News – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:02:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.16 Nissan KICKS brings a new digital challenge for youth in the heart of UAE https://tiresandparts.net/news/nissan-kicks-brings-a-new-digital-challenge-for-youth-in-the-heart-of-uae/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/nissan-kicks-brings-a-new-digital-challenge-for-youth-in-the-heart-of-uae/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:02:35 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=40211 The popular Nissan KICKS, which offers an impressive array of class-leading features and personalization options, continues to serve as the SUV of choice amongst younger audiences, a year after the arrival of the SUV’s 2022 model to the region. The Nissan Kicks 2022 is now available at Arabian Automobiles the exclusive distributor for Nissan cars […]

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The popular Nissan KICKS, which offers an impressive array of class-leading features and personalization options, continues to serve as the SUV of choice amongst younger audiences, a year after the arrival of the SUV’s 2022 model to the region. The Nissan Kicks 2022 is now available at Arabian Automobiles the exclusive distributor for Nissan cars in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, and to celebrate the popularity of the brand’s subcompact crossover in the Middle East, Nissan has launched a new digital challenge that calls on youthful audiences to express their personality though an exciting and entertaining lip-syncing contest.

Building on the success of the KICKS anthem video (Built to your Beat) launched earlier this year, the contest urges audiences to record themselves singing along to the catchy track using a dedicated filter and upload their video onto Instagram. Created by local hip-hop artist Chyno with a Why?, the KICKS anthem highlights the enthusiastic appeal and unique features of the subcompact crossover and has garnered over 13 million views across social platforms to date, including popular music streaming service Anghami.

Participants are encouraged to use the #NissanKICKS hashtag, and tag the official Instagram accounts of both Nissan Middle East and (@NissanDxb), to enter the competition. Set to run until 5th July 2022, the competition engages younger audiences across the region and offers participants the opportunity to win an exclusive test drive of the KICKS. Additionally, participants also stand a chance to win a Bose Bluetooth speaker allowing them to enjoy listening to their favorite music inside and outside the car. Seven winners in total will be announced on 7th July 2022, with one winner from Dubai & the Northern Emirates.

The 2022 Nissan KICKS offers a unique set of features, technology, style, and value that buyers seek in a subcompact crossover. In addition to an attractive two-tone color scheme, the KICKS offers buyers enhanced connectivity and safety through the implementation of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity as well as the introduction of numerous Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) features.

To discover the appeal of the Nissan Kicks 2022, customers can visit their nearest Nissan showroom in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates.

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Iconic speed six to be born again https://tiresandparts.net/news/40206/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/40206/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:42:58 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=40206 Bentley Mulliner is to bring the iconic Speed Six back to life with a new and highly exclusive Continuation Series of 12 cars, each mechanically and aesthetically authentic to the Bentley racers that won Le Mans in 1929 and 1930. Created to honour the achievements of the original cars and while continuing to develop and […]

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Bentley Mulliner is to bring the iconic Speed Six back to life with a new and highly exclusive Continuation Series of 12 cars, each mechanically and aesthetically authentic to the Bentley racers that won Le Mans in 1929 and 1930. Created to honour the achievements of the original cars and while continuing to develop and preserve Mulliner’s heritage skills, the new Speed Sixes will become the second pre-war continuation project in the world after the Blower – both created by Bentley Mulliner.

The most successful Bentley racing car of its era, the Speed Six is regarded as one of the most important Bentleys in history, not only further demonstrating the marque’s world-beating performance credentials but also proving the concept of the Grand Tourer – a fast car that remained comfortable and luxurious, and capable of covering huge distances with ease. Every Bentley since has followed the same ethos.

The 12-car series has been designed, and will be developed and built, by the same team of Mulliner specialists that have created the Blower Continuation Series – the first pre-war continuation project in the world. This acclaimed run of 12 new 4½ litre ‘Blower’ Bentleys was based on the company’s own 1929 Team Car #2 – the most famous and valuable Bentley in the world, which raced alongside the Speed Six in 1930 – and sold out instantly. The same is true of the new Speed Six continuations, with all 12 cars already reserved by lucky customers around the world.

