Marquardt Group expands in India, launches global R&D Centre in Pune

Marquardt India, a leading manufacturer of electromechanical and electronic switches and switching systems for automobiles and other sectors opened its global R&D centre in Pune. The centre with skilled engineers is...

Lectrix EV plans 300 dealerships by mid-2023

Lectrix EV, the electric mobility arm of SAR Group, said that it will expand its network in India by adding 300 dealerships by mid-2023. The electric two-wheeler company, which started operations earlier this year, ...

Honda Cars India signs agreement with MSTI for vehicle scrapping

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has announced that it has signed an agreement with Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited (MSTI) to offer its customers, an end-to-end solution for scrapping their End of Life Vehic...

Grupo Antolin opens Global Design and Business Services office in Pune

Spain based Grupo Antolin, a global supplier of technological solutions for car interiors, inaugurated its new state of the art Global Design and Business Services office in Pune.

Filipino distributor Terrafirma Motors of Columbian Group inks deal with Hero MotoCorp

Philippines based Columbian Group of Companies, distributors of commercial and passenger vehicles will soon be assembling and distributing Hero MotoCorp motorcycles in Philippines. A partnership has been formed betw...

PM inaugurates DefExpo22 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the DefExpo22 at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Kalyani Powertrain to drive growth at Bharat Forge

Kalyani Powertrain Limited (KPTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bharat Forge Ltd., is all set to drive the company’s vision for sustainable development, by investing in cutting-edge technologies. KPTL was founded i...

Santosh Iyer is new Managing Director, CEO of Mercedes-Benz India

Mercedes-Benz today made an important organisational announcement. After an extremely successful stint in India, Martin Schwenk will assume the responsibility as the President and Chief Executive Officer, Mercedes-B...

BLive partners with Elocity, Canada to boost EV charging network

BLive, India’s first multi-brand electric vehicle (EV) selling platform, and Elocity, a leading Canada-based pioneer in EV charging technology solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner on ...

JLR prepares for advanced electrified, connected future with new testing facility

Jaguar Land Rover, part of the Tata Motors Group, has taken another step towards a new era of electrification and connectivity by opening a facility to test the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio ...

Mercedes-Benz R&D India gets Zinnov recognition for 2022

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has been announced as a Great Place to Innovate at the 13th edition of Zinnov Awards 2022. These annual awards recognise, honour, and celebrate the tech titans of...

Delta reaches 6,000 EV charger deployment milestone in India

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced it has cumulatively delivered over 6,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers to customers in India, a substantial milestone to foster the countr...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor , NSDC along with ASDC collaborate

Toyota Kirloskar Motor [TKM] announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) to enhance student skill w...

Volvo Group launches green castings for engines globally from India

Volvo Group is committed to becoming a climate neutral company by 2040 and this includes its supply chain and global suppliers from India. As a key milestone in this journey, Volvo Group in India launched the first ...

BHTC inaugurates manufacturing facility and R&D centre in Pune

Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH (BHTC), a global technology leader in the field of Automotive Displays / HMI Solutions and climate control and thermal management, has announced the launch of its state of the art, full...

Nissan Motor India inaugurates new corporate headquarters in Gurugram

Nissan Motor India Ltd inaugurated its new Corporate Headquarters in Gurugram, one of India’s largest hubs for international businesses.

Rahul Rajupalepu to lead Stellantis Global Digital Hub in India

Stellantis has named Rahul Rajupalepu as the new Head of its Global Digital Hub in India. He succeeds Karim Lalani, who has taken up a new role as the Chief Technology Officer - North America ICT and Digital within ...

Indian EV industry can leverage from Korea’s battery expertise

The Indian auto industry can leverage and partner with South Korea to develop the electrical vehicle (EV) market in India and through collaboration ,it can emerge as leaders for a large part of the world. This was s...

