Automakers globally are engaged in converting their operations, manufacturing and are even making their supply chain greener in line with Government of India’s mission to reduce carbon footprint. In order to do so, the automakers are slowly allocating budget towards sustainable plans. Almost all major automakers in India either have an electric vehicle plan or some alternate sustainable strategy. APF April 2020 ‘Cover story’ analysis sustainable initiatives taken by Indian automakers. The current Covid-19 situation has already exerted tremendous pressure on the auto industry of India but India has potential to bounce back and become a global supplier of auto components while China is combating the virus outbreak. The ‘Special Feature’ analyses whether India can recover from the Covid-19 shock. The ‘EV Cover Story’ delves into the current challenge of charging infrastructure for EVs.
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.