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...

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...

Auto Expo- The Motor Show 2020 begins Feb 7-11, 2020

Auto Expo, the biggest extravaganza and much-awaited event, a true representation of India’s automotive industry, is slated to kick-start the excitement of Auto Expo – The Motor Show2020 from February 7 to 11, 2020 ...

Volkswagen India gets rooftop solar PV power project in India at Chakan facility

Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) has successfully installed its largest rooftop solar PV power project in the auto Industry world-wide and one of India’s largest rooftop installation at its manufacturing facility ...

Delta Electronics India introduces E-Mobility Tech Experience Centre

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

NuGen Mobility Summit-2019 begins at Manesar on Nov 27

More than 200 automobile as well as auto components companies will display their products, while there would be live test demonstrations, training sessions, panel discussion and test track demonstrations of vehicles...

Maruti Suzuki BS6 compliant vehicles find wide acceptance

Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that it has received enthusiastic response from its customers for the BS6 range of vehicles.TheBS6 models offered by the company currently constitute around 70% of the total pet...

Varroc to acquire 74% stake in CarIQ, a leading Telematics solution provider

Varroc Engineering Limited, a global Tier 1 auto component manufacturer, has agreed to acquire 74% stake in the Pune-based CarIQ Technologies, a leading integrated connected vehicle solution provider to OEMs, fleet ...

Steep hike in private ICE vehicle registration fees proposed

In order to boost the buying and use of electric vehicles in the personal passenger vehicle segment in future, the government is proposing a steep hike in the fees for issue and renewal of registration of private ve...

TVS Motor Company launches 4 new products in Bangladesh

TVS Motor Company has launched four new products in Bangladesh. The products include premium motorcycle TVS Apache RTR 160 4V single disc, 125cc motorcycle TVS Max 125, 100cc motorcycle TVS Metro special edition and...

Nippon Paint X’press car paint concept centre launched

In an industry first initiative, Nippon Paint, Asia’s leading paint manufacturer has announced the launch of Nippon Paint X’press, its unique car painting and car care centre concept in India. The first Nippon Paint...

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...

8th EV Expo 2018 concludes successfully with new launches

Electric vehicle manufacturers like Gonenka Electric Motors, Mahindra Electric, ETO Motors, Soni E-vehicle, Altius Technologies, Geekay E-Bicycles, HIM Technoforge, Thukral Electric Bikes, Champion Polyplast and o...

MG Motor India partners with Cisco, UNLIMIT for connected mobility in vehicles

MG Motor India announced its partnership with leading connectivity management platform Cisco IoT and UNLIMIT - a specialist IoT services provider, to develop connected mobility enabled vehicles.

Skoda Auto India inaugurates solar power gen project

Skoda Auto India inaugurated an advanced Solar Power Generation Project at its manufacturing facility in Aurangabad. The solar project has a capacity of 980 KW. This unique car port structure will cover 30 per cent ...

Mahindra Logistics introduces Electric Vehicles for employee commute in Kerala

Mahindra Logistics (MLL), one of India’s largest 3PL solution providers, has introduced Electric Vehicles (EV) to its fleet of employee transportation vehicles in Kerala. The vehicles are eVerito models of Mahindra ...

TVS Ntorq 125 launched in Sri Lanka for LKR 2,54,900

TVS Motor Company has launched its 125cc scooter, TVS NTORQ 125 in Sri Lanka at LKR 2,54,900 (ex-showroom Colombo) for the drum brake variant and LKR 2,65,900 (ex-showroom Colombo) for the disc brake variant. Armed ...

Tata Motors to ramp up Sanand facility; 100% capacity utilisation

To further meet growing demand for its new generation passenger vehicles, Tata Motors announced its ramp up plans for the Sanand plant. Operating at 100% capacity utilisation currently, the plant has so far rolled o...

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in automotive sensor company Luminar

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has completed the first strategic investment via its newly-founded investment fund by taking a stake in Luminar, a leading start-up in the development of advanced sensor technology...

Magenta Power sets up India’s first solar based charging station for EVs

Magenta Power, one of the leading service providers of renewable energy solutions in association with Exicom, has installed India’s first solar charging station (DC Fast Charge) for electric vehicles in Turbhe, Navi...

Tata Motors signs MoU with Maharashtra to promote e-mobility in State

As part of the World Environment Day celebrations, Tata Motors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Government of Maharashtra for deployment of 1000 Electric Vehicles (EV) across its range of p...

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...

EESL to issue fresh tender for additional 10,000 electric cars

Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy, R K Singh launched the National E-Mobility Programme in India. In line with the Government of India’s vision of 100% e-mobility by 2030, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (...

Faurecia, Clean Air Asia partner for clean air solutions in Asia

Faurecia, a global leader in areas of automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility has partnered with Clean Air Asia to explore effective technology solutions to improve air quality and enhance industry a...

