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Evoque your senses

The new Range Rover Evoque is luxurious, sophisticated, and a hoot to drive! The engineering and design teams who have spent millions of man hours designing and building the new Range Rover Evoque have ensured that it remains true to its core British values of restrained design while delivering wholeheartedly in terms of its capabilities so that it does exactly what it is meant to do, which is drive its owners wherever their heart desires, with the assuredness of the Rangie’s reliabilit...

In a league of its own

Audi India is beginning its electric journey in India with the much-awaited e-tron which is all about noiseless and emission-free driving. Will India warm up to this luxury EV that costs upwards of a Crore? We took the e-tron 55 quattro variant for a spin and here’s what we think about it.  Look at the e-tron from the outside and you’ll feel as if Audi has gone to great lengths to ensure that there is nothing radical about the e-tron’s outward appearance. Quite f...

Tata Motors unveils India’s own Electric SUV, the Nexon EV

Tata Motors today unveiled India’s Own Electric SUV – the Nexon EV, an aspirational SUV for personal car buyers looking for a thrilling, connected drive experience with zero emissions. Powered by the cutting-edge Ziptron technology, this vehicle promises an efficient high voltage system, zippy performance, long-range, fast charging capability, extended battery life and class leading safety features. Scheduled to be launched in January 2020, the Nexon EV is expected to be...

MG Motor India launches ZS EV at inaugural price of INR 19.88 lakh

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has today launched the much-awaited ZS EV, India’s first pure electric internet SUV, at an inaugural price starting at INR 19.88 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), for customers who have booked the car before midnight on 17th January 2020. The ZS EV Excite is now available for INR 20.88 lakh while ZS EV Exclusive is available for INR 23.58 lakh. As part of its commitment to provide the best ownership experience, the carmaker has introduced the MG eShi...

Hyundai Motor India receives 5 Model-Level Awards in J.D. Power 2019 India Initial Quality StudySM

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s smart mobility solutions provider and the number one exporter since inception, has received 5 model-level awards for the initial quality in J.D. Power 2019 India Initial Quality StudySM (IQS). Initial quality is measured by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) during the first 2-6 months of ownership, with a lower score reflecting higher quality. The 2019 India Initial Quality Study (IQS) is based on responses ...

Tata Motors launches Nexon EV at INR 13.99 Lakhs

Redefining the evolution of EVs in India, Tata Motors today announced the launch of India’s Own Electric SUV – the Nexon EV at an introductory price starting from INR 13.99 Lakhs (Ex- Showroom – All India). It is an aspirational SUV for personal car buyers looking for a thrilling, connected drive experience with zero emissions. Powered by the cutting-edge Ziptron technology, this vehicle promises zippy performance, an ARAI certified anxiety-free rang...

Land Rover introduces new Range Rover Evoque in India

Jaguar Land Rover India today announced the launch of the New Generation Range Rover Evoque. Available in the highly specced S and the sportier R-Dynamic SE derivative, the New Range Rover Evoque is offered with BS-VI compliant 132 kW Ingenium Turbocharged Diesel powertrain and a 184 kW Ingenium Turbocharged Petrol powertrain with a 48-volt mild hybrid system option. Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), said:  “The Range Rover Evoq...

Hyundai Motor unveils Concept EV - Prophecy

Hyundai Motor Company unveiled its new concept EV, “Prophecy”, expressing the company’s latest design language. The visionary concept clearly expresses Hyundai’s latest design philosophy, Sensuous Sportiness,expanding on theera-defining example set by last year’s “45”concept EV that stripped away complexity in favour of clean lines and minimalistic structures. “Prophecy” follows suit with an iconic silhouette of perfect proportions that...

Kia Soul EV and KIA Telluride win WCOTY 2020 Awards

The Kia Telluride was awarded by the judging panel for its distinctive design and impressive practicality. The World Car of the Year title represents another accolade for a vehicle that has garnered more than 70 awards since its introduction in 2019. The SUV has already been crowned North American Utility Vehicle of the Year and MotorTrend SUV of the Year, among others. The fully-electric Soul EV was named the ideal car for the city by the jury, combining zero-emission performanc...

MG Motor India joins hands with MAX Ventilator to increase ventilator production

MG Motor India has joined hands with Vadodara-based MAX Ventilator, a part of A.B. Industries. Founded in 1995, A.B. Industries has been manufacturing ventilators for the past 25 years. Max Ventilator is among the top 25 ventilator brands in the world and caters primarily to the private hospitals.  This collaboration is focussed on assisting the overall production of ventilators by addressing specific areas of the supply chain, IT system and manufacturing processes. The production cap...

MG Motor India joins hands with TATA Power to deploy Superfast chargers at select MG dealerships

Initiating the next phase of EV revolution in India, MG Motor India has today, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility. As part of the association, Tata Power will deploy 50KW DC Superfast chargers at select MG dealership locations and offer end-to-end EV charging solutions to MG dealerships spread across India. Through this association, MG Motor aims to lay a specific focus on the key target cities they will be foraying in...

