Dr N Karuppaiah: ‘We are betting big on demand for the high-speed track at NATRAX.’

Testing has come of age in India with NATRAX’s world-class 2,900-acre proving ground in Pithampur, which has 14 test tracks including an 11.3km-long high-speed track and state-of-the-art test equipment. Dr N Karuppaiah, Additional Director & Centre Head, NATRAX speaks on what it takes to become a Centre of Excellence in vehicle dynamics and deliver all-round testing capabilities.… Continue reading Dr N Karuppaiah: ‘We are betting big on demand for the high-speed track at NATRAX.’

Subhash Desai: ‘Maharashtra’s EV Policy will set a benchmark.’

Battery cost and its technology evolution influences the rate of electric vehicle (EV) adoption. Likewise, the presence of a fully localised battery manufacturing factory will help a state grow its EV industry. Recognising the criticality of it, the Maharashtra state government which announced its EV Policy in mid-July, has initiated talks with potential investors. An… Continue reading Subhash Desai: ‘Maharashtra’s EV Policy will set a benchmark.’

Collaboration, not competition to foster EV ecosystem

Among the business segments with the fiercest competition worldwide is the automotive industry, one which has led to the survival of the fittest. But when it comes to the electric vehicle ecosystem, for a country like India, it is not competition, but cooperation that will unlock the next phase of growth, believes Shreyas Shibulal, founder… Continue reading Collaboration, not competition to foster EV ecosystem

Hyundai India launches i20 N Line at Rs 984,000

SS Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India with the new i20 N Line. Ten days after Hyundai Motor India revealed the sportier ‘N Line’ version of its popular B+ segment hatchback – the i20 – the company has launched the model with introductory pricing that starts from Rs 984,000 (ex-showroom India). On the outside,… Continue reading Hyundai India launches i20 N Line at Rs 984,000

IIT Madras-born Grinntech sets out on an EV-charging mission

After emerging from its incubator in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras Research Park in September 2020, Grinntech, an investor-backed start-up is now eyeing speedy growth. Specialising in lithium-ion batteries for EVs and energy storage systems, the company recently closed bridge funding round of US$ 2 million. With adoption of electric vehicles beginning to take… Continue reading IIT Madras-born Grinntech sets out on an EV-charging mission

Continental to reveal sustainable concept tyre at IAA Mobility

Along with the sustainable concept tyre, Continental will also use of recycled PET bottles in its tyre production (pictured above). Continental is set to commemorate its 150th anniversary at IAA Mobility next week by presenting what it says are “groundbreaking answers to crucial questions about the future of mobility.” ‘Safe. Connected. Convenient. Driving the future… Continue reading Continental to reveal sustainable concept tyre at IAA Mobility

Kia sells 217,204 units in August, sees flat growth

Kia has announced total global sales of 217,204 units in August 2021, which marks a 0.1 percent increase year over year. The Sportage and Seltos SUV models led Kia’s global sales in August, selling 32,388 and 20,561 units respectively. The Rio subcompact sedan (also known as Pride in some markets) was third with 17,769 units.… Continue reading Kia sells 217,204 units in August, sees flat growth

Stellantis is killing it in customer satisfaction: How it shocked everyone

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US asks Tesla how Autopilot responds to emergency vehicles

Detroit — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency wants detailed information on how Tesla’s Autopilot system detects and responds to emergency vehicles parked on highways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made the detailed request in an 11-page letter sent to the electric car maker that was dated Tuesday. The letter is part of a wide-ranging… Continue reading US asks Tesla how Autopilot responds to emergency vehicles