New Delhi: After being a fringe player in the Indian car market for over a decade, General Motors is firing fresh competition in the high-volume compactcar segment. On Monday, GM rolled out its new small car Beat, priced (entry model) aggressively at Rs 3.34 lakh, below rivals like Hyundai

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Though the 10th Auto Expo, which begins from Tuesday in the Capital, will not showcase a Nano-like innovation, which was the toast of the previous expo in 2008, the event will witness 10 global launches

Collaboration between General Motors and the Reva Electric Car Co. will for the first time make battery-operated cars widely available in India. Under the tie-up with GM, the Spark will go electric using Reva technology. The Reva will continue to be produced as a separate car. Both cars will be available at all GM dealerships.

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NEW DELHI: The U.S.-based auto major General Motors on Thursday joined hands with Reva Electric Car Company for developing electric vehicles for the Indian market, which would hit the market within next year. The proposed electric car will be based on the platform of GM

New Delhi: The Indian automobile sector swore by the environment at its annual convention on Friday. With global automobile giants like General Motors and Toyota increasing their bets on Indian market, projected to grow at 10% this year, the new president of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Pawan Goenka said environment issues have to be dealt with squarely by the industry.

Car makers are lobbying the European Union to delay an agreed 2011 ban on climate-damaging chemicals in car air conditioners, a letter from auto industry group ACEA shows.

The move has aroused strong opposition from environmentalists and suppliers of greener engineering systems.

After months of uncertainty, the Energy Department is beginning to lend money from a $25 billion loan program to develop fuel-efficient cars. Ford Motor Company, Nissan Motor Company and Tesla Motors are slated to get the first round of loans.

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New Delhi: It may have entered bankruptcy protection in the US, but General Motors still has ambitious plans for India. The auto major is planning to develop a small car which will be its cheapest globally, at a possible price tag of under Rs 2 lakh.

No single technology will triumph in the pursuit of a "greener" auto industry. Instead, the future will include a mix of cars powered by electricity, hydrogen fuel cells and biofuels, according to the world's biggest car makers.