MG Motor inaugurates 1st community EV charger in Jaipur

MG Motor India installed and inaugurated the first two residential community chargers in Raj Aangan Society (NRI Colony), Jaipur (Rajasthan). This is in line with the automaker’s plan to install more charging statio...

Flipkart Group commits to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040

The Flipkart Group, India’s homegrown internet ecosystem, has committed to setting an ambitious Net Zero target, to decarbonise its own operations by 2030 and the larger value chain by 2040.

Okinawa Autotech signs JV agreement with Tacita of Italy

Leading Indian electric two wheeler manufacturer Okinawa Autotech has signed a joint venture agreement with Tacita, an Italian manufacturer of electric performance and cruiser motorcycles. The new company, born from...

Diversity & Inclusion of Women in Automotive Industry

In fields inadvertently dominated by men, including the automotive industry, it has been argued that the sheer nature of science involved has kept women on the sidelines for ages

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 ...

Vinod Aggarwal  takes over baton from Nikunj Sanghi at ASDC

Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), the first Sector Skill Council of India, has announced the appointment of their new president Vinod Aggarwal during the ASDC Annual Conclave 2021.

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...

Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric by 2030

Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the world’s pre-eminent luxury car company is accelerating to...

Guenter Butschek steps down as Tata Motors CEO

Tata Motors has announced that Guenter Butschek who had informed his desire to relocate to Germany at the end of the contract for personal reasons, will therefore be stepping down from his role as CEO & MD from June...

TVS Motor Company appoints new leadership team at Norton Motorcycle

TVS Motor Company (TVS), owner of Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd (Norton) has announced the appointment of Dr Robert Hentschel as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vittorio Urciuoli as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the...

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...

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 ...

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.

By 2030, 4W passenger vehicles, buses will see least e-adoption at 12-15 per cent

In another decade or so, by 2030, while buses and 4-wheeled passenger vehicles will have the least level of electric adoption, it will be two and three wheelers that will see a large adoption of electric vehicles. T...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Renault, Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai suspends production

Renault India and Nissan India have temporarily suspended production at its Alliance manufacturing facility, Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd. (RNAIPL) in Chennai.

TKM temporarily halts production in Bidadi plant, Karnataka

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has decided to temporarily halt production in its plant in Bidadi, Karnataka till further announcement. The decision was taken keeping in mind the safety and security of the company’s em...

FADA issues legal notice to UM Lohia, management for dealers’ losses

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) has through its counsel Khaitan & Co, issued a legal notice to UM Lohia and its management, asking them to redress all grievances of dealers relating to the lo...

Toyota Kirloskar domestic sells at 10424 in July 2019; -24pc fall in sales

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sold a total of 10423 units in the domestic market in July 2019 as against 13677 units in July 2018. This meant a degrowth of 24 per cent. The company exported 868 units of the Etios series 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%.

SIAM hosts 13th edition of Styling and Design Conclave

The 13th SIAM Styling and Design Conclave and 11th Automotive Design Challenge organised by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) based on the theme: ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Mobility Business’ saw a myri...

 SIAM rolls out ‘Road Safety Week’ campaign

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) kick-started the Road Safety Week campaign at Delhi’s India Gate. This year’s event on the theme “Sadak Suraksha – Jeevan Raksha” has been organised in association w...

Continental acquires antenna maker Kathrein Automotive

Technology company Continental has successfully completed the acquisition of Kathrein Automotive GmbH after antitrust authorities officially approved the transaction. Incorporating the automotive division of Rosenhe...

CNG infrastructure development will lead to massive cut in oil bills

Developing India’s CNG infrastructure could help achieve 50pc natural gas vehicles penetration by 2030 leading to crude oil import savings of Rs 11 lakh crore.

 Tata Motors European Technical Centre demonstrates latest mobility technology

A three-year project into the trials of connected and autonomous vehicle technology has drawn to a close, with the Coventry-based, Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) revealing its commitment to shaping th...

Major organisational changes in Bajaj Auto; Rakesh Sharma is new CCO

Leading motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj Auto has appointed Rakesh Sharma the company’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), a post newly created, with immediate effect. The announcement was made through in an internal comm...

