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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé launched in India starting at ₹39.3 lakh
short by Roshan Gupta / on 15 Oct 2020,Thursday
The first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé was launched in India with progressive design and exhilarating driving dynamics, the company said. The 2 Series GC has a coupé roofline and frameless doors alongside BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine exuding powerful 190 HP. BMW said the 2 Series GC is a combination of extroverted aesthetics and extravagant performance.
short by Roshan Gupta / 05:12 pm on 15 Oct
Audi announces exclusive benefits on the Audi A6 powered by TFSI
short by Roshan Gupta / on 10 Oct 2020,Saturday
Audi has announced exclusive benefits on the Audi A6. It is powered by a 45 TFSI engine which churns 245 hp and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. It comes with 5 years Comprehensive Service Package, 2+3 years Extended Warranty, 2+3 years of Roadside Assistance, and 5% Rate of Interest for 5 years.
short by Roshan Gupta / 12:55 pm on 10 Oct
Delhi Govt exempts road tax on battery operated vehicles
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 11 Oct 2020,Sunday
Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot on Sunday announced that the Delhi government has exempted road tax on battery operated vehicles. "With right incentives and supporting infra, we are determined to ensure Delhi leads the country in rapid transition to Electric Vehicles," Gahlot tweeted. This comes after CM Arvind Kejriwal announced the EV policy for the National Capital.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:02 pm on 11 Oct
Kia Motors launches sci-fi campaign, takes SUV Sonet to the 'future'
short by Roshan Gupta / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
With an aim to make a disruptive campaign for the Kia Sonet, Kia Motors has launched a sci-fi campaign where it shows the Earth's forces, The Warrior & Sonet-The beast, in a battle against Nibiru's alien forces. Kia Sonet comes with advanced powertrain, BOSE Premium 7-speaker system with Sound Mood lights. Powered by UVO, Sonet also offers 57 connected features.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:00 am on 22 Oct
US family says brand new Tesla Model Y car's roof flew off while driving
short by Pragya Swastik / on 07 Oct 2020,Wednesday
A California family claims their brand new Tesla Model Y car's glass roof flew off while they were driving their car to home from the dealership. Sharing a video of the car, the owner tweeted, "Hey @elonmusk why didn't you tell us Tesla sells convertibles now? Because the roof of our brand new Model Y fell off on the highway."
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:52 pm on 07 Oct
Maharashtra invites Tesla, holds video call with its executives
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
Maharashtra has invited US electric-car maker Tesla, weeks after its Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk suggested entering India next year. In a tweet on Thursday, state Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray said he and Industries Minister Subhash Desai held a video call with Tesla executives earlier in the day to invite them to the state.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 11:22 am on 23 Oct
Not competing with Musk's Tesla in Indian market: Tata Motors CEO
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Oct 2020,Monday
Tata Motors MD & CEO Guenter Butschek said he's not worried about Elon Musk's company Tesla entering India and added, "We're not competing with Tesla in the Indian market." He said, "If Tesla will be imported and sold in the Indian market, it may find customers. Is it about copying Tesla? From my point of view, it is a no."
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:38 pm on 19 Oct
Over 2 lakh e-vehicles being used in India, I myself use one: Javadekar
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Oct 2020,Sunday
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said, "Over 2 lakh e-vehicles are used in India currently. E-vehicles are becoming popular...I myself use an e-vehicle." He added, "Pollution problem can't be solved in a day. (We) need continuous effort to tackle each contributing factor." He also said, "Wherever possible we should try to cycle or walk or use public transport."
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:22 pm on 18 Oct
Ate fast-food all week: Driver who helped set fastest production car record
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 20 Oct 2020,Tuesday
Oliver Webb, the 29-year-old British racing driver who helped SSC Tuatara set the Guinness World Record for the world's fastest production car, said, "To go quick, in a straight line, it's all mental training, not physical. I ate fast-food all week." The American hypercar clocked a record 508.73 km/h. Webb added that crosswinds prevented the car from realising its limit.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 05:00 pm on 20 Oct
The SSC Tuatara hypercar made by SSC North America has broken the world's fastest production vehicle record by achieving an average speed of 316.11 mph (508.73 kmph). The record-breaking speed was achieved after two consecutive high-speed test runs of 301.07 mph (484.53 kmph) and 331.15 mph (532.93 kmph). The 1,750-horsepower hypercar's record-breaking drive took place on October 10 in Nevada.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:00 am on 20 Oct
Tesla CEO Elon Musk cut Tesla Model S price to $69,420 after rival Lucid Motors announced Lucid Air sedan will cost $77,400 minus $7,500 US tax credit (effective price to $69,900). Musk has cut Tesla Model S price twice in one week. The figures '69' and '420' in the $69,420 price tag are reportedly intentional by Musk as a joke.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:06 pm on 15 Oct
GM's Cruise to test fully driverless cars in California this yr
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 16 Oct 2020,Friday
General Motors' Cruise has announced that it will begin testing its autonomous vehicles without a human backup by the end of the year in San Francisco, California. California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has previously given similar permits to Waymo and Amazon's Zoox. Alibaba-backed AutoX had also received permit to begin driverless testing on public roads in California.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 10:37 pm on 16 Oct
Tesla cancels its seven-day return policy: Report
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 17 Oct 2020,Saturday
