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Maruti Suzuki Arena has launched 'Ghar Aaya Tyohar' campaign which showcases people from different parts of the nation preparing to kick-off the festive celebrations in their unique ways. Families hailing from various cultures and traditions are seen coming together and celebrating the home-coming of a new Maruti Suzuki car, in the same joyful way as one does for a festival.
short by Roshan Gupta / 05:18 pm on 25 Oct
Mercedes-Benz V-Class Elite MPV launched in India
short by Roshan Gupta / on 10 Nov 2019,Sunday
Mercedes-Benz India launched its new MPV V-Class Elite at ₹1.10 crore. Powered by a 2-litre BS-VI compliant diesel engine, the V-Class generates 120kW/163hp and has 380Nm of torque. It is equipped with features like luxury seats with massage & climate control functions, centre console with refrigeration compartment, Burmester® surround sound system, electric sliding doors and AGILITY CONTROL suspension system.
short by Roshan Gupta / 10:00 am on 10 Nov
Rohit Shetty buys Lamborghini Urus worth ₹3cr; pic shared online
short by Daisy Mowke / on 07 Nov 2019,Thursday
Filmmaker Rohit Shetty recently bought a yellow Lamborghini Urus that costs ₹3 crore in India. The store shared a picture of the director and captioned it, "An extraordinary car for an extraordinary personality. Lamborghini Mumbai delivers Urus to one of India's most successful filmmakers." Other cars reportedly owned by Rohit include Ford Mustang, Range Rover Sport and Maserati GranTurismo Sport.
short by Daisy Mowke / 04:05 pm on 07 Nov
US doctor died in burning Tesla as futuristic doors didn't open: Lawsuit
short by Pragya Swastik / on 24 Oct 2019,Thursday
A lawsuit has alleged Tesla's Model S car's 'futuristic' door handles malfunctioned after a crash, due to which the police couldn't save 48-year-old doctor Omar Awan from the burning car in February, in the US. The handles on Model S 'pop out' when they detect the key fob is nearby. The lawsuit also alleged fire originated from the car's battery.
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:45 pm on 24 Oct
MIT uses shadows to help self-driving vehicles see around corners
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 29 Oct 2019,Tuesday
MIT researchers developed a new system that uses small changes in shadows to determine if there's a moving object coming around the corner. Autonomous cars could one day use the system to quickly avoid a potential collision with another car or pedestrian, MIT said. However, MIT revealed that the system has only been tested in indoor lighting conditions so far.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:14 am on 29 Oct
Reporter fired for jumping on vintage cars while covering US auto show
short by Pragya Swastik / on 24 Oct 2019,Thursday
A correspondent with KMAX-TV was fired earlier this week after he jumped on vintage cars while reporting from the Sacramento International Auto Show on its final day in the US. He did so as only a Ford representative and the media was there by then. "I feel like a kid in a candy store without the owner," he had said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:54 pm on 24 Oct
Tesla is a competitor we take very seriously: Volkswagen CEO
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 26 Oct 2019,Saturday
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has said Tesla is a competitor that the German carmaker takes very seriously. "Tesla is not niche. The Model 3 is a large-series model and they are one of the biggest manufacturers of electric-car batteries," he added. Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that Diess was "doing more than any big carmaker to go electric".