The Speed Six Continuation Series was announced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed by Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Adrian Hallmark, who comments:

After incredible levels of skill were acquired by the Mulliner team through the development of the Blower Continuation Series, and with the success of the cars with their customers, a chance to honour the Speed Six is a fantastic next step. It’s vital that we protect, preserve and develop not just this important part of our heritage, but also the knowledge we’ve gained through working with these classic Bentleys. The Speed Six is one of the most important Bentleys in our 103-year history, and the 12 cars of the Continuation Series will embody the same values as W.O. Bentley’s originals, crafted by hand with the same meticulous attention both to engineering quality and to fanatical attention to detail. The lucky owners will be able to race their cars around the world, and truly relive the exploits of the original Bentley Boys.

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Continental equips the All-Electric Mercedes EQB with special EcoContact 6 Tyres https://tiresandparts.net/news/continental-equips-the-all-electric-mercedes-eqb-with-special-ecocontact-6-tyres/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/continental-equips-the-all-electric-mercedes-eqb-with-special-ecocontact-6-tyres/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:20:02 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=40202 Premium German manufacturer, Continental is now the official supplier of tyres for the all-electric Mercedes EQB. The latest SUV from the EQ range from Mercedes-Benz will come as standard with Continental’s economical 19 inch, EcoContact 6 tyres. The EcoContact 6 is characterized by its outstanding energy efficiency as well as its superior handling and braking […]

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Premium German manufacturer, Continental is now the official supplier of tyres for the all-electric Mercedes EQB. The latest SUV from the EQ range from Mercedes-Benz will come as standard with Continental’s economical 19 inch, EcoContact 6 tyres.

The EcoContact 6 is characterized by its outstanding energy efficiency as well as its superior handling and braking performance. Continental has lowered the rolling resistance of the EcoContact 6 by 15 percent compared with the previous model. The specially developed rubber compound minimizes friction when the tyre is in contact with the road surface, which means that it absorbs less energy and, in turn, rolling resistance is reduced.

The EcoContact 6 recently showed off its energy efficiency as part of the summer tyre test organized by German trade magazine Auto Zeitung (issue 6/22), in which it beat nine other tyres from European, Asian and U.S. manufacturers in a rolling resistance test. In addition, it also offers excellent cornering stability even at high speeds. The tread profile constantly adapts to the road surface, ensuring a longer tyre life.

Automobile manufacturers all over the world rely on Continental as a leading supplier of tyres. In Europe, almost one in three cars roll off the assembly line fitted with Continental tyres. with the German brand proudly supplying seven of the world’s ten most successful makers of electric vehicles with new, eco-friendly tyres.

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Birla Carbon to participate in the DKT 2022 https://tiresandparts.net/news/birla-carbon-to-participate-in-the-dkt-2022/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/birla-carbon-to-participate-in-the-dkt-2022/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:14:10 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=40196 Birla Carbon, one of the leading global producers of sustainable carbon-based solutions, will be participating in the Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft, DKT 2022, to be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from June 27 – 30, 2022. Birla Carbon will exhibit at – Hall 8, Booth 8-307. Birla Carbon will showcase Continua™ Sustainable Carbonaceous Materials at the event, which […]

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Birla Carbon, one of the leading global producers of sustainable carbon-based solutions, will be participating in the Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft, DKT 2022, to be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from June 27 – 30, 2022. Birla Carbon will exhibit at – Hall 8, Booth 8-307.

Birla Carbon will showcase Continua™ Sustainable Carbonaceous Materials at the event, which offers a sustainable alternative to traditional furnace carbon black. Birla Carbon teams will be available at the booth to discuss quantified carbon footprint reduction, large-scale and continuity of supply, and technical handholding to integrate the product into customer production lines.

