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[Week 3, Jan 2022] Weekly Mobility News Archive

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General Motors agrees California's vehicle emissions standard under its Clean Air Act

Chinese EV makers, XPeng, Nio, Baidu and Polestar use Nvidia while Tesla designs own chip

Best-selling EVs in China for 2021: Hongguan Mini, Qin, Model Y, Model 3, Han and more

Tesla sold 71K China-made vehicles in December, the highest monthly record

Tesla offers "assertive" driving mode that may perform rolling stops in its Full Self-Driving beta

Tesla pushes back Cybertruck initial production plan to early 2023

Tesla, Elon Musk criticized California's proposal to cut solar energy incentive as anti-environment

California DMV determining Tesla's driver assistance tech

Dallas City approved $3M incentives to attract Ford's self-driving vehicle facility

Volkswagen sales dropped 8% in 2021 due to chip shortage, but doubled EV delivery

Volkswagen shuts Tianjin, China plants due to COVID outbreaks

Renault announced to go fully electric by 2030

Rivian produced 1K EVs in 2021 in line with its lowered target

Rivian will sponsor free Waypoint chargers for public in national parks in the US

XPeng invested to Zvision Technology, a Chinese LiDAR sensor startup

Aptive acquires Wind River, a software provider, with $4.3B valuation

EVage, a supplier of Amazon India's EV trucks, raised $28M funding

Hyundai Motor announced 'Continue', a global CSV project

Waymo Via will launch their first self-driving freight for J.B Hunt Transport Services

Nikola TreBEV qualified by California Air Resources Board for zero-emission incentive project

Local Motors, built Olli and Rally Fighter, shot down operations

DHL and Formula E extended partnership for World Championship logistics

Foton Mobility teamed up with BOC to roll-out hydrogen buses in AUS and NZL

City of Montpellier, France, will replace hydrogen fuel cell buses with battery-electric buses


Bolt raised $709M at $8.4B valuation to expand transportation and food delivery businesses

Spin, Ford's e-scooter company, leaves all open markets and focuses on limited vendor markets

Nuro unveiled 3rd-gen autonomous delivery robot with external airbag and temp controller

Podbike will deliver their first product, Frikar, the 4 wheeled e-bike

Bugatti's first EV is an e-scooter, co-developed with Bytech International

Lime launched Gen4 e-bikes having swappable battery in Washington DC

Arive, an instant delivery service, raised $20M Series A funding

Turo, a peer to peer car-sharing startup files IPO to go public

Hero Electric, Indian e-scooter company, will deliver 1K e-scooter to Turtle Mobility

City of Milan approved a new bike path network plan to connect 80% of the city

Gogoro's e-scooter battery swap stations will exceed gas stations soon in Taiwan

KYMCO, Taiwanese scooter company, announced Like 125 EV to enter EU market

Deliveroo and HumanForest partner to launch affordable payment model for delivery riders

Dott won a e-bike sharing tender for the City of Marseille, France

Moove, African mobility fintech company, expands operations to Kenya


HeyCharge, an underground EV charging solution, raised $4.7M seed round

TMobile acquired Octopus Interactive, a display ad company with ride-sharing vehicles

VinFast partners with What3Words for the navigation system in new EV line-up

TomTom announced new AmiGo feature for more personalized navigation experience


SpaceX's launch and catch tower is unveiled with targeting date on Feb 28

Airbus outpaced Boeing in Jet Deliveries for 3 straight years including 2021

Zypp Electric partnered with TSAW Drones for drone delivery in Indian cities

Reports & Articles

  • China's robotaxis charged ahead in 2021 (TechCrunch)

  • The year of living autonomously - Actuator: Another look at the robotic trends that will define 2022 (TechCrunch)

  • States carve out billions in budgets for electric vehicle surge (The Hill)

  • How 'feature bloat' is driving the chip shortage (TechCrunch)

  • Is LiDAR on its way out? The business case for saying goodbye (ZDNet)

  • With new German Gigafactory, Tesla looks to build on big lead in surging European EV sales (Forbes)

  • Why Tesla soared as other automakers struggled to make cars (The New York Times)

  • EV sales rising ahead of schedule in EU & UK, predicted to overtake gasoline vehicles by 2025 (electreck)

  • Bentley Motors blends tech and coachbuilding in the 2022 Continental GT Speed (TechCrunch)

  • Motional is dispatching robotaxis to a city near you (Korea JoongAng Daily)

  • Robotaxi software platforms on the move (EETimes Asia)

  • Lyft, Bird execs say subsidies, infrastructure crucial to expanding micromobility (Smartcitiesdive)

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