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…

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…

Chinese EV startup Xpend raises $400 million in latest funding round

On Wednesday, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd backed Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Xpeng stated it has raised $400 million from investors including Xiaomi Corp, to fund its growth. The fundraising comes at a time when industry watchers as well as bankers describe as an increasingly tough financing environment for Chinese EV startups who are jostling…

Inventory pileup adds pressure on German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG’s margins

Given that Infineon’s high-performance power chips have an ubiquitous usage, the chipmaker has a bright future despite small road bumps. On Tuesday, German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG stated, a slump in demand which had led to increased inventory levels is likely to plateau only this summer; this means that till then its profit margins will…

Apple may have breached antitrust rules in Japan

Following a multi-year investigation, Japan’s regulator has found Apple’s contracts with mobile service providers to be in possible violation of the country’s antitrust rules. On Wednesday, Japanese regulators disclosed Apple Inc may have broken the country’s antitrust rules given the fact that it forces the country’s mobile service providers to sell its iPhones at cheap…

Electric cars will have to let go of their subsidy baggage in order to be successful: Opel’s Chief

Having completed the $2.2 billion acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall earlier this year, the PSA Group, like its peers, is now focusing on launching Evs in the market. As per PSA Group’s Chief executive, Carlos Tavares, although the company will support Opel’s introduction of electric cars into the market, he has highlighted the need for…