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...

Maruti Suzuki campaign to promote use of genuine parts, accessories

Maruti Suzuki announced the #ChooseGenuine campaign, promoting the usage and importance of genuine parts and accessories. The campaign aims at providing Maruti Suzuki car owners with easy accessibility to genuine pa...

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

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

Ford technicians using TeamViewer frontline augmented reality

TeamViewer, a leading global provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalisation solutions, announced that Ford Motor Company is using TeamViewer’s Frontline solution to add augmented reality (AR) “See What...

Piaggio wins patent infringement suits against Mahindra owned Peugeot Motocycles

The Piaggio group has won the first-instance European patent infringement suits against Peugeot Motocycles in Paris and Milan. Peugeot Motocycles is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Mahindra Two Wheelers, which in turn ...

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...

Toutche Electric plans aggressive network expansion in India for e-bicycles

In a bid to capture the new e-bike boom, Toutche Electric, one of the fastest-growing startups in the micro-mobility space has announced an aggressive roadmap to expand its dealer network in India.

Countdown begins for ACMA Automechanika show in New Delhi- AUTO COMPONENTS

Gearing up for the new edition of the trade fair in New Delhi, organisers of ACMA Automechanika – Messe Frankfurt India and the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) shared their insights on the need...

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 ...

Maruti Suzuki, Delhi Police complete 2nd phase of road safety measures

After successfully implementing Automated Red Light Violation Detection (ARLVD) and Speed Violation Detection System (SVDS), Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Delhi Police have strengthened their commitment further to...

Automobili Lamborghini produces surgical masks, medical shields

Automobili Lamborghini is converting departments of its super sports car production plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese in order to produce surgical masks and protective plexi glass shields. The masks will be donated to t...

Hyundai Motor India suspends manufacturing operations

Hyundai Motor India will be suspending its manufacturing operations at the Chennai facility from Monday, March 23, 2020 till further notice to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) - a global pandemic.

Mahindra & Mahindra suspends manufacturing operations

Mahindra and Mahindra Limited announced proactive, preventive and pre-emptive measures at all their offices and manufacturing locations in India, to ensure employee safety and contain the spread of the CoronaVirus (...

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...

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.

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%.

Desay SV completes acquisition of German antenna technology company ATBB

On March 13, 2019, Huizhou Desay SV Automotive Co., Ltd. announced the closing of the acquisition of Antennentechnik ABB Bad Blankenburg GmbH (ATBB), an advanced antenna technology company based in Germany. This mar...

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...

58th ACMA Session: Huge opportunity awaits Indian auto component industry

Tremendous opportunities await the auto component industry in India on the back of the growing vehicle consumption in India on one hand and the introduction of next generation mobility on the other. ACES – Autonomou...

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...

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 Rs. 500 cr additional investment in Chakan EV plant

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd) has announced that it will make an additional investment at of Rs 500 crore in its Chakan plant in Maharashtra. The company will invest in its Electric Vehicle (EV) Project under th...

Okinawa organises e-vehicle awareness campaign

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

Tata Motors delivers first batch of the Tigor Electric Vehicles to EESL

Tata Motors delivered the first set of Tigor Electric Vehicles (EVs) to state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) as part of their initiative to procure 10,000 electric vehicles. Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD...

Mahindra Electric, Zoomcar launch EVs for shared mobility in Mysuru

Mahindra Electric and Zoomcar, India’s leading car rental company, recently announced the launch of a unique initiative to promote development of the sustainable mobility ecosystem in the city of Mysuru. As part of ...

Modi, Japanese PM Abe inaugurate Suzuki lithium ion battery plant

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart from Japan Shinzo Abe have inaugurated the Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited's vehicle manufacturing facilities and lithium ion battery manufacturing facili...

Suzuki, Toshiba, Denso to invest Rs 1185 crore in Li-ION battery plant in India

While Tesla, the US based electric car maker which has its own lithium ion battery plant, is still to decide its India entry despite an open invitation from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japan’s Suzuki Motor...

