WAF facilitates Industry Leaders to Co-Create the Win-Win Future of AI at Auto & Mobility

WAF facilitates Industry Leaders to Co-Create the Win-Win Future of AI at Auto & Mobility

World Auto Forum successfully organised the 7th WAFit! Summit – AI at Automotive in association with India Future Foundation – a leading think tank on Cybersecurity and Ethical AI.

The program commenced with a tribute followed by a two-minute silence in honour of Deepangshu Dev Sarmah, Founding Editor, Mobility Outlook, whose untimely passing came as a shock to all. The program was dedicated to Him. 

The 7th WAFit! Summit – AI at Auto was spread across 3 panel discussions and 4 keynote sessions powered by 20+ Top Auto & Tech Leaders and Policy Makers. 

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Chinese auto executives and ‘father of EVs’ urge global cooperation

Chinese auto executives and ‘father of EVs’ urge global cooperation

MUNICH, Sept 6 (Reuters) – China’s electric vehicle industry leaders from policy adviser and ‘father of EVs’ Wan Gang to the heads of carmakers BYD and Nio and battery maker CATL called for stronger global cooperation and standardisation in policy to ease the technological transition.

Wan, a key figure in leading China’s development of electric vehicles, said efficient batteries, better EV architectures and intelligent driving systems were the three key technologies required to boost EV uptake. Continue reading “Chinese auto executives and ‘father of EVs’ urge global cooperation”

BYD calls for more cooperation with German automakers

BYD calls for more cooperation with German automakers

MUNICH, Sept 6 (Reuters) – BYD (002593.SZ) chairman and president Wang Chuanfu told German auto executives at a conference in Munich on Wednesday there was room for more cooperation in the electric vehicle transition, echoing a series of Chinese EV startups calling for partnerships.

“We believe there is more space to cooperate and work together with German counterparts … we want to invite partners from Germany to join BYD to promote green transport,” Wang Chuanfu said, speaking at the World New Energy Vehicle Congress. Continue reading “BYD calls for more cooperation with German automakers”

EV broken? Finding a technician to fix it may take a while

EV broken? Finding a technician to fix it may take a while

LONDON/DETROIT/MILAN, England, Sept 6 (Reuters) – A global shortage of technicians and independent repair shops qualified to fix electric vehicles (EV) threatens to increase repair and warranty costs for drivers, potentially undermining upcoming deadlines to cut vehicle carbon emissions.

From Milan to Melbourne to Malibu, technician training organizations, warranty providers and repairers say that independent repair shops will be vital for making EVs affordable because they are far cheaper than franchise dealers. Continue reading “EV broken? Finding a technician to fix it may take a while”

Factbox: Tesla’s Autopilot faces unprecedented scrutiny

Factbox: Tesla’s Autopilot faces unprecedented scrutiny

Aug 29 (Reuters) – Elon Musk has championed Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) driver assistance Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving” software as innovations that will both improve road safety and position the electric vehicle maker as a technology leader.

But the Tesla systems – and Musk’s claims about them – face their biggest challenge since the launch of Autopilot in 2015 as a series of lawsuits over fatal Tesla accidents head to court starting next month and a federal probe into Autopilot nears an end. Continue reading “Factbox: Tesla’s Autopilot faces unprecedented scrutiny”

India’s auto industry poised to rank number 3 in world by 2030: Govt

India’s auto industry poised to rank number 3 in world by 2030: Govt

Source : PTI | India’s automotive industry is poised to rank number three in the world by 2030, with various schemes like the INR 25,938 crore PLI for Automobile and Auto Components supporting the sector’s growth, the government said on Monday. Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) is organising a conference on Tuesday to review the performance of the Production Linked Incentive -Auto Scheme. The meeting with stakeholders will be chaired by Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey.