Kinetic Green, Lamborghini family of Italy form joint venture

Pune based Kinetic Group’s company Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions Ltd signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with luxury brand Tonino Lamborghini to jointly set up a new joint venture company in India (i...

India’s first BS VI compliant vehicle- Mercedes-Benz S 350 d

Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for I...

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...

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...

Delphi Automotive, now named Aptiv,  completes spin-off of powertrain segment

Early December 2017, Delphi Automotive PLC completed the spin-off of its Powertrain segment into Delphi Technologies, a $4.5-billion independent entity. Meanwhile, Delphi Automotive, engaged in developing more conne...

Force Motors ties up with Rolls Royce Power Systems

Leading commercial vehicle and engine manufacturer and Abhay Firodia controlled Force Motors has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Rolls Royce Power System AG (R-RPS) to form an Indian joint venture company...

EXCLUSIVE: UM to bring 2 new products by 2018, exploring scooter segment

UM Lohia Two Wheelers, a 50:50 joint venture between UM International, a company based in the US and Ayush Lohia-controlled Lohia Auto, will be introducing at least two new products in India in the next one year. On...

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.

Experts welcome GST rates, but baffled on rates for hybrids, small cars

Beginning with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), several experts and bodies have welcomed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates on automobiles in the country. The 14th Goods and Services Tax (G...

Sales of Maruti Suzuki Smart Hybrid Vehicles surpass one lakh units

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has announced that its Smart Hybrid vehicles – Ciaz SHVS and Ertiga SHVS – have crossed cumulative sales of 100,000 units in February 2017. This marks the success of Maruti Suzuki’s effor...

Ather Energy gets Rs 205 cr funding from Hero MotoCorp

Bengaluru based Ather Energy, the smart electric two-wheeler start-up, announced a fresh round of funding of Rs 180 crores from Hero MotoCorp for 26-30% stake.

Honda Navi gets popular in Nepal with 500 units dispatched

The popular small motorcycle from Honda, the Navi is now set to make inroads to its first export destination- Nepal. Showcased at the Nepal Auto Show 2016, Navi received a good response from the exhibitors. Within t...

Mahindra rebrands Electric Mobility Business as Mahindra Electric

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.) has recently rebranded its electric mobility portfolio as Mahindra Electric. Under the umbrella brand, Mahindra Electric, the company will manufacture electric cars, license out i...

Automotive business thrives in South India: 2016

‘Kabali’, the blockbuster Tamil movie starring south Indian superstar Rajnikanth got off to a roaring start in July 2016 across cinema halls in India. While Rajnikanth is, without doubt, a showstopper and a star to ...

Relief for auto makers as SC lifts ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR

The Supreme Court of India on August 12, 2016 has lifted the ban on diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above but has asked affected car makers to deposit of one per cent of ex-showroom price as gre...

Mahindra Intertrade,  MSTC Ltd. JV agreement for auto shredding facility

Mahindra Intertrade Ltd., a part of the Mahindra Partners Division of Mahindra Group, and MSTC Ltd. (a Government of India enterprise) have signed a formal joint venture agreement to set-up India’s first-of-its-kind...

Force Motors, Mercedes-Benz invest in new engine / axle plant in Chakan

Force Motors has inaugurated a new engine and axle assembly plant exclusively for Mercedes-Benz India in Chakan, Pune. The Firodia controlled company has invested around Rs 100 crore in this new greenfield facility....

Kerala ban on diesel cars sends Indian auto industry into tizzy

The latest ruling of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banning diesel vehicles with engine capacities of 2000cc and above has sent the entire Indian auto industry in a state of shock and disbelief. The NGT bench hea...

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...

‘Think Blue. Factory.’ initiative makes VW India plant greener

Volkswagen Pune Plant recorded promising results in 2015 under its ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ programme that aims at achieving sustainability through environment-friendly manufacturing. Since adopting the programme in 2...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India 4th plant in India inaugurated

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) inaugurated its fourth manufacturing plant at Vithalapur (Mandal taluk, Ahmedabad district, Gujarat) in India. This green factory came up in a record 13 months!

SIAM organises 10th Styling & Design Conclave

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on February 5, 2016 organised the 10th Styling & Design Conclave. The 8th Automotive Design Challenge at Hotel Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater Noida, De...

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...

Lohia Auto displays e-rickshaws at EV Expo

Lohia Auto, a leading e-scooters, e-rickshaws and diesel three-wheelers manufacturing company, participated in the EV Expo 2015, the first ever electric vehicle show in India. The four-day EV Expo 2015 (December 24-...

OK Play launches iCAT approved ‘E-Raaja’

OK Play India has launched the E-Raaja, India’s 1st 100pc indigenously designed and developed green e-rickshaw at EV Expo. OK Play India Ltd, a BSE listed company, is a leader in the field of Roto-Moulding technolo...