Tata AutoComp ties up with Tellus Power Green to set up EV Charging Stations

Tata AutoComp Systems, India’s leading auto-component conglomerate has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with USA based DC charging infrastructure company Tellus Power Green to supply AC and DC Fast Chargers for entire range of electric vehicles – Two Wheelers, Three Wheelers, Passenger Vehicles and Commercial Vehicles in India. Speaking on the occasion Mr Arvind Goel, MD, Tata Autocomp Systems said: “As part of Tata Group initiative, Tata Aut...

Triumph Motorcycles launches all-new Black editions of its popular Bonneville T100 and T120

Triumph Motorcycles, the iconic British premium brand launched the all-new Black Editions of its popular Bonneville T100 and T120 today in India. Like the iconic original Bonneville T120 and the T100 that enjoyed global success thanks to its heart-stopping looks and game-changing performance, the new Bonneville T100 and T120 Black are perfectly in tune with today’s desire for authenticity, character and capability. The T100 and T120 Black are the latest additions to the contemporary Bon...

Land Rover begins delivery of BS-VI Petrol derivates of New Range Rover Evoque and New Discovery Sport

Jaguar Land Rover India today announced that it has begun deliveries of BS VI compliant petrol derivatives of New Range Rover Evoque and New Discovery Sport. The two SUVS are powered by Ingenium 2.0 l (litre) turbocharged petrol powertrain, producing 184 kW and 365 Nm of torque, which is supported by a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The New Range Rover Evoque and New Discovery Sport are available in highly feature-rich ‘S’ and sportier ‘R-Dynamic SE’ derivatives.&nbs...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches sporty new Fortuner TRD Limited Edition

The Fortuner needs no introduction and to celebrate the success of this icon, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today launched the Limited Edition of the Sporty New Fortuner TRD in the Indian market. TKM has leveraged the heritage of Toyota Racing Development (TRD) to bring a sporty appeal to the Fortuner TRD. The Limited Edition is available in both 4x2 and 4x4 Automatic Transmission (diesel) variants in dual-tone stylish exterior, stunning dual-tone dashboard and rugged ...

Tata Motors rolls out 1000th Nexon EV

Tata Motors today announced a significant milestone in the electric vehicle (EV) domain by rolling out the 1000th Nexon EV from its plant in Pune. This landmark has been achieved in just over 6-months after the commercial launch of the vehicle portraying the rapid growth in both interest and demand for EVs. Acknowledged as the most preferred electric car in India, the Tata Nexon EV is the best seller in its segment, helping Tata Motors post a market share of 62% in EVs in Q1FY21. Spea...

Tata Motors rolls out new limited-period subscription offer on Nexon EV

With the festive season kicking in, Tata Motors today announced a special ‘Electrifying Subscription’ offer on the Tata Nexon EV, for a limited-period, till November 30, 2020. Available for the first 100 subscribers only, this attractive offer allows customer to avail India’s best-selling electric SUV at an all-inclusive fixed rental starting at just Rs. 34,900/- per month, without the hassles of traditional vehicle ownership such as road tax and registration, insurance rene...

MG Motor India unveils Gloster, India’s First Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV

MG Motor India has today introduced India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV, MG Gloster. The much-awaited Gloster comes as the carmaker’s third product in India after the Hector, India’s first Internet car and ZS EV, India’s first internet electric SUV. The MG Gloster comes with first-in-segment Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)*. Some of its pioneering features include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Automatic Park...

India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV - MG Gloster launched at INR 28.98 Lakhs

MG Motor India has launched India’s First Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV, MG Gloster, at an inaugural price starting at INR 28.98 Lakhs, ex-showroom, New Delhi. With its elegant design and compelling features, Gloster appeals to the segment of premium and luxury that ranges from INR 25 lakhs to INR 50 lakhs. It will be available in 4 feature-intensive variants in India, i.e. Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy. They extend unmatched opulence to MG customers with multiple combinations suc...

Okinawa announces festive offers on its electric two wheelers in India

Okinawa, a leading electric two-wheeler manufacturing company with a focus on “Make in India” has announced attractive offers for its buyers this season. Taking the festivity, a notch up for its buyers Okinawa has unveiled a lucky draw. The draw will get lucky gifts to around 10 buyers with the first one getting a chance to take home the popular Okinawa slow speed scooter –R30 . The offer will be valid during the festive season starting October 24, 2020 to November 15, ...

Škoda Auto India introduces ‘Clever Lease’ solutions

Škoda Auto India introduced a range of innovative and competitive leasing services called 'Clever Lease'. With a gamut of flexible solutions: plain, dry, or wet lease, one can avail monthly rentals for a tenure of 24, 36, 48, and 60 months on the powerful yet efficient Škoda Rapid TSI as well as the luxurious new Škoda Superb. The monthly lease rental for Škoda model range will start at INR 22,580 and cater to retail and corporate customer...

Porsche Taycan drifts into the Guinness World Records™ book

The Porsche Taycan has entered the Guinness World Records™ for the longest drift with an electric vehicle. The scene of the world record was the Porsche Experience Centre (PEC) Hockenheimring. Porsche instructor Dennis Retera did 210 laps on the 200 metre-long drift circle without the front wheels ever pointing in the same direction as the curve: after 55 minutes the sideways expert had covered a total of 42.171 kilometres. By completing this marathon distance, Retera secured the world ...