56th SIAM Annual Convention debates ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’

Based upon the theme of ‘Building the Nation, Responsibly’, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) held its 56th Annual Convention. Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant G Ge...

Cabinet approves Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016

The important provisions include increase in compensation for Hit & Run cases from Rs. 25000 to Rs. 2 lakhs. It also has provision for payment of compensation upto Rs 10 lakh in road accidents fatalities.

Automotive industry grins and bears it, as usual

As has always been happening in the past, the Indian automotive industry has been left with no other choice, but to grin and bear it and pretend everything is hunky- dory. An additional 1 per cent tax will now be co...

Interview with Vivek Pareek & Akhileshwar Jha of Shell

Shell is a big brand and big brands can add a lot of value to a consumer’s life. We are on a mission to make bike ride more enjoyable. Millions of people ride bikes and are there to make sure they enjoy their rides....

GEM forays into electric 2-wheeler market at E.V. Expo 2015

Goenka Electric Motor Vehicles Pvt. Ltd (GEM) a leading player in e-rickshaws, has forayed into the 2-wheeler market. The company launched environment friendly electronic motor bike e-storm and e-champ at the EV Exp...

Interview with Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood star

Award-winning actor and global environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio will chair the newly-created Formula E Sustainability Committee. This body will focus on Formula E’s contributions to promoting the mass use of elect...

Govt mulling creation of new Transport Department, says Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has stated that the Government has been mulling the option of creating a new department of transport which will be headed by a new Secretary. The new depa...

Interview with Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association

ATMA stands for Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association. We are an industry body of the companies which make automotive tyres in India. We have been there since 1975. It’s almost forty years now. It’s an indust...

South India Special Part 1: Tamil Nadu

Five states comprising Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and the newly formed state of Telangana make up South India. Among these, it’s Tamil Nadu that is way ahead when it comes to its contribution to t...

South India Special Part 3: Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the eighth largest state in India and besides having abundant natural resources and mineral wealth, it boasts of the second longest coastline in the country. The State has thirteen districts. With ...

South India Special Part 5: Kerala

This southern State of Kerala is known more for its militant labour unions and lack of industries. Tourism thrives here and the State is also referred to as “God’s Own Country”. Malayalis, as the people of Kerala ar...

Bridgestone India, Pune police join hands for road safety

Tyre major Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. has joined hands with Pune police to promote road safety awareness in the city. The company presented traffic safety (crash) barricades, reflective jackets and traffic light ba...

Finally, the government gives a Green Push to electric vehicles

The government has formally launched a scheme that provides direct subsidies to the consumer for buying such vehicles ranging from Rs 1800 to Rs 29,000 for two wheelers and Rs 13,000 to Rs 1.38 lakh for cars. A c...

Interview with Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations

With Nissan completing 10 successful years in India we had a lot of questions for Nissan India’s recently appointed President Guillaume Sicard. We asked him about the progress of the Datsun brand in the country, the...

Union Budget reactions from the Indian auto industry

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget for the year 2015-16 in Lok Sabha on February 28, 2015.

Electric Motor scores over internal combustion engine in Union Budget 2015-16

The Electric Motor seems to have scored over the conventional internal combustion engine in the Union Budget 2015-16. And rightly so! The electrical vehicle industry has been bleeding profusely in the last few years...

Two-wheelers need to meet BS-IV norms from April 1, 2016

Bharat Stage(BS)-IV emission norms for vehicles shall be mandated in India for two wheelers manufactured on or after April 1, 2016 for new types of vehicles models. Exactly a year later from April 1, 2017 this norm...

ICAT workshop on a ‘Greener Tomorrow’

Nitin Gokarn, CEO, National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP), Jonathon Eaton, CCO, Millbrook, UK and Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government...

Anil Dua resigns from Hero MotoCorp.

