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Car, bike manufacturers in India need to listen to dealer inputs, says FADA

Car, bike manufacturers in India need to listen to dealer inputs, says FADA

Jul 30, 2021

Keeping the overall industry level in sight, FADA claims, dealers attach a higher degree of importance (27 per cent) on business viability.

Cell Propulsion starts Li-ion battery factory in India for its electric commercial vehicles

Cell Propulsion starts Li-ion battery factory in India for its electric commercial vehicles

Jul 29, 2021

The facility, based out of Bengaluru, has a maximum output of 500kWh/month. The cells will be used in the company’s in-house light commercial electric vehicles.

Stellantis appoints Saurabh Vatsa, Nipun J Mahajan as Citroen, Jeep brand heads in India

Stellantis appoints Saurabh Vatsa, Nipun J Mahajan as Citroen, Jeep brand heads in India

Jul 29, 2021

Stellantis has appointed new leadership positions for its two brands in India. Saurabh Vatsa will take charge of the Citroen brand while Nipun J Mahajan will lead the Jeep brand for the Indian market.

SMRP BV ties up with Marelli Automotive Lighting for illuminated body panels

SMRP BV ties up with Marelli Automotive Lighting for illuminated body panels

Jul 28, 2021

Communication functionalities too can be integrated and these include displaying or projecting messages; thus, making them also a tool for sensing and V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication.

Digital and data-driven solutions for aftermarket auto spare part supply

Digital and data-driven solutions for aftermarket auto spare part supply

Jul 28, 2021

Today, for every industry, the supply chain philosophy has changed from being just-in-time to just-in-case. Therefore, businesses are increasingly opting for digital tools that help them with increased telematics and connectivity.

Skoda-VW India invites applications for its Mechatronics 2021 training program

Skoda-VW India invites applications for its Mechatronics 2021 training program

Jul 28, 2021

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India (SAVWIPL) is inviting applications for the 10th batch of its Mechatronics 2021 program in India, aimed at high-school graduates to learn new skills in the automotive sector.

Anand Mando eMobility JV to supply components for two and three-wheeler EV market

Anand Mando eMobility JV to supply components for two and three-wheeler EV market

Jul 27, 2021

Anand Group and Mando Corporation have announced a new JV to manufacture and supply Motor and Controller for the emerging two and three-Wheeler electric vehicle market.

30 metric tonnes CO2 saved by Ather EVs: 450X-maker releases industry-first Impact Report

30 metric tonnes CO2 saved by Ather EVs: 450X-maker releases industry-first Impact Report

Jul 27, 2021

Ather Energy is the first Indian and the second automotive company globally, after Tesla, to release an Impact Report. Here’s what does it mean along with its interesting findings!

Custom solutions for auto manufacturers in real-time with no-code platforms

Custom solutions for auto manufacturers in real-time with no-code platforms

Jul 27, 2021

No-code platforms are very simple and highly secure to use. They offer drag and drop features to the users and make the process as simple as eating a pie, hence saving on time and cost

Hyundai Motor India inaugurates new corporate HQ in Gurugram: All you need to know

Hyundai Motor India inaugurates new corporate HQ in Gurugram: All you need to know

Jul 27, 2021

Hyundai Motor India’s new headquarters has a 400 square meter green wall with live plants, 50 kW solar rooftop panels and much more.

Bajaj Auto, Pierer Mobility AG to restructure shareholding in KTM: All details

Bajaj Auto, Pierer Mobility AG to restructure shareholding in KTM: All details

Jul 27, 2021

After the completion of the transaction, the shareholding of Pierer Mobility AG in the operating KTM AG will increase from the current 51.7 percent to 98.2 percent.

Porsche and BASF team up to make EV Li-ion batteries: Production to start in 2024

Porsche and BASF team up to make EV Li-ion batteries: Production to start in 2024

Jul 27, 2021

An initial capacity of at least 100 MWh per year, powering 1,000 motorsport and high-performance vehicles, is expected.

Indian auto component industry to have 20-23% growth in FY2022, says ICRA

Indian auto component industry to have 20-23% growth in FY2022, says ICRA

Jul 26, 2021

ICRA warns that chip shortages, slow vaccination roll-out in some regions, logistics challenges and further lockdowns/curfews, if any, could be demand dampeners going forward.

