Week 2, July 2022 Mobility News Archive

NEWS

Automotive

  • Ford recalls additional 100K vehicles due to engine fire risk and asks owners to park cars outside

  • Tesla sold the highest number of Shanghai-made vehicles in June 2022 since the factory opening

  • Tesla to open Supercharger to other EVs by the end of 2022 in the US and install more stations

  • Tesla faces with 2 investigations by NHTSA into California and Florida crashes with ADAS

  • Cruise has a NHTSA's investigation into a self-driving vehicle crash in California

  • Volkswagen may offer pay-as-you-go to customers for self-driving technology; to speed up software development with trimming of Cariad unit

  • Volvo to leave European Automobile Manufacturers Association, a lobby group against EU's climate goal, and continue its fully-EV goal by 2030

  • Volvo to scale down operations in Russia and lay off local employees

  • XPeng released a teaser of City Navigation Guided Pilot beta version with ADAS demos

  • Mahindra and British International Investment to invest $250M in Mahindra's EV unit to lead Indian market

  • Tata Motors targets to sell 50K EVs by the end of this fiscal year

  • Argo AI, backed by Ford and Volkswagen, laid off 150 staff

  • RAW Charging to expand 10K EV charging points in the UK over next 3 years with funding raised by Antin Infrastructure Partners

  • US DOT announced a new regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from traffic

Lastmile_Micromobility_Logistics

  • Delivery Hero and Glovo are under EU antitrust investigation due to a concern of cartel

  • Amazon to invest in Grubhub and partner with them for a free co-membership in the US

  • Amazon to launch micro-mobility deliveries in London with e-cargo bikes and on-foot staff

  • McEasy, an Indonesian logistics SaaS startup, raised $6.5M Series A funding

Location_In Vehicle_Technologies

  • Volvo Group Venture Capital invested in Optibus, an AI platform for bus scheduling and route planning

  • Autocheck, a Nigerian automotive e-commerce startup, acquired CoinAfrique, an ad marketplace

Battery_Material

  • Volkswagen breaks ground for its first own battery plant in Salzgitter, Germany

  • Volkswagen and partners to invest €20B by 2030 in EV battery cell business

  • Northvolt raised $1.1B funding for expansion of its battery plants in Europe

  • LG Energy Solution to supply Isuzu Motors with e-truck batteries for 4 years from 2023

  • Vulcan Energy and Enel Green Power to develop a lithium project at Cesano, Italy

  • Brazil gov't to ease lithium export regulation to attract foreign investors to the country

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