Air pollution is a growing problem in many countries. Smog and air pollution are a problem in many metropolises. Air quality issues were discussed and raised at the World Economic Forum 2019, which was held in Davos (Switzerland) recently.
Anand Mahindra, chair of Mahindra Group, shared at a plenary on “Safeguarding Our Planet” that India was one of the only countries on track to meeting the Paris climate change commitments. He said, “They understand that this is their home, not a hotel. No one can check out of here.” The transition to electric vehicles is not just a move by Indian leaders but also global giants.
As pollution issues continue to grow, we’ll take a closer look at companies that are experimenting with electric Mobility.
The electric dream of automaker Porche is becoming a realization with its all-electric Mission E concept. Mission E is Porsche’s internal designation for its all-electric, four-door coupe. It was first unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show as a concept.
In the years past, at Porsche’s “70 Years of Sports Cars” ceremony, the Mission E was named Porsche Taycan. This is roughly translated as “lively, young horse” in Turkish, referring to the steed on the Porsche Crest that represents the coat of arms of Stuttgart. Taycan, Porche’s all-electric vehicle, was also announced at the “70 years of sports cars” ceremony last year.
The Italian automaker Lamborghini and Ital Technology signed a partnership in 2018 to produce the first electric bikes with the Lamborghini brand at their museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Italtechnology, an Italian auto component company, has developed e-bikes that are the product of five years of research. They feature cutting-edge technology, innovative design, and four international patents. The brand’s first two pedal assist bikes are now available on the internet and at specialized retailers around the world.
MONET Technologies Corporation is a joint venture between Toyota, a Japanese automaker, and SoftBank to facilitate the creation of mobility services. The company intends to launch Autono MaaS (autonomous Mobility as a Service) businesses by the second half of the 2020s using the palette, Toyota’s dedicated battery-electric vehicle for mobility services. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including Mobility, logistics, and sales.
Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing app, has now joined the EV revolution. The platform recently announced a joint venture with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. Jingju, which aims to combine the strengths of both companies in AI transportation solutions and new energy fleet operations to develop connected car systems for next-generation. Didi has registered close to 400,000 new-energy vehicles in the largest shared EV network in the world. Many of these are through partnerships with BYD and other leading EV manufacturers.