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Electric Vehicles and its Impacts on Future
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Electric Vehicles and its Impacts on Future

"We will not stop until every car on the road is electric"- Elon Musk The above line by founder of Tesla (world's first electric automobile company) is somewhat going to be true in upcoming decades. Electric vehicles are taking over the traditional diesel and petrol engines, due to the growing concerns on fossil fuel consumption and pollution; electro-mobility is now bound to happen in the following decade. Going back into the history, a similar transition happened when horses were replaced by high-horsepower internal combustion engines that gave birth to the automobile sector, which is now a prominent figure in GDP of most countries in the world. “HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented Le Petit Journ...
Automobile Major Mahindra Wants Electric Cars Out From GST Tax
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Automobile Major Mahindra Wants Electric Cars Out From GST Tax

Automobile major Mahindra hopes that the proposed GST regime will not treat electric cars as luxury items and therefore, it should be taxed accordingly. "We hope that the upcoming GST regime will not treat electric cars as luxury items and will not be taxed at high rates," Mahesh Babu, CEO-designate of Mahindra Electric, told reporters here today. Launching the 'e2o Plus' hatchback electric car here today, he said that the initial cost of acquisition of such cars are very high, compared to conventional ones in the same category. "The cost price of an electric car is pretty steep even after passing on the special incentive given by the government to the buyer. But the cost of ownership is very low," Babu said. The sole automobile company manufacturing electric cars in India, has pr...
Ashok Leyland Launched First Zero Emission Made in India Electric Bus
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Ashok Leyland Launched First Zero Emission Made in India Electric Bus

Ashok Leyland, India's major commercial vehicle launched ‘Circuit’ Series – first Made in India Electric Bus on monday. The 100 per cent electric bus is a zero-emission, non-polluting vehicle, created specifically for Indian roads and passenger conditions and most important Made in India. This new Circuit range of vehicles will be offered on multiple platforms and exclusively engineered on India-specific platforms that can tackle varied topography, gradients, and usage conditions. Integrated with a fire detection and suppression system (FDSS), this truly Indian innovation can travel 120 kilometers on a single charge. “The Circuit series of buses is another testament to Ashok Leyland’s commitment to leverage India’s technological innovation to deliver relevant and best-in-class soluti...
World’s First Autonomous Taxis Hit The Road in Singapore
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World’s First Autonomous Taxis Hit The Road in Singapore

AP- The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have been testing self-driving cars on public roads for several years, nuTonomy says is the first to offer rides to the public. Its launch in Singapore is beating ride-hailing service Uber, which plans to offer rides in autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, by a few weeks. NuTonomy is starting small - six cars now, growing to a dozen by the end of the year. The ultimate goal, company executives say, is to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet in Singapore by 2018, to help cut the number of cars o...
AskmeBazaar announces the Launch of Automobile Category, Offers online booking of 2 Wheelers
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AskmeBazaar announces the Launch of Automobile Category, Offers online booking of 2 Wheelers

AskmeBazaar.com, India’s fastest growing online marketplace, today announced the launch of the automobile category on its portal. The company has ventured into two-wheelers (scooters and motorbikes) and will be offering 2-wheelers from 4 renowned brands namely Honda, Piaggio, Suzuki and Royal Enfield. The company is booking orders from Pune in the initial phase and will soon be launching online bookings for automobiles in other major metropolitan cities like Gurgaon, Delhi, Noida, Bangalore, Chennai, etc. The entire booking to delivery process has been automated to deliver convenience of online and includes processes like vehicle registration, finance, insurance, etc. The rates offered are most competitive in the market. Also, AskMe Cashbacks will be available for every booking, as a p...
Apple registers automobile domain names, including “apple.car”
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Apple registers automobile domain names, including “apple.car”

Apple Inc has registered domain names related to automobiles, adding to speculation about the company's plans to develop an automobile. The iPhone maker registered the domain names, which include apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto in December, according to domain information provider Who.is. MacRumors had first reported the news on Friday, but said the domain names could be related to Apple's CarPlay, which lets drivers access contacts on their iPhones, make calls or listen to voicemails without taking their hands off the steering wheel. While never openly acknowledging plans to build a car, Apple has been aggressive in recruiting auto experts from companies such as Ford or Mercedes-Benz. Car technology has become a prime area of interest for Silicon Valley companies includin...