With participation from suppliers across the carbon black industry, the DKT 2022 event presents Birla Carbon with the opportunity to share its carbon black solutions for the Mechanical Rubber Goods industry, which will help customers achieve superior finish and durability for their desired applications.

To learn more about Continua™ SCM and other carbon black solutions for the Mechanical rubber Goods industry, visit the Birla Carbon exhibition stall at Hall 8, Booth 8-307.

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FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR hones the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 https://tiresandparts.net/news/friedrich-performance-manufaktur-hones-the-porsche-718-cayman-gt4/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/friedrich-performance-manufaktur-hones-the-porsche-718-cayman-gt4/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:47:07 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=40193 The naturally aspirated four-liter engine of the 718 Cayman GT4 produces 309 kW / 420 hp in stock configuration. The FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR engineers spotted potential for teasing some more horsepower from the boxer engine on the exhaust side. The tuning has a modular design and starts with FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR rear mufflers featuring actively […]

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The naturally aspirated four-liter engine of the 718 Cayman GT4 produces 309 kW / 420 hp in stock configuration. The FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR engineers spotted potential for teasing some more horsepower from the boxer engine on the exhaust side. The tuning has a modular design and starts with FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR rear mufflers featuring actively controlled exhaust flaps. They come with EC component type approval and allow choosing between a subdued and a decidedly sporty exhaust note. The mufflers can be combined with the production tailpipes or with the FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR exhaust pipes, which measure 100 millimeters in diameter and combine stainless steel and carbon in various colors.

 

In order to let the GT4 engine breathe out even more freely and generate even more extra power as a result, FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR developed two additional upgrades for the exhaust system. Precision-designed and manufactured stainless headers replace the production components on both sides of the engine. They can be ordered with high-efficiency thermal insulation, as can the 200-cell metal catalysts. The complete FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR high-performance exhaust system saves 12 kilograms in weight over the stock system and boosts peak power of the engine by 25.8 kW / 35 hp while producing about 30 Nm more torque.

 

The mid-engined racer is even more dynamic with around 455 horsepower under the hood.  From rest, the tuned coupe takes only 4.1 seconds for the sprint to 100 km/h. Just ten seconds later, the two-seater is already traveling at 200 km/h. The top speed is north of 305 km/h.

 

Of course, the aerodynamics also play an elementary role in these speed ranges. For this reason FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR developed naked-carbon components that underscore the racing looks and thanks to their sophisticated shape further reduce lift at the front and rear axle. The refinement specialist produces all bodywork components from this hi-tech composite material in its own Manufaktur craft production facility.

 

The three-piece FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR front spoiler, which juts out further than the production component, gives the 718 Cayman GT4 a markedly sporty facelift and optimizes the handling stability at high speeds to boot. Two spoiler flaps mounted on each side above the carbon air outlets ahead of the front wheel wells add further aerodynamic finishing touches.

 

The carbon covers for the large side intakes in the front fascia optimize the airflow to the radiators and front brakes. The FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR carbon trim on top of the front bumper provides yet another sporty visual upgrade.

 

The FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR rocker panels route the air past the rear wheel arches with as little turbulence as possible and visually give the GT4 an even lower stance.

 

The strong suit of the carbon mirror covers and the triangular covers behind them is their attractive design, while the FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR airbox cowls for the air intakes in the rear quarter panels magnify the motor racing looks. What is more: They optimize the supply of fresh air to the engine as well.

 

The German automotive refinement specialist also does some aerodynamic fine-tuning at the rear. It fits the rear wing of the GT4 with carbon sides that have a lower edge and with a carbon Gurney flap, which serves as a trailing edge on the wing profile and produces more downforce at high speeds.

 

FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR modifies the rear fascia as well. The production centerpiece is replaced by an aerodynamically efficient carbon diffuser fitted with cutouts for the two stainless/carbon tailpipes of the exhaust system. It also has vertical diffuser fins, which channel the airflow precisely and thereby ensure additional rear-axle downforce. Carbon components on either side join the diffuser to the wheels arches on the left and right.

