Tesla inches toward blue-chip status after Moody’s rating boost

Moody’s Investors Service Inc.’s move to ramp up Tesla Inc.’s credit rating to the cusp of investment grade is bolstering expectations that the famous electric vehicle maker will secure blue-chip status as soon as early next year. The agency boosted Tesla by two notches to the highest junk rating of Ba1 on Monday, citing improving … Read more

Ola Electric raises $200 mn in funding at a valuation of $5 billion

Ola Electric on Monday said it has raised over USD 200 million (about Rs 1,490.5 crore) from Tekne Private Ventures, Alpine Opportunity Fund, Edelweiss and others, valuing the electric vehicle maker at USD 5 billion. In September last year, Ola Electric had announced raising a similar amount in funding from Falcon Edge, Softbank and others … Read more

After Ather, Hero now invests into it’s other strategic partner in the EV space

Days after announcing another round of investment into Ather, Hero now commits to ongoing funding round of Gogoro – it’s Taiwanese strategic partner in the Electric Vehicles (EV) space. Key points to note – Hero had announced strategic partnership with Gogoro in April 2021. Founded in 2011, Gogoro is into Electric Smartscooters and swappable battery … Read more

Mahindra announces mileage guarantee on BS6 trucks. Marketing gimmick?

In case a customer chooses to return the truck, the ex-showroom price of the truck will be refunded after all the requirements are fulfilled as per the terms and conditions. Key points to note – Mileage guarantee is being offered on the entire BS6 truck range from 3.5 tonne till 55 tonne, including Blazo X … Read more

Hero invests further Rs 420 crore into Ather Energy

Hero already owns 34.8% of Ather Energy. The current investment of Rs 420 crore i.e, approx $56 mn by Hero is part of the ongoing bigger funding round. Actual stake to Hero in lieu of this amount would become clear once the round closes (expected by 30th April 2022). Key points to note – Ather … Read more

Now, Maharashtra and Punjab invite Elon Musk’s Tesla to set up unit

After Telangana, Maharashtra and Punjab on Sunday invited Elon Musk, the chief executive officer of US-based electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla, to set up a production unit in their states. After Musk tweeted about “challenges with the government” in connection with his firm’s plans to launch its products in India, Minister Jayant Patil responded on Twitter … Read more

RIL, M&M bid for incentives under India’s Rs 18k-cr battery scheme: Report

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co and automaker Mahindra & Mahindra are among companies that have submitted bids under the country’s Rs 18,000-crore billion battery scheme, two sources told Reuters. India last year finalised an incentive program to encourage companies to invest in the local manufacturing of batteries as it looks to … Read more

Classic Legends to bring Yezdi bikes back on Indian roads after 25-year gap

Classic Legends, the motorcycle company part-owned by Mahindra Group re-launched the Yezdi brand of classic motorcycles for the Indian market on Thursday. The brand is making a comeback to India after a two and half decade hiatus and part of a larger strategy to tap into the fast expanding mid-market segment (350cc to 600cc) in … Read more