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:36 pm on 26 Oct
Suzuki postpones opening of new Gujarat plant by few months: Nikkei
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 08 Nov 2019,Friday
Japan's Suzuki Motor, the parent of Maruti Suzuki, has postponed the opening of a new plant in Gujarat by a few months, Nikkei Asian Review reported. The plant, originally scheduled to go online in April 2020, will now begin operating next July, it added. The factory would raise Suzuki's capacity in India by 250,000 cars annually to 2.25 million.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 07:26 pm on 08 Nov
Tesla to unveil its electric 'Cybertruck' on Nov 21, says Musk
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 07 Nov 2019,Thursday
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce that his electric automaker Tesla will unveil its electric pickup truck, "Cybertruck", on November 21. The unveiling will be in Los Angeles near the serial entrepreneur's aerospace startup SpaceX's rocket factory. The date falls ahead of the start of the LA Auto Show, although the unveiling is independent of the same.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 01:13 pm on 07 Nov
Ford builds single electric Mustang with manual transmission
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 06 Nov 2019,Wednesday
American automaker Ford has built an all-electric 'Mustang Lithium' car with a six-speed manual transmission gearbox. However, Ford stressed that this is a "one-off" designed as a test specimen for battery and heat control technologies that will reach production cars. Mustang Lithium features an 800-volt battery and generates over 1,356 Nm of instant torque and more than 900 horsepower.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 03:59 pm on 06 Nov
Tata Group seeks partners for JLR, approaches Geely, BMW: Reports
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 12 Nov 2019,Tuesday
Tata Group has reportedly approached carmakers including China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and BMW as it seeks partnerships for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The deliberations were at an early stage and Tata could still approach other potential partners, reports said. Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran had earlier ruled out a sale of Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Tata Motors.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:57 pm on 12 Nov
Maruti Suzuki's sales rise for the first time in 9 months
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 01 Nov 2019,Friday
India's biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki posted a jump in sales for the first time in nine months in October, coinciding with festival season. Total sales rose 4.5% from a year ago to 1,53,435 vehicles amid an economic slowdown. India's car sales had declined for 11 consecutive months through September and the industry has been forced to cut production and jobs.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 03:15 pm on 01 Nov
Mahindra & Mahindra to fully acquire France's Peugeot Motocycles
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 26 Oct 2019,Saturday
Mahindra & Mahindra on Friday announced that it will take 100% ownership of France-based Peugeot Motocycles. Mahindra had acquired a 51% stake in the two-wheeler manufacturer from carmaker PSA Group in January 2015. The Peugeot brand will continue to be used in the future, with Peugeot Motocycles set to introduce seven new products between 2019 and 2021.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 04:35 pm on 26 Oct
Elon Musk picks Germany for Tesla's European Gigafactory
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 13 Nov 2019,Wednesday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the carmaker will build its first European factory and design centre near Berlin in Germany. "Everyone knows German engineering is outstanding for sure. You know that's part of the reason why we're locating Gigafactory Europe in Germany," Musk said. Tesla is set to open a factory in Shanghai, built with Chinese state support.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 08:08 pm on 13 Nov
NASA unveils its first electric airplane
short by Dharna / on 10 Nov 2019,Sunday
NASA on Friday unveiled its first all-electric experimental aircraft, " X-57 Maxwell", that's being developed since 2015. The aircraft, having 14 electric motors, would be the agency's first crewed experimental plane to be developed in two decades. NASA's previous experimental aircraft include the Bell X-1 that first broke the sound barrier and the X-15 rocket-engine plane flown by Neil Armstrong.
short by Dharna / 09:00 am on 10 Nov
Hyundai to test robotaxis in US city with China's Pony.ai
short by Dharna / on 27 Oct 2019,Sunday
South Korean automaker Hyundai will start testing its fleet of robotaxis 'BotRide', equipped with a self-driving system from Chinese autonomous startup Pony.ai, in Irvine, US next week. Users will be able to book free robotaxi rides via an app which will direct them to the nearest pick-up or drop-off spots. However, the cabs will have a human safety driver present.
short by Dharna / 02:32 pm on 27 Oct
Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner announce 50-50 merger
short by Anushka Dixit / on 31 Oct 2019,Thursday
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Peugeot owner PSA Group on Thursday announced a 50-50 merger, potentially creating the world's fourth-largest carmaker. The companies reportedly plan to reach a binding deal in the coming weeks to create a $50 billion group. The proposed tie-up plans to generate annual sales of 8.7 million vehicles and nearly $190 billion in revenue.