 

The spectacular looks of the FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR bodywork refit is rounded off by tailor-made alloys with delicate ten-spoke design. Opting for front wheels of size 8.5Jx20 and 11Jx21 rims on the rear axle gives even more emphasis to the wedge shape of the sports car. FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR chose tires of sizes 235/35 ZR 20 and 295/25 ZR 21 as the optimal solution.

 

In addition, FRIEDRICH PERFORMANCE MANUFAKTUR offers three different coilover suspensions for lowering the ride height of the two-door by up to 45 millimeters while also firming up the damping. There is also a variant designed specifically for use on the racetrack, which allows tailoring not only the vehicle ride height, but also the compression and rebound stages of the damping precisely to the driver’s wishes. Special strut mounds ensure even more direct handling.

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Hyundai County Entrusted by drivers and passengers https://tiresandparts.net/news/hyundai-county-entrusted-by-drivers-and-passengers/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/hyundai-county-entrusted-by-drivers-and-passengers/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:33:13 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=40190 The Hyundai County, the trusted bus across the Middle East and Africa, has been reimagined from the ground up. Now known as ‘County New Breeze’, the Hyundai bus has been designed to be more comfortable and versatile thanks to the expanded choice of options, including the ‘Extra Long’ model which gives customers more seats and […]

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The Hyundai County, the trusted bus across the Middle East and Africa, has been reimagined from the ground up.

Now known as ‘County New Breeze’, the Hyundai bus has been designed to be more comfortable and versatile thanks to the expanded choice of options, including the ‘Extra Long’ model which gives customers more seats and impressive performance.

Following the success of the County, Mr. Hyoung Jung Im, Head of Hyundai Motor Company Middle East & Africa, said in a comment “For many years, County has been trusted by many customers in our region. County is the bus of choice for schools and educational institutions, businesses, and the public sector, delivering functionality, durability, efficiency, safety and comfort to passengers. Furthermore, the all-new County New Breeze continues the success story and offers well-designed features that ensure excellent all-around performance.”

Driving the County on a daily basis is Mr. Mastan Shah how works at Trust Electromechanical services co, transporting his fellow employees back and forth from work.Mr. Shah describes his impression of County “It’s reliable and good in terms of the maintenance costs.” His colleague Mohamed Adnan, who is a daily passenger of the company bus added, “I like the comfort and low noise on the road”.

County New Breeze which was launched in 2020, comes with a choice of three wheelbase variants: Standard, Long, and Extra Long. There’s a selection of eight powerplants options ranging from 100 PS to 170 PS. For improved safety, with disc-type front brakes and dual airbags. Drivers enjoy the new crash pad and instrument panel that offer improved ergonomics and function.

Inside, improved driver ergonomics impress drivers, starting with a smaller diameter steering wheel, gives drivers more space. At the center of the cluster is a 3.5-in TFT LCD that displays a wide range of information delivered with digital precision and speed.

Passengers also appreciate County New Breeze due to the improved comfort made possible by the increased seating capacity. there are more seating configurations to choose from ranging from 14+1 (Standard) to a maximum of 33+1 (Extra Long). The Extra Long body range is also offered in 32+1, 29+1, 28+1, and 25+1 editions.County New Breeze comes with more choices and more power, engines and transmissions are tailored to operate reliably in extreme climatic conditions like blistering summer heat. Turbocharged, inter-cooled, and fed by the Common Rail Diesel Fuel Injection system, County New Breeze engines are available in 3.9L (and 3.6L) displacements and the entire spectrum of Euro emission homologation standards, including level 5.

To ensure good handling characteristics and a stable, smooth ride, the front-end rides on semi-elliptic laminated leaf springs with monotube shock absorbers. The rear setup features long-span tapered leaf springs.

The Hyundai County New Breeze continues the road to success in the bus segment with performance, convenience, and safety.

