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Study fuels hope for compressed natural gas cars

Researchers have identified new materials that may be able to store compressed natural gas (CNG) at low pressure and at room temperature, paving the way for tanks that are lighter and fit cars better.

BMW developing cars that can be parked using smartwatches

Luxury automobile maker BMW is reportedly working on a technology that will allow drivers to park their cars using a smartwatch.

Mercedes-Benz opens second R&D facility

It is Spread across an area of 266,000 sq ft with a capacity of over 2,400 people.

Bajaj mulls price hike for Discover, Platina models from Jan

Bajaj had earlier raised prices of its Pulsar model range by Rs 1,000 at the end of festival season this year.

BMW tries to succeed where Daimler failed with London car-share scheme

BMW launched its car-sharing service in London on Thursday, barely six months after fellow German carmaker Daimler said it was shutting its equivalent initiative in Britain.

Triumph Motorcycles bets big on Indian market

Currently, the company is assembling the motorcycles at its Manesar facility. The CKD units are brought from Thailand and UK.

Volkswagen inaugurates IT support centre in India

Car maker Volkswagen India on Wednesday inaugurated its IT support centre in India to cater to global operations.

Toyota set to become world's first FCV seller

Japanese auto major Toyota said Tuesday that its "Mirai" hydrogen-powered vehicle will hit the Japanese market Dec 15, making it the world`s first seller of fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) for general consumers.

Maruti expects shift in demand for petrol cars

Maruti Suzuki is expecting a shift towards petrol vehicles with the recent deregulation of diesel by the government.

New battery could be game-changer for electric cars

A new lithium battery that could triple the driving range of an electric vehicle and significantly lower its maintenance costs is all set for mass production within a year.

Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari, issue $2.5 bn convertible bond

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said on Wednesday it will spin off its luxury sports car maker Ferrari and list the shares as part of a bigger scheme which includes a $2.5 billion convertible bond issue to help fund its ambitious business plan.

Indian-origin classic car wins in France

A French car with an Indian provenance, but owned by an American, won the Best of Show.

Daimler unveils self-driving truck, likely on roads in 10 years

German commercial vehicles major Daimler AG has unveiled the concept of its self-driving truck 'Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025' that is capable operating without assistance from drivers on highways.

Cars that drive themselves starting to chat with each other

An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology that indicates a new stage in automation is happening faster than many expected.

Harley-Davidson opens second outlet in Mumbai

Iconic cult bike maker Harley-Davidson Thursday launched its second outlet in the city, offering all its 11 models available in the country to cater to the increased demand.

Mahindra First Choice Wheels sees big potential in Punjab market

It is targeting adding 100 outlets this fiscal across the country, riding on the back of huge demand in the used car sector.

Volkswagen sets up engine assembly unit at Chakan plant

The engine, to be produced in India, will be the new 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine.

Ferrari races to $38 million sale, most ever for car at auction

Ferrari races to $38 million sale, most ever for car at auctionA red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, which was once involved in a fatal accident, has set the world record for a car sold at auction, going for $38.1 million at a sale in California, auction house Bonhams said.

Maruti's K-series engine crosses 25 lakh production mark

Passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Wednesday said its gasoline powered K-series engine crossed 25 lakh (2.5 million) production milestone early this month.

Irda allows 3-yr third party insurance cover for two-wheelers

The policy has to be renewed every year in case of own-damage cover.