PM lays foundation stone for Suzuki electric vehicle battery plant

Maruti Suzuki India commenced the celebrations of ’40 years of Suzuki’s partnership with the people of India’. The commemorative ceremony at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat was graced by Prime Minister of India...

ASDC hosts Partners Forum for workforce upskilling in automotive industry

After two-year hiatus owing to the pandemic, the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), India's first sector skill council for automobile industry successfully organised skill-oriented brainstorming ASDC’s Pa...

BPCL, Bounce Infinity to set up battery swapping stations across India

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Bounce Infinity have joined hands to fortify the Bounce Infinity’s extensive battery swapping infrastructure. Under this partnership, Bounce Infinity will set-up its b...

Volkswagen, Mahindra to partner for MEB electric components in Chennai

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

BYD, Cimex sign deal for 50 units of e6 electric car in Nepal

Cimex Inc. Pvt. Ltd., BYD’s partner in Nepal, has signed an agreement for 50 units of BYD e6 with Self Drive Nepal Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Spark Group for emission-free rental fleet operation. This is a single la...

Lanxess makes Siemens a Global Alliance Partner

Lanxess is securing strong support on its growth path and intensifying its long-standing cooperation with Siemens. The companies have now signed a contract for the procurement of technical goods for the global produ...

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

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...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

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

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...

TVS Eurogrip launches 11 new tyre products for replacement market

TVS Srichakra Ltd., a leading manufacturer of 2 & 3 wheeler and off-highway tyres, announced the launch of eleven new products for the replacement market: eight new high-performance tyre sizes for motorcycles, two f...

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...

Hero MotoCorp surpasses 100 million cumulative production milestone

Leading motorcycle and scooter manufacturer Hero MotoCorp has surpassed the significant milestone of 100 Million (10 crores) units in cumulative production. The 100 millionth bike, the Xtreme 160R, was rolled-out of...

Honda Cars India stops production at Greater Noida factory

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has stopped production of its cars at its Greater Noida plant. The Japanese company has two plants in India, one in Greater Noida which was established first, and the other at Tapukara ...

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.

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...

Interview with KN Gupta, Joint MD, Maclite (Super Nova Autolite Pvt Ltd)

KN GUPTA, Joint Managing Director, Maclite (Super Nova Autolite Pvt Ltd) & MD, SKNG Business Solutions Pvt Ltd reveals in an interview with Motown India Editor Roy P. Tharyan, that the auto industry in India is toda...

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...

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.

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...

Guardians to be jailed, fined for offences by juveniles driving vehicles

Very soon, traffic violations will invite huge penalties for motorists in India as the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Rajya Sabha.

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%.

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 ...

ICAT geared up to boost electric mobility through testing services

As India moves towards adopting complete electric mobility by 2030, the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), located in Manesar, in the northern automotive hub of India, have begun to offer testing...

JBM Group acquires major shareholding in German auto major Linde-Wiemann

The US $ 1.5 billion India based JBM Group with business interest in auto systems and assemblies has acquired major shareholding in Germany based Linde-Wiemann GmbH KG, a leading manufacturer of complex structural ...

Norm Glasses with “mini computer” embedded inside frame

Human Capable Inc. introduced Norm Glasses at CES 2019. Norm glasses look barely distinguishable from regular sunglasses, yet they have a “mini computer” embedded inside the frame, including CPU, memory, battery, sp...

TVS Apache RTR 160 4v launched in Bangladesh

TVS Motor Company has launched the TVS Apache RTR 160 4v in Bangladesh. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4V will be the flagship offering of the brand in the country. The TVS Apache RTR 160 4v is based on the six-time Indian...

Microdot technology, a powerful car theft deterrent

South Africa based Recoveri, manufacturer and exporter of technologically superior micro tag identification and trace solutions for vehicles and other movable domestic and corporate assets worldwide is entering Indi...

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...

FCA files trade complaint against Mahindra in US; Says Roxor is a copy of Jeep

Automotive major Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has filed a trade complaint against the Anand Mahindra-controlled Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) seeking to stop the latter from selling the Roxor off-road vehicle in the ...

Kia installs framework for its first manufacturing facility in India

Korean auto major Kia, installed the framework of its new manufacturing facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The facility will be constructed over a sprawling 214 hectares and will cater to jobs for nearly 3,000 l...

