Beginning of golden period for mobility sector, says PM

“India is on the move and is moving fast”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a programme at India’s largest and first-of-its-kind mobility exhibition - Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024 at Bharat Man...

LMG Manufacturing GmbH inaugurates i-Force plant in Hoym, Germany

The aluminum die-casting specialist LMG Manufacturing inaugurated its new production hall in Hoym/Seeland after just ten months of construction.

Cashless medical treatment to all injured accident victims soon, says Govt

Union Ministry of Roads Transport & Highways (MoRTH) is planning to introduce cashless medical treatment to all injured accident victims across the nation within the next three to four months.

Post subsidy cut, e2W growth to slow to 25pc in current fiscal, says Crisil

After almost trebling to 7.3 lakh units last fiscal, volume growth of electric two-wheelers (e2Ws) is set to slow to 25% this fiscal following the recent reduction of subsidy under the FAME-II scheme and consequent ...

Indian automotive industry could reach $1 trillion by 2035: Arthur D. Little Report

India's automotive industry can become a global hub for design, development, and production, appealing to international mark. The Indian automotive industry can drive investments and collaboration, paving the way fo...

Domestic market for PVs with ADAS to cross $1 b by fiscal 2028: Crisil

According to a Crisil Market Intelligence & Analytics report, the domestic market for passenger vehicles with ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance System s will cross US 1 billion by financial year 2028.

Manav Kapur of Steelbird takes charge as Chairperson of ACMA-YBLF

Manav Kapur, Executive Director, Steelbird International, India’s leading automotive components company, has taken charge as chairperson of ACMA-YBLF.

Electric two wheeler industry besieged with woes of a strange kind

Usually every industry has a body that represents the genuine grievances, fears and wishes of companies it represents. The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) represents OEMs (vehicle manufacturers) op...

BorgWarner announces Brady Ericson, Chris Gropp  as Phinia senior management

BorgWarner has announced Brady Ericson will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chris Gropp will serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the separate, publicly traded company...

Lanxess, Kautex Textron develop safe battery enclosures for EVs

Technical plastics such as polyamide 6 offer numerous benefits for the design of battery enclosures for electric vehicles – in terms of sustainability, manufacturing costs, weight savings and economical functional i...

Total vehicle retail for September’22 sees 11% growth, says FADA

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) has stated that except tractors which decreased by -1.5%, all the other categories were in green. The two wheeler, three wheeler, passenger vehicle and commer...

Passenger vehicles sales up by 10pc YoY: FADA

On YoY basis, total passenger vehicle retail sales for the month of September’22 saw a growth of 10%, according to the data released by Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA).

Schaeffler India Inaugurates first aftermarket experience centre in Pune

Integrated automotive and industrial supplier, Schaeffler India has inaugurated its first aftermarket experience centre in Pune. The Aftermarket division of Schaeffler is responsible for the spare parts business of ...

BMW Group vehicle plants to be digitalised using 3D laser scanning by 2023

By early 2023, the BMW Group will have a digital scan of every one of its vehicle plants worldwide. In this way, the company is systematically merging the real and virtual worlds and tapping into the enormous potent...

Two wheeler retail sales take a hit in May 2022, says FADA

Retail sales of two wheelers, primarily comprising of IC engine powered vehicles, slumped in the month of May 2022 as compared to May 2019.

Passenger vehicles retail sales in May 2022 on the rise, says FADA

The retail sales of passenger vehicles (PVs) in May 2022 have shown a significant growth compared to other segments, according to the data provided by the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA). Even c...

Barring PVs, tractors, retail sales remain subdued in May 2022, says FADA

Domestic sales of automobiles, barring passenger vehicles (PVs) and tractors, in India continue to remain subdued in May 2022 if one were to compare it with the retail figures of the year 2019, as both 2020 and 2021...

Klaus Zellmer appointed new CEO of Skoda Auto as of July 1, 2022

As of July 1, 2022, the new Chairman of the Board of Management of Skoda Auto a.s. will be Klaus Zellmer, who is currently the Volkswagen brand Board member responsible for Sales, Marketing and After Sales.

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...

LML Electric ties up with Saera Electric, makers of Yogo bikes

LML Electric, a company owned and controlled by Yogesh Bhatia (the man behind Detel electric bikes) has announced a strategic partnership with New Delhi based Saera Electric Auto, a sister concern of Satra Group of ...

