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  • 100% Made in India electric vehicles a long distance away: Industry Aug 31, 2021 08:01 PM IST

    100% Made in India electric vehicles a long distance away: Industry

    Dependence on China will continue and it will take years to realise the government’s goal of having electric vehicles manufactured entirely in India, say executives.

  • The way to turbocharge electric mobility Aug 30, 2021 08:46 AM IST

    The way to turbocharge electric mobility

    A robust charging infrastructure is crucial for the faster adoption of electric vehicles in India  

  • Semiconductor shortage may be big opportunity for domestic auto component companies: SIAM chief Aug 26, 2021 02:51 PM IST

    Semiconductor shortage may be big opportunity for domestic auto component companies: SIAM chief

    Speaking at the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) annual session, Kenichi Ayukawa, who is also the Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India, said the demand for the technology-based equipment has increased manifold in various sectors alongside the automotive segment.

  • RC Bhargava of Maruti, TVS’ Venu Srinivasan face off with govt on auto GST rate Aug 25, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    RC Bhargava of Maruti, TVS’ Venu Srinivasan face off with govt on auto GST rate

    Maruti Chairman RC Bhargava says green mobility will not take off unless question of affordability is addressed. TVS Motor Chairman Venu Srinivasan says two-wheelers being taxed at the same level as luxury cars. Industry asks govt to reconsider higher taxation.

  • Passenger vehicle wholesales in India rise 45% in July: SIAM Aug 12, 2021 01:37 PM IST

    Passenger vehicle wholesales in India rise 45% in July: SIAM

    Motorcycle sales were at 8,37,096 units last month as against 8,88,520 units in July 2020, down 6 per cent. Scooter sales increased 10 per cent to 3,66,292 units from 3,34,288 units.

  • Indian carmakers seek extra year to meet fuel efficency rules Aug 03, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    Indian carmakers seek extra year to meet fuel efficency rules

    The corporate average fuel efficiency (CAFE) rules require automakers to cut carbon emissions through the launch of electric cars or vehicles that use alternative fuels.

  • Auto Expo 2022 put off over third wave fear, COVID-19 uncertainty Aug 02, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    Auto Expo 2022 put off over third wave fear, COVID-19 uncertainty

    New dates of the Auto Expo will be finalised later this year keeping in view the coronavirus situation and global auto show calendar

  • June auto sales jump 16% to 1.32 million vehicles Jul 14, 2021 03:22 PM IST

    June auto sales jump 16% to 1.32 million vehicles

    Total sales of passenger vehicles, two and three-wheelers and quadricycle rose to 1.32 million units in June as against 1.14 million units sold in the year-ago period in the domestic market

  • Govt defers mandatory installation of front seat airbags in existing car models till December 31 Jun 27, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    Govt defers mandatory installation of front seat airbags in existing car models till December 31

    In view of the prevailing pandemic situation, the ministry has decided to defer mandatory installation of front passenger airbags in the existing car models till December 31, 2021.

  • Auto sales grow 43% on low base in May; June may see demand reviving: SIAM Jun 11, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    Auto sales grow 43% on low base in May; June may see demand reviving: SIAM

    Accelerated vaccination drives throughout the country, a strong line-up of launches, all-time low auto loan rates and a favourable monsoon are all expected to boost automobile consumption; companies predict a strong rebound in volumes this month on expectations of pent-up April-May demand

  • SIAM April 2021 auto sales | State lockdown hits vehicle demand May 12, 2021 01:53 PM IST

    SIAM April 2021 auto sales | State lockdown hits vehicle demand

    As per data shared by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturer, passenger vehicles closed April with sales of 261,633 units which was a fall of 16 percent compared to the average monthly sales of three months of January to March when the industry saw 311,194 units

  • Passenger vehicle sales in India decline by over 2% in 2020-21: SIAM Apr 12, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    Passenger vehicle sales in India decline by over 2% in 2020-21: SIAM

    As per the latest data by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), in the 2020-21 fiscal, passenger vehicle wholesales declined by 2.24 percent to 27,11,457 units as against 27,73,519 units in 2019-20.

