Hyundai, Kia partner with Exide for EV battery

Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) and group firm Kia Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Exide Energy Solutions Ltd (EES) for electric vehicle battery localisation in India. (EES is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Exide Industries. It was established in 2022 to foray into the business of manufacturing Lithium-ion cells, modules and packs incorporating … Read more

Tata Motors to demerge into two listed entities

This was being expected for long but couldn’t happen before as individual businesses were not stabilised and needed to support each other. Finally, given Tata Motors’ (TML) significant turnaround across businesses in the last 2-3 years, it is separating the Commercial Vehicles (CV) and Passenger Vehicles (PV) businesses. all the CV business and its related … Read more

Car wholesales set to hit 42 lakh in a fiscal year

Car wholesales remained strong in February as the industry races to a record 42-lakh-plus mark for first time in a financial year in 2023-24. All top players, including Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra, despatched healthy numbers to retail outlets as industry inventory remains at moderate level of around a month of sales. … Read more

Amara Raja MD Galla shuns politics to focus on business

Jayadev Galla, Chief of Amara Raja Batteries has been a two-time Member of Parliament for the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). He has announced taking a break from electoral politics to focus on business “without fear of reprisals and attacks”. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce my decision to not contest in the … Read more

Govt wants to certify all automotive PLI applicants by July

The Union ministry of heavy industries, which implements the government’s production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for advanced automotive technologies, is aiming for all the 85 applicants to receive the approval certification against the scheme’s domestic value-addition (DVA) criteria by July 2024, its secretary Kamran Rizvi said. “We are confident our PLI scheme will clear any audit … Read more