Micromobility provider Bolt undercuts peers with e-scooter rollout in nine-inner German cities

On Tuesday, Estonian start-up Bolt launched electric scooter services in nine German cities saying it was its biggest and most challenging rollout to date. Bolt will offer rides for as little as $0.06 (0.05 euros) per minute with no unlocking fees, in a market that sees peers charging typically 1 euro per trip plus 15-25…

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…

Deutsche Bahn & Siemens Mobility developing green hydrogen powered train engines

In a significant development, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility have started developing hydrogen-powered fuel cell trains as well as filling station; trials for the same will commence in 2024. In time these will replace diesel powered train engines on Germany’s local rail networks. A prototype, which will be built by Siemens, will be based on…

Visa’s bid to acquire fintech startup Plain Inc facing antitrust review

Visa Inc’s $5.3 billion acquisition of fintech startup Plaid Inc is facing antitrust scrutiny following the U.S. Justice Department filing a court petition on Tuesday demanding more information on the transaction. The DoJ is reviewing the proposed deal to check whether it violates provisions of antitrust law. It has filed a petition with a U.S. district…

25% U.S. tariff to hurt Huawei’s U.S. launch of FusionHome

Analysts covering the sector opine Huawei will have to either reduce its margins or raise prices. Huawei Technology Co’s upcoming launch of a solar-panel control device in the United States is expected to collide with the Trump administration’s new tariffs on Chinese electronics. As a result this is likely to undermine the product that analysts…