Fasten your seatbelts: MG connected car technology

Fasten your seatbelts: MG connected car technology

Jul 25, 2021

From understanding Hinglish voice commands to offering seamless connectivity on the go, cars are getting more and more hi-tech, making the driving experience easier, smoother and smarter

Majority vehicles to continue to have traditional engines: Piaggio

Majority vehicles to continue to have traditional engines: Piaggio

Jul 24, 2021

The company had invested in developing the 300 cc engines that were the first of its kind in the category, Graffi said. The new line would have a capacity to make 50,000 to one lakh engines.

The darkest shade of grey: Tata Motors Dark variants launched

The darkest shade of grey: Tata Motors Dark variants launched

Jul 24, 2021

Tata Motors has launched a ‘Dark’ variant in four models. Would you pay a premium of Rs 20,000 to Rs 45,000 for this?

Supercapacitors have 1000 times more life than lithium-ion batteries – Dr Akshay Singhal, Founder, Log 9 Materials

Supercapacitors have 1000 times more life than lithium-ion batteries – Dr Akshay Singhal, Founder, Log 9 Materials

Jul 23, 2021

Log 9 Materials, a Bangalore-based EV battery manufacturing company has applied its core competence in material science to develop pioneering solutions using ‘graphene’. Express Drives speaks to Dr. Akshay Singhal, the Founder of Log 9 Materials to know how supercapacitors can be a game-changer.

India’s largest 3 GWh Li-ion battery factory to be set up by Lohum within 18 months

India’s largest 3 GWh Li-ion battery factory to be set up by Lohum within 18 months

Jul 23, 2021

Further, the company is also looking at introducing a new battery recycling facility in Kandla, Gujarat.

Indian Lamborghini buyers spend 20% plus value of the car on customisation: Sharad Agarwal

Indian Lamborghini buyers spend 20% plus value of the car on customisation: Sharad Agarwal

Jul 23, 2021

At the recent launch of the Lamborghini Huracan STO, we got in touch with the brand’s India bossman – Sharad Agarwal. Here are some interesting insights from the interview and also, how Lamborghini plans to add more customers to its family in India.

Bajaj Auto looks to set up subsidiary for EV business

Bajaj Auto looks to set up subsidiary for EV business

Jul 23, 2021

Bajaj is focusing on building R&D capability, distribution and after service as these are important to scale up and because the semiconductor shortage also impacts volumes in the EV segment.

Bajaj Auto’s net profit doubles to Rs 1,061 cr on export push

Bajaj Auto’s net profit doubles to Rs 1,061 cr on export push

Jul 23, 2021

The two- and three-wheeler major’s turnover also doubled to Rs 7,715 crore, as did revenue from operations to Rs 7,386 crore. The performance in the June quarter was not comparable to either Q1FY20 or Q4FY21 due to lockdowns and restrictions.

Audi launches three EV variants, aims at 15% electric sales in India by 2025

Audi launches three EV variants, aims at 15% electric sales in India by 2025

Jul 23, 2021

Audi India has also introduced a buyback policy with the e-tron. “If a customer decides to sell the e-tron after a year, we will give her 60% of the cost of the car, after two years we will give 55% of the cost price back, and after three years 50%,” Dhillon said.

Ola scooter to come in 10 colours

Ola scooter to come in 10 colours

Jul 23, 2021

Ola Scooter saw one lakh reservations in the first 24 hours since opening reservations last Thursday. Customers who reserve their scooter with a refundable deposit of Rs 499 ahead of the launch will get priority doorstep delivery.

The worldwide supply chain is sensitive to glitches — René Krahn, Plant and Location Manager, Continental

The worldwide supply chain is sensitive to glitches — René Krahn, Plant and Location Manager, Continental

Jul 22, 2021

Continental is highlighting the developments it’s making in the industry. In the latest segment, Continental showcased its Industry 4.0 model plant and, René Krahn, the Plant and Location Manager, spoke to Express Drives on the developments.

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

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

Jul 22, 2021

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.”

Lamborghini India: 2021 going to be another record year for our India business

Lamborghini India: 2021 going to be another record year for our India business

Jul 22, 2021

We are working on two key pillars — one is how can we bring the new models faster to the market. So, we want to bring the new Lamborghinis at the same time when we start delivering the new models to our customers in other parts of the world. When we launched Urus (super SUV), India was the top five markets to launch the car.

‘Tyre-d’ And Tested — Celebrating Continental’s 150th Anniversary

‘Tyre-d’ And Tested — Celebrating Continental’s 150th Anniversary

Jul 21, 2021

Continental, the German automotive parts manufacturer, is celebrating 150 years. We take a look at its tyre manufacturing milestones over time to see key achievements in the last 150 years.

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