Bridgestone India Inaugurates Institute for Mobility Solutions

Tyre major Bridgestone India has inaugurated a first-of-its-kind Mobility Solutions Institute in India. Through this state-of-the-art facility, the company aims to enable their various stakeholders, employees, deale...

iVoomi Energy aims to onboard 150 channel partners by April 2022 end

iVoomi Energy, an electric two-wheeler manufacturer, announced its plans to create a significant value chain in the EV ecosystem by expanding its channel partner network and creating opportunities for co-creation. W...

Yamaha Motor invests in Malbork, an EV service provider

Yamaha Motor Moto Business Service India (MBSI) announced its entry into the EV segment for 4 - wheeler asset management services by partnering with Malbork, a Bangalore based all electric sustainable energy powered...

Rahul Bajaj, the cowboy of Indian auto industry, is no more

Rahul Bajaj, the industrialist who minced no words in calling a spade a spade, is no more. He was the cowboy of Indian auto industry, who feared no one. Rahul Bajaj, who was ailing for some time, breathed his last o...

Mercedes-Benz introduces EV module for its popular ADAM course

Mercedes-Benz, the country’s largest luxury car maker, reiterated its commitment of continuing to develop the future talent pool in the country and make them industry ready, through its academic upskilling initiativ...

Hero Electric, ReadyAssist tie up for skilling 20,000 mechanics

Hero Electric has partnered with ReadyAssist, a leading 24/7 roadside assistance company for training and upskilling 20,000 mechanics for servicing EVs under its Private Garage Owners (PGO) initiative. With the risi...

Automovill forays in Eastern and Central India

Automovill, a full-stack mobility start-up has announced the foray in Eastern and Central markets in India. The brand has launched new workshops in the key cities - Kolkata, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar, Siliguri, Bhopal, ...

Essential tech elements in BMW iX electric vehicle from Continental

Technology company Continental is supplying essential elements for an intuitive and attractive user experience in the new BMW iX. In response to vehicle digitalisation, the electric vehicle integrates Continental’s ...

Emkay sees 67% revenue growth for Tata Motors passenger vehicles

As per a research report released by Emkay Global Financial Services the overall revenue growth for companies (ex-Tata Motors) under coverage to remain flat YoY in Q3FY22, as volume growth was affected by temporary ...

BMW Motorrad India sells 5,191 motorcycles in 2021; grows 102.5%

BMW Motorrad India sold 5,191 motorcycles in the year 2021, posting a growth of 102.5% as compared to 2020.

David Slump appointed as new CEO of Marelli

Leading global automotive supplier, Marelli, announced that following almost four years with the Company, Beda Bolzenius will stand down as CEO and President and he will be succeeded by David Slump, a 30-year indust...

E-bike sales will continue to increase rapidly in coming years

The India e-bike market was valued at USD 1.02 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 30 million by 2026.

BMW Motorrad delivers 5000 motorcycles to customers in 2021

In 2021, BMW Motorrad has delivered 5000 premium motorcycles to customers. Overcoming the current sentiment in the two-wheeler industry, BMW Motorrad India will post a growth of over 100% in 2021 as compared to 2020...

Venu Srinivasan of TVS, Anand Mahindra of M&M awarded Padma Bhushan

Auto industry stalwarts Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company and Anand Gopal Mahindra of Mahindra & Mahindra, were presented the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at...

MG India brings in Car-as-a-Platform model with Astor SUV

MG Motor India has announced the Car-as-a-Platform (CAAP) subscription model for its recently launched SUV, Astor. As MG turns its vision into reality, the industry-first concept of Car-as-a-Platform brings endless ...

Spinny sees an uptake in online sales of used cars

Entering the festive season with cheer, full-stack used-car retailing platform Spinny sold more than 80% of cars online during the Navratri period with more than 200 car deliveries on the second day of Navratri. Br...

Honda 2Wheelers India breaches 50 million domestic unit sales milestone

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India announced the accomplishment of 5 crore (50 million) cumulative two-wheeler domestic sales in the country since start of its sales operations in 2001.

Automovill launches learning management platform to up skill auto mechanics

Automovill, a mobility start-up focused on car after-sales services has launched India’s first dedicated LMP (Learning Management Platform) to up skill auto mechanics and technicians. The brand has launched the plat...