The event shall have special focus on understanding the opportunities available through this scheme. Continue reading “India’s auto industry poised to rank number 3 in world by 2030: Govt”

Need to embrace AI, innovate faster and protect privacy: B20 India Chair India has made a big breakthrough in the privacy space: N Chandrasekaran

Need to embrace AI, innovate faster and protect privacy: B20 India Chair India has made a big breakthrough in the privacy space: N Chandrasekaran

To truly realize the full potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), we need to figure out a way to embrace AI so that we can innovate faster while at the same time protect privacy, said Mr N Chandrasekaran, Chair, B20 India and Executive Chairman, Tata Sons, India. Mr Chandrasekaran said that having the right digital infrastructure like cloud, data centre, digital devices for everyone, etc is fundamental to make a large impact. He was speaking during Plenary Session 2 on ‘AI for Business and Societies: Opportunities and Regulations’ at the B20 Summit India 2023 in New Delhi on 25 August. The summit was organized by CII, the Secretariat for the B20 India. Continue reading “Need to embrace AI, innovate faster and protect privacy: B20 India Chair India has made a big breakthrough in the privacy space: N Chandrasekaran”

India’s imports from Russia doubled to USD 20.45 billion in April-July period

India’s imports from Russia doubled to USD 20.45 billion in April-July period

Source : PTI | New Delhi: India’s imports from Russia doubled to USD 20.45 billion during the April-July period of this fiscal due to increasing inbound shipments of crude oil and fertiliser from that country, according to the commerce ministry data. With this, Russia has become India’s second largest import source during the first four months of this fiscal.

The imports were USD 10.42 billion during April-July 2022.

From a market share of less than 1% in India’s import basket before the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Russia’s share of India’s oil imports rose to over 40%. Continue reading “India’s imports from Russia doubled to USD 20.45 billion in April-July period”

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ACC battery market demand in India to rise to 220 GWh by 2030: Report

ACC battery market demand in India to rise to 220 GWh by 2030: Report

Source : PTI | The advanced chemistry cell battery market demand in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 50% from 20 GWh in 2022 to around 220 GWh by 2030, according to a CII report released on Sunday. The growth is expected to be supported by the thriving local battery manufacturing industry and a robust local supply chain.

As a result, India is expected to localize a significant portion of the entire value chain from material processing to pack assembly and integration, said the report on ‘Raw materials for Battery & Component Manufacturing’. Continue reading “ACC battery market demand in India to rise to 220 GWh by 2030: Report”

Passenger vehicle sales set to cross 10 lakh mark in festive period this year

Passenger vehicle sales set to cross 10 lakh mark in festive period this year

Source : PTI | New Delhi: Domestic passenger vehicle sales are expected to cross 10 lakh mark in the festive period this year with demand remaining robust, especially for utility vehicles. The 68-day festive period this year falls between August 17 and November 14. Few days in between are not considered auspicious for buying.

In an interaction with PTI, Maruti Suzuki India Senior Executive Officer (Marketing and Sales) Shashank Srivastava said that usually the festive season sales account for around 22-26% of the overall sales during a year. Continue reading “Passenger vehicle sales set to cross 10 lakh mark in festive period this year”

SIAM organises International Conference on Fuelling the Future towards Sustainability on World Biofuel Day 2023

SIAM organises International Conference on Fuelling the Future towards Sustainability on World Biofuel Day 2023

New Delhi, 9th August 2023: With the objective of promoting eco-friendly and sustainable mobility, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) hosted an international conference focused on “Fuelling the Future towards Sustainability: Observing World Biofuels Day 2023”. The conference aimed to share knowledge and experiences about making the automotive industry more sustainable through biofuels. It witnessed deliberations around various aspects of biofuel, including biofuel production, use, biofuel policies in India and global initiatives, along with innovative technologies. The conference provided a platform for industry experts and stakeholders to discuss and explore ways to drive sustainable practices in the automotive sector through the adoption of biofuels. Continue reading “SIAM organises International Conference on Fuelling the Future towards Sustainability on World Biofuel Day 2023”

UP Police & Rapido join hands to Promote Safe Riding, Distributes Free Helmets in Noida

UP Police & Rapido join hands to Promote Safe Riding, Distributes Free Helmets in Noida

Noida, August 6, 2023: Continuing with its endeavors to promote road safety and safe driving amongst two-wheeler riders, Rapido, India’s leading bike-taxi aggregator platform, has yet again initiated an important step to promote the adoption of road safety practices amongst motorcyclists and scooter riders by partnering with the UP Police for a free helmet distribution drive.

