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%...

Hero Electric partners with Earth Ride to provide e-bikes to youth

Electric two wheeler company Hero Electric has announced its partnership with Delhi-based start-up Earth Ride, to provide e-bikes to the youth of the country searching for new business enterprises.

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).

 Kia unveils new corporate logo and global brand slogan

Kia has revealed its new corporate logo and global brand slogan that signify the automaker’s bold transformation and all-new brand purpose. The introduction of the new logo represents Kia’s ambitions to establish a ...

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...

Lanxess offers new flame-retardant thermoplastic composite materials

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites from Lanxess are characterised by their high inherent flame-retardant properties. One of the reasons for this is their high fiber content. They therefore al...

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...

Electric two-wheeler  sales up in Sept 2020 by 72%, says SMEV

The electric two-wheeler industry is showing signs of revival. According to the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), in September 2020, sales of High-Speed Electric two-wheelers (HS E2W) have increa...

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...

Ultraviolette Automotive receives Rs 30 crore funding from TVS

Following the successful nationwide unveiling of its high-performance motorcycle - the F77, Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt. Ltd., an innovator in sustainable mobility, announced that it had received an additional inve...

Grinntech unveils high-tech batteries for Indian EVs

Grinntech, an investor-backed start-up specialising in Lithium-Ion batteries for EVs and energy storage systems, has unveiled a range of high-tech batteries with unique designs customised to Indian conditions along ...

BorgWarner begins supply of EGR modules for FCA mild hybrids

BorgWarner’s exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) module which includes cooler and valve will be the company’s first gasoline EGR module to be used on mild-hybrid engine technology for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in ...

Tata Motors delivers Tata Tigor EVs to Ministry of Ayush

Tata Motors has delivered Tigor electric vehicles to the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in Delhi, as a part of its tender with EESL. The first batch of Tigor EVs was ...

Tata Motors rolls out 1000th Nexon EV

Tata Motors announced a significant milestone in the electric vehicle (EV) domain by rolling out the 1000th Nexon EV from its plant in Pune.

GWM, Maharashtra govt sign MoU; Commits US $ 1 billion investment in India

Great Wall Motor (GWM), a global SUV manufacturer based in China has signed an MOU with the Maharashtra government to set up a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility in Talegaon, committing an investment...

Polaris India appoints Lalit Sharma as new Country Manager; Pankaj Dubey moves on

Pankaj Dubey, who was at the helm of affairs of Polaris India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Inc., since its inception for around 10 years, has moved on to pursue other career opportunities. In his p...

ZERO DARK APRIL 2020: Indian Auto Industry staring at Rs 92000 crore loss for 40-day lockdown

If one were to calculate by what SIAM has to say wherein each day of plant closure will trigger a loss of more than Rs 2300 crore in turnover for auto OEMS and component manufacturers, then what we are looking at i...

Lohia Auto halts production at Kashipur plant

As the Government announced a lockdown across various districts of the country in a bid to tackle the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Lohia Auto, an electric vehicle player, announced its closure of its production a...

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...

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.

Hero Electric appoints Piyush Prasad as new National Business Head

Electric vehicle brand Hero Electric has appointed Piyush Prasad as the National Business Head. Prasad will be responsible for the overall business growth, expanding product sales and will oversee the customer satis...

Mahindra Electric launches new brand identity

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

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...

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

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

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...

Naveen Munjal - Managing Director, Hero Electric

Roy P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India meets up with Naveen Munjal, MD, Hero Electric and asks him about his company's journey in the electric vehicle space. Munjal talks about his company, his products, his plans and...

Delhi gets new electric vehicle policy; Industry hails move

In order to curb rising pollution, the capital city of New Delhi is serious about getting in more electric vehicles to replace IC engine powered vehicles. Announcing its EV policy, the Delhi government aims to regis...

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...

Ford hands over control to Mahindra in India through new joint venture

Ford India will be transferring its Indian operations, including its personnel and assembly plants in Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Sanand in Gujarat, as well as the Global Business Services unit, Ford Credit and Ford S...

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.

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...

Sennheiser enters automotive sector with Ambeo

Audio equipment giant Sennheiser, has entered the automotive sector with an Ambeo immersive audio solution for in-car entertainment and communication in collaboration with Southern California-based luxury automaker,...

First Kia Seltos rolls out of Anantapur plant

Kia Motors India has rolled out the production version of its first car for India, the Seltos, manufactured at its state-of-the-art facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The first Kia Seltos was rolled off the asse...

Tata Power, Tata Motors join hands to install e charging stations

Tata Power and Tata Motors have announced their partnership to install 300 fast charging stations by the end of the FY20, across key five cities namely Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Indian Army officials to use electric cars in New Delhi

The Indian Army in step with government policies on environmental protection has launched an ecological initiative with employing electric cars for use of its officials in New Delhi in partnership with Energy Effici...

