Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen chose Canada to build its first battery cell plant outside Europe, granting its cars access to both Canadian and U.S. subsidies as it works to localise electric vehicle production chain in the region. Volkswagen AG confirmed in December it was looking for sites for a Canadian plant, six months after signing a memorandum of […]

Electric Van Deal

Electric-vehicle maker Rivian Automotive Inc and its largest shareholder Amazon.com Inc are in talks to end the exclusivity part of their electric van deal, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people familiar with the matter. Online retailer Amazon had placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans (EDVs) from the Irvine, California-based EV […]

ChatGPT in Vehicles

General Motors Co is exploring uses for ChatGPT as part of its broader collaboration with Microsoft Corp, a company executive told Reuters. “ChatGPT is going to be in everything,” GM Vice President Scott Miller said in an interview last week. The chatbot could be used to access information on how to use vehicle features normally […]

The world’s largest battery maker CATL and its rivals in China were put on notice this week with a message from the top. When Chinese President Xi Jinping said he was “both pleased and concerned” about CATL’s electric vehicle (EV) battery dominance, industry executives and regulators heard a caution to be ready to throttle back […]

Foxconn races

Foxconn wants to do for electric vehicles (EVs) what it has done with the iPhone, but first, it needs to find the next Apple – and fast. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer faces competition in the market for creating white-label EVs that can be tailor-made for clients, whether that’s a major automaker or a delivery provider or […]

energy-related CO2 emissions

Global energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide hit a record high last year, although more clean technology such as solar power and electric vehicles helped limit the impact of increased coal and oil use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday. Deep cuts in emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, will be needed over the […]


Tesla is readying a production revamp of its top-selling Model Y, according to three people with knowledge of the plan. The changes to the Model Y – code-named Project Juniper – involve the exterior and interior of the electric vehicle (EV) with a target of starting production in 2024, according to two of the people, […]

Tesla investor day

More than a dozen Tesla executives took the stage at the company’s Investor Day on Wednesday, a departure from its previous such events where Elon Musk tended to dominate. The move, a first for Tesla, appeared to be aimed at showcasing the depth of its executive bench as at a time when investors have worried […]