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Week 3, June 2022 Mobility News Archive



  • Ferrari's 2022-2026 business plan: to launch 15 new models over next 4 years; to change 40% in EVs and 40% in hybrids of sales by 2030

  • Ford recalls 2.9M and 394K vehicles in the US and Canada respectively due to damaged or missing part potentially rolling cars after parking

  • Ford recalls 49K Mustang Mach-E vehicles in the US due to overheating and losing propulsion power issues

  • GM raised Hummer EV pickup by $6K+ due to higher commodity and shipping costs

  • GM to invest $81M in Detroit tech center for hand building Cadillac Celestiq, a new flagship EV

  • GM Chevy Blazer EV to be officially unveiled in July for sales from 2023

  • Sony and Honda officially agreed to establish an equally owned JV for EVs to be sold in 2025

  • Toyota was pointed out its slower speed of transition to electric vehicle by investors; the auto maker argues the need of various car choices

  • Hyundai to launch an affordable EV model for India

  • Stellantis to leave ACEA, European carmaker association, by the end of 2022 and launch a new forum

  • Porsche to pay $80M for car owners in the US over skewed emissions and fuel economy test for models from 2005 to 2020

  • Tesla increased Model Y long-range price by 5% in the US and China

  • VinFast offers complimentary 3-year free charging or Level 2 home charger option for US buyers; 1 free year smart driving package for US and Europe buyers

  • VinFast to open 50 stores across Europe; 4 senior executives left as their contracts are ended

  • Rivian to delay again its R1S SUV delivery to pre-ordered customers

  • GM, Ford, Stellantis and Toyota urged the US Congress to lift the number of EV cap for $7,500 tax credit

  • Green Mobility Holdings, a consortium led by Volkswagen, acquired 87%+ of Eurocar's share

  • Electric Last Mile Solutions, a US-based commercial e-van maker, to file for bankruptcy less than 1 year after going public via SPAC


  • Amazon to launch its first drone delivery in Lockeford, CA later this year once acquiring a federal permit

  • Lime tests a new shared e-motorbike model in Long Beach, CA; to withdraw shared e-scooter operations from South Korea

  • Honda launched a micro-mobility business named Striemo, and unveiled a 3-wheeler e-scooter

  • Wonder, a NY-based mobile restaurant delivery service, raised $350M Series B funding

  • Rohlik, a Prague-based grocery delivery startup, raised €220M Series D funding

  • JOKR, an on-demand food delivery company, withdrew from the US market and focus on Latin America

  • HungryGoWhere resumed its service in Singapore after acquisition by Grab


  • Valeo to supply Stellantis its Scala lidar for SAE Level 3 autonomous driving

  • Google Maps to offer a new Android widget for displaying traffic status; and a new app function to show routing options with different toll prices

  • Waymap, a navigation for visually impaired people, completed 2 weeks trial in Washington DC metro

  • Metropolis, a parking facility startup, raised $167M Series B funding

  • TuneIn partners with Rivian to install radio streaming service in R1T e-truck


  • BMW to test Our Next Energy's Gemini battery storing energy for 960km+ in iX e-SUV

  • LG Energy Solution to invest ₩730B to expand domestic battery production capacity

  • EV Safe Charge unveiled ZiGGY, a mobile robot charging EVs at any spots in a parking lot

  • Blink Charging to acquire SemaConnect, a EV charging infrastructure solutions provider


  • Overair, a California-based eVTOL startup, raised $145M funding to complete a prototype by 2H 2023


  • US NHTSA's report: Tesla cars represented 70% of reported crashes with Level 2 driver assist system since June 2021 in the US. Followed by Honda, Subaru and Ford. The crashes have been mandatorily reported based on an order of NHTSA. The authority says the data still has gaps. (Full article - CNBC)

More Readings...

  • Column: Goldman sparks bear-bull battle in the lithium market (Reuters)

  • GM CEO says 'we are selling every truck we can build' (Reuters)

  • VW U.S. chief warns of industry challenges with EV battery shift (Reuters)

  • Voi launches vision statement to inspire citizens and decision-makers on how we can transform cities (voi)

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