Special Video Address by Top Industry Leaders on 75 Years of India’s Independence

Special Video Address by Top Industry Leaders on 75 Years of India’s Independence

by WAF Think Tank 

 

Today is a historic day! We celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence. The Automotive & Mobility Industry leaders commemorate this special day with a special video message. Here they share the top most contributions they are making to the Nation and the Industry.

WAF First is the community of Top Industry Leaders. Membership to WAF First is only on invitation and for life. You can connect with WAF First Members at WAF.bz 

Now let’s watch the Special Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Video of WAF First Members at WAF TV 

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Kiran A R – The Silent Tech Guru Behind the success of iTriangle

Kiran A R – The Silent Tech Guru Behind the success of iTriangle

by WAF Think Tank 

 

Every organization is built on the foundation of its founding members who not only form the backbone of the company but also act as the most important drivers of planning, executing and supporting the organization towards achieving great success. Without these corporate superheroes, the company would crumble due to a lack of direction and motivation of staying true to the mission, vision and goals of the firm. With over 17 years of experience in the field of embedded systems in which 15 years was solely dedicated towards building the finest quality in Telematics Devices of which more than 650,000 units have been delivered across India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and North Africa…meet our Superhero and the technical Director of iTriangle Infotech Pvt Ltd who has driven our organization towards 500% growth since its inception, Mr. Kiran A R. Continue reading “Kiran A R – The Silent Tech Guru Behind the success of iTriangle”

Electric Passenger Vehicle Sales in India for H1 2022
Indian EV Brand EVeium launches three electric scooters – COSMO, CZAR, COMET
Indian Passenger Vehicle Industry Analysis – H1 2022

Indian Passenger Vehicle Industry Analysis – H1 2022

H1-2022 registered highest ever half-yearly sales of 18,26,483 vehicles. 2022 average monthly volume stood at 3,04,414 mark – which is the highest in the history of Indian PV sales! March 2022 and June 2022 are 2nd and 3rd best sales month in entire history. Improved supply side situation and demand spillover from 2021 are the major factors.  Continue reading “Indian Passenger Vehicle Industry Analysis – H1 2022”

The rise of Insurance Based Telematics and the iTriangle Solution…

The rise of Insurance Based Telematics and the iTriangle Solution…

by Mark Prakash

 

The rise & requirements of Telematics has spread its wings across a plethora of industries and market segments such as Transportation, Health care, Electric vehicle segment, Government Compliance and many more! The latest industry to have caught on the numerous benefits of incorporating Telematics into is the vehicle Insurance sector.

Vehicle owners will very soon be able to purchase tailormade Analytics-based insurance which will focus on individual’s driving behaviors and will follow a ‘pay as you drive’ policy which will revolutionize the Vehicle insurance sector and provide numerous benefits to the Vehicle owners as well as insurance companies to get a better understanding and an opportunity to get information much more effectively and efficiently. Continue reading “The rise of Insurance Based Telematics and the iTriangle Solution…”

Explainer: Can Elon Musk defy a court if ordered to buy Twitter?

Explainer: Can Elon Musk defy a court if ordered to buy Twitter?

WILMINGTON, Del., July 13 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) has sued Elon Musk to force him to go through with the $44 billion acquisition of the social media company. read more What happens if Twitter succeeds and the world’s richest man, who regularly taunts securities regulators, refuses to comply with the court order?

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China auto industry cuts 2022 outlook as commercial demand slumps

China auto industry cuts 2022 outlook as commercial demand slumps

SHANGHAI, July 11 (Reuters) – A slump in commercial-vehicle demand led China’s automobile industry association on Monday to downgrade its sales forecast, as anti-pandemic measures weighed on the economy and its car market, the world’s largest.

The industry will sell 27 million cars this year, up 3% on 2021, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers forecast, cutting its outlook from the 27.5 million sales and 5.4% growth it predicted in December. Continue reading “China auto industry cuts 2022 outlook as commercial demand slumps”

June 2022 Car Sales – Snapshot

June 2022 Car Sales – Snapshot

Around 3,20,609 passenger cars were sold in the Indian market for June 2022. The sales increased over 25% when compared to June last year. Industry recorded its second highest monthly volume in June’22 for 2022! It also crossed 3 Lakh dispatch figure for the third month in this calendar year.

