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Indian development centre of Renault and Nissan, near Chennai, is abuzz with activity. A ‘secret’ team, codenamed 2ASDU, is working on two car models for Renault and one for Datsun, a sub-brand of Nissan. Each such development, from concept stage to launch, could cost Rs 15-18 billion. Renault has had two successful products in India, […]

In what is a validation of rise of Indian engineering and design process, French car maker Groupe PSA has partnered with homegrown IT and engineering major Tata Consultancy Service for the development and engineering of its ambitious emerging market Smart Cars plan. Designed with a motto of ‘Be Indians in India’, the hiring of TCSBSE […]

Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) is looking forward to approaching more states and making a pan-India roll-out of 9,500 electric vehicles in 2018. EESL floated a tender for procuring 10,000 electric cars in August 2017. A total of 500 electric vehicles are to be delivered in Phase-I, while the remaining vehicles are to be delivered in […]

Nvidia Corporation will partner with Uber Technologies Inc and Volkswagen AG as the graphics chipmaker’s artificial intelligence platforms make further gains in the autonomous vehicle industry. The company, which already has partnerships in the industry with companies such as carmaker Tesla and China’s Baidu, makes computer graphics chips and has also been expanding into technology […]

Having captured market leadership in the sub-4 meter SUV space, market leader Maruti SuzukiBSE -0.55 % is exploring possibility of doing a micro-SUV in Rs 4 to 8 lakh bracket with the Concept Future S. Concept vehicle will be showcased at the upcoming AutoExpo in Greater Noida in the first week of February. A late […]

Hriman Motors LLP, a Delhi-headquartered startup, is working on building a serious two-seater electric car with a battery that will never need to be replaced. RT90 will offer a 4G Connected IoT platform, with 200kms max travel range per charge. A single charge will take about ten minutes on a fast DC Charger and 1-2 […]

3 self-driving vehicle pioneers are taking their former big-name employers head on with a pair of alliances that could shake up the car industry. Aurora — a startup formed by one-time executives from autonomous car projects at Google, Tesla and Uber — will develop self-driving electric vehicles with Volkswagen AG and Hyundai Motor Co., the […]

Maruti Suzuki India today said it has entered into a partnership with Delhi government to set up 12 automated driving test centres across the city. The company will invest approximately Rs 15 crore and the centres will be set up in phases, and handed over to Delhi government’s transport department, Maruti Suzuki India LtdBSE 0.13 […]

Lohia Auto is planning to invest upto Rs 100 crore to set up a new manufacturing plant by 2021. The company also intends to double its electric vehicles product portfolio to around 20 models, including an e-bike, by the end of FY 2018. Lohia Auto is also in advanced talks with various state governments, including […]

GMW is not making a sedan, SUV or a sports car, but what it has been able to achieve in a short span of time with limited resources is nothing short of being remarkable. GMW is the first company in the world to develop an electric three-wheeler with Li-Ion battery, with a battery swapping system. […]