  • Posco's steel plant in India faces disruption, hampers auto supply chain Mar 12, 2021 04:06 PM IST

    Posco's steel plant in India faces disruption, hampers auto supply chain

    A local politician leading the protests said they have blocked employees and goods from entering the plant and will continue until Posco heeds to some of their requests which include giving employment preference to local workers and others.

  • Auto sector bodies propose incentivising investments in technology development Mar 05, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Auto sector bodies propose incentivising investments in technology development

    The presentation showed aspiration of achieving doubling of growth in exports by 2025-26 with the auto component sector hitting $30 billion whereas the vehicle manufacturing segment hitting $19 billion.

  • Budget 2021 | Fitness testing, certification of old vehicles should take place at earlier intervals: SIAM Feb 01, 2021 09:18 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | Fitness testing, certification of old vehicles should take place at earlier intervals: SIAM

    The industry body also raised concerns over the increase in customs duty on certain imported vehicle components, saying it could lead to increase in production cost of automobiles.

  • Auto sector going through long-term structural slowdown: SIAM Jan 28, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    Auto sector going through long-term structural slowdown: SIAM

    The auto industry has been facing headwinds even before the COVID-19 pandemic derailed the entire sector last year, a research conducted by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has revealed.

  • New launches, low interest rates drive up car demand in December Jan 14, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    New launches, low interest rates drive up car demand in December

    SIAM noted that the pandemic has pushed the entire automotive industry back by many years and the priority will be to regain the peaks seen in 2018 and 2019.

  • Indian automakers fear container shortage to hit parts supply, output Dec 24, 2020 04:28 PM IST

    Indian automakers fear container shortage to hit parts supply, output

    A global surge in demand for certain goods during the pandemic has upended normal trade flows, stranding empty cargo containers and leading to bottlenecks.

  • Passenger vehicle sales in India rise 17% in September quarter: SIAM Oct 16, 2020 03:29 PM IST

    Passenger vehicle sales in India rise 17% in September quarter: SIAM

    According to the latest data by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), passenger vehicles sales in the July-September quarter increased to 7,26,232 units from 6,20,620 units in the same period last year.

  • Indian Railways eyes 20% share in automobile transportation by 2021-22 Oct 11, 2020 07:29 PM IST

    Indian Railways eyes 20% share in automobile transportation by 2021-22

    In the past six months, amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the Indian Railway has loaded 836 rakes of automobiles against 731 rakes in the previous year.

  • Car, SUV sales hit high gear in Aug; bikes, scooters scrape through Sep 11, 2020 01:14 PM IST

    Car, SUV sales hit high gear in Aug; bikes, scooters scrape through

    Passenger vehicle sales see 14 percent rise in August from last year, in first double-digit growth for the year. Strong pulls from rural pockets, a slight revival in urban markets, festive buying and easier finance schemes helped revive volumes during the month.

  • India open to raising duties on auto imports to boost local production Sep 04, 2020 09:25 PM IST

    India open to raising duties on auto imports to boost local production

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government wants companies to reduce imports, increase domestic production and play a bigger role in the global supply chain in an effort to make the country more self-reliant.

  • Maruti Suzuki CEO Kenichi Ayukawa takes over as SIAM President Sep 04, 2020 08:38 PM IST

    Maruti Suzuki CEO Kenichi Ayukawa takes over as SIAM President

    The election for new office bearers was conducted during the executive committee meeting, which was held after SIAM's Annual General Meeting on Friday.

  • Nitin Gadkari exhorts automakers to build flex-engine vehicles to promote alternative fuel Sep 04, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari exhorts automakers to build flex-engine vehicles to promote alternative fuel

    Gadkari, who also holds the MSME portfolio, said the vision was to make the Indian automobile industry number one manufacturing hub in the globe and cut on huge annual crude imports bill to the tune of Rs 7 lakh crore by promoting alternative fuel.

  • Passenger vehicle sales in India decline 49.59% in June Jul 14, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    Passenger vehicle sales in India decline 49.59% in June

    According to the latest data by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), two-wheeler sales were also down 38.56 percent at 10,13,431 units as compared to 16,49,475 units in the same month last year.

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