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…

Amazon.com expands footprint in Latin America, announces $100M logistics investment in Mexico

In a bid to offer faster deliveries, on Thursday, Amazon.com Inc stated, it has invested $100 million in opening new warehouses in Mexico, including its first shipping centers outside Mexico City. The new sites includes two fulfillment centers, with one located near the northern city of Monterrey and the other near the central city of Guadalajara,…

Google to provide $1.1 Million grans and loans to businesses in MENA regions to improve digital skills

In a statement, Alphabet Inc’s Google said, it plans on providing grants worth $1.1 million to help businesses in the Middle East and North Africa towards improvements of their digital skills as well as to get them connected to the internet. In a presentation, Google said, it will also provide $3 million in loans to…

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…

Taiwan’s TSMC to build $12 Billion chip facility in Arizona

On Friday, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd announced it will build a $12 billion chip factory in Arizona with the company saying it reflects a “strong partnership” with the U.S. government. The development coincides with the Trump Administration’s efforts to bring in more manufacturing activity to the United States. The chip factory will create 1,600…

Samsung Electronics building $220M R&D center in Vietnam

On Monday, in a statement the Vietnamese government stated, South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics has started building a $220 million research and development center in the country. The construction will be completed by the end of 2022, said the Vietnamese government while adding that the research center will employ around 2,200 to 3,000 people.…

Uber closing customer support office in downtime Los Angeles

Uber Technologies Inc will be closing its office in downtown Los Angeles in order to focus on its bigger locations. This office used to employ staff for customer support. The development will impact 80 jobs. Uber’s spokesman confirmed the closure in a statement. Customer support jobs will be shifted Uber’s office in Manila, reported the…