Held near the Botanical Garden Metro Station in Noida, the helmet distribution drive aimed at promoting safe driving practices amongst scooter and bike riders and encourage them to adopt certified helmets for increasing personal safety and reducing chances of injuries and fatalities in case they meet with a road accident. This initiative was led by Mr. Saurabh Srivastava, ACP Traffic, Gautam Buddh Nagar, who extended strong support to the awareness and helmet distribution program. Continue reading “UP Police & Rapido join hands to Promote Safe Riding, Distributes Free Helmets in Noida”

Chinese automakers to take majority of home market for first time – forecast

Chinese automakers to take majority of home market for first time – forecast

July 5 (Reuters) – Chinese auto brands are on track to account for just over 50% of the cars sold in their home market this year thanks to a growing dominance in electric vehicles, consultancy AlixPartners said on Wednesday.

It would represent the first time Chinese automakers have controlled a majority share of China’s car market – the world’s largest. Continue reading “Chinese automakers to take majority of home market for first time – forecast”

Govt plans to double turnover of automobile industry to INR 15 lakh crore: Nitin Gadkari

Govt plans to double turnover of automobile industry to INR 15 lakh crore: Nitin Gadkari

Source : PTI The government intends to double the turnover of the automobile industry to INR 15 lakh crore from INR 7.5 lakh crore at present, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. Speaking at a public meeting in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district to highlight achievements of the central government in the last nine years, Gadkari also targeted Congress saying that in the name of removing poverty, Congress leaders eliminated their own poverty.

“The turnover of the automobile industry is INR 7.55 lakh crore, and four and a half crores have got jobs in the sector. This industry gives maximum GST to the government. We have decided that we will make this industry of INR 15 lakh crore,” he said, adding that the industry will generate ten crore jobs. Continue reading “Govt plans to double turnover of automobile industry to INR 15 lakh crore: Nitin Gadkari”

VW Virtus sets a new speed record in the Rann of Kutch | Team Evo India

VW Virtus sets a new speed record in the Rann of Kutch | Team Evo India

In an age where we fret over potholes and unpaved roads, daredevils at Evo India have embarked on a journey that most wouldn’t even dare to imagine. Imagine traversing a 73 km stretch of just loose rocks, sand, and dry cracked earth, where temperatures spike up to a scorching 50 degrees Celsius. Picture the impending dangers of blinding sandstorms and poor visibility. All of this, in a regular car equipped with standard tyres, not specialized rally ones. Yes, you heard it right!

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Need to move from dangerous streets built for cars to safe spaces designed for people: WHO

Need to move from dangerous streets built for cars to safe spaces designed for people: WHO

PTI – Stockholm, The governments and various stakeholders need to rethink mobility as there is an urgent need to move from the dirty and dangerous streets for cars to safe, green and vibrant spaces designed for the people, WHO’s Head of Safety and Mobility, Nhan Tran, said on Monday. Road accidents kill more than 1.3 million people each year – more than two every minute – with 9 in 10 of these preventable deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Road crashes are the leading global killer of children and youth aged 5-29.

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A second life for EV batteries? Depends how long the first is

A second life for EV batteries? Depends how long the first is

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Global automakers have touted plans to re-use electric vehicle (EV) batteries when they lose power, but competition for battery packs and cell materials, and the appetite for affordable cars cast doubt on this part of the circular economy.

An array of startups offers second-life energy storage using old EV batteries.

But creating the viable industry envisioned by carmakers such as Nissan (7201.T) would mean fighting off competition from recyclers, refurbishers and the needs of drivers squeezed by the cost-of-living crisis.

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Lithium producers warn global supplies may not meet electric vehicle demand

Lithium producers warn global supplies may not meet electric vehicle demand

LAS VEGAS, June 22 (Reuters) – Lithium producers are growing anxious that delays in mine permitting, staffing shortages and inflation may hinder their ability to supply enough of the battery metal to meet the world’s aggressive electrification timelines.

Once a niche metal used primarily in ceramics and pharmaceuticals, lithium is now one of the world’s most in-demand metals given aggressive EV plans from Stellantis (STLAM.MI), Ford (F.N) and other automakers.

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India’s May passenger vehicle wholesales jump shows inventory build-up

India’s May passenger vehicle wholesales jump shows inventory build-up

BENGALURU, June 13 (Reuters) – Indian passenger vehicle (PV) wholesales rose 13.5% in May, data from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) showed on Tuesday, indicating a build-up of stocks amid worries of muted retail demand.

Carmakers sold 334,247 PVs in the month, compared to 294,392 units a year before, according to SIAM, which tracks sales made to dealers.