GREEN DAY: Geete takes his new Mahindra electric car to Parliament

Members of Parliament have in the past travelled to the august House on their cycles, scooters, auto rickshaws, horse carts, fancy cars and what not to grab the attention of the media. But for the first time, a Mini...

No sale of new diesel vehicles with 2000cc plus engines till March 31: SC

Unmindful of the repercussions that it could have on the investment climate of the country, the Supreme Court on December 16, 2015 has put a blanket ban on sale of all diesel vehicles in Delhi that have an engine ca...

SC clamps the rich man’s wheels; Common man trampled too

The National Green Tribunal (NGT is going hammer and tongs against diesel vehicles and has called for their ban in Delhi, but in the meantime, the Supreme Court on December 15, 2016 said it was considering a ban on ...

It’s a Blue, Blue Christmas for diesel car makers in India

Leading SUV manufacturer in India, Mahindra & Mahindra will be the worst hit by the recent ban on diesel vehicles in the capital city of Delhi from December 11, 2015 to January 6, 2016 as ordered by the National Gre...

Shocked Dr Goenka says diesel vehicles have become “whipping boy”

Shocked and concerned by the decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ban registration of new diesel vehicles in Delhi, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has stated that “diesel v...

Volvo creates awareness on developing sustainable eco system

In its ongoing efforts to create awareness on creating sustainable eco system, Volvo cars organised a panel discussion in the Capital to deliberate on the ills of air pollution and make recommendations for sustainab...

BS IV emission norms in more states; April 1, 2017 deadline for entire country

Even though Bharat Stage IV (BS IV) emission norms have come into effect in many of the cities and towns of India, the norm will be applicable to all four wheelers across the country only by April 1, 2017. BS IV gra...

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...

SPECIAL REPORT ON INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY: An Un-Tyre-ing Journey

The Rs 50,000 crore Indian tyre industry today has a few reasons to smile and a few reasons to frown. On the one hand, after a lull in the industry while the demand for tyres in 2015-16 is seeing a growth coupled wi...

Starlit Power Systems Ltd JV to make next gen automobile batteries

Starlit Power Systems Ltd has signed a Joint Venture with China's second largest motorcycle and UPS battery manufacturing company Guangdong Dynavolt Technologies wherein, Guangdong Dynavolt will acquire 24pc of equi...

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...

Ministry against ban on 15 years old private motor cars

Owners of old cars in Delhi and elsewhere can now heave a sigh of relief as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has not endorsed the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order of banning more than 15 years old ve...

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.

Safexpress on massive expansion across India

Safexpress, India’s largest supply chain & logistics firm, recently set up an ultra-modern warehousing facility at Udaipur. This facility spans over an area of 4500 sq feet and is strategically located on NH 8. The...

Amrita University launches auto research centre

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) based Amrita University, a premier institution of higher learning in India, has inaugurated the Amrita Automotive Research & Technology Centre (AARTC), a joint venture between Amrita Universi...

Amidst new launches, HMSI plans to invest Rs 1600 cr in 2015-16

On February 04, 2015 Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) launched their new Activa 3G for Rs. 48,852 (ex-showroom Delhi). Alongside the Activa 3G were also three refreshed 2015 editions of the Honda Dr...

Royal Enfield sells 28927 motorcycles in January 2015

Royal Enfield, part of the Siddhartha Lal controlled Eicher group, has posted a 43pc increase in sales of motorcycles for the month of January 2015. While domestic sales for the month stood at 28157 units as compare...

Royal Enfield Dec 2014 sales grow by 48pc

Royal Enfield, part of the Eicher Group, concluded 2014 with a strong sales performance and posted sales of 28634 units in combined domestic wholesale and exports in December 2014 recording a growth of 48pc over sam...

Mercedes-Benz records best year ever in India: Sells 10,201 units

Mercedes-Benz India announced its strongest sales year in the company’s history in India by posting 10,201 units of sales for the period January to December 2014. Thereby, the company recorded a growth of 13pc over ...

Mahindra’s Saab buy part of much bigger strategy

With unconfirmed reports suggesting that Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is planning to acquire Sweden based car maker Saab, it is almost confirmed that it has more to do with Anand Mahindra’s dream to become a world lead...

No policy initiative to encourage electric vehicle makers, admits Govt

Hats off to companies like Mahindra Reva and Hero Electric for pursuing their dreams to bring about a greener world and encourage the use of electric vehicles in India. Because the government has now admitted that i...

Audi CEO Stadler wants more walls to be torn down

On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler demanded tearing down a different wall. He said “finally tear down walls in the fields of business and politics.” In his dinner speech ...

