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Utility vehicles major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) plans to drive in multiple versions of its entry-level models KUV100 and TUV300, catering to different sets of customers. Looking at the two brands as “long term and strategic”, company is investing in new technologies including making the products confirm to BS-VI emission norms. Besides an updated version […]

BorgWarner, a global automotive engine parts maker, has expanded manufacturing operations near Chennai in order to serve the emerging demand in next few years. USA-headquartered company has added 1,500 square metre of manufacturing space to its existing 35,100 sq m production line at its Kakkalur facility in Thiruvallur near Chennai. While the investment details pertaining […]

State-run power utility MSEDCL plans to set up 500 electric vehicle charging stations across Maharashtra to encourage use of green energy by automobiles. In 1st phase of project 50 such stations will soon come up in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Panvel (four each) Thane (six), Pune, Nagpur (10 each) and Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Plan is to set […]

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google Wednesday announced a technology partnership to embed the Android operating system in vehicles sold by the global leading automotive alliance. Under the partnership, starting 2021, the alliance members in many markets will utilise Android for providing “intelligent infotainment and customer focussed-applications” across multiple models and brands. Drivers and passengers will be able […]

Maharashtra will soon get 50 charging stations for electric vehicles. Maharashtra Electricity Regulation Commission (MERC) has created a new category for electric vehicles, and has set the tariff rate at Rs 6 per unit for next 2 years. These 50 charging stations will be developed in Phase-I and are likely to be commissioned within 6 […]

German luxury car brand Audi on Monday staged the global launch of a new electric sport utility vehicle on the home turf of rival Tesla Inc, and highlighted a deal with Amazon.com Inc to make recharging its forthcoming e-tron models easier. Audi e-tron midsize SUV will be offered in the United States next year at […]

Hinduja group flagship Ashok Leyland said it has bagged an order for 200 buses in Bangladesh. The order is for single-decker AC buses which includes intercity AC buses as well as city AC buses, Ashok Leyland said in a statement. “These completely built-up (CBU) units for BRTC (Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation) will be procured against […]

Honda Cars India plans to step up export of auto components in a bid to shield itself from the falling rupee, company’s top official said. Honda’s arch-rival Toyota, too has been exporting parts and aggregates from India. Local arm of the Japanese carmaker, which exported components worth Rs.15 billion in the 2017-18 fiscal year to […]

Maruti Suzuki wants to shift its Gurgaon factory to another location in Haryana as it finds the city just outside the National Capital to be too congested for a manufacturing facility. A top Maruti executive confirmed the plan, but said it would take 4-5 years to have a new facility to become operational. The local […]