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...

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...

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...

Hyundai Motor India Inaugurates plush corporate headquarters in Gurugram

Hyundai Motor India has inaugurated its new state-of-the art corporate headquarters in Gurugram. Present at the inauguration were Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal along with SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor Indi...

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.

Lanxess reveals new design for electric vehicle charging inlets

The boom in electric vehicles is causing a sharp rise in demand for plastics destined for charging infrastructure. Lanxess is convinced that this area offers a wealth of opportunities to use its Durethan polyamides ...

Nissan Magnite exported to Nepal, Indonesia, South Africa

Nissan India has announced the exports of the all-new Nissan Magnite in Indonesia, South Africa and Nepal. Since the launch of the all-new Nissan Magnite in December 2020, Nissan India has produced 15,010 sub-compac...

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...

Hindustan Motors, Hind Motor Railway Station and the iconic Ambassador

Can you recall any Indian automobile manufacturer that has a railway station named after it? Yes, the iconic Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HML) has one named after it and it goes by the name of “Hind Motor” railway station...

Tata Motors rolls out 2,00,000th Nexon compact SUV at Pune plant

Tata Motors has rolled out the 2,00,000th Nexon from its Ranjangaon facility in Pune. Since the 150K roll out in November 2020, the last 50K units have been recorded in less than 6 months, with demand outpacing supp...

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...

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...

TVS Srichakra enters Europe two-wheeler tyre market with Eurogrip brand

TVS Srichakra Ltd., one of India’s leading manufacturers of 2 & 3 wheeler and off-highway tyres, announced its foray into the European market with its new range of Eurogrip two-wheeler tyres customised to meet the E...

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...

Indian auto companies shut down, divert oxygen for medical purposes

Indian auto companies like JCB India, MG Motor India, Maruti Suzuki and Hero MotoCorp have either shut down or are shutting down their plants for a few days as a result of the prevailing covid-19 conditions. Some of...

Jagdish Khattar, his final re-inCARNATION

A couple of days after Jagdish Khattar died on April 26, 2021, India’s leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki released half page obituaries in the country’s leading newspapers.

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...

Hero MotoCorp to suspend manufacturing operations temporarily

In keeping with its commitment to the safety and welfare of its people, Hero MotoCorp has decided to proactively halt operations temporarily at all of its manufacturing facilities across the country, including its G...

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...

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.

TVS Motor Company appoints Timothy Prentice as Vice President – Design

TVS Motor Company has appointed Timothy (Tim) Prentice as Vice President – Design at TVS Motor Company. Tim is among the most acclaimed motorcycle designers globally, with significant motorcycle design milestones an...

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...

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.

TVS owned Norton Motorcycle of UK moves to new headquarters

UK based Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd, acquired by India’s TVS Motor Company in early 2020 has announced that the company is moving to a new headquarters. The state-of-the-art production site located in Solihull, West M...

Maruti Suzuki begins production and export of Jimny SUV from India

Maruti Suzuki India has commenced export of Suzuki’s celebrated compact off-roader Jimny from India. The first shipment of 184 units left from Mundra port to Latin American countries such as Columbia and Peru. The i...

Stellantis begins its journey with new Board of Directors AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS

Finally and formally two major car companies of the world, Peugeot S.A. (Groupe PSA) of France and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V (FCA) of Italy, have merged and a new entity has emerged, Stellantis. The word Stellan...

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 ...

AUTO COMPONENTS: ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2021 to go hybrid

ACMA Automechanika New Delhi is all set to go hybrid from 2021. Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced that the 5th edition through its new dynamic digital mo...

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...

Honda Shine brand crosses 90 lakh plus sales milestone

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) brand Shine, its 125cc motorcycle has now crossed 90 lakh sales since its launch in the year 2006. The Shine motorcycle enjoys the highest market share of 39 per cen...

Ather Energy adds 16 new markets in country in phase 2 expansion

As part of phase 2 of expansion, Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric scooter manufacturer, announced the launch of the Ather 450X in 16 additional cities

More than 50,000 Jawa motorcycles sold in India

Classic Legends has sold more than 50,000 units of Jawa motorcycles. This has been achieved in an effective 12 months of full operations, considering a complete halt during the lockdown period with near zero invento...

