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TVS Motor forayed into EV market with the scooter TVS iQube Electric
short by Roshan Gupta / on 26 Jan 2020,Sunday
TVS Motor has forayed into the electric vehicles market with TVS iQube Electric. Designed with hi-tech features, the TVS iQube Electric delivers a range of 75 km under eco-mode, providing a top speed of 78 kmph. It is equipped with next-gen SmartXonnect technology and powered by 3 Li-on battery packs and a silent motor, to keep you connected on-the-go.
short by Roshan Gupta / 08:12 am on 26 Jan
Upcoming Tata Altroz awarded 5-stars in Global NCAP adult safety rating
short by Roshan Gupta / on 16 Jan 2020,Thursday
Tata Altroz has received a 5-star adult safety rating from Global NCAP, a global car assessment program, cementing its position as the safest India-made hatchback. "We would like to encourage all other car manufacturers in India to follow TATA's example and bring affordable 5-star cars to Indian consumers," said President, Global NCAP. Tata Altroz is launching on January 22, 2020.
short by Roshan Gupta / 08:00 am on 16 Jan
As a part of its #BreatheFree initiative, Volvo cars collaborated with Persapien to create and install a device in school buses which would reduce the PM 2.5, turning it into moving air purifiers. Aiming to help create a sustainable future, Volvo mobilised school buses as a symbol of children being the agents of change and future leaders.
short by Roshan Gupta / 04:32 pm on 20 Jan
Twenty-one vehicles owned by late actor Paul Walker, who starred in the 'Fast & Furious' film franchise, sold for a combined $2.33 million (over ₹16 crore) during bidding at an annual car auction in the US, officials said. Proceeds from the sale will go to a trust for Walker's daughter, Meadow. Walker passed away in a car crash in 2013.
short by Daisy Mowke / 04:06 pm on 19 Jan
Elon Musk says Tesla cars will soon talk to people, shares video
short by Pragya Swastik / on 13 Jan 2020,Monday
Electric carmaker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has said that the company's cars will soon talk to people if the owners want. He also shared a video on Twitter where a Tesla car can be seen talking to pedestrians. The video showed Tesla's Model 3 car driving past people, saying, "Well, don't just stand there. Hop in!"
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:05 pm on 13 Jan
Maruti Suzuki India's Executive Director Shashank Srivastava at a recent event by The Economic Times said, "It is a misconception that electric vehicles will come at a lower cost." He added, "HEV/PHEV provides scales for EV component manufacturing, business case viability for 'Make in India' and bring down the cost of EV in the long term."
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:39 pm on 19 Jan
Tesla value overtakes Volkswagen, which sold 30 times more cars last year
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 23 Jan 2020,Thursday
Tesla on Wednesday overtook Volkswagen Group as the world's second most valuable carmaker with a market value of $106 billion, $7 billion more than its German rival. Volkswagen delivered almost 11 million vehicles last year, 30 times more than Tesla's 367,500 cars. The Elon Musk-led carmaker trails only Japan's Toyota, which is valued at around $200 billion.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:00 am on 23 Jan
Tesla hits $100 billion value, Elon Musk now eligible for $346 million bonus
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 23 Jan 2020,Thursday
Tesla has become the first listed US carmaker to hit a market capitalisation of $100 billion. If the market value stays above that level for both a one-month and six-month average, CEO Elon Musk will receive the first $346 million instalment of a potential $50-billion share-based pay package. Musk has already hit an operational target that's necessary for the award.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:00 am on 23 Jan
Jaguar Land Rover is working on a shape-shifting seat system designed to prevent health risks caused by sitting down for too long by simulating walking feeling. The system uses a series of actuators in the seat to create micro-adjustments to make the brain think the person is walking. The "morphable" seat could be tailored to suit each driver and passenger.
short by Aishwarya / 06:58 pm on 17 Jan
A limited-edition modified Lamborghini Aventador of a Czech man caught fire and burnt beyond recognition in Prague last week. Estimated to be worth $2.5 million, it was reportedly modified by modification firm Mansory to increase max power from 515 kW to 950 kW. "Addition of two turbos on the engine's top brings with it a lot of heat," reports said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:15 pm on 20 Jan
Tesla sells T-shirt showing cracked Cybertruck window, Musk cracks joke
short by Pragya Swastik / on 15 Jan 2020,Wednesday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday joked, "T-shirt is bulletproof & makes u buff," after Tesla began selling T-shirts showing Cybertruck's cracked window from the vehicle's unveiling ceremony for $45 (around ₹3,200). During Cybertruck's unveiling in November, Musk invited Tesla lead designer on stage to test Cybertruck's durability. Cybertruck's windows shattered on being hit by a steel ball bearing.
