Classification: Smart EV
Leapmotor teases T03, set for April 2020 launch [2019-12-15]

HANGZHOU – Chinese smart EV startup Leapmotor teased several design sketches of its upcoming T03 on December 13.

Charge your Xpeng at a NIO charging station, and vice versa [2019-12-11]

GUANGZHOU – As the saying goes, if you can’t beat them, join them.   That’s what happened with Xpeng Motors and NIO on December 11.

Geely and Quanergy form partnership for smart city and AV initiatives [2019-12-11]

SUNNYVALE, California – Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart sensing solutions, announced that the company was selected as a LiDAR partner for Geely Automotive Group, China’

Japanese trading company Marubeni Corp. become partner in BYTON's Series C financing [2019-12-05]

TOKYO – Japanese trading company Marubeni Corp. has become a partner in BYTON’s ongoing Series C financing round, CEO Dr. Daniel Kirchert said in his social media posts on both WeChat and LinkedIn.

NIO produces 10,000th ES6, cumulative deliveries nears 29,000 as of November [2019-12-05]

HEFEI, Anhui – Chinese smart EV startup NIO celebrated the production of the 10,000th ES6 smart electric SUV at the JAC NIO Advanced Manufacturing Center here on December 5.

WeRide launches pilot RoboTaxi service in Guangzhou using Dongfeng-Nissan Sylphy EVs [2019-12-04]

GUANGZHOU – WeRide, China’s leading L4 autonomous driving mobility company, launched a RoboTaxi pilot program in Guangzhou on November 28, becoming the first self-driving car startup to launch a RoboTaxi fleet in a Tier-1 Chinese city.

BYTON to offer U.S. owners free charging with Electrify America tie-up [2019-11-21]

SANTA CLARA – Chinese smart EV startup BYTON announced on November 20 a collaboration with Electrify America that will give BYTON owners in the U.S. complimentary unlimited 30-minute charging sessions on Electrify America’

Hello America: BYTON gets dealer license to sell electric SUVs directly to U.S. customers [2019-11-20]

SANTA CLARA – Chinese smart EV startup BYTON said in a statement on November 19 that it has received from the state of California both a dealer license for its U.S. retail entity, BYTON Cars California, LLC, and the distributor license for its North American distribution entity, BYTON Americas, LLC.

NIO and Mobileye plan initial release of L4 AVs in China in 2022, vehicles to be made at XPT unit in Nanjing [2019-11-13]

SHANGHAI – Chinese smart EV startup NIO and Mobileye, the global leader in the development of vision technology for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving under Intel, jointly announced on November 5 a strategic collaboration to develop highly automated and autonomous vehicles (AV) for consumer markets in China and eventually other countries.

Xpeng Motors gets $400 million Series C funding from Xiaomi, others [2019-11-13]

GUANGZHOU – Chinese smart EV startup Xpeng Motors on November 12 announced the signing of its Series C capital funding of $400 million from a group of strategic and institutional investors, bringing together an unparalleled combination of corporate and individual investors, as well as renowned private equity firms. Most notably, Xiaomi Corp.