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

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

Auto industry hails GST reduction on electric vehicles

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) welcomed the government’s decision to reduce the GST rate on electric vehicles from the present 12% to 5%.

GST rate on all electric vehicles reduced from 12% to 5%

The government has announced the reduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate on all electric vehicles from 12% to 5%. The GST rate on charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles is also reduced from 18% to...

Steep hike in private ICE vehicle registration fees proposed

In order to boost the buying and use of electric vehicles in the personal passenger vehicle segment in future, the government is proposing a steep hike in the fees for issue and renewal of registration of private ve...

MoRTH draft notification for CMVR amendments to boost electric vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a draft notification for amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules for providing a boost to electric vehicles

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...

MG partners with Fortum to set up 50 KW DC fast-charging EV stations ahead of EZS launch

As part of its commitment towards sustainable mobility, MG Motor India and Fortum Charge & Drive India have undertaken the first step towards creating DC Fast Charging infrastructure (50 KW) in the country.

Government EV targets need to be practical says auto industry

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

eBikeGo announces joint venture with Vpledge Delivery

eBikeGo an electric bike rental and delivery platform entered into a joint venture with Vpledge Delivery recently. In this exclusive partnership, eBikeGo will be providing theire co-friendly electric scooters for hy...

Shell launches e-fluids to optimise electric vehicle performance

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

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...

Flash Electronics files suit in U.S against Royal Enfield for patent infringement

Flash Electronics India Ltd, a leading electronic and electric auto components player has filed a law suit against Royal Enfield challenging patent infringement in the US regarding production of an important compone...

Ather Energy announces entry into Chennai in June

Ather Energy products will not be available in Chennai by June 2019. Chennai is the second city the company is entering after its commercial launch in Bengaluru in 2018. With this, Ather plans to be in 30 cities ove...

‘Ambassador’ name will be used very respectfully, says Linda Jackson

Even though reports suggest that Groupe PSA would be using the iconic ‘Ambassador’ name for its electric vehicles in India in the future, there was no official confirmation on it during the unveiling of the Citroen ...

Hyundai, Kia invest Rs 2062 crore in India’s mobility service provider Ola

Hyundai Motor Group and Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms, announced a strategic partnership under which Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) and Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) will make their biggest ...

February 2019, a dismal month for Indian PV & 2-Wheeler manufacturers

The month of February 2019 has been a dismal month for automobile manufacturers, both four wheelers and two wheelers. According to the latest sales data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SI...

Bosch Two-Wheeler & Powersports Business Unit to benefit from India growth story

After the successful introduction of ABS and motorcycle stability control (MSC) technologies, Bosch has introduced its first advanced rider assistance systems for motorcycles, comprising adaptive cruise control, for...

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...

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...

Honda creates new categories of technology

Honda showcased a variety of mobility, robotics, energy management, and connected concepts at CES 2019 that have the potential to create a cleaner, safer, and more convenient world. The company featured demonstratio...

Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat  burger wins top prizes at CES 2019

This is not a report pertaining to the automobile world, yet it deserves a mention in the columns of Motown India channel. Impossible Foods launched its first major product upgrade CES 2019-- and Impossible Burger 2...

Mercedes-Benz showcases new technologies

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé celebrated its world premiere at the show. The successor to the premium coupé first unveiled in 2013 boasts an innovative interior with the next evolution of the MBUX, which now recognise...

8th EV Expo 2018 concludes successfully with new launches

Electric vehicle manufacturers like Gonenka Electric Motors, Mahindra Electric, ETO Motors, Soni E-vehicle, Altius Technologies, Geekay E-Bicycles, HIM Technoforge, Thukral Electric Bikes, Champion Polyplast and o...

BorgWarner eco friendly solutions at EV Japan2019 in Tokyo

BorgWarner will be showcasing showcase its advanced environmentally friendly solutions for electric vehicles at the EV Japan 2019,a leading exhibition for electric (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) technologies...

Kia Motors India, AP Govt sign MoU to drive future eco mobility

Kia Motors India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state of Andhra Pradesh to collaborate on the ‘Partnership for Future Eco Mobility’, The partnership reinforces Kia’s commitment to support th...

SUN Mobility and SmartE partner to transform EV adoption in the country

Sun Mobility, a leading provider of energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EVs), announced a partnership with SmartE, India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator, to deploy its universal energ...

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’.

Log 9 Materials working on metal-air battery to run EVs

Log 9 Materials, an IIT Roorkee spin-off working in nanotechnology domain is working on a metal-air battery concept to revolutionise the energy sector. The company is making a commercially viable product on this und...

BorgWarner’s EGR solution for reduced NOX emissions

In times of increasingly stringent emissions regulations, advanced technologies are more important than ever. BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles...

