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BMW launches the new BMW 6 Series in India
short by Roshan Gupta / on 12 Apr 2021,Monday
BMW has launched the new BMW 6 Series in India, which it said is equipped with exquisite seating comfort and an immersive rear-seat entertainment system. The sedan comes with best-in-class Nappa leather upholstery and 4-zone AC which is a segment first, BMW claimed. At 265hp output, BMW said the car offers one of the most powerful engines in the segment.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:51 am on 12 Apr
Own a car without buying it: Revv Subscriptions
short by Roshan Gupta / on 07 Apr 2021,Wednesday
You can travel in the safety of your personal car without the hassles of buying it as Revv Subscriptions provides your favourite car for 1 to 36 months with ₹0 down payment, ₹0 road tax, free service and maintenance. Subscribers can change, extend or return the car anytime. Revv assures the car will be sanitized and delivered to your doorstep.
short by Roshan Gupta / 02:52 pm on 07 Apr
Actor Kartik Aaryan has bought a Lamborghini Urus for ₹4.5 crore after testing negative for coronavirus. He reportedly paid an extra ₹50 lakh to have the car airlifted from Italy to Mumbai to avoid the three months waiting period. Sharing a video on Instagram, the actor jokingly wrote, "Bought it...But I'm probably not made for expensive things."
short by Daisy Mowke / 03:50 pm on 06 Apr
Hero MotoCorp to vaccinate all employees against COVID-19
short by Kiran Khatri / on 08 Apr 2021,Thursday
India's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp has announced that it is initiating a COVID-19 vaccination drive and will cover the cost of vaccines for its entire workforce. It will also facilitate a similar vaccination drive across group companies, dealer network and supply chain partners to cover a total of over 80,000 employees. On Wednesday, the government allowed vaccination at workplaces.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:23 pm on 08 Apr
Royal Enfield hikes prices by up to ₹13,000 in India
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Royal Enfield has hiked prices of its 350 cc range of motorcycles in India for the second time this year. The Bullet 350 saw the biggest increase, with prices being hiked between ₹7,000 and ₹13,000, depending on the variant. The Classic 350 range's prices have been increased by ₹10,000 while Meteor 350 range's prices have increased by up to ₹6,000.
short by Kiran Khatri / 12:05 pm on 14 Apr
Tesla Model 3 crashes into overpass in China & shatters, pic surfaces
short by Daisy Mowke / on 08 Apr 2021,Thursday
A Tesla Model 3 electric sedan recently collided into a pedestrian overpass in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province while also hitting a person on an electric bicycle nearby. The rider of the e-bike was injured while the Tesla driver escaped unhurt. "Due to improper operation, the vehicle lost control and collided with the electric bicycle," said police.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:10 pm on 08 Apr
Luxury car brand Rolls-Royce posts best quarterly sales in 116 yrs
short by Kiran Khatri / on 10 Apr 2021,Saturday
British luxury car maker Rolls-Royce recorded the highest-ever sales in its 116-year history in the first quarter of 2021. The automaker, owned by BMW, delivered 1,380 cars in the quarter, a 62% jump from the same period a year ago. It said that the demand was especially strong for Cullinan, its nearly 3-ton SUV that sells for around $400,000.
short by Kiran Khatri / 04:30 pm on 10 Apr
Land Rover redesigned by UK's Prince Philip to carry his coffin
short by Pragya Swastik / on 12 Apr 2021,Monday
UK's Prince Philip, who passed away on Friday aged 99, will have a ceremonial funeral on April 17 where his coffin will be carried in a purpose-built Land Rover which Prince Philip himself helped design. The vehicle is believed to be a modified Defender 130 Gun Bus. It was commissioned for use by Queen Elizabeth II's late husband in 2005.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:49 pm on 12 Apr
A train crashed into a truck carrying Ferraris and other luxury cars in US, with pictures of the crash surfacing online. The incident remains under investigation, but a report said that the truck got stuck while crossing tracks at an intersection. Photos showed a SF90 Stradale, a yellow 488 Spider, and a white vintage Porsche 911 among other cars.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:47 pm on 03 Apr
Mahindra Group CEO Anish Shah in an interview with Bloomberg said the company will invest ₹3,000 crore in electric vehicles (EVs) in the near term. Shah, who was recently appointed as CEO, further said the company is banking on EVs overtaking "gas guzzlers", or fuel-powered vehicles, by 2030. Mahindra will also launch electric variants of its SUVs, Shah added.
