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NO ONE KNOWS WHAT A SELF-DRIVING CAR IS, AND IT’S BECOMING A PROBLEM

“WE HAVE NOW self-driving cars.” So declared no less an authority than the United States’ chief of transportation, Secretary Elaine Chao, in a May interview with Fox Business. “They can drive on the highway, follow the white lines on the highway, and there’s really no need for any person to be seated and controlling any of the instruments.” This is wrong. Today, you can ... Read More »

Honda to shift focus from India if government’s push for small car continues

The recent hike in cess on select class of vehicles has not gone down well with manufacturers with Honda hinting that such a move will make India an unattractive market in the long run. The government hiking tax on large cars is an incentive for small car sales. This is making global companies like Honda defocus on India even as ... Read More »

What will the car of 2040 be like?

The Mercedes F 015 Luxury in Motion concept car is part of a trend of creating luxury designs for a driverless future. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters What will the car look like by the time the petrol and diesel combustion engine is banned from sale? Will we still be driving, or will we be living in a utopia filled with gleaming white pods ... Read More »

EU’s car regulator warns against car diesel ban in cities

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Banning diesel cars in European cities could hamper automakers’ ability to invest in zero-emission vehicles, the European Union’s commissioner for industry has warned the bloc’s transport ministers. In a letter seen by Reuters, Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said there would be no benefit in a collapse of the market for diesel cars and that the short-term focus should ... Read More »

Record venture capital cash floods into car technology

The funding of car technology-related start-ups reached an all-time high of $1.6bn during the first half of this year © AP A new wave of venture capital focused on the car technology sector is sweeping across Silicon Valley, with $220m in new funding announced this week by two separate groups, the Toyota Research Institute and AutoTech Ventures. The latest investment ... Read More »

Elon Musk in Talks to Bring Electric Cars to India

TESLA ENTERS THE INDIAN MARKET Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he’s in talks with India’s government to sell electric cars in the country, which is currently the fourth-largest auto market in the world. Musk said on Twitter Thursday that he is currently negotiating a relief on import penalties until Tesla can build a local factory. This isn’t the first time ... Read More »

Car makers woo customers ahead of GST with huge discounts

Companies have been forced to come up with the discounts as potential customers have been expecting car prices to come down As customers wait for prices to come down after GST implementation, automobile companies are wooing them with attractive limited period discounts of up to ₹2.5 lakh across a range of vehicles . Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda, Nissan, Mahindra and ... Read More »

Tesla In Talks With Government Of India To Exempt Import Duty For Its Cars

HIGHLIGHTS Tesla has plans to build a local factory in India Import duties in India will affect the prices of Tesla cars Tesla plans to launch the Model 3 in India We’ve always kept you updated about Tesla coming to India. We’ll be more than happy to see the car maker here but there are some obstacles that it is ... Read More »

Elon Musk ‘intrigued’ by India’s objective of all-electric cars by 2030

File photo of Elon Musk. HIGHLIGHTS Earlier, Piyush Goyal had said the country is looking at an all-electric fleet by 2030 India indeed is at the cusp of being a viable market for selling products which make use of clean energy Carmakers though are looking at electric push with a sense of caution, even as China look to storm in ... Read More »

Skoda Karoq Compact SUV Teased Ahead Of Official Debut

While we’ve already told you the date when Skoda plans to showcase its new new compact SUV -the Karoq, there are a few details that the Czech car maker has let on just before the official unveil. The replacement of the Yeti is more or less a baby Kodiaq and that’s why it has a striking character and features crystalline ... Read More »