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Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam on the Ring Road, in New Delhi.

Delhi car owners take note! Don't forget to carry this document to petrol pumps

Oct 01, 2022

Environment minister Gopal Rai also said that the Delhi government will launch its 24x7 war room starting October 3 to combat pollution and ensure effective and serious implementation of the amended Graded Response Action Plan.

Maruti's best-ever market performance came in 1998 when the company clocked 83 per cent share.

The Maruti joy ride: From iconic brand to bumper stock

Oct 01, 2022

Interestingly, for a very long time, Maruti enjoyed a market share of over 50 per cent. Currently, it stands at a strong 43 per cent and the company is working hard to push it back to 50 per cent.

The minister added it's a matter of pride that Mercedes EQS 580 is made in India.

Nitin Gadkari to Mercedes-Benz: Produce more cars in India so that middle-class can also afford them

Sep 30, 2022

"For last many years as a nation, I'm trying my level best for transition to alternative fuel. Today, 35-40 per cent of the pollution is because of fossil fuels. That's why we're encouraging the automobile industry to make electric vehicle," Nitin Gadkari said.

According to Mercedes Benz, the world’s most aerodynamic car, the EQS 580 4MATIC boasts of a drag coefficient from 0.20.

Mercedes-Benz launches India's first locally-assembled luxury EV; Priced at Rs 1.55 cr

Sep 30, 2022

The company said that India is the first market outside Germany to manufacture the EQS 580 4MATIC. It added that the launch of the EQS 580 4MATIC also underpins Mercedes-Benz’s global vision towards achieving a climate neutral car fleet in the foreseeable future. 

As part of the collaboration, the University of California, research institute Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, established a new India ZEV Research Centre.

India, California agree to collaborate on zero-emission vehicles

Sep 30, 2022

California has the world’s most advanced zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) policies. It has an ambitious 100 per cent ZEV mandate by 2035.

Business Today had earlier reported that the government is likely to miss the October 1 deadline to implement the rule of mandatory six airbags in a car.

Centre to make 6-airbag safety norm mandatory from October 2023, says Nitin Gadkari

Sep 29, 2022

Gadkari cited global supply chain constraints faced by the automobile industry and its impact on the macroeconomic scenario.

Citroen C3 EV could look similar to the ICE version/Representational image

Citroen to debut its electric car, C3 EV, today; check details here

Sep 29, 2022

Citroen C3 Electric debut: The automaker has been teasing the unveiling of the new electric vehicle in the country. It also shared a blurred-out image in one of its teasers.

Tata Tiago electric: The battery and motor pack for Tiago.ev come with 8 years or 1,60,000 kms warranty.

Tata Tiago EV launched in India: Check price, features and other details

Sep 28, 2022

Tata Tiago EV launched in india: Bookings for the Tiago.ev will start from October 10 and deliveries will begin from January 2023. Customers can also reserve their car by paying Rs 21,000 as booking amount at any authorised Tata Motors dealership or the website.

Tesla's China sales jumped nearly 60% in the first eight months of this year, figures from the China Passenger Car Association showed.

Tesla plans to cap production at upgraded Shanghai plant to around 93% of capacity through 2022-end

Sep 28, 2022

Since the plant opened in its second largest market in late 2019, Tesla has sought to run the facility in China's commercial hub at full capacity, and recently upgraded its weekly output by 30%, to a maximum of 22,000 vehicles.

Tata's upcoming Tiago EV is expected to cost around Rs 10 lakh, placing it among the country's most affordable electric cars.

Tata's most affordable electric vehicle, Tiago EV, to launch on Sept 28; all you need to know

Sep 27, 2022

The new Tata Tiago EV, in the brand's electrified line-up, will sit below Nexon EV and Tigor EV, and would be among 10 models the company has promised to launch by 2026.

