M&M wants to merge EV tech arm with itself. Confusing.

As per newspaper report, M&M is seeking approval from National Company Law Tribunal for a merger of Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd (MEML) with itself. Rationale given Consolidation of the complete value chain of Electric Vehicle (EV) development, manufacturing and sales. MEML has expertise in EV technology while M&M has expertise in automotive design, engineering and … Read more

NBFCs see demand rising for used-vehicle financing

Non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) are seeing a rise in demand for used vehicle financing amid Covid. The pandemicdriven preference for owning second and third cars in households, upgrades by two-wheeler owners to preowned cars and lower cost of used vehicles are some primary reasons for the spike in demand for used vehicles. NBFCs offering loans … Read more

Tesla To Cut 10% Staff, Pauses All Hiring, Says Elon Musk

The world’s richest man and chief executive of Tesla Elon Musk has said that the electric car maker is going to reduce its staff strength by 10% and also he had a super bad feeling about the world economy. An internal email which was titled “pause all hiring worldwide,” was sent to Tesla executives on … Read more

Greaves Cotton raises significant money in EV subsidiary

Money is being raised by Greaves Electric Mobility (GEM), currently a 100% subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Limited (GCL). It has got total commitments of $220 mn from Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ), a family-owned diversified business founded in Saudi Arabia in 1945. Key points to note – ALJ is a leading distributor of Toyota products for … Read more

Mandatory 6 airbags to hit small car market adversely, says Maruti

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) wants the government to reconsider the proposal to make six airbags mandatory in passenger vehicles, saying the norm will adversely hit the already shrinking small car market and may even impact jobs in the auto sector going ahead.   The auto major noted that the regulation would largely impact the cost-sensitive … Read more