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Daimler stops development of internal combustion engines: Complete focus on EVs

Daimler stops development of internal combustion engines: Complete focus on EVs

Sep 20, 2019

Daimler has recently introduced the latest generation of its internal combustion engines which including the six-cylinder unit which powers the new E-Class, S-class as well as a range of its SUVs, these could be it’s last.

Rivian lands an order of 100,000 electric delivery vans from Amazon

Rivian lands an order of 100,000 electric delivery vans from Amazon

Sep 20, 2019

Before Rivian has even begun commercial production at its factory in Normal, Illinois, the Amazon order rocketed it to the forefront of electric vehicle makers.

Hyundai fined $47 million for dirty diesel engines in United States

Hyundai fined $47 million for dirty diesel engines in United States

Sep 20, 2019

Between 2012 and 2015, the company imported nearly 2,300 diesel-powered heavy construction vehicles with engines that did not meet US emissions standards, the US Justice Department said in a statement.

Not able to understand the protest against new Motor vehicle Law: Nitin Gadkari

Not able to understand the protest against new Motor vehicle Law: Nitin Gadkari

Sep 20, 2019

The countries that have stringent traffic laws report very few or zero accidents, the minister noted while questioning that why cannot people be sensitive where so many people die in road accidents.

Tesla Model S beats Porsche Taycan by 20 seconds on Germany’s toughest track, sort of

Tesla Model S beats Porsche Taycan by 20 seconds on Germany’s toughest track, sort of

Sep 19, 2019

The record-setting Tesla Model S underwent a serious weight loss regime and hence was the interior was fully gutted, except of course, a seat for the driver and harnesses.

FADA requests definitive rate cut on automobiles from GST council

FADA requests definitive rate cut on automobiles from GST council

Sep 19, 2019

The domestic automobile industry is reeling under a prolonged slowdown. In order to revive the industry, manufacturers have been demanding a rate cut in GST from 28 per cent to 18 per cent.

India’s first all-electric heavy-duty 60-tonne truck by Infraprime Logistics is already in operation

India’s first all-electric heavy-duty 60-tonne truck by Infraprime Logistics is already in operation

Sep 19, 2019

India now has it’s very first all-electric heavy-duty truck. It doesn’t come from Germany or Sweden though – it comes, in fact, from an Indian startup – Infraprime Logistics Technology (IPLT). And, the truck is already in commercial use.

Next-Gen Mahindra XUV500 spotted: Here’s what to expect!

Next-Gen Mahindra XUV500 spotted: Here’s what to expect!

Sep 19, 2019

The next-generation Mahindra XUV500, along with the next-generation iterations of the Scorpio and Thar, are expected to launch in India sometime next year. All of these will get a new platform and also feature new powertrain options.

Pioneer India launches new car touchscreen infotainment system: Android Auto, CarPlay at Rs 24,490

Pioneer India launches new car touchscreen infotainment system: Android Auto, CarPlay at Rs 24,490

Sep 19, 2019

The Pioneer DMH-Z5290BT is what its called and it features everything from Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, WebLink connectivity with a 6.9-inch touch-sensitive display.

MulticoreWare partners with Uhnder for developing automotive radar technology

MulticoreWare partners with Uhnder for developing automotive radar technology

Sep 19, 2019

Uhnder is currently working on its first digital automotive Radar-on-Chip (RoC). It operates at 76-81 GHz, using Digital Code Modulation (DCM). It offers 4D High Contrast Resolution (HCR), with the help of which, this system is able to deliver a range and accuracy which other systems in the market currently do not offer.

Tata Motors previews new electric vehicle powertrain technology: First model in early 2020

Tata Motors previews new electric vehicle powertrain technology: First model in early 2020

Sep 19, 2019

The Indian manufacturer, tata Motors has decided to go with the name Ziptron for its new EV power and drivetrain platform and claims it will offer an efficient high voltage system, long-range and fast charging.

Odd-Even rule violation could see a fine of Rs 20,000 under new Motor Vehicles Act

Odd-Even rule violation could see a fine of Rs 20,000 under new Motor Vehicles Act

Sep 19, 2019

Although a final decision is currently pending, it is likely the amount would be reduced. As a part of the amended MVA, the states have the right to set their own amount of fines for compoundable offences.

Maruti Suzuki exports 1 millionth vehicle from Gujarat’s Mundra port

Maruti Suzuki exports 1 millionth vehicle from Gujarat’s Mundra port

Sep 19, 2019

At the moment, Maruti Suzuki exports 14 models from India. This includes Alto K10, Celerio, Baleno, Ignis and Dzire taking a prominent share. In addition to Mundra, the carmaker also exports its vehicles from the Mumbai port.