Grand Vitara launched by Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki starts sales of Grand Vitara; prices start from Rs 10.45 lakh, check details

Sep 26, 2022

The Grand Vitara is powered by the Next-Gen K-series 1.5-litre, dual jet, dual VVT engine The prices for the Grand Vitara start at Rs 10.45 lakh and go on to Rs 19.65 lakh.

In terms of powertrain, the Jupiter Classic comes with the same 109.7cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine as the other Jupiter variants.

TVS launches ‘Jupiter Classic’ to celebrate 'Fastest Five Million Vehicles On Road' milestone

Sep 23, 2022

The new TVS Jupiter Classic will be offered in the top-of-the-line spec with disc brakes and is priced at Rs 85,866 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

An airbag is a vehicle occupant-restraint system which interferes between the driver and the vehicle's dashboard during a collision, thereby preventing serious injuries. (Photo: Autocar India)

6-airbag rule might be deferred as October 1 deadline nears

Sep 23, 2022

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in January 2022 had issued a draft notification proposing six airbags in all cars from 1st October.

The recall covers some 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2021 Model Y, and 2021-2022 Model S and Model X vehicles.

Tesla recalls 1.1 mn US vehicles to update window reversing software

Sep 23, 2022

The electric vehicle manufacturer told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it would perform an over-the-air software update of the automatic window reversal system.

Tesla had made similar claims in a bid to dismiss the California agency's lawsuit, which was denied by a state judge last month.

Tesla countersues California agency behind race bias lawsuit

Sep 23, 2022

Tesla's counter-lawsuit alleges that the CRD violated state law by not seeking public comment before adopting procedures for investigating and suing employers.

According to the two-wheeler company, this price revision is necessitated to partially offset the impact of cost inflation. The price revision as mentioned by the company will be up to Rs 1,000. (Photo: Finshots)

Hero MotoCorp hikes prices of motorcycles from today

Sep 22, 2022

Hero MotoCorp said this price revision is necessitated to partially offset the impact of cost inflation. The price revision will be up to Rs 1,000 and the exact quantum of increase will vary by model and market.

Mercedes-Benz locally assembles most of its cars at its Chakan, Pune plant and due to the unavailability of a single part, production lines get disrupted for the next few months. (Photo: Reuters)

Supply issues, longer waiting periods expected to continue in Q4: Mercedes-Benz’s Martin Schwenk

Sep 22, 2022

Martin Schwenk, Managing Director, and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said that the supply chain challenges continue and affect parts availability. The company, however, achieved its best annual sales in calendar year 2018 when it had sold 15,538 units after which challenges like the economic slowdown, the COVID-19 pandemic, semiconductor shortage, etc. hampered its growth rate.

Toyota's October vehicle output to be weighed down by chip shortage (Photo: Reuters)

Toyota's October vehicle output to be weighed down by chip shortage

Sep 22, 2022

The Japanese automaker said last month it aimed to produce about 900,000 vehicles per month on average from September through November.

This development comes almost a month after Honda claimed it would have to slash production plans by around 40 per cent in Japan citing supply chain and logistical issues.

Honda overpays employee bonuses; now seeks full refund

Sep 22, 2022

This memo offers employees time till September 22 to choose whether they want the amount they owe to be taken from future paychecks, deducted from future bonuses or paid upfront.

"An additional one-time lump sum of Rs 1.50 lakh will also be included in the final settlement." Ford India said in a statement.

Ford India revises final severance package to employees

Sep 22, 2022

Ford would revise the final severance settlement to an average equivalent of 140 days of gross wages per completed year of service from the ongoing offer of 130 days.

Volvo India has completed the transition for all its domestic car portfolio to Petrol mild-hybrids models, moving closer to its strategy of becoming an all-electric company by 2030.

Volvo India launches 4 new cars with Petrol mild-hybrid powertrains; aims all-electric by 2030

Sep 21, 2022

With these new introductions, Volvo India has completed the transition for all its domestic car portfolio to Petrol mild-hybrids models, moving closer to its strategy of becoming an all-electric company by 2030.