Automobile Sector Current Affairs - 2020

Government withdraws subsidy to mild hybrid vehicles under FAME scheme

The Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has withdrawn subsidy given to mild hybrid vehicles under FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India) scheme.  Earlier, mild hybrid, strong hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles were given incentives under the FAME India scheme. What is mild hybrid Read More…

Government launches BS-IV grade fuels

Government has formally launched Bharat Stage-IV (BS-IV) grade transportation fuel across the country to keep carbon emission in check. The launch came days after the Supreme Court banned sale and registration of BS-III vehicles from 1 April, 2017. It sets target of ushering in BS-VI fuel by April 2020 by skipping BS-V fuel.  All state-run Read More…

Auto manufacturers to provide emission and noise pollution details for every vehicle

The Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has made it mandatory for all automobile manufacturers to provide emission and noise pollution details for every vehicle they produce by April 2017. In this regard, the ministry has amended Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989 through which manufactures provide the initial certification of Read More…

Mahindra unveils DiGiSENSE platform to track vehicle information

Automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) has introduced DiGiSENSE, a cloud based technology solution to track vehicle information in real time. With this, Mahindra has become the first OEM (original equipment manufacturer) in India to integrate its product line-up onto a cloud-based technology platform. Key Facts DiGiSENSE by its digital-enabled sensing connects Mahindra range Read More…

Japanese automaker Toyota tops in global vehicle sales in 2015

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. has topped in global vehicle sales in 2015 by selling 10.151 million vehicles, beating Volkswagen and General Motors. With this, the company has retained its status as the world’s top-selling automaker for the fourth straight year. While, German automaker Volkswagen AG is ranks second in global vehicle sales list and Read More…