Automotive technology platform Sona Comstar launched in India

Automotive drivetrain solutions provider Sona BLW Precision Forging, private equity firm Blackstone and its automotive portfolio company Comstar Automotive Technologies have forged a partnership to create an India centric, EV focused automotive technology platform-SONA COMSTAR. Blackstone acquired Comstar Automotive Technologies in 2018. Comstar designs, engineers and manufactures starting and charging systems for passenger and light commercial vehicles across the globe. Its products […]

SEG Automotive to present future product strategy at IAA trade fair

At IAA 2019, SEG Automotive is providing detailed answers for how to decrease CO2 emissions in a comprehensive update to its Whitepaper “The Transformation of the Powertrain” and by introducing a range of new products which support the transition towards more efficient combustion engines, 48V hybrids and electrification. The new EM 1.25 e-machine offers great fuel efficiency […]

Amara Raja sets up EV charging stations in Tirupati, India

Amara Raja installs EV battery charging/swapping stations along with a fleet of e-Autos in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The initiative is undertaken in collaboration with Tirupati Municipal Corporation. The Inauguration of the same happened in presence of Girisha P.S, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Tirupati, Bhumana Karunakar Reddy, MLA, Tirupati, H Harinatha Rao- CMD of APSPDCL and other […]

SIAM welcomes Narendra Modi’s statement on ICE vehicles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance that both the internal combustion engine (ICE)-based automobiles, as well as electric vehicles (EV), can co-exist is indeed a very welcome statement, said Rajan Wadhera, President, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). “This is completely in-line with SIAM’s recommendations that all relevant technologies should co-exist in our journey towards sustainable mobility, and hence […]

SIAM welcomes GST reduction on EVs

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has welcomed India government’s decision to reduce the GST rate on electric vehicles from the present 12 percent to five percent. The GST council has also announced that tax on EV chargers will be reduced from 18 percent to five percent, effective August 1. The local authorities have also been given […]

Mahindra E-verito deployed at Tech Mahindra Hyderabad, India campus

Tech Mahindra has partnered with Mahindra Logistics (MLL) for introducing and operating Electric Vehicles (EV) for employee transportation. Mahindra Logistics will be deploying Mahindra E- Verito vehicles at Tech Mahindra’s Hyderabad campus under its employee transportation fleet from July 24, 2019. CP Gurnani, MD and CEO, Tech Mahindra, said, “We are happy to partner with Mahindra Logistics to accomplish […]

‘Budget will increase demand for transport’

Infrastructure development has always been prerequisite for growth, which has been taken well into consideration in Indian budget 2019, said Rohit Saboo, CEO & MD, National Engineering Industries. The government’s strong focus on boosting infrastructure and connectivity with an investment of Rs 80,250 crore for phase three of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, will bring […]

SIAM wants pragmatic EV targets in India

Electric Mobility ambition of India needs to be tempered with a practical approach and what is possible without needlessly disrupting the automotive industry, said Rajan Wadhera, President, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). “Today, the automotive industry is facing multiple challenges of leapfrogging to BS-VI emission norms, complying with many new safety norms etc., in […]