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Hydrogen-fuel cell cars likely to fall under FAME II rules: Huge benefits possible

Hydrogen-fuel cell cars likely to fall under FAME II rules: Huge benefits possible

Apr 15, 2021

A petition was placed before the Delhi High Court and it was seeking the Court’s direction to expand the scope and ambit of the FAME India Phase II scheme and extend and encompass the hydrogen energy infrastructure.

Tata Motors’ international PV Business Marketing Head, Sujan Roy, joins Ashok Leyland

Tata Motors’ international PV Business Marketing Head, Sujan Roy, joins Ashok Leyland

Apr 13, 2021

With such a wealth of experience in the auto industry, it is likely that he will be with Ashok Leyland perhaps looking after its electric vehicle business or international CV portfolio.

Rapido sees 75 percent business recovery from Covid-19: These cities to get auto services soon

Rapido sees 75 percent business recovery from Covid-19: These cities to get auto services soon

Apr 14, 2021

Rapido Auto was launched post-pandemic and the service crossed 1 million rides within just five months of operations.

Wardwizard aims 25% share in EV market

Wardwizard aims 25% share in EV market

Apr 10, 2021

Wardwizard started by launching electric bikes under the brand name Joy, followed by two low-speed models Nanu E-Scooter Honeybee and Nanu E-Scooter Butterfly.

The Citroën C5 Aircross SUV launched priced Rs 29.9 lakh onwards

The Citroën C5 Aircross SUV launched priced Rs 29.9 lakh onwards

Apr 10, 2021

The company will also offer 100% online buying of the C5 Aircross directly from the factory, with doorstep delivery in over 50 cities across India.

The new Software République: 5 companies join forces to develop intelligent and sustainable mobility

The new Software République: 5 companies join forces to develop intelligent and sustainable mobility

Apr 10, 2021

Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Groupe Renault, STMicroelectronics and Thales join hands to create a new open ecosystem for intelligent and sustainable mobility

Maharashtra Covid restrictions to impact auto sales: Icra

Maharashtra Covid restrictions to impact auto sales: Icra

Apr 10, 2021

Restrictions on dealership operations could have a short-term impact on liquidity, as most dealerships rely on inventory funding facilities which have a pre-defined payment period and they may require refinancing to tide over possible deficit in cash flows.

Vehicle scrappage policy could increase demand for used luxury cars: Here’s why

Vehicle scrappage policy could increase demand for used luxury cars: Here’s why

Apr 09, 2021

The used cars will continue to offer great value as compared to new cars. A majority of the pre-owned cars in India are five years old when they are sold.

Auto parts export from India booming on eBay: Top 5 exporter states & top 5 buyer countries

Auto parts export from India booming on eBay: Top 5 exporter states & top 5 buyer countries

Apr 09, 2021

India’s automotive parts exports were valued at around USD 15.35 billion at the end of the fiscal year 2020. So, we dig deeper into what type of parts are the most popular and more

Apollo to launch Vredestein Tyres in India: How it plans to disrupt luxury car, bike segment

Apollo to launch Vredestein Tyres in India: How it plans to disrupt luxury car, bike segment

Apr 09, 2021

Apollo Tyres will introduce a range of tyres for luxury cars as well as premium performance bikes with its Dutch brand Vredestein in India very soon. Satish Sharma, President of Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa operations at Apollo spoke with us to talk about their strategy and how Apollo hopes to dominate the segment.

Used bikes sales up by 27 percent during COVID-19 pandemic: Here’s why

Used bikes sales up by 27 percent during COVID-19 pandemic: Here’s why

Apr 09, 2021

This sudden spike in demand for second-hand bikes also spirals from a consumer base who are looking to shift from public transport options like buses and trains to a private option.

Spark Minda working on collision avoidance tech for bikes, scooters in India

Spark Minda working on collision avoidance tech for bikes, scooters in India

Apr 09, 2021

Using various radars and camera-based equipment, ADAS alerts the driver of an imminent collision and if there is no input from the driver, the brakes are automatically applied.

Retail auto sales down 29% in March: PV sales rose 28%, sales of two-wheelers fell 35%

Retail auto sales down 29% in March: PV sales rose 28%, sales of two-wheelers fell 35%

Apr 09, 2021

Two-wheeler sales continued to slide in March, declining 35.26% y-o-y to 11,95,44 units while sales of commercial vehicles also slipped 42.2% y-o-y to 67,372 units. Three-wheeler sales fell 50.72% y-o-y to 38,034 units.

Ashok Leyland sets up subsidiary for big EV push in Indian market

Ashok Leyland sets up subsidiary for big EV push in Indian market

Apr 09, 2021

Switch Mobility Automotive will bring together Ashok Leyland’s capabilities both from Optare UK and Ashok Leyland’s EV division. OHM Global Mobility is a solutions company being piloted in India with plans to roll out mobility as a service (eMaaS) globally.

