Daily News Capsule: MSIL BS6 WagonR S-CNG | Varroc at Auto Expo 2020 & More

Daily News Capsule: MSIL BS6 WagonR S-CNG | Varroc at Auto Expo 2020 & More

Daily News Capsule: MSIL BS6 WagonR S-CNG | Varroc at Auto Expo 2020 & More
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Maruti Suzuki Launches BS 6 Compliant Wagon R S-CNG at Starting Price of Rs 5.25 lakhs

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched BS 6 compliant Wagon R in S-CNG version for a price range of Rs 5.25 lakhs – Rs 5.32 lakhs. The company’s S-CNG variants are equipped with dual interdependent Electronic Control Units (ECUs) as well as intelligent injection system. The S-CNG vehicles have been tuned and calibrated to deliver optimum performance and better drivability across different terrains, claims the company. WagonR becomes the third BS6 compliant S-CNG equipped offering from Maruti Suzuki and offers a mileage of 32.52 km/kg.

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Land Rover Introduces New Discovery Sport at Rs 57.06 Lakhs

Jaguar Land Rover India has launched the new Discovery Sport for a price range of Rs 57.06 lakhs – Rs 60.89 lakhs. The new BS6 compliant Discovery Sport will be available in two trims – S Derivative and R-Dynamic SE. Powered by BS 6 compliant Ingenium powertrains, the New Discovery Sport will be available with a choice among 2.0 l turbocharged petrol trim with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system as well as 2.0 l turbocharged diesel trim. Start of deliveries of petrol-powered Discovery Sport will be subsequent to start of diesel and will be announced separately. Read more

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Volvo Trucks Pilots Heavy Duty Electric Trucks in North America


Volvo Trucks has offered a first look at its North American Class 8 battery-electric project trucks. The pilot demonstration was part of the Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project, a collaboration between 15 public and private partners to demonstrate the viability of all-electric freight hauling in high-density traffic and urban areas. In Europe, Volvo Trucks recently started sales of electric trucks for urban transports and demonstrated electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional distribution.

Volvo Trucks in North America has been able to integrate its existing technologies in electromobility into the already available North American VNR model. The Volvo VNR Electric project trucks will be put into real-world commercial operations with two of California’s leading freight companies, Dependable Supply Chain Services and NFI. Volvo VNR Electric will be aimed at short- and regional-haul applications like heavy urban distribution and other applications.

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HELLA to Supply BMS to European EV Fleet Manufacturer

HELLA has announced that it will supply battery management systems (BMS) for the electric vehicle fleet of a European premium manufacturer. BMS monitor voltage, temperature and current of lithium-ion batteries as well as implement various safety-relevant functions, including those relating to high voltage. The modular, scalable design of HELLA's battery management systems enables integration into each type of relevant drive electronics independent of the cell technology used and on this basis ensures a high degree of variability for use in diverse batteries and vehicle models. The latest generation of high-voltage battery management systems is expected to be launched in summer of 2020 and integrated into the vehicle manufacturer's e-vehicles as well as into its full and plug-in hybrids.

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CEAT Inaugurates New Plant in Tamil Nadu

CEAT Ltd. has inaugurated its first greenfield plant in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. Spread across 163 acres, the plant has a manufacturing capacity of 28,500 passenger car radial tyres and 2,500 motorcycle radial tyres on a daily basis. The company has invested Rs 1,400 crores and aims to offer employment to over 1000 individuals in the next few years. With this, CEAT now has six manufacturing locations with plants located in Mumbai, Nasik, Nagpur, Ambernath and Halol.

Varroc Showcases Future Mobility Roadmap at Auto Expo Component Show 2020

Varroc Engineering Limited showcased its various solutions aimed at electric mobility, connected vehicles, and lightweighting during the 15th Edition of the Auto Components Expo 2020. This included an electric scooter, an IC engine bike, and a car. Read more

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Igus Introduces Twisterband HD Energy Chain


Igus has launched Twisterband HD series that enables rotary movements of up to 7,000 degrees on a horizontal plane and 3,000 degrees in a vertical plane in extremely small spaces, even at speeds of up to 180 degrees per second. The energy supply solution is made of maintenance-free tribo-polymers into which a fibreglass-reinforced material has been worked. As a result, the twisterband HD has a longer service life. Using Twisterband HD energy chain, different media lines as well as bus cables or even fluids can be guided with one system easily, cost-effectively and without any interruption. The energy supply series is already being used successfully in woodworking machines as well as in workpiece positioners in the automotive industry. The inner compact heights of the new sizes are 11 and 18 millimetres- optimal for very small installation spaces such as in rotary tables or on robots.

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