SIAM is the Apex National Body representing Indian Automobile Industry

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  • Auto Industry Continues in Growth Path Kerala Floods Restricts Sales Restrictions in West Bengal Affect Two Wheelers Sales

    10-Sep-2018 | New Delhi

    Production The industry produced a total 13,701,825 vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers, two wheelers and quadricycle in April-August 2018 as against 11,962,983 in April-August 2017, registering a growth of 14.54 percent over the same period last year.

  • SIAM urges government for long term policy roadmap for smoother transition to future mobility

    06-Sep-2018 | New Delhi

    Anant G Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries assures all aspects of the industry would be discussed with the industry and considered before finalizing the new auto policy Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport, Highwaysannounces exemption of commercial vehicles, buses, taxis and all vehicles running on alternative fuel from the permit requirements

  • Auto industry gears-up to build an ecosystem around electric mobility

    06-Sep-2018 | New Delhi

    The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India’s automobile sector, held its 58th Annual Convention today titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly, Future of Mobility in India”. Speaking at the Convention later during the day, Mr Babul Supriyo, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises said the government has provided incentives for electric mobility and policies would support electrical vehicles. He further added that “the increased focus on safety, is impacting the technological development in the auto industry,”

  • SIAM appoints Rajan Wadhera as its new President

    06-Sep-2018 | New Delhi

    The Executive Committee of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex body of the Indian automotive industry, today elected Mr Rajan Wadhera as its new President. He is also the President – Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra.

  • Auto Industry Continues with Positive Growth Passenger Vehicles Sales Reflect Base Effect

    10-Aug-2018 | New Delhi

    Production The industry produced a total 10,882,706 vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers, two wheelers and quadricycle in April-July 2018 as against 9,325,907 in April-July 2017, registering a growth of 16.69 percent over the same period last year.

  • Higher Axle Loads to improve Transport Efficiency But Safety Concerns need to be addressed

    18-Jul-2018 | New Delhi

    The recent notification by Government allowing an increase in the maximum permissible axle load on trucks is a move in right direction which will improve the efficiency of commercial transport in the country. However, in the absence of adequate enforcement of rated load compliance in the field, prevalent practices of rampant overload could pose serious road safety threats, which may necessitate government issuing suitable advisories for better clarity. This was stated by Dr. Abhay Firodia, President, SIAM today. Dr. Firodia said, “Globally, higher axle loads are permitted which enables higher efficiencies in the goods transport industry. In India, historically, we had allowed lower axle loads as well as lower vehicle speeds due to the inability of our road and highway infrastructure to support such higher loads or speeds. With the modernization of India’s roads and highways, it is natural for Government to look at higher load carrying capacities in trucks. SIAM, in principle, has supported an increase in axle loads upto the European levels” Dr. Firodia added.