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Kia Seltos receives more than 23,000 bookings
Kia Seltos is getting more and more popular with every passing day. The upcoming SUV not only looks stunning but is loaded with features as well…

Getting into nuts and bolts of building electric vehicles to be next challenge
Tarun Mehta, co-founder and CEO of Bengaluru-based electric vehicle startup Ather Energy, says component makers who want to set up shop in India get little support from the government…

Maruti Suzuki cuts production by 25% in July, 6th month in a row
Maruti Suzuki India cut its production in July by 25.15%, making it the sixth month in a row that the country’s largest car maker reduced its output, according to a regulatory filing…

How Ola got SoftBank and Tiger to invest in Ola Electric on its own terms
When Ola Electric Mobility Pvt. Ltd, the electric vehicle unit spun off from ride-hailing startup Ola, said in July that it had raised about $250 million from SoftBank Group Corp…

Minda Corp gets NCLT nod for merging five subsidiary companies
National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the scheme of amalgamating five wholly-owned subsidiaries of leading auto component manufacturer…


Automotive Sector Tops R&D Spending in Japan
Japan’s auto industry is ramping up r&d investment to confront the once-in-a-century technological upheaval triggered by electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving…

Hyundai Canada probing case of Kona EV fire, explosion
Hyundai Canada says it has spoken with Transport Canada and a customer in Montreal who said his electric Hyundai Kona exploded while parked in a garage…

US Congress seeks jumpstart of the stalled bill of Self Driving Cars
Two key committees in Congress on Tuesday said they will revive efforts to pass long-stalled legislation to speed the adoption of self-driving cars…

GM faces declining sales and price wars in largest markets
General Motors investors will see on Thursday how the Detroit carmaker is weathering declining sales and mounting price pressures in its largest markets when it reports second-quarter earnings…

Home market still a dream for African automakers
Mobius is among a number of African firms hoping for a slice of the continent’s largely underdeveloped market for new cars…



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