The ‘Cover Story’ of the November 2017 issue of Automotive Products Finder discusses the ambition of the Indian government, where it hopes to attain Electromobility by 2030. The decisions, policies, bottlenecks, innovations in battery technology, charging technology and market favourability regarding EVs are all the things that factor into the fast-paced transition to electrification in India. The push for EVs has also spurred the demand for electricity according to an India Ratings report. ‘Special Focus’ talks about the advent of plastics, and how it has helped to reduce production cost for OEMs along with the added benefit of reducing emissions. ‘OEM Corner’ finds the relations between OEMs wanting to produce trucks with the latest technologies and the predicted growth that indicates a demand for MHCVs. The issue also contains a discourse on automotive interiors and the materials preferred by OEMs. The future of cars and connectivity through the Internet of Things is also featured in this issue, along with viewpoints from two top industrialists about challenges faced by their company in manufacturing products that are in keeping with trend-driven demands by customers.
Automotive Products Finder (APF) is an auto engineering magazine that looks into technology and components. Launched in 2005, the magazine is aimed at the engineers in the auto industry, and especially those who are in search of the latest developments in the field of automobiles and the industries related to it, may it be IT/Software, CAD/CAM, CAE, production systems/PLM/ERP, material handling, machine tools/special tools, assembly systems, specialized systems, garage equipment, service gadgets/diagnostics, accessories, etc. The readers include strategic sourcing teams, purchase engineers and those who are in a position to influence decisions and on a long-term.