Tesla has removed its 'no questions asked', seven-day return policy, Electrek reported. The support page for the policy now redirects users to Tesla's general support page without any replacement policy. Sources told Electrek that dissatisfied buyers will now be referred to Tesla's service department if they wish to return a vehicle for any reason.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 02:55 pm on 17 Oct
Using new tech at Tesla's Berlin plant could cause production risk: Musk
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 08 Oct 2020,Thursday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that his company will use new batteries and technology at its Berlin factory next year, which could result in "significant production risk". Musk earlier said that Tesla will use Gigafactory Berlin to demonstrate a radical overhaul of how its cars are built. Tesla plans to start production of Model Y at the plant in 2021.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 09:17 am on 08 Oct
Trial runs for India's first hydrogen fuel cell car successful
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 11 Oct 2020,Sunday
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Pune-based tech firm KPIT Technologies successfully ran trials of India’s first Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HFC) prototype car. The car ran on an indigenously developed fuel cell stack at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune. CSIR-NCL Director Ashwini Kumar Nangia said the technology will help reduce the diesel-petrol import bill.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 12:52 pm on 11 Oct
Foxconn aims to supply components for 10% of global EVs by 2027
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 16 Oct 2020,Friday
Apple supplier Foxconn aims to provide components or services for 10% of the world's electric vehicles (EVs) by between 2025 and 2027. Foxconn Chairman Liu Young-way said the firm has been in talks with multiple car manufacturers for future cooperation. Foxconn is planning to launch its first solid-state battery for EVs in 2024, Liu said.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 03:37 pm on 16 Oct
Hyundai mulls global recall of Kona EV over battery fire risk
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 12 Oct 2020,Monday
Hyundai is reviewing whether to expand a recall of its Kona EV globally following multiple reports of battery fires. It said it is investigating if Kona Electric with overseas specifications requires a safety recall, and that it will announce recalls regionally or by a country. However, Yonhap News Agency earlier reported Hyundai will recall 77,000 Kona EVs worldwide.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 04:17 pm on 12 Oct
Tesla to release 'Full Self-Driving' beta to careful drivers: Musk
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 13 Oct 2020,Tuesday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla will be rolling out its 'Full Self-Driving' beta to a few customers on October 20. "This will, at first, be limited to a small number of people who are expert and careful drivers," Musk said. However, he didn't elaborate on how Tesla would decide who to invite to the beta.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 05:06 pm on 13 Oct
Ducati begins production of built-in radar equipped motorcycle
short by Tushar Swarup / on 07 Oct 2020,Wednesday
Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Ducati has announced that it has started the production of Multistrada V4 bike that the company claims is the 'first motorcycle with front and rear radar technology.' While the front radar controls the speed and adjusts the distance, the rear radar detects vehicles in bike's blindspots. Ducati stated that the technology can possibly help prevent accidents.
short by Tushar Swarup / 05:16 pm on 07 Oct
Tesla is recalling around 30,000 imported Model S and Model X vehicles in China due to suspension problems. The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) in China said there are two different suspension defects, with some recalled vehicles potentially having both of them. The recall will not affect vehicles produced in the Shanghai facility which started operating earlier this year.
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:40 pm on 23 Oct
COVID-19 has pushed back India's luxury car market by 5-7 yrs: Audi
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
Audi India Head Balbir Singh Dhillon said COVID-19 has hit hard India's luxury car market, taking it back by five to seven years. He added that it will take around three years to reach 2014-2015 levels. Dhillon added "even last year was a degrowth year", with the top five luxury carmakers selling 35,500 units, down from 40,340 in 2018.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 12:16 pm on 25 Oct
Tesla sets revenue record in Q3 at $8.8 billion
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
Elon Musk's Tesla on Wednesday reported its fifth consecutive profit, at $331 million in the September quarter (Q3), on a record revenue of $8.8 billion. Apart from automobile sales, the company also generated $397 million from selling regulatory pollution credits. It reaffirmed its target of completing 5,00,000 deliveries this year, but Musk added that it has become difficult.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 11:16 am on 22 Oct
Railways plan to upgrade high speed trains with special AC coaches
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 11 Oct 2020,Sunday
The Railway Ministry said that it's working on a plan to upgrade all high speed trains, running at a maximum speed of 130 kmph and more, with special AC coaches. It added that there will be no sleeper coaches in these trains. "Wind and weather factors demand that only certain type of coaches run on higher speed," a spokesperson said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 11:12 pm on 11 Oct
Tesla is a chain of over a dozen startups: Elon Musk
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his vehicle company should be thought of as a chain of "roughly a dozen technology startups, many of which have little to no correlation with traditional automotive companies". He said that he sees every "major product line" and "big new plant" as startups. He added that there are no plans to spin out any business.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 12:40 pm on 22 Oct
Maruti Suzuki advises vendors to sell non-core businesses: Report
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / on 13 Oct 2020,Tuesday
Maruti Suzuki has reportedly advised its highly-leveraged component vendors and suppliers to sell some of its non-core businesses and increase promoter stakes to improve cash flow and ramp up production. Maruti has also asked suppliers to build sizeable inventories to prevent shortages, as per reports. In June, Suzuki Chairman Osamu Suzuki had written to Indian parts suppliers on the same.
short by Rishabh Bhatnagar / 01:38 pm on 13 Oct
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