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Blaming "we don't want you" taxes, Toyota halts India expansion

15 Sep 2020

Blaming "we don't want you" taxes, Toyota halts India expansion

Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer Toyota has decided to not expand its operations in India, courtesy high taxes, a report in Bloomberg said on Tuesday.

Ahead of launch in late-2020, GMC Hummer EV off-roader previewed

02 Aug 2020

Ahead of launch in late-2020, GMC Hummer EV off-roader previewed

Ahead of its launch later this year, US automaker General Motors has previewed the upcoming Hummer EV.

Ola Electric acquires Etergo to launch e-scooters in India

27 May 2020

Ola Electric acquires Etergo to launch e-scooters in India

Ola Electric Mobility, the EV unit spun out of ride-hailing giant Ola, has acquired Dutch electric scooter manufacturer Etergo.

General Motors will soon have a 'million-mile' battery

20 May 2020

General Motors will soon have a 'million-mile' battery

To double down on the electric vehicles' market, leading automaker General Motors (GM) is working to bring million-mile batteries.

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Tesla is building ventilators from car parts

06 Apr 2020

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Tesla is building ventilators from car parts

After downplaying the threat of COVID-19 on multiple occasions, Elon Musk is coming to the rescue of patients suffering from it.

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Singapore's richest man has grown richer

06 Apr 2020

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Singapore's richest man has grown richer

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has left economies crumbling.

AIIMS likely to use prototype ventilators for COVID-19 patients

26 Mar 2020

AIIMS likely to use prototype ventilators for COVID-19 patients

As COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, one major problem has come to the fore - shortage of ventilators.

Indian women Chartered Accountants who are ruling the business world

13 Jun 2019

Indian women Chartered Accountants who are ruling the business world

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in India.

Trump wants H-1B visas in highly-skilled jobs, not outsourcing roles

09 Nov 2018

Trump wants H-1B visas in highly-skilled jobs, not outsourcing roles

The Donald Trump administration wants to make changes in the existing H-1B visa provisions so that it attracts highly skilled foreign workers, as opposed to what it has now evolved into as an "outsourcing" role, the White House yesterday.

Trump against canceling $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

14 Oct 2018

Trump against canceling $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump today said he is against canceling the $110bn mega arms deal with Saudi Arabia as this will hurt America's economy and jobs.

IRDAI hikes insurance cover for motor owner-driver to Rs. 15L

23 Sep 2018

IRDAI hikes insurance cover for motor owner-driver to Rs. 15L

All car and bike owners will now get a personal accident cover of Rs. 15 lakh for an annual premium of Rs. 750 as the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has raised the minimum insurance cover.

4 Indians in Fortune's list of influential people under 40

27 Jul 2018

4 Indians in Fortune's list of influential people under 40

The recently-declared "Fortune's 40 of the most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40" has brought India enough reason to cheer.

Indian-American Dhivya Suryadevara to take over as General Motors CFO

14 Jun 2018

Indian-American Dhivya Suryadevara to take over as General Motors CFO

Another person of Indian origin has made their mark on the international platform. Indian-American Dhivya Suryadevara has been named the new Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of General Motors (GM), the US' largest automaker.

Qatar Airways Chief says CEO-position "very-challenging" for women. Is it?

05 Jun 2018

Qatar Airways Chief says CEO-position "very-challenging" for women. Is it?

After making giant leaps, women are now leading global conglomerates, including many dealing in traditionally "masculine" products (think General Motors, IBM, Lockheed Martin and more).

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey to leave Disney

15 Jan 2018

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey to leave Disney

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will no longer serve as Disney's board members.

General Motors reveals self-driving car without steering wheel, pedals

15 Jan 2018

General Motors reveals self-driving car without steering wheel, pedals

In a bold declaration, General Motors (GM) has revealed that it is making a self-driving car that will not have any traditional controls like a steering wheel or pedals.

Gujarat EV story: Modi's home state leads his ambitious plan

29 Sep 2017

Gujarat EV story: Modi's home state leads his ambitious plan

The government is pushing towards making India a pollution free nation.

Chinese carmaker eyes India entry, may piggyback on Tata Motors

22 Sep 2017

Chinese carmaker eyes India entry, may piggyback on Tata Motors

According to reports, Chinese carmaker Chery International intends to make an entry into India's automobile market.

China plans to ban petrol and diesel cars soon

11 Sep 2017

China plans to ban petrol and diesel cars soon

China's pollution level is one of the highest in the world; it's been seeking to remedy the situation for some time now.

