Daily News Capsule: Coronavirus Effect | BYD Blade Battery | VW India & more

Daily News Capsule: Coronavirus Effect | BYD Blade Battery | VW India & more

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Online Vehicle Sales Can Mitigate Coronavirus Effect: Gartner

Amidst the Covid-19 issues, car showrooms across various countries are facing closure. Most OEMs and car dealerships in major markets including the U.S., China, Germany and the U.K. don’t offer a real end-to-end online sales channel that optimises the purchase process. Gartner recommends investing in augmented- and virtual-reality technologies to give online shoppers a more comprehensive experience when specifying car requirements. Read more...


Volkswagen Offers Warranty Deadline Extensions during COVID-19 Situation

Understanding difficulties faced by customers through the coronavirus pandemic, Volkswagen India is extending maintenance and warranty package renewal deadlines. Volkswagen India will be extending its service support including extended warranty and service value packages. Read more...


BYD Launches Blade Battery Technology for Safer EVs

BYD has launched the Blade Battery which it claims can address and mitigate concerns related to battery safety in electric vehicles. The Han EV, BYD’s flagship sedan model slated for launch this June, will come equipped with the Blade Battery. The new model will lead the brand’s Dynasty Family, boasting a cruising range of 605 kilometers and an acceleration of 0 to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. Read more...


Maruti Suzuki Announces Service, Warranty Extensions To Support Customers

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd today announced a series of steps for the extension of warranty and service of customer vehicles. This is to support customers across the nation during this period of lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection. Customer vehicles whose free service, warranty, and extended warranty is scheduled to end in the period from 15 March 2020 to 30 April, 2020, will receive extension up to 30 June 2020. Read more...


TVS Donates Rs 25 Crores to PM-CARES Fund to Fight Coronavirus Crisis

TVS Motor Company has pledged an amount of Rs 25 Crores to PM’s relief fund (PM-CARES) fighting against COVID-19. This is in addition to the other ongoing activities in a fight against coronavirus carried out by CSR are of the TVS Group, Srinivasan Services Trust. TVS has been constantly trying to help its customers, dealer partners and the government to handle all these grave inconveniences caused by the epidemic. Read more...


Hero Group offers Rs 100 Crores relief towards COVID-19 efforts

The company has announced Rs 100 Crore towards the fight against COVID-19 fight in India. Half of the amount will go straight to PM-Cares Fund and the remaining Rs 50 crore will be spent in other efforts. Hero will deploy modified two-wheelers as ambulances in rural India, and distribute masks, sanitizers, and gloves wherever needed. Also, the company will distribute 10,000 meals per day. Read more...


Danlaw India appoints Sirish Batchu as Managing Director

With over 28 years of industry experience, Sirish has extensive knowledge in the automotive and IT industry in the OEM and EV segments in India. He will be building upon the companies technical innovation capabilities and navigate it to a leadership position in automotive electronics and engineering solutions.