Mahindra and Mahindra, others to invest $105 mln in two-wheeler unit

Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra said on Wednesday that the company, along with external investors, will spend 8.75 billion rupees ($105 million) in its two-wheeler unit, Classic Legends, over the next two to three years. The ‘Scorpio’ car manufacturer, will invest 5.25 billion and the remaining will come from existing shareholders and new investors, Mahindra … Read more

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650: The Joy Of Motorcycling

For all my time on two wheels, I’ve never really understood cruisers. The weight, the power, the handling, the seating position — none of them made sense to me alone, let alone together. Now, though, I think I get it. Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 | Jalopnik Reviews What changed my mind wasn’t a modern … Read more

Elon Musk and Exxon talked up a key ingredient in EVs this year. Here’s why

A critical mineral used to make electric vehicle batteries gained significant attention from industry leaders in 2023.  Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has described lithium batteries as “the new oil.” Earlier this year he urged entrepreneurs to produce more lithium amid a refining capacity “choke point.” “Instead of making a picture sharing app, please refine … Read more

India’s light vehicle market the only one among top 10 globally to outgrow pre-pandemic levels

India has been the fastest growing among the world’s ten largest automobile markets this calendar year when compared to the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to a global forecasting firm. The world’s largest light vehicle (includes cars and light utility vehicles less than 6 tonnes) market behind China and the US is estimated to advance … Read more

BYD’s Dolphin Is A Cheap EV With A Striking Organic Interior Design

Today I was watching CarGurus UK’s video review of the BYD Dolphin, an electric hatchback with a base price in the U.K. of around £26,000, the equivalent of about $33,000. Current interior trends are leaning toward minimalism and deletion of physical switchgear, but the BYD Dolphin proves two things – car interiors don’t have to … Read more

It’s been a big year for hybrids — ‘a baby step into the EV world’

DETROIT — America’s automakers have staked their futures on the notion that electric vehicles will dominate sales in the coming years, spurred by buyers determined to reduce carbon emissions and save on fuel. But so far, while EV sales are growing, their pace is falling well short of the industry’s ambitious timetable for transitioning away … Read more

India’s light vehicle market: Indian automobile market fastest growing among top 10 globally

India has been the fastest growing among the world’s 10 largest automobile markets this calendar year when compared to the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to a global sales forecasting firm. The world’s largest light vehicle (includes cars and light utility vehicles less than 6 tonnes) market, behind China and the US, is estimated to … Read more

The 2024 Subaru WRX TR Is Unexpectedly Appealing

If you read our BRZ tS review, you know I was just in Sicily driving some Subarus. As you’ve no doubt gathered by now, the other car was the Subaru WRX TR. With the demise of the U.S. market STI at the hands of America’s goofy emissions regime the WRX TR assumes the mantle of … Read more

Cummins to take $2 billion hit from emission claims settlement

Cummins said on Friday it expects to take nearly $2.04 billion charge in the fourth quarter as it reached an agreement to resolve regulatory claims on its emissions certification and compliance for some pickup truck engines. U.S. regulators had raised concerns that some aspects of its emissions systems may reduce the “effectiveness” of emissions control … Read more

How Rio Tinto is poised to benefit from the EV boom

Copper mines like Rio Tinto’s Bingham Canyon mine on the outskirts of Salt Lake City are on the frontline of America’s transition to clean energy. Global demand for copper, a major component of electric vehicles, is expected to grow from 25 million metric tons to nearly 49 million metric tons by 2035, according to S&P … Read more