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ELECTRIC VEHICLES

A VinFast electric car is parked outside a showroom in Hanoi on Aug. 18.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 29, 2023
EV maker VinFast now worth more than Goldman Sachs and Boeing
VinFast shares closed up 20% at $82.35 Monday, marking a blistering 688% since its market debut Aug. 15. It is currently worth about $190 billion.
A worker holds a piece of black mass — a mix of lithium, nickel, cobalt, and graphite — at the Li-Cycle lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Ontario in 2021.
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 29, 2023
Why the electric-vehicle industry is talking about ‘black mass’
The metallic powder is made by crushing and shredding batteries or battery cells, extracting unwanted elements, then refining the remainder.
Security personnel guard the BYD booth at the Auto Shanghai show in April 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 29, 2023
China's leading electric carmaker BYD triples half-year profit
This month the company became the first global manufacturer to pass the 5 million milestone in electric vehicle production.
Paris, where self-service electric scooters will be banned from Sept. 1, is about to join the few cities in the world that have opted for a ban, with many other municipalities opting for more or less strict restrictions.
WORLD / Society
Aug 29, 2023
Boon or blight? E-scooters around the world
While users hail them as eco-friendly ways to avoid gridlock, detractors consider them as an unsightly menace with the power to maim and kill.
A 2023 Toyota Prius. Hybrids have accounted for less than 10% of total U.S. sales, with Toyota’s long-running Prius among the most popular models.
BUSINESS
Aug 28, 2023
Gas-electric hybrids get boost in the U.S. from Ford and others
Ford is the latest of several top automakers planning to build and sell hundreds of thousands of hybrid vehicles in the U.S. over the next five years.
A Mazda MX-30 at a dealership in the city of Hiroshima. The MX-30 is the only electric vehicle model Mazda currently sells in Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Aug 28, 2023
Mazda accelerates EV shift in China, reshaping ties with suppliers
Mazda’s sales in China in the year from April 2022 halved from the previous year to 84,000 units due to a thin lineup of EVs.
A worker cleans a Toyota Electric Vehicle bZ4X on display during the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in Tangerang, near Jakarta, Indonesia, last week.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 17, 2023
Japan automakers race to catch up with global EV competitors
There is a sense of crisis over a possible decline of Japan's auto industry if U.S., European and Chinese automakers continue to dominate the EV market.
The Vinfast booth at the 2022 New York International Auto Show in New York on April 14, 2022
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 16, 2023
Vietnamese EV-maker Vinfast surges in U.S. trading debut
The company’s shares gained 255% on Tuesday in New York, giving it a market value above U.S. auto giants such as Ford Motor and General Motors.
Honda's electric vehicle e:NP2 is displayed at the Auto Shanghai show, in Shanghai in April. The recent weakening of the yen couldn't come at a better time for Japanese automakers, which are struggling in the Chinese market.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 14, 2023
Weak yen gives Japan automakers temporary relief from China pain
A weak yen has traditionally lifted profits for Japan's big exporters
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hand with Tesla chief executive Elon Musk in New York on June 20, 2023.
BUSINESS
Aug 3, 2023
In India, it's advantage Tesla as Chinese automakers face heat
Tesla has had a red-carpet welcome from India for its proposal to invest in the country, while China has been stopped cold.
A cable is connected to a Volvo AB XC40 electric sports utility vehicle displayed at the EV Trend Korea exhibition in Seoul in March 2022.
BUSINESS
Jul 31, 2023
Chinese firms seek South Korean partners to skirt U.S. EV rules
Recently, Chinese firms and their South Korean partners have announced $4 billion of investments in new battery plants in South Korea.
A memorial for Brodee Champlain Kingman on the corner of El Camino Real and Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas, California, on Thursday. The e-bike industry is booming, but many vehicles are not legal for teenagers, and accidents are on the rise.
WORLD / Society
Jul 30, 2023
‘A dangerous combination’: Teens’ accidents expose e-bike risks
The e-bike industry is booming, but a spate of fatal accidents has raised questions about how safe e-bikes are, especially for teenagers.
A truck transports new Tesla cars at its factory in Shanghai in May 2021.
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Jul 28, 2023
Global automakers scramble to reset China strategies as sales slow
Some German brands and General Motors are betting on new electric vehicles, while Toyota and others have shifted to cost-cutting mode.
Honda Motor and other major carmakers will establish a joint venture to build an electric vehicle charging network in North America.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 27, 2023
Honda joins new EV charging network in U.S.
The firm, along with six other automakers, aims to counter U.S. EV giant Tesla, which holds 60% of the country's EV market.
Nissan Motor has finalized plans to invest in Renault’s electric-vehicle venture Ampere, capping months of negotiations to rebalance the troubled automotive alliance.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 26, 2023
Nissan to invest $663 million in Renault EV unit as alliance rejigged
The deal caps months of negotiations aimed at rebalancing the troubled automotive alliance.
Stock prices are displayed at the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta on April 18. Indonesia’s flurry of listings this year is even more notable because globally the number of initial public offerings has fallen.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 26, 2023
Indonesia rides EV rush to domestic IPO boom
The trend is interlinked with President Joko Widodo’s ambitious bid to transform the nation into an EV manufacturing powerhouse, capitalizing on Indonesia’s rich resources.
A wind turbine stands next to solar panels at a Banpu Power solar plant in Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Jul 25, 2023
Wind, solar and EVs offer Japan cheapest net zero climate path
In contrast to its G7 peers, Japan is still considering climate policies that extend the life of coal and gas-fired plants.
The engine of a Toyota Motor's Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2023
Taxi firm’s hydrogen cell experience highlights fuel’s pitfalls
It’s not that there’s anything wrong specifically with the cars, good looking midsized sedans with Lexus-level luxury. Rather, it’s the high cost of hydrogen.
Nissan will adopt Tesla's electric-vehicle charging technology in the U.S. and Canada, becoming the first Japanese carmaker to take up the technology.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 20, 2023
Nissan to adopt Tesla EV-charging design from 2025 in U.S. and Canada
Starting in 2025, the firm will equip its electric vehicles with the Tesla-developed North American Charging Standard (NACS) port.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 18, 2023
As 'Detroit of Asia,' Thailand targets battery-makers to stay ahead in EV race
Long established as an auto hub, Thailand is determined to keep its grip on the economically crucial industry as the pivot to electric vehicles gathers pace.

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