The US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved a regulatory exemption
for R2, Nuro’s second-generation vehicle. As the first company to be
granted approval for a self-driving vehicle exemption, it’s an important
milestone for Nuro.
Haima Automobile, one of the leading automakers in China, announced its
foray into Indian market by showcasing its next generation family
electric car – Bird Electric EV1. The hatch-back will be available under
the range of INR1 million ($14,000) on Indian roads.
The first prototypes of the new van from London Electric Vehicle Company
(LEVC) are now being built at the company’s state-of-the-art factory in
Ansty, Coventry, ahead of its debut at this year’s CV show on the 28th
WAYDO, operator of the largest public charging network for electric cars
in the northwest of Germany, is adding The Mobility House’s Charging
and Energy Management ChargePilot to its customer portfolio due to the
increasing importance of smart and grid-compatible charging.
The New Zealand Government and Wisk, an Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
company, have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish
a passenger transport trial in Canterbury, New Zealand. Wisk’s
self-flying, all-electric air taxi, called Cora, is the aircraft
selected for the trials.
Indian auto manufacturer, Mahindra, revealed its electric offensive at
this year’s Auto Expo held in India. Be it a futuristic concept or an
ultra-affordable EV, Mahindra had something for all EV lovers at its
Autotalks, a world leader in V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication
solutions, announced that its chipset was selected for a mass production
C-V2X programme in China, one of the first to be deployed in the huge
ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network,
and NATSO, which represents America’s travel plazas and truckstops,
announced a landmark partnership to create a National Highway Charging
Collaborative to extend EV charging to every corner of the US.
Cepton Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of state-of-the-art,
intelligent, LiDAR-based solutions, announced that it has raised over
$50 million in Series C funding. This brings Cepton’s total funding to
nearly $100 million, providing a strong foundation to substantially ramp
up its R&D efforts, expand its footprint in the automotive market
and support major customers worldwide.
Jan Toschka, Head of Shell’s Petrol Station Business in Germany, Austria
and Switzerland, announced that Shell will be doubling the number of
quick-charging stations it installs in Germany, as compared to its
Alstom is delivering the very first 100% electric Aptis bus to
Strasbourg transport operator Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois
(CTS). This constitutes a major new step for Alstom, which aims to be
the most innovative world actor for sustainable, smart mobility.
MG Motor India has showcased the future of mobility with a huge line-up
of global products, including the Marvel X, the world’s first
mass-production model to achieve Level-3 Intelligent Driving, at Auto
Expo 2020. Through the product showcase, the brand has reiterated its
strong commitment to the Indian market and highlighted its focus on
The all-new Altroz EV is derived from the Altroz hatchback, the first
product built on the futuristic and versatile ‘Agile Light Flexible
Advanced’ (ALFA) Architecture, and brings to life Tata Motors’ radical
new approach to design.
The Jeep brand is set to sail into the future of mobility with an
electric evolution of its SUVs. The new Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass
4xe vehicles will go on sale in selected European markets later this
year. These are the first Jeep models with Plug-in Hybrid electric
technology available in the EMEA region.
Lucid Motors, which seeks to set new standards for sustainable
transportation with its advanced luxury EVs, highlighted the production
version of the Lucid Air in a video ahead of the pure-electric sedan’s
global debut in New York in April.
IVECO and FPT Industrial, the commercial vehicle and powertrain brands
of CNH Industrial N.V., and Nikola Motor Company will manufacture,
through their European Joint Venture, the Nikola TRE in Ulm, Germany, at
the IVECO manufacturing facility.