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Develop vehicles that run on clean energy or be bulldozed: Nitin Gadkari warns auto makers

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 8, 2017

Carmakers producing vehicles that run on traditional fuel, take note -- Union minister Nitin Gadkari has a clear message: Go for alternative fuel, else he will not mind "bulldozing" them in his bid to check pollution and imports. According to the road transport and highways...

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Subject Tags: Automobile , India , policy

Maruti Suzuki India will not hold back in electric vehicle segment: R C Bhargava

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 6, 2017

With the government focusing on promotion of electric vehicles, Maruti Suzuki India will not hold back in the segment and will come up with models based on customer preference, according to company chairman R C Bhargava.

The auto major, which has around 50 per cent of...

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Green nanotech to power cars: IIT-M researchers show how

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 30, 2015

At a time when India has pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 33% to 35% by 2030 and is looking for non-fossil fuelbased sources to generate electricity, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras researchers have come up with what they say is an alternate cost-effective green...

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5 new CNG pumps to relieve switch worries

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 29, 2015

Huda on Thursday allotted land for five new CNG stations in the city, a day after auto drivers had expressed concerns over the current infrastructure being able to meet the additional demand for CNG created by the order to stop registration of diesel vehicles in Delhi and NCR...

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Subject Tags: Automobile , industry news

Auto sector loses speed as pollution takes centrestage

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 24, 2015

Driving smooth on a slow but steady recovery path, the automotive industry came to a screeching halt as the year 2015 entered its last lap —— thanks to a raging debate on pollution control.

The sector is bracing for further bumps ahead in the new year after a roller—...

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Indian carmakers call for comprehensive plan after Delhi smog crackdown

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 21, 2015

India's carmakers and dealers on Thursday called for a clear, nationwide policy to combat air pollution, after a crackdown on diesel cars and trucks in New Delhi, which campaigners have vowed to extend to other cities.

A Supreme Court decision on Wednesday to alleviate...

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Emissions in Delhi could rise up to 19 times by 2020

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 21, 2015

An eight-year study, from 2008-2015, conducted by the IIT-Roorkee, University of Minnesota in the US and University of Surrey, UK, has shown that emissions from vehicles in Delhi have increased up to three times between 1991 and 2011; these could rise by up to 19 times by...

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India to allow ethanol-only vehicles; response to be muted

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 18, 2015

India will soon allow automakers to manufacture vehicles that can run entirely on ethanol, but adoption is likely to be slow as the country has not been able to source the sugarcane by-product...

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Jaguar Announces Spunky Electric SUV

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 17, 2015

The immediate popularity of the sold-out Tesla Model X is the spark that will light the fuse for an explosion of electric SUV models from the world’s automakers. Audi plans to have its Q6 e-...

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Energy efficient cars, fridges seen aiding climate, GDP

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 5, 2015

Tougher energy efficiency standards ranging from cars to fridges could cut annual world greenhouse gas emissions by about a tenth by 2030 while also spurring economic growth, an international report said on Thursday.

The study, by the...

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