Daily News Capsule: Tata Motors PV | ACMA Seeks Relief | Kia President & more

Daily News Capsule: Tata Motors PV | ACMA Seeks Relief | Kia President & more

news mar 27 autotechreview

Tata Motors Creates PV Subsidiary; Shailesh Chandra to Head New Entity

Tata Motors Limited (TML) has taken a call to divide the company's passenger vehicles (PV) business that includes its electric vehicles (EV) business into a separate subsidiary. The company also announced the appointment of Shailesh Chandra, President, EV & Corporate Strategy as President of the PV business including EV with effect from April 1, 2020. Read more...


ACMA Seeks Relief for Employees of the Auto Component Industry 

Despite many efforts taken by manufacturers and the government, ACMA suggests these might not be enough for the workers of automotive component manufacturing especially in Tier 2 and 3 units. ACMA has requested for relaxation across borrowing norms and statutory payments, fixed electricity charge and levy of demurrage charges for a minimum of seven days for import cargo clearance. Also, suggestion includes norms for NPA recognition to be eased by extending the moratorium on payment of principal and interest by at least a year.



Kia Motors Corporation Elevates Ho-sung Song as President

Ho-sung Song's experience will drive 'Plan S' and electric mobility plans. The mid to long term strategy plans will raise the company to a leadership position in the global automotive scenario. Plan S has to push electric and autonomous mobility platforms for the sustainability of mobility future times as emission and safety standards tighten. 


Igus Releases Virtual Visitor Service Platform

As the COVID-19 has brought production in the automotive industry to a grinding halt, Igus has turned up with a simpler alternative. Virtual consultations from Igus experts are now available on a wide variety of digital channels as required - via smartphone, desktop sharing or chat. The digital move will also offer assembly aids and drawings as well as a tour of the machine, interactive presentations for designers, buyers as well as other concerned parties over the internet. The motion plastics specialists from Igus also remain available via classic communication channels such as e-mail and telephone. 


Mahindra will Continue Service and Warranty Support Midst Covid-19 Crisis

Mahindra will extend every consumer-centric support it can through its digital platforms and warranty extensions through these difficult times. The WYH application can be used through Android/iOS mobile devices or on the web platform. The extended warranty service or Shield in Mahindra speak, can be extended on the application. Road-side assistance services and chat support are also available on WYH. Read more...