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Lucas TVS is ready to meet the new powetrain wave

Story by: Bhargav TS & Sricharan R The Chennai-based Lucas TVS Ltd, India’s leading automotive electrical equipment manufacturer and a member of the TVS Group, is coming up with a new traction motor for electric vehicles. “The traction motor is our first step towards the new things that are happening in India. The motors will be of 1 kWh, 3[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News

New powertrain technologies shift gears swiftly to be market-ready

ACI Bureau In the advent of upcoming new emission regulations, the engine manufacturers, vehicle makers and component suppliers are looking at the opportunities the changing powertrain landscape is throwing up for them. To tap the fast evolving market, the component industry has to further improve its capabilities by acquiring technologies to make these parts through joint ventures or technical partnerships.[Read More…]

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SEG Automotive offers solutions to reduce vehicle emissions

Story & Photos: Bhargav TS The Germany-based SEG Automotive, manufacturer of starter motors, electrification components and generators, is working on several new products for improving fuel economy and in turn reducing CO2 emissions. Recently, the company launched a whitepaper which discusses vehicle pollution that has been impacting countries, including India, and offers solutions to address the problem effectively. The paper[Read More…]

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Shell’s new Advance AX7 engine oil to improve fuel efficiency

Story by: Gunjan D. Bidani Transferring race track technology usable for Indian roads, Shell Lubricants India has launched Advance AX7, a semi-synthetic, premium 4-stroke motorcycle engine oil. Celebrated MotoGP Rider of the (Alma) Pramac Racing Team, Danilo Petrucci, along with Mansi Tripathy, Country Head, Shell Lubricants India, unveiled the new product from Shell’s portfolio. The company claims that the Advance[Read More…]

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ZF plans to bring Clutch-by-Wire system to India

Story by: Bhargav TS Global automotive component and technology major ZF Friedrichshafen AG introduced an ‘electrified’ clutch that makes manual powertrains even more efficient. ZF launched the Clutch-by-Wire (CBW) system for the global market. It is an electromechanical actuator system that, for the first time, controls the clutch independently of the driver’s left foot and without a mechanical connection to[Read More…]

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Spark plugs from Zygor Energy can cut emissions from existing vehicles

Zygor Energy, run by Inder Sharma, is working on reducing emissions in the existing and new cars. He explains how a simple replacement of a spark plug can do that. Story by: Sukhpreet Singh Most of the powertrain components manufacturers are working on some innovative products to reduce the emissions and to meet the BS-VI norms. We recently met Inder[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Cover Story, News

Search on for possible future of sustainable mobility solutions

The third convention hosted by ICAT on October 11 and 12, 2018 focused on new powertrain technologies, reducing emissions, moving towards BS-VI emission norms and electric vehicles. Story by: Gunjan D Bidani & Sukhpreet Singh The 2 day convention organised in New Delhi by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), revolved around the future of powertrain technologies. Its timing[Read More…]

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GMTC-I develops future-ready automotive products

Story by: Bhargav TS & Sricharan R The Bengaluru-based General Motors Technical Centre India (GMTC-I), an engineering and research centre of General Motors(GM), is working on new products for the upcoming trends in the world market. The Detroit-based GM is moving towards the vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. GMTC-I is helping the global leader to bring[Read More…]

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Bosch braces up for BS-VI norms

Story by: Sricharan R Bosch, a world-leading multinational engineering and electronics company, is gearing up with products to support the upcoming BS-VI norms in India. Headquartered in Gerlingen, near Stuttgart, Germany, the company was founded by Robert Bosch in 1886. In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer[Read More…]

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BorgWarner to make variable cam timing in Chennai plant

Story by: Bhargav TS As the introduction of BS-VI emission norms is round the corner, all the OEMs and component manufactures are gearing up to bring in new technologies and localise them. BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, recently expanded its Kakkalur facility near Chennai by installing a new[Read More…]

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