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At a time when Toyota and Honda have renewed their pledge for hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles, Elon Musk, Chief Executive of Tesla Motors have called them "extremely silly". While this might rake ...

Dear Reader, The year 2014 will be seen by many as a mixed bag for the country in general. The hopelessness of the first half made way for promises of a brighter tomorrow. There was positive energy ...

Dear Reader, On the last Friday of November, many from the Indian automotive industry gathered in New Delhi to celebrate excellence in automotive technology and innovation. The occasion was our ...

Dear Reader, On his maiden visit to India as the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Bosch Group, Dr Volkmar Denner had to contend with a barrage of questions from the Indian media on the ...

Dear Reader, The past fortnight has been one of historic firsts! India achieved what no other nation in the world had managed to in their first attempts – the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or ...

Prof Dr Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management, Volkswagen AG recently talked about the need to shape the mobility of the future in an even more intelligent, more networked way as the ...

Dear Reader, Like every year, the annual conventions of SIAM and ACMA were held in the first week of September. These are highly attended events in the automotive calendar of the country, for people ...

Dear Reader, The development of transport infrastructure is increasingly finding it difficult to keep pace with the growth in travel demand in urban areas. While this is true for most cities world ...

Dear Reader, India's collective focus on innovation is fairly recent. It was only in 2009 that the Government of India announced the upcoming decade – 2010-2020 – as the "decade of innovation", ...

Dear Reader, With little policy intervention from the Indian government to control the sliding fortunes of the economy, the automotive sector is in a quandary unlike anytime earlier. The ...

Dear Reader, That the automotive industry is a major force in driving innovation and global technological advancement needs no iteration. For years, discussions in boardrooms and shop floors have ...

Dear Reader, While the nation celebrated its 65th Republic Day on January 26th, came the terrible news of Tata Motors MD, Karl Slym’s death in a Bangkok hotel. For someone, who was so full of ...

Dear Reader, At the launch of the BMW Group’s first pure electric series-produced model – the BMW i3 – Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG called it the ...

Dear Reader, "Some news about Tesla patents tmrw at 10am" – this was what Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors tweeted to about 7.5 lakh of his followers on June 11th. The next day, the world ...

Dear Reader, There is a visible change in the political discourse of the country, and over the next few months we are likely to see many changes taking shape. How good that would be for the country ...

Dear Reader, Amid the gloom surrounding falling vehicle sales in the country, came the launch of one of India’s most anticipated vehicles – the Ford EcoSport. How much of that anticipation ...

Dear Reader, The election jamboree of India has finally culminated with Narendra Modi taking over as the nation's 15th Prime Minister, with a mandate that gives him a great chance to bring about the ...

Dear Reader, Apollo Tyres’ announcement of its proposed acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company for an all-cash deal worth Rs 14,500 cr in June this year was clearly the largest ever ...

Dear Reader, Round one in the battle on quadricycles has gone to Bajaj Auto. The Indian government’s recent in-principle agreement that quadricycles – they run on four wheels, but are ...

Dear Reader, Even as we were preparing to send this edition to the press, came the news of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati finding a place among the top 100 young universities in the ...

Dear Reader, By the time this copy of Auto Tech Review reaches you, we would be taking the covers off our first event, the ‘India Battery Conclave 2013’. Our endeavour, like we had committed ...

Dear reader, The first month of the new financial year expectedly returned little hope and joy for the automotive industry – sales continue to fall for most, and those witnessing growth are riding ...