Tata Nexon EV crosses 2000 sales milestone

India’s most preferred electric car, the Tata Nexon EV, has surpassed the 2000 sales milestone. In over 10 months, since launch, the sales of the Nexon EV reached 2200 units as of November 2020, indicating the rapid demand for the EVs in the personal car segment. After rolling out its 1000th Nexon EV in August this year, the car clocked in another 1000 sales units in a record time of 3 months (Sept-Nov 2020). With its compelling value-proposition, Nexon EV has emerged as the best-sellin...

ASDC and FADA join hands with Google to lead industry’s Digital Transformation

Recognizing the need to prepare over 20,000 auto dealerships to engage with customers in the ongoing and post pandemic era, Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) have joined hands with Google India to bridge the digital skill gap in the country’s auto dealerships and build their capacity in this critical growth driver. Industry experts believe that some customers may not wish to visit a dealership as many times as b...

Tata Nexon EV celebrates 1st Anniversary of successfully driving eMobility revolution in India

Tata Motors today announced the first anniversary celebrations of its popular electric SUV, the Tata Nexon EV. Since its launch a year ago, the Nexon EV has consistently grown in popularity to become India’s highest-selling electric vehicle, commanding a market share of 64% (YTD FY21). Much admired for its design, zero emission technology, accessibility, performance, connected features and above all, really low operating costs, close to 3000 families are currently enjoying the...

MG Motor India launches new ZS EV 2021 with 419 km* certified range

MG Motor India has launched the new ZS EV 2021 priced at INR 20.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The updated version comes with a best-in-class 44.5 kWh Hi-Tech battery and has a certified range of 419 KM*. Equipped with new 215/55/R17 tyres, the vehicle and battery-pack ground clearances have been increased to 177 mm and 205 mm respectively. Having expanded the charging ecosystem across the country with its partners, the ZS EV 2021 has now been made available for bookings in 31 cities. ...

Nexzu Mobility launches its disruptive, technologically-advanced supercycle Rompus

Nexzu Mobility, India’s leading end-to-end sustainable mobility provider, has added yet another cutting-edge electric bicycle to its portfolio of best-in-class EVs. Presenting the Rompus , an innovative 3-speed EV that can be used as a scooter or a bicycle! Running on a powerful 36V,250 Watts HUB BLDC Motor, the Rompus offers an exceptionally powerful ride. It sports an in-frame 36V, 5.2AH Lithium-Ion battery which gives it an impressive 750 cycle battery life and full cha...

MG marks another first; all-women crew manufactures 50,000th Hector in Vadodara, Gujarat

In a development that comes as a testament to gender parity across workplaces, MG Motor India has manufactured its 50,000th Hector with an all-women crew in Gujarat’s Vadodara. The initiative has created a new benchmark while celebrating ‘Diversity’ – one of the core pillars of the automaker – as women led the end-to-end production. In this first-of-its-kind development, women-only teams were involved in panel-pressing of sheet metal and welding to painting jobs&...

Kia teases EV6, its first dedicated EV

Kia Corporation has revealed the first official images of the EV6 – its first Dedicated Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) built on the company’s new EV platform (Electric-Global Modular Platform, or E-GMP). EV6 is also the first of Kia’s next-generation BEVs to be developed under a new design philosophy that embodies Kia’s shifting focus towards electrification. “EV6 is the embodiment of both our brand purpose, ‘Movement that inspires’, and our new...

Tata Motors launches the New Forever range of passenger vehicles in Nepal

Tata Motors, one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, has launched its New Forever range of passenger vehicles in Nepal at a blockbuster event, in association with its sole authorised distributor for the country, Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd. With this launch, Tata Motors brings to the customers of Nepal fully refreshed versions of its passenger vehicles, including the Tiago, Tigor, Nexon, Altroz and the H5, becoming the first company to launch five...

Kia reveals new design philosophy and full images of EV6

Kia Corporation has today revealed the first images of the exterior and interior design of EV6, its first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV), ahead of the car’s world premiere in March.  EV6 was designed under the brand’s new design philosophy ‘Opposites United’, which takes inspiration from the contrasts found in nature and humanity. At the center of the design philosophy is a new visual identity evoking positive forces and natural energy,...

TVS Eurogrip to power MMSC Motorcycle Endurance Race 2021

TVS Srichakra Ltd., one of India’s leading manufacturers of 2 & 3 wheeler and off-highway tyres will power the MMSC Motorcycle Endurance Race 2021. All the bikes in the racing event will be shod with TVS Eurogrip tyres. The racing event will be held at Chennai’s iconic MMRT circuit for over two hours on Sunday, March 28. Some of the country’s top riders are among the record 48 team entries for this year’s prestigious event. The company specializes and ...

Triumph Motorcycles launches the 2021 Bonneville range in India

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand, Triumph Motorcycles has launched the updated range of its 2021 Modern Classic Bonnevilles in India.  With a peerless bloodline that goes back to the iconic first 1959 Triumph Bonneville, the updated 2021 modern classic Bonneville family encompasses the legendary spectrum of British designed motorcycle icons and technological updates The updated Modern Classics include the Bonneville Street Twin, Bonneville T100, Bonnevill...

