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Battery operated vehicles to exhibit numbers in yellow, white on green licence plates

Battery operated vehicles to exhibit numbers in yellow, white on green licence plates

Aug 10, 2018

All battery-operated vehicles will have green number plates exhibiting registration marks in yellow and white for different categories, the government said today.

Truckers’ strike hits auto industry, affects production

Truckers’ strike hits auto industry, affects production

Jul 26, 2018

The ongoing nationwide strike by truckers has hit the automobile industry by affecting supplies of parts and distribution of vehicles, forcing companies like Tata Motors, Ford India and Skoda to adjust production.

Government fixes maximum speed limit for 9-seater passenger vehicle on expressway at 120 km/hour

Government fixes maximum speed limit for 9-seater passenger vehicle on expressway at 120 km/hour

Jul 19, 2018

Maximum speed limit on access-controlled expressways for passenger vehicles with not more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat has been fixed at 120 km per hour, Parliament was informed today.

Virat Kohli reveals about his love for cars, and details of favourite weekend getaway

Virat Kohli reveals about his love for cars, and details of favourite weekend getaway

Apr 12, 2018

Indian captain Virat Kohli loves luxury cars – be it an SUV or a sedan – and owns a fleet of them. Kohli unveiled the second generation Audi RS 5 Coupe last night.

4 auto-lifters arrested, 13 high-end cars and SUVs including BMW recovered – Modus operandi revealed

4 auto-lifters arrested, 13 high-end cars and SUVs including BMW recovered – Modus operandi revealed

Apr 11, 2018

Four suspected autolifters hailing from Manipur have been arrested, and 13 high-end cars and SUVs, including a BMW, was recovered from Delhi and Imphal, the police said here today.

Private vehicles exempted from toll tax on state highways in Rajasthan: here’s how it will benefit

Private vehicles exempted from toll tax on state highways in Rajasthan: here’s how it will benefit

Apr 01, 2018

Private vehicles have been exempted from toll tax on state highways in Rajasthan after the state government implemented its budget announcement from midnight.

Vehicle scrap policy gets go ahead at PMO meet; over 20 year old commercial vehicles to face axe

Vehicle scrap policy gets go ahead at PMO meet; over 20 year old commercial vehicles to face axe

Mar 16, 2018

The much-awaited vehicle scrap policy was given ‘in-principle’ approval at a high-level meeting at the PMO to pave way for mandatorily disposal of commercial vehicles (CV) that are more than 20 years old from April 1, 2020, an official said.

High security number plates: Supreme Court seeks reply of these 5 states in 4 weeks

High security number plates: Supreme Court seeks reply of these 5 states in 4 weeks

Mar 16, 2018

The Supreme Court today sought the response of five states within four weeks on a contempt plea alleging non-compliance of the order related to ensuring high security registration plates for all vehicles.

Disruptions in Automotive Industry required for growth: Hemant Desai, TUV Rheinland India

Disruptions in Automotive Industry required for growth: Hemant Desai, TUV Rheinland India

May 01, 2018

Automakers are really investing a lot of R&D, new technologies are being either imported or being developed locally and India is becoming a global market. Our services, certification caters to both global and Indian market says Hemant Desai.

MSTC-Mahindra vehicle recycling plant likely in February 2018

MSTC-Mahindra vehicle recycling plant likely in February 2018

Dec 17, 2017

Mahindra MSTC Recycling, the country’s first auto-shredding project, is on track and the first phase of the plant is likely to be complete in February next year, a top official has said.

Auto industry seeks two GST rates for passenger vehicles

Auto industry seeks two GST rates for passenger vehicles

Dec 17, 2017

Automobile industry body SIAM is seeking two tax rates for passenger vehicles under the GST regime instead of multiple rates levied currently, as part of its wish list for the upcoming budget.

Volkswagen targets 3% share in Indian passenger vehicle market

Volkswagen targets 3% share in Indian passenger vehicle market

Oct 15, 2017

German auto major Volkswagen has set a target to garner 3 per cent share in passenger vehicle segment in India, one of its key future markets, according to a senior company official.

Tata motors launches BS-IV compliant trucks in Tamil Nadu

Tata motors launches BS-IV compliant trucks in Tamil Nadu

May 20, 2017

Leading commercial vehicles maker, Tata Motors has launched its new BS IV-ready medium and heavy duty trucks with ‘exhaust gas recirculation’ (EGR) and ‘selective catalytic reduction’ (SCR) technologies in Tamil Nadu.