 The dispatches of all OEMs were on a positive side apart from the market leader Maruti Suzuki. The increased dispatches is a sign of easing semiconductor supply and OEMs ability to manufacture more cars. It is also essential that the automakers gear up and ensure production is readied for the upcoming festive season.

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WAF partners Cartist for Car Restoration, Sustainability, Preserving History for Gen Next

WAF partners Cartist for Car Restoration, Sustainability, Preserving History for Gen Next

Cartist, a platform to bring automobiles and art together is pleased to announce its new project-‘Art of Restoration’. 
It would be documenting the story and the restoration process of the two cars: Cadillac 1954 Fleetwood and Ambassador 1969 Mark II, for the next 6 months. 
 
Cartist- Art of Restoration aims to: 
Encourage and promote the concept of automobile art in India 
Preserving history for the next generation 
Educational guide for automobile enthusiasts on the process of restoration
Collaborate to find sustainable solutions for restoring cars with automobile industry leaders. 

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Volkswagen India goes ‘Big by delivery’ by organising mega delivery programs for the newly launched Virtus across India

Volkswagen India goes ‘Big by delivery’ by organising mega delivery programs for the newly launched Virtus across India

by WAF Think Tank

VW Virtus enters the India Book of Records within a week of Launch

VW Virtus enters the India Book of Records within a week of Launch

by WAF Think Tank 

 

It seems like a fairy tale!

A luxury car within a week of its launch vrooms ahead to create a new national record and thereby enters the India Book of Records!

German Engineering, Amazing Driving Experience, Great Features, Gorgeous Looks, Spacious and Plush Interiors, Reasonable Cost of Ownership come together in the #VWVirtus

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MG Motor India Launches Metaverse Platform – MGverse
Tata Motors signs an agreement with BluSmart Electric Mobility for 10,000 XPRES T EVs

Tata Motors signs an agreement with BluSmart Electric Mobility for 10,000 XPRES T EVs

Tata Motors, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, signed an agreement with BluSmart Electric Mobility for delivering 10,000 XPRES T EVs to the company. This deployment of 10,000 units makes this the biggest ever EV fleet order in India. With deliveries starting soon, these vehicles are an addition to the 3,500 XPRES T EV order, which was signed by both the companies in October last year, and will be used across the country for commuters, in turn helping minimize the carbon footprint. Continue reading “Tata Motors signs an agreement with BluSmart Electric Mobility for 10,000 XPRES T EVs”

Jio-bp, MG Motor and Castrol sign partnership to boost Electric Mobility in India

Jio-bp, MG Motor and Castrol sign partnership to boost Electric Mobility in India

Mumbai, June 2nd 2022 – In a development that is expected to boost electric vehicle (EV) adoption and mobility in India, MG Motor India and Castrol India are set to collaborate with Jio-bp to explore mobility solutions for electric cars.  Under the partnership, Jio-bp, MG Motor and Castrol will explore setting up four-wheeler EV charging infrastructure and expand Castrol’s existing auto service network to cater to EV Customers.

 

The partnership is in line with Jio-bp and MG Motor’s commitment to provide a vast and reliable charging infrastructure to electric car customers and accelerating EV adoption in India. Jio-bp is creating an ecosystem that will benefit all the stakeholders in the EV value chain and last year, the company constructed and launched two of India’s largest EV charging hubs. The JV’s electric mobility business, offering charging infrastructure to Indian consumers, operates under the brand Jio-bp pulse. With the Jio-bp pulse mobile app, customers can easily find charging stations nearby and seamlessly charge their EVs.  Continue reading “Jio-bp, MG Motor and Castrol sign partnership to boost Electric Mobility in India”

May 2022 Car Sales – Snapshot

May 2022 Car Sales – Snapshot

Around 2,94,087 passenger cars were sold in the Indian market for May 2022. The sales increased 185% when compared to May last year. The spike is due to low base last year which was primarily impacted due to Covid-19 induced restrictions. However, the Industry remained flat when compared to April 2022 and is still grappling with semiconductor supplies.

 Tata Motors has startled all with consistent sales and overtakes Hyundai India volumes for the second time in the past 6 months! Tata Motors recorded its all time highest monthly Passenger Vehicle sales & Electric Vehicle sales in May 2022. Do note that EVs contributed near to 8% of Tata Motors overall PV sales in May 2022!