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...

Safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart mobility mooted

There is an urgent need in India for development of mobility that is safe, clean, affordable, shared and smart. And in order to achieve this, several steps need to be taken by the government and other stakeholders. ...

Triumph Motorcycles India steps up presence in tier 2, unexplored markets

Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited, a leading premium luxury motorcycle manufacturer based in the UK, has formalised a strategy to make its presence in India’s tier II market and other unexplored markets. The...

Hero MotoCorp launches e-commerce portal to retail Hero genuine parts

Hero MotoCorp Ltd has set a new benchmark in the two-wheeler market by launching an e-commerce portal to retail Hero Genuine Parts and Accessories. The portal, www.hgpmart.com is an exclusive e-commerce platform ded...

Durr EcoInCure offers best possible top-coat quality for cars

World’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firm Dürr announced early this year the launch of EcoInCure that offers best possible top-coat quality and maximum process reliability by heating the bodies from the ...

Samvardhana Motherson acquires MS Global India

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

Domestic auto-component industry to grow 9-11% in FY2018

The Rs 2.90 trillion (FY2017) domestic auto component industry is expected to grow by 9-11% during FY2018, driven by robust growth expectation in domestic passenger vehicles (PV)s and two wheelers (2W) segment.

Hyundai CSR campaign to protect Indian heritage

Hyundai Motor India Ltd has launched the 3rd Phase of Happy Move - ‘Save Our Heritage’ CSR campaign. The campaign aims to educate and sensitise people about India’s rich heritage and take significant steps in preser...

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...

Cyrus Mistry praised; Tata Nano a loss making project, admits Tatas

The slugfest between the ousted Chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus Mistry and the Tata Group is appearing to go in favour of Mistry, with the latest developments vindicating him on several stands.

Interview with Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels

Interview with Shirish Kulkarni, Chairman, DSK Motowheels

Lanxess polyamide 6 for the engine oil pan of a six-cylinder boxer engine

The trend of manufacturing engine oil pans from plastic instead of metals such as aluminum is continuing to gain ground. For historical reasons, the plastic of choice to date has almost always been polyamide 6.6. Ho...

Bosch diagnostic tools for International Reifen tyre show in Germany

For the International Reifen 2016 fair in Essen, Germany, auto component major Bosch has presented new tyre -service devices and related test equipment. These include two wheel balancers with a feature allowing con...

Hero Electric launches E-Tipper; Lithium Ion technology for scooters

With electric vehicles slowly gaining popularity the world over, and India beginning to accept its green advantages, Hero Electric, a pioneer in the electric two-wheeler industry, has launched several innovative pro...

Continental announces Localisation of driving safety technologies

With increasing awareness and acceptance of safety technologies in vehicles, India is emerging as a focus market for airbags, Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The Chassis & Safet...

More than 1 million passenger vehicles recalled after July 2012, says Govt

Since July 2012 when a voluntary code on vehicle recall came into effect in India, more than 1 million vehicles have been recalled by various vehicle manufacturers across the country. The recalls include those from ...

Indian Govt agency ARAI to issue notice to Volkswagen

On the one hand while Volkswagen is facing tremendous pressure coupled with major embarrassment on the global front because of the software fudging leading to tinkering with diesel engine emissions in their cars, on...

Volkswagen India will complete evaluation of affected cars by Nov end 2015

Even though unconfirmed reports have said that thousands of Volkswagen cars in India have been affected by the diesel emissions scam, Volkswagen Group India has stated that its representatives have met Government o...

Nirmal K Minda  - CMD, Uno Minda

Nirmal K Minda CMD, Uno Minda, speaks to P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India. "

Volkswagen: Das Auto Scam

It’s the biggest scam to hit the global auto industry. No recall of a car, anywhere in the world, has ever had such a distasteful flavour of deceit and intrigue. Germany based Volkswagen has some of the best brands ...

