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Maruti Suzuki launches ‘Mobility Challenge’ for mature startups

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) today announced the launch of the Mobility Challenge to explore new-age technologies and help growth-stage startups scale up their business. The all new unique programme was unveiled in partnership with Hyderabad-based innovation intermediary and business incubator T-Hub. Startups from Series A to unicorns from India and overseas are invited for this challenge and will be expected to showcase their cutting-edge technology solutions in the mobility ...

Vehicle recycling centers await clarity on scrappage policy

By 2025, the number of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) is expected to increase by a whopping 250 percent and is touted to be over 21.8 million from 8.7 million ELVs that were reported in 2015. Despite a constant rise in these numbers, India, currently lacks presence of formal vehicle recycling centers, and continues to be completely dependent on smaller, semi-formal units that are known to deploy unhealthy methods of dismantling and recycling of vehicles. As the number of ELVs is expected to incr...

Forward Thinking

Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, while addressing the past, the present, and the future, also discusses how cross-consideration isn’t really a big problem for Maruti Suzuki, how ‘fatigue factor’ vis-à-vis a segment does eventually set in, their two price hikes in less than six months, how the trajectory of technological progression depends on the consumers, as well as their design philosophy. Read on… TOS: Wha...

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...