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  • Will electric vehicles finally take off in India? March 18, 2013

    Over the past five years, the clamour about electric vehicles (EVs) becoming a feasible transport option has become loud. "It has all come together", is the refrain. "It" means four things: The battery has evolved to a point where it is cheap and reliable; governments recognise the need to move...
  • Will the electric car be closer to mass market? January 4, 2012

    Think about it this way: India currently has about 15 cars per 1,000 residents. The UK has 560. Do you think Indian consumers will gladly accept a much lower standard of "motorisation" than the West already enjoys? One of the first bigticket purchases of new members of the middle class...
  • The Indian education of RenaultNissan's CEO April 24, 2012

    Joseph Campbell, in his The Hero with a Thousand Faces, explained the making of a hero. The hero starts out ordinary; gets a call to adventure; undergoes severe tests and on survival gets a great boon. After this, he returns to an ordinary life and uses that boon to improve...
  • Don't want to be a niche car maker: RenaultNissan November 24, 2009

    Forbes India: Looking back, auto sales have done much better than people thought largely perhaps because of governmentbacked incentives. So how is the outlook for auto demand looking? Carlos Ghosn: I think 2010 is going to be relatively stable as compared to 2009. It's not going to be stable in every...
  • RenaultNissan, Bajaj form JV for small cars May 12, 2008

    Chennai: India's Bajaj Auto Ltd will set up a join venture (JV) with the RenaultNissan alliance to produce and market small cars but priced higher than Tata Nano, the companies announced Monday. While Bajaj Auto will hold 50 percent in the new entity, Renault and Nissan will share the balance...