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…

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…

Automakers urge incoming Biden Administration for tax credit, incentives to boost R&D into self driving cars, EVs

On Tuesday, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a major automotive trade association urged U.S. policymakers to back support for electric vehicles (EV), including new incentives to boost up consumer purchases, as well as research and development. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has made boosting electric vehicles a top priority and has pledged to build 550,000 new EV…

Tesla, Uber along with major utilities form lobby group, Zero Emission Transportation Association

In a significant development, a group of major U.S. utilities which includes Uber and Tesla said they are launching a new lobby group which will lobby for national policies to boost the adoption of electric vehicles. The lobby group named Zero Emission Transportation Association, aims to boost the adoption of consumer electric vehicle and encourage…

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…

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…