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Chevrolet Reveals Major Enhancements for The New Silverado Line-up, Including First-Ever ZR2 Off-Road Trim https://tiresandparts.net/news/chevrolet-reveals-major-enhancements-for-the-new-silverado-line-up-including-first-ever-zr2-off-road-trim/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/chevrolet-reveals-major-enhancements-for-the-new-silverado-line-up-including-first-ever-zr2-off-road-trim/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:45:48 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=40187 Chevrolet Middle East announced today that the refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Silverado line-up is now available across the region, bringing more choices, more technology, and more off-road capabilities to truck-lovers. The line-up is headlined by the first-ever Silverado ZR2, Chevrolet’s new flagship off-road truck, and the latest addition to a successful lineup of off-road capable pick-up […]

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Chevrolet Middle East announced today that the refreshed 2022 Chevrolet Silverado line-up is now available across the region, bringing more choices, more technology, and more off-road capabilities to truck-lovers. The line-up is headlined by the first-ever Silverado ZR2, Chevrolet’s new flagship off-road truck, and the latest addition to a successful lineup of off-road capable pick-up trucks.

 

“The Silverado has earned its reputation as a durable, versatile, and powerful truck in the Middle East. Adventure-lovers and off-road aficionados flock to the Silverado trims and, with the new 2022 line-up, and the launch of the ZR2, we are proud to offer a truck that will exceed their expectations at every turn,” said Sharon Nishi, Chief Marketing Officer, GM Africa & Middle East. “With the full 2022 line-up, we can now offer customers more choice, a more refined design and new technology options from the LT through to the High Country and the all-new ZR2. We can’t wait to see these new trucks on – and off! – roads across the region.”

 

Refreshed Interior and Exterior Design

From the LT through to the premium High Country and the off-road beast, the ZR2, the new Silverado line-up features an enhanced exterior design that asserts the presence and dynamism this generation introduced in 2019. It also offers a new and expressive interior with enhanced technology integration.

 

The cabin of the Silverado is fully driver-oriented, underpinned with thoughtful design cues and tech offerings connected to Chevrolet performance heritage. Fully redesigned, the interior features a sweeping horizontal instrument panel that makes the cabin feel more spacious, along with a new enhanced functional center console which features an ETRS Electronic Shifter, available on the LT up. For the driver looking for high quality sound, the Silverado offers an enhanced BOSE premium sound system, available on the RST and standard on the LTZ and High Country.

 

A class-leading, 13.4-inch-diagonal touchscreen comes as standard on LT, RST, Trail Boss, ZR2, and High Country while a 12.3-inch configurable driver information screen replaces the traditional gauge cluster. Together, they provide the driver with a bold, panoramic, and at-a-glance view of the important vehicle feature readouts and infotainment settings.

 

For the more discerning driver, Chevrolet is bringing the Silverado High Country to the region and the most premium Silverado has gotten even better for 2022. The interior features authentic open-pore wood trim on the console, upper glove box and doors and is off-set by the jet-black interior and stainless-steel speaker grilles from the Bose premium audio system. Premium leather seats are decorated with custom perforation and elegant stitching patterns, with the exclusive High Country badging featured prominently on the headrests and door sill.

 

Available on most trims, Google built-in provides access to Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play right on your infotainment screen. This new experience works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay4 and offers new levels of customization and flexibility for customers.

 

Starting with an already bold style, the Silverado’s designers enhanced the 2022 model with elements that reinforce the truck’s wide, stable, and confidence-inspiring stance while also incorporating refined cues. Each trim features a new front fascia and grille design, that emphasizes each trim’s unique personality and celebrates its iconic stability and strength. New daytime running lamps have been programmed with animated walk-up and walk-away functions in addition to swiping turn signal functions on select trims.