Kia plant in South Korea gets Factory Safety Service Robot

Hyundai Motor Group has introduced a ‘Factory Safety Service Robot’ for industrial site safety, and announced its pilot operation at Kia’s plant in South Korea.

AP procures 25000 electric 2 wheelers for govt employees

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a government of India company under Ministry of Power, signed an agreement with New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) to provide 25000...

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 ...

Cars24 plans US $100m investment in key overseas markets

Cars24, a leading e-commerce platform for pre-owned vehicles and operating in over 130 cities in India is set to further strengthen its foothold in the Southeast Asian and Middle East markets in 2021. The company r...

Schaeffler optimises medias online platform with new functions, responsive design

Integrated automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has optimised its medias online platform in order to provide users even faster and more efficiently with comprehensive information. In addition to information...

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...

Goodyear completes acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, finalising the merger agreement made public on February 22, 2021.

CESL signs agreements for over 30,000 e-vehicles with Goa, Kerala

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a 100% subsidiary of Indian government owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has forged key partnerships on World Environment Day in an effort to further the deploy...

Indian auto industry covid-19 relief: Part 4

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India recently requested Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India and Paytm Founder & CEO V...

Okinawa Autotech aims to clock Rs 465 crore revenue in FY 22

Okinawa Autotech, a leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer has announced a range of milestones achieved over the last financial year, as well as the roadmap for the ongoing financial year. The company clocked a...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

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

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...

M&M step us equity stake in Meru Travel Solutions to 100pc

As part of its growth strategy in the shared mobility space, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with shareholders of Meru Travel Solutions Private Limited (Meru...

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...

Huawei launches a full set of intelligent vehicle components for OEMs

At Auto Shanghai 2021, Huawei has launched its next-generation intelligent components and solutions, including the 4D imaging radar, AR-HUD, and MDC 810 during its Huawei Inside (HI) product launch titled "Focused ...

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...

Pvt vehicles have 20 years, CVs 15 years for deregistration

While providing strong incentives to owners of old vehicles to scrap old and unfit vehicles through registered scrapping centres, the central government in its much awaited Vehicle Scrapping Policy has proposed that...

ASDC, FADA join hands with Google to lead industry’s Digital Transformation

Recognising the need to prepare over 20,000 auto dealerships to engage with customers in the ongoing and post pandemic era, Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Associati...

Goodyear to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co in US $ 2.5 billion deal

Tyre majors Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that they have entered a definitive transaction agreement under which Goodyear will acquire Cooper in a transaction with a total ...

Electric vehicles in Delhi achieve 20 million kilometres on road

Electric vehicles (EV) deployed in Delhi have completed 20 million kilometres on the road. This has resulted in a reduction of 500 kilograms of particulate matter emissions, contributing significantly to cleaner air...

OLA to deploy ABB robotics, automation solutions at electric scooter factory

Ola, one of the leading mobility companies in the world, has announced that it has selected ABB as one of its key partners for robotics and automation solutions for its mega-factory in India that will roll out the m...

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 ...

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...

BMW Group India sells 6092 BMW cars, 512 MINI cars in 2020.

BMW India sprints ahead at the end of a difficult year amidst adverse market conditions with 6,092 units.

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 ...

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...

Daimler, Infosys tie up for technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation

Daimler AG and Infosys of India have announced a long-term strategic partnership for a technology-driven IT infrastructure transformation.

Harley riders support cause of H-D dealers over closure in India

Harley Owners Group (HOG) conducted nation-wide dark rides and rallies to support the cause of several Harley Davidson dealers who they feel have been hit hard because of the US company’s decision to close shop here...

Maruti Suzuki, Microsoft introduce HAMS technology for driver training

Maruti Suzuki India in collaboration with Microsoft Research India has developed a smart phone based technology for testing applicants seeking driver’s license. The technology - HAMS (Harnessing Automobile for Safet...

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...

BorgWarner completes acquisition of Delphi Technologies

BorgWarner Inc has announced it has completed its acquisition of Delphi Technologies. The combination of BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies is expected to strengthen BorgWarner’s electronics and power electronics pr...

