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Tata Motors to merge its subsidiary TML Drivelines unit with itself for synergy, cost-cutting

The Tata Motors -- TML Drivelines merger would enable “synergy of operations, optimisation of resources, reduction of statutory and legal compliance requirements and overall cost management”.

TML Drivelines Ltd will be merged with Tata Motors Ltd, according to a BSE, NSE filing on Tuesday.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2017 01:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Big discounts on ACs, cars, phones to beat GST deadline

From Paytm and ShopClues to Levi’s and Bajaj Auto, brands and retailers are holding sales to offload stocks before GST comes into play from July 1.

Customers are being given discounts and cashback offers on several product categories such as TVs, laptops, mobile phones, air conditioners and refrigerators.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2017 11:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

Shell Lubricants says ready for BS VI engines, eyes smart vehicle technology space

Shell Lubricants, a global leader in making machines smoother, cleaner and noise-free, too sees an opportunity in the anticipated age of electric mobility, as environmental concerns loom over petrol and diesel-run vehicles.

Shell Lubricants, a global leader in making machines smoother, cleaner and noise-free, too sees an opportunity in the anticipated age of electric mobility, as environmental concerns loom over petrol and diesel-run vehicles.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2017 11:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Why Tesla boss Elon Musk’s exit from Trump advisory council is good business sense

Tesla founder Elon Musk’s decision to quit President Donald Trump’s business advisory councils is beyond environment and humanity; it’s business.

Tesla founder and technology luminary Elon Musk said May 31, 2017 he would quit President Donald Trump's business advisory councils if Washington pulls out of the Paris climate accord. Musk's move, announced on Twitter, could deepen the rift between the tech world and the Trump administration, which have been at odds over immigration and other issues.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2017 11:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Uber plans safer India ride with connected car technology

Uber India said Autohawk will help monitor its cars, besides reporting updates such as health of the vehicle and location to Uber as well as fleet owner.

Uber India said Autohawk will help monitor its cars, besides reporting updates such as health of the vehicle and location to Uber as well as fleet owner.(HT file photo)
Updated on May 30, 2017 09:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Anand Mahindra wants to acquire Rajinikanth’s Thar from Kaala poster

Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra on Monday offered to acquire the Thar SUV on which Rajinikanth is seen sitting in the poster of his upcoming movie Kaala.

Kaala Karikaalan in set in a Mumbai slum.(Movie poster)
Updated on May 29, 2017 06:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Electric cars, buses and metros could help India save $60 billion in 2030: Niti Aayog report

The report was based on a workshop convened by Niti Aayog and a think tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in February talks of how shared electric mobility is the ride of the future.

We need more electric, shared mobility solutions like metros in India, the Niti Aayog report recommended.(HT file photo)
Updated on May 18, 2017 04:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Six months after demonetisation, auto sales back to normal but BS-III brakes growth

Though the auto sales have returned to normalcy, the Supreme Court order banning the sale of Bharat Stage III vehicles from April 1 slowed the growth the market had achieved, six months after demonetisation.

Though auto sales have returned to normalcy, the Supreme Court order banning the sale of Bharat Stage III vehicles from April 1 slowed the growth the market had achieved, six months after demonetisation.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2017 08:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

HP, Leo Burnett make smart poles for roads that honk to alert drivers on blind turns

SmartLife Pole is the world’s first anti-collision vehicle management system at national highway 1.

SmartLife pole on the national highway 1.(YouTube screengrab)
Updated on May 02, 2017 11:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

General Motors shuts Halol plant in Gujarat, workers observe silent fast

The workers have been on a strike—”without affecting production”—for 35 days demanding that they be retained by Chinese automaker SAIC which will take over the plant.

The workers at General Motors Halol plant have been on a strike—”without affecting production”—for 35 days demanding that they be retained by Chinese automaker SAIC which will take over the plant.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2017 05:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad/New Delhi | ByHiral Dave and Gulshankumar Wankar, Ahmedabad/new Delhi

Next gear in car rental service: MyChoize to offer supercar experience on F1 track

Car rental and car leasing service provider Orix India launched a supercar rental service to offer its users the experience of driving an Audi R8, a Lamborghini or a Porsche sports car at the Buddha International Circuit.

Orix India launched a supercar rental service to offer its users the experience of driving an Audi R8, a Lamborghini or a Porsche sports car at the Buddha International Circuit.(Company handout)
Updated on Apr 25, 2017 05:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Vehicular pollution: What is BS and why should you care?

New emissions for vehicles in India which come into effect on April 1, will mean costlier cars and fuel, but will eventually cut cost of health care because of pollution induced health problems will fall.

India will switch to BS IV emission norms for vehicles from April 1. The switch is expected to significantly bring down vehicular pollution in the country.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2017 05:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMalavika Vyawahare, Gulshankumar Wankar and Samarth Bansal

India a growth machine, beats China in use of AMT, ABS in commercial vehicles: Wabco

Wabco Inc, a tier-one supplier to the CV industry, acquired majority ownership in its over five-decade-old joint venture with TVS India in 2009 and renamed the Indian subsidiary in 2011 to Wabco India.

Truck driver Stephanie Halm from Germany at the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. Wabco provided braking solutions for the Prima trucks at the race.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2017 06:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Brexit will affect automakers, but aftermarket mostly stable: Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt in association with ACMA has organised third edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi, an exhibition of the automotive aftermarket manufacturers that kicked off on Tuesday.

Industry leaders unveiling a report titled ‘The Indian Automotive Aftermarket Study’ by ACMA, at the third edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi, on Tuesday.(Handout Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2017 04:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Govt sanctions Rs 128 crore for FAME scheme, no decision on phase II yet

FAME is a six-year launched on April 1, 2015 under the National Electric Mobility Mission 2020 to promote manufacturing and sales of hybrid and electric vehicles in India.