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WAF’s Suggestions & Insights on the Proposed “Delhi Motor Vehicle Aggregator and Delivery Service Provider Scheme, 2023”

WAF’s Suggestions & Insights on the Proposed “Delhi Motor Vehicle Aggregator and Delivery Service Provider Scheme, 2023”

By Parth Piyush Prasad, Team WAF Think Tank

Introduction:

The Delhi Motor Vehicle Aggregator and Delivery Service Provider Scheme, 2023, is a salient policy, a ground-breaking policy for tackling vehicular emissions. Delhi’s atmosphere has suffered through years of heavy pollution, with vehicular emissions being one of the biggest contributors to it. The Government of the NCT use this policy to acknowledge that fact, and attempt to rectify the same over a long term. Their policy also acknowledges the growth of app-based aggregators and delivery service providers (henceforth, DSPs), and their massive involvement in the on-ground vehicles used often.

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Transport sector accounts for 40 per cent of air pollution; need to develop greener fuels: Gadkari

Transport sector accounts for 40 per cent of air pollution; need to develop greener fuels: Gadkari

PTI – “We (transport) are responsible for 40 per cent of air pollution in the country…as the transport minister, actually I am responsible for that,” Gadkari said, citing the case of New Delhi which is grappling with air pollution woes.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the transport sector contributes to 40 per cent of the air pollution in the country, and exhorted the industry to develop greener fuel alternatives to reduce the problem. Speaking at the GH2 summit here, Gadkari said 90 per cent of this contribution comes from the road transport sector, the portfolio he handles.

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Not enough resources for EVs to be only cleaner car option, Toyota says

Not enough resources for EVs to be only cleaner car option, Toyota says

TOKYO, May 18 (Reuters) – A lack of resources means battery electric vehicles (BEV) cannot be the auto sector’s only answer to climate change, Toyota Motor Corp’s top scientist said Thursday, warning that focusing on BEVs could lead some drivers to hold onto polluting vehicles.

Some investors and environmental groups have long criticised Toyota (7203.T) for being slow to embrace BEVs, saying it has lagged Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and others amid growing global demand.

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World Auto Forum Successfully Organises WAF Whale Tank & 10th WAF Awards | Top Auto & Mobility Cos are WAF Annual Partners

World Auto Forum Successfully Organises WAF Whale Tank & 10th WAF Awards | Top Auto & Mobility Cos are WAF Annual Partners

by WAF Think Tank 

World Auto Forum successfully organised the WAF I2N – Innovators & Investors Network and WAF Whale Tank in partnership with We Founder Circle, India’s No 1 Angel Investors Platform. The event was also powered by WAF First Angels – A curated community by World Auto Forum of angel investors comprising Top CXOs, Entrepreneurs and professionals. 

Anuj Guglani, Founder & CEO, World Auto Forum said, ‘A thriving startups ecosystem is the barometer of innovation and growth for any nation. India has been a country of investors, startups and entrepreneurs even before these terms were coined. WAF is committed to contributing to these communities meaningfully.’

The WAF I2N first panel discussion included angel investors and startup founders as speakers. It was on an extremely pertinent topic: Important Things That Make a Startup Successful. It initially saw the investors and founders lock horns on valuations, viability and value creation. This spiced up the discussion, reminiscent of their quarterly review meetings back at their offices! Gradually the discussion led to the discovery of common ground for win-win! They realised they need each other for the ecosystem to be alive. Hence collaboration is inevitable! 

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MG Motor expects 30% of sales to come from EVs this year; gears up to drive in electric hatch Comet

MG Motor expects 30% of sales to come from EVs this year; gears up to drive in electric hatch Comet

PTI – Chaba said the automaker has invested between Rs 600-700 crore on the development of Comet which would be rolled out from its Halol-based plant in Gujarat with a localisation content of around 53-54 per cent. Expecting a robust response, MG Motor is looking to gradually ramp up the production capacity of Comet to around 3,000 units a month, he added.

Bullish on electric mobility MG Motor India expects 30 per cent of its sales to accrue from the electric vehicle segment this year as it gears up to introduce its second offering in the vertical next month, according to the company’s President and Managing Director Rajeev Chaba. The company, which currently sells ZS EV in the country, has unveiled a two- door electric vehicle ‘Comet’ which it plans to introduce in phase wise manner across the country starting next month.

