BEML Launches India’s First 150T Electric Dump Truck
Aug15

BEML Launches India’s First 150T Electric Dump Truck

BEML LIMITED, a Public Sector Company under the Ministry of Defence and a premier manufacturer of Mining & Construction equipments, has launched an indigenously developed nation’s first 150T Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck, with an objective of strengthening the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, that will address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the Mining Industry. Shri Deepak...

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Green Number Plate for Electric Vehicles in India
Aug14

Green Number Plate for Electric Vehicles in India

A notification issued by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry said while battery-operated transport vehicles will have to exhibit their registration numbers in yellow colour on green background, such private vehicles will also have to change their number plates to white colour on green background. The Ministry has notified amendments to Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to this effect. It had invited objections and suggestions...

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MAN Trucks to Exit India Due To Losses
Aug13

MAN Trucks to Exit India Due To Losses

Volkswagen group owned MAN trucks which entered the Indian market through an alliance with the Force Motors in 2006 will shut down its operation in India by October this year. In colabration with force motors the company   manufactured and sold premium MAN trucks in the country. A manufacturing plant was also setup in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh. The company will be closing down only after delivering all the trucks. MAN is already...

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Suzuki admits improper Emissions tests done in Japan
Aug10

Suzuki admits improper Emissions tests done in Japan

Suzuki has revealed that the company has done irregularities on fuel economy and emission tests on vehicles in Japan. Suzuki found improper tests conducted on 6,401 units out of 12,819 since 2012. As stated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Japan; Suzuki, along with Mazda and Toyota have reportedly admitted to having cheated on the emissions tests. The companies have submitted a report on samples of manufactured...

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Non-ISI Helmets to be Strictly banned across India after 2 Months
Aug06

Non-ISI Helmets to be Strictly banned across India after 2 Months

A penalty for the first offence would amount to two years jail or a fine of at least Rs 2 lakh According to a recent notification issued by the Road Transport and Highway Ministry, manufacturing, storage and sale of non-Indian Standards Institute (non-ISI) certified helmets for two-wheelers will lead to arrest without warrant. A penalty for the first offense would amount to a two-year jail term or a fine of at least Rs 2 lakh. As this...

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New FIA Grade Race Track to come up in Andhra Pradesh
Aug02

New FIA Grade Race Track to come up in Andhra Pradesh

A new racetrack that will be built at Kotapalli village, in the Ananthapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh. This new track is the brainchild of Anush Chakravarthi, who is a racing enthusiast and the director of Nidhi Marque One Motors, the firm that’s promoting the project.  Kotipalli, Anantapur will soon host Formula 3 races if all goes well and according to plan. The tourism department has prepared the required plans in order to get...

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Commercial Vehicles to be Deregistered after 20 Years To Reduce Pollution
Jul25

Commercial Vehicles to be Deregistered after 20 Years To Reduce Pollution

The Government has decided to cap the life of commercial vehicles to 20 years beginning 2020. This means vehicles such as taxis, three-wheelers, trucks and buses that were registered before the year 2000 cannot ply on road from April 1, 2020 and subsequently any commercial vehicle reaching the 20 year age limit will be automatically de-registered. The vehicle scrapping policy was approved by a high-level meeting at prime minister’s...

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Lighter and Airier Helmets Mandatory From 2019
Jul24

Lighter and Airier Helmets Mandatory From 2019

The road transport ministry has started the process to bring manufacturing of all motorcycle helmets under the mandatory regime to get BIS certification. This will mean the sale of non-standard helmets will become an offense. “We will complete this process soon. This will end the menace of low-quality helmets being sold in the market. The new helmets will also specify that these are meant for two-wheeler riders,” a transport ministry...

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Car Insurance To Become Costlier From September 2018
Jul24

Car Insurance To Become Costlier From September 2018

  The Supreme Court of India has ordered that all new vehicles, including four-wheelers, will have to be sold with a three-year third-party insurance from 1 September 2018. The move is expected to result in a significant hike in insurance prices. At present, a new car insurance includes a third-party cover for one year, which is also the duration of the new car insurance policy. Car Insurance to cost more from September 2018 The...

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India ranked Fourth in terms of Total Passenger Vehicle Sales Globally
Jul17

India ranked Fourth in terms of Total Passenger Vehicle Sales Globally

The Indian auto market is one of the fastest growing industries globally, it is gradually moving up among the largest automotive markets in the world. In the sales release shared by SIAM for the period January 2018 to May 2018, the Indian market has registered positive growth in passenger vehicle sales and Sells More Cars Than the USA, UK Between Jan-May 2018. China tops the list with a total sales of whooping 99.08 lakhs sales....

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PSA Expected to Enter Indian Market with Citroen SUV
Jun13

PSA Expected to Enter Indian Market with Citroen SUV

The SUV segment in India is growing rapidly . When overall passenger vehicles segment in FY2017-18 grew at 8% the SUV segment registered a growth of 21%. Addressing this rapid growth in UV space in India , French car-maker PSA has decided to drive in an imported Citroen SUV in 2019 to build the brand image before launching the mass-market models in the next two years. PSA India Entry The automaker is planning to launch the Citroen C84...

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Maruti’s Top seller for May 2018- Maruti Dzire
Jun07

Maruti’s Top seller for May 2018- Maruti Dzire

India’s No. 1 carmaker  has sold a total of 161,497 units, attaining growth of 26 percent compared to May 2017 with a sales figure of 130,248 units . Maruti Suzuki looks very confident to achieve its target of reaching 2 million annual sales by 2020. Maruti’s growth is mainly because four major cars from the Maruti line up namely Maruti Dzire Maruti Beleno Maruti vitara Brezza Maruti Swift Maruti Dzire Maruti Dzire is based on...

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