Valeo’s 2nd gen LiDAR in new Mercedes-Benz S-Class with level 3 automation

France based Valeo has announced that the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, capable of reaching Level 3 automation, is the first car in the world to be equipped with its LiDAR, the second-generation Valeo Scala.

Hero Electric is most preferred Indian EV brand, says JMK research findings

Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, is the most preferred brand in the Indian EV market today, according to the latest JMK research findings. To celebrate the same, Hero Electric launched i...

Lanxess developing halogen-free, flame-retardant plastics

Lanxess is expanding its range of halogen-free, flame-retardant, glass-fiber-reinforced polyamide 6 compounds to include Durethan BKV30FN01 and Durethan BKV30FN04 DUS064. Both products are designed for use in thick-...

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...

Tech rich cars hit by semi conductor shortage; worst festive sales in decade: FADA

The rich and the well off in India want their tech-savvy cars, but there’s a huge slump in supply because of the paucity of semi conductors. Those at the lower income bracket, who are keen to buy cars, feel they rat...

Detel EV partners with Electric One to strengthen its offline presence

SG Corporate Mobility, the makers of Detel electric bike Detel Easy Plus has joined hands with Electric One, India’s first multi-brand platform offering 2 and 3 wheelers electric vehicles. This tie-up will help Dete...

Ford recruits robot test drivers for tough conditions test

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

Ather Energy opens proprietary fast-charging connector for other OEMs

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

Stellantis announces new brand heads for Citroën & Jeep in India

After the announcement of Roland Bouchara as CEO & Managing Director for Stellantis in India earlier in April 2021, the company has announced key leadership appointments for its operations in India. Saurabh Vatsa a...

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...

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...

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...

Nissan Intelligent Ownership Subscription Plan for Nissan, Datsun cars

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

FY2020-2025 revenue to remain modest for Indian Components industry, says ICRA

India’s leading rating agency ICRA has estimated that the revenue decline for the Indian auto component industry will be limited to 6-8% in FY2021 supported by the better-than-expected demand pick-up across most seg...

Mahindra offers customers India’s first one-stop solution for vehicle scrapping

Mahindra & Mahindra has signed an MoU with Mahindra MSTC Recycling Private Limited (MMRPL) towards offering its customers first of its kind end-to-end solution for scrapping of vehicles. MMRPL is engaged in the busi...

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%...

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).

Automotive dealerships grappling tough times, says ICRA survey

ICRA, an independent and professional investment Information and Credit Rating Agency states that automobile dealerships across India continue to face tough times. As if the demand slowdown due to macroeconomic chal...

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...

CV Raman of Maruti Suzuki answers 23 critical questions for car owners

23 Questions every car owner should be able to answer Interview with CV Raman, Sr. Executive Director, Engineering, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Raman san answers 23 critical question for car owners.

Coronavirus can disrupt India’s automotive supply chain, says ICRA

The domestic automotive industry is likely to be negatively impacted due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) across China and neighbouring countries in South-East Asia.

Mahindra Ecole Centrale develops Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) has announced the launch of its first Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) named Black Pearl. Created by MEC students and mentored by their professors, the Black Pearl is a self-propelle...

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...

Bosch develops In-car, camera-based life-saver

How many of us have experienced a momentary loss of attention while driving a car? It could have been a micro seconds shut eye, it could have been a distraction where you may have taken your eyes off the road like l...

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...

People not ready for shared autonomous mobility, says UK study

Autonomous vehicles may sound like an innovation that will solve our mobility woes, but the fact is that people don’t want it the way it has been perceived. People not only have a lack of trust in safety technology ...

Vitesco Technologies to exhibit motorcycle solutions at EICMA 2019

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

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...

Automobile market has not responded till now to FM’s incentives, says SIAM President

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) President Rajan Wadhera has said in a press release that the sales report coming out from various companies for the month of August 2019 has been very dismal wit...

Continental to shift focus on electric mobility

Due to the rapid change in the mobility landscape, Continental is putting more focus on the electric future of mobility. To keep pace with the change, Continental’s Powertrain division will be renamed as Vitesco Tec...

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 presents world’s first pre-crash external side airbag system

Side impact collisions are among the most dangerous type of road traffic accidents, accounting for nearly 700 deaths per year and nearly a third of all occupant fatalities on German roads. A new pre-crash safety sys...