Hero MotoCorp requests government for reduction of GST in a phased manner

Hero MotoCorp requests government for reduction of GST in a phased manner

Sep 19, 2019

India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer said that by doing this, not only will the government provide relief to 20 million two-wheeler buyers but is also going to cut down on the revenue loss that it will incur by cutting down on the tax rates.

Delhi Police constable fined for multiple violations under new MVA: Tinted Windows, No PUC or insurance

Delhi Police constable fined for multiple violations under new MVA: Tinted Windows, No PUC or insurance

Sep 19, 2019

A man and a woman approached a zonal officer deployed at Mori Gate red light and alleged that a Hyundai Accent, with a Delhi registration number and black tinted windows, was parked near the traffic signal.

Auto Industry GST reduction plea rejected by panel ahead of official council meeting on Friday

Auto Industry GST reduction plea rejected by panel ahead of official council meeting on Friday

Sep 19, 2019

Ahead of the crucial meeting the committee of officials has rejected the demands from the auto sector with their reasoning being that it will affect Centre and State tax collections.

Audi RS6, RS7 to be followed by more performance driven plug-in hybrid models

Audi RS6, RS7 to be followed by more performance driven plug-in hybrid models

Sep 19, 2019

The plug-in hybrid models from the Audi Sport will allow these cars to run on an electric-only mode for shorter distances. However, the hyrbid powertrain will be inlined towards offering an additional performance boost.

Hyundai Group develops new centre side airbag: Aims to reduce head injuries by 80%

Hyundai Group develops new centre side airbag: Aims to reduce head injuries by 80%

Sep 18, 2019

The new airbag inflates in the space between the driver and the front passenger and prevents head injuries. In case there is no passenger on board, the airbag will provide additional protection to the driver if the impact occurs from the right-hand side of the vehicle.

Delhi Transport Union strike on September 19: Demands relief from new hefty fines

Delhi Transport Union strike on September 19: Demands relief from new hefty fines

Sep 18, 2019

A union member speaking to Express Drives stated that due to the economic slowdown the fraternity is already struggling to find work and keep our businesses running.

GST Council unlikely to announce tax cut for auto sector: Here’s why

GST Council unlikely to announce tax cut for auto sector: Here’s why

Sep 18, 2019

In the April-July period, total tax revenues of 20 Indian states fell 7% to 4.9 trillion rupees compared with the same period last year. Some states were particularly hard hit, with data showing Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab tax collections plunged 59%, 35.5% and 12.5%, respectively.

TVS teases updated Ntorq 125: Will get new LED headlamps with DRLs

TVS teases updated Ntorq 125: Will get new LED headlamps with DRLs

Sep 18, 2019

The new headlamp on the Ntorq 125 replaces the old halogen setup for a more modern less energy consuming and brighter LED setup.

India-spec MG eZS spied completely undisguised: Hyundai Kona rival coming soon

India-spec MG eZS spied completely undisguised: Hyundai Kona rival coming soon

Sep 18, 2019

The MG eZS electric SUV is expected to be priced in-between Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh and hence it will compete against the Hyundai Kona which is currently India’s only long-range electric car on offer.

Toyota to supply 100 hydrogen-powered busses for 2020 Tokyo Olympics: 1,000 more for the Beijing Winter games

Toyota to supply 100 hydrogen-powered busses for 2020 Tokyo Olympics: 1,000 more for the Beijing Winter games

Sep 18, 2019

The plans to promote hydrogen with its exclusive Olympic ‘mobility’ sponsorship deal – one Toyota holds until 2024 – underscore its determination to keep backing the technology.

Exemptions for odd-even likely to continue: Women, two-wheelers among others

Exemptions for odd-even likely to continue: Women, two-wheelers among others

Sep 18, 2019

Women drivers are likely to be exempted from the upcoming odd-even rationing scheme in lieu of their safety. Meanwhile, two-wheelers are also not going to be included under the ambit as Delhi’s public transportation system will not be able to handle the extra burden.

Noida Authority plans to install traffic surveillance cameras in 80 locations

Noida Authority plans to install traffic surveillance cameras in 80 locations

Sep 18, 2019

The system will monitor violations of helmet use, seatbelt use, driving against the flow of traffic or even jumping red lights and e-challans will be issued to the respective violators automatically.

Tamil Nadu transport minister says electric buses a big hit in state: To launch 520 more in key cities

Tamil Nadu transport minister says electric buses a big hit in state: To launch 520 more in key cities

Sep 17, 2019

The government had proposed to run 2,000 buses throughout the state in phases. The Centre had approved the purchase of over 500 buses in first phase-I.

Skoda Superb, Kodiaq on massive discount of up to Rs 2.3 lakh!

Skoda Superb, Kodiaq on massive discount of up to Rs 2.3 lakh!

Sep 17, 2019

Skoda is offering a festive season cash benefit of Rs 1.8 lakh rupees on the automatic versions of the standard Superb variants.

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