Tesla trims starting price for its Shanghai-made Model 3 sedans

On Thursday, U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc stated, it has trimmed the starting price for its China-made Model 3 vehicles by nearly 8% to $36,805.21 (249,900 yuan). The development comes in the wake of Tesla receiving subsidies from the Chinese government for its electric vehicles. Earlier the starting price for its Model 3 electric…

Baidu-backed Chinese EV startup WM raises $1.5 billion in funding round

On Tuesday, Baidu-backed Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup WM Motor said, it has raised $1.47 billion (10 billion yuan) in its latest funding round. In recent months, shares of Electric Vehicle makers, including that of Tesla Inc, have surged with auto makers looking to the markets for funds. Incidentally, China’s Xpeng Inc and Li Auto…

Volkswagen ID.4 compact SUV comes with 3 years unlimited charging in US

In a statement German auto giant Volkswagen AG said, owners of its ID.4 compact electric sport utility vehicle will gain three years of unlimited charging in the United States. This will at no additional cost to the price of the vehicle. Customers who purchased or leased its ID.4 electric SUV, which was launched in August…

China unveils financial incentives to boost adoption of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

On Monday, China finance ministry stated, it plans on rolling new policies to support hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in order to boost the industry’s supply chain and related technologies. China has emerged as the world’s biggest market for new energy vehicles (NEVs), which includes plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles as well as and hydrogen fuel…

Trump does not want ByteDance to have controlling stake in TikTok: senior administration official

According to a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, regardless of how China’s ByteDance positions the divestment of its short video sharing app TikTok, U.S. President Donald Trump does not want it to have a controlling stake in TikTok, since it will place Americans’ personal information at risk. Despite China’s bravado…

Prices of Huawei phones rising every hour on fears on shortages

Chinese consumers are rushing to purchase Huawei’s smartphone featuring its high-end Kirin chips, fearing that the company’s production of its premium handsets will face punitive curbs by U.S. trade action. According to Huaqiangbei, smartphone vendors in China’s southern city of Shenzhen, are seeing a steady rise in the prices of used and new Huawei phones…

Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi announces data security initiative

On Tuesday, in an interesting turn of events, China unveiled its global data security initiative to oppose data theft by using information technology to undermine key infrastructure, and forcing companies to store data generated overseas in their home country. In a statement, China’s State Councillor Wang Yi said, the initiative calls for tech companies to…

Global CEOs downsize physical office spaces, accelerate move towards digital workspace: KPMG survey

According to the results of a survey released on Tuesday, companies across the glove are moving their operations online so as to cut expenses related to office space and make recruiting and retaining staff part of their top priorities. The survey by accounting firm KPMG showed, 80% of business leaders had accelerated their digital expansion…