Nehal Chaliawala

  • UK’s Triumph Motorcycles retail sales up 10% in India

    UK’s Triumph Motorcycles retail sales up 10% in India

    While the slowdown hasn’t shown a significant impact on Triumph's sales, weak consumer sentiment did result in the motorcycle maker deferring its dealership expansion plan by six months. The company plans to have 20 dealerships in the country in the next 18 months. It has identified Guwahati, Goa and two unspecified locations in the northeast and the south for the upcoming dealerships.

    JSW Infra commissions new 18 MTPA iron ore terminal at Paradip port

    JSW Infra commissions new 18 MTPA iron ore terminal at Paradip port

    Built at an investment of Rs 750 crore, the company will operate the terminal for the next 30-years as part of its build, operate, and transfer agreement with the Paradip Port Trust, the infrastructure arm of the JSW Group said in a statement. “Paradip’s location continues to remain attractive for iron ore movement via sea route. ” said MD of JSW Infra.

    BMW studying possibility of launching electric cars under Mini brand in India

    BMW studying possibility of launching electric cars under Mini brand in India

    This comes at a time when a number of automakers are considering bringing electric vehicles (EVs) they sell in global markets to India, while Indian automakers are getting ready with their own range of EVs. BMW’s British brand showcased in July its first EV, the Mini Cooper SE for the global market with a starting price of $29,900 (Rs 21.5 lakh, approx.).

    Developing EV infrastructure in India will take time: Honda

    Developing EV infrastructure in India will take time: Honda

    While the company will continue investment in its EV program for India, it will wait for the infrastructure to be developed in the country before marketing its electric two-wheelers, Noriaki Abe, managing officer at Honda Motor Company told ET. Honda has conducted a feasibility study for e-scooters in its global portfolio for India.

    Suzuki may start testing e-Scooter here next year

    Suzuki may start testing e-Scooter here next year

    Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor’s two-wheeler unit may start testing its electric scooter on the streets of India as soon as next year, but will likely wait for infrastructure to develop before marketing the product.

    Suzuki Motor may soon start testing its electric scooter in India

    Suzuki Motor may soon start testing its electric scooter in India

    "We will respect the government policy. We will make some prototypes. But there is no infrastructure — the charging system, battery station,” said Satoshi Uchida, the managing director of Suzuki Motorcycle India. When the company eventually launches its electric two-wheelers in India, it stands to benefit from the EV infrastructure of Maruti Suzuki.

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