short by Hiral Goyal / 05:53 pm on 05 Apr
Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo CEO John Krafcik steps down
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 03 Apr 2021,Saturday
Google-parent Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo CEO John Krafcik is stepping down from his position and will be replaced by a pair of executives. He will be replaced by Tekedra Mawakana, Waymo's Chief Operating Officer, and Dmitri Dolgov, Chief Technical Officer, who will serve as co-CEOs. Krafcik, who became Waymo CEO in 2015, will continue to be an advisor.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 02:39 pm on 03 Apr
Tesla looks for showroom space in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi: Report
short by Kiran Khatri / on 08 Apr 2021,Thursday
Elon Musk-led Tesla is looking for properties of up to 30,000 square feet to open showrooms and service centres in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, Reuters reported citing sources. It also reportedly recruited Manuj Khurana, former executive of Invest India, to lead its policy and business development efforts in India. Tesla registered itself as a company in Bengaluru in January 2021.
short by Kiran Khatri / 01:59 pm on 08 Apr
Data collected by us in China will be stored in the country: Tesla
short by Hiral Goyal / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
Tesla has said that any data it collects in China will be stored in the country itself. "Tesla China is...based here and must abide by all Chinese laws and regulations," a Tesla China executive said. This comes after reports earlier claimed Tesla cars had been banned from Chinese military complexes over concerns that cameras built into cars were collecting data.
short by Hiral Goyal / 07:50 pm on 13 Apr
LG, VW battery supplier reach $1.8 bn deal to avoid US import ban
short by Hiral Goyal / on 11 Apr 2021,Sunday
SK Innovation has reached a $1.8 billion settlement with LG Energy Solution to avoid a 10-year import ban of batteries into US. LG had sued SK Innovation in 2019 for allegedly stealing trade secrets by poaching employees. In February, the USITC sided with LG, issuing a 10-year ban on SK Innovation-made batteries, which is supplied to Ford Motor and Volkswagen.
short by Hiral Goyal / 04:57 pm on 11 Apr
Intel in talks to make chips for automakers within 6-9 months: CEO
short by Hiral Goyal / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said the company is in talks to start producing chips for automakers amid a global chip supply shortage. The company is talking to companies, which design chips for automakers, about manufacturing those chips in Intel's factories, Gelsinger told Reuters. The company aims to produce the chips within six to nine months, the CEO added.
short by Hiral Goyal / 04:35 pm on 13 Apr
Algorithms that may help optimise fuel efficiency made: IIT Mandi
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 06 Apr 2021,Tuesday
IIT Mandi researchers have developed algorithms to predict the functioning of internal combustion (IC) engines in vehicles so that their operation can be optimised for maximum fuel efficiency and minimum emissions. The algorithms' application can be extended to determine other variables such as the state-of-charge in battery-operated vehicles in real-time as well.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 05:35 pm on 06 Apr
We can have cars that drive on their own for 1,000 km: Huawei exec
short by Hiral Goyal / on 12 Apr 2021,Monday
Huawei's Rotating Chairman Eric Xu said his team plans on building autonomous driving cars that can drive without human intervention for 1,000 kilometre. "That's way better than Tesla," Xu added. He further said the company plans to invest $1 billion on researching self-driving and electric-car technologies. "Smart car business unit receives one of the heaviest investments from Huawei," Xu said.
