Let’s agree that our government comes with some incredible ideas when it comes to making our life easy and better. Some are really good, whereas some really doesn’t make sense, like the one we are going to talk about it in this article.
After years of not-so friendly policies for the electric vehicle manufacturers in India, the new government finally showed some support to this heavily taxed industry. It has allotted Rs 75 crore, for faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles in 2015-2016.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Company announced a 17 per cent increase in overall sales for February 2015. The company sold 11,802 units in India as compared to 10,100 units sold in the same month in 2014.
The Union Budget for FY 2015-16 was presented recently in New Delhi and as much as we appreciate the government’s clear focus on boosting the infrastructure to aid economic growth in the long term, the fact that the budget didn’t have much for the automotive industry to cheer for has come as bit of a disappointment.
On the back drop of the 2015 Budget, the government has increased the price of the petrol by Rs 3.18 per litre, which is quite steep. Diesel wasn’t left alone, which also saw a steep hike of Rs 3.09 per litre. This is the first time the government has announced such a steep hike in prices of both the fuel since its global rate fall. This new price will be effective from Sunday.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented the Union Budget in the Indian parliament and has made some major announcements that will benefit the auto industry if not immediately, then over the course of this financial year.
The BMW i8, unarguably, is truly a game changer in the sports car world. With its space-age looks and a powerful yet efficient hybrid drive-train, the two-door sports car has helped redefine performance hybrid vehicles. It is hardly surprising, then that the i8 has just been crowned UK Car of the Year for 2015.
After previewing it through several teaser images, McLaren has now taken the wraps off its Geneva-bound model. Called the 675LT, this new model apparently puts clear focus on performance, being lightweight and on driver engagement.
The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will make its European debut alongside the updated 4C coupe on March 3 at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. While the coupe now benefits from a number of big changes for 2015, including more standard features and a wider range of options, it’s the convertible 4C Spider that will eventually dominate the limelight in Geneva.
The third generation Audi TT went on sale in 2014, surprisingly without a safety rating for the European market. Following last year’s controversy in the UK, Euro NCAP has taken the initiative to put the car to the test themselves.