Anil Dua has decided to resign from his post of Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Hero MotoCorp. He has quit to pursue opportunities elsewhere. According to unconfirmed sources, he has got a job opportunit...

Honda’s technology apt even for smart homes

There is no end to what technology can accomplish, be it the worlds of information technology, personal mobility or energy management. And when these worlds come together, the end result is surprising, as has been t...

Honda’s technology apt even for smart homes

There is no end to what technology can accomplish, be it the worlds of information technology, personal mobility or energy management. And when these worlds come together, the end result is surprising, as has been t...

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...

Shah Rukh Khan is ‘Goodwill’ envoy for S. Korea

The South Korean government has appointed Indian Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as its ‘Goodwill Ambassador for Public Diplomacy’ on April 11, 2014. At a function in Gugaon near New Delhi he was conferred the post. T...

SKF bearings for VW e-up! powertrain

Global leader in automotive bearings, SKF is supplying Volkswagen with energy efficient bearings to the E-powertrain of their first full electric vehicle, the e-up! SKF is supplying customised tapered roller bearin...

JCB forays into Hand and Power Tools

JCB India Limited announced its entry into Hand & Power Tools segment in India as a brand extension

VW India get honoured for promoting water use effi

Volkswagen India was honoured with a Certificate of Appreciation at the first International Conferen

Marco Paracciani heads Apollo Tyres marketing

Marco Paracciani has been appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Apollo Tyres Ltd. Marco

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Interview with Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

Interview with Atul Gupta and Anu Anamika of Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.

The mass segment bike will keep evolving. If you can recollect, a couple of years back, the mass segment bike was more of a Rs. 30,000 kind of a product. Today, it is worth Rs. 40,000. Going forward, it might be equ...

Baba Kalyani conferred Cross of the Order of Merit

Baba N. Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge has recently been honoured with the “Cro

Interview with Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI)

A two-wheeler is a ‘product of need’ rather than a ‘desire’ for the common man. There is lot to be done to improve the state of public transport infrastructure & as a basic necessity to commute from point A to poin...

Interview with Nalin Kapoor, Sr. GM & Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai Motor India

The market is young now as we see more and more young population buying our cars. In terms of purchase behaviour, the reasons for buying a car have changed. Until a few years back, it was a value-for-money purchase....

Interview with Nalin Kapoor, Sr. General Manager & Group Head – Marketing, Hyundai Motor India

The market is young now as we see more and more young population buying our cars. In terms of purchase behaviour, the reasons for buying a car have changed. Until a few years back, it was a value-for-money purchase....

Interview with Sunil Gupta, CEO, Avis India

We are very happy with the way the car rental business has shaped up. This is because as the market is evolving, our clients are feeling the need to have high-quality organised sector players who offer a very high s...

Interview with Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA)

We are in favour of free trade agreements with other nations provided they are on an equal level playing field. It should be both for raw material and finished products. But you cannot call it a fair treatment if yo...

GM India's Halol plant bags safety award

General Motors India has won the prestigious National Safety Awards 2011, for its various safety

Ford's 'Global Week of Caring’ CSR initiative

Inspired by the saying of Henry Ford “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business

Mahindra Scorpio as intervention vehicle at BIC

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), a part of the US $12.5 billion Mahindra Group, has announced its

Yamaha organizes Riding Clinic for the second time

India Yamaha Motor has recently organised the second edition of the Riding Clinic in association wit

RBEI inaugurates ECU Reliability testing centre

RBEI inaugurates ECU Reliability testing centre

GM India's Halol plant bags safety award

General Motors India has won the ‘Gujarat State Safety Awards 2010’

Bosch group celebrates 125 years

The Bosch Group has announced the year 2011 as its 125th anniversary year

VW signs agreement to produce vehicles in Malaysia

The Volkswagen Group is gradually expanding its activities in Southeast Asia under its Strategy 2018

Dana breaks ground on US$ 20 million tech centre

Dana Holding Corporation formally broke ground for a US$20 million ( Rs. 90 crore) tech centre




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