New Maserati Levante Hybrid to arrive in India soon

“Faster. Greener. Unique”, Levante Hybrid is faster than a diesel, more sustainable than diesel or gasoline, and unique in its specific characteristics. The Maserati SUV, which has already made an impact in the history of the Brand with its record- breaking figures, now presses ahead into a future in which all new Trident models will be electrified. Maserati is innovative by nature, and with Levante it pursues the philosophy behind its entry into the world of electrification: t...

Ola launches electric category in London as part of its global commitment to greener, more sustainable future

Ola, one of the world’s leading mobility companies, today announced that it is launching a new electric vehicle category on its ride hailing platform, which will allow riders to specifically book rides in a fully electric vehicle. The category, called Ola EV, is a global first for Ola and will be available across London from today and over time will roll out to other cities around the world where Ola is operational. The Ola EV category will cost riders the same as a comfort category on ...

MoEVing partners with Hero Electric to accelerate growth to 1 Million electric delivery vehicles by 2030

New Delhi based tech enabled electric fleet start-up for urban mobility, MoEVing - has partnered with Hero Electric , India’s leading EV two-wheeler manufacturer to accelerate adoption of affordable EVs across India. Both companies aim to work together to increase adoption of EVs via new demand and also focus on existing ICE vehicles to convert to EV. In the financial year 2021-22, MoEVing would deploy 1000 Hero Electric scooters through its technology platform for B2B e-commerce player...

Triumph Motorcycles launches the all-new 2021 Bonneville Bobber in India

Iconic British premium motorcycle brand, Triumph motorcycles launched the all-new 2021 Bonneville Bobber in India at INR 11,75,000 ex-showroom. The Bobber has been one of Triumph’s most popular motorcycle and the 2021 model has all the previous generation Bobber’s peerless authenticity and engineering innovation and adds all of the Bobber Black’s category-defining capability, for a new 2021 Bobber that delivers the best of both worlds. Significant updates include enhanced...

Lamborghini launches Huracán EVO RWD Spyder in India

Lamborghini unveiled the Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder in India. The new V10 model brings the freedom of open-air driving and lightweight engineering, with rear-wheel drive and a specially tuned Performance Traction Control System (P-TCS). With a 0-100 km/h acceleration of just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 324 km/h, like its coupé stablemate, the Spyder is an instinctive driver’s car, delivering a fun-to-drive experience via hardware rather than software. India&rsq...

Young trainee sells six MG ZS EVs in a month!

A young trainee at MG Motor India, Aditya Mathur, has made a name by selling six ZS EVs in a month as a part of the automobile company’s Nurture Programme. The 22-year-old Bangalore resident had joined the 12-month training on 1st March 2021. After a successful Season 1, MG Motor India has come back with the second edition of its Nurture Programme, wherein it trains engineering and management students like Aditya who are interested in the automobile sector. The Season 2 of the N...

Ampere electric scooters more affordable with FAME II revised subsidy, announces price reduction upto INR 9000

Ampere Vehicles, the e-mobility business of Greaves Cotton Limited, has announced the price cut of upto Rs. 9000 on its electric scooters which is based on the recent FAME II subsidy revision policy by the Government. This price reduction makes Ampere electric scooters more affordable to consumers across the country. Speaking on this, Roy Kurian, COO, E-Mobility Business (2 & 3-Wheeler), Ampere Electric, “With significant subsidy revision in FAME II policy, the scheme m...

RattanIndia’s Revolt Motors closes new bookings in less than 2 hours

RattanIndia-Revolt, India’s next gen-mobility company got an electrifying response on the reopening of bookings of RV400 earlier today. The demand for their flagship model went over the roof, leading to Revolt shutting down their bookings in less than 2 hours of them going live on their website www.revoltmotors.com. The brand sold INR 50 crores worth of their flagship model RV400 in today’s flash sale. There has always been a huge demand for RV400, and today&rsqu...

Gravton's newly launched Quanta runs 800 km for just INR 80

Gravton, a Hyderabad-based startup EV brand, has launched its first all-new revolutionary electric bike “Quanta”. While the two-wheeler segment is experiencing a pivotal moment in the recent years and slew of manufacturers entered the EV segment, Gravton derived the EV vision back in 2016 and is poised to make a significant development with the ‘Made for India’ purpose-driven (designed) vehicle ‘Quanta’. Derived on the principles of sustainability a...

Nissan India launches ‘COVID 2.0’ campaign with Cricketer Kapil Dev

As the country gradually unlocks, Nissan India launches an integrated general awareness and safety campaign with Kapil Dev that aims to educate & empower India against COVID-19 through Cricket, a force that unifies the country. By using Cricket analogies to draw parallels between preparing for a match and preparing to fight COVID-19, the campaign hopes to amplify the message of safety by urging Indians to come together as the country faces one if its toughest matches yet on health and ...

DAO EV Tech collaborates with Avon Cycles

DAO EV Tech, a ‘Make in India’ dedicated smart electric mobility manufacturing start-up based out of Hyderabad has entered into a Strategic agreement with Avon, a leading bicycles manufacturer in the country with a legacy of over six decades which represents the history and true power of  India’s manufacturing ecosystem. Founded by the Pahwa Brothers in the year 1952, Avon today has large production facilities and a growing portfolio of products with over 200 mo...

