“The product portfolio is always an evolving thing. The SUV segment is the most popular segment we have presently in India. We have the biggest SUV brand on the planet and we have leveraged that. We will continue to bring the right products. We are studying everything at the moment. Portfolio building takes time. We are looking at the CBU portfolio. They are aspirational products and we will build on that,” Datta added.Exclusive offer: Use code "BUDGET2020" and get Moneycontrol Pro's Subscription for as little as Rs 333/- for the first year. … [Read more...] about Fiat Chrysler lines up electric cars, SUVs for India
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Tesla is in advanced stages of talks to use batteries from CATL that contain no cobalt - one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) batteries - in cars made at its China plant, people familiar with the matter said.Adoption would mark the first time for the U.S. automaker to include so-called lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in its lineup, as it seeks to lower production costs amid faltering overall EV sales in China.Tesla has been talking to the Chinese manufacturer for more than a year to supply LFP batteries that will be cheaper than its existing batteries by a "double-digit percent," said a person directly involved in the matter, who was not authorised to speak with media and so declined to be identified.Tesla Inc and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) declined to comment.EV manufacturers usually use nickel-cobalt-aluminium (NCA) or nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) batteries on passenger vehicles because of their higher energy density, which is critical … [Read more...] about Tesla in talks to use CATL’s cobalt-free batteries in China-made cars: Sources
It is that time of the year when all the automobile buffs and car aficionados are at the Auto Expo to witness the biggest cars launches.This year, much like other years, Auto Expo went big and featured some of the most-awaited cars, MUVs/SUVs, two-wheelers, three-wheelers, concept cars, vintage cars and more. The event kickstarted on 7th February and will conclude on 12th February. The likes of Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Renault, Great Wall Motors, Kia, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Morris Garages attended the event and showcased their automobiles.Giving the Auto Expo a miss this time, are Honda and BMW.If you don’t know about the cars and bikes that dropped at Auto Expo, fret not because we have got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the car launches at the mega event. … [Read more...] about Vroom, vroom: JLR drives the new Land Rover Defender in India, priced at Rs 69.99 lakh
The South-African-born billionaire is one of the world’s most successful business leaders. His rocket-manufacturing company, SpaceX, is developing a Starship project for a reusable spacecraft to take people to orbit, the Moon, Mars, and beyond, while his electric car-manufacturing company Tesla is aiming to achieve Level 5 autonomy for self-driving vehicles, requiring no human involvement. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Rattles Fans by Responding to Online Time Travel Conspiracy Theory
What would we otherwise make of Edison’s empirical dragnet method that yielded 1093 patents, still the record; Watson and Crick’s algorithmic approach to testing the stability of DNA base pairs; Bach’s assembly-line tactic of composing hundreds of cantatas; or the imaginative ways in which Nasa engineers solved the problems of the otherwise doomed Apollo 13 mission? … [Read more...] about Where does ‘creativity’ happen in your brain?