Car repair and service made safer and easier through Fixcraft mobile application

Car repair and service made safer and easier through Fixcraft mobile application

Apr 08, 2021

Fixcraft has launched an Android application through which customers can request a service, get the vehicle picked up and dropped back and even receive periodic updates regarding the status of repair along and cost.

Top 10 two-wheeler companies in March 2021: Hero MotoCorp on top but market share down by 9.54%

Top 10 two-wheeler companies in March 2021: Hero MotoCorp on top but market share down by 9.54%

Apr 08, 2021

Increase of Covid and fear amongst consumers with last year’s sight in mind has started keeping them away from making a high ticket purchase. The effects of the same can be seen in the 2-wheeler category

March 2021 vehicle registrations: Passenger vehicles up by 28.39%, two-wheelers down 35.26%

March 2021 vehicle registrations: Passenger vehicles up by 28.39%, two-wheelers down 35.26%

Apr 08, 2021

Financial woes brought by Covid-19 have pushed about 32 million Indians out of the middle class, undoing years of economic gains. This had its impact on 2-wheelers as it saw one of its steepest de-growth in the last few months.

Citroen launches first car in India, plans to reveal vehicle from B-segment family soon

Citroen launches first car in India, plans to reveal vehicle from B-segment family soon

Apr 08, 2021

In a first of its kind, Citroen is launching 100% direct online buying for the C5 Aircross SUV under which the customers in over 50 Indian cities outside the dealer network, will be covered through this direct online initiative and can order directly from the factory.

Triumph India expects 30% sales growth, 30% market share in 2021

Triumph India expects 30% sales growth, 30% market share in 2021

Apr 07, 2021

Over the last 12 months, Triumph India has had about 20% market share in the Indian superbike sub-segment, but now with a ‘volume product’ in its portfolio (the Trident), Farooq said the company targets 30% market share over the next six months.

How Uber and taxi aggregators are trying to avoid Covid-19 transmissions

How Uber and taxi aggregators are trying to avoid Covid-19 transmissions

Apr 06, 2021

With the upswing in COVID-19 cases first in Maharashtra and now in different parts of the country, how safe is it to travel in a cab? We find out.

Ex-Kia Motors India Executive Director, Yongsung Kim, joins Ola Electric

Ex-Kia Motors India Executive Director, Yongsung Kim, joins Ola Electric

Apr 06, 2021

The designation conferred to Y S Kim is head of global sales and distribution. In this role, Yongsung will be developing the strategy for local as well as international markets.

New ban on music system in auto-rickshaws in Madhya Pradesh: Details explained

New ban on music system in auto-rickshaws in Madhya Pradesh: Details explained

Apr 06, 2021

A new law to ban aftermarket fitment of music systems in auto-rickshaws has been proposed by the Madhya Pradesh Government. As per the new norms, permits will be cancelled for auto-rickshaws who modify the vehicle with music systems.

Hyundai sells over 1 million ‘Made in India’ SUVs

Hyundai sells over 1 million ‘Made in India’ SUVs

Apr 06, 2021

Over the years since its launch, Creta has been a best seller for HMIL, recording the cumulative sale of over 5.9 lakh units in the domestic market and over 2.2 lakh units in the export market.

India vehicle scrappage policy: How some clarity from government could help carmakers

India vehicle scrappage policy: How some clarity from government could help carmakers

Apr 05, 2021

The vehicle scrappage policy proposed by the government does indeed come with its terms and conditions. While we aren’t privy to these yet, the suggestions in this story will definitely help understand what is coming our way.

LCVs outrace HCVs in sales post-lockdown, here’s why

LCVs outrace HCVs in sales post-lockdown, here’s why

Apr 04, 2021

According to SIAM data (April-December 2020), M&HCV goods carriers contracted 47.11% (from 1,46,682 units to 77,576 units), but LCV goods carriers contracted just 24.65% (from 3,59,162 units to 2,70,623 units).

Home & abroad: Premium bikes more popular, here’s why

Home & abroad: Premium bikes more popular, here’s why

Apr 03, 2021

2020-21 will go down as a bad year with despatches falling due to impact of the pandemic; at Hero, despatches were down 10% y-o-y while at HMSI they were down 18% y-o-y and at Royal Enfield and Bajaj Auto by 13%.

Automobile sales continue to move in the slow lane, here’s why

Automobile sales continue to move in the slow lane, here’s why

Apr 02, 2021

While the March 2021 numbers look robust for all auto companies, they come on the back of a low base seen in March 2020, when the auto sales had plummeted due to the start of the Covid-19 related lockdown.

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