VW Group restructured; Sacks employees involved in emission scandal

As a fallout of the massive US emission scandal involving Volkswagen, the Volkswagen Supervisory Board not only restructured the Volkswagen group but also recommended the immediate suspension of some of its employee...

Volkswagen CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn quits over emissions scandal

The Volkswagen global emission scandal involving diesel engine powered VW cars took its first major toll on September 23, 2015 with Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG resigning from his post. Acceptin...

BHARAT FORGE LTD: Forging a Make in India Global Plan

For the Rs 7,625 crore Kalyani group controlled by Baba Kalyani, ‘Make in India” has been a way of life. For long, this group which has business interests in the fields of automotive, energy, rail, marine, aerospace...

Interview with Akash Passey & Suresh Chettiar of Volvo Bus

With Volvo coming in these were the key things that changed. We bought in rear engines, brought in bus chassis, and we brought in a complete bus concept. The effect of that was very positive in the initial years esp...

Interview with Prabhakar Kadapa, Chief Executive Officer, Avtec Ltd.

Interview with Prabhakar Kadapa, Chief Executive Officer, Avtec Ltd. Kadapa talks at length about his company's aggressive growth plans

Only Rs 30,000 for your ten-year old diesel car? Nah!!!

Your ten your old diesel vehicle, whether it is a BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz or a Maruti Suzuki or Hyundai car, could fetch you a financial incentive of maybe up to Rs 30,000 in case you are staying in the National Ca...

Rajiv Budhraja - D-G, ATMA

P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India magazine interviews Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA). Budhraja talks at length about the issues confron...

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...

Force Motors plans new Pune engine plant with 50000 p.a. capacity

Pune-based and Prasan Firodia controlled Force Motors Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that the Board of Directors of the Company has approved the establishment of a factory in Chakan, near Pune for ...

Continental’s ‘Power of intelligent mobility’ at CES 2015

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, Continental is highlighting how automotive electronics benefit from connecting the vehicle to the cloud under the company’s exhibition theme, “the power of intelli...

India figures in Ford’s Smart Mobility plan announced at CES 2015

A Share-Car experiment in the Indian city of Bengaluru in the southern state of Karnataka is among the 25 mobility experiments around the world that is being undertaken by Ford Motor Company as part of the company’s...

Nagesh Basavanhalli quits Fiat Group India

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the current President and Managing Director of Fiat Group Automobiles India Pvt. Ltd. (FGAIPL), Nagesh Basavanhalli plans to leave the company. The Fiat Group India Automobiles Pvt. ...

Crash tests mandatory for new vehicles from Oct 1, 2017: Govt panel

A committee constituted by Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MORTH), Government of India, for creating a New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) on the lines of the Global NCAP has decided that test facilities for I...

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

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

New safety standards for Indian cars mandatory by 2020, says Govt

The Indian government is taking steps towards harmonisation of national regulations of safety standards for passenger cars with UN-ECE regulations. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has formed a dedicated pa...

European auto industry embracing 48v hybrids

Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), a major sponsor of the recent 48V hybrid vehicle conference in Germany, together with leading car makers and tier 1 suppliers, discussed the need for an internationally agreed 48...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to spin off Ferrari

Ferrari S.p.A., makers of the iconic Ferrari cars, is being spun off as a separate company by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and will in all probability be listed in the United States as well as a European stock ex...

Interview with Darren Cox, Director, Global Motorsport, Nissan

What’s interesting is that we were talking about the road safety activity that Nissan India do, and also something similar in China, they use simulators. It’s not as advanced as Gran Turismo, but it’s to teach peopl...

Nissan global net profit Rs 23,237 cr for ’13-‘14

For the year ended March 31, 2014, Nissan Motor Co., has earned a net revenue of US $ 104.62 billion (Rs 6,26,694 crore approx.). The net income for the year stood at $3.88 billion (Rs 23,237.6 crore). Announcing th...

Opel’s tryst with catalytic convertors for 25 year

When Louis R. Hughes took over at the helm of Opel in April 1989 – 25 years ago this month – he was faced with a myriad of tasks, but his attention immediately turned to catalytic converters. His first decision also...

