[Week 5, Jan 2022] Weekly Mobility News Archive

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#Earnings

Key takeaway from Tesla's Q4 2021 earnings:

  • $2.6B operating income (14.7% margin); $2.32B net income (YoY 760% increase); $2.52 adjusted earning per share

  • $17.72B revenue (YoY 65% increase ); $16B from automotive (YoY 71% increase)

  • Challenges: Continuing chip limitation and no new vehicle models in 2022

  • Expectations: To expand factory capacity beyond 600K cars per year; to minimize production cost with large castings, structural battery pack and 4680 cells; To expand Full Self-Driving

Read full IR Report and one more about Tesla:

Tesla Bot is more important than new car models in this year

Tesla unveiled Semi e-truck with no plan for production and delivery

Tesla's Fremont is the most productive car factory in North America followed by Toyota


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Hyundai Motor: ₩1.53T ($1.3B) operating profit (4.9% margin); ₩31T ($26B) revenue (YoY 6.1% increase)

More earnings to come: GM (Feb 1); Ford (Feb 3)


#Automotive

Waymo sued California DMV to keep driverless crash data secrete

A new report says human drivers should not be legally accountable in autonomous car era

New EV average price increased by 18.6% over a year in US: details for Ioniq5, Niro and more

Ford Pro started E-Transit production and showed telemetics experience in a real farm

General Motors to hire 8K new employees in this year

General Motors & LG Energy Solution to invest $2.6B for a new 50GWh battery cell factory in US

General Motors to invest $7B to boost full-size e-pickups production

Foxconn to roll out electric pick-ups in collaboration with Lordstown in 2H 2022

Foxconn and Indonesia gov't signed MoU for investment on EV battery ecosystem

Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance to invest $25.8B to have 35 EVs by 2030

Lamborghini to introduce vehicles with electric motors for hybrids starting next year

Lamborghini to go on action with 5 NFT art pieces liking digital and physical elements

Porsche's PCM 6.0, an upgraded infotainment interface including Spotify

Kia recalls 410K+ vehicles in US due to airbags concerns

Stellantis to export commercial vans produced in Russia to Europe

Jidu, Baidu's EV subsidiary, raised $400M funding for level 4 autonomous driving

Geely and Lifan set up a JV, Livan Automotive, to compete in battery swapping sector

Nio opened its first battery swapping station in Norway, plan to 19 more in EU this year

Blink Charging to supply Level 2 EV chargers at Bridgestone's auto care centers in US

Audi became a connected vehicle data partner of Otonomo

Lightyear, a Solar EV startup, tested its flagship vehicle and showed better efficiency

May Mobility, a self-driving shuttle backed by Toyota & BMW, raised $83M funding

Hyundai Mobis invested in Zendar, a high-resolution radar startup

Self-Driving Coalition lobbying to DC, renamed to Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association

#Lastmile_Micromobility_Logistics

Lime is the most-mentioned micromobility in media in 2021 followed by Spin and Voi

HumanForest planned to launch e-mopeds in London, but delayed due to safety concerns

Ola Electric raised $200M funding round with a value at $5B

Zapp, instant grocery delivery startup, raised $200M Series B funding

Cowboy, a Belgian e-bike startup, raised $80M Series C funding

Starship Technologies, autonomous delivery robot company, raised €50M from EU

TVS Motor acquired a 75% stake in Swiss E-Mobility Group, an e-bike maker

Domino's signed a deal with Flirtey for drone pizza delivery trial in New Zealand


#City_Infrastructure

US DOE & DOT to establish a joint office for 500K EV charing station network

Washington DC's new law requires buildings to install EV charging infrastructure

UK launched a new org and £5.5M funding to support cycling and walking infrastructure


#Aviation_Ocean_Space

Boeing invests additional $450M in Wisk Aero, self-flying air taxi JV with Kitty Hawk

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster is on a collision course with the moon

SpaceX delayed Falcon 9 rocket launch due to a bad weather

SpaceX won US Air Force contract to transport military supplies using a rocket

Maersk to install offshore electric charging stations for vessels to reduce carbon emissions

Hyundai Motor to develop a hydrogen marine mobility platform to replace diesel ships



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