The November 1 issue kick-starts this year’s Diwali celebrations in style. A comprehensive insight on the latest trends, evolving dynamics of industry and the leadership lessons going forward.
Bajaj Auto’s growth mix
Speaking exclusively to Autocar Professional, Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj stresses the importance of enhancing the mobility mix to be future-ready. He also highlights the need for long-term visibility in government plans to fasten the pace of EV adoption in India.
The inside story
Find out why the Ford-Mahindra partnership could not move forward. A scintillating analysis that traces the course of the partnership and what led to the breakup . . . yet again.
The Tata mantra
Tata Motors is scripting a speedy growth story as it tackles global volatility challenges and also cost control.
- Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit- Tata Motors says, “Crises also can create opportunities.” He stresses the importance of “finding alternative ways of how we can avoid loss of scale.”
- Tata Motors’ global design head Martin Uhlarik says the “Indian market is the next big frontier for the automotive world."
Changing EV dynamics
In line with its global strategy, Volvo Cars India initiates the electric transition in India. It will exit the diesel market this year and introduce its first BEV next year.
In sync with the fast-changing consumer trends, Rafiq Somani, Area Vice-President – India and South Asia Pacific, Ansys says its simulation solutions enable rapid electric and hybrid vehicle innovation at both component and system levels.
Soaring diesel prices may hasten the transition to EVs for bus operators. Amit Gupta, co-founder of gogoBus, a Gurugram-based start-up, says the cost of operation has gone up sharply in the past year and long-range electric buses may well be the key solution to travel across India.
In the news
But that is not all. This comprehensive November 1 issue packs all the newsy highlights of the past fortnight –
-Tata Punch aces Global NCAP crash tests with a 5-star rating.
-Mercedes-Benz India’s disruptive sales strategy drops handling charges and aims to set a standardised national price for its cars.
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