Prevail Electric unveils three new Electric Two-Wheelers – Elite, Finesse and Wolfury

One of India’s leading electric vehicle manufacturers, Prevail Electric, an automotive solution providing startup, is gearing up to launch three premium-model scooters -- Elite, Finesse, and Wolfury. Reforming the booming Indian electric mobility space, the brand aspires to cater to the growing demands of the e-vehicles enthusiast by offering them an all-encompassing solution that seamlessly blends technology with affordable and renewable alterations for a superior riding experience. ...

Ampere Electric Scooters now priced under INR 50,000 in Gujarat

Ampere Vehicles, the e-mobility business of Greaves Cotton Limited, has announced a significant price cut on its electric scooters in Gujarat post EV Policy 2021 announced by the Gujarat state government and FAME-II subsidy revision by the Central government. With the revision in price cut, even the large scooters from Ampere Electric have become much more affordable and now priced under INR 50,000 in Gujarat. This makes it well within the reach of every single person to possess reliable...

Tata Motors ups premium quotient in its passenger vehicles with the launch of #Dark Range

Tata Motors, one of India’s leading automotive brands, today announced the launch of the #Dark range which includes - India’s safest premium hatchback Altroz, India’s first GNCAP 5star rated car - the Nexon, its premium SUV with the Land Rover DNA - the Harrier and India’s highest selling passenger electric car – the Nexon EV.  Harrier #Dark launched in Aug’19 took the style & premium quotient of the Harrier to the next level. It provided a comp...

RattanIndia’s Revolt Motors starts deliveries of its latest batch of Electric motorcycles

RattanIndia’s Revolt Motors, India’s next gen-mobility company announced today the deliveries of its new batch of its AI enabled, cost-effective, performance-oriented Revolt Electric Motorcycles to its customers in various parts of the country from its greenfield manufacturing plant in Manesar, Gurugram in Haryana. These first set of deliveries come in after the company received overwhelming response to its sales bookings.  Revolt Motors' electric motorcycle brand...

Bajaj Auto opens booking for Chetak Electric Scooter in Nagpur

Bajaj Auto, the world’s most valuable two-wheeler company, opened bookings for the much-awaited Chetak electric scooter in Nagpur from July 16, 2021, 9 a.m. onwards. With the aim of providing a seamless and convenient booking experience, customers can book the vehicle exclusively online on www.chetak.com for INR 2000/- only. Previously, the booking slots available for Pune and Bangalore were fully subscribed to, in less than 48 hours and the same is an...

Ola Scooter gets 100,000 reservations in a day

Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO, OLA Electric tweeted saying, that they had clocked 100,000 bookings for the revolutionary Ola Electric scooter on Day One of opening reservations. "That's 99,999 other people like you who aren't just thinking about sustainability but doing something about it too. Thank you fellow revolutionary. It only gets better from here."  

Consumers to get a choice of 10 colours for the Ola Scooter

Ola Electric today revealed that its much awaited electric scooter will be available in 10 unique and vibrant colours, the widest range of colours available on a two-wheeler. While the exact names of the colours will be announced at the imminent launch, there will be choices in matte and gloss shades from options in blue and black, the vibrant hues of red, pink and yellow, as well as white and silver. Ola Electric revealed the whole palette of colours today on film for the first time in a ...

TKM extends battery warranty on Self-charging Hybrid Electric Models, putting ‘Customers First’

In line with its commitment to encourage the adoption of electrified vehicles, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the extension of battery warranty for its Self-charging Hybrid Electric Vehicles (SHEVs) in India. The warranty is extended from the existing three years or 100,000 kilometres to eight years or 160,000 kilometres (whichever comes first) for all its SHEV models – Toyota Camry & Vellfire, sold with effect from August 1, 2021. The announcement also coincides with ...

Tata Motors launches Nexon EV in Nepal

In order to accelerate the adoption of EVs in Nepal, Tata Motors - India’s leading EV manufacturer, in partnership with Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd., has launched the popular Nexon EV in Nepal at a starting price of NPR 35.99 lacs. The Nexon EV will be available in three variants (XM, XZ and XZ Lux) and will come with a warranty of 8 years or 1,60,000km (whichever is earlier) on the battery and 3 years 1,25,000 Km  (whichever is earlier) on the Vehicle. Customers can become a par...

Komaki's thoughtfully designed EV - XGT X5 - gains momentum with elderly and specially abled people

Komaki has taken the EV market by storm in the last two quarters with a stellar sales performance across models. The growth of the EV division was driven by a nationwide expansion with multiple dealerships coming up in the northern and southern states of India. The growing adoption of EVs is visible among the masses as is indicated by the sales figures in the last two quarters. A total of 21,000 units have already been sold in the first half of 2021 – testimony to the growth pace of the...

Tata Motors drives in All New Tigor EV Sedan with Ziptron technology

Following the recent grand unveil, Tata Motors is all set to excite the electric vehicle market with the launch of the Tigor EV. Starting today, the Tigor EV deliveries will commence for the personal segment. Following the footstep of its ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) sibling, the Tigor EV has also been lauded by GNCAP with a 4 star rating for adult (12.00 points out of 17.00) and child (37.24 points out of 49.00) occupant protection. Set to scale new heights in the dynamic world of electr...

