Toyota Motor develops modular fuel cell systems towards hydrogen powered society

On Friday Toyota Motor Corp said, it has developed a packaged fuel cell system module that cuts carbon footprint midst the industry’s tilt towards electric vehicles (EVs). Toyota Motor, which launched a revamped version of the Mirai in December has not been successful in winning drivers over to fuel cell vehicles (FCV). The FCV segment…

TikTok’s owner ByteDance agrees to settle $92M class-action lawsuit

According to a document filed in the U.S. District Court in Illinois, China’s ByteDance has agreed to settle a $92 million class-action lawsuit from U.S. TikTok users who had alleged data privacy concerns. ByteDance, TikToko’s owner, has agreed to the settlement after more than a year of litigation. “While we disagree with the assertions, rather…

France’s Air Liquide partners with Itochu Corp to develop hydrogen mobility markets in Japan

On Friday, in a statement French industrial gas giant Air Liquide said, it has entered into a collaboration with Japan’s Itochu Corp, a trading house, to further develop the hydrogen mobility markets in Japan. Initially, both companies will focus on the development of hydrogen retail infrastructure in Japan for both commercial and for passenger vehicles,…

Electric vehicle startup Fisker mulls prismatic cell battery manufacturing unit in partnership with major supplier in either US or Europe

In a statement Fisker Inc’s chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker said, the electric vehicle startup is weighing options to set up a battery cell manufacturing facility with a major supplier in either Europe or the United States. The move is aimed at securing components in its supply chain. Earlier Fisker had struggled with the recall…

Taiwanese chip producer Foxconn ramps up interest in EVs, announces deal with Fisker Inc

On Thursday, shares of Foxconn rose by 4.5% after the company announced that it will collaborate with Fisker Inc to produce more than 250,000 electric vehicles a year, starting from late 2023. Over the last 1 year, Taiwan based Foxconn has ramped up interest in electric vehicles and has announced deals with Stellantis NV’s Fiat…

Klein’s $43Mn Investment Turns Into $3.3Bn Due To Lucid’s Dream Deal

A paper gain of almost $3.3 billion on an investment of $43 million personal investment in the blank-check acquisition firm they are merging with luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors Inc have been made by veteran dealmaker Michael Klein and his partners, said a report from Reuters. A meteoric rise in the shares of Klein’s…

Apple Acquires A Firm Every Three To Four Weeks, Says Tim Cook

According to Apple Inc’s chief executive Tim Cook, over the past six years the iPhone maker has acquired about 100 companies. Cook, while talking to shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting, said that on the average, Apple buys a company every three to four weeks. In the first-quarter of its fiscal year 2021, the…

Following Australia Row, Investment Of $1bn In Local News Industry Pledged By Facebook

Following a truce with the Australian government over a tussle related to the new content law being brought in the country, an investment of at least $1 billion in the news industry in the country over a period of the next three years would be made by the social media company Facebook. The largest social…

SK Hynix signs 5 year procurement contract worth $4.34 billion with ASML Holding N.V.

On Wednesday, the world’s second-largest memory chip maker SK Hynix stated, it has agreed to a five-year procurement contract worth $4.34 billion (4.8 trillion won) with ASML Holding N.V. to secure extreme ultraviolet (EUV) scanners that are used to manufacturing chips. In a regulatory filing, SK Hynix said, the deal is for its planned mass-production…