Daily News Capsule: Auto Component Sales Decline | Borgwarner HVH 146

Daily News Capsule: Auto Component Sales Decline | Borgwarner HVH 146

Daily News Capsule: Auto Component Sales Decline 10 % During H1 FY20

Auto Component Sales Decline 10 % during April-September 2019 Period

The Indian auto component industry posted a de-growth of 10.1 %, posting a turnover of Rs 1.79 lakh crore during the April-September 2019 period, according to the findings of the Industry Performance Review for H1 FY20 released by the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India. The report further stated that exports registered a marginal growth of 2.7 % at Rs. 51,397 crore, while imports plunged 6.7 % to Rs.57,574 crore in H1 FY20 from Rs.61,686 crore. The auto component aftermarket posted a revenue of Rs.35,096 crore, growing at 4 % over the year-ago period. Read More




HERE Opens New Facility In India; Adds Employees In Content Engineering

The new centre aims to strengthen HERE’s position as the global leader in mapping and location platform services company; reinforces role of Indian talent in driving company’s global R&D hub

HERE Technologies has inaugurated its new facility in Mumbai, which will accommodate over 500 employees, including the content engineering team that drives the company’s global R&D efforts. This new centre becomes the company’s eighth centre in India, in addition to other offices in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Bengaluru, making it the biggest operational and developmental hub, with a total of 4,000 employees. The engineering teams of HERE are responsible with leading the automation efforts, and thus enabling disruptive technology solutions reshaping the geospatial industry, the company noted. Read More




Greaves Cotton Introduces BS-VI Compliant Single Cylinder Diesel Engine

Greaves Cotton has announced the completion of the BS-VI certification for its single cylinder Diesel engine. The company claims to be the first single cylinder diesel engine maker in the country that significantly reduces emissions.  

Engineered with advanced fuel injection technology and after-treatment systems, the single cylinder engine will offer better torque, enhanced load carrying capacities as well as reduce emissions significantly. The new engine is designed to power multiple diesel operated three wheelers in the country and will be deployed first in Piaggio's Ape. Greaves Cotton also aims to strengthen its aftermarket network and plans to roll out various initiatives to upskill mechanics to understand necessary know-how to manage BS VI engines across its retail stores and 9000 mechanics. 



BorgWarner Introduces HVH 146 Electric Motor; Production Planned for Early 2020    


Being launched on a light-duty hybrid passenger vehicle, HVH 146 can also be scaled up for the commercial vehicle market; the new compact package delivers 35 kW peak power and 65 Nm of torque

BorgWarner has launched its new High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) 146 motor aimed at expanding the company’s electric motor offerings. HVH 146 is expected to go into production on a light-duty hybrid passenger car with a major OEM in early 2020. The new motor is part of BorgWarner’s patented HVH series motors, fully housed motors or rotor/stat assemblies that are flexible by design and are available in various configurations and scalable output.

The HVH 146 electric motor provides a peak torque of 65 Nm as well as 35 kW peak power and weighs only 14 kg. HVH 146 is an interior permanent magnet electric motor that finds application in belt-drive integration at P0 in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The new motor is mounted to the front of the engine through a high-tension belt system that enables it to operate at high power levels and speeds up to 16,500 rpm. It also can be used for regeneratively charging the battery pack when the vehicle is braking or coasting, beyond being used as a stop/start device.

The new motor features a compact package with high- and low-voltage connectors as well as the required coolant connections. Its proprietary wiring method enables the motor to achieve higher power density and efficiency. Though, it is initially being launched on a light-duty hybrid passenger vehicle, it can also be scaled up for the commercial vehicle market.



Ola to Triple Locations Across Australia and New Zealand

Ride-sharing company Ola is set to launch operations across 22 new locations in coming weeks in Australia and New Zealand. With this, the company will be present in 33 cities, up from currently 11 cities. The company has already signed over 85,000 drivers and aims to double its scale by 2021. Ola has announced its decision charge low commission rates of 15% in Australia and 18% in New Zealand for driver benefits. Ola began its international foray with Australia and has been recently granted Private Hire Vehicle (PHV) license by Transport for London (TfL) in the UK.