Hunt for new CEO

BMW CEO Harold Krueger has quit days before a board meeting that was due to decide his future due to falling profits and catch with rivals in the race to develop electric vehicles. Kruger will remain in post until a replacement is named as BMW is hunting frantically for a new CEO. Klaus Frohlich, head…

BMW to release electric car models two years early

BMW has accelerated its electric car models, in an attempt to convince investors it is capable of catching rivals in the race to sell Battery vehicles. The company plans to release 25  fully electric of hybrid models by 2023, two years earlier than previously announced and over 50 per cent of the new vehicles will…

Mammoothy introduces Pappu Zebra mascot

Kerala Superstar actor Mammooty introduced the new Pappu Zebra, the mascot of Kerala Police’s road safety awareness campaign in 3D animation through his Facebook page. The mascot created by Nandan Pillai was initially launched on June 3, 2009, and was so successful it won the International Media Safety Award for the best Road Safety awareness…

VW whistleblower sacked by GM

Whistle blower Hemanth Kappanna, an Indian engineer whose research helped to expose Volkswagen’s conspiracy to lie about its diesel cars’ emissions, was fired by US “General Motors” as part of a strategic transformation. His severance package consisted of two months’ salary and a one-way ticket to India. Kappanna returned to Bengaluru as he could not…

Jaguar Land Rover wins copycat SUV case against Jiangling

Tata Motors unit Jaguar Land Rover after three year court battle has won a legal case to prevent China car brand from selling a copycat vehicle. In 2016 UK-based carmaker sued Jiangling Motors Corporation for its Landwind X7 sport utility vehicle, which the company claimed bore an extremely  strong resemblance to the Range Rover Evoque.…

Musk shows off Tesla Model Y

Elon Musk, dressed all in black showed off Model Y in front of an adoring crowd of Tesla employees and customers, making an extended rendition of the electric car history before taking credit for what he claimed was its impact on the rest of the automobile industry forcing companies to secure their own futures on…

Geneva Motor show

The Geneva International Motor Show, in Switzerland opens this week, at a time when manufacturers increasingly  wary of spending cash on big set-piece event,  as traditional motor shows seem to be in decline, with electrification the dominant theme. Mercedes and Audi who are in the process of developing whole new electric ranges will both have…