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Volkswagen focussing on premium products in India following global strategy

Volkswagen focussing on premium products in India following global strategy

PTI – Volkswagen is focusing on premium products in India, says Volkswagen Passenger Cars India Brand Director, Ashish Gupta, as 45% of all passenger vehicles sold in the country so far this year are priced above INR 10 lakh. The carmaker has moved into an average price band of INR 16 lakh, which offers feature-loaded products in response to evolving customer demands. “Customers are in a zone of no compromise,” Gupta stated. Gupta also confirmed that Volkswagen has moved away from the sub-four metre Polo segment entirely.

With nearly 45 per cent of passenger vehicles sold in India coming from models priced above INR 10 lakh so far this year, German carmaker Volkswagen is focussing on premium products in the country following its global strategy, according to a senior company official. The company, which till about three to four years back was operating in a price bracket of INR 6.5 lakh to INR 7 lakh, has now moved up to an average price band of INR 16 lakh offering feature-loaded products in order to meet the evolving customer demands.

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Volkswagen to bring its first EV in India next year

Volkswagen to bring its first EV in India next year

PTI – Volkswagen Passenger Cars India Brand Director Ashish Gupta said the company is following a two-pronged strategy of premiumization and electrification to strengthen presence and enhance its position in India.

German carmaker Volkswagen plans to bring its first electric vehicle in India next year with the launch of premium electric SUV ID.4 to tap the opportunity in the fast growing electric mobility space in the country, a senior company official said on Tuesday. By 2030, Volkswagen expects 25-30 per cent of its total sales in India to come from EVs and the rest from internal combustion engine vehicles.

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Factbox: How U.S. electric vehicle subsidy rules impact Europe

Factbox: How U.S. electric vehicle subsidy rules impact Europe

BRUSSELS, March 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department is expected to give guidance on Friday on tax breaks for consumers buying electric vehicles and Europe’s auto sector and policymakers will be closely watching to assess the consequences for European industry.

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The Treasury is not expected to specify vehicle models but merely lay out the subsidy criteria.

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EU-German deal to map path for e-fuel cars after 2035

EU-German deal to map path for e-fuel cars after 2035

  • EU plans 2035 phaseout of new combustion engine cars
  • EU, Germany strike deal to exempt e-fuel cars from ban
  • EU ministers to vote on 2035 law on Tuesday

BRUSSELS, March 27 (Reuters) – The European Commission has agreed to propose a legal route to exempt cars that run on e-fuels from the EU’s 2035 phaseout of new combustion engine vehicles to resolve a row with Germany over Europe’s main car climate policy.

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Russians reluctantly embrace Chinese cars after Western brands depart

Russians reluctantly embrace Chinese cars after Western brands depart

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MOSCOW, March 24 (Reuters) – As the exodus of Western carmakers narrows options for Russian consumers, Chinese automakers are filling the gap, forcing Russians to overcome their reluctance to embrace Chinese brands and stomach higher prices.

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India can become number one EV manufacturer by using lithium reserve in J&K: Gadkari

India can become number one EV manufacturer by using lithium reserve in J&K: Gadkari

PTI – Addressing an event organised by industry body CII, the road, transport and highway minister said there is a need to encourage public transport, and electric buses are the future.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that if India can use recently discovered reserve of lithium in Jammu and Kashmir, it can become world’s number one automobile manufacturer in electric vehicle segment. Addressing an event organised by industry body CII, the road, transport and highway minister said there is a need to encourage public transport, and electric buses are the future.

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Mexico makes lots of electric cars, but few Mexicans drive them

Mexico makes lots of electric cars, but few Mexicans drive them

MEXICO CITY, March 21(Reuters) – With Tesla Inc’s plan to open a $5 billion Gigafactory in Mexico, the country should soon become a hub of electric vehicle (EV) production, but the zero emissions cars remain too expensive for most Mexicans and they are impractical to drive in much of the country, which lacks enough charging stations.

Mexico has made reviving fossil fuel output a priority under President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, frequently giving short shrift to investment in renewable power sources.

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35% drop in total vehicles on Delhi roads since ban on overage automobiles

35% drop in total vehicles on Delhi roads since ban on overage automobiles

PTI – According to it, the total number of motor vehicles on Delhi roads in 2021-22 was 79.18 lakh, a 35.38 per cent decrease since the Delhi government banned diesel vehicles aged over 10 years and petrol vehicles which are more than 15 years old.

The total number of vehicles on the roads of the national capital has declined by more than 35 per cent since the city government banned plying of overage vehicles, according to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2022-23, report. Delhi Finance Minister Kailash Gahlot tabled the Delhi Economic Survey in the Assembly on Monday.