Peugeot, Fiat Chrysler reveal logo of Stellantis

Peugeot S.A. ("Groupe PSA") and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. ("FCA") have revealed the logo of Stellantis, the new group that will result from their 50:50 merger.

Tata Motors rolls out the 1,50,000th Nexon SUV

Tata Motors has rolled out the 1,50,000th Nexon from its Ranjangaon facility in Pune. Tata Nexon achieved the 1st 50,000 milestone on Sept’18, followed by the 1,00,000 on Sept'19 .

Suzuki's Gujarat Plant reaches 1 million units production milestone

Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited (SMG), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation for the production of automobiles in India, has achieved accumulated automobile production of 1 million units on October 21, 2020.

ACMA Automechanika New Delhi to be held in April 2021

Finally there will be a physical meeting with the 2021 edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi show being organised in April 2021. This will be the first meeting point for “face-to-face networking” to revive trade d...

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.

Dassault Systèmes launches Solidworks 2021 for 3D design, engineering applications

Dassault Systèmes, a large software company headquartered in France, has launched Solidworks 2021, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications.

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...

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.

STELLANTIS is the new group name post merger of FCA, Groupe PSA

As both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Peugeot S.A. ("Groupe PSA") move towards the completion of their 50:50 merger as defined in the Combination Agreement announced on December 18, 2019, the two companies have...

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...

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...

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...

M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Krishna Maruti, Bharat Seats gear up to make ventilators, masks

Unmindful of the huge losses that the auto industry is incurring because plant shutdowns as a result of the country-wide lockdown in the midst of coronavirus or covid-19 fears, several auto companies and auto compon...

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...

Hero Motocorp halts operations at all manufacturing plants globally, including India

Hero MotoCorp has decided to halt operations at all its global manufacturing facilities – including in India, Colombia and Bangladesh - and the Global Parts Centre (GPC) at Neemrana with immediate effect until March...

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 Lighting Systems, Ford, McDonald’s convert coffee bean skin into car parts

Varroc Engineering Ltd. (Varroc), a global tier-I auto component group, announced that its subsidiary Varroc Lighting Systems has partnered with Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s to convert coffee bean skin into car...

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...

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...

Honda celebrating production of 400 million motorcycles

Seventy years after the first Dream DType rolled out of the factory in 1949, Honda is celebrating its 70th anniversary of motorcycle production having produced 400 million units worldwide. Honda was founded in 1948....

Delta Electronics India introduces E-Mobility Tech Experience Centre

Delta Electronics India, a leading Power and Energy management company, has unveiled its state-of-the-art E-Mobility Tech Experience Centre aimed at strengthening electric vehicle charging infrastructure of the coun...

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...

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).

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...

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...

1 millionth Maruti Suzuki car exported from Gujarat’s Mundra Port

Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that it has achieved the milestone of one millionth car exports from the Mundra Port in Gujarat. An Oxford Blue colour popular sedan Dzire left for Chile from Mundra. Mundra por...

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.

 STMicroelectronics, Arrow Electronics release complete reference design ECU for EFI

To help the automotive industry meet the upcoming emissions regulations for single- and twin-cylinder gasoline engines, STMicroelectronics, with Arrow Electronics, has released a complete reference design ECU (Elect...

TVS Srichakra launches Brand TVS Eurogrip

TVS Srichakra Limited, the leading 2 &3-wheeler tyre company, announced the launch of the brand ‘TVS Eurogrip’ targeted at meeting the needs of the millennial customer. TVS Eurogrip is born out of extensive consumer...

CCI slaps Rs 17 crore penalty on Japan’s JTEKT for “cartelisation”

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has in its latest order imposed a penalty of Rs 17.07 crore (Rs 17,07,31,443/-) on Japan based JTEKT/ JSAI , manufacturers of power steering for automobile manufacturers In ...

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...

Steelbird records 80pc growth in helmet sales following stricter govt norms for riders

With the government clamping down on makers of unbranded non ISI helmets and penalising those either not wearing helmets or wearing unbranded helmets, sale of branded helmets is now seeing an upward trend. Leading h...

Is your helmet safe? A look at scientific helmet testing methods | Motown India - Special Feature

Motown India visits the Sandhar Amkin plant in Manesar whic...

200 units of Tata Hexa for Bangladesh Army

Tata Motors has won an order for supplying over 200 units of the Tata Hexa four-wheel drive SUV in Bangladesh. The company has won this prestigious order from Bangladesh Army.

