Interview

Reinventing CVs

Reinventing CVs

Nalin Mehta, Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra Trucks and Buses Limited Interview by: Bhushan Mhapralkar Q. What led to the creation of the Blazo? A. We saw a clear indication that different applications required different fuelling cycles. We had a common-rail diesel engine with us. We were using it in a 40-tonne tractor-trailer. We were certain that to move to[Read More…]

by January 17, 2017 Interview
Deciphering Cvs

Deciphering Cvs

  Eiichi Seto, Managing Director & CEO, SML Isuzu Ltd. Interview by: Anirudh Raheja Q. What is your view on the Bus Code, and its implementation? A. Bus body code is a good regulation for the industry which has been dominated by unorganised bus body builders for long. They are still not ready to accept the new regulations. We are however[Read More…]

by January 6, 2017 Interview
Building buses

Building buses

B Anil Baliga, Executive Vice President  – Bus & Application,  VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. Interview by: Bhushan Mhapralkar Q. The Pithampur plant is running at full capacity. How does that augur for buses? A. We have geared up for a production run of 5500 numbers. We are doing about 6000 to 6100 units. We will be expanding the capacity to[Read More…]

by November 10, 2016 Interview
Validation and Certification

Validation and Certification

Q & A Dinesh Tyagi, Dinesh Tyagi, Director, International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT) Interview by: Anirudh Raheja Q. What role is ICAT playing in shaping up the Indian automotive industry? A. ICAT was setup under the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure project (NATRiP). It is one of the most significant initiatives in the automotive sector under the Ministry[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 Interview