New Holland Agriculture celebrated 50 years of operations at its Antwerp facility: New Holland Tractor, Belgium. Estd in 1930 as a Ford car assembly factory, the Antwerp site was coverted to a tractor plant in 1964 to manufacture complete tractors. Since 1996, production and assembly of rear axles and transmissions for New Holland tractors has been the focus here. Currently, 100+ drivelines are produced daily and sent to New Holland’s plant in Basildon (UK).
ABB Terra 23/53 range of fast chargers has successfully passed the new European certification process for DC fast chargers at Applus IDIADA (independent certification house) in Spain. ABB multi-standard chargers are compliant with CHAdeMO 1.0, the CE standard and new industry guidelines. CHAdeMO 1.0 certification was carried out in March in Spain after Applus IDIADA certification house for fast charging in Europe was opened.
Castrol today announced an extension of its multi-year sponsorship agreement with National Football League (NFL). The agreement renews the Castrol EDGE as official motor oil sponsor of the NFL through March 2017, a relationship that began in 2010.
A survey in 10 major US cities shows that Millennials want access to better transit in order to be less reliant on a car. 54% Millennials surveyed will consider moving to a new city if more and better options commute options were available. 66% list access to high quality transportation is one of top 3 criteria when deciding where to live.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today announced that CB Shine has become the country’s all time highest selling 125cc motorcycle, the 1st in this segment to reach the 30 lakh unit sales mark. Globally, CB Shine has raced ahead to be recognised as Japan’s top selling motorcycle for the first time through FY 13-14.
Triumph Motorcycles India Private Limited has today inaugurated its Kochi dealership called Syamadynamic Motorcycles. Triumph Motorcycles already have a dealership in Bangalore and Hyderabad. Triumph Motorcycles India reports 326 bookings across 5 model categories. 3 more dealerships will be set up by 2nd May in Mumbai, Pune and Ahmadabad. 9 dealerships are planned for 2014.
International Road Federation (IRF) welcomes Supreme court’s move to set up a 3-member committee to monitor implementation of motor vehicle laws and road safety laws to reduce fatal road accidents in India.
Mahindra launched their ‘Goodbye Fuel, Hello Electric’ scheme for e2o electric car in Pune on the occasion of Earth Day. Mr. Chetan Maini, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt Ltd, launched the scheme a few hours back.