Toyota & BYD to cooperate on EV production
Toyota is accelerating their pace in developing battery electric vehicles: After a battery cooperation with CATL was signed a few days ago, the Japanese carmaker is now announcing the details of a comprehensive deal with BYD.
KTM and Bajaj are to cooperate on electric bikes
The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM Industries and the Indian vehicle manufacturer Bajaj Auto are planning the development of a common 48-volt platform for electric two-wheelers in the power range from 3 to 10 kW. Series production is to begin at the Bajaj production site in Pune, India, by 2022.
ChargePoint & Greenlots announce roaming partnership
The two US American charging network operators have announced a roaming partnership that would enable inter-network charging, allowing customers free access to “thousands of additional charging locations throughout North America”. The cooperation will take effect in mid-2019.
Volvo & Baidu to develop autonomous EVs
Volvo Cars and the Chinese internet giant Baidu have agreed to cooperate and jointly develop fully electric and autonomous vehicles for the Chinese market, before entering serial production with them.
Renault-Nissan pull the plug on fuel cell cars
The alliance of Daimler, Ford and Renault-Nissan working on commercialising a fuel cell car has hit a road block as Renault-Nissan pull out. The partners had aimed to develop shared components but now decided to focus on electric cars first.