Samsung permitted to test self-driving cars in California

01 Sep 2017

Samsung permitted to test self-driving cars in California

Reportedly, Samsung has been given permission, by the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program from the California Department of Motor Vehicle, to conduct self-driving car tests on the state's public roads.

Biggest issue of self-driving taxis: How to clean riders' puke?

20 Jul 2017

Biggest issue of self-driving taxis: How to clean riders' puke?

Not very far in the future, fully-autonomous taxis will have become a reality, offering faster and cheaper services.

Apple's "mother of all AI projects", an autonomous car system

14 Jun 2017

Apple's "mother of all AI projects", an autonomous car system

Every tech/automobile giant worth its salt is now working on self-driving technology.

Jaguar Land Rover supplies $25mn, cars and tech to Lyft

12 Jun 2017

Jaguar Land Rover supplies $25mn, cars and tech to Lyft

Ride-hailing company Lyft recently raised a massive $600mn, including $25mn from Jaguar Land Rover.

Lyft signs its third partnership with a self-driving tech firm

06 Jun 2017

Lyft signs its third partnership with a self-driving tech firm

Ride-hailing company Lyft announced a new partnership with Boston-based autonomous self-driving car start-up NuTonomy with the aim of eventually putting thousands of autonomous, on-demand vehicles on the road.

US Court declines General Motor's plea to avoid ignition-switch lawsuits

25 Apr 2017

US Court declines General Motor's plea to avoid ignition-switch lawsuits

The apex court of USA has declined General Motors' plea to avoid lawsuits that stemmed from the firm's infamous ignition switch defects and subsequent recalls.

Electric carmaker Tesla recalls 53,000 cars over parking brake issue

21 Apr 2017

Electric carmaker Tesla recalls 53,000 cars over parking brake issue

US electric automobile manufacturer Tesla has issued a global-recall for some of its Model S and Model X vehicles to fix a parking brake issue.

Tesla's new electric lorry coming up in September

14 Apr 2017

Tesla's new electric lorry coming up in September

Tesla chief Elon Musk has announced that the company will unveil an electric lorry five months later, in September.

Tesla is now the most valuable US automaker

05 Apr 2017

Tesla is now the most valuable US automaker

Tesla has now become the most valuable US auto company, after its market cap surpassed that of General Motors and Ford as well.

Tesla registers record deliveries after weak 2016 end

03 Apr 2017

Tesla registers record deliveries after weak 2016 end

Registering an impressive 70% rise since the Jan-March 2016 quarter, Tesla has delivered a record 25,000 cars this time.

Elon Musk has WeChat owners backing Tesla up

29 Mar 2017

Elon Musk has WeChat owners backing Tesla up

Chinese tech giant Tencent has reportedly shelled out $1.78 billion in Elon Musk's Tesla for a 5% stake.

Elon Musk's investigation into Tesla factory working conditions

27 Feb 2017

Elon Musk's investigation into Tesla factory working conditions

Following an accusatory post made on Medium by Tesla employee and union advocate Jose Moran earlier this month, Elon Musk shared the results of his investigation into working conditions at Tesla Motors.

Fiat Chrysler boss says Trump's idea good if implemented

29 Jan 2017

Fiat Chrysler boss says Trump's idea good if implemented

Fiat Chrysler head Sergio Marchionne said that all the proposals of President Donald Trump were positive but he was "unsure about what part of this package will get rolled out."

Trump meets carmakers, tells them to "buy American, hire American"

25 Jan 2017

Trump meets carmakers, tells them to "buy American, hire American"

President Donald Trump met the heads of America's three largest car companies - General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler - at the White House.

Donald Trump warns German carmakers

16 Jan 2017

Donald Trump warns German carmakers

US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened German carmakers with a 35% tax for importing cars from abroad.

Trump praises Ford, Fiat Chrysler for US investments

10 Jan 2017

Trump praises Ford, Fiat Chrysler for US investments

Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV were praised by President-elect Donald Trump for announcing new investments in the United States.

Ford finally succumbs to Trump, cans $1.6 billion Mexico factory

04 Jan 2017

Ford finally succumbs to Trump, cans $1.6 billion Mexico factory

Ford Motor Co. said it planned to drop its plan to build the $1.6 billion factory in Mexico.

Ford to shut Mustang factory as sales plunge

13 Oct 2016

Ford to shut Mustang factory as sales plunge

Ford Motor Company has shut its Mustang factory in Michigan for a week.