Tata Motors is considering a price increase for passenger cars from next month

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  • Tata engines wants to raise passenger car prices from next month
  • Last week, Maruti Suzuki also announced to raise vehicle prices from January.

Tata Motors plans to raise passenger car prices from next month to bring its model range up to stricter emissions standards that will take effect from April 1 next year, a top company official said. In an interaction with PTI, Tata Motors Managing Director – Passenger Vehicle and Electric Vehicles Shailesh Chandra said the price revision would also offset the impact of commodity prices, which have remained high for most of the year.

“The regulatory change will have an impact on costs. Even the real impact of the weakening of raw material prices will not come until next quarter and we still have the residual impact of the escalation of raw materials that we have seen during the year” Chandra says. said.

He noted that even battery prices have risen and this has not been passed on to the market.

“So we’re evaluating a price increase based on some of the residual effect that remains on commodity prices. Battery prices and new regulations have impacted the EV side as well,” Chandra said.

In addition, there are costs involved in transitioning the model range to meet the new emissions standards, he added.

“We are exploring possible price increases next month due to these factors for both ICE and EVs,” Chandra said.

Tata Motors sells a range of models such as PunchNexon, Harrier and Safari on the domestic market. It leads the electric vehicle segment with products such as Tiago EV and Nexon EV.

From April 1, 2023, vehicles must have a self-diagnostic device on board to monitor real-time driving emission levels. The device constantly monitors key components to meet emission standards, such as the catalytic converter and oxygen sensors, to closely monitor emissions.

In a scenario where the emissions exceed the parameters, the device indicates through warning lights that the vehicle must be presented for service.

In addition, to control fuel economy, the vehicles will also have programmed fuel injectors, which control the timing and amount of fuel injected into the gasoline engine.

Even the semiconductors used by the vehicle need to be upgraded to monitor throttle, crankshaft positions, air intake pressure, engine temperature, and exhaust emissions content (particulate matter, nitrous oxide, CO2, sulphur). etc.

Last week, Maruti Suzuki also announced it would raise vehicle prices from January.

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