Schaeffler India presents hi-performance multipurpose premium grease

Schaeffler India announced the launch of its new hi-performance multipurpose premium grease – XTRA3. This grease is specially formulated and designed to increase the service life of bearings operating in harsh and d...

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 ...

ZF expands e-mobility division with new buildings, locations

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has expanded its E-Mobility division with new buildings and locations. The technology company opened a new building for administration, R&D, and sales at the divisional headquarters in Schweinf...

Mahindra & Mahindra invests Rs 1000 crore + to ready BS VI engines

The good news is that Mahindra & Mahindra is ready with its BS VI engines across its entire diesel and gasoline portfolio. The entire transition will be costing the company upwards of Rs 1000 crore. With its portf...

M&M is ready with BS VI engines  - Special Feature

In a knowledge sharing session held in Mumbai recently, sen...

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 ...

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...

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...

Skoda Auto India introduces ‘EasyBuy assured buyback on Superb model

Skoda Auto India has announced ‘EasyBuy’, an assured buyback programme across the Superb model range. This programme has been made available exclusively through Skoda Financial Services. The ‘EasyBuy’ programme will...

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...

PSA Groupe organises 2019 India Suppliers Summit in Chennai

Groupe PSA further strengthened its commitment for the Indian market by organising a 2019 India Suppliers Summit in Chennai, soon after the Citroën brand launch in India. The summit witnessed participation of more t...

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 ...

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...

BorgWarner’s EGR technology enables NOX reductions for Hyundai engines

The automotive industry is currently experiencing a major breakthrough: new guidelines regarding emissions require ever-cleaner and efficient engines. BorgWarner provides the Hyundai Motor Group with exhaust gas rec...

Continental increases manufacturing of airbag control units in India

Keeping its commitment to Vision Zero, a world with zero road crashes, zero fatalities, and zero injuries, technology company Continental has added a new assembly line to manufacture airbag control units (ACUs) at 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...

Skoda, Volkswagen Group India inaugurate the new Tech Centre in Pune

Skoda and Volkswagen Group India have inaugurated a new Technology Centre in Pune, India. The opening ceremony was attended by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and other government officials. On behalf of the Volks...

Panasonic showcases innovative technologies at CES

Technology major Panasonic showcased several innovative technologies that support a wide range of mobility and mobility services, including the conceptual model, "SPACe_C" (for Sharing Panasonic Autonomous Connected...

Byton unveils a closer look at the M-Byte SUV production model

Byton, the premium intelligent electric vehicle brand, revealed new details about its first production model, the M-Byte SUV, at the CES 2019. Positioned as the next generation smart device, Byton is designed for th...

AEV Robotics announces the modular vehicle system at CES 2019

After working in secret for more than three years, AEV Robotics is now ready to showcase their modular vehicle system (MVS) on the international stage. The United Nations predicts that 68% of the world’s population ...

Continental robots show their delivery prowess

Technology company exhibited how a driverless vehicle could be used to stage and deploy delivery robots, taking packages all the way to the consumer – even when they’re not able to physically receive them.

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...

PuduTech debuts Holabot delivery robot at CES 2019

PuduTech, a global leader in delivery robot industry debuted three products at CES 2019 and showed the world consumers the latest progress in delivery robot.

Maruti Suzuki inaugurates Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Manesar

In a bid to enhance employability of youth, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, has undertaken various skill development initiatives under its CSR programme, the latest being the inauguration of a Centre of Excellence (CoE...

International Passive Safety Seminar calls for road safety and safe vehicles

The 2nd International Passive Safety Seminar (iPASS-2018) was conducted at ICAT, Manesar on December 13 and 14, 2018. The theme of the seminar was “Safe Vehicle, Safe Life”. The seminar aimed to spread the awareness...

Indian Motorcycle to organise IMRG National Ride in Goa

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

Bombay High Court clears sale of biodiesel as a transportation fuel

The Bombay High Court in a land mark ruling has relieved the restriction of MSHSD control order, 2005, for sale of biodiesel as a transportation fuel into internal combustion engines.

Bosch India strengthens its smart solutions portfolio beyond mobility

Bosch, a leading supplier of technology and services, is boosting its beyond mobility business with smart solutions based on growing infrastructure and consumer demand.




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