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:21 pm on 15 Jan
China's Great Wall enters India, to buy General Motors' plant near Pune
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 18 Jan 2020,Saturday
China's biggest SUV maker Great Wall Motors has agreed to buy General Motors' (GM) car plant in Talegaon near Pune for a reported ₹2,100 crore. GM already sold its other plant in Gujarat's Halol to China's SAIC, where it builds cars under its British brand, MG Motor. Great Wall plans to enter India with its Haval and electric vehicle brands.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:00 am on 18 Jan
What purpose is served by making extra insurance mandatory for all: Rajiv Bajaj
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 15 Jan 2020,Wednesday
Bajaj Auto MD Rajiv Bajaj has said that "overregulation" is killing the two-wheeler industry. "This started in September 2018 when insurance costs went up," he said, referring to a court order that made five-year third-party insurance cover for two-wheelers mandatory. "What purpose is served by making additional insurance mandatory for all, as if people can't think for themselves?" Bajaj asked.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 04:01 pm on 15 Jan
Tesla car works as a boat for short periods of time, says CEO Elon Musk
short by Pragya Swastik / on 26 Jan 2020,Sunday
Elon Musk on Sunday claimed that Tesla cars work as boats for short periods of time as an electric car has no air intake or exhaust to block and its battery/motor/electronics are water-sealed. The Tesla CEO claimed this in a tweet while responding to a video on how to escape a sinking car. "Submarines are just underwater EVs," Musk added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:54 pm on 26 Jan
A video that shows Tesla CEO Elon Musk greeting a passerby on road while sitting inside a Cybertruck being driven by American comedian Jay Leno has gone viral on social media and was retweeted by Musk himself. The video was taken near SpaceX headquarters in California. The Cybertruck was reportedly a part of shooting for Leno's show 'Jay Leno's Garage'.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:00 am on 27 Jan
A switch to electric vehicles could cost Germany over 4 lakh jobs by 2030, a report citing government advisers said. Around 88,000 jobs would be at risk in engines and transmissions alone. A report by an advisory council for government cited electric cars needing fewer parts and less maintenance than combustion vehicles as a reason for the lay-offs.
short by Aishwarya / 05:47 pm on 13 Jan
Optimistic that we still can keep pace with Tesla: Volkswagen
short by Aishwarya / on 24 Jan 2020,Friday
Discussing about Tesla's work with electric vehicles and the growing competition, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said, "We are quite optimistic that we still can keep the pace with Tesla." Diess called it an "open race" and added that at some stage Volkswagen would "probably overtake" Tesla. The most innovative and adaptive company would ultimately win the race, Diess added.
short by Aishwarya / 05:24 pm on 24 Jan
A US agency is evaluating a petition which claims that Tesla cars contain a defect causing sudden unintended acceleration. The petition for investigation cited 127 consumer complaints involving 123 unique vehicles, 110 crashes and 52 injuries. In one of the complaints, the owner said his closed and locked Model S began accelerating on its own, crashing into a parked vehicle.
short by Dharna / 01:38 pm on 18 Jan
The Supreme Court has sought details on the steps taken by the government to implement the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP 2020). A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde asked the government to submit the details in four weeks. The move followed a petition filed by an NGO represented by senior advocate Prashant Bhushan.
short by Aishwarya / 10:31 pm on 18 Jan
Recounting instances of drivers falling asleep behind the wheel in Tesla cars, US Senator Edward Markey said the name 'Autopilot' was inherently misleading. Markey urged Tesla to rebrand Autopilot to make it clear from the beginning that the driver assistance system isn't fully autonomous and cannot replace drivers. Autopilot has been tied to at least three crashes and driver fatalities.
short by Dharna / 04:19 pm on 25 Jan
Around 250 people in Germany on Saturday protested against Tesla's plans to build a Gigafactory near Berlin. The protestors claimed its construction will endanger local water supply and wildlife in the forested area, chanting, "We are here, we are loud, because Tesla is stealing our water." The three-square-kilometre Gigafactory would reportedly need more than 3,00,000 litres of water per hour.
short by Dharna / 03:39 pm on 19 Jan
After a petition filed with a US regulator claimed Tesla cars contain a defect that causes sudden unintended acceleration, the Elon Musk-led automaker called the claims "completely false". The petition had cited 127 consumer complaints of cars accelerating on their own which allegedly led to 110 crashes and 52 injuries. Tesla claimed the petition was submitted by a Tesla short-seller.
short by Dharna / 09:11 am on 21 Jan
Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover to cut up to 500 jobs at SUV factory
short by Anushka Dixit / on 23 Jan 2020,Thursday
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said on Wednesday that it will fire about 500 employees at its northern England Halewood factory to improve efficiency and cut costs. The decision comes amid a £2.5 billion cost savings drive planned by JLR. The carmaker had announced in 2019 that it plans to cut 4,500 jobs around the world due to fall in sales.
short by Anushka Dixit / 09:24 am on 23 Jan
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has said the era of classic carmakers is over. He added that Volkswagen needed to accelerate its transformation to avoid becoming another Nokia, which lost its dominance in the handset market to Apple. The German automaker is reportedly looking to double market valuation, cut costs and expand into new technologies like connected, electric and self-driving cars.
short by Dharna / 02:15 pm on 19 Jan
Two General Motors engineers were arrested by the US police after being caught street racing in two 2020 Corvette Stingrays at 160 kilometres/hour in a 70 kilometres/hour speed limit zone. One of the cars even reached a speed of 194 kilometres per hour. The men were charged with reckless driving, racing on public highway and driving over the speed limit.
short by Dharna / 09:20 am on 14 Jan
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