‘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 ...

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...

12th Honda Young Engineer and Scientist’s Award presented

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) presented the 12th Edition of the Young Engineer and Scientist’s (Y-E-S) Award for 2018-19 to 14 students from India’s premium science and technology institute, the IITs, across India.

Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.) is India’s first authorised recycler of vehicles

Cero (Mahindra MSTC Recycling Pvt. Ltd.) has become India’s first authorised recycler for motor vehicles, having received accreditation by the Delhi Government on December 21, 2018. Cero, a joint venture between Mah...

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.

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn faces arrest, says Japanese newspaper

After the massive scandal that rocked the Volkswagen Group over doctored diesel emissions a few years ago, here comes another one involving the top man of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Carlos Ghosn for financia...

New M4L module from Continental brings Bluetooth-capability to small motorcycles

Motorcycle markets are undergoing a radical shift thanks to stricter global exhaust standards. Since new specifications are difficult or impossible to fulfill with carburetor engines, gasoline injection is becoming ...

Audi and Umicore develop closed loop battery recycling

Audi and Umicore have successfully completed phase one of their strategic research cooperation for battery recycling. The two partners are developing a closed loop for components of high-voltage batteries that can b...

Uniti Sweden electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, UK

Uniti Sweden has announced plans to establish an electric vehicle “pilot production plant” at Silverstone Park, the home of the British Grand Prix. The facility will be used to produce the Uniti One electric car, wh...

Continental, TU Darmstadt develop machine-learning advanced driver assistance system

In the fourth stage of the Proreta research project, technology company Continental and TU Darmstadt have developed a machine-learning vehicle system designed to support drivers in urban traffic and have installed i...

Honda 2Wheelers India launches ‘Honda Joy Club’

Entering its milestone 18th year in India, Honda 2Wheelers India announced its Honda Joy Club – its first ever customer loyalty programme. It is the biggest and 1st digital loyalty programme in the history of Indian...

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...

Pavel Richter is Production Technical Director of Skoda led ‘INDIA 2.0’ project

Pavel Richter will be assuming the role of Production Technical Director of the Skoda led INDIA 2.0 project of the Volkswagen Group. The 46-year-old will be responsible for the production of all the models at the pl...

Continental inaugurates new R&D facility for brake systems In Gurgaon

Technology company Continental, which celebrates ten years of local production in India, has announced the inauguration of a new facility for its R&D centre in Gurgaon. The new facility, located within its existing ...

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 ...

A CNG car as seen from the inside

Gas powered vehicles feature a single internal combustion engine that operates with gas by default. The tanks are sealed and reach half the pressure they can actually withstand. For easy refuelling there are two fi...

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...

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 ...

Audi and Hyundai plan to develop fuel cell technology

Audi AG and Hyundai Motor Group are driving the development of fuel cell technology. The two companies plan to cross-license patents and grant access to non-competitive components. The agreement is currently subject...

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...

Audi plans to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

Audi aims to sell approximately 800,000 fully electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025. At the Annual General Meeting of AUDI AG held on May 9, 2018, the Board of Management presented the updated “Audi.Vor...

European eCall now standardising vehicle connectivity

More than 20 years after the first vehicles with advanced telematics systems rolled off the production line, connectivity will now be standard in every vehicle with a new type approval as of April 2018 in Europe. Fr...

MG Motor India to invest Rs 5000 crore in six years time, says Chaba

MG Motor India will be investing a total of Rs 5000 crore in six years time in India and will be launching its first vehicle, a sports utility vehicle (SUV), in India in the first quarter of calendar 2019. The comp...

New ceramic coating technology enables wider adoption of composite materials

UK based Zircotec Group has developed the first plasma applied thermal barrier coating that can be used with composites that require a Class A display surface. The new technology allows vehicle manufactures to use t...

Paracoat Products introduces new era of safety, security, environment protection

Paracoat Products Limited, a leading auto component manufacturer and trend setter in the NVH (Noise, Vibration and Heat) Solutions sector, cemented their reach in the Indian component sector with the launch of three...

Stanadyne debuts innovative, low-cost diesel and gasoline fuel systems

Stanadyne, a global fuel injection systems developer, headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, USA, has debuted two new fuel systems that offer a differentiated approach for small engines to meet BS VI emissions at th...

