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…

In a world first Google launches News Showcase platform in Australia

On Friday, in a world first Google launched a paid news platform in Australia after it struck content deals with publishers in a move aimed at complying with Canberra’s new legislation. Initially the News Showcase platform was slated for launch in June 2020, but Google delayed launching plans following Australia passing a new legislation which…

Nissan Motor trims presence in Europe focuses on US, Japan, China

On Friday, in a report Japanese news daily Yomiuri said, Nissan Motor plans on further cutting down its presence in the European car market; it plans on outsourcing the sales and manufacturing of its cars to Renault, its alliance partner. The move, part of its global turnaround plan, essentially reverses former chairman, Carlos Ghosn’s strategy…

Ride hailing service provider Bolt to invest $118M in European e-scooter market in 2021

On Thursday, Estonia-based ride-hailing service provider Bolt stated, it has decided to invest $118 million in 2021 and has set a goal to become the biggest e-scooter rental company in Europe. The development comes at a time when cab services have been severely affected by the coronavirus-induced COVID19 pandemic. As part of this strategy Bolt…

Tesla launches fast charging infrastructure in Berlin

In a development that marks the setting up of infrastructure for electric vehicles, managers at Tesla demonstrated a new supercharger in a research campus at Berlin saying, they were looking to target more cities to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure to increase the traction of EVs for potential buyers. “Now, as part of our commitment…

Estonia’s ride-sharing service provider Bolt launches e-scooter in 45 cities

On Wednesday, Estonia’s Bolt, a ride-sharing service provider, launched its own electric scooter model with the aim of launching the scooter service in more than 45 cities this summer. The Estonian company has grabbed business from Uber in many major African and Eastern Europe cities. Bolt has more than 30 million users in over 35…