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Virtus is Here | The ‘All Rounder’ Sedan from Volkswagen

Virtus is Here | The ‘All Rounder’ Sedan from Volkswagen

by WAF Think Tank 

 

The Volkswagen India team had invited Team WAF for the Unveiling of their upcoming sedan the VW Virtus. 

Till we saw the car, our minds were full of ” 5 Whys”  

  1. Why a Sedan in an SUV Obsessed market ?
  2. VW dealers & customers are lately used to VW SUVs ?
  3. Why not continue with the SUV Dream run ?
  4. Why a Sedan around the price point of several other Popular SUVs ?
  5. Why now ?

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Key Takeaways of WAF EV Innovators Network | WAF EVIN 2022

Key Takeaways of WAF EV Innovators Network | WAF EVIN 2022

by Anita Bahadur

It was hardly a coincidence that World Auto Forum hosted the EV Innovators’ Network EVIN 2022 on World Earth Day, at Holiday Inn, New Delhi Aerocity – to talk about how best this upcoming mode of transport can positively impact the environment.  The conference brought together the best brains in EV Tech, Business, and R&D Ecosystems, thought leaders and innovators to analyse and action the course of electric vehicles in the near future. 

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WAF Industry Best Practice for Rural Marketing | Renault India

WAF Industry Best Practice for Rural Marketing | Renault India

by WAF Think Tank 

•Fully Functional Mobile Showrooms called Rural Float to showcase products launched last year

•300 Renault Booking Centres across India in collaboration with CSC Grameen e-Stores, a subsidiary of CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd (CSC-SPV)

 

While the Industry was reeling under the influence of second COVID wave last year, one car maker was busy spreading Sales & Marketing initiatives in the deep interiors and rural parts of India.

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Passenger Vehicle Mass Market fuel mix analysis report – Q1 2022
Made In India Motorised Wheelchairs presented to Veterans, Soldiers and their Families with Disability

Made In India Motorised Wheelchairs presented to Veterans, Soldiers and their Families with Disability

by WAF Think Tank 

At a special ceremony on 14 May 2022 at Pune in India there were several soldiers, veterans and families with disabilities who got empowered with the gift of mobility!

They were presented Neobolts – India’s first indigenous motorised wheelchair vehicle.

The presentation ceremony was presided by Mrs. Anita Nain – Regional President, Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Southern Command with Capt Pranav Prasoon (Retd) – Head HR, Renault India and Mr. Ramakrishnan Ramanathan – VP Engineering and CSR Leader – Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre India (RNTBCI).

India’s first EV Charging Station powered by Biogas at Mumbai

India’s first EV Charging Station powered by Biogas at Mumbai

by WAF Think Tank

India’s first EV Charging Station powered by Biogas got inaugurated earlier this week.It generates 220 units of energy from household waste. Along with powering street lights, this energy plant will now charge electric vehicles too

This is called Win-Win-Win!

1. Green Energy from Biogas for EVs
2. No Solid Waste sent to Landfills
3. Bio Fertiliser as side product for the farmers instead of the Expensive Fertilisers and Chemicals
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Q1 2022 – Indian Passenger Vehicle Market Analysis

Q1 2022 – Indian Passenger Vehicle Market Analysis

 Highlights
  • Passenger vehicle market growth (-1.5%) is hampered by semiconductor shortage

  • Tata Motors (4.4%) and Mahindra (2.5%) gained significant market share with new products onslaught

  • SUV/Crossover body style gained highest market share, ahead of hatchback category

  • Wagon-R continues to be the best-selling passenger vehicle in India

WAF AutoNews is now World’s No 1 in World Auto News – Sources

WAF AutoNews is now World’s No 1 in World Auto News – Sources

by WAF Think Tank

 

This happened last week

WAF AutoNews had been ranking 6th on a google search of World Auto News

It steadily rose up the search results. However it hovered at no 3 position for several weeks.

Last week, it came at no 1 position!

Many thanks to the Media Partners and WAF Community for making this happen!

We at WAF love you !

WAF AutoNews gets you curated stories from the global motown world. Deep insights in Tech, supply Chain Management, Product Design, Sales & Marketing, Evolving Consumer Behaviour and more.

Check out WAF AutoNews now!

