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short by Roshan Gupta / on 24 Jun 2022,Friday
ŠKODA India presents the all-new ŠKODA KUSHAQ Monte Carlo starting from ₹15.99 lakh (ex-showroom price), featuring a glossy black grille, R17 Dual-tone Vega alloy wheels, and Monte Carlo badges on front fenders, designed for driving enthusiasts who prefer to stand out. Available in Tornado Red & Candy White, Monte Carlo is a fusion of stylish aesthetics & technology, said ŠKODA.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:00 am on 24 Jun
China's Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has unveiled an electric car battery which it claims has a range of over 1,000 kilometers on a single charge. The battery, dubbed 'Qilin', is at least 13% more powerful than the one being planned by Tesla, CATL said. CATL, which is the world's largest EV battery maker, will start manufacturing the battery next year.
short by Hiral Goyal / 07:43 pm on 25 Jun
Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded after a Twitter user shared how a Tesla driver survived their car crashing into a forest in the US and escaped with minor injuries. The driver reportedly suffered a medical emergency, causing them to unwillingly accelerate. The Tesla car ran into a tree, which sent it flying through the forest. "Glad they're ok," Musk said.
short by Hiral Goyal / 04:03 pm on 11 Jun
Tesla's Policy and Business Development executive for India and new markets in South East Asia, Manuj Khurana, has resigned weeks after the carmaker put on hold its plans to sell electric cars in the country, Reuters reported. Khurana was appointed to the role in March 2021 and was lobbying the Indian government to slash the import tax on electric cars.
short by Hiral Goyal / 10:48 pm on 14 Jun
PURE EV scooter catches fire while charging in Gujarat; video surfaces
short by Ashley Paul / on 15 Jun 2022,Wednesday
A PURE EV scooter caught fire while it was plugged in for charging in Gujarat's Patan. A video showing the e-scooter on fire outside a house also surfaced on social media. Last month, a PURE EV scooter caught fire in Hyderabad after stopping suddenly. The startup had recalled 2,000 e-scooters in April this year after incidents of fire were reported.
short by Ashley Paul / 08:46 pm on 15 Jun
Two workers were killed after an electric car fell from the third floor during its test drive in a company's showroom in China. Electric vehicle maker Nio said that while an investigation had been launched, the accident was not caused by the vehicle. However, after social media users criticised this, Nio took down the statement and posted its edited version.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 01:52 pm on 24 Jun
A fire broke out at Okinawa's electric scooter showroom in Mangaluru due to an electrical short circuit on Friday. As per a report, Okinawa Autotech said that it is in touch with the dealership and extending all necessary support. Earlier, an Okinawa Autotech dealership in Chennai was burnt down to ashes, reportedly due to a short-circuit at the outlet.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 05:06 pm on 24 Jun
Dutch startup Lightyear has unveiled its first solar-powered electric car, which it claims can be driven for up to seven months without charging. Dubbed 'Lightyear 0', the car features 53.8 sq ft of curved solar panels across its hood and roof and is priced at €250,000 (over ₹2 crore). The startup claims it is the world's first production-ready solar car.
short by Hiral Goyal / 05:46 pm on 12 Jun
The government has proposed to introduce a new car safety assessment programme Bharat NCAP, under which ratings will be awarded to vehicles based upon their performance in crash tests. Bharat NCAP will evaluate the vehicle's adult occupant protection, child occupant protection and safety assist technologies. Based on the tests, vehicles will be awarded a rating from one to five stars.
short by Hiral Goyal / 08:36 pm on 25 Jun
Mahindra & Mahindra shares hit record high of ₹1,033 after Q4 results
short by Ridham Gambhir / on 31 May 2022,Tuesday
Shares of Mahindra and Mahindra hit a record high of ₹1,033 apiece on the BSE during Tuesday’s intraday trading. On Saturday, the company reported a nearly five-fold jump in its standalone profit of ₹1,192 crore for the quarter that ended on March 31, 2022, as compared to ₹245 crore profit posted for the year-ago period, it said in a statement.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 12:50 pm on 31 May
Amid the backlash that Ola has been receiving over recent electric scooter fire incidents, CEO Bhavish Aggarwal on Thursday said "EV fires will happen". Sharing a clip of a Tata Nexon EV which caught fire in Mumbai, he added, "Happens in all global products...EV fires are much less frequent than ICE fires." He also tagged an auto journalist.
short by Daisy Mowke / 04:41 pm on 23 Jun
A video showing Tata Nexon EV on fire in Mumbai has gone viral on social media. The cause of the incident is unknown yet. "A detailed investigation is currently being conducted to ascertain the facts of this isolated incident...This is the first such incidence after more than 30,000 EVs have cumulatively covered over 100 million km," Tata Motors responded.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:41 pm on 23 Jun
Tata Motors has signed an MoU with the Gujarat government for the potential acquisition of Ford India's Sanand plant, it said in a regulatory filing. The agreement includes a transfer of Ford India's land, buildings, vehicle manufacturing plant, machinery and transfer of all eligible employees. As per a report, Tata Motors would pay $100-150 million for the plant.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 12:00 pm on 30 May
Bilal Ahmed, a Maths teacher from Srinagar, has created a fully automatic solar-powered car. It took him around a decade and ₹15 lakh to build the car. Bilal told a local newspaper, "No one provided me with any financial assistance, if I would have got the necessary support, perhaps I would have been India’s Elon Musk."
