With exactly 1,095 days or three years to go before India leapfrogs to BS VI, the auto industry is already exploring various technologies to achieve compliance with the new emission norm. How does the tech upgrade impact stakeholders across the automotive value chain? Find out in our Green Industry Special’s cover story that analyses the implications for vehicle manufacturers, component suppliers, service networks, oil marketing companies and of course the end consumer.
We also speak to Rashmi Urdhwareshe, director of the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) on a range of issues including enabling industry take to BS VI smoothly, electrification of powertrains, indigenous development of lithium ion batteries and the use of hydrogen as a fuel.
Global component majors are bullish on new opportunities arising out of India’s growing demand for green fuels. Sandeep Sinha, Cummins India’s chief operations officer, speaks to Autocar Professional on bringing SCR and EGR technologies to India, the global heavy-duty ISG engine platform, and exploring entry into the LCV industry with the 2.8-litre ISF engine.
We also give you the latest update on Mahindra Electric. While the company hasn’t quite cashed in on its first-mover advantage in the nascent electric vehicle market in India, that could change in the near future.
Magneti Marelli’s global CEO Pietro Gorlier was visiting India. He speaks about the evolution of the Automated Manual Transmission, and India’s participation in the three global megatrends of electrifications, connectivity and autonomous driving.
The third ACMA Automechanika New Delhi aftermarket trade fair was bigger than the previous two editions. Interestingly, it saw participation from a couple of OEMs too. Our detailed 11-page show report details the opportunities, challenges and how the Indian aftermarket is making the shift to digital.
The News pages are packed with industry news starting with the Supreme Court banning sales of BS III vehicles, the extension of the FAME India scheme, and also how Valeo's new global growth plan banks on strong growth in Asia.
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