Tesla Self Driving, Sarwant Singh joins Switch Mobility, Ruchira Green, Yamaha E01 electric scooter, Oppo EV

This week’s EV News Wrap includes: Tesla Self Driving, Sarwant Singh joins Switch Mobility, Ruchira Green, Yamaha E01 electric scooter, Oppo EV and more

Tesla accepts Elon Musk’s full self-driving claim not feasible yet

Despite tall claims made by Elon Musk over Twitter about the full self-driving technology, electric car-maker Tesla has privately admitted that such claims do not match up with the engineering reality.

Sarwant Singh joins Ashok Leyland’s Switch Mobility UK

Former managing partner at consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, Sarwant Singh, has joined Ashok Leyland-owned Switch Mobility UK as President (Corporate Planning), and CEO of the mobility service company of the Group, Ohm Global Mobility Pvt Limited reports Economic Times Auto

Ruchira Green Earth to invest Rs 200 crore to set up plant in Haryana

Lithium-ion batteries and allied products maker Ruchira Green Earth will invest Rs 200 crore over the next three or four years to set up a new manufacturing unit in Haryana to double its production capacity. The company is setting up a new unit at Yamuna Nagar in Haryana to fulfill the rising demand for its products, Ruchira Green Earth said in a statement.

Lion Electric to build new plant in Illinois, create 750 jobs

Canada based electric vehicle company Lion Electric said it had selected Illinois as the location for its new U.S. manufacturing plant, promising to invest at least $70 million and create about 750 jobs over the next two years.

American Axle, Israel’s REE to develop electric-vehicle propulsion system

Automobile parts maker American Axle & Manufacturing and Israel’s REE Automotive will jointly develop an electric propulsion system to tap accelerating demand for battery-powered vehicles, the companies said. The propulsion system, which powers automotive vehicles, will incorporate American Axle’s electric drive units into Ree’s technology that integrates all the traditional vehicle chassis components into the arch of the wheel.

Boom of electric car likely to cost the German auto industry more than lakhs of jobs

The boom of electric car likely to cost the German auto industry more than lakhs of jobs in combustion engine production by 2025 if companies fail to beef up efforts to re-skill workers, a survey by e Ifo institute showed. As battery-driven cars provide less assembly work than combustion engine vehicles, the shift towards e-mobility means that companies must now address the risk of unemployment due to skills mismatches and re-train employees, the Ifo institute said.

Saietta Group and Padmini VNA enters into strategic partnership to make electric motors

The manufacturer of axial flux technology electric motors Saietta Group has announced a partnership agreement with Padmini VNA, an Indian Tier 1 automotive supplier. As part of the agreement, the duo is to develop new opportunities within the rapidly expanding electric two-wheel market in India.

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio launches in Norway, its 1st overseas store

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio has announced that it haslaunched its first overseas store in Norway and plans to start selling cars in the country as it pushes to expand globally.

Yamaha Unveils Patent concept images of its upcoming E01 electric scooter

Yamaha has unveiled the concept images of its upcoming E01 electric scooter. The scooter was revealed as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show in the year 2019 and is expected to be a replacement for a standard 125 cc scooter. Yamaha also registered trademark applications for the ‘E01’ name earlier this year.

Oppo gearing up to dive into the electric vehicle segment

After Xiaomi and Huawei its another Chinese smartphone company Oppo gearing up to explore the electric vehicle segment . According to the report the firm wants to build its own electric car. Oppo CEO Tony Chen speaking to a local publication said  “Even in car manufacturing, we will focus on areas that OPPO can perform well. If automakers can’t build good cars and OPPO has the strength, we will try it in the future.”