21st December 2021

NIO’s Sports Sedan Targets Global Markets

Chinese BEV maker NIO, known for its swap-out battery technology, has unveiled its latest model as a sporting sedan planning to expand its sales into Europe. The ET5 claims...


20th July 2021

EV Battery Swap Back in Vogue but For How Long?

Russia’s SberAutoTech has demonstrated a prototype of an urban mobility system named Flip, aimed at the robo-taxis and delivery markets. It is comprised of a hive of connected SAE...

By Roma Nazarov


6th May 2021

NIO to Bring BEV Battery Swap to Norway

NIO is the latest Chinese BEV maker to target Norway as its first foothold into the European car market by bringing its battery swap system to the continent. The...


22nd March 2021

Weekly Brief: Automaker Self-Belief in EVs a Vital Element

“You can or you can’t, either way you’re right.” I heard these words of inspirational advice on a run last week with my virtual trainer, who was leading me...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


9th February 2021

Tesla Safety Faults Worry Chinese Regulators

Chinese regulators could derail Tesla’s mass market ambitions in the nation by raising concerns over its safety systems so far ignored by western regulators. For they are citing issues...


21st August 2020

NIO to Sell BEVs Without a Battery Pack

Chinese BEV maker NIO has begun selling battery-less cars with swap-out capabilities in what it calls a Battery as a Service (BaaS) offering. In a move that echoes Renault’s...


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...