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Week 2, June 2022 Mobility News Archive



  • EU to ban new petrol and diesel cars sales from 2035

  • Ford, Volkswagen, Honda, BMW and Volvo support restoring California's vehicle emission standard

  • Sony and Honda to make an independent joint venture for EV development

  • US NHTSA upgraded its probe into Tesla's Autopilot in 830K vehicles before a recall decision due to crashes

  • Tesla's shareholders to vote a 3 to 1 stock split proposal in August

  • Samsung Electro-Mechanics to supply camera modules to Tesla for Model 3, S, X, Y, Cybertruck and Semi

  • GM to produce Chevrolet Tracker SUV in Argentina next month for Latin American market

  • Volkswagen CUPRA to launch 3 EV models made in Spain by 2025

  • Volkswagen compensates for employees' voluntary resignations in its Russia plant suspending production

  • Nikola Tre BEV truck qualified for New York incentive program for truck buyers

  • Cadillac unveiled design features of the Celestiq, a new EV, to be possibly sold by 2025

  • Polestar unveiled Polestar 3 SUV with 600km range, scheduled to be sold by the end of 2023

  • Lightyear, a solar EV startup, unveiled a final design of Lightyear 0

  • Qiantu, a subsidiary of CH Auto in China, unveiled K20, a new 2-seat EV with 500km range

  • Lucid partners with Bank of America for a financial service program for its online purchasing customers

  • Faraday Future is requested for a SEC probe information by US DOJ about inaccurate communication to investors

  • Faraday Future seeks a new factory location in China to be operated from 2025

  • Nimbus, a US-based EV startup, unveiled a prototype of Nimbus One, a three-wheeled e-bike with a roof

(Source: Nimbus)


  • Bird laid-off 23% of its employees mostly in consumer product division

  • ComfortDelGro, a Singapore-based taxi service, partners with Alipay+ to cover Malaysian and South Korean payment systems

  • Waymo Via and Uber Freight are partnering to deploy goods-only driverless capacity for on-demand routes

  • GM's BrightDrop, acquired Marain, a California-based fleet optimization software

  • Walmart partners with Cummins and Daimler Truck for its 2040 zero emission goal in logistics operations

  • Ninja Van, a Singaporean logistics company, expanded its service to South East Asia countries

  • Royal Mail to deploy 5,500 e-vans by early 2023 with £12.5 investment on charging infrastructure

  • Onfleet, a last-mile delivery solution software, raised $23M Series B funding


  • Apple to upgrade CarPlay including vehicle control functions and more infotainment apps through a connection with iPhone

  • Grab launched B2B maps solutions including navigation and traffic features

  • what3words to be integrated into 350K Jaguar Land Rover vehicles

  • Yandex, Russian tech company, removed national borders from its maps

  • AGCO, an Agricultural machinery maker, partners with Apex.AI, autonomous mobility AI software

And More...

  • Toyota and Woven Planet, Toyota's subsidiary, unveiled prototype of portable hydrogen cartridge for transport and supply

  • Denso is considering to spin off its chip business

  • Volocopter's VoloConnect completed its first flight in May

  • Shield AI, a military purposed autonomous drone company, raised $165M Series E funding


Who will mine lithium in Bolivia having the largest amount of lithium in the world? EnergyX, an American startup, and Tecpetrol, an Argentine energy company, seem to be disqualified. Remaining candidates are Uranium One (Russia), Lilac Solutions (US), CATL (China), Fusion Enertech (China), TBEA (China) and CITIC Guoan (China). The winner will be announced on June 15. (Full Article - Reuters)

More Readings...

  • Analysis: Apple's next frontier is your car's dashboard (Reuters)

  • Over-the-air updates: How does each EV automaker compare? (Electrek)

  • It's not Apple or Tesla, but Inrix has data from 500 million vehicles taking transportation into the future (CNBC)

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