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CnEVPost Newsletter: NIO reveals number of users on battery upgrade; XPeng clarifies rumors of battery swap involvement
NIO says its flexible battery upgrade service has accumulated over 8,700 users - CnEVPost — cnevpost.com NIO customers who wish to upgrade their battery packs can choose to do so either permanently, or on an annual or monthly basis.
NIO-backed self-driving trucking service provider Trunk Tech closes Series B funding round - CnEVPost Trunk Tech closed its Series A funding round in October 2018, when NIO Capital was one of the lead investors.
XPeng clarifies after latest move sparks rumors of its involvement in battery swap business - CnEVPost XPeng has been expanding its network of supercharging stations, and it has no information related to battery swap, at least for the currently planned models, it said.
Tesla allows Chinese users to pay for power tailgate upgrade - CnEVPost Tesla begins delivering China-made Model 3s in January 2020, all versions without a power tailgate.
Volkswagen reportedly plans to buy Huawei's self-driving unit - CnEVPost Volkswagen is in talks with Huawei with plans to buy the latter's self-driving unit for billions of euros, German media reported.
BYD upgrades brand image with new logo - CnEVPost BYD Group as well as BYD Auto's logos have received updates.
Baidu Apollo expands Robotaxi service to south China megacity Shenzhen - CnEVPost Baidu's Robotaxi service achieves full coverage of four super tier 1 cities in China - Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
After NIO, XPeng, Chinese EV startup Voyah announces plans to enter Norway - CnEVPost Voyah's model will debut in Oