Indian automotive companies are going all out in an effort to take on new challenges and also embrace e-mobility. Autocar Professional’s December 1 issue focusses on innovations in e-mobility, all the buzz in the two-wheeler space, tracks the race to BS VI preparedness and stunning new UV launches globally.
E-mobility drive: Global component supplier SEG Automotive develops next-gen clean drivetrain solutions aimed at enabling OEMs to make a smooth transition towards more efficient combustion engines. And's it's readied two designed-for-India electric motors, which are soon to be launched.
E-bike innovation: Competition is hotting up in the electric motorcycle space as Orxa Energies prepares for the reveal of its maiden electric bike, Mantis, in early December at India Bike Week. In an exclusive interview with Autocar Professional, the start-up's founders reveal the how Mantis came about and what is the sales strategy.
Charting the Chetak yatra: Bajaj Auto is keen on a home run for its e-Chetak journey - the two-wheeler major is keen on a strong footing in domestic market first before embarking on a global journey. Additionally, it has recently made a strategic investment in Yulu - a shared mobility provider.
Two-wheeler action: More action from the two-wheeler space, TVS Motor-backed Ultraviolette unveils its first product while Jawa recasts its business plan in India to meet the challenges arising out of production and demand for an iconic brand on two wheels only.
Technology boost: MapmyIndia, the Delhi-based navigation company, makes a strategic move in the race to CASE, the global megatrend, bets on IoT to offer advanced navigation solutions.
Race to BS VI: As the April 2020 deadline for BS VI compliance closes in, TVS Motor rolls out the 2020 range of Apache RTR while BMW India kicks off BS VI car production at the Chennai plant. Experts, in the interim, debate the emission technologies for BS VI and beyond at the recently held ECT 2019 conclave in Pune.
Global buzz: Internationally, the DBX launch marks the marque Aston Martin brand’s debut into the SUV world while Tesla’s new pick-up, Cybertruck takes you on a journey ‘back to future.’ Volkswagen on the other hand, continues to bet big on China, to invest a massive 4 billion euros by 2020.
Lots of News too: Tata Motors opens a cutting-edge PV, CV and EV powertrain facility while the new Raize SUV is likely to spawn Toyota and Maruti’s Creta rival and Greaves Cotton completes its buyout of Ampere Vehicles.
Honouring Excellence: Laurels keep showering for India Auto Inc- Bharat Forge chairman and MD Baba Kalyani is conferred with the Order of Rising Sun and Sundram Fastener’s Suresh Krishna wins the CII Quality Ratna award.
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