TN govt announces 100% tax exemption to EVs; CM releases new policy

The State government has announced 100 per cent motor vehicle tax exemption for all electric vehicles – two wheelers, cars, auto rickshaws, buses and light goods carriers – till 31 December 2022. Continue Reading

Will rural sector buck the trend and help revive auto sector?

ACMA, an apex body representing the interests of the Indian auto component industry, announced that around one million jobs could be lost if the slowdown, that has set in unnoticed last year, persisted. Continue Reading

Transportation enroute to witness global changes thanks to our slave mindset

If you are a person who grew up in the late 90s and during the infant stages of the 21st century, then you would have all too often heard about the world running out of fossil fuel. Believe me or not, it is the first critical moment after which the world went crazy about emissions and subsequently began the impetus to build electric vehicles that are badged clean by those who do not use their brain. Continue Reading

Automakers are stuck in whirlpool of tech & regulation ‘evolution’

It would become cliched to write that electric vehicles are here to stay, for many have written about it, explored the possibilities and explained the technology on a large scale worldwide. People have also spoken about what new car manufacturers will come up with and how important it is for them to move with times and that is all good. But nobody seems to care about the difficulties that manufacturers go through. Continue Reading

With gov imposing more duty on fuels, citizens face heat while adopting EV

A lot has been spoken about the government’s sudden affinity towards ‘green’ vehicles. The smoldering fire burst into a small flame after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took it upon herself to impose more duty on petrol and diesel. She said it had to be done so that people will adopt electric vehicles and also because the government is spending too much on importing crude from elsewhere, for India does not produce, or rather drill and mine, its own fossil fuel. Continue Reading

Auto refurbishing industry set to thrive again, thanks to electric vehicles

There was a time when people who had bikes and cars in India were seen with awe and naturally, respected, for they had the money to buy and run those vehicles. With very few vehicle owners, the aftermarket industry was not a great one back in the day, with only OEMs and certain houses present and prevalent. Thus, the informal sector grew and ran successfully alongside the formal sector when it came to the automotive industry. Continue Reading

eTrio becomes 1st Indian firm to convert petrol/diesel-powered cars to EVs

The firm says its brings to the Indian consumers an economical proposition that can help them tackle rising petrol and diesel prices. Continue Reading

Tesla will not be profitable in Q1, global sales to be online only: Musk

The American automotive and energy company Inc has said it would not be profitable in the first quarter, as it offered for the first time a $35,000 version of its Model 3 sedan. Continue Reading