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Analysis: Lithium price slide deepens as China battery giant bets on cheaper inputs

Analysis: Lithium price slide deepens as China battery giant bets on cheaper inputs

By Siyi Liu and Melanie Burton

  • Lithium prices face further slide
  • Lithium supply gap seen shrinking by two-thirds
  • Miners expect to retain strong profit margins

BEIJING/MELBOURNE, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Rare discounts offered by Chinese battery giant CATL (300750.SZ) to automakers have accelerated a plunge in lithium prices, and the market is set to drop a further 25% with supply growth outpacing demand, analysts and traders say.

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India Inc’s profit margin narrows in Dec quarter on high inflation: ICRA

India Inc’s profit margin narrows in Dec quarter on high inflation: ICRA

PTI – Going forward, while price hikes and sequential input cost reductions can boost margins in the near term, geopolitical tensions, recessionary concerns, and forex volatility continue to pose risks, the agency said.

India Inc’s operating profit margin narrowed by a sharp 2.37 per cent in the December quarter to 16.3 per cent on an annual basis due to inflation and rising energy costs, a domestic ratings agency said on Monday. When viewed sequentially, the operating profit margin for the December quarter expanded by 1.80 per cent over the preceding September quarter, Icra Ratings said, attributing the same to the easing in input costs and also price hikes by many companies.

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Towards Panchamrit by ICAT for Cleaner Mobility is a Huge Success | Draws 1500 Auto Professionals on a Saturday!

Towards Panchamrit by ICAT for Cleaner Mobility is a Huge Success | Draws 1500 Auto Professionals on a Saturday!

• Union Minister for Heavy Industries Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey inaugurates “Towards Panchamrit” – Conference and Exposition on driving India towards clean mobility, at ICAT Manesar

• Government under visionary leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi is taking efforts to achieve vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat in Automotive Industry: Union Minister Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey

• According to the Hon’ble Minister Dr Pandey, The Modi Government has abolished duty on vehicles imported for testing.

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Hyundai India elevates Tarun Garg as COO and Gopala Krishnan as CMO

Hyundai India elevates Tarun Garg as COO and Gopala Krishnan as CMO

Hyundai Motor India elevates Tarun Garg as the Chief Operating Officer and Gopala Krishnan CS as the Chief Manufacturing Officer, effective January 1, 2023.

Hyundai Motor India today announced elevations in its Senior Management leadership. Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service) has been elevated to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hyundai, overseeing Sales, Marketing, Service & Product Strategy for the organisation.

Gopala Krishnan CS, Vice President (Production), has been elevated as Chief Manufacturing Officer (CMO) overseeing Production, Quality Management & Supply Chain. The elevations are effective from January 01, 2023.

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Key Takeaways on Growth & Profitability of Vehicle After Sales Service | 8th IVASS

Key Takeaways on Growth & Profitability of Vehicle After Sales Service | 8th IVASS

by WAF Think Tank 

World Auto Forum organised the 8th IVASS- India Vehicle After Sales Summit 2022, to discuss Best Practices for Profitability and Growth on 17 December 2022, at Radisson Blu Plaza, Delhi Airport. The conference and exhibition was powered by Syncron, a Swedish Software solutions provider with a global presence.

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SIAM Organises Technology Demonstration conceptualised as “Ethanol Adoption – Flex Fuel Vehicles in India”

SIAM Organises Technology Demonstration conceptualised as “Ethanol Adoption – Flex Fuel Vehicles in India”

New Delhi, 12th December 2022:  Aligned with the Government’s thrust towards ethanol adoption in India, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) organised a technology demonstration on “Ethanol Adoption – Flex Fuel Vehicles in India”, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. It was done to demonstrate the readiness of automobile manufacturers for ethanol adoption through multiple segments of FFVs slated to be launched, particularly in the 4 wheelers and 2 wheelers segment.

Hon’ble Minister Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India inaugurated the demonstration session where the vehicle features and technological developments were showcased to emphasize the use of FFVs and future possibilities. The demonstration was organized as a part of the year-round activities to promote the use of ethanol. The program witnessed participation from automotive industry experts, government officials, Oil Industry, and other stakeholder associations. Continue reading “SIAM Organises Technology Demonstration conceptualised as “Ethanol Adoption – Flex Fuel Vehicles in India””