Mahindra Satyam was an Indian IT services company based in Hyderabad, India. The company was listed on the Pink Sheets, the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange. It offered a range of services, including software development, system maintenance, packaged software integration and engineering design services. In June 2009, the company unveiled its new brand identity Mahindra Satyam subsequent to its takeover by the $14 billion Mahindra Group's IT arm on 13 April 2009. It subsequently merged within Tech Mahindra on 24 June 2013. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 4, 2017
As a result of low demand, the India-based firm Mahindra & Mahindra has decided to exit the UK’s electric vehicle market, according to some recent reports. The news originates with a document reportedly seen by Reuters and appears to be legitimate. The situation seems to be the one that was predicted by a fair number of people when Mahindra announced the specs and pricing for its e2o electric car in the UK market. The pricing just didn’t make sense for what was on offer in many people’s opinions, mine included. Reuters provides more: “Mahindra’s exit from the UK comes less than a year after it launched the e2o car in a market it considered a launch-pad for selling electric cars in Europe, especially to countries like Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands.” With that in mind, it seems Mahindra is giving up for now on the European EV market … unless it has plans to try entry in a different European market, but that seems unlikely, especially considering other comments (below). “The level of e2o sales achieved is at an untenable level for us to maintain the investment required,” Mahindra told a UK buyer in an April letter, according to Reuters, “hence our decision to cease trading at Mahindra UK with immediate effect and retract from the UK marketplace.” A spokesperson for Mahindra commented in a reply to a query from Reuters: “The Indian EV market is poised for a take-off and given that scenario, we are primarily focusing on the Indian market. We’ll reconsider the UK market at an opportune time.” For further background on the situation, see: Mahindra Launches 4-Door “e2o Plus” — $8,100 All-Electric Vehicle and Mahindra e2o Is Coming To UK. Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech daily newsletter or weekly newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter. James Ayre 's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.
News Article | April 17, 2017
« NREL researchers capture excess photon energy to produce solar fuels; higher efficiency water-splitting for H2 | Main | Workhorse releases specs for coming W-15 extended range electric pickup » Suzuki Motor Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, and Denso Corporation have reached basic agreement on establishing a joint venture company for production of automotive lithium-ion battery packs in India, and signed the agreement. The initial capital expenditure will be ¥20 billion (US$184 million). The joint venture company will be capitalized at ¥2 billion (US$18.4 million), with the planned participation ratio of Suzuki 50%, Toshiba 40% and Denso 10% respectively. The battery pack manufacturing joint venture by the three companies will provide a stable supply of lithium-ion battery packs in India. The joint venture company will be established within 2017 and will move to manufacturing phase at earliest possible timing. In India, higher attention is being paid to environment, with new Bharat Stage (BS) VI emission standards for light- and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as two- and three-wheeled vehicles, to go into effect in 2020. BS VI essentially brings Indian motor vehicle regulations into alignment with European Union regulations, with the exception of the norms for three-wheelers, which are not yet at European levels. Frost & Sullivan noted that the Indian automotive industry’s movement towards Bharat Stage (BS) VI compliance will have far-reaching implications for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), especially in the diesel engine segment. With regulations governing diesel engines expected to become tighter, the cost of compliance will be up to $1,200 for diesel cars. Frost & Sullivan suggested that the mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV), with its exceptional cost advantage, could be a solution, and forecast that by helping diesel engines balance cost efficiency and BS VI compliance, this powertrain segment could well capture almost 18% of the total market in 2023. However, the Government of India (GoI) recently decided to exclude mild hybrids from its scheme for Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME). Frost & Sullivan does not see this as a problem. Various OEMs, especially Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra & Mahindra, are intensifying focus on MHEVs due to their ability to improve fuel efficiency and make the cars more economical to own over the course of its ownership. For instance, the new Ertiga from Maruti Suzuki that features SHVS technology pushes up its fuel efficiency from about 20.8 Km/L to 24.5 Km/L. The recent withdrawal of incentives under FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles) is not expected to have a significant impact in the sales of mild hybrid vehicles as it comes with a strong cost of ownership advantage that renders the incentive relatively insignificant.
Mahindra & Mahindra | Date: 2012-04-26
A ladder honeycomb hood structure for a motor vehicle for pedestrian protection. The ladder has an inner panel having ten numbers of complete equally sized hexagonal of equal diameter cutout with on side making 10 to the horizontal. A first central ladder cutout formed with a horizontal rib. A second central ladder cutout formed with smaller length of horizontal rib than that of the first ladder above the first central ladder. A third central ladder cutout 4 formed below the first central ladder with horizontal rib, merged with a rear channel, having a bigger length than that of the first central ladder. The hood structure arrangement made in such a way that the hexagonal cutouts equally formed on both sides of the central ladders. A number of unequal size hexagonal cutouts formed in the space between the equal size hexagons the and hood side section.
