File photo: Audi Q2 (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
File photo: Tata Motors logos are seen at their showroom in Mumbai. (REUTERS)
File photo: Tata Motors logos are seen at their showroom in Mumbai. (REUTERS)

Tata Motors is actively scouting for a partner for passenger vehicle business

  • Tata Motors is looking for collaboration even as the process to carve out passenger vehicle (PV) business as a separate standalone unit gathers steam.
  • The carmaker says that collaboration would also help in reducing product lifecycles and enhance new product launch intensity.

Dominar 400 is the flagship bike from Bajaj Auto
File photo: Storage tanks of an oil refinery of Essar Oil are pictured in Vadinar in Gujarat, India. (REUTERS)
File photo: Storage tanks of an oil refinery of Essar Oil are pictured in Vadinar in Gujarat, India. (REUTERS)

India's refinery processing limps to six-month peak in September

  • Indian refiners operated at about 86% of their overall capacity in September, the most since March.
  • October gasoil sales rose for the first time since March, preliminary data showed, signalling a pick-up in industrial activity ahead of key festivals.

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Representational file photo of Tata Harrier. (Courtesy: Tata Motors)
Toyota Urban Cruiser
Bentley cabin with veneer finishing
Vehicles drive past India Gate amid hazy weather conditions in New Delhi. (PTI)
Mahindra Thar 2020. (Photo - Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
Solapur-Pune national highway wears a deserted look during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (PTI)
Solapur-Pune national highway wears a deserted look during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (PTI)

IIT Jodhpur, NHAI sign pact to share expertise for betterment of highways

  • National Highway Authority of India and IIT Jodhpur will work together in various domains including transportation engineering, structural engineering urban and rural planning and disaster mitigation.

Hyundai Xcent
File photo of Tesla Model Y.
File photo of Mercedes AMG GT Coupe used for representational purpose.
File photo of Mercedes AMG GT Coupe used for representational purpose.

Mercedes drops big hints about its sports cars going all electric

  • Mercedes is likely to introduce a battery-electric platform for sports cars in the coming years.
  • Many feel Mercedes must electrify its sports cars both to compete for customers and comply with stricter emissions standards.

Tata Ace Gold
File photo of Tesla cars used for representational purpose. (Bloomberg)
Hyundai Tucson 2020 seeks to add a fresh flavour of premium-ness in the premium SUV segment. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
File photo: A man wearing a face mask following Covid-19 outbreak walks by Tesla Model 3 sedans and Tesla Model X sport utility vehicle at a new Tesla showroom in Shanghai. (REUTERS)
File photo: A man wearing a face mask following Covid-19 outbreak walks by Tesla Model 3 sedans and Tesla Model X sport utility vehicle at a new Tesla showroom in Shanghai. (REUTERS)

Tesla in trouble in world's largest EV market, to recall around 30,000 cars

  • Tesla is recalling around 30,000 imported Model S and Model X in China.
  • The recall does not affect products made in its Shanghai facility which currently rolls out only Model 3.

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BMW R 18 Cruiser
Interior of the Porsche Taycan EV
Interior of the Porsche Taycan EV

Porsche adds Apple Podcasts and Music Lyrics to Taycan EV

  • Apple Podcasts and Apple Music's time-synced lyrics are available for new Taycan customers immediately while the features will be rolled out to all existing owners in January.
  • All new Taycan customers will receive three years of complimentary in-car streaming data.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 will be made available in three trims. Image Credits: Rushlane.com
Ferrari 812 Superfast
Royal Enfield StreetWind jacket
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File photo of a Tesla Model S used for representational purpose.
File photo of a Tesla Model S used for representational purpose.