FAME is a six-year launched on April 1, 2015 under the National Electric Mobility Mission 2020 to promote manufacturing and sales of hybrid and electric vehicles in India.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2017 01:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Trucks to become smarter with Bharat Stage IV engines, says Cummins India chief

BS IV emissions norms will be mandatory for commercial vehicles across the country from April 1, 2017. Cummins India, the engine-maker in Tata trucks, is a key member of this transition.

Trucks racing at the T1 Prima Truck racing by Tata Motors at Buddh International Circut in Greater Noida on Saturday.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 18, 2017 07:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Auto industry, govt discussing FAME 2.0 to boost sales of electrics and hybrids

FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles in India) scheme completes its phase one on March 31, but the auto industry has called for more support to promote cleaner and greener cars in India.

The auto industry has called for more support to promote cleaner and greener cars in India, as FAME phase I comes to an end on March 31.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 17, 2017 05:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Is Tata Motors-VW-Skoda partnership a win-win of the underdogs?

Tata Motors and Volkswagen entered a technological partnership to make economy segment cars under Skoda Auto. So who needed the deal more – Tata or Volkswagen? Who will be affected more?

(L-R) Bernhard Maier, CEO of Skoda Auto, Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen AG and Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD of Tata Motors at the announcement of the partnership on Friday.(Tata Motors)
Updated on Mar 10, 2017 08:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Love for vintage cars, anger against NGT ban: Classic car-owners have a tale to tell

51st edition of The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally took place in New Delhi on Sunday. Around 100 vintage and classic cars, from the 1914 to to 1960s were driven from The Statesman House in CP to the National Hockey Stadium.

Participants of the 51th Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally in New Delhi on Sunday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2017 07:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

This Cadillac ad talks about ‘divided’ America and earns a marketing point

The 60-second commercial that will make its television debut during the Oscars on Sunday, opens to archival scenes of American civil-rights demonstrations, with a bold upfront narrative: “We are a nation divided!”

The ad also features Mohammad Ali cleaning his Caddy.(YouTube screengrab)
Updated on Feb 24, 2017 05:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Baghtos Kay… Mujra Kar! movie review: This film is as solid as Shivaji’s forts

While Baghtos Kay… Mujra Kar may not give a lasting or realistic solution, director Hemant Dhome’s attempt to construct a story around the dilapidated legacy of the Shivaji’s Maratha empire itself deserves applause.

While Baghtos Kay… Mujra Kar may not give a lasting or realistic solution, director Hemant Dhome’s attempt to construct a story around the dilapidated legacy of the Shivaji’s Maratha empire itself deserves applause.(Movie Poster)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 01:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Maruti Suzuki Ignis launched, price starts from Rs 4.59 lakh

Maruti Suzuki has launched the Ignis, the “unconventional and new age” car, through which India’s largest carmaker wants to attract a larger chunk of young car buyers -- an consumer segment it has failed to address in over three decades.

Ignis was first unveiled by Maruti Suzuki at the Auto Expo 2016.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 15, 2017 05:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySunny Sen and Gulshankumar Wankar, New Delhi

Ventilator review: A bickering family that fights but sticks together

A family meets over the hospitalisation of an ailing uncle. The members fight, argue but eventually bend relationships even as the illness threatens to put an end to the upcoming Ganesh festival. Ventilator, a family drama, produced by Priyanka Chopra, is a delightful watch.

Directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, Ventilator is Priyanka Chopra’s first foray into Marathi cinema.(Ventilator/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 04, 2016 07:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Nagpur

Yuvraj Singh blasts Western Union for denying money to fiancée Hazel Keech

Yuvraj Singh, who got engaged to Hazel Keech in Bali in November last year, blasted Western Union who denied her remittance for her name being not Hindu enough.

Yuvraj Singh got engaged to Hazel Keech in Bali in November last year.(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2016 06:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Rio win to Kashmir loss: Highlights of PM Modi’s Mann ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation through his monthly programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauds Rio champions in his Mann ki Baat address on Aug 28.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2016 12:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Neeraj’s surprise to Narsingh’s shocker: How Twitter took both the news

How Twitter reacted to Neeraj Chopra becoming the first Indian athlete to win javelin throw world championship in Poland and Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav failing the dope test just 11 days before of Rio Games.

While Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian athlete to win javelin throw world championship, Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav failed the dope test just 11 days before of Rio Games.(HT photos)
Updated on Jul 24, 2016 02:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Highways to hell: Indian roads now with safer cars but more reckless drivers

Indian government data says 70% of road accidents occur due to driver’s fault. With no serious effort into Road Safety Bill 2014, the roads in India continue to be highways to hell.

Indian government data says 70% of road accidents occur due to driver’s fault. With no serious effort into Road Safety Bill 2014, the roads in India continue to be highways to hell.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2016 11:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Civil Services results: Meet the toppers, know their success mantras

UPSC 2015 results sent a wave of happiness in thousands of homes across India on Tuesday. Of the 1,078 candidates who cleared the UPSC 2015, here’s what the toppers elated after their performance had to say.

New Delhi’s Tina Dabi who topped civil services exams in first attempt talks to media.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2016 02:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

All about Mercury transit as the rare phenomenon begins

The Mercury transit 2016 is all set to occur by 4.40pm in India. Here’s all you need to know about the rare phenomenon:

Representation of Mercury transit 2016 in the NASA conceptual handout image.(Reuters)
Updated on May 09, 2016 08:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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