The world's highest electric vehicle charging station was inaugurated in Himachal Pradesh's Lahul and Spiti district on September 23. The station is situated at 500 ft in Lahul and Spiti's Kaza area. Talking about the inauguration, Kaza's SDM, Mahendra Pratap Singh said, ''If the station gets a good response, more station would be set up.'' Meanwhile, two women also drove electric scooters from Manali to Kaza to promote sustainable energy.… read-more
The MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Car Racing Championship is scheduled for September 25 at the MMRT. Around 9 car races and about 76 competitions are lined up for the event. Making comeback on track after the pandemic, the highlight of the event is going to be the MRF Formula 1600 class. However, Formula LGB 1300, Volkswagen's 22 VW Polo cars will also be on the lookout.
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Taking a unique initiative, Delhi's Regional Transport Office (RTO) is planning to make available the video of the permanent Driving License (DL) test to those who fail the test. Reportedly, the initiative will help them know the mistakes and polish their skills to pass the test. ''We've received feedback from several RTOs that test-takers often seek a copy of their video,'' said a senior transport official.
Ola Electric Scooters managed to make sales worth over Rs. 1,100 Crores during September 15 to 16. Major portion of the sale is due to the S1 and S1 Pro models. Ola claims to have sold four scooters every second on September 15. Ola is planning the second purchase window starting November 1 during the festive season, till then new bookings are deferred after their website ran into technical difficulties.
Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on September 16 affirmed that the construction work of the Navi Mumbai International Airport Ltd (NMIAL), will be completed by 2024. ''I don't see that they'll face any problem...We'll be reviewing the work periodically,'' Pawar said. Reportedly, the Adani group is seeing the management of the Airport which will be around 35 km from Mumbai's existing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International… read-more
TVS Motor launched the new TVS Raider 125 CC on September 16, priced at around Rs 77,500. The bike can reach 0-60km/h in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 99 kmph. Features like disc variants, optional 5-inch TFT cluster, under-seat storage facility, aggressive tail and headlamp, reverse LCD digital speedometer, and 5-speed gearbox are brought in to revive the TVS market in 125 CC segment.
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MG Motor revealed its SUV 'MG Astor' in India to compete with Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. The SUV comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre petrol engine with an automatic gearbox, generating 110hp and 140hp, respectively. The car also offers climate control, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 17-inch alloy wheels, and an Advanced Driver Assistance System. However, it is expected that the company may launch it in… read-more
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Ola Electric CEO Bhavish Aggarwal on September 13 announced that its newly built Ola Electric factory for manufacturing electric scooters in Tamil Nadu will entirely be run by women. He also said that there would be 10,000+ women and they'd also be responsible for every manufactured vehicle at Ola Futurefactory. ''Aatmnirbhar Bharat requires Aatmanirbhar women! It'll be the largest all-women factory in the world!,'' wrote Aggarwal on Twitter… read-more
'RRR' star Ram Charan went viral on social media as he purchased his first Mercedes Maybach GLS600 customized version on September 12, worth Rs 4 crore. Earlier, Jr NTR, who is also Charan's co-star in 'RRR', bought India's first Lamborghini Urus Graphite Capsule. Reportedly, RRR has been postponed considering the COVID-19 pandemic till further announcement. Besides, Charan will start shooting soon for his next film with Kiara Advani.
Tesla is hunting for a single-brand retail avenue in India to set up its center, following the footsteps of Apple & Ikea. Based on the FDI norm, any company with 51% foreign ownership must source 30% value goods from India. Besides, the center has approved the import of four Tesla vehicles. However, high import prices, high electric-vehicle import duties make the road bumpy for Tesla.
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