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Report: Tata Motors to launch 2 EVs in Europe by March of 2011

The Hindu Business Line is reporting that Tata Motors is expected to launch two electric vehicles (EVs) in select European countries by March of 2011. The company's vice chairman, Ravi Kant, told the publication that the EVs scheduled for launch include battery-powered variants of the Indica Vista hatchback and its Eric Loveday

Land Rover to launch production in India

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BBC: Ratan Tata successor sought

Rumors of Ratan Tata's retirement from the international corporation he helms as CEO have been buzzing around the internet for over a year, but they've recently been lent a little credence. According to BBC News, Tata Group has assembled a five-person panel to find a suitable successor to the company's throne. It had previously

Automotive X-Prize: Results from Finals Stage, Week One - Amp, Spira, Tata and Tango are out

After the first week of the Progressive Automotive X-Prize's Finals Stage, some of the better-known teams will have to say good-bye and watch the rest of the competition from the sidelines. According to a new press release from the AXP, Tata Motors, Amp, Commuter Car

Tata Nano gets ill-advised haircut at the factory

There are certain vehicles that were born to be convertible. The Tata Nano is not among them. The plucky, inexpensive little transporter is somewhat lovable in hardtop guise with its round overall shape and ladybug proportions. The cheapest of cheap cars is just too cute to hate, but make the mistake of pulling back the top sheetmetal, and you've got a sight that can't be unseen. A p

Report: Jaguar F-Type gets the greenlight

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Tata launches Indigo e-CS, India's most fuel-efficient sedan

Tata Motors is well-known for its ability to make some cheap low-priced vehicles. From the Nano – starting at the ridiculously low price of around $2,500 – to the Indigo at just $8,900, Tata knows where to cut corners to get to a price point that's

Tata completes Nano fire probe, says car is safe

Earlier this year, there were reports of at least three Tata Nano runabouts channeling The Trammps and going up in Disco(unt) Infernos. Of the three Nanos that got the charbroil treatment, two of them were apparently due to a faulty switch. The third couldn't be explained, so Tata Jonathon Ramsey

Ta ta, Tata: Tata Motors car head reportedly resigns

Rajiv Dube, the mind behind Tata Motors' move into the passenger car world, has decided to part ways with the company after 27 years. Dube joined Tata way back in 1983, and neither he nor the company are saying exactly why the long-standing exec decided to move on. Our guess is that after 20 years, retirement was sounding plenty tasty. Cars like the Zach Bowman

Onstar, Nano and Enertia win 2010 Edison awards [w/video]

The 2010 Edison awards were announced last week and General Motors, Tata and Brammo were all winners for transportation related innovations. GM received a silver Edison award for one of the most useful new features added to its Onstar telematics system last year: the stolen vehicle slowdown th

Tata orders probe into Nano fire

Yesterday, we shared a scary bit of news about a Tata Nano going up in flames only minutes after it was delivered to a customer. This isn't the first incident involving a Nano catching fire – in fact, the folks at Indian Autos Blog report that three other Nanos have suffered similar issues, all while the cars were parked.

Report: Jaguar planning major overhaul?

More exciting than that is reported talk about expanding the Jaguar lineup with more choices and even a smaller, baby Jag. Autocar quotes Kant as saying, "It has to happen if you want to keep the brand alive. We need an entry-level car." Tata and Jaguar could possibly work with another automaker on an entry-level rear-wheel-drive chassis so the storied British automaker could produce a competitor for the BMW 3 Series. After the new Chris Shunk

Ex-Opel boss Carl-Peter Forster takes over as CEO at Tata Motors

Back in November, it was first reported that former Opel CEO Carl-Peter Forster would join Tata Motors to run its British operations at Jaguar-Land Rover. While nothing came of that rumor, last week Forster was named as the new CEO of the parent company Tata Motors with respon

Tata Motors testing hydrogen fuel cells for light trucks, buses

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