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NIO Deliveries Grew 322% In July 2020 vs. July 2019

August 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

NIO continues to show solid growth despite the clear economic challenges of 2020. The Chinese EV startup announced its July deliveries this week and shared that the July 2020 figure was 322.1% higher than the July 2019 figure


Xpeng Motors Ready For IPO In USA

August 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Xpeng Motors, a popular electric vehicle startup in China that has unabashedly followed Tesla's lead, that used patents that Tesla opened up for anyone to use, and that designed and developed cars that clearly resemble Teslas (yet do have their own design language) is readying for an IPO in the United States


Awesome Purple Tesla From “Game Of Peace” Comes To Life In China

July 31st, 2020 | by Iqtidar Ali

Tesla China delivered a big surprise box at the HKRI Taikoo Hui Shopping Mall in Shanghai. When opened, a one-of-a-kind Tesla was unveiled showcasing a version of the Model 3 featured in Game For Peace (Chinese version of PUBG) —  a mobile multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation


Tesla’s Lithium & Nickel Sourcing — Australia? Bolivia? China?

July 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Following some of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's comments regarding battery production during the quarterly Tesla conference call for shareholders last week, I decided to have two long conversations with Howard Klein and Rodney Hooper of RK Equity about the EV battery production and mining industries


VW’s Accra Factory Starts Production, & Toyota & Nissan Also Set To Open Plants This Year. We Hope They Add EVs Soon!

July 25th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Ghana’s new Automotive Development Policy has encouraged VW, Toyota, and Nissan to look into opening assembly plants in the country. The Ghana Automotive Development Policy provides the necessary framework to establish assembly and manufacturing capacity in Ghana. The initial focus will be on new passenger cars, SUVs, and light commercial vehicles which would include pickups, minibuses, and cargo vans. VW Ghana’s new vehicle assembly plant has already started production in Accra’s North Industrial Area


Africa Needs Toyota-Branded BEVs, & Here’s Why

July 21st, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

The Brookings Institution says consumers in Africa are brand conscious and brand loyal. When it comes to cars, that brand is Toyota! In the brand new vehicle market, the Toyota Hilux is king in South Africa and also tops other charts. Other popular models in the new vehicle market are the Corolla, the Fortuner, and the Yaris


Uganda-Based Bodawerk’s Electric Tractors, Motorcycle Conversion Kits, Threshing & Milling Machines Look Set To Transform Lives

July 19th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

The company's mobility products are built from recycled and upcycled materials. Up to 90% of the materials used are sourced locally, with only the electric motors imported from China. They assemble their battery packs using the standard 18650 cells recovered from old laptops, which allows them to lower the costs of their products significantly to levels that are more affordable for their target market


Driving Electric In Africa Is A Whole Lot Cheaper Than Driving ICE: Part 2

July 17th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

One of the best ways to reduce emissions going forward is not to restrict the importation of used vehicles but to simply shift to cleaner and safer used vehicles. Used vehicles tend to come in at price points that are more affordable for the target market in most of these African countries


Tesla & Chongqing (China) Talk Projects — Probably Not A Factory

July 15th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla and the municipality of Chongqing are reportedly in talks to accelerate some projects. This little nugget of gold was shared by Tesla Owners of Vancouver and confirmed by Reuters, which reported that Tesla met with officials from a district in Chongqing, which is located in southwestern China. The topic was "accelerating projects," according to the Liangjang New Area


BMW’s Electrification Strategy Slides Forward

July 7th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

BMW rolled out a press release a few days ago with this title/headline: "BMW Group steps up electromobility: E-drives for half a million electrified vehicles." I was intrigued, but I can't say I was optimistic


DiDi Launches Robotaxis

July 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Didi Chuxing (DiDi), a new mobility company focused on providing people with "app-based transportation and life services," has just launched a robotaxi service


LG Chem Secures Bigger Tesla Battery Contract

July 5th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Global battery giant LG Chem has reportedly secured a bigger order of batteries from Tesla due to higher demand and an inability for Tesla to produce enough batteries for its cars on its own. At least, that's the news out of Korea, where LG Chem is based


There’s A Global Battery Revolution Underway, & Tesla’s Leading It

July 3rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

If you were looking to nominate a particular technology as the most influential of the early 21st century, batteries would be a logical choice. Cheap, compact batteries made smartphones and mobile computing possible, and larger and more powerful batteries represent the enabling technology behind electric mobility, renewable energy, and the smart grid


Chile Orders 150 Electric Buses From BYD!

July 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Miami, where you at? NYC, where you at? Chicago, where you at? Los Angeles, where you at? Chile just order 150 electric buses from BYD to transport people around its capital city of Santiago. Yes, 150!



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