First up is the Ford-Mahindra JV. That’s already delayed by a quarter, while Tata Motors’ talks with a potential partner have hit the Covid bump. General Motors, which has exited India as a sales market, hasn’t yet been able to hand over its Talegaon facility to China's largest SUV maker Great Wall Motors. That may well spill into next year, pushing back the brand’s entry into India.Tata Motors SUVs Gravitas and H2X are likely to see delays of three to six months with one of the two new products being moved to 2021.~Product launches, too, have been shelved – across segments and manufacturers. Maruti Suzuki’s all new small car codenamed YNC or new generation Celerio, and small SUV Jimny will only come next year. Hyundai Motor India's new generation Elite i20 has been pushed back by a couple of months. Mahindra & Mahindra has seen its new gen Thar, mid-size SUV Z101 and premium SUV W601 delayed by six to nine months.Tata Motors SUVs Gravitas and … [Read more...] about Mega auto sector deals in the slow lane as Covid scuttles plans
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To encourage the usage of electric vehicles, the UP government has made the provision mandatory for all big-ticket projects coming up on more than 5,000 sq mt land in Gautam Budh Nagar, following in the footsteps of neighbouring Delhi. To start with, UP will set up three such stations along the Yamuna Expressway.CEO of the Greater Noida Authority Narendra Bhooshan said that now on all the apartment complexes, commercial buildings as well as IT parks seeking permission to develop 5,000 sq mt of land in Gautam Budh Nagar will be asked to make provisions for allowing charging of electric vehicles.“In fact, we have already asked all the fuel and gas stations operating out of Greater Noida to see if it is feasible to add a charging station on their premises. We have to create an ecosystem to promote the usage of such vehicles in the next five years,” he said.The push for charging stations in the district came after the state industries department directed the CEOs of the three … [Read more...] about Electric vehicle rider for future projects in Noida
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While the EV industry acknowledged that this move is in the right direction, the policy has not been well-thought-out and has created confusion regarding its implementation. Confusing MoveMahesh Babu, MD and CEO of Mahindra Electric, took a dig at the government’s decision and said in a statement, “This move has not been thought through and the industry has not been consulted.”“No country in the world allows registration of EV’s without battery. We will explain to the government that this notification has created confusion. A vehicle is tested, manufactured and sold as an integrated unit where the OEM is responsible for the warranty”, Babu lashed.He further added, “Either charging or swapping is post-sale charge replenishing methods. Both can exist in the current framework.” This move has not been thought through and the industry has not been consulted.Mahesh Babu, MD & CEO, Mahindra ElectricThe Society of Manufacturers for Electric … [Read more...] about Can de-linking battery from EVs boost sales in India?
Kinetic Green is looking at product innovation to grow through the Covid-19 phase. With three-wheeler segment staying muted in the foreseeable future due to the lockdowns, the firm has transitioned on using the same vehicle platform to make retail vans, among others. “The platform for three-wheelers and e-commerce vehicle is the same. We are just using it to meet the demand of vegetable vendors, e-commerce delivery, sprayer vans, among others, and produce less of electric autorickshaws,” Sulajja Firodia Motwani, founder and chief executive officer, Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions Ltd, said. Last year, the company had earned Rs 75 crore by selling 3,000 vehicles. Motwani said over 2,000 of these were electric three-wheelers, mainly sold in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and states where cycle rickshaws were in vogue. “This year, we will net in a revenue of Rs 100 crore and sell 5,000 vehicles, including the servicing a part of the order for waste-collection vehicle from … [Read more...] about Kinetic Green looks to e-commerce, home delivery to grow in Covid times