Week 3, September 2022 Mobility News Archive

NEWS

Automotive

  • Tesla considers to change the location of battery cells plant from Germany to the US due to the US tax breaks

  • Tesla to close showrooms in city center malls in China and open more in suburban

  • Tesla owners sued the firm due to the misfunctions of false Autopilot and FSD

  • Opel stopped an expansion plan to China due to geopolitical tensions, zero-Covid policies and less attractive local manufacturing

  • Cruise to launch commercial robotaxi service without human operator in Phoenix and Austin before the end of 2022

  • Ford's dealers should invest in fast charging facilities and selling standards to sell EVs

  • Ford's new Mustang to be remained as gasoline-fueled

  • Renault to maintain thermal engines for a while despite 2030 fully-electric goal

  • Ferrari unveiled Purosangue pricing at €390K, still a gasoline fuelled model

  • Stellantis to buy its 2.2% shares back from GM, previously Peugeot's warrants

  • Stellantis to invest in the production of own energy for its plants in Europe to minimize the impact of natural gas issue

  • Stellantis and Renault halt their Spanish plants operations for a while due to chip shortage

  • AB Volvo started to produce heavy e-trucks with a goal to be electric for a half of global deliveries by 2030

  • Porsche's trading on Frankfurt market to start on Sept 29 with a target up to €75B valuation

  • Honda says it has no plan to separate e-motorcycle unit; but to launch 10+ e-motorcycle models in next 3 years

  • Nissan to continue Russian factory suspension until December 2022

  • Einride launched its business in Germany and partners with Electrolux for charging infrastructures

  • Aptiv to acquire 85% stake of Intercable Automotive Solutions, a high-voltage busbar maker

  • Argo AI, unveiled its products and services ecosystem for commercial self-driving vehicles and look for business

  • TeraWatt Infrastructure, an EV charging infrastructure startup, raised $1B Series A funding

  • Monta, a EV charging solution provider, raised $30M funding to expand its business to the US

Lastmile_Micromobility_Logistics

  • After the breach of sensitive customer and financial data, Uber is investigating; all services are operational

  • Unagi canceled Indiegogo campaign funded by individual sponsors; launched Voyager, a new scooter model

  • Magna International, a Canadian ADAS company, invested $77M in Yulu, an India micromobility service operator, to launch battery swapping business

Battery_Materials

  • GM to invest $491M in facilities for steel and aluminum productions to be used in its vehicles

  • Compass Minerals partners with EnergySource Minerals to extract lithium for EV battery

  • Cruise to install its own-developed chips in its self-driving cars, switching from Nvidia

More Readings...

  • Ride Review: a website to look around Micromobility companies and their products

  • Mobility startups are filling the void in the much, much smaller Detroit auto show (TechCrunch)

  • Truly autonomous cars may be impossible without helpful human touch (Reuters)

  • Factbox: The structure of the planned Porsche IPO (Reuters)

  • Car electrification unlikely to erase market for ethanol, says producer (Reuters)

  • Loop Energy says new hydrogen fuel cell more efficient than diesel engine (Reuters)

  • $2.4B for state EV charging infrastructure, other projects, announced by Biden administration (SmartCitiesDive)

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