 

The versatility and capability that Silverado is renowned for is taken to the next level with the Durabed, which unlocks a cargo bed volume of 2,030 liters, making the Silverado is as functional as it is good-looking. The Silverado line-up also features 12 standard tie-downs, outperforming all other competitors, and innovative features such as the available and industry-first power up/down tailgate and the available six-position Multi-Flex tailgate.

 

First-ever Silverado ZR2

The first-ever Silverado ZR2 drives into the flagship position of ChevroletTrucks’ factory-lifted off-road lineup, offering race-proven off-road performance customers can buy right from the showroom floor or online (at participating SCD dealers). The ZR2 brings together a premium interior, immersive technology, a number of standard safety equipment features and off-road prowess in a comprehensive package.

 

Tested across both the US and the Middle East, the ZR2 is undeniably, an off-road beast. Powered by a standard 6.2L V-8 engine, and mated with 10-speed automatic transmission, the Silverado balances everyday driving comfort and hardworking capabilities, with a payload and towing capacity of up to 553kg and 4,000kg respectively.

 

Suspension upgrades coupled with the Silverado-first application of Multimatic DSSV spool-valve dampers and uniquely tuned springs that increase the maximum front and rear suspension travel to enhance its off-road capabilities. A new steel front bumper designed for off-road strength, durability, and clearance, including an all-new, high-approach front bumper that enables an improved 31-degree approach angle, compared to other Silverado off-road models. Paired with specific 33-inch off-road tires and a dual exhaust, which has been placed before the rear bumper to eliminate potential damage, the ZR2 can tackle any terrain.

 

In addition to its functional features, the new Silverado ZR2 is distinguished by several aesthetic cues, including a new black hood insert, a unique grille with integrated lighting and a “flow-tie” emblem, wheel flares, ZR2 badges, unique 18-inch wheels, and a unique Jet Black/Graystone leather-trimmed interior, with complementing dark trim.

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E-mobility India Forum 2022 to focalise strategies on EV adoption, safety concerns and charging infrastructure development https://tiresandparts.net/news/e-mobility-india-forum-2022-to-focalise-strategies-on-ev-adoption-safety-concerns-and-charging-infrastructure-development/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/e-mobility-india-forum-2022-to-focalise-strategies-on-ev-adoption-safety-concerns-and-charging-infrastructure-development/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:30:24 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=40184 Depreciation of air quality, climate change and incremental rise in global temperature are some alarming concerns which demand a transition to electrically powered and emission-free vehicles. To develop an ecosystem for EVs, the Indian government has already implemented policies and subsidies to encourage automobile brands to manufacture EVs locally. The mission is to have 30% […]

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Depreciation of air quality, climate change and incremental rise in global temperature are some alarming concerns which demand a transition to electrically powered and emission-free vehicles. To develop an ecosystem for EVs, the Indian government has already implemented policies and subsidies to encourage automobile brands to manufacture EVs locally. The mission is to have 30% of all passenger vehicles in India “electrified” by 2030.

 

E-Mobility India Forum powered by NGV India Summit, is gearing up for its second edition on 29 – 30 September 2022 at Le Meridien, New Delhi. Organised by Messe Frankfurt India, the conference will discuss topics concerning the adoption and promotion of e-mobility, and infrastructural requirements as well as highlight upcoming advancements in the EV sector.

 

“The transition to e-mobility is already ensuing and factors such as component localisation, charging infrastructure, standardised safety processes will fast-pace this shift and create new business models and opportunities across the automotive ecosystem,” shared Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd. Through E-Mobility India Forum, the organiser aims to bring stakeholders together to spark crucial discussions, refine strategies and outline the roadmap for the EV sector in India.