TAFE’s Mallika Srinivasan conferred Padma Shri

Ms. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & CEO of TAFE Group was conferred the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contribution to Trade & Industry. Ms. Srinivasan received the award from President Pranab Mukherj...

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...

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

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

Dr. Sumantran steps down from VC post in Hinduja

Dr. V Sumantran has stepped down from the Vice Chairman post in Hinduja Automotive Ltd, the holding company of Ashok Leyland effective March 31, 2014. Dr. Sumantran has also stepped down from his position on the Bo...

Interview with A. K. Taneja, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd.

Interview with A. K. Taneja, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd.

Bosch sponsors 1st ever driverless car experience

More than 90pc of all accidents are caused by human failure, according to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS). Demonstrating its dedication to accident-free driving, Bosch is sponsoring the Driverless...

Cooper Tire ends merger deal with Apollo Tyres

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced it has terminated the merger agreement with Apollo Tyres. “It is time to move our business forward,” said Cooper Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Roy Armes. ...

Interview with Subu Nagasubramony, Managing Director, Visteon India Operations

Every year the quality level steps up a notch in every program. For us it is not much of a challenge because being a global player we have already designed to those levels. Even if sometimes an OEM does not ask for ...

SIAM convention emphasises on auto industry

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) organised its Annual Convention 2013 to commem

Shyam Kambeyanda of Eaton elevated

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton announced that Shyam Kambeyanda, who served as the company

BMW Motorrad and TVS Motor Company join hands

BMW Motorrad has announced that they will be entering the sub 500cc segment. A long term cooperation

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 T.R. Kesavan, President, Tractors Manufacturers Association

Whether it is Tafe or Mahindra or any other company, what we are really trying to uncover is the unspoken nature of the farmer where they may have a small acreage. And they will do what we call as ‘very low tillage’...

Ford India expands engine plant by 36pc

Ford India has announced it has completed the expansion of its engine plant, increasing annual engin

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...

Land Rover and Bowler sign agreement

Land Rover and Bowler, the UK-based manufacturer of all-terrain performance cars and rally raid vehi

BMW Group launches IMAP’12 in India

BMW Group has launched International Management Associates Programme (MAP) 2012. As part of the int

Interview with Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Interview with Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Ssangyong & Mahindra complete 1 yr tie up

Ssangyong Motor Company has announced that it had held a commemorative planting ceremony at its main

Umashanka,VP, Customer Service Operations, Ford

Ford India has announced the appointment of P.K. Umashankar as vice president, customer service oper

Kamal Nath unveils Ashok Leyland’s Jan Bus

Kamal Nath unveils Ashok Leyland’s Jan Bus Union Minister of Urban Development Kamal Nath unveiled t

BMW maps Indian professionals for its intl MAP

BMW Group has appointed three management associates from India for its Management Associates Program

Cyrus P Mistry to succeed Ratan Tata

The board of directors of Tata Sons at its meeting on November 23, 2011 appointed Cyrus P Mistry as

Bosch Electrical Drives India’s new unit in TN

Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Ltd., a joint venture with Igarashi Motors India Pvt. Ltd, is

Bharat Forge subsidiary - David Browns ink JV

Bharat Forge subisidiary inks JV with David Browns

Bajaj Auto and SBI tie up

Bajaj Auto and SBI tie up to provide inventory finance to dealers

Ssangyong-Mahindra Sign Definitive Agreement

Ssangyong Motor Company M&M its preferred bidder, announced the signing of a definitive agreement

Ashok Leyland launches U-Truck platform-based CVs

CHENNAI: The Hinduja Group flagship firm, Ashok Leyland Limited, has announced sale of vehicles on t




Contact Us

For Marketing & Sales, Contact:
Jisha P.
jisha.motown@gmail.com
sales@motownindia.com
advertising.motown@gmail.com
Ph: 9958125645

Registered Office:

Motown India
4058, D-4, Vasant Kunj,
Opposite to Fortis hospital
New Delhi - 110070

© 2022 MotownIndia - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
POWERED BY - VIDYA SOFTWARES