Continental inaugurates new production line in Bengaluru electronics plant

Reiterating its commitment to localisation in India, technology company Continental inaugurated its new line for the production and assembly of Electronic Control Units (ECU) for two-wheeler and passenger car Anti-l...

Bosch starter motor division in India is SEG Automotive India

It was towards the end of 2017 that Bosch had successfully completed its sale of its subsidiary SEG Automotive Germany GmbH, the former Robert Bosch Starter Motors Generators Holding GmbH, together with all subsidia...

Govt to implement Methanol 15 pc blending with petrol, says Gadkari

India is shortly going to implement Methanol 15% blending programme with petrol and the cost of petrol is expected to come down immediately by 10% and M100 programme for buses and trucks is also to be implemented sh...

Twenty years on, the Honda City is still a city favourite

But many car brands have only matured with time, one of them being the Honda City from Honda Cars India Ltd, which has kick-started its celebrations to commemorate 20 successful years of Honda City in India.

ZF showcases range of products at Excon 2017

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology, participated in Excon 2017 an International Construction Equipment and Construction Technol...

Continental Head-Up Display with DMD Technology goes into production

Automotive manufacturer Lincoln Motor Company, a division of Ford Motor Company is, for the first time, putting into production Continental’s head-up display with digital micromirror device (DMD) technology to allow...

REWIND: Gadkari speech, so full of contradictions

Not many realised that Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari who addressed the auto industry leaders at the 57th SIAM Annual Convention in New Delhi last month left the audience not in splits, but in an absolute st...

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.

Arun Malhotra - MD, Nissan Motor India

Arun Malhotra, MD, Nissan Motor India says his company is banking big time on the new redi-GO with the 1 litre engine. He speaks to Roy P Tharyan, Editor, Motown India

Increase in GST cess on luxury cars will reverse positive momentum, says Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz India has categorically stated that the decision of the Goods and Services Tax Council to raise the cess on luxury cars from the current level of 15pc to 25pc will be a strong deterrent to the growth o...

E-Vehicles to increase power sector’s viability, says Feedback Consulting

Environmental experts in India have long been debating on the several positives that could emerge as a result of electric vehicles being encouraged on roads vis-a-vis the conventional IC run vehicles. But now for th...

Continental CUbE  helps tech development for driverless vehicles

More and more people are flocking to cities. According to a 2014 UN study, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050 – and they will also be driving their cars there. However, it would pe...

Audi project “25th Hour”; Researching use of time in robot car

What is a premium experience like in a self-driving car? Audi is researching this in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. In the futuristic driving simulator, the experts on hu...

GM exit, a planned scam, say protesting GM India dealers

General Motors India’s decision to stop domestic sales in India is a planned scam, stated several dealers who were protesting along with their employees in New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar area on June 27, 2017. General Mo...

Bosch, Sony partner on new camera technology for vehicles

Bosch and Sony Semiconductor Solutions have agreed to cooperate with the aim to develop a highly innovative camera technology that will enable cars to reliably sense their surroundings even in difficult lighting con...

Autonomous driving, e-cars enjoy widespread global acceptance

Roland Berger's first Automotive Disruption Radar has revealed that there is a widespread global acceptance for autonomous driving and electric cars. Designed to help automotive industry players make investment deci...

Roads that honk with help of SmartLife poles

World over honking by motorists is considered rude behaviour. But when your road honks for you, it could actually save your life! Yes, you have read that correctly. HP Lubricants and Leo Burnett India have togethe...

Jeep Compass exceeds expectations, says Kevin Flynn of FCA India

"The car is phenomenal. It exceeds our expectations and it will really appeal to the Indian consumer and the real credibility is that we shall be exporting it to very developed markets across the globe," said Kevi...

SC bans BS III vehicles; Industry saddled with 8.2 lakh vehicles

The Supreme Court has banned sale of Bharat Stage III (BS-III) vehicles after March 31, 2017. This ruling will have an adverse effect on the Indian automobile industry which currently has an unsold inventory of near...

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...

Sub assembly system for spares keeps Ford customers happy

Buying a vehicle is not the real tough part. Maintaining a vehicle is what could turn out to be a nightmare. Unavailability of spare parts, terrible service standards or exorbitantly priced spares can result in unto...




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