With Earth Day around the corner and BS VI having marched into India on April 1, it's an eco-friendly time to roll out Autocar Professional's annual Green Industry Special. These, of course, are unprecedented times and this 64-page edition of India's premiere automotive B2B title is the first-ever work-from-home production. Importantly, as all of India works from home, Autocar Professional has made this issue available to download for FREE
From the opening news page, which talks about India Auto Inc's active engagement to combat the coronavirus outbreak, through to how Nobel Exchange, a Pune-based firm is piloting a project for supply of bio-CNG generated from city waste for public transport buses, this April issue is a must-read.
Getting a fix on BS VI, the Cummins way: 101-year-old US engine major's India business arm views BS VI as a big opportunity to expand its Make in India connect, develop a new market for after-treatment solutions and also exports. We speak to Cummins India’s key leadership team members.
Toyota walks the green talk: The Japanese carmaker, which regards the protection of the global environment as one of its top priorities, is not only piloting cleaner processes and greener technologies but is also afforesting the Bidadi plant in Karnataka.
Maruti Suzuki's first-mover advantage: Having begun its BS VI drive early in 2019, PV market leader sells over 750,000 BS VI vehicles before the new emission norm came into force this month.
Battery pack and cell maker JS Power eyes India: We break the news about this Taiwanese company, which is developing a battery chemistry specific to India, to collaborate with electric two- and three-wheeler OEMs.
TVS' iQube movement: Scooter maker plugs into the e-mobility era with new iQube. Find out what the e-scooter offers in our first-ride report and also the OEM’s larger green mobility strategy.
The hunt for greener power – Lead vs Lithium: Can lithium, the new gold, displace lead, which has been part of auto for over 150 years? We get talking to lead and lithium suppliers in India.
Ethanol injection: Pune-based Praj Matrix has developed second-generation ethanol technology in-house. Can it give a new charge to India's clean mobility programme?
Lucas TVS plugs into the EVolution: When a 60-year-old IC engine parts maker makes the journey to components for electrified vehicles, it means the company is getting future-ready.
Sunjay Kapur, Chairman, Sona Comstar and Vice-President, ACMA: On e-mobility as a growth driver, why India Auto Inc needs to build a more robust supply chain; bridging the gap between Tier 2s and 3s, how ACMA is connecting with OEM IPOs for new business, data analytics as the next big opportunity, and why it's important to have a work-life balance.
Vijay Sharma, Director, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India: On the latest developments and progress in the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transport (SATAT) programme.
Carsten Breitfeld, CEO, Faraday Future: Reveals the launch strategy for the ultra-luxury EV, monetising digital services and India as a potential sourcing base.
Christina Bu, Secretary General, Norwegian EV Association: Norway, which seeks to stop sales of fossil-fuelled cars by 2025, leads the world in EV usage. Christina Bu reveals how a substantial package of incentives helped drive motoring change in the Scandinavian nation, why India should tax polluting cars heavily, and how it can implement learnings from Norway's EV success story.
Evandro Gussi, President & CEO, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association: Brazil has for over 40 years been using ethanol, a 100 percent plant-derived renewable fuel, in vehicles and has developed one of most efficient and economical systems for producing this bio-fuel. Gussi tells us how tanking up on ethanol can deliver a speedy reduction in greenhouse gases and also save India around Rs 4,440 crore a year on crude oil costs.
As the world and India combats Covid and faces the brutal facts of the current reality, industry, along with society, will now look at newer ways of working and manufacturing. However, what will remain unchanged is the need to decongest the air, develop greener technologies and to stay happy in disruptive times. Autocar Professional's Green Industry Special offers many a cue to that dynamic journey and will keep you reading at home in a time of lockdown and beyond.
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