short by Anushka Dixit / 10:03 pm on 31 Oct
EVs to make up for 3% of India's total energy demand by 2030: Report
short by Anushka Dixit / on 11 Nov 2019,Monday
Energy consumption by Electric Vehicles (EV) will make up for 3% of India's total demand by 2030, a report by Europe-based Florence School of Regulation said. It further added that e-mobility in India is highly dependent on the availability of strong charging infrastructure. The report also gives recommendations on managing the additional load on power systems.
short by Anushka Dixit / 06:21 pm on 11 Nov
Mahindra sells highest number of EVs in Oct amid overall sales drop
short by Anushka Dixit / on 03 Nov 2019,Sunday
Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has sold almost 2,000 Electric Vehicles (EV) namely eVerito, e-Alfa and Treo in October itself. M&M MD Pawan Goenka said that this has been its "highest EV sale in a month ever". The company saw an overall decline in sales in October by about 23% to 18,460 from 24,066 units sold in October 2018.
short by Anushka Dixit / 05:23 pm on 03 Nov
Passenger vehicle sales rise marginally by 0.28% in October
short by Dharna / on 11 Nov 2019,Monday
The passenger vehicle sales in India rose marginally by 0.28% in the month of October, as per data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). A total of 2,85,027 units were sold in the month, as compared to 2,84,223 units in the year-ago period. The sales of commercial vehicles decreased by 23.31% year-on-year to 66,773 units in October.
short by Dharna / 04:33 pm on 11 Nov
Mahindra & Mahindra Q2 profit falls by 24% to ₹1,355 crore
short by Dharna / on 09 Nov 2019,Saturday
Automaker Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has reported a nearly 24% decline in its net profit to ₹1,355 crore in the quarter ended September from ₹1,779 crore in the year-ago period. The fall was driven by the automaker's quarterly passenger and commercial vehicle sales declining 21% year-on-year. Its revenue from operations fell by 14.5% year-on-year to ₹10,935 crore during the period.
short by Dharna / 09:51 pm on 09 Nov
Maruti defers plan to launch EV for personal use next year
short by Dharna / on 25 Oct 2019,Friday
Maruti Suzuki Chairman RC Bhargava has said that the automaker is not commercially launching its WagonR-based electric vehicle (EV) for public use next year, citing the lack of infrastructure and government support. Bhargava said the government was prioritising electrifying two-wheelers over cars for personal use. The electric car may reportedly still be launched for cab aggregators in 2020.
short by Dharna / 06:04 pm on 25 Oct
The government has selected Jalandhar-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Republic Motors to provide EVs for Kartarpur Corridor to help nearly 5,000 devotees commute daily. Initially, the startup will supply six campus electric carts, which can seat up to nine people each, and will provide more based on requirements. The carts will carry passengers from the terminal till the India-Pakistan border.
short by Dharna / 09:51 pm on 11 Nov
Maruti Suzuki cuts production for ninth month in a row
short by Dharna / on 10 Nov 2019,Sunday
Maruti Suzuki reduced its production for the ninth month in a row in October by nearly 21%. The automaker produced 1,19,337 vehicles in October, as compared to 1,50,497 units in the same month last year. The production figures for its passenger vehicles were at 1,17,383 units during the month, down 21% from the year-ago period.
short by Dharna / 09:06 pm on 10 Nov
Tesla's latest version of solar roof unveiled by CEO Elon Musk
short by Anushka Dixit / on 27 Oct 2019,Sunday
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the latest version of the Solar Roof tiles, dubbed 'Solar Glass Roof'. The Solar Roof combines solar and non-solar tiles, made with tempered glass, which are over three times stronger than standard roofing tiles. Tesla aims to install 1,000 roofs every week in the next few months. Musk first launched the Solar Roof in 2016.
short by Anushka Dixit / 10:00 pm on 27 Oct
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