Daily Auto Roundup: China to invest Rs 7000 crore in battery technology; MG Motor ties up with Hindustan Petroleum

Released Porsche 911 Carrera Models:

Released Porsche 911 Carrera Models:

Following the global launch last month, Porsche has opened bookings for the updated 2024 model year 911 Carrera in India as well. Apart from that, the company is going to sell the hybrid model 911 Carrera 4 GTS model for the first time in India.

Powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo boxer engine that churns out 394 hp of power and 450 Nm of torque, the Porsche 911 Carrera has been priced at Rs 1.99 crore, an increase of Rs 13 lakh over the previous model.

Likewise, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS model with a six-cylinder, 3.6-liter engine and an electric turbocharger with a hybrid powertrain that can produce an overall power of 541 hp and 610 Nm of torque has been launched in India at a price of Rs 2.75 crore.

Launched 2024 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport:

Launched 2024 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport:

Triumph has launched the updated 2024 ‘Tiger 850 Sport’ adventure tourer bike in India. The Tiger 850 Sport has been launched in two new colors – Corrosion Red with Graphite and Roulette Green with Jet Black – at an ex-showroom price of Rs 11.95 lakh.

The bike is powered by a three-cylinder, 888 cc, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 84 hp of power and 82 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with assist and slip clutch.

Audi Q6 e-tron Performance Variant:

Audi Q6 e-tron Performance Variant:

Audi has also introduced a new performance variant for the upcoming Q6 e-tron this year. Audi has launched this performance variant with focus on performance and range only. Like the other two variants, the performance variant also gets a 100 kWh battery pack. But, the range alone has increased to 641 km.

While the engines of the other two variants produce power of 387 hp and 571 hp, the performance variant’s engine is capable of producing only 326 hp of power. Audi is expected to launch this model in India by the end of this year or early next year. Also, it is expected that this car will be released in the price range of Rs.70 lakh to Rs.80 lakh.

MG Motor joins hands with Hindustan Petroleum to:

MG Motor joins hands with Hindustan Petroleum to:

MG Motor has joined hands with Hindustan Petroleum to develop charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in India. The alliance will set up 50 kW and 60 kW DC chargers on national highways and in cities across India. MG Motor customers can use these chargers through the MyMG mobile app.

MG Motor has already installed more than 15,000 public and private chargers across India. While MG Motor has tied up with Tata Power, Delta Electronics and Fordham to set up these electric vehicle chargers, now it has also tied up with Hindustan Petroleum.

It is noteworthy that Hindustan Petroleum Company has installed more than 3,600 electric vehicle chargers at its petrol stations across the country and plans to increase that number to 5,000 by the end of 2024.

BMW released preview photos of the R 1300 GS bike:

BMW released preview photos of the R 1300 GS bike:

BMW is planning to launch the new R 1300 GS as a replacement for the R 1250 GS currently on sale in India. However, the company has now released the preview photos of this bike.

In the new 1300 GS bike, BMW has used a new 1300 cc twin cylinder boxer engine that churns out 143 hp of power and 149 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with Shiftcam technology.

6.5 inch color TFT display, ride-off assistant, various riding modes, ABS pro, lane changing warning and keyless ignition are going to be provided in this bike. The bike is slated to launch in June and is expected to be priced between Rs 22 lakh and Rs 23 lakh.

China to invest Rs 7,000 crore to develop battery technology:

China to invest Rs 7,000 crore to develop battery technology:

If the future is electric vehicles, batteries will play an important role in that. China, which is already beating European companies by producing low-cost electric cars, has also announced an investment of Rs 7,000 crore to improve battery technology.

Major battery manufacturing companies of the country are going to participate in this project of the Chinese government. The aim of the project is to create a battery that is powerful, long-lasting, fast-charging and most importantly safe. China has undertaken this project as it is necessary to develop improved next-generation batteries to develop next-generation electric vehicles.

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