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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi signs partnership with DiDi Chuxing

Source: DiDi Chuxing

DiDi recruits automakers to explore a new open EV car-sharing program for the Chinese market DiDi Chuxing, a Chinese ride-hailing technology firm with strong ties to AI development, has entered into an agreement with 12 prominent automakers, including the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. The partners hope to build an “open car-sharing platform” …

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eVTOL pioneer Joby secures US$100m

Source: Joby Aviation

Electric aircraft start-up Joby has secured new funding from major investors including Tesla-backer Capricorn and Intel Capital to commercialise its 5-seater eVTOL vehicle Although electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are still a few years from mass production and commercial operation, they continue to excite investors. On February 1, …

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Suzuki’s Indian unit to make affordable EV

Source: Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki managing director discusses plan develop affordable compact EV in India – outside of the company’s existing partnership with Toyota India’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki will start making an affordable electric vehicle (EV) by 2020, reports newspaper the Economic Times. The EV will be based initially on technology from Japan’s …

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