New Lexus India team launches LS500h luxury sedan

With a new management in place at Lexus India, the company launched the highly anticipated fifth generation LS500h which will soon be available in India at a starting price of Rs 1.77 crore. The Lexus LS500h is now ...

Samvardhana Motherson acquires MS Global India

Samvardhana Motherson International Limited (SAMIL), the principal holding company of Samvardhana Motherson Group has announced that it has successfully acquired 100% of MS Global India Pvt Ltd (MSGI), from the Kore...

Toyota domestic sales dip 15pc in Dec 2017; Innova, Fortuner sales rise in CY 2017

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10793 units in the domestic market in December 2017. The company exported 812 units of the Etios series this month thus clocking a total of 11,605 units. In the month of Decem...

Mahindra utility vehicle sales take a hit, CVs, tractors sales grow

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) passenger utility vehicles, the mainstay of its passenger vehicles, suffered a negative growth in domestic market sales in December 2017, recording 14514 units as compared to 1595...

TVS Apache RR 310 launched for Rs 2.05 lakh; Marks entry into super-premium segment

TVS Motor Company has launched the TVS Apache RR 310. The motorcycle marks TVS Motor Company’s entry into the super-premium segment, both in domestic and international markets. The TVS Apache RR310 will be availabl...

Rs 2500 crore Lumax DK Jain Group unveils new brand identity

Leading Indian automotive components player Lumax, DK Jain Group, with a turnover of Rs 2500 crore has revealed its new logo and the newly launched visual brand identity. The logo, christened with the ‘WinteGreat wh...

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.

Honda’s Tapukara plant begins to pay rich dividends

Honda Cars India’s “Make in India” initiative is beginning to pay rich dividends not only in its car business but also in its car parts business. A visit to one of its plants in Rajasthan clearly indicated that the ...

Jeep Compass, Tata Nexon will add zing to Ranjangaon plant

Two new car models from two different car manufacturers--the Jeep Compass SUV from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India and the Tata Nexon, a compact SUV from Tata Motors, are expected to inject a lot of action ver...

Mission Possible: Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acre playground aims to keep cars and people safe

Maruti Suzuki’s 600 acres of unique playground in Rohtak near Delhi in the state of Haryana has around 1400 engineers playing ball almost every day of their lives, not to win trophies for themselves, but to keep the...

Cyrus Mistry comes out with guns blazing in letter to Tata Sons’ Board

Cyrus Mistry who was ousted from his position as Chairman of Tata Sons finally came out with his guns blazing in a hard hitting letter to the Directors of Tata Sons and to the Trustees of the Tata Trusts. He said in...

Ssangyong Motor Signs LOI for JV with Shaanxi Automobile Group of China

SsangYong Motor Company, part of the Mahindra Group, has announced that as part of its effort to grow in China, the company signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Shaanxi Automobile Group for a joint venture that ...

Lexus Kinetic seat concept world premiere at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Lexus has announced it will debut the Kinetic Seat Concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show that begins at the end of this month, as a standalone display.

Mahindra rebrands Electric Mobility Business as Mahindra Electric

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has recently rebranded its electric mobility portfolio as Mahindra Electric. Under the umbrella brand, Mahindra Electric, the company will manufacture electric cars, license out i...

Interview with Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt Ltd

Interview with Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt Ltd. Dubey talks about the progress of Indian Motorcycle, part of the Polaris Group.

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Global Business, A2B

Interview with Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric & Global Business, A2B. Gill talks about the progress of this e-scooters.

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

Piaggio India kicks off production of the all new Aprilia SR 150

Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited (PVPL) has rolled out the very first Aprilia SR 150 from its plant in Baramati. After its announcement at the Delhi Motor Show in February, Piaggio has started the production of the ...

LUXURY CARS IN INDIA: A Painful Growth

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

Aerospace, Defence sectors offer vast opportunities, says ACMA

With the objective of facilitating its members diversify into the fast growing Aerospace & Defence sector, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) organised its second Aerospace and Defenc...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India 4th plant in India inaugurated

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) inaugurated its fourth manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Mandal taluk, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat) in India. This green factory came up in a record 13 months!

