Author Archives: Loknath Das

Carvana notches wins on Wall Street Online used-vehicle retailer sees a path to growth and profitability

Carvana, known for its vehicle vending machines, here and below, never has made a profit. But the Phoenix company has been expanding rapidly with a targeted strategy. Carvana Co. might still be bleeding money, but that has not stopped Wall Street analysts from liking what they see from the online used-vehicle retailer. Carvana this month reported a $38.4 million loss ... Read More »

Why buying a 10-year-old car is a savvy move

A used car sits in San Francisco with a “for sale” sign in its window. Want to make sure your car won’t wreck your budget? Here’s a chart that might help. In a corner of Reddit devoted to visual representations of data, users are buzzing about a graphic that looks at different approaches to car ownership. The graphic, shown below, ... Read More »

Sale of used cars: GST only on margins made by dealer, says Adhia

The GST rates for second-hand car transactions will be the same as the new cars of the same make — 29 per cent for small cars or 43 per cent for all the other cars. The sale of second-hand cars on the vendor platforms will attract goods and services tax (GST) only on the margins made by the dealer, revenue ... Read More »

Hero Electric Cruz: Review

Hero Electric has introduced the Cruz, its latest offering in the segment of economical electric scooters. Here’s a comprehensive lowdown on what the Cruz has to offer It has been quite a while since e-scooters made any splash in the Indian two-wheeler market. These silent scooters powered by electric drives can sometimes be spotted in various cities where commuters use ... Read More »

Hero Moto Corp Xtreme Sports : Detailed Review

Competition in the 150cc segment is on an all-time high and Hero rides in its most powerful 150c offering yet to take on its rivals. Can brute force help the new Hero Xtreme Sports in delivering the killer punch? The 150cc segment is a lucrative category for the two-wheeler manufacturers. It has healthier profit margins and good sales figure also ... Read More »

Honda Cliq Review: How this scooter will compete with motorcycles in rural areas?

We were welcomed at Chokidhani, Jaipur for the unveiling and launch of Honda Cliq. Skeptical, we stepped in thinking how was an entertainment village supposed to be a proving ground for a scooter. However, were we wrong! Turns out, if we had any other scooter and not a Cliq, a lot of us would have slipped on the loose desert ... Read More »

How self-driving cars could determine the future of policing

The Waymo driverless car is displayed during a Google event. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press) I was recently asked to predict the future of policing. My first reaction was curmudgeonly. It can’t be done, I responded, at least in a useful way. My second reaction was to run with the question and to make a prediction, or at least to hazard the ... Read More »

Future, fantasy and flying cars

On an average, a one-way road commute from New Delhi to Gurugram takes more than an hour. That is, if there are no traffic snarls. According to a December Hindustan Times report on a study by road design experts, Delhiites driving a distance of 40km during peak hours spend an average of more than 3 hours on the road. What ... Read More »

What Will Car Ownership Look Like In The Future?

What is the future of urban car ownership? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Michael Barnard, low-carbon innovation analyst, on Quora: Predicting the future in the middle of multiple ongoing disruptions in urban car 0wnership is difficult. But it’s also a question ... Read More »

Jeep Compass Diesel SUV Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Jeep Compass looks sharp, imposing and very pleasing to the eye The Compass has brilliant balance between good ride quality & handling Competitive pricing is what this SUV needs to change Jeep India’s fate If there was ever an auto manufacturer that promotes its heritage, both by subtle cues or screaming through literal rooftops, it is Jeep, much ... Read More »