Autocar Professional’s September 1 issue is an NCR Special

by Sumana Sarkar 01 Sep 2020

India’s automotive sector is a significant contributor to the country’s manufacturing GDP, almost half of it in terms of percentage and most of the action is concentrated in a handful of automobile clusters across the country. The National Capital Region is one such key hub. Autocar Professional’s annual ‘NCR Industry Special’ takes you right to the heart of all the action there and get you what’s hot, happening and trending.

This 64-page September 1 issue is a comprehensive and crisp collection of view from the key policymakers, biggest industry voices and top component players and a lot more.

Delhi aims to become Electric Avenue
The Delhi state government is on a roll. After the landmark EV policy last month, in an exclusive interview, the Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot tells Autocar Profession that his government aspires to make Delhi an EV example globally in an exclusive interview and outlines a comprehensive game plan to enhance road safety. 

Interviews galore

  • Almost on cue, the Delhi government partnered with Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety to help improve road safety in the capital. In an exclusive interview, Kelly Larson, Director — Road Safety, Drowning Prevention Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies says they are expanding the initiative and plan to work in state governments in Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai.
  • In sync with the Delhi government’s EV focus, Manesar-based International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) aims to excel in this field too as they invest Rs 45 crore for EV testing. In a comprehensive interview, Dinesh Tyagi, Director of ICAT details why India Auto Inc should push for the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) and the need for better testing facilities in India to enhance production of vehicles at par with global standards.
  • In his first interview after the acquisition of Volvo Bus India’s operations, VE Commercial Vehicles' MD director and CEO, Vinod Aggarwal speaks at length on the synergies to be gained.

Maruti trains its sights on rails
As emissions and sustainable mobility continue to be the core theme driving mobility, the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki cuts logistics costs and saves nearly 100 million litres of diesel, over a six-year period, using Indian Railways to ship cars.

Two-wheelers trending
Lots of action in the two-wheeler space-

  • Yamaha is consolidating its operations in Northern India as a part of its global reform strategy. The bike maker is however confident that 2020 sales in the region will be able to recoup at least 75 percent of the target despite the washout April quarter.
  • Meanwhile the iconic American bike maker Harley-Davidson is dealing with a dilemma. Eleven years on, the company has made little headway in India. An incisive analysis.  
  • But Detel is looking to make hay while the sun shines. As the EV megatrend catches up, it is launching the affordable electric two-wheeler Detel Easy.

Collaborations, the way forward
It’s a collaboration of different sorts – component major Sona Comstar joins hands with IIT Delhi’s Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer to offer an incubation program for start-ups.

Optimising efficiency
In the transportation space, Volvo Trucks partnered with logistics company Delhivery to introduce the tractor-trailer model to optimise run-time and add to kilometres per month to improve efficiency.

Strategy call
In the component space, Lumax Industries is keen on utilising the current Covid-induced flux in the supply base, China to become an export hub for Stanley Electric, its Japanese joint venture partner.

First impression
Mahindra & Mahindra unveiled the new Thar and we take you on an exciting drive ahead of the official launch on October 2.

A strong grip
Find out how Japanese tyre maker, Yokohama aims to strengthen its footprint in India

But that is not all. This issue is filled with all the latest news and development from across the national capital region as well as rest of the country. Ensure you get your copy.

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