From 2025, all new vehicles sold in India will need to be E20-compliant
India is aiming to sell only petrol blended to an extent of 20 per cent with ethanol (E20) from 2025-26. According to officials in the know, all new vehicles sold in the country will need to be E20-compliant from 2025. This move may force automakers to reconfigure their existing petrol vehicles to operate using the blended fuel.
Speaking to journalists a day after the Union Cabinet hiked the ethanol procurement price, Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor said: “The target is to only sell E20 petrol across the country from 2025. E20 petrol will be introduced from 2023.
Not ‘Indian’ per say, but still worth noticing as Norton is now owned by TVS.
New owner, new boss, new factory , new investment and new products
Looks very small but Preety neat setup. I think they are not aiming for mass market products.
Unlike previous owner which was vary flamboyant guy, TVS is very value based company. Hope to see JLR kind of turnaround for this iconic British brand.
Analysing customer feedback if Jimny brand can be introduced in India: Maruti Suzuki
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) is currently analysing customer feedback to ascertain if the Jimny brand could be introduced in India as part of its overall plan to strengthen the SUV portfolio, as per a senior company official.
The auto major currently manufactures three-door Jimny at its Gurugram plant and exports to Middle East and African markets. The model, though compact in size, is well known for its off-road prowess.
Jimny has been in the global market for over 50 years. "It is a segment worth looking into, that is the reason why we exhibited it in the Auto Expo 2020. We have collected some very good feedback from the customers. We are studying this feedback and we will definitely see if we can introduce the product here," MSI Senior Executive Director (Sales and Marketing) Shashank Srivastava told.
This Ministry vide G.S.R. 410(E) dated 14-06-2021 has standardized the PUCC form to a common format to be issued across the country under Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
As per Rule 115(7) of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 - “After the expiry of a period of one year from the date on which the motor vehicle was first registered, every such vehicle shall carry a valid “Pollution under Control” certificate issued by an agency authorised for this purpose by the State Government." This Ministry has also notified G.S.R. 527(E) dated 06-06-2018 regarding linkage of PUC data with the VAHAN database.
Implementation of the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 comes under the purview of respective Governments of States/ Union Territories.
This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
Tata Motors outnumbers Hyundai to become the second biggest carmaker in India
For the first time in decades, Tata Motors, the homegrown automaker has trumped South Korean Hyundai to become second highest car selling brand in India. Maruti Suzuki remains the top carmaker in the country.
Tata Motors reported that domestic sales rose to 66,307 units during the month under review from 53,430 units during December 2020.
Sales of the company's commercial vehicles increased to 31,008 units in December 2021 from 29,885 units in the same month last year. Passenger vehicle sales increased by 50 percent to 35,299 units from 23,545 units in December 2020.
"Tata Motors PV business growth journey continued and set several new milestones during the quarter despite witnessing a shortfall in production due to the ongoing semi-conductor crisis," said Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors.
"The overwhelming market response to Tata Punch launched in October 21 is further boosting demand for the company`s `New Forever` range of cars and SUVs," he added.
Chandra also said that the ever-increasing demand for Nexon EV and Tigor EV as well as progressive revival of the EV fleet segment were instrumental in driving this steep growth.
"Going forward, semiconductor supplies will remain the key source of uncertainty. Additionally, the impact of the new strain of Covid needs to be closely tracked. We will continue to work on business agility plan and take proactive actions to mitigate these risks," Chandra said.