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Work on Regional Ring Road Around Hyderabad Will Commence in 3 Months: Nitin Gadkari

The work on the Regional Ring Road (RRR) around Hyderabad will commence in three months, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Friday.He said that the northern part of the RRR has already been sanctioned by the Centre and a Detailed Project Report (DPR) is in the final stage of preparation. He also assured the Telangana government that the Centre will consider its request for sanctioning the southern part of the project.Gadkari was speaking at a programme in Hyderabad for laying foundation…

Hyundai Signs Partnership With IonQ to Use Quantum Computers For Battery Development

Hyundai logo. Representational image. (Photo: Reuters)Quantum computer maker IonQ Inc said on Wednesday that it is partnering with Hyundai Motor Co to use quantum computers to develop more effective batteries.Quantum computer maker IonQ Inc said on Wednesday that it is partnering with Hyundai Motor Co to use quantum computers to develop more effective batteries. The partnership will create a battery chemistry model to simulate the structure and energy of lithium oxide, to help improve the performance, costs, and safety of…

Rivian secures $1.5 billion in incentives for its upcoming Georgia EV factory

Rivian announced today that it secured the incentive packaged, expected to be worth up to $1.5 billion if fully realized, for its upcoming electric vehicle factory in Georgia. In December, not long after it started production of its first electric vehicles at its Illinois factory, Rivian announced a new $5 billion electric vehicle factory in Georgia. Rivian managed to negotiate an impressive incentive package with the state. It is valued at $1.5 billion if the investment from the company is fully completed within…

Ola Electric, Mahindra Submit Bids Under India’s $2.4 Billion Battery Scheme

India’s Reliance Industries, Softbank Group-backed Ola Electric and automaker Mahindra & Mahindra have submitted bids under the country’s $2.4 billion battery scheme, the government said on Saturday.India last year finalised an incentive program to encourage companies to invest in the local manufacturing of batteries as it looks to establish a domestic supply chain for clean transport and build storage for renewable energy.Hyundai Global Motors, engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro, and battery makers Amara…

Maruti Suzuki Records 6 Pct Decline in Sales in April 2022 Due to Chip Shortage

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has announced that it sold a total of 150,661 units in April 2022. Total sales in the month include domestic sales of 126,261 units, sales to other OEM of 5,987 units and exports of 18,413 units. Maruti Suzuki stated that the shortage of electronic components had a minor impact on the production of vehicles, mainly domestic models.It is becoming increasingly difficult for Indian automakers to control input costs as they are dependent on China and Japan which are facing supply chain woes,…

General Motors Electric Van Set World Record For Longest Distance Travelled In Single Charge

An EV manufactured by General Motors set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled by an electric van on a single charge. The journey covered by the EV was almost 420 kilometres.BrightDrop, a venture by General Motors, collaborated with FedEx to achieve the feat. The EV, BrightDrop Zevo 600, covered the journey from New York City to Washington DC, in one single charge. The van with the FedEx logo painted over it, managed to cover the 418-kilometre-long journey and also deliver a shipment of sustainable…

Nitin Gadkari Urges Auto Manufacturers to Diversify Towards Green Hydrogen, Other Biofuel

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday said his dream as Transport Minister is diversification of automobile industry towards ethanol, methanol, green hydrogen and others. “So, today, the most important, which I request you, you should think 50 years ahead. Presently, we have petrol and diesel cars. As Transport Minister, my dream is diversification of automobile industry towards ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, bio-CNG,…and green hydrogen," he said, addressing an event organised by the FICCI…

Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Car Ready to Beat the Summer Heat

With the temperatures rising to a scorching high every day and the heatwave knocking on our door already, one can only imagine how hard things are going to get in the months to come. And while we keep ourselves ready to beat the heat, our cars need a bit of love and attention too. This way, they won’t break down when needed and can spare you from having to get your car fixed in this heat. So, here are some things to keep in mind that will make sure your car is ready not only for the grocery run but also for a road trip if…

SpiceJet Issues Statement After Flight Suffers Mid-Air Turbulence, Injuring 11 Passengers

Around 40 passengers received minor injuries after the overhead cabin luggage fell on them. (Photo: SpiceJet)A passenger aircraft of SpiceJet experienced massive mid-air turbulence while landing at Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport at Andal in West Burdwan district of West Bengal.A passenger aircraft of SpiceJet experienced massive mid-air turbulence while landing at Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport at Andal in West Burdwan district of West Bengal on Sunday evening.The flight was coming from Mumbai. SpiceJet authorities have confirmed…

Energy chief Granholm touts $3B plan to boost EV batteries

U.S. Secretary of Energy and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm speaks Monday, May 2, 2022, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the completion of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Credit: Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP Continuing its push to dramatically boost sales of electric vehicles, the Biden administration on Monday announced $3.1…