20th May 2020

Baidu Begins Public Robo-Taxi Rides in ‘Smart City’

Digital giant Baidu has begun robo-taxi rides for members of the public in a city claiming to be at the forefront of China’s drive towards smart city capabilities. Late...


10th March 2020

Can Voice Assistants Open On-Board Revenue Flood Gates?

Nomi is reputed to be one of the world’s most adorable in-vehicle virtual assistant. Whether you think that’s a good thing depends to a great extent on where you...

By Susan Kuchinskas


7th August 2019

NIO Abandons Formula E as Fears For Future Continue

Chinese EV manufacturer NIO is selling its stake in its Formula E team as poor performance and budget concerns begin to bite. The specialist sport website e-racing365 reports that the move...


19th July 2019

NIO’s Future in Doubt Over Next Gen Model

Chinese BEV carmaker NIO’s future looks precarious as it continues to be secretive about the technology it will use on its fourth model while cancelling plans to build its...


17th April 2019

Two Chinese EV Makers Gear Up For Global Stage

Two of China’s EV manufacturers have shown clear expansion ambitions in presenting their latest models at the 2019 Shanghai International Auto Show. While NIO has always expressed it global...


NIO OTA Update Causes Test Drive Standstill
12th February 2019

NIO OTA Update Causes Test Drive Standstill

A test driver for Chinese electric vehicle start-up NIO was left trapped with a company representative inside one of its SUVs. The pair were test driving NIO‘s ES8 SUV...


17th October 2018

NIO Takes Aim at US With EV Offerings

Could NIO become the new kid coming to town in the global electric vehicle market? Perhaps, albeit eventually. This summer China’s NIO filed for an initial public offering of...

By Eric Volkman


5th June 2017

Weekly Brief: EV investments ignore Trump’s retreat from climate change agreement

The world doubles down on ‘clean’ energy mobility in the face of Donald Trump wanting to leave Paris Climate Agreement. Andrew Tolve reports. President Donald Trump will pull the...


2nd December 2016

NIO fast-forwarding the automotive user experience

The launch of a new hypercar is not normally of much interest to the IoT world, even one that uses electric motors to sprint from standstill to 125mph in...