Shanghai, China: Chinese 3D printer filament manufacturer Polymaker and Italian car manufacturer XEV have partnered to produce 3D printed low-speed electric vehicles (LSEV).
Wolfsburg, Germany: The Volkswagen Group has announced its plans to construct battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in 16 different locations around the world by the end of 2022.
Hanoi, Vietnam: Japanese Automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Vietnam to research and develop electric vehicles (EVs) in the country.
Worldwide: The total number of electric buses in service is predicted to grow over three times, from 386,000 in 2017 to about 1.2 million in 2025. This is equal to about 47 percent of the worldwide city bus fleet, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
India: Replacing all cars with electric vehicles by 2030 is a goal set by India, and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has pledged its support.
Japan: Toyota Motor Corporation has stated plans to sell more than 5.5 million electric vehicles (EVs) from the Toyota and Lexus line by the year 2030, including one million zero-emission vehicles.
Japan: Engineers from Suzuki, Subaru, Hino and Daihatsu have joined Toyota to develop basic technology for electric vehicles, in a project called EV CA Spirit.
The project is a joint venture launched by Toyota, Mazda Motor and Denso in September 2017. The companies have pledged to share their electric vehicle technology to facilitate the quicker development and application in various vehicle types.