short by Hiral Goyal / 06:32 pm on 12 Apr
Tesla has issued refunds to customers who were charged twice for orders of new cars at the end of first quarter, CNBC reported, citing six customers. The company reportedly sent an email apologising to the customers and offered them $200 in credit at its online store. The customers who were overcharged had bought Tesla cars ranging from $37,000 to $71,000.
short by Hiral Goyal / 08:00 am on 09 Apr
Tesla shares surge 7.5% after it posts record deliveries in Q1
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 05 Apr 2021,Monday
Tesla shares were up about 7.5% in pre-market trading on Monday, after it posted record deliveries in the first quarter. The electric car-maker delivered over 1.84 lakh vehicles during the first quarter, above estimates of 1.77 lakh vehicles, media reports said. Its total production rose marginally to 1.80 lakh vehicles compared with the fourth-quarter production of 1.79 lakh vehicles.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 04:36 pm on 05 Apr
Tesla delivers 1.84 lakh vehicles in Q1, reportedly beats estimates
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 03 Apr 2021,Saturday
Elon Musk-led Tesla delivered over 1.84 lakh vehicles during the first quarter, above estimates of 1.77 lakh vehicles, Reuters reported citing Refinitiv data. Its total production in the first quarter rose marginally to 1.80 lakh vehicles compared with the fourth-quarter production of 1.79 lakh vehicles. The majority of EVs Tesla produced were Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossover SUVs.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 08:00 am on 03 Apr
GM, Ford to cut more North American production due to chip shortage
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 09 Apr 2021,Friday
General Motors and Ford Motor will be cutting more vehicle production due to a semiconductor chip shortage that has hit the automotive industry. The cuts will affect GM's factories in Tennessee, Mexico and Michigan, among other places. Ford will cancel production next week at its Chicago Assembly Plant, Flat Rock Assembly Plant and part of its Kansas City Assembly Plant.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 02:45 pm on 09 Apr
US govt opens safety probes against 2.15 lakh Volkswagen, Audi cars
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 04 Apr 2021,Sunday
The US NHTSA has opened two safety probes covering nearly 2.15 lakh Volkswagen and Audi vehicles for reported issues, which include a serious petrol leak under the hood. The largest investigation covers over 1.91 lakh VW Atlas SUVs from the 2018 through 2020 model years. The agency said it has complaints and reports alleging leaks near fuel injectors in engines.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 11:03 pm on 04 Apr
FASTag mandate doesn't hinder right to freedom of movement: Centre to HC
short by Kiran Khatri / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
The Centre has informed the Bombay High Court that making FASTag mandatory for all vehicles running on national highways "does not violate a citizen's fundamental right to freedom of movement". FASTag has been made compulsory to ensure seamless traffic movement and cut travel time short, the Centre said. The government was responding to a plea that challenged its decision.
short by Kiran Khatri / 04:18 pm on 14 Apr
Jaguar Land Rover sales rise 12.4% y-o-y in March quarter
short by Krishna Raj / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
Tata Motors said that Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) achieved retail sales of 1,23,483 vehicles in fourth quarter of FY21, 12.4% higher in comparison to the same period last year. The company said that sales in China were up 127% during the period. "Despite very different COVID-19 restrictions worldwide, we achieved....balanced sales across our key markets," JLR's Chief Commercial Officer said.
short by Krishna Raj / 10:57 pm on 13 Apr
Will launch CNG-powered cars in India in FY22: Tata Motors
short by Maanya Sachdeva / on 08 Apr 2021,Thursday
Tata Motors has said that it plans to enter the CNG fuelled passenger vehicle (PV) category and that some of the company's models will be offered with a factory-fitted CNG kit in FY22. Currently, the automobile company gives customers the option to get the CNG kit fitted in some of its PVs at its dealerships.
short by Maanya Sachdeva / 11:13 am on 08 Apr
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