Articles by: Sumesh Soman

Tata Motors to raise $1 BN in its Passenger Electric Vehicle business

Tata Motors to raise $1 BN in its Passenger Electric Vehicle business

Tata Motors Ltd (TML) and TPG Rise Climate have entered into a binding agreement whereby TPG Rise Climate along with its co-investor ADQ, shall invest in a subsidiary of Tata Motors that will be newly incorporated. TPG Rise Climate along with co-investors shall invest Rs 7,500 Cr in compulsory convertible instruments to secure between 11 % to 15 % stake[Read More…]

by October 12, 2021 News
TVS partners with Tata Power for building charging eco-system in India     ·

TVS partners with Tata Power for building charging eco-system in India ·

Two-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor Company join hands with Tata Power to drive the comprehensive implementation of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) across India and deploy solar power technologies at TVS Motor locations.     The partnership aims to create a large dedicated electric two-wheeler charging infrastructure to accelerate electric mobility in India. This will also give the customers of TVS iQube[Read More…]

by October 5, 2021 News
Unprivileged Eyes On Downstream Aluminium

Unprivileged Eyes On Downstream Aluminium

The versatile metal is anticipating prominence writes R K Jain – Sr. Vice President-Corporate Affairs, Jindal Aluminium Limited In everyday life, one finds aluminium being used in many applications, starting from consumer appliances, construction, automobiles, and packaging to space vehicles and more. As a versatile metal offering positive efficiency, safety, and durability, aluminium is not just the fastest growing metal[Read More…]

by September 18, 2021 News
Visteon Cockpit Domain Controllers

Visteon Cockpit Domain Controllers

The Visteon iterations to the SmartCoreTM cockpit domain controllers are exciting. Sumesh Soman looks at the key integrations paving the way for next-gen driving experiences. The AdrenoX derives its genes from the Adreno Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) that first came onto the scene in 2018, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Powered by automotive solutions from Qualcomm Technologies Inc., it[Read More…]

by September 18, 2021 News
Europa, Deutschland, Sachsen, Dresden. Bosch Halbleiterwerk. Europe, Germany, Saxony, Dresden. Bosch wafer fab. 19.05.2021 © 2021 Sven Döring für Bosch

Self Optimised Manufacture

The Bosch Wafer Fab in Dresden, Germany is touted as the world’s most modern. Deepti Thore looks at the capabilities of the smart, future-ready factory. The automotive industry, globally, is finding ways to overcome the shortage of semiconductors. In effect, even with demand sentiment improving, these big supply-side constraints are the biggest handicap for automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). It[Read More…]

by September 18, 2021 News
Building A Green Value Chain

Building A Green Value Chain

In an upfront interaction, Jayakumar G, Group President India, Valeo India Pvt. Ltd. speaks to Ashish Bhatia on the changing customer perception driving changes in the automotive industry. Q. How are you contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions and the development of safer driving? Which products in the portfolio are contributing to this vision? A. 94 per cent of[Read More…]

by September 18, 2021 News
Bracing For The Rollout Of Scrappage Policy

Bracing For The Rollout Of Scrappage Policy

As a financier and service provider in the pre-owned vehicles segment, Bike Bazaar is bracing for the rollout of scrappage policy. Sumesh Soman looks at the value proposition and impact on the components ecosystem as a crucial subset. The verdict on the scrappage policy is a split one! Divided between an opportunity on one end of the spectrum and a[Read More…]

by September 18, 2021 News
Cabinet approved around Rs 26,000 crore PLI Scheme for Auto Sector

Cabinet approved around Rs 26,000 crore PLI Scheme for Auto Sector

The cabinet approved Rs 26,058 crore PLI scheme for auto, auto-components and drone industry.  The government reduced the outlay for this PLI scheme to Rs 25,929 crore from Rs 57,042 crore announced in November last year. Speaking of the decisions taken on the auto sector, Anurag Thakur said that the incentives worth Rs 26,058 crore will be provided to the[Read More…]

by September 15, 2021 News
Covestro to showcase DirectCoating technology at the Digital Expo 2021

Covestro to showcase DirectCoating technology at the Digital Expo 2021

Covestro is all set to showcase its DirectCoating technology during Digital Expo 2021 from September 14-16. The company has joined hands with a team of three industry partners: Votteler Lackfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, laser texture specialist Reichle Technology Center and Merck KGaA as a manufacturer of pearl effect pigments. The result is an effective concept for the production of interior parts with seamless, intelligent surfaces[Read More…]

by September 3, 2021 News
CEAT partners with Royal Enfield for the launch of RE Classic 350

CEAT partners with Royal Enfield for the launch of RE Classic 350

CEAT Tyres has announced its association with Royal Enfield for its newly launched RE Classic 350. CEAT will be supplying the Zoom Plus and Zoom Plus F range of tyres for the new RE Classic 350. The sizes that will be fitted are 100/90-19 ZOOM PLUS F TL 57P, 120/80-18 ZOOM PLUS TL 62P, 100/90-19 ZOOM PLUS F TT 57[Read More…]

by September 2, 2021 News