Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Vietnam under which they plan to explore how best to promote the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country. th largest in the world. It is part of the Mitsubishi keiretsu, formerly the biggest industrial group in Japan, and was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. From October 2016, Mitsubishi is one-third owned by Nissan, and a part of the Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi Alliance.
Low mileages, low prices, low running costs: the appeals of second-hand electric cars appear pretty compelling. You can get yourself a low-mileage Renault Fluence saloon for as little as £3000, a quirky Renault Twizy for much the same and a Nissan Leaf for less than £6000. These sums are for cars that cost a fraction of a fossil-fuelled motor to feed, can drive into polluted no-go zones, attract limited taxes and, at the very least, don’t locally pollute. If you fancy something more exotic, a BMW i3 can be on your drive from £14,000 and a Tesla Model S starts…... [Read more]
Maruti Suzuki has unveiled a social campaign, called #PehniKya?, across India to promote use of seat belts in cars to enhance the safety of all occupants.#PehniKya? is a 360 degree campaign that aims to educate passenger vehicle users about the importance of seat belts and its crucial role in preventing road fatalities and injuries. Through the campaign, Maruti Suzuki will sensitize people and break myths around seat belt usage. To create high impact, the campaign will leverage a variety of platforms including television, print, radio, digital and on-ground activations. In its first phase, the campaign will cover eight cities across…... [Read more]
Both the Japanese companies inked a partnership deal in early February this year. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed to this end. Now, the two auto majors have concluded another MOU on considering a cooperative structure for the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) in the Indian market in or around 2020, a statement said. Suzuki will produce EVs for the Indian market and will supply some to Toyota, while Toyota is to provide technical support. Additionally, Toyota and Suzuki intend to conduct a comprehensive study of activities for the widespread acceptance and popular use of EVs in India. Such…... [Read more]
Daimler Greater China has announced a new cooperation with the global accelerator and investor Plug and Play as the company seeks to further explore new technologies and foster a startup culture among its business units. The new agreement will assist Daimler Greater China in identifying early- and growth-stage tech companies for business development and partnership opportunities, allowing Daimler to tap into a new generation of innovation. Marc Lampe, Chief Information Officer at Daimler Greater China, said: “Daimler is fostering an innovative culture and so-called ‘back to garage’ spirit inside the company. We encourage our employees to constantly innovate and re-shape…... [Read more]
Castrol and Tata Motors today signed a new strategic partnership agreement which will see the two companies working even closer together. Castrol is a major supplier, approved by Tata Motors’ Passenger Vehicle Division to provide the entire range of lubricants including engine oils, gear oils, transmission fluids and ancillary products. The two companies have had a longstanding relationship of over three decades and have worked closely together to deliver high-performance products and outstanding services for Tata Motors customers. In the passenger vehicle segment, Castrol and Tata Motors have co-engineered dedicated products to suit the requirements of the passenger vehicle range,…... [Read more]