For Indian automobile market I provide databases with vehicle specifications and features for cars (source: Carwale), bikes (source: Bikewale), trucks and buses (source: Cardekho), plus car / bike dealers database.
I DO NOT provide car owners / registration data, please don’t waste my time and your own time asking me to give you such personal data.
India car database
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Car make, model, version, no specs (5 columns)
Car make, model, version, basic specs (23 columns)
Car make, model, version, full specs & features (210 columns)
Alternate formats: CSV and SQL (full specs & features)
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Contact me for a quote if you want to buy custom selection of columns or makes. Custom subsets won’t let you download updates yourself, you need to ask for updates, but are good for one-time use, for example to decide what used car to buy, or academic project.
I started India Car Database in August 2015 by scraping data from www.carwale.com. Last update: 12 November 2022 (list of updates).
Due to frequent and unexpected changes in Carwale website starting from 2021, keeping updates on-going require now paying third-party programmers, and low sales in India (compared with EU & US) makes this project no longer viable, especially because there is NO GUARANTEE that tomorrow Carwale won’t block scrapers completely. I could start scraping data from Cardekho instead (with my own tools without paying programmers), but I was afraid that offering a new database incompatible with Carwale-based database will make old customers not happy.
As May 2022 one of my customers claimed that has made a scraper Carwale and will send me, but he only kept me waiting. In July 2022 a freelancer from Egypt that I previously hired for other projects, returned online so I asked him if can make a scraper for Carwale. Thanks to him I was able to resume updates for India Car Database, he found 30 additional columns not included in my previous updates. BETA database published on 2 August 2022 to ask my customers to check for errors. I asked him to do some changes, such as adding price in numerical value without Lakh and Crore, but he has disappeared, so next updates will be in same format like August. I am looking for another programmer expert in Python.
Coverage: oldest car included in database that indicate year is Daewoo from 1994, the FIRST foreign car manufacturer to enter in Indian market, followed by Ford and Opel (1996), Fiat (1997), Honda and Hyundai (1998). It may include pre-1994 models from Indian domestic brands but they do not indicate exact years of production.
Car makes included: Ashok Leyland, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Caterham, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Daewoo, Datsun, DC, Eicher Polaris, Ferrari, Fiat, Force Motors, Ford, Haval, Hindustan Motors, Honda, Humber, Hyundai, ICML, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Mahindra, Mahindra-Renault, Maini, Maruti Suzuki, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Porsche, Premier, Renault, Rolls-Royce, San, Skoda, Ssangyong, Tata, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Willys.
India bike database
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Bike make, model, version, full specs (110 columns)
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Last update: 10 November 2022 (list of updates).
Coverage: I cannot answer which is oldest bike included because none of them indicate launch or production years, but I assume that 2000s-present at least.
Bike makes included: 22Kymco, Ampere, Aprilia, Ather, Avan Motors, Avanturaa Choppers, Bajaj, Benelli, Benling, BGauss, BMW, Bounce, CFMoto, Cleveland CycleWerks, Ducati, EeVe, Emflux Motors, Evolet, FB Mondial, Gemopai, Harley-Davidson, Hero, Hero Electric, Hero Honda, Honda, Hop Electric, Husqvarna, Hyosung, Indian, Ivoomi, Jawa, Joy e-bike, Kawasaki, Keeway, KTM, Lambretta, Lectro, LML, Mahindra, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Odysse, Okaya, Okinawa, Ola, PURE EV, Revolt, Royal Enfield, Simple Energy, Suzuki, SWM, Techo Electra, Tork, Triumph, TVS, UM, Vespa, Vida, Yamaha, Yezdi, Yo, Zontes.
Trucks and buses databases
Source of data: CarDekho.com, I made these 2 databases in September 2016 at request from a customer who just wasted my time and never purchased databases. First sale I done in January 2018 so I updated them for first time. I updated 1 more time in April 2018, then in August 2018 I noticed that CarDekho made each version URL to redirect to main model URL, effectively making me impossible to scrap specifications of other versions than base version. Poor sales of database made me to abandon them.
Somewhere in late 2019 or early 2020 CarDekho changed coding again making scraping specifications by version feasible again. Due to low sale volumes, I will do updates on request basis rather than monthly like in case of India Car Database. I updated them again in May 2020, then August 2020, and last update August 2021.
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Car engine codes database
Database made in 2019 from Boodmo.com, at request for someone who wanted production years for every model and engine, and engine codes, and posted here for other people who may be interested in same thing.
In 2020 the source website Boodmo.com changed data from HTML into JSON so is no longer possible to extract with “universal scraper”, to continue updating database I need a custom JSON scraper which cost me $200, given by the fact that only 2 people paid $70 for this database, it does not worth continuing project.
