie time with German Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel at Continental’s India facility in Gurugram. While the Chancellor did meet the staff of the company and take time out for some picture...

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 ...

Vitesco Technologies to exhibit motorcycle solutions at EICMA 2019

Vitesco Technologies which was earlier known as Continental Powertrain division will be exhibiting its motorcycle solutions at the upcoming Eicma 2019 (public days 7–10 November).

Nissan EV test car comes with twin-motor all-wheel control technology

Auto major Nissan has revealed a high-power, twin-motor all-wheel-control test car equipped with new technologies being developed for the company’s next generation of EVs.

Hyundai plant in Ulsan to use BASF Elastoflex for production of car seats

Hyundai Motor Company’s (HMC) plant in Ulsan will exclusively use BASF Elastoflex flexible polyurethane (PU) foam systems for the production of its car seats. The highly resilient PU foam is a low volatile organic c...

Honda Activa continues to be No. 1 selling 2 Wheeler brand in India

No, it’s not just the BMW, Mercedes-Benz and MG Motor cars that are selling like hot cakes this festive season. Midway into the festive season, Honda’s iconic Activa scooter has once again cemented its leadership as...

MulticoreWare, Uhnder to help accelerate automotive radar development

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

Tata Motors announces its EV technology brand ‘Ziptron’

Tata Motors announced its electric vehicle technology ‘Ziptron’, which will power a range of aspirational Tata electric cars, starting with a new launch in Q4 of FY20.

Hyundai Motor Group develops centre side airbag

One wonders why no one thought about this all this while. Yes, Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new centre side airbag, further enhancing the safety of its vehicles. The airbag works to separate the space between...




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