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Tata Motors tweaks Nano, claims improved mileage


November 21st, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Tata Motors Monday unveiled several new features for the Nano car, including improved fuel efficiency, at no extra cost.The company claimed mileage has been improved to ... Read more...

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Tata Motors launches Indigo e-CS VX compact sedan


September 5th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Automobile giant Tata Motors Monday launched Indigo e-CS (compact sedan) VX, priced Rs.4.97 lakh for the petrol version and Rs.5.80 lakh for the diesel variant ... Read more...

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Used cars to be recycled near Chennai


August 4th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) For the first time in India, a recycling facility for used cars was launched in Tamil Nadu, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said ... Read more...

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Escalated cost of automobile testing centres approved


April 28th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The government Thursday approved an upward revision in the cost of setting up national automotive testing and research centres and the national institute of food ... Read more...

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New division set up at ARAI to cater to auto industry


October 6th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Ministry of Heavy Industries has started a new forging industry division at the Automotive Research Institute of India (ARAI) in Pune to cater to the needs ... Read more...

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Government planning mechanism for low-emission vehicles


September 25th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The union government is planning to set up a mechanism to encourage cleaner fuel and low-emission vehicles, a top government official said here Saturday. "Detailed consultations with ... Read more...

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Underdeveloped brain makes young drivers more prone to car crashes


April 28th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study claims to have found the reason as to why young drivers are involved in so many car crashes: underdeveloped brains.According to Dr Lisa Wundersitz, from ... Read more...

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Vivek Oberoi launches Dilip Chhabria’s Imperator


January 6th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) For once, the product overshadowded the star as Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi launched automotive designer Dilip Chhabria's awecome Imperator sedan at the AutoExpo 2010 here Wednesday. "This is ... Read more...

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Auto makers unhappy about fuel efficiency rating of cars


January 4th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Auto makers Monday said they were not comfortable with the government's move to rate cars on the basis of fuel efficiency. "The industry is wondering what the star ... Read more...

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Centre constitutes committee to review Road Vehicles Act


September 16th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): The Union Government on Wednesday has constituted an expert committee headed by former Transport Secretary S.Sunder, to review the Motor Vehicles Act.The committee has been asked to ... Read more...

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Soap bubbles may soon improve cars’ fuel efficiency


August 31st, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): Engineers at automotive research consultants Mira in Nuneaton, UK, are developing a system that uses soap bubbles filled with helium to improve the fuel efficiency of future cars.The ... Read more...

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Kolkata auto drivers protest against old vehicle ban


August 3rd, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug. 3 (ANI): Protesting against the West Bengal Government's decision to ban auto rickshaws that were over 15 years old, auto drivers staged a demonstration here on Monday.The Save Auto Committee ... Read more...

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Americans now want Indian, Chinese cars: survey


July 31st, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 31 (IANS) Every fourth new car buyer in the US is now ready to buy the next vehicle from India or China, threatening to challenge the dominance of ... Read more...

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Hero Electric targets 75 percent growth next fiscal


March 15th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, March 15 (IANS) Electric two-wheeler maker Hero Electric is targeting 75 percent sales growth next fiscal, a top official of the firm said."We will close this fiscal selling ... Read more...

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Electrotherm launches new e-bike


January 6th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 6(IANS) Engineering firm Electrotherm, which manufactures the electric bike YO Byke, Tuesday launched another battery-operated two-wheeler, the Yoelectron.Addressing the media at the launch, Electrotherm chairman and managing director Mukesh Bhandari ... Read more...

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DRDO ready for joint research with Indian auto players


October 3rd, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Oct 3 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is ready to extend financial support to promote a common automotive research body to develop new products, said a top defence ... Read more...

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‘Carbon dioxide emission from new vehicles alarming’


June 3rd, 2008 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) New cars, especially those which hit the Indian roads after 2005, are emitting more carbon dioxide, a green house gas responsible for global warming, Centre for Science ... Read more...

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Hero Electric plans acquisitions


May 13th, 2008 - 7:47 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Hero Electric, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Hero Group, Tuesday said the company was in acquisition talks with two Indian firms. "We are in discussions with two ... Read more...

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Sports cars remain popular despite eco-debate


April 9th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by admin
By Heiko Haupt Hamburg, April 9 (DPA) Despite rising prices at the pump and car manufacturers actively working on clean-drive technology and more economical vehicles, sports cars remain popular with several new ... Read more...

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‘Tata may roll out 100,000 Jaguars in near term’


March 28th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
London, March 28 (IANS) Jaguar production could nearly double to 100,000 in the near term following its takeover by Tata Motors, a leading auto industry analyst said. Forecasts compiled by just-auto, a ... Read more...

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US media hails Tata’s hello to Jaguar, Land Rover


March 27th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 27 (IANS) "Ford says 'Tata' to Jaguar, Land Rover". After running a news agency story on the mega auto deal with this tailor-made headline, many US publications looked in ... Read more...

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