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Coronavirus: Two-wheeler production affected, EV ecosystem in India expecting disruption on a large scale

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak is a global health emergency and while governments scramble to find a cure as death toll increases, there are other effects of the pandemic that the industries will have to bear. Several automobile manufacturers in India rely on China for import of...

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‘India needs a cohesive policy for e-vehicle push’

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

Auto industry veteran V. Sumantran said the country needed a more cohesive policy than ‘Make in India’ in its push towards electrification of vehicles and to compete with China. “In the push towards electric vehicles, most automakers are outsourcing critical systems like...

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Volkswagen plans to launch four SUVs in India over next two years

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2020

German automaker Volkswagen on Thursday said it plans to introduce four new sports utility vehicles (SUVs) in the Indian market over the next two years. The company said it would showcase its SUV range, including electric vehicle based on the MEB platform along with the world...

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Tata Motors delay in BSVI compliance results in a decline in sales for 14 months in a row

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

Tata Motors reported a 13% decline in its December domestic sales volumes, failing to bring in any year-end cheer. The auto manufacturer last reported a rise in domestic sales in October 2018. Tata Motors has not yet transitioned to BSVI vehicles which will turn mandatory in...

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Haima Automobile confirms India entry

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

Late in November 2019, we told you that Great Wall Motors will be joined by another Chinese carmaker at Auto Expo 2020 – Haima Automobile. Today, we have official confirmation from Haima about its plans for an India entry. Speaking to Autocar India, a company spokesperson...

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Skoda installs 8.5 MWp rooftop solar power plant at Chakan facility

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

European car major Skoda Auto Volkswagen India on Tuesday announced the installation of its 8.5 MWp rooftop solar photo voltaic (PV) power generation plant at the company's Chakan facility near Pune. Last year, the company had inaugurated its first major 980 KV solar PV...

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Indigenisation of EV Manufacturing Could be Worth $2.7 bn for India: CEEW

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 24, 2019

Indigenisation of electric powertrain components and battery pack assembly could produce a 5.7 percent higher output value addition worth USD 2.7 billion for the auto industry in India, in case of an electric vehicles (EV) transition, according to an independent study...

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BS-VI transition will make rest of the year difficult for auto industry: SIAM

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 5, 2019

Auto industry body SIAM on Wednesday said the industry, which has been reeling under a prolonged slump, is staring at a difficult road ahead for the rest of the year due to transition to BS-VI emission norm from BS-VI by April 2020. Terming it as a "huge challenge", Society...

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