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India Car Models Engines Database SAMPLE.xls
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Bikes and cars DEALERS database
In 2016 someone asked me to scrap dealer information from Carwale and in 2018 someone wanted the same from Bikewale. As 2018 car dealers database contained dealer name, street address, email and phone number, same for bikes except email. Sales were low and nobody asked for updates until September 2021. Current database have only phone contact (no email) because Carwale removed emails probably to prevent spamming.
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Description & history
India Car Database was the first project I done using an automated software to extract data from websites, opposite of European car databases that I am making since 2003 entering data manually from books and magazines.
In August 2015, after finishing a new phase of development of European car databases, I went into web scraping and after a week of learning and experiments, I managed to grab all data from www.carwale.com website, new and old cars. I was not aware that Carwale website been just redesigned between 14-18 August 2015 according www.archive.org.
I made it from my personal interest, because many people from India been asking if I have / can make a database for their country, and I though that there is big potential, but I was WRONG, just a small percentage of indians are willing to pay for data.
One of the people who visited me in August 2015 (and purchased India car database afterwards) wrongly understood that I created India Car Database “just for him” and asked me to make a 2-wheeler database too. I rejected, because my interest was only for cars, but once I mastered my data scraping skills and reduced effort to create a database to <1 day, I decided to offer web scraping as service. In January 2016 a second customer wanted bike specifications, this was the moment I made a scraper for www.bikewale.com too.
After doing 3 updates in 8 months, database been purchased by 7 people and that was enough to offer monthly updates on 1st day of month, since May 2016.
This was sample of 2015-2020 format, Carwale website underwent few changes: they hide URLs leading to discontinued models in February 2017, then removed unique IDs in November 2017, forcing me to change procedure, instead of updating by re-scraping all cars I has been adding new cars monthly, bearing risk of inconsistency between new and older cars.
Carwale re-added (some of) discontinued models in October 2020. I emailed update notifications to 30+ customers asking if I should continue adding new cars into existing database each month, bearing risk of inconsistencies, OR start a new database containing new and discontinued cars that are shown on Carwale (2000 cars less) with consistent data in each column and without duplicates. I emailed ~30 customers (subscribers) and only 2 replied choosing option 2. Another 2 new customers also choose option 2. So in December 2020 I made a new database format, solving problems of inconsistency.
Carwale keep changing their coding often during 2021 so each time want to update database, scraper produce several columns without data, which require additional effort per update to adapt my scraper to their codes, due to this reason I reduced update frequency from monthly to 2-3 months.
Car data fields included
56 columns of specifications:
Naming: Source URL 100%, Make 100%, Model 100%, Version 100%, Status 100%, Notes 83.21%, Price 100%, Image URL 100%
Key Data: Key Price 95.15%, Key Mileage (ARAI) 83.79%, Key Engine 95.67%, Key Transmission 96.69%, Key Fuel Type 96.58%, Key Seating Capacity 96.08%
Engine & Transmission: Engine 96.03%, Engine Type 86.75%, Fuel Type 96.57%, Max Power 95.69%, Max Power rpm 95.18%, Max Torque 95.69%, Max Torque rpm 95.58%, Performance on Alternate Fuel 0.86%, Max Engine Performance 0.37%, Max Motor Performance 0.58%, Mileage (ARAI) 83.79%, Power Consumption / Mileage 0.37%, Driving Range 20.02%, Drivetrain 89.07%, Transmission 96.66%, Emission Standard 39.32%, Turbocharger/Supercharger 45.19%, Battery 1.30%, Battery Charging 0.34%, Electric Motor 0.75%, Others 18.36%, Alternate Fuel 1.84%.
Dimensions & Weight: Length 96.18%, Width 96.17%, Height 96.16%, Wheelbase 96.07%, Ground Clearance 64.63%, Kerb Weight 59.57%.
Capacity: Doors 96.05%, Seating Capacity 96.08%, No of Seating Rows 81.72%, Bootspace 62.55%, Fuel Tank Capacity 93.13%.
Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres: Front Suspension 90.23%, Rear Suspension 89.74%, Front Brake Type 95.53%, Rear Brake Type 95.42%, Minimum Turning Radius 76.42%, Steering Type 71.00%, Wheels 71.18%, Spare Wheel 78.33%, Front Tyres 94.98%, Rear Tyres 90.67%.
On-road prices (for current models only): Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad%, Chennai, Kolkata.
136 columns of features: see them in sample Excel to not overload this page with too much text.
Percentages as 8 July 2021 update.