 

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Volkswagen India commences production of its striking, exhilarating and German-engineered – New Virtus

Volkswagen India commences production of its striking, exhilarating and German-engineered – New Virtus

BY WAF THINK TANK

  • On track to fulfill its commitment under the India 2.0 project, with the roll-out of the New Volkswagen Virtus, under series production from the Chakan Plant in Pune
  •  The striking, exhilarating and German-engineered New Volkswagen Virtus is developed on the MQB A0 IN platform with up to 95% localization levels
  •  Big by design, the New Volkswagen Virtus embodies a dynamic and emotional design language making it the longest car (4,561 mm) in the premium midsize segment, offering the best in segment cabin & boot space (521 litres) for customers in India
MG India Tops JD Power SSI 2021 Study | Ahead of Toyota & Hyundai

MG India Tops JD Power SSI 2021 Study | Ahead of Toyota & Hyundai

by WAF Think Tank 

 

•MG Motor has been spearheading several retail and tech innovations all through the pandemic

•They pioneered Cars with Internet Inside and AI Inside

•MS ZS EV was India’s first Electric Internet SUV 

•The British car maker had launched AR/VR Based Experiential  Solutions for Customers 

•A State of the Art Customer Experience and Retail Network

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1k EV Chargers in 1k Days | An Innovation Powered by MG Motor India

1k EV Chargers in 1k Days | An Innovation Powered by MG Motor India

by WAF Think Tank

Earlier this month, India’s leading Car Company MG Motor India rolled out an interesting and one of its kind EV Charger Program called MG Charge.

Under this innovation, the company plans to deploy 1,000 EV Chargers in the next 1,000 days at residential areas across India

An EV has come in the consideration set of the Changing Indian Car Consumer. Around 40% of the consumers evaluate buying an EV, when deciding their next car. Charging infrastructure and range anxiety still bogs people down.

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One Moto India inks pact with Reliance General Insurance to provide motor insurance

One Moto India inks pact with Reliance General Insurance to provide motor insurance

by PTI 

 

Electric two-wheeler maker One Moto India on Thursday said it has partnered with Reliance General Insurance to provide motor insurance to its customers. The company, which has launched three electric scooters — Byka, Electa, and Commuta, said the partnership will enable easy insurance service to its customers.

One Moto India Vice-President, Marketing & Sales, Aditya Reddy said the company has been strengthening its services and product portfolio.

As the company moves ahead in sync with the strategy, he said the association with Reliance General Insurance is another milestone achieved.

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India Made VW Taigun amongst Top 3 Finalists of World Car Awards

India Made VW Taigun amongst Top 3 Finalists of World Car Awards

by WAF Think Tank 

 

VW Taigun is being manufactured at India and shall be exported to 30 countries. It’s the company’s first product under the strategic India 2.0 initiative. The Prowess of German Engineering with upto 95% Localisation. Best of both the Worlds!

Teams at VW India, their suppliers and network have all gone beyond the call of their duty despite the pandemic to conceptualise, plan, produce and realise the Taigun. It has made it to the Top Three Finalists at  2022 World Car Awards in the World Urban Car Category.

The World Car Finals continues with the announcement of the Top Three in the World finalists. In just a few short weeks, the winners in all six categories will be declared live at the 2022 New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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WAF Gurus Live 26 : Impact on Global Mobility for Executives & Business Persons

WAF Gurus Live 26 : Impact on Global Mobility for Executives & Business Persons

by WAF Think Tank 

 

  • Russian – Ukraine Crisis

  • We are still amidst the pandemic and now we have another challenge of  the War and Geopolitical tensions.

  • Political Commentators say that the geopolitics of Europe and the World shall change permanently

  • Supply Chains have further strained and become even more unpredictable. Crude is not the only commodity seeing sharp rise in prices.

  • Several American, Japanese,  European, South Korean Companies have ceased manufacturing operations and economic activity at Russia.

  • Money Flow & Payment Systems are severely affected.