Roll-Royce aluminium tryst in testing phase

In February 2015, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced the development of an all-new aluminium space-frame architecture that will underpin all future Rolls-Royce models arriving in market from early 2018. The company ha...

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...

VW Group audit confirms misconduct and shortcomings

Germany based Volkswagen Group has admitted that the software-influenced NOx emissions behaviour of its cars in the US and elsewhere was due the interaction of three factors: The misconduct and shortcomings of indi...

Sanjeev Taparia - Sr Vice President-Marketing, National Engineering Industries

In an interview with Motown India, Sanjeev Taparia, Sr Vice President-Marketing, National Engineering Industries said that the moment his...

Call for use of galvanized steel in Indian auto industry

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

BMW i patent powers eBike with innovative swing arm

In India we are all too familiar with BMW i vehicles and the handful of BMW i8 cars that were a complete sell out here. BMW i stands for visionary vehicle concepts, progressive design and a new understanding of prem...

Swedish electric vehicles to ply on Delhi roads

Zbee, the electric vehicle from Sweden’s Clean Motion company will soon be seen on New Delhi roads. These vehicles will be seen at DLF Place Saket mall, and will connect the Malviya Nagar metro station to the mal...

Honda Cars to invest Rs. 380 cr for Tapakura plant expansion

Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) will be investing Rs. 380 crore in its Tapukara plant in Alwar district, Rajasthan to expand the annual production capacity of the plant from the current 1,20,000 units per annum to 1...

Audi plant uses robots to move cars

Audi cars are safe, smart and technologically advanced. Now their plants too are getting savvy. After the news of a human-robot cooperation at an Audi plant and very recently testing of chairless chairs at an Audi p...

Takahiro Hachigo  to become new President, CEO of Honda Motor  Co.

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. has announced that Takahiro Hachigo, currently the company’s Managing Officer, will become Senior Managing Officer effective in April 2015, and will become President, Chief Executive Officer and...

Ricardo next-gen electric vehicle motor

Ricardo plc, a global multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy, has designed and built in prototype form a new electric vehicle (EV) motor. This is part of a collaborat...

BMGI Unveils White Paper on vehicle pricing

Breakthrough Management Group International (BMGI), a global consulting firm, has come out with a white paper on “Demystifying pricing in Passenger Vehicle Industry- Scientific way to stay ahead of curve”. This pap...

Interview with Thomas Lich, Senior Expert, Bosch Accident Research (Robert Bosch Corporation, Germany)

Accident Research (AR) in general helps to identify key issues on traffic safety by analyzing in-depth accident data. Such data is collected in four locations in India currently (Status January, 2015). They are Coim...

Tata Elxsi showcases advanced automotive solutions at CES 2015

Tata Elxsi, a global design & technology services company and part of the $ 100 billion Tata group, is showcasing its latest innovations in connected car, autonomous vehicles and In-Vehicle infotainment technology a...

At BMW Welt, there is much more to just taking delivery

It’s almost unbelievable. It’s not a dealership and there is none like this in India. In fact, a lot of people globally may not have even have heard of this concept. BMW Welt in Munich, Germany has been a major att...

Interview with Rajesh Shrivastava, General Manager, Marketing & Dealer Development, Terex Equipment Pvt Ltd

Terex is a US based company which operates through five verticals and one of the verticals is Terex Construction and that is where our company belongs. We are based out of Greater Noida and what we manufacture here ...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

Gadkari hails SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement

Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has stated that the proposed SAARC Motor Vehicle Agreement has wider scope for movement of all types of vehicles across Saarc member States and will b...

Stiff penalties in 2014 Road Transport Bill

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has finally come out with a draft of the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 which will be tabled in Parliament during the Winter Session. The draft bill has been released t...

AMP 2016 growth targets to fall short of 20-25pc

The sluggish macro-economic factors during the last three years have led to a significant slowdown, which is amongst the worst that the Indian automotive industry has witnessed. This has impacted the pace of growth ...

Faro Edge ScanArm HD comes with fast scanning

FARO Technologies, the world’s leader in 3D measurement, imaging, and realisation technology, has released the all-new Faro Edge ScanArm HD (Laser Line Probe HD). The Faro Edge ScanArm HD combines the power of the n...

