Author Archives: Loknath Das

Electric Cars In India: Present, Problems And Future

With the Government’s sights firmly set on making India a primarily electric car driven nation by 2030, what does the future hold for the Indian car buyer? There were some hard to digest comments made by road transport and highways minister, Nitin Gadkari. We won’t get into the nitty-gritties of the matter but the simple idea put forth is that ... Read More »

Renault Kwid Detailed Expert Review – September 11, 2017

It has been just over a month with the Kwid and I was surprised to see it going past 3500kms in this short period of time. Apart from being my daily driver, I took it on a 1300 km roundtrip that saw it cruising smoothly along the NH4, tackling the twisties of Amboli. Here is how it went. The Kwid ... Read More »

Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 review: The unconventional H-D

HIGHLIGHTS The Street Rod 750 is the second most affordable Harley-Davidson motorcycle in India Unlike a conventional H-D cruiser, the Street Rod offers a sporty riding position The new model gets better performance and more premium features as compared to the Street 750 The new Street Rod 750 has been priced at Rs 6.04 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) New Delhi: Harley-Davidson is unmistakably ... Read More »

What to expect at the Frankfurt Motor Show

photo: BMW The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show press previews officially begin on Tuesday, but the hype is already in full swing. In a trend that’s taken away some of the show floor thrill, several automakers have revealed images of their new concepts and production vehicles ahead of the media fray. Based on what’s been revealed thus far, the general theme veers toward ... Read More »

Unique Flying Car Could Eliminate Traffic Jams (Watch)

Traffic jams could soon be a thing of the past thanks to some innovative technology and a new partnership. Italdesign just unveiled a new concept that it’s working on with Airbus — yes, the company that manufactures airplanes. But the concept isn’t just a run of the mill flying car, if that’s what you were thinking. It actually consists of ... Read More »

E-Bikes are the Newest Trend for the Super Rich

Aside from their health and environmental benefits, bikes are probably best known for being cost-effective methods of transportation. But that doesn’t mean that all bike owners are looking to cut transportation costs. In fact, a new group is now making an impact on the biking industry – the super rich. E-bikes are battery powered bicycles that have become popular in ... Read More »

2017 Tata Nexon review, road test

Not since the Nano has so there been so much buzz surrounding a new Tata Motors product. First shown as a radical concept at the 2014 Auto Expo and then revealed in an utterly desirable production guise at the 2016 edition of the motor show, the Nexon compact SUV has been a long time coming. But Tata Motors needed all ... Read More »

2017 Triumph Street Triple S review

HIGHLIGHTS The 2017 Triumph Street Triple S comes with a price tag of Rs 8.61 lakh (ex-showroom) Propelling the middleweight bike is a new 765cc, inline three engine that makes 113PS of power With a dry weight of just 166kg, it’s a good option for novice as well as experienced riders Who doesn’t like the high revving feel and agility ... Read More »

Frankfurt Auto Show: Manufacturers Hail Electric Revolution, But Suppliers Are Skeptical

Japan’s Nissan Motor displays the company’s new Nissan LEAF electric car. Nissan is not displaying its new cars and SUVs at the Frankfurt Auto Show (Photo credit KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) ”Watch what we do, not what we say.” That was Attorney General John Mitchell talking to reporters at the start of the Nixon administration in 1969. The quotation comes to ... Read More »

2017 Range Rover Velar review, test drive

The Range Rover Velar is the most ‘car-like’ SUV Land Rover has ever made. But does it have that legendary 4×4 DNA to feel like part of the family? We find out on the roads of Norway. Economies of scale, more and more products on common platforms, and fewer gaps in model ranges is the mantra in the capital-intensive car ... Read More »