General Motors (GM) Q2 2022 US sales

The GM logo is seen on the facade of the General Motors headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, March 16, 2021. Rebecca Cook | Reuters DETROIT – General Motors’ US vehicle sales were down about 15% in the second quarter from a year ago as the automaker continues to battle supply chain issues, but showed improvement from … Read more

China PMI data, stocks, currencies, oil

SINGAPORE – Chinese markets rose on Thursday as government data showed factory activity grew in June, but most other Asia-Pacific indexes fell. Mainland China’s markets traded higher. The Shanghai Composite advanced 0.37%, and the Shenzhen Component gained 1%. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was up 0.13%. Shares of artificial intelligence software company SenseTime … Read more

Toyota issues recall for electric SUV following concerns about wheels

Toyota’s bZ4X electric sport utility vehicle photographed in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Feb. 24, 2022. The Japanese automotive giant has issued a safety recall related to the bZ4X’s wheels. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Japanese automotive giant Toyota issued a safety recall for more than 2,000 of its all-electric SUV, the bZ4X. Announced … Read more

Fed raises rate, oil prices and currencies

SINGAPORE – Asia-Pacific markets rallied on Thursday, tracking US stocks after the Federal Reserve raised benchmark interest rates 75 basis points in a move that equates to the most aggressive hike since 1994. Japan’s Nikkei 225’s rose nearly 2% after markets opened and it was a sea of ​​green among the automakers and tech stocks. … Read more

BYD sold so many EVs it’s one of the top three automakers in China

One of BYD’s bestselling electric car models, the Han, is on display during an auto show in Shenzhen on June 5, 2022. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images BEIJING – Chinese electric car maker BYD saw sales more than double in May, solidifying the company’s climb into the ranks of the top three … Read more

Why QuantumScape investors are still waiting for new EV batteries

A solid-state battery development lab for QuantumScape. QuantumScape The electric vehicle space has seen a handful of impressive stock market debuts in recent years, but battery start-up QuantumScape’s first few weeks of trading were remarkable even by EV stock standards. QuantumScape, which was founded in 2010, went public via a merger with a special-purpose acquisition … Read more

More Asian countries are getting in on the trend

A quantum computer in a vibration-free building. Quantum computing will ultimately speed up the computational power that drives many industries and could affect everything from drug discovery to how data is secured. Oliver Berg | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Quantum computing was already gathering pace in Japan and elsewhere in Asia when the University … Read more

Solid Power begins pilot production of solid-state EV battery

Solid Power’s 22-layer, 20Ah all solid-state lithium metal cell compared to the company’s first-generation 10-layer, 2Ah cell. Solid Power Solid Power, a Colorado-based battery start-up backed by BMW and Ford Motor, said it has begun pilot production of an innovative “solid state” battery cell that promises to offer electric vehicle owners more range and shorter … Read more

Biden in Japan to launch regional economic plan to counter Beijing

US President Joe Biden is greeted by Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi upon arrival at Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Tokyo prefecture on May 22, 2022. Biden arrived in Japan on Sunday to launch a plan for greater US economic engagement with the Indo-Pacific, facing criticism even before the program is announced that it will … Read more

Why the first autonomous vehicles winners won’t be in your driveway

An Apollo Robotaxi runs at Shougang Park as Baidu launches China’s first driverless taxi service in the city on May 2, 2021 in Beijing, China. He Luqi | Qianlong.com | Visual China Group | Getty Images For years, Alphabet’s Waymo and other leaders have promised autonomous vehicles are just around the bend. But that future … Read more