Hero Electric enters into strategic partnership with Wheels EMI Pvt Ltd to boost Electric 2W sales

Hero Electric, India’s largest EV two-wheeler company today announced its collaboration with Wheels EMI Private Limited to offer easy financing options for the purchase of electric two-wheelers in India. Hero Electric currently sells over 10,000 two-wheelers every month, of which 40% comes from rural pockets of India. With this partnership, the company expects a rise in sales and is projected to double them over last year by 2021 With rising fuel prices and modification ...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches ‘xEV SHIKSHA’ Web App to improve awareness, promote adoption of EVs

In line with the Government of India’s mission to foster adoption of electrified vehicles and following the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the launch of the xEV SHIKSHA web application. SHIKSHA, which stands for Smart Hub of Information and Knowledge about Self-Charging Hybrid for All, is an initiative to educate and create awareness among customers and the public about electrified vehicle (xEV) technologies, their benefits to them and ...

Greaves Retail launches first Multi-brand EV Retail Store ‘AutoEVmart’ in Bengaluru

Greaves Cotton, one of the leading diversified engineering companies in the country, announces its foray into the multi-brand EV segment with the launch of its first multi-brand EV retail store ‘AutoEVmart’ in Bengaluru, located at HRBR Layout, 1st Block in Kalyan Nagar. It is set to launch AutoEVmart stores in other important cities and towns of the country in a phase-wise manner. Through this dedicated electric vehicle store, Greaves Electric Mobility aims to bring ...

MG Motor India unveils Astor, with personal AI assistant and Autonomous technology

MG Motor India has unveiled MG Astor, India’s first SUV with personal AI assistant and first-in-segment Autonomous (Level 2) technology. Astor is based on the MG’s successful global platform, ZS.   Based on MG’s design philosophy of Emotional Dynamism, Astor’s contemporary style will connect with consumers. It has a prominent Bold Celestial Grille that makes a solid on-road impression. The SUV poses an elegant and ready-for-action stance&nbs...

Tata Motors announces commercial launch of the ‘XPRES T EV’ for fleet customers with FAME subsidy pricing

Following a nation-wide introduction of the XPRES brand in July 2021, Tata Motors, one of India’s leading automobile manufacturers, today announced the commercial launch of its first electric sedan under XPRES brand – the XPRES-T EV, exclusively for fleet customers. Targeted at mobility services, corporate and government fleet customers, the XPRES-T EV will come with an optimal battery size, captive fast charging solution, which will ensure outstandingly low cost of ownership in a...

Catch National Geographic’s new documentary ‘Evolve to Electric with Tata Motors’ about revolutionizing EV Industry

Energy powers the world. But the emissions generated from fossil fuels have deepened the claws of the carbon footprint on our planet. Highlighting the importance of ground-breaking innovation to build a clean-green India, National Geographic in India is all set to bring forth Tata Motors’ mission to mainstream EV technology in India, and its efforts to make the country evolve to electric.  Titled ‘Evolve to Electric with Tata Motors’, the exclusive documentary...

Hero Electric announces expansion of production capacity to over five lakh by March 2022

Hero Electric, India’s largest EV two wheeler maker today announced its commitment  to further expand capacity of  its all new production facility in Ludhiana owing to growing demand being witnessed by the brand. With this initiative, Hero Electric aims to drive growth in the EV two wheeler sector and plans to subsequently add production capacities of one million every year with a target to manufacture over five million EV 2W per year by 2026.  Being market leaders wit...

Pop Cars (Part I)

There are songs and there are music videos. As soon as the songs start climbing up the charts in their respective countries, and before they go on to become international hits, a music video is often released to cash in on its success and it is this music video, which if shot well, can be a make or break factor, going a long way in determining how the song performs on the charts. After “sexy women,” the second most obvious choice for shooting music videos are “cool cars&rdqu...

Pop Cars (Part II)

This week we continue to bring you seven cool songs that have featured some of the most unforgettable cars in their music videos. Only this time, they're all music videos by some of the most dazzling women out there. Check them out here: 1938 Chevrolet Master De Luxe Business Coupe I drove all night by Cyndi Lauper Cyndi Lauper’s I drove all night version begins with a car driving with its headlamps in the middle of the night on a road. The video feature...

PHOTO FEATURE: In a new light

Instrument clusters play a big role in the choice of your car. More often than not, it is the instrument cluster that is a big deciding factor in terms of whether you've taken a shine to the car or not, after having liked the exterior design, of course. Besides, after your purchase, the instrument cluster continues to be a daily source of joy during your commutes to work as well as on those long holidays to the hills. T...

Muscle Flexing

Everybody loves a good ol’ American muscle car. No matter what they tell you, they all drool at one and there really is only one reason. American muscle cars are undeniably cool and therefore make their owners/ drivers look undeniably cool by extension. If you’re in a posh European limousine (Not to be confused with the over stretched limos that are popular in the US) then you exude an aura of wealth, authority, and heritage. If you’re in a fancy sportscar then you’re ...

Life by Design

Professor Gerry McGovern, Design Director & Chief Creative Officer, Land Rover, was conferred with the title of OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen of England, for his invaluable contribution to the field of Automotive Design, over the last four decades. From having designed the Range Rover Evoque to the Range Rover Velar to the Discovery Sport and most recently, the much talked about, Land Rover Defender, he sure doesn't seem to be i...

