Maruti Suzuki production declined by 97.5% in May 2020 due to COVID-19

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The government and automakers had enforced shutdowns of factories to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. This has led a huge impact on Indian’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki, who reported a decline of 97.5 percent in production at 3714 units in May 2020. The company had manufactured 151,188 units during the same period in 2019, […]

Skoda workers donate money for PPE kits, ventilators to Indian hospital

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Workers of automobile company Skoda Auto Volkswagen, India, which operates a plant in Aurangabad, contributed a day’s salary and raised Rs 1.2 crore ($158,751). The amount was used to donate 1,388 personal protective equipment (PPE), five ventilators and five multi-paramonitors to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for Covid-19 management. GMCH Aurangabad is the only state-run committed to fight […]

Uber restarts operations in Green, Orange zones in India

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Uber Technologies has resumed services in green and orange zones in the country, its CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said as the ride-hailing company observes “some green shoots” after lockdowns hit ride hailing businesses worldwide. Areas designated as Green and orange zones, where the spread of Covid-19 infections is largely under control, represent more than 80% of India’s 733 districts, […]

Indian lockdown extended; Auto industry appeals to be ‘essential service’

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The ongoing nationwide lockdown in India to control the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has been further extended for two weeks, and will remain on place at least until May 17. Given the impact of the lockdown on the auto sector, industry bodies ACMA, SIAM and FADA have jointly written to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GoI) to […]

Nissan announces support package for Indian dealers and customers

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Nissan in India on Tuesday, announced support package for Nissan and Datsun dealers and customers, the automaker said in a letter to its dealers. Dealers have been exempted by Nissan Motor India Private Limited (NMIPL) from contributing to costumer offers and/or schemes and exchange programs from their dealer margins. In the first quarter of the current financial year, the […]

Hyundai teams up with Air Liquide to produce ventilators in India

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Hyundai Motor India on Saturday has declared that it has teamed up with French company Air Liquide Medical Systems for production of hospital ventilators in India, to help the nation reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The automaker stated that in the first phase, it intends to produce 1000 ventilators. Furthermore, it aims to gradually increase the production […]

Uber partners Indian NHA to provide transport to COVID-19 healthcare workers

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Ride-hailing platform Uber has partnered with the National Health Authority (NHA) to provide transport service to frontline healthcare workers in India, who are engaged in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Uber will initially facilitate the provision of 150 cars at zero cost to support medical facilities located in New Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Prayagraj and Patna through its […]

Mercedes-Benz India to set up temporary hospital for coronavirus

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Mercedes-Benz India has announced it will set up a temporary hospital in Mhalunge-Ingale village, located in Chakan Khed in Maharashtra, with medical facilities and isolation wards for patients affected with coronavirus. The German automaker has stated that the hospital is going to have the capacity to treat 1,500 patients. It will be constructed in Maharashtra Housing […]

Honda to provide 2,000 high-pressure backpack sprayer to Indian government agencies

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Honda India Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Honda group companies, on Wednesday declared that it will help the Indian government with Rs 11 crore ($1.4 million) aid for relief and prevention efforts to battle the spread of coronavirus. Furthermore, the company will also provide 2,000 units of high-pressure backpack sprayers to the various government […]

Uber starts ‘UberMedic’ service to help healthcare workers in India

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Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies on Tuesday said it has started a new service ‘UberMedic’ to help transport frontline healthcare employees to medical facilities and other critical areas throughout India given the coronavirus crisis. “Uber is providing a new service, UberMedic, to transport frontline healthcare workers and assist the government fight against the spread of COVID-19. Working closely […]

TVS Motor Company pledges $3.3 million to Indian PM’s relief fund

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TVS Motor Company on Monday announced an additional Rs. 25 crore ($3.3 million) contribution to the PM’s Relief Fund (PM-CARES) to help with the battle against coronavirus pandemic, together with its Group Companies TVS Credit Services, Sundaram-Clayton and among others. The development comes in line with the continued activities being conducted through Srinivasan Services Trust (SST), the CSR arm of […]