Kia, Hyundai reveal solar charging system technology for vehicles

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

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

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

 BorgWarner new VCT production line in Kakkalur,South India

BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, celebrated the opening of its expanded facility in Kakkalur, India.

Continental unveils Thermal Management solutions at global expo in China

At the Global Future Mobility Conference & Expo 2018 in the Hangzhou International Expo Center from September 20-23,2018 technology company Continental unveiled Thermal Management solutions within a personal exchang...

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...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google announce technology partnership

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

Suja Chandy is MD, Nissan Digital India

Nissan has appointed Suja Chandy as managing director for Nissan Digital India. Chandy will be responsible for operations of Nissan’s first Global Digital Hub in India. The hub will focus on building new-age digital...

Mahindra Logistics introduces Electric Vehicles for employee commute in Kerala

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

BorgWarner high-performance Electric Drive Module for new EVs from Great Wall Motors

BorgWarner is providing its high-performance electric drive module (eDM) for the 2018 C30 electric vehicle (EV) and the brand ORA from China’s leading automaker, Great Wall Motors (GWM). The 2018 C30 is the first EV...

BorgWarner launches High Voltage Coolant for EV and HEV batteries

BorgWarner, a global leader in propulsion systems for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, has announced its innovative High Voltage Coolant Heater as part of the company’s Battery and Cabin Heater families. Th...

Greaves Cotton to acquire majority stake in electric vehicle company Ampere

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

Tata Motors to ramp up Sanand facility; 100% capacity utilisation

To further meet growing demand for its new generation passenger vehicles, Tata Motors announced its ramp up plans for the Sanand plant. Operating at 100% capacity utilisation currently, the plant has so far rolled o...

Hyundai Motor India Plant is ready for new Santro, EV vehicles

Hyundai Motor India plant in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu is bustling with frenzied activity. They are getting ready to manufacture the new Santro family car. The new Santro would soon be launched in the country. Cod...

BorgWarner’s Exhaust Heat Recovery System enters production soon

Developed for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), BorgWarner’s innovative Exhaust Heat Recovery System (EHRS) will enter production later this year for vehicles from a major...

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

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

BMW, Great Wall Motor sign JV agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

The BMW Group and Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor have signed an agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China. During an event for autonomous and connected drivi...

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 ...

Magenta Power sets up India’s first solar based charging station for EVs

Magenta Power, one of the leading service providers of renewable energy solutions in association with Exicom, has installed India’s first solar charging station (DC Fast Charge) for electric vehicles in Turbhe, Navi...

Volvo Cars hopeful of increased sales & revenues

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced new financial and operational ambitions that will position the company as a leading player in the global automotive business by the middle of the next decade.

MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA SCALES NEW HEIGHTS---Sunny Side Up

Auto and farm equipment major Mahindra & Mahindra has finally found its place in the sun after several years of perseverance and hard work, the last three years being significant ones that led to the company transfo...

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...

Nuance’s Conversational AI platform powers Mercedes Benz User Experience

Nuance Communications, Inc, the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations, has announced it has collaborated with Daimler AG to develop and power the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system...

Large orders for Volvo XC40 prompt company to expand production

Sweden based Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has received almost 80,000 orders for the new award-winning XC40 small SUV and is expanding production in Europe and China in order to meet demand.

 Ather Energy launches largest charging infrastructure network in an Indian city

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

Mahindra launches Automobili Pininfarina, a luxury car brand

After acquiring the Italian design house Pinifarina sometime back, Mahindra & Mahindra has announced the launch of Automobili Pininfarina, the world’s newest sustainable luxury car brand. Automobili Pininfarina will...

Wireless charging system developed on Kia Soul EV

Marking an important step in the future of electric vehicles, the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, Inc. (Mojo) have completed a three-year project to develop a fast-charging wire...

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

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

Mahindra, Ford sign MoUs to co-develop midsize SUV, EV & connected car solutions

Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company will jointly develop new SUVs, and a small electric vehicle as part of several initiatives announced between the two companies. The two companies signed five new memoranda of...

Volkswagen Group to produce electric vehicles worldwide on massive scale

The Volkswagen Group will be stepping up its e-mobility drive with 16 locations around the globe getting ready to produce battery powered vehicles by the end of 2022. This was announced recently by Matthias Müller, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mahindra and LG Chem collaborate for Li-ion battery technology

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group and LG Chem, Korea’s leading manufacturer of advanced batteries have announced a collaboration in the field of advanced Li-ion battery technology...

Kinetic Green, Lamborghini family of Italy form joint venture

Pune based Kinetic Group’s company Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions Ltd signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with luxury brand Tonino Lamborghini to jointly set up a new joint venture company in India (i...




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