 

Distinguished industry experts, C-suite executives and leaders of top EV brands have confirmed to be part of E-Mobility India Forum’s panel, including:

 

  • Mr Akilur Rahman, Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi
  • Mr Atul Arya, Head – Energy Systems Division, Panasonic
  • Mr Anmol Singh Jaggi, Co-Founder and CEO, BluSmart Mobility
  • Mr Kaushik Madhavan, Vice President – Mobility, South Asia, Frost & Sullivan
  • Mr Hemal N Thakkar, Director – Transport, Logistics & Mobility, CRISIL

 

The forum aims to bring forth some of the most crucial industry-focused topics, such as: Understanding consumer attitudes and perceptions towards EV adoption, localisation, developing charging infrastructure, new business models powered by the EV ecosystem and discussion on safety concerns, standardisation and regulatory needs of EV industry as well as a detailed market overview and trend forecast.

 

In addition, the conference will provide a platform for e-mobility and automotive companies to present their innovative clean mobility products and solutions before the industry.

 

E-Mobility India Forum reinforces and complements Messe Frankfurt India’s “Clean Mobility” portfolio of events, with “NGV India Summit” already established as the apex annual leadership forum for the fast-growing natural gas vehicles industry and broader gas mobility sector.

 

Opening on 29 September 2022, the forum will be held under the safety protocols of ‘MFI SafeConnect’, developed by Messe Frankfurt India in accordance with the government’s health and safety guidelines, which will provide a well-secured platform to converge and discuss the way forward for the Indian EV sector.

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Honda’s Ericsson Reclaims Championship Lead at Road America https://tiresandparts.net/news/hondas-ericsson-reclaims-championship-lead-at-road-america/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/hondas-ericsson-reclaims-championship-lead-at-road-america/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:01:00 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=40181 Last month’s Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson led the way for Honda today in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Sonsio Grand Prix of Road America, with a second-place finish vaulting him back into the championship points lead after eight of 17 races. Starting fourth, Ericsson ran in the lead group throughout the first two stints of […]

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Last month’s Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson led the way for Honda today in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Sonsio Grand Prix of Road America, with a second-place finish vaulting him back into the championship points lead after eight of 17 races.

Starting fourth, Ericsson ran in the lead group throughout the first two stints of the 55-lap, 220- mile race. When a late-race caution flag led to a restart with just three laps remaining, second- running Alexander Rossi made a lunge for the lead, but had to abort the attempt and Ericsson used the opportunity to grab second, finishing three seconds behind winner Josef Newgarden. With today’s result, Ericsson has a 27-point lead in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Drivers’ Championship over Will Power, who finished 19th.

Rossi, the pole qualifier on Saturday, recovered to finish third, with his Honda-powered Andretti Autosport teammates Romain Grosjean and Colton Herta finishing fourth and fifth, respectively.

Also of note, Graham Rahal rebounded from a disappointing 22nd in qualifying to finish eighth today, with his Rahal Letterman Lanigan teammate Christian Lundegaard leading the rookie contingent with an 11th-place finish.

Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America Honda Results

Ranking Driver Team
2 Marcus Ericsson Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
3  Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Honda
4  Romain Grosjean Andretti Autosport Honda
5 Colton Herta Andretti Autosport Honda
8  Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda
9  Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
11  Christian Lundegaard-R Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda
12  Simon Pagenaud Meyer Shank Racing Honda
13  Jack Harvey Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda
15  Takuma Sato Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda
16  David Malukas-R Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Honda
18  Devlin DeFrancesco-R Andretti Autosport Honda
22  Helio Castroneves Meyer Shank Racing Honda
24  Jimmie Johnson Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
27  Alex Palou Chip Ganassi Racing Honda [did not finish – contact]

 

Quotes

Marcus Ericsson (#8 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) finished second, moves into the Drivers’ Championship points lead after 8 of 17 races: “It was a really good race, and we were strong throughout the weekend. Honda, HPD, and everyone on the #8 Chip Ganassi Racing team did an awesome job this weekend, they gave me a really good race car today. Finishing second is great for the championship. I am sorry about the [early race] contact with Alex [Palou]. From my point of view, we were side-by-side and it was a nice racing move. But you never want to have contact with a teammate, and I’m super sorry Alex was damaged there.”