Hero Electric launches Avior e-cycles for Rs.19290

Hero Electric has launched Avior e-cycles in India bringing highly affordable eco-friendly mobility technology from Germany to the country for the first time. The male oriented Avior AMX will cost Rs. 19,290/- and t...

Hero MotoCorp “garden factory” in Neemrana

The Hero MotoCorp Ltd plant at Neemrana in Rajasthan has gone on stream. The plant will contribute towards enabling the company to surpass 100 million units in cumulative production by year 2020.

Experts debate on innovation and auto growth

Innovation has a positive impact on the growth of the automotive industry. Automotive leaders and experts unanimously agreed that the Indian automotive industry has to embrace and adopt different innovative ways to ...

Honda’s production jet takes to the skies

Honda recently announced record sales of its cars in the Asian region. The Group that makes cars and SUVs for the global market, is now literally flying high. Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the first pro...

Safexpress launches Logistics Park at Pithampur.

Safexpress, a leading supply chain and logistics firm, has launched a Logistics Park at Pithampur. The park is spread out over an area of 75,000 sq feet. The Logistics Park is strategically located on NH 3. Safexpre...

First production HondaJet revealed

Honda Aircraft Company has announced several achievements and milestones in the development of the HondaJet during a press conference at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Sw...

Cummins names Eaton as ‘Top Supplier’ in US

Power management company Eaton was named a ‘Top Supplier’ by Cummins Inc.. Eaton got the honour for its technology contribution on the SuperTruck program and SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain product. The award w...

Eaton for tie up with China’s Great Wall Motors

Power management company Eaton has signed a framework agreement with Great Wall Motors Co. Ltd. (GWM) to create a long-term strategic partnership that drives growth for both companies through greater technical exch...

Cummins global plan to cut environmental footprint

Cummins Inc Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger has outlined the company's most extensive plan to date for environmental sustainability, including specific goals for reducing waste, water and energy. Cummins Inc., a glo...

Toyota reaches environmental milestone

Aside from being a great place to work and producing world-class vehicles, Toyota Indiana strives to be a leader in its environmental efforts. Today the plant in the United States showed 100,000 reasons why its env...

Health, safety, green initiative at Oerlikon

Oerlikon Drive Systems, with its two brands Oerlikon Fairfield and Oerlikon Graziano, worldwide provider of complete drive systems, gearing solutions and transmission components, has celebrated Health, Safety and En...

Llistosella of DICV gets global responsibilities

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), have made important personnel changes in their Board of Management, according to a press release. Since Augus...

Lamborghini global turnover at 508m Euros

The turnover may not sound very impressive because this Italian super sports car manufacturer is a niche player in the global automotive industry. The company delivered 2121 cars worldwide in the whole of 2013 as co...

Hero MotoCorp demonstrates technological prowess

Leading two-wheeler manufacturer in India Hero MotoCorp demonstrated its technological prowess by showcasing several new models at the Auto Expo. The Hero Hastur , an all-new 620-cc motorcycle promises to shake-up ...

UK minister visits JLR India's Pune facility

UK Minister for Trade and Investment Lord Green visited the JLR Pune facility. Lord Green was accomp

Thapar group co bags  order for 90EV charging stns

The automation arm of Crompton Greaves (CG), ZIV Metering Solutions, has bagged an order to supply I

Tata Motors enters Indonesia

Tata Motors has announced its entry into Indonesia, the largest automobile market in the ASEAN. The

Mahindra Reva inaugurates its new plant

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. has formally inaugurated its manufacturing facility

Krishna Group inks JV with Landi Renzo S.p.A

Krishna Group, an Indian auto interior manufacturing company, is forming an equity joint venture (JV

Off-road champion Polaris ties up with Eicher

Eicher Motors Ltd has entered into a joint agreement on July 23, 2012 with Polaris Industries Inc

Ford India expands engine plant by 36pc

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

Ssangyong & Mahindra complete 1 yr tie up

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

Union Budget 2012-13 & auto industry

The Annual Budget 2012-13 has been tabled in the parliament and is widely believed to move and shake

Apollo launches Aspire 4G at the 82nd Geneva show

After the success of its winter and summer passenger vehicle tyres in the European market, Apollo Ty

The birth of the eMO

The birth of the eMO

Jan 16 2012

In the summer of 2010, in anticipation of launching the Vehicle Programs and Development group, Tata

Growing urbanisation a big challenge: Kamal Nath

Speaking at the valedictory session of the 11th Auto Expo in Delhi, Kamal Nath, Minister of Urban De

Delphi to showcase  products during Auto Expo '12

Delphi Automotive has announced that it will showcase a range of innovative technologies during the

TVS Motor Company develops new green technology

TVS Motor Company announced the development of a new technology that will enhance fuel efficiency by

GM India's Halol plant bags safety award

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




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