Mahindra & Mahindra | Date: 2014-07-23
A system (100) for controlling emissions of exhaust gases in said naturally aspirated engine is disclosed. The system includes an open loop exhaust gas recirculation flow. The system (100) further includes a catalyst (102) mounted at exhaust manifold (106) of the engine. Furthermore the system (100) includes an exhaust gas mixing tube inserted into intake elbow (104) (mixing tube). The system (100) further includes an exhaust gas recirculation valve (110) mounted on cold side of EGR cooler. Furthermore, the system (100) includes an electronic control unit to control exhaust gas recirculation valve (110) along with various other engine calibration parameters.
Mahindra & Mahindra | Date: 2013-06-03
The present invention is related to a vehicle provided with operation selection mode. In particular, the present invention is related to a common rail electronically controlled vehicle provided with operation selection mode wherein the user can select either of the power mode and the economy mode of vehicle operation depending on the road conditions. The system of the present invention provides a system to enable selection of power mode operation for power conscious driving requirement or economy mode operation for fuel conscious driving option obviating the use of additional interface devices between engine and engine control unit.
Mahindra & Mahindra | Date: 2015-01-23
Multiple mode control system for a vehicle includes a vehicle control unit operatively configured with manual override switch, one or plurality of sensors, audio output means and electronic control unit (ECU). The vehicle control unit includes processor configured with Read Only Memory, random access memory, analog to digital converter, switch driver and an optional communication engine and hard disk drive. The engine of the vehicle is configured with electronic control unit.
Mahindra & Mahindra | Date: 2011-12-15
An integrated exhaust gas after-treatment system for eliminating pollutants present in exhaust gases is disclosed. The integrated exhaust gas after-treatment system includes a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)Diesel Particulate Filter(DPF) assembly, a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), a dosing module and a reducing agent supply system. The Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) assembly is connected to an exhaust gas manifold of an engine and includes a canister for holding a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is disposed downstream of the Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and is spaced there-from. The Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is disposed downstream of the Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) assembly and facilitates elimination of NOx present in the exhaust gases by reduction of the NOx.
Mahindra & Mahindra | Date: 2014-08-21
A housing for a thermostat includes a body, a cavity, at least one director member and at least one retainer member. The body defines an enclosure that receives coolant fluid. The enclosure is in fluid communication with a pump that pumps the coolant fluid to a sink for dissipating heat extracted by the coolant fluid. The cavity configured on body receives and holds thermostat that determines temperature of coolant fluid. The director member is configured on at least one internal wall of the enclosure and defines flow path of the coolant fluid so as to direct coolant fluid to thermostat and facilitate sufficient contact between coolant fluid and thermostat and the retainer member configured on the body is disposed around thermostat to prevent the coolant fluid from bypassing of the thermostat, thereby retaining coolant fluid in contact with thermostat to ensure precise sensing of temperature by the thermostat.
Mahindra & Mahindra | Date: 2012-01-31
An operating mechanism 178 for disengaging a cruise control lever 176 operatively engaged with a hydrostatic transmission of an off-road vehicle, the cruise control lever 176 rotatably mounted over a cruise shaft bracket 188 and capable of being acted upon by biasing and counter-biasing forces along a rotational axis of the cruise control lever 176, the operating mechanism 178 comprising, a first cable 226 and a second cable 228, the first and second cables 226, 228 coupled to LH and RH brake pedals 222, 224, respectively, via their one end and extending to be operatively coupled to a brake actuation linkage assembly 230 via their opposite end, a cable holding member 232 formed to have quilateral triangular ends and coplanarly arranged between the first and second cables 226, 228 nearby their opposite ends, first and second ends 234, 236 of the cable holding member 232 engaging a portion of the first and second cables 226, 228, respectively, whereas a third end 240 thereof disposed substantially in between the first and second cables 226, 228, the cable holding member 232 retractable by a distance when the LH and RH brake pedals 222, 224 are applied simultaneously, and a return cable 242 coupled to a third end 240 of the cable holding member 232 and extendable through the cruise lever holding bracket 188 to be operatively connected to the cruise control lever 176, the return cable 242 applying a counter-biasing force on the cruise control lever in response to the distance travelled by the cable holding member 232.
Mahindra & Mahindra | Date: 2012-03-28
The present invention provides a passivation formulation and a process for forming trivalent chromium-based passivation film on zinc and zinc alloys. The passivation film incorporates nano-ceramic particles resulting in higher corrosion resistance as compared to a trivalent chromium passivation film without nano-sized ceramic particles. The corrosion resistance of the coating is further enhanced by a topcoat or a sealant