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:45 am on 23 Jun
The driver of a Tesla reportedly managed to walk away unharmed after a massive tree fell on the glass roof of his car. The incident was reported from China and visuals of the white Tesla Model 3 pinned down by the tree have gone viral on social media. Its glass roof didn't shatter even when the tree fell on it.
short by Daisy Mowke / 03:53 pm on 11 Jun
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he has approved Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program). Proposing a mechanism under this, Gadkari said automobiles in India will be given 'Star Ratings' based on their performance in crash tests. Bharat NCAP will serve as a consumer-centric platform, helping customers opt for safer cars, he added.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 02:52 pm on 24 Jun
M&M to sell its entire stake in TVS Automobile Solutions for ₹45 crore
short by Ridham Gambhir / on 31 May 2022,Tuesday
Mahindra and Mahindra has announced it will sell its entire 2.76% stake in TVS Automobile Solutions Private Limited (TASPL). It added that following the sale, its holding in TASPL would become nil and it would receive ₹45 crore from the deal. In TASPL, M&M holds 3,32,195 equity shares of ₹10 each and 100 Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares of ₹10 each.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 09:12 am on 31 May
Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly a million older cars worldwide due to a possible problem with the braking system, said the company on Saturday. It added that models of the ML, GL (BR 164) and R-Class (BR 251) series produced between 2004 and 2015 will be affected. As per the federal transport authority, worldwide 9,93,407 vehicles were being recalled.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 08:58 am on 05 Jun
Tesla cars will be prohibited from entering the Chinese coastal district of Beidaihe, the site of an annual party leadership conclave, for at least two months starting July 1, Reuters reported. This comes a few weeks after Tesla cars were also barred from driving onto some roads of Chengdu, which coincided with Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the city.
short by Ashley Paul / 05:06 pm on 20 Jun
About 1,100 workers resume work at Ford India's TN plant: Report
short by Ashley Paul / on 20 Jun 2022,Monday
About 1,100 workers have resumed work at Ford India's Maraimalai Nagar plant in Tamil Nadu even though an agreement on workers' severance packages has not been reached, according to reports. A workers' union official said there has been no progress in talks with the management. We're willing to talk after workers resume duty, Ford India's management has reportedly said.
short by Ashley Paul / 08:23 pm on 20 Jun
Will talk to Bajaj to start ethanol-run scooter-auto in Pune: Gadkari
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 04 Jun 2022,Saturday
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has requested Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar to come together to call a meeting with Bajaj Auto, saying, "We'll speak to Bajaj to start scooter-auto in Pune on 100% ethanol." "I got after [PM Narendra Modi] to get three Indian Oil ethanol pumps in Pune but not a single drop...(is) sold yet," he added.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 04:45 pm on 04 Jun
Fully agree that aim should be to reduce fire risk in EV & ICE: Ola CEO
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 24 Jun 2022,Friday
Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal in response to Autocar India Editor Hormazd Sorabjee saying firms should aim to reduce fire risk as much as possible in both ICE and EV, said, "Fully agree." "Lithium [is] a tricky material and has fire risks," Sorabjee had said. Aggarwal had earlier responded to a Tata Nexon EV catching fire, saying, "EV fires will happen."
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 10:52 am on 24 Jun
Noida's Attero to spend $1 bn on battery recycling plants in US, Poland
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 31 May 2022,Tuesday
Noida-based battery recycling company Attero Recycling is planning to invest $1 billion over five years to build lithium-ion battery recycling plants in Poland, the US and Indonesia. It also plans to prepare for an IPO in about a year and list in India or the US, later. Attero's Poland factory will be operational by the fourth quarter of 2022.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 04:33 pm on 31 May
US-based electric truck startup Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS) said it plans to liquidate through a bankruptcy process, nearly one year after it was listed on Nasdaq and four months after both its CEO and Chairman resigned. ELMS' shares have fallen nearly 93% this year. ELMS said it's liquidating as the board found no better option for stakeholders and creditors.
short by Ashley Paul / 05:00 pm on 13 Jun
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