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Indian bus industry is changing

Last fiscal saw the Indian bus industry change; experience growth and excitement. Bhushan Mhapralkar Last fiscal was a good year for the Indian bus industry. The industry witnessed growth followed by the enforcement of the bus body code (AIS 052), and the school bus code (AIS 063). Posting good growth, the industry also witnessed the […]

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India’s first e-taxi rolls out

The first Indian e-taxi has rolled out at Nagpur. Story by: Ashish Bhatia As part of the Phase I of multi-modal electric vehicle pilot project, 100 e-taxis have hit the road at Nagpur. Operated by Ola Cabs, the e-taxis are four door Mahindra e2o Plus electric cars, painted in a shade of green and white. […]

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Tata Motors looks up to an exciting future

Post the transition to BSIV, Tata Motors is eyeing strong growth. Story by: Bhushan Mhapralkar Like many other commercial vehicle manufacturers, demonetisation affected Tata Motors too. The end of FY2016-17 marked not just the end of a tumultuous period, it also marked green shoots. For example, buses did exceedingly well. For Tata Motors, they posted […]

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International Tractors: Bullish about Growth

International Tractors is banking on growth by providing ergonomically advanced products that best suit the needs of the farmers. Story by: Anirudh Raheja International Tractors Limited (ITL), which manufactures and markets Sonalika brand of tractors, reported a robust 19.6 per cent increase in sales at 81531 units in FY2016-17, the highest sale of tractors to […]

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Harita, IIT-M develop Intelliseat

The Intelliseat developed by Harita Seating in association with IIT-M aims at minimising accidents by detecting driver fatigue. Story & Photos: Bhargav TS In order to reduce road accidents due to driver fatigue, Harita Seating Systems Limited (HSSL), and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), have developed ‘Intelliseat’, an Internet of Things (IoT) device […]

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Its about tippers

Q & A Siddharth Kirtane, Head – Sales & Marketing, Value Trucks, Mining Business, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. Interview by: Ashish Bhatia Q. How has the Pro 6000 tipper series evolved in line with the BSIV norms enforcement? A. The Pithampur plant has been exporting EuroIV and EuroV engines to Volvo Trucks and other (Volvo […]

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Defining Standards

Q & A Rattan Kapur, President, ACMA Interview by: Anirudh Raheja Q. What will be the effect of BSIV emission norms on the industry? A. As far as BSIV emission norms are concerned, I would say that the industry is ready. The problem of fuel availability has already been addressed by the government. Most Indian […]

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Electric buses profit from new charging methods

New charging methods including opportunity charging strategies are making electric buses attractive. Team CV Electric buses are still in their infancy. They are however inevitable. Supported by technology, they are progressing at a serious rate. Even the technology to charge bus batteries is changing. Operators are coming to have more than one method to charge […]

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ACMA Automechanika New Delhi

Auto component players from the world over marked their presence at the trade fair. Story & Photos: Bhargav TS The third edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi once again reinforced its position as an effective sourcing and networking platform for auto components players from India and the world over. Attracting 552 exhibitors from 17 countries, […]

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