MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 13th October
News highlights of the day include Ather, Maruti, Hyundai and Rolls-Royce.
Ather – The electric two-wheeler maker is expanding their charging infrastructure to more than 135 locations across India. The expansion process will complete by December 2020. They currently have 37 fast charging stations in Bengaluru and 13 in Chennai. They will install 5-10 fast charging stations before starting operations in each of the new markets they will expand to.
Maruti – One of the highest selling cars in India Maruti Alto has crossed a new milestone. The carmaker has crossed the 40 lakh sales mark of the Alto within 20 years of launch. It will soon get a successor which is under development currently. It’ll have a new design language, more features and better space on offer.
Hyundai – The South Korean carmaker has announced a new 9 day car care program starting from 14th October. It is a Navratri Car Care Camp with Celebratory Offers. They are offering discounts on labour, interior cleaning, exterior beautification, anti-rust and more.
Rolls-Royce – European Union is cracking down on light pollution with their latest regulations under which Rolls-Royce’s illuminated hood ornament has come under scanner. The illuminated Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament is no longer permitted on streets. It came as an optional feature which is no longer available with any Rolls-Royce. Even the existing customers will have to get it replaced.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Honda is the largest engine manufacturer in the world. The Japanese automaker produces 14 million engines a year.
Comment of the day – Divyansh Singhal – “Love this car, the person who buys it, loves it and doesn’t want to sell it, just like the safari people.”