Deepak Kumar

Articles By Deepak Kumar

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Mahindra-Ford’s latest alliance seems to be a 1995 redux

The company currently sells five models in India: the compact-SUV Ecosport, premium SUV Endeavour, compact sedan Aspire, compact hatchback Figo and its iconic premium car model Mustang.

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EESL set to supply 9,000 EVs to Gujarat, Maharashtra

After inking an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government earlier this month to supply 10,000 electric vehicles, state-run Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) is likely to sign MoUs with the governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra

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Scrappage policy may boost M&HCV sales by 60 pct over the next three years

The already buoyant commercial vehicle (CV) sales could get a big leg-up with the government’s move to phase out vehicles more than 15 years old.

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Tata Motors misses the high road

Lack of a winning model slows passenger vehicle business.

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E-commerce driving demand for small commercial vehicles, says Girish Wagh of Tata Motors

GST implementation had its share of challenges as the economy and the CV industry went through the initial phase of adoption amidst various uncertainties.

Girish Wagh, Tata Motors, commercial vehicles, E commerce  News

Analysts, industry players see CV sales hitting a record high in FY18

Previous high in the segment was recorded in FY12 with sales of 8,09,499 units

CV sales, MHCV, Crisil Research, VE Commercial Vehicles, goods & services tax, BS VI News

Bajaj loses market share in premium segment as rivals crowd in

In 2003, Bajaj Auto commanded a share of about 93% in the premium motorcycle segment. Its Pulsar, which had been launched in 2001, sold around 15,000 units a month in 2003.

Bajaj Auto, Pulsar, Hero MotoCorp, Scooter India, Hero Honda CBZ,  Royal Enfield, Bajaj market, Auto Expo News

Volvo-Eicher JV rides infrastructure, e-commerce boom

The facilities of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), a joint venture between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, are running at near-full capacity, thanks to the strong demand for commercial vehicles due to rising infrastructure a

VE Commercial Vehicles, facilities of VE Commercial Vehicles, Volvo Group, Eicher Motors, Flipkart, amazon, Shyam Maller News

EVs attract eyeballs, but focus eludes charging infrastructure

Though most auto manufacturers are showcasing electric vehicles at the Auto Expo, there's not much focus on the charging infrastructure.

EVs, electric vehicles, Auto Expo, Tata Motors, CEO Guenter Butschek News

Auto Expo 2018: It’s compact SUVs for the shorter drive, electric vehicles for the road ahead

With electric vehicles (EVs) the latest fad in the auto sector, almost all the players talked of their plans to develop such vehicles, with some seeking more clarity and a policy in this regard before they embark on their ele

If the future is electric, the present is totally focused on compact sports utility vehicles and premium hatchbacks. News

Auto Expo 2018: Kia Motors to enter Indian market in 2019 with an SUV

The SUV is only going to be a taster, according to the company. Following the SUV, the company plans to launch a diverse mix of products from premium sedans to compact cars.

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Truck market catches discount fever

All’s not quite right in the market for medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M&HCVs). Sales may have been growing at a healthy pace for the past few months – they were up a hefty 73% in December – but discounts are s

Truck market, Medium and heavy commerical vehicles, Transport market News

Budget 2018: Consumption gets a Bharat boost

Budget 2018: Dhanraj Bhagat, partner, Grant Thornton India, said, “Disposable income in rural India will increase, resulting in more discretionary spending and consumption, benefitting the FMCG sector.”

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Tata Motors worried over drop in commercial vehicle share

India's largest medium & heavy commercial vehicle (M&HCV) manufacturer, Tata Motors, has acknowledged that all is not well on the sales front.

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EESL finds few takers for e-buses, eyes more charging points

State-run Energy Efficient Services (EESL) has said it is not floating a tender for electric buses because of the lackluster interest from state governments. Saurabh Kumar, managing director, EESL, said a tender for electric

EESL, e-buses, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, electric three-wheelers, tender for electric buses, Tata Motors,  Mahindra & Mahindra, delhi News

SIAM calls for lower GST rate on commercial vehicles

The recommendation comes even as commercial vehicles recorded a strong 27% year-on-year growth in the July-December period.

SIAM calls for lower GST rate on commercial vehicles

Gunning the gas: With two-digit sales growth, two-wheelers pick up pace

Analysts say April-December sales augur a rate of growth of 12%, a level that was last seen in FY12.

two-digit sales growth, two-wheelers , automobile sector, economy, india News

Nissan may bring recharge-free Electric Vehicle

While various car makers are evaluating bringing in battery powered electric vehicles into the country, to be ready for the government’s deadline of 2030 for only EV sales in India, Nissan may be planning to bring a novel E

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Tata Power sets up 2 more EV chargers in Mumbai

While car makers are firming up plans to roll out electric vehicles in India, not many players are volunteering to set-up the charging infrastructure.

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On the road to recovery! How Bajaj regained second spot in motorcycles segment

Pune-based motorcycle major Bajaj Auto has reclaimed the No. 2 spot in the motorcycle segment following a scare in the first half of the year when it lost ground to Japanese auto-major and scooter specialist Honda Motorcycle

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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India eyes North India, to take on Hero

On the pan-India basis, HMSI was able to corner 30% of the market share in April-November of the current fiscal as against 36% for Hero MotoCorp

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, hmsi, North India, hero motocorp News

Why bus sales still weighed by BS IV

Nine months after the country's transition to the Bharat State IV (BS IV) emission norms for vehicles, one segment is still to come to terms with the shift. It is the passenger carrier commercial vehicle (or bus) segment.

bus sales,BS IV, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles, LCV segment, BS IV-compliant models, Binaifer Jehani, CRISIL Research, BS III ban, Siam, state transport corporations  News

Electric vehicles charging infrastructure: After ordering 10,000 EVs from Tata Motors and M&M, EESL plan goes awry

While Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) has ordered 10,000 electric vehicles from auto makers Tata Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M), its plans to put the charging infrastructure in place have gone awry.

Electric vehicles charging infrastructure, EESL, Tata Motors,  Mahindra and Mahindra, EVI Technologies, Exicom Power Solutions, AC chargers,  Exicom News

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturing wants 5% GST on electric vehicles

SIAM has submitted a white paper to the government on electric vehicles, in which it has recommended a change in the policy to make EVs more affordable for boosting sales.

Economy News

Electric vehicles 2030 deadline: Centre lays out roadmap in 2017 but speed-bumps remain

Mahindra and Mahindra had until now a monopoly of sorts in the Indian EV market. It is the only carmaker to have commercially launched EVs in India, with the e2o hatchback and the eVerito sedan.

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Indian aspirations feeding pre-owned luxury car market

Used luxury car segment growing at 22-24%, compared with 7.7% growth in new passenger vehicle segment.

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Government mandating AC cabins in CVs from 2018 gives December sales a boost

Sales of medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M&HCV) are expected to get a boost in December as pre-buying of trucks ahead of the January 1 deadline for rolling out commercial vehicles with air-conditioned cabins (or ventila

Trucks, Medium and heavy commerical vehicles, Commerical vehicles News