Incentive-based policy will only create demand in the short term: CAPT NS Mohan Ram

In our previous article, Vehicle recycling centres await clarity on scrappage policy, TURN OF SPEED provided an in-depth analysis of India’s existing vehicle recycling infrastructure and the need to implement the scrappage policy owing to the growing number of end-of-life (ELVs). In this interview, Captain NS Mohan Ram (Retd), former President, TVS Motor Company who authored Recycling End of Life Vehicles - With special focus on India and Developing Na...

Used cars to lead auto revival

Millennials are keen to buy used cars in order to travel safely to work as well as for their leisure in the Post-Covid world. In fact, an OLX Study, OLX Auto Note 4th Edition, conducted between April and July 2020 said 70% of respondents in semi-urban areas want to go in for used cars and have budgets in the region of INR 3 to 3.5 Lakhs. Inquiries on auto websites that sell cars have also gone up considerably. Fewer lockdown restrictions in smaller towns and an improving agri-econom...

Auto sector shows signs of revival on back of entry-level cars

Auto sales showed signs of revival in the month of August mainly on the back of pent up demand, the festive season nearing, and customers concerned about safety preferring to drive their own cars and bikes rather than use public transport.  The auto sector which has been witnessing a significant slowdown in sales with a slackening of the economy for more than six months, now, with advent of the festive season has started to witness some signs of revival. Share prices of companies...

Ad World

With the festive season round the corner, auto companies are likely to increase their ad spends to lure customers to loosen their purse strings. Auto companies advertised across platforms in the second quarter of this year and advertising revived across traditional and new media, with the sector’s ranking among top advertisers improving significantly by the start of the third quarter (July-September), industry experts said.  Data from media research firm TAM (Television Audience...

Will GWM’s backdoor entry affect its competitive edge in India?

Chinese SUV maker, Great Wall Motors (GWM)’s decision to enter the India market via the CKD/CBU route is expected to discount its competitiveness in the Indian market.  According to experts, the GWM Group, unlike other automakers produces around 50% of its parts in-house, and it is this advantage that gives it the edge over competition worldwide in terms of product value, quality and technology offering.  The company has been looking to extend this competitive offering...

MG ZS EV drives like a dream

MG Motor’s latest offering the ZS EV, which is already being sold in other global markets, comes into India via the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route, and seems to tick all the right boxes. It is a great size, and hopefully, when MG launches it, it will also be the right price, to take on competitors such as Hyundai Kona. Add to that the fact, that it enters the 300 kms plus range territory which buyers have now come to expect from most EV manufacturers while buying an EV this size. ...

BATTERYMATE

MG Motor’s parent company, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, is only the second OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) that has its own battery plant for Electric Vehicles (EVs), a joint venture with CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology), the world’s largest EV battery manufacturer. The batteries are produced on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, where 36 Giga Hour battery plant is being built, and which once completed, will be the biggest EV battery plant in the world.  &ldq...

Anglian Omega Group forays into OEM biz, to target EVs

Anglian Omega Group, a leading Indian supplier of automotive parts, is entering the OEM business as it plans to launch its first electric vehicle, which is reportedly designed, developed and built by the in-house team of the company. Three-years in making, the company will soon launch the vehicle, which was displayed at the 15th Auto Expo held in Noida.  While providing more details on the launch and the go-to-market strategy, Dr. Deb Mukherji, Managing Director, Anglian Omega Gr...

The e-Amby: First by accident then by design

Dilip Chhabria’s latest design of the e-Amby in Pearl Charcoal Grey, has garnered a lot of interest on social media. Take a look at the picture below and you will know exactly what we’re talking about. The e-Amby is Chhabria’s interpretation of the good old, Hindustan Ambassador car, in a brand-new avatar, and it has come out of DC’s design studio, which is now called DC2. If you know anything about DC Design, you will know that every single product that comes out of f...

EVs to have a defining FY21: Sohinder Gill

The Indian Electric Vehicle (EV) market has grown by 20% in FY20 over the last year. Electric scooters have contributed towards 97% of the growth. In a telephonic interview, Sohinder Gill, Director General, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), says that despite the industry expected to lose out six to seven months due to the pandemic, EVs will have a defining FY21 with no de-growth. TOS: A 20% growth in EV sales is promising in FY20. How do you see FY21 panning out conside...

Batting for the battery

Prabhjot Kaur, CEO, Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles, (C-BEEV), believes that times like these call for innovations, and says that all efforts must be directed towards fighting this pandemic to save society in order to ensure a clean and safe environment for future generations. Besides delving deep into batteries, she also discusses EVs and various aspects of building a standardised EV ecosystem. Read on… TOS: Will this pandemic slow down the transition process to E...

Leap of faith

Is Indian auto industry ready to take the EV leap? A million-dollar question that everyone wants an answer to! While we have witnessed isolated developments on setting up of electric mobility infrastructure in the country and the optimism of the industry to offer a new technology despite the first quarter overall sales of FY2020-21 at the lowest in 12 years due to the pandemic, auto experts believe it is not the time to race behind timelines but a crucial phase to build local capabilitie...

Going into Detel

Detel, the company whose claim to fame has been the launch of affordable and pocket friendly products in the past such as the world’s most economical feature phone at INR 299 and the world’s most economical LED TV at INR 3999 has now forayed into the two-wheeler space with their latest product, Detel Easy, priced competitively at INR 19,999 GST.  With Detel Easy, what you get is an easy to use, low speed, low maintenance EV with contemporary design and quick charging tha...

