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As India switches to BS-VI, sub Rs 10 lakh petrol cars may gain

As India switches to BS-VI, sub Rs 10 lakh petrol cars may gain

Finance
Mumbai: Petrol-run vehicles priced below Rs 10 lakh are likely to be the initial gainers when India transitions to Bharat Stage-VI emission standards in April, according to industry executives and experts. Factors that are expected to work against diesel vehicles include price hikes that would likely be sharper than on petrol-run models and continuing uncertainty over the availability of BS-VI compliant fuel across the country. Companies that focus on large diesel-powered utility vehicles could therefore take a bigger hit, at least initially, than those that specialise in petrol. Introduction of BS-VI would impact the sub Rs 10 lakh and the Rs 10 lakh-plus price bands differently, said Vinay Raghunath, partner and leader, automotive, EY. “In the first category, OEMs have already announced
Tesla delivers its first ‘Made in China’ cars

Tesla delivers its first ‘Made in China’ cars

Technology
Tesla has delivered its first cars made in China, marking a major milestone for the electric vehicle maker.Fifteen Model 3 sedans were handed over at the company's so-called "Gigafactory" near Shanghai.It comes as Elon Musk's company aims to secure a significant slice of the world's biggest car market.Tesla's move into the country comes as the trade war has forced other American companies to shift production out of China.During a ceremony at the company's multi-billion dollar plant in Shanghai, 15 of its employees received cars they had purchased.The event means deliveries of cars have started a little over a year after construction of the factory got underway.California-based Tesla said that it wanted to start handing over vehicles before the Lunar New Y...
Frontman of 1980s rock band The Cars found dead

Frontman of 1980s rock band The Cars found dead

Entertainment
Ric Ocasek, the frontman of US band The Cars, best known for their 1980s hit single Drive, has died aged 75. Ocasek was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, when police responded to a 911 call. There were no signs of foul play and a post-mortem is to take place, the NYPD said.Ocasek sang, played guitar and wrote most of the band's songs. His death comes a year after The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Image: Paulina Porizkova and Ric Ocasek in 1990 The Cars formed in Boston in 1976 by Ocasek and Benjamin Orr, who played bass. Despite being a decade older than other rock compatriots, they led the new wave movement in the US into the 1980s. ...
Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs

Ditch cars to meet climate change targets, say MPs

Science
People will have to get out of their cars if the UK is to meet its climate change targets, MPs say.The Science and Technology Select Committee says technology alone cannot solve the problem of greenhouse gas emissions from transport.It says the government cannot achieve sufficient emissions cuts by swapping existing vehicles for cleaner versions. The government said it would consider the committee's findings.In its report, the committee said: “In the long-term, widespread personal vehicle ownership does not appear to be compatible with significant decarbonisation.”It echoes a report from an Oxford-based group of academics who warned that even electric cars produce pollution through their tyres and brakes. How polluting are idling cars and buses? Madrid b
Volvo recalling 500,000 cars worldwide over fire risk

Volvo recalling 500,000 cars worldwide over fire risk

Technology
Volvo is recalling 507,000 cars worldwide after an investigation discovered a faulty engine component which could cause the vehicles to catch fire.The Swedish carmaker, which was bought by the Chinese group Geely in 2010, issued the recall on Monday. More than 69,000 cars in the UK are affected. Volvo said it was contacting all affected customers.According to the company its internal "investigations by Volvo Cars have identified that in very rare cases, the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform" causing a risk of fire."In the most extreme cases, there is a possibility that a localised engine bay fire may occur," the company told Sky News. Advertisement According to Bloomberg, a spokesperson for...