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WAF EV Innovators Network – WAF EVIN
Brand One Moto India partners with Global Assure to offer RSA to consumers

Brand One Moto India partners with Global Assure to offer RSA to consumers

One Moto India, the British premium EVs brand in India, has announced partnership with Global Assure, leading roadside assistance company in India. Further to the partnership, Global Assure will offer 24×7 support to One Moto India customers regarding any automotive breakdown along with other assistance services. The brand has been expanding its portfolio of products and services. So far it has already released 3 EV two-wheeler products on road- Byka, Electa, and Commuta.
Volkswagen India shows Strongest Sales Performance in 4 years | Sales up 84%

Volkswagen India shows Strongest Sales Performance in 4 years | Sales up 84%

by WAF Think Tank 

 

Volkswagen India released their February 2022 sales numbers. They have sold 4,028 cars last month. It’s a 84% jump compared to Feb 2021 Sales performance. It’s their strongest sales performance in last 4 years.

Teams at VW India have worked really hard to make this happen. Several innovations like Sarvottam 2.0, launching class leading Digital Tools, Service cost estimator, service workshop live cams, reducing cost of spares by upto 13 percent and consumables by upto 30 percent have powered this success!

Ashish Gupta, Brand Director, Volkswagen India said,’The outstanding performance registered is a testament to the right product strategy developed for the Indian market. It is the love and endorsement by customers for Volkswagen products including the newly introduced Taigun and the Tiguan that has driven this strong result along with the continuous efforts by the brand towards enhancing customer experience.

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Volkswagen teases its New Global Sedan for the Indian market, the Virtus ahead of its World Premiere

Volkswagen teases its New Global Sedan for the Indian market, the Virtus ahead of its World Premiere

  • The New Global Sedan slated to be showcased with a dynamic and emotional design language
  • Set to invigorate the premium mid-size sedan segment, the Volkswagen Virtus depicts a striking personality, exhilarating energy and German engineering capabilities
  •  A truly global sedan that represents the dynamic and confident character of the aspirational Indian customer
  •  The Volkswagen Virtus is the second product by the brand under the India 2.0 project that is developed on the MQB A0 IN platform
  • World Premiere on 8th March 2022

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Petrol vs Diesel vs Electric vs CNG vs Hybrid Cars Sales in India – 2021

Petrol vs Diesel vs Electric vs CNG vs Hybrid Cars Sales in India – 2021

Maruti rules in the Petrol and CNG cars sales. However; Tata’s portfolio was the most balanced with a combination of Petrol, Diesel, and Electric models last year. Tata Motors strengthened its hold with the launch of CNG models in January 2022 and sold over 3,000 units of Tiago CNG and Tigor CNG in the first month itself!

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9th WAF Awards held | Check out the WAF Stars | Stellar Media Coverage Yet again

9th WAF Awards held | Check out the WAF Stars | Stellar Media Coverage Yet again

New Delhi, Delhi, India

  • WAF awards reward & recognise the Best People behind Best Cos & Products
  • Powered by the 7 Steps Selection Process only at WAF!
  • Backed by months of research by IIT Delhi
  • WAF Awards Coverage goes Viral in Media. Check out the links at the bottom of this post

 

World Auto Forum (WAF) Awards 2022 were held virtually recently. WAF Awards, over the years have become synonymous with platinum performances across the Automotive & Mobility segment. One of the most coveted awards, they follow a 7 – steps process, setting high benchmarks in the industry. WAF Stars, as the 154 WAF award winners are known in the industry, for the last 9 years, have all gained great recognition, and moved on to bigger, better roles and opportunities.

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Electric Cars Sales Analysis – 2021

Electric Cars Sales Analysis – 2021

BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) passenger vehicle sales penetration level reached 0.5% in 2021, with 14,690 units sales. For now, the Indian BEV market is powered by battery cells made in China or South Korea, thus imported crude oil is getting replaced by imported battery cells in those vehicles.

Electric Passenger Vehicles Market Size:

  • BEV sales have reached 14,690 units in 2021

  • The industry is in a nascent stage and is experiencing growth with the addition of successful new products

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Should your Next Car be Electric ?

Should your Next Car be Electric ?

By Anuj Guglani,  Founder & CEO – World Auto Forum Group 

 

Let’s begin with the top questions on everyone’s mind : 

How long does it take to charge one ? Are there enough charging stations

• What if there’s a breakdown ? Would I find roadside assistance, especially on the highway ?

•Kitna Deti hai ? What’s the Resale Value ? 

 

Let’s understand how Electric and normal cars differ. 

Price of Acquisition of an EV – Electric Vehicle 

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