Lijo Mathai

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Most two-wheeler oils are future-ready: Sandeep Kalia, Valvoline

In a conversation with Sandeep Kalia, the Managing Director of Valvoline Cummins Pvt Ltd India, we get to know how different BS6 engine oils are compared to BS4 oils and how Valvoline dealt with the pandemic with an employee-

sandeep kalia interview

Our goal is to achieve a 25% energy efficiency over current EV configurations – Anupam Jalote, iCreate

With EVs taking centre stage in India, companies are gearing up to take initiatives, innovate and make EVs more efficient and nurture startups that are venturing into this space.

anupan jolte, icreate

We are planning to expand to over 10 cities in the next 12 months – Mahmud Kotebagi, Beyond Garage

Beyond Garage, a Bangalore and Hyderabad-based vehicle service provider, is taking on competition such as Go Mechanic and Pitstop, bridging a gap in the industry with big expansion plans. Here's more.

interview with mahmud kotebagi, ceo of beyond garage

The future of logistics is more digital with predominated usage of IoT – Lalit Das, 3SC Solutions

With Software as a service ( SaaS) and Analytics as a Service ( AaaS), technology is growing like never before, and this is helping the automotive industry scale to new heights. Here's more on what 3SC Solutions does.

lalit das interview, 3sc solutions

We want to use technology to process insurance claims — Karn Nagpal, Raasta

In a conversation with Karn Nagpal, the Founder of Raasta, Express Mobility understands what Raasta is looking to achieve in the Indian market and what services it offers.

interview karn nagpal raasta auto tech

The annual market for lubricants in India is estimated at 130 million litres – Anant Jain, GfK

Express Mobility, in a conversation with Anant Jain, the Head of Market Intelligence, at GfK, learns how big the market for lubricants is in India. We also get to know who the biggest contributors to lubricant sales are.

interview anant jain gfk india

The pandemic was a boon to the logistics industry – Nilesh Ghule, TruckBhejo

Express Mobility speaks to Nilesh Ghule, the Co-founder and CEO of TruckBhejo to learn how the son of a truck driver became a successful entrepreneur, and what the company’s future plans are.

interview - nilesh ghule truckbhejo

Global light vehicle production could reach 83 million units in 2021 – Anil Kumar, SEG Automotive India

Anil Kumar, the MD and President of SEG Automotive India, speaks about how the pandemic helped the company learn and adapt, while also outlining how the situation affected volumes globally.

interview - anil kumar seg automotive india

We charge zero surge pricing – Rachitta Juneja, Whide

Whide is a ride and delivery app that does not charge commission, or surge pricing. To know more about the Whide, Express Mobility spoke to the Founder and CEO of Whide, Rachitta Juneja.

interview - rachitta jeneja whide ceo

India is poised for exceptional EV growth, especially the 2W and 3W spaces – Rajat Verma, Lohum

In a world obsessed with use and throw technology, Lohum is repurposing discarded Lithium-ion batteries to give them a new lease of life, aimed at becoming a market greater than $11Bn by 2027.

interview - rajat verma, ceo, lohum

Long-term roadmap for EVs needs more clarity: Schaeffler India

At a policy level, the long-term roadmap for EVs needs more clarity. This will in turn help OEMs to firm up their strategy of either choosing a straight jump to EVs or using alternate technology such as hybrid to enter the ma

Honda Car India backs hybrid vehicle technology: In talks with state governments

While typical of most auto companies, the crux of new launches was quickly hushed, we got to know a crucial bit that HCIL is betting big on hybrid cars.

Cell Propulsion: How three ex-ISRO engineers made electric LCVs with 250km range

Their debut products, the Oryx as well as the Beluga have already been pressed into service with certain B2B companies.

Mihup in talks with 2-wheeler companies for interactive voice software

Through this, customers can probably even set their desired riding modes through their phone, check/answer phone calls from the motorcycle's display function and more.

NEI talks about developing EV bearings, expansion, make-in-India

The company is also the first to get into the aerospace bearings.

Yamaha India opens up about 150cc bike segment penetration, EVs, FZ25 price cut

The hybrid technology in Fascino will open the floodgates for Yamaha India for introducing hybrid as well as many other advancements in our market.

Green Vehicle Rating India: Challenges, future plans of environmental grading of EVs, bikes explained

Currently, AEEE has completed the monetisation under the second phase of GVR to cover both health and environmental costs. They are planning for the third phase to encompass more vehicle models and segments (possibly 4-wheele

Livinguard Tube Mask Lite review: Rider-friendly nose cover’s pros and cons explained

On the few motorcycle long rides that we had the pleasure of undertaking, the mask performed near perfectly.

Livinguard Tube Mask Lite

Ford Figo vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Maruti Suzuki Swift automatic: Specs, price, features compared

The biggest shocker comes in the price, warranty and service aspect wherein one will assume that the Ford might have to bow in front of the Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki.

Figo AMT vs Swift AMT vs Grand i10 Nios AMT

Huge opportunity for aftermarket tyres in tier 2 & 3 towns: Parag Satpute, MD, Bridgestone India

Parag says, "The growth of non-agriculture vehicles in rural and semi-rural is going to spur demand. These regions will be strategically targeted in the near future."

Ford India to exit market? Possibilities explained

Is Ford going the GM India way or are there chances that things can be salvaged early on? Read on to find out.

EVTRIC Motors to invest Rs 100cr in India: New electric scooter launch soon

The Chakan-based, family-owned company has been into the automation business from a very long time.

Gravton Quanta electric bike launched: 120km range, battery swapping and more

The Gravton Quanta for the time being is available in Hyderabad and one can book it online. The Li-ion battery is being imported at present and then assembled/designed at Gravton Motors' Telangana facility.

Automotive impact of Reliance Industries’ Rs 75,000cr investment in renewable energy explained

These announcements have come at a time when the Indian government is actively pursuing renewable sources of energy and has announced fresh packages for electric vehicle adoption.

India’s largest solar carport at Tata Motors' Pune plant

Maserati Levante hybrid SUV India launch soon: More showrooms coming up

Though the expansion in terms of physical network presence depends on its partners, Maserati is pushing for the demand for its product offerings in Tier-II & Tier-III in the Indian market.

Updated Yamaha Fascino 125, Ray-ZR unveiled: To get these new cool features

Yamaha says that the hybrid system provides the scooter with "additional power". We assume it might be working quite similarly to the SHVS on the Maruti Suzuki cars.

Longer/extended warranty on cars/bikes: Good and bad points explained

Extended warranties turn out to be a boon if the car or bike you're buying is expensive and has almost no support outside the fold.

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