MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 3rd December
News highlights of the day include BMW, Tata, Fiat and Ford.
BMW – After Audi announces their exit from Formula E, BMW has also confirmed that they’re quitting the all-electric racing series. The German luxury carmaker believes they have exhausted the opportunities for tech transfer between Formula E project and production cars. They want to focus more on production of electric road cars. They will quit Formula E at the end of next season.
Tata – The all-electric Tata Nexon EV has crossed a new milestone of crossing 2000 unit sales. It was introduced in January earlier this year. Over 1000 units were sold in just the last three months. It contributes to 74 percent of EV sales in India. It is the most affordable electric SUV on sale in India right now.
Fiat – The Italian carmaker has claimed that they will electrify 60 percent of their lineup by the end of 2021. Fiat joins the bandwagon after a lot of companies have decided to shift their focus to electric vehicles as internal combustion powered cars will be banned to go on sale in the next decade in a lot of countries.
Ford – The American carmaker has come up with Midnight Surprise campaign in India. All Ford dealerships will remain open from 9 AM till midnight from 4th to 6th December. Under this campaign buyers will get assured gifts including home appliances, LED TVs, air purifier, smartphones, gold coins and gift cards up to Rs 25,000/-.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, 2020 Hyundai Sonata is the cheapest car to get remote parking feature. It is officially called Remote Smart Parking Assist.
Comment of the day – Preet – “looks very mv agusta-ish and monster plus ?😂 this is not a phone”