Tata AutoComp adds a lot to the Zest

Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (Tata AutoComp) has announced significant contribution of the company in engineering, design and supplying of components to the Tata Zest. Many of its joint venture companies have contr...

Eaton for tie up with China’s Great Wall Motors

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

Meritor and Brakes India sign expanded Agreement

Meritor, Inc and Brakes India, Ltd. have announced the signing of a Licensing and Technology Assistance Agreement for the manufacture and sale of Meritor ELSA air disc brakes in India. According to a Meritor stateme...

Hella’s pioneering lighting & electronic solutions

At the world's largest trade fair for green technology, IFAT, which is being held in Munich from May 5-9, 2014, Hella, the international automotive supplier, is showcasing a treasure trove of innovative lighting and...

Ricardo tech director to chair key R&D associatio

Simon Edwards, Ricardo’s global director of technology, has been appointed to chair EARPA, the influential association of automotive R&D organisations across Europe Founded in 2002, EARPA – the European Automotive R...

MagnetiMarelli focus on eco-sustainable tech

Leading auto component manufacturer MagnetiMarelli is taking part in the 13th edition of Auto China that opens to the public on April 23, 2014. The show is held every two years in Beijing. MagnetiMarelli has an exhi...

Interview with Anil Singh, Head of Manufacturing & Sourcing, AMW Motors Ltd

We have taken initiative into cost reduction through waste elimination, productivity improvement and optimum utilisation of resources. We have made a work culture where Kaizen, TPM and reduce cost of quality is the ...

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...

A8 L Security meets highest security level

This car is one which our Indian politicians would love to be driven in. Or as a matter of fact every notorious gangster too! Audi has launched the A8 L Security. The high-security version of the luxury sedan meets...

Honda develops VTEC Turbo engine

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that it has newly developed VTEC Turbo, a direct injection gasol

Mahindra inaugurates new aerospace facility

Mahindra Aerospace inaugurated its 25,000 sq. m aerostructures manufacturing facility at the Narsapu

Hero Cycles inaugurates aluminium cycle plant

Hero Cycles Ltd. has inaugurated its new all-aluminium cycle plant at its existing facility in Ghazi

Interview with Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Centre for Automotive Technology (iCAT)

In the next five years, we should be looking at revenue of close to 150 crore. By that time, we will be able to ramp up our headcount to over 400. Within a distance of 7km from iCAT, we will be establishing another...

Interview with Glenville da Silva, President, ICEMA & Vice President of Business Development, Asia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)

Interview with Glenville da Silva, President, ICEMA & Vice President of Business Development, Asia, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)

ACMA hosts seminar on automotive aftermarket

ACMA, the apex body of the auto component industry in India, hosted an international conference on t

Mahindra Reva inaugurates its new plant

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. has formally inaugurated its manufacturing facility

Hero Cycles begins aluminium frame production

Hero Cycles Ltd. has announced the setting up of a new assembly unit. The new unit has been incorpor

Interview with Shiv Inder Singh, Managing Director, Firefox Bikes

The word ‘high-end’ in India is a bit misleading. In India, anything over 10,000 is considered a high-end product. And will this segment keep on increasing? Absolutely, there is no way it can’t because the kids are ...

Interview with Rajesh Poddar, Director-Business Development, Paracoat Products Limited

we do have plans to bring in new concept vehicles in India, which include bigger ambulances, bigger caravans, Our collaborators in Japan has got a design bearing two bedrooms and a living room in a bus. So those thi...

Defence minister inaugurates Defexpo-2012

Showcasing the country's military prowess and the nation's emergence as an attractive destination fo

Mahindra Reva signs R&D MoUs with govt of Victoria

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (Mahindra Reva) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Suzuki Motor Corp divorces Volkswagen AG

Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced that its board of directors has officially determined the

Mahindra rolls out 'Spark The Rise' game plan

Mahindra Group has announced the launch of a multi-media movement

Interview with Amit Gossain, Vice President—Marketing and Business Development, JCB India Ltd.

We are obviously very large in the backhoe segment. Our heavyline manufacturing plant was set up in 2006-07. So if you look at it from that perspective, we are growing year-on-year and have expanded our product rang...

Apollo Tyres focuses on Dubai as a hub

Apollo Tyres focuses on Dubai as a hub for its Middle East operations




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