Tesla full self-driving software is here. (And so are the grave concerns)

  • Tesla has released a beta, or test version, of what it calls a Full Self Driving software upgrade to an undisclosed number of drivers.
  • While Tesla has bragged about the autonomous capabilities of its vehicles, many feel full self driving cars are not as safe as made out to be.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Fireball in red. Image credit: Instagram/Automobili.infiniti
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SMG has around 1,800 employees with Baleno and Swift being produced at the plant here
Volvo Cars has launched its first fully electric SUV XC40 Recharge today.
The new Kia Sorento SUV will be the first car to be equipped with the Korean carmaker’s Multi-Collision Brake system.
Will Smith (left), Sadhguru on a BMW K 1600 GT (Right).
GMC has taken the covers off 2022 Hummer EV.
Photo of Suzuki's Across SUV, a rebadged version of Toyota's RAV4 SUV.
Renault has recently launched Kwid Neotech Edition in dual-tone colour options.
Supercar from De Tomaso (Photo courtesy: detomaso_official on Instagram)
Supercar from De Tomaso (Photo courtesy: detomaso_official on Instagram)

This supercar maker is ditching Italy for Detroit. Here's why

  • Supercar maker De Tomaso says a current partnership with Ford has early powertrain development being done in Detroit.
  • The move is a unique tactic for a privately funded brand that hasn’t sold cars officially in the United States since the late 1970s.

File photo of Tesla cars. (REUTERS)
File photo used for representational purpose. (PTI)
File photo of Mercedes GLS sold in the US.
Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday issued orders enhancing multi fold the penalties for various traffic rule violations. (File photo) (PTI)
H'Ness weighs roughly around 181 kgs. Image Credits: Prashant Singh
Supporters look on from their vehicle as US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks at a voter mobilization event in Durham, North Carolina. (REUTERS)
Former Tesla CIO Jay Vijayan’s Tekion has raised $150 million in fresh funding. (MINT_PRINT)
Hero Electric City Speed Nyx-HX
Nissan Magnite will be the latest sub-compact SUV to hit Indian roads. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
Nissan Magnite will be the latest sub-compact SUV to hit Indian roads. (HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)

Nissan Magnite, rival to Sonet and Venue, unveiled

  • Nissan Magnite gets striking visual elements with some having functional capabilities.
  • The cabin of the car promises a decent list of features which can be further extended with an optional Tech pack at the time of launch.
  • Magnite carries the weight of a lot of expectations from Nissan.

GMC has taken the covers off 2022 Hummer EV.
Kia Sonet SUV made debut in September, selling more than 9,200 units. (Photo: Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
File photo shows logo of Mercedes-Benz  (Bloomberg)
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The all-new Hyundai i20 gets a mild hybrid powertrain and new looks.
Yamaha Ray ZR 125 BS 6
Europe-spec 2021 Suzuki Swift
A worker exits a Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle at Tesla's primary vehicle factory in Fremont, California. (File Photo) (REUTERS)
A worker exits a Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle at Tesla's primary vehicle factory in Fremont, California. (File Photo) (REUTERS)

Can Tesla hit 2020 delivery goal? Investors watch for Elon Musk steer

  • Tesla must deliver more than 181,600 vehicles in the last three months of the year to achieve its target of delivering half a million vehicles in Covid year itself.

SSC Tuatara setting the record for being the fastest car in production.
The all-new Hyundai i20 N packs a punch with a powerful engine that promises to give a sporty character to the hatchback.
Ather 450
US carmakers are gearing up to make the EV shift quicker anticipating change in emission norms if Joe Biden comes to power in US. (File photo) (REUTERS)
US carmakers are gearing up to make the EV shift quicker anticipating change in emission norms if Joe Biden comes to power in US. (File photo) (REUTERS)

More electric vehicles: Carmakers in US prepare for potential Joe Biden win

  • If elected, Joe Biden is expected to quickly reinstate the legal basis for California's zero-emission vehicle rules and begin the process of reversing the Trump's decision to ease fuel efficiency and carbon emission requirements through 2025.

AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Google seems to have started rolling out Google Assistant's Driving Mode on Android devices.
Google seems to have started rolling out Google Assistant's Driving Mode on Android devices.

Google Assistant driving mode for Android smartphones to be rolled out

  • The Driving mode would launch on Google Assistant if the user’s phone is connected to the car’s bluetooth. Or it can be activated by just saying 'Hey Google, let's drive'.
  • Apart from driving mode, Google said it has made available to users the ability to control their cars remotely.

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