The Diesel Disruption in India

Date : June 10, 2019

The recent decision by Maruti Suzuki, which has a 51 per cent market share, to stop producing and selling diesel cars from April 2020 onwards represents a very significant inflexion point in an another wise hidebound industry.This decision is directly linked to the incremental cost implications of the introduction of BSVI fuel standards in April 2020. However, an important precondition has been t...

The Electric Mobility Opportunity

Date : May 15, 2018

There are many reasons to encourage electric mobility (EM) in India. These include environmental - replacing ICE engines will reduce CO2 emissions and combat global warming. Health - lower emissions will assist in addressing our deplorable air quality situation. Balance of payments and energy security—reduced oil imports will mean a healthier trade balance and reduced dependence on overseas sour...

The Auto Industry and the Public Good

Date : May 9, 2017

Let me start with two quotes from Peter Drucker: “It is management’s public responsibility to make whatever is genuinely in the public good become the enterprise’s own self-interest.” “The proper social responsibility of business is to tame the dragon – that is, to turn a social problem into economic opportunity and economic benefit, into productive capacity, into human competenc...