Alexander Rossi (#27 Andretti Autosport Honda) pole qualifier, finished third: “We went for the lead on that last restart, and it kind of cost us [dropping from second to third], but ultimately a good day for us. It took us until the last stint to get the balance right in the car, and then we could make up ground on Josef [Newgarden]. It’s always disappointing when you start on pole, but don’t win the race, but it’s been a good couple of races for us [with podium finishes at both Detroit and Road Amerca]. We’ll take to positives from that and move on to Mid-Ohio.”

Rebecca Johnson (Senior Manager, Director of Production, Honda Performance Development) on today’s Honda podium finishes at Road America: “While we can’t be fully satisfied with missing out on the race win, it was good to seen Marcus [Ericsson] move back to the championship points lead with a strong second-place finish and Andretti Autosport had their best result – across the board – today with [Alexander] Rossi, Romain [Grosjean] and Colton [Herta] all scoring top-five finishes.

The Rahal Letterman Lanigan organization today demonstrated they are improving, with Graham [Rahal] coming from 22nd on the grid to finish eighth; and Christian Lundegaard again leading the rookie field with an 11th-place result. After five consecutive weekends at Indianapolis, Detroit and now here in Wisconsin, it will be nice for the HPD race team to get a brief, but well-deserved break, before resuming the season at our “home” circuit, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, on the Independence Day weekend.”

Fast Fact

Honda Indy car drivers have scored eight victories at Road America, most recently in last year’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES race, won by eventual series champion Alex Palou in his Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.

Next

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is back racing at the Midwestern “home circuit” for American Honda, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, for the Honda Indy 200 presented by the all-new 2023 Civic Type R, on July 1-3.

Honda Racing social media content and video links from Road America can be found on Instagram (www.instagram.com/hondaracing_hpd), Twitter (twitter.com/HondaRacing_HPD) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/HondaRacingHPD). Additional features and long-form videos can be found on the Honda Racing/HPD YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/HondaRacingHPDTV).

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Fully electric C40 Recharge continues Volvo Cars five-star streak in Euro NCAP safety testing https://tiresandparts.net/news/fully-electric-c40-recharge-continues-volvo-cars-five-star-streak-in-euro-ncap-safety-testing/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/fully-electric-c40-recharge-continues-volvo-cars-five-star-streak-in-euro-ncap-safety-testing/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2022 08:19:45 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=40178 The fully electric Volvo C40 Recharge has been awarded a five-star safety rating in the 2022 Euro NCAP tests, joining its siblings in the Volvo Cars line-up as one of the safest cars on the road today. The rating continues Volvo Cars’ five-star streak in Euro NCAP testing, as all tested Volvo models on sale […]

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The fully electric Volvo C40 Recharge has been awarded a five-star safety rating in the 2022 Euro NCAP tests, joining its siblings in the Volvo Cars line-up as one of the safest cars on the road today.

The rating continues Volvo Cars’ five-star streak in Euro NCAP testing, as all tested Volvo models on sale today received five stars in their respective Euro NCAP assessments.

The C40 Recharge scored especially well on occupant safety and driver assist systems, helped by one of the most extensive standard safety offers in its segment. Among many other scenarios, these safety technologies help drivers detect and avoid collisions, remain in their lane and reduce the impact of accidentally running off the road.

“We always aim to be a leader in safety,” said Malin Ekholm, head of the Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “That means we adhere to strict safety standards in all of our cars, many of which we helped establish over time. No matter which Volvo you choose, you and your loved ones will drive one of the safest cars on the market.”

Launched in 2021, the C40 Recharge is Volvo Cars’ second fully electric model. In coming years, Volvo Cars plans to roll out a whole new family of pure electric cars, one of the industry’s most ambitious electrification plans.

Volvo Cars was the first established car maker to commit to all-out electrification and aims to sell only pure electric cars by 2030. Already by 2025, it aims for half of its global volume to consist of pure electric cars. Reflecting Volvo Cars’ ambition to be an industry leader in safety, the upcoming generation of Volvo models also aim to set new standards in safety.

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