Altroz electric to further boost TaMo’s position in EV space

Riding on the success of Nexon EV, Tata Motors will soon launch the electric variant of its premium small car, Altroz, in December this year. The move is expected to further enhance the company’s positioning in the EV space, where it already enjoys a market share of over 65 percent (Year-To-Date in FY21), owing to the consistent demand for Nexon EV SUV.  Replying to an email query by TURN OF SPEED, Tata Motors said, “We have the largest portfolio of EVs which includes...

The future is electric

Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric, tells TURN OF SPEED about its own battery technology, its powertrains, the EV revolution in India being led by two and three wheelers, and how it believes that India has a strong and stable policy in FAME. TOS: Tell us about the MESMA 48 platform. It is all the buzz, and is enabling so much at Mahindra Electric.  MB: Mahindra Electric Scalable Modular Architecture (MESMA) is India’s first electric architecture that has ...

Elegant Quiet Comfort

Mercedes-Benz’s EQ range (which consists of EQ-Boost – Electrified Combustion Vehicles, EQ Power – Plug-In Hybrids, and EQ – Electric Vehicles), represents Intelligent Electric Mobility. Little surprise then that at a time when the Indian government is batting hard for Electric Vehicles (EVs), they decided to bring in the EQC as the first model to launch their electric offensive with, in India.  The EQC 400 4MATIC’s design may not appeal to many who have ...

5 reasons why Electric Vehicles are enticing

In today's day and age, Electric Vehicles, (EVs), are the need of the hour. There is a great deal of interest in EVs and it won't be long before the world makes that crucial transition to them. However, it isn't all talk. Several car manufacturers, like MG Motor India, are taking big steps to ensure that they have at least one EV offering in their product portfolio. What is also interesting is that EVs are no longer boring looking vehicles. On the contrary, not only do t...

Talkin bout a Revolution

‘Space Age,’ ‘Quirky,’ ‘Savvy’ and ‘Intelligent’ are some of the words that best describe Ather Energy’s latest model, the 450X, which is not just a beautiful machine but one that is also big on Tech. What that translates as is a price tag that is slightly on the “steeper” side. But then, the 450X, is such a wild thing and so much fun that you can be assured of a really good time. We tell you why the 450X makes a strong case fo...

Race to the Future

It is no secret that electric cars are all the rage, globally. From an upstart EV company becoming the most valuable automotive company in the world to people’s rightful enthusiasm for a cleaner future, electric cars are on the minds of motorists around the world. However, while everyone is talking about EVs, is the picture very different on the streets and are several countries indeed seeing a slower transition? We sit down (virtually, of course), and speak with industry captains, Rama...

2W EVs get a booster shot

Affordability of electric mobility has always remained a pain point for both the manufacturers and buyers. The recent amendment in the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II) announced by the Department of Heavy Industry on June 11th, 2021, is expected to fast-track adoption of electric mobility in the two-wheeler space in the country, and provide much needed impetus, in terms of demand, to the segment.  According to the amendment...

Gujarat announces comprehensive EV Policy; aims to become EV hub

Gujarat has become the latest state to announce a comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) policy. While automakers across segments have welcomed the move that will see the enabling of faster adoption of electric vehicles in the country, one needs to keep an eye on how these incentives will unfold vis-a-vis higher buyer demand. "In line with its clear policy to encourage EV adoption, the Government has extended the FAME II policy by 2 years. This, coupled with recent changes in incentive s...

Maharahstra announces EV Policy 2021

The Maharashtra state government has announced a revised Electric Vehicle (EV) policy 2021 under which it is targeting a 10% penetration of EVs in the new vehicle registrations in the state by 2025. This includes at least 25% electrification of urban fleet aggregators in the e-commerce, delivery and logistics domains. In April next year, it aims to go all-electric for new government vehicles. In addition, the state government plans to electrify the public and last-mile delivery transport by 2...

OLA

The Ola electric scooter has been testing on Indian roads for quite some time now and the market is abuzz with talk about all that is going to be on offer. In fact, just a few days back, Ola created history by  becoming the most pre-booked scooter in the world! Crazy right? Not really. Afterall, Ola is building the World’s biggest scooter manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu. You too can book yours through the company’s official website for a mere INR 499 and with so many b...

The Times They’re A-Changin

In this interview with TURN OF SPEED, Vivek B. Srivatsa, Head, Marketing, Passenger & Electric Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, tells us about the newly launched Tata Tigor EV – their second offering in a market where many car manufacturers are yet to launch a personal EV – and about how Tata Motors is inviting Indians to #EvolveToElectric. Excerpts from the interview…   TOS: Tell us about how the Tata Tigor EV launched today is different from...

METAMORPHOSIS

Just like many in India have lived to tell their great grandchildren the story of how pigeons delivered letters during their days before email became de riguer, many out there, will live to tell the story of how their journey from the days of bullock carts metamorphosed into Electric Vehicles (EVs). For now, let us dive straight in to see what Tata Motors’ latest Electric Vehicle offering is all about. After launching the Tata Nexon EV last year, Tata Motors, is back again with ...