ABB India new robotics facility to cater to automotive industry

ABB India has opened a new robotics facility in Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka in South India to cater to several industries including automotive. ABB is one the leading suppliers of robot, robot systems and ma...

JLR develops  contactless touchscreen to help fight bacteria and viruses

New contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Cambridge will help keep drivers’ eyes on the road and reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses in a post COVID-19 world.

Lanxess polyamide 6 comes handy in making hybrid vehicle bolster

Thermoplastics with easy-flowing properties are usually somewhat more expensive than comparable standard materials; however, they offer advantages that ultimately pay off in terms of processing, production costs and...

Luxury Ride expects 60pc revenues from online sales of pre-owned luxury cars

With social distancing the norm of the day during the prevailing covid-19 pandemic, Luxury Ride, a growing chain of pre-owned luxury cars, announced that it is expecting as much as 60% of all its revenues to come fr...

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...

Tata Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

Huawei partners with carmakers to cultivate 5G automobile ecosphere

Huawei, the world’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) provider, has established an alliance with 18 automakers to build a 5G-enabled automobile ecosphere to accelerate commercial use of 5G tech...

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...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Indian auto industry puts best foot forward

In spite of the fact that the Indian auto industry will be incurring a loss of approximately Rs 50,000 crore in turnover for the 21-day plant shutdown as a result of the countrywide lockdown due to the ongoing coron...

Kia Motors India sells 8583 units in March 2020, Emerges as No.3 car manufacturers in country

Kia Motors India, wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, sold 8,583 units for the month of March 2020. The company sold 7,466 units of Seltos and 1,117 units of Carnival during the month. While Kia Motor...

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...

Tata Motors spins off PV, EV businesses into new subsidiary

Tata Motors Ltd (TML) has spun off its passenger vehicles (PV) as well as its electrical vehicle (EV) business into a separate subsidiary. The TML Board has approved a plan to make the company’s PV as well as EV bus...

Rapido bike taxi temporarily suspends services

As the Indian Government announced a 21-day lockdown in order to contain the coronavirus, India’s largest bike share mobility company Rapido has decided to limit its services temporarily under further notice.

FCA suspends production in India in response to COVID-19 crisis

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) together with Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited (FIAPL), FCA’s joint venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, announced that it will work with the Government to temporarily ...

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...

Honda 2Wheelers India temporarily shuts down operations

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. announced precautionary measure as it diligently monitors current COVID-19 pandemic situation. The company has temporarily announced shutdown of operations across all its f...

Honda Cars India temporarily suspends production operations in Greater Noida, Tapukara

In view of the escalating COVID-19 situation and to ensure safety and well-being of all its associates, Honda Cars India Ltd. has informed its associates and suppliers that production operations at both its manufact...

Tata Elxsi IoT software powers Tata Motors Connected Vehicle Platform

Tata Elxsi, a global design and technology services company, partnered with Tata Motors in developing their unified Connected Vehicle Platform that powers the Nexon EV range of electric cars.

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

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

CBI books former Maruti MD Jagdish Khattar in Rs 110cr PNB loan fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked former Maruti Udyog (now Maruti Suzuki) Managing Director and founder of Carnation Auto (the company was recently sold to Mahindra First Choice Services) Jagdish ...

First Valeo Electrical Shoppe launched in Bengaluru

Valeo, the global automotive technology supplier has set-up Valeo Electrical Shoppe in Bengaluru, an exclusive service facility for “High-end Auto Electrical Components” in the country. Through Valeo Electrical Shop...

Anand Mahindra, Dr Goenka part of top M&M management restructuring

Anand Mahindra will take on the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd with effect from April 1, 2020. Dr. Pawan Goenka will be re-designated as Managing Director and CEO of the compa...

Besides selling cars, Cars24 now offers buying option too

Cars24, a leading tech platform for used cars, was till recently a very popular platform for people to sell their used cars. Now the company has announced that consumers can buy cars from its platform. It will now o...

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...

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...

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

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

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.




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