What privileges politicians would lose after Modi government’s red beacon-ban comes into effect on May 1

What privileges politicians would lose after Modi government’s red beacon-ban comes into effect on May 1

Apr 20, 2017

Around four years after the SC restricted the use of red beacons by VVIPs atop their vehicles, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to completely end the practice from May 1.

Introduced BS-IV in 2010; no concerns on switch from BS-III engines now: Maruti Suzuki Chairman RC Bhargava

Introduced BS-IV in 2010; no concerns on switch from BS-III engines now: Maruti Suzuki Chairman RC Bhargava

Apr 03, 2017

After the Supreme Court banned sale and registration of vehicles which are not BS-IV compliant from April 1, Maruti Suzuki Chairman RC Bhargava on Monday said that they had introduced BS-IV in 2010 and there are no concerns on the switch from BS-III engines now.

Going public with public transport data for public: Dilemmas of developing cities

Going public with public transport data for public: Dilemmas of developing cities

Feb 20, 2017

Public transport in most Indian cities is inadequate to fulfil the demands of user, leading to increased personal vehicle usage and subsequent congestion. Here’s how we can progress towards a smart and efficient public transport system.

Hyderabad-based start-up ‘Smartron’ announces investment in Volta Motors

Hyderabad-based start-up ‘Smartron’ announces investment in Volta Motors

Feb 06, 2017

This company will be eventually christened as Tron Motors, a Smartron Company. It, however, did not disclose the investment figures.

‘Part Time Scientists’ and Audi lunar quattro rover ready to explore moon

‘Part Time Scientists’ and Audi lunar quattro rover ready to explore moon

Dec 02, 2016

The German Space Travel Team intends to complete the 3.85 lakh kilometers by end of 2017

How you can make your car more fuel-efficient in winter

How you can make your car more fuel-efficient in winter

Nov 30, 2016

According to a survey done by GlobalWebIndex on behalf of Ford Motor Company, which included over 1,000 Indian participants along with other countries, a number of drivers did not know that their car is less fuel efficient during winters

How Maruti Suzuki is contributing to the success of ‘Skill India’ programme

How Maruti Suzuki is contributing to the success of ‘Skill India’ programme

Nov 30, 2016

Last year all 144 students studying the Motor Mechanic Vehicle (MMV) module were employed by Maruti Suzuki dealers. Maruti Suzuki will further expand its association with ITIs from 141 to 151 in 2016.

Maruti Suzuki & Gujarat Government collaboration benefits 10,000 tribal youth

Maruti Suzuki & Gujarat Government collaboration benefits 10,000 tribal youth

Nov 30, 2016

The AGIDTTR was set up in 2009, and was opened in collaboration between the Ministry of Tribal Development (Gujarat) and Maruti Suzuki.

Honda two-wheelers organised Road Safety Programme at Trade Fair

Honda two-wheelers organised Road Safety Programme at Trade Fair

Nov 28, 2016

The recently commenced Road Safety Programme witnessed participation from over 4500 individuals

Ashok Leyland buys Nissan’s LCV business, existing products to continue

Ashok Leyland buys Nissan’s LCV business, existing products to continue

Nov 25, 2016

Ashok Leyland has acquired the LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) business from Nissan Motor Co and now owns 100 % of the LCV business.

Impact of Demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on the Automotive Industry

Impact of Demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on the Automotive Industry

Nov 25, 2016

The recent move by the Government of India to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes has had a short-term and negative impact on the Indian automotive industry

This is how much a used Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW costs to buy and maintain

This is how much a used Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW costs to buy and maintain

Nov 25, 2016

IndiaBlueBook has stated that BMWs are most expensive to buy and maintain in the pre-owned market, while Mercedes-Benz cars are the most inexpensive to buy and service.

Bajaj planning to relaunch Chetak in India

Bajaj planning to relaunch Chetak in India

Nov 24, 2016

The Bajaj Chetak is expected to be powered by a four-stroke, air-cooled 125cc or 150cc engine, paired to an automatic gearbox.

Hyundai Tucson: What we know so far

Hyundai Tucson: What we know so far

Nov 12, 2016

The Hyundai Tucson is slated for launch on 14th November 2016 and here is what we know so far

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