Automotive

Smarter subsidies and incentives for EV adoption: Global EV adoption targets require a monumental shift for consumers. The shift can be accelerated by incentives to help bring down initial costs.

EV segment expanding to SUVs, trucks, delivery vehicles: Various plans are in the works to develop efficient EV service vehicles. Tesla wants to know where you’d like superchargers, and Jeep is all in on all-electric vehicles.

Solar energy saves the day: By using solar panels integrated into their bodywork, Sono Motors’ EVs can get an additional 70 to 150 miles of range a week. Could solar panels solve EV range anxiety?

This week, our Reimagining Retail podcast crew gave their predictions on what will drive the next phase of ecommerce growth, ranked from least “spicy” to four-alarm fire.

Walmart finds its EV Canoo: The retailer’s fleet of 4,500 EVs could grow into 10,000 as the company looks to achieve zero emissions. Retail and logistics companies could lead the transition to EV deliveries.

Tesla founder Elon Musk made headlines last week for once again proposing to buy a company he had no intention of purchasing—soccer club Manchester United. But while celebrity gossip-style speculation swirls around the richest man on earth, what’s going on back at Tesla?

The state of public EV charging leaves much to be desired: Why would consumers invest in EVs when there’s a dearth of working public chargers? A study shows reliable charging could be the biggest hurdle to future EV adoption.

CHIPS and Science Act a boon for US manufacturing: President Biden signs the bipartisan bill, and chipmakers like Intel, Micron, Qualcomm, and GlobalFoundries are on board with expanding their US chip fabrication.

EV segment shakeup: Economic uncertainty and inflation have resulted in job cuts across the EV sector, which could slow down bigger players and cripple startups that were beginning to ramp up production.

AI to help train drones: Microsoft’s Project AirSim combines its expertise in AI, flight simulators, cloud computing, and military-grade security to develop the next generation of drones.

Tesla and Ford are neck and neck in the race to become North America’s most popular connected car brand, each making up nearly one-third of connected car systems in the region. Android-based system Atoto takes third at 11%, beating out multiple automakers due to its ability to upgrade nonconnected vehicles.

EVs on track to surpass adoption targets: An electrified future could happen sooner thanks to a range of prices and model choices, high gas prices, and promised charging infrastructure.

Twitter’s value topples: Elon Musk withdraws from the $43.4B deal and causes a $2.5B drop in Twitter’s market value. A lawsuit could produce a range of possible outcomes for both parties.

Automakers reel in ad spending as the economy tightens: TV spend saw a major dip in June but has opportunities to recover.

Tesla workers up for grabs: The company’s workforce reduction is leading to key competitors acquiring much-needed talent. What does this mean for Tesla’s long-term growth as it faces trying times?

$52B chip bill stuck in legislative limbo: The CHIPS for America Act would help offset some of the losses suffered by American chipmakers or allow them to pursue expansion plans.

Intel presses pause on PC chip hires: Rising inflation, surging competition, and a shrinking PC market force Intel to evaluate PC chipsets. Its austerity measures could resonate across the industry.

EVs gaining ground: Despite a more cautious Q2 for many industries, electric vehicles are one segment seeing momentum beyond just the segment leaders. Here is a roundup of the latest EV developments.

Honda’s Prologue SUV ushers in its EV transition: The second-largest Japanese carmaker is leaning on American technology to jumpstart its wider electrification efforts with a SUV it designed in VR.

The factory has eyes: Startup Invisible AI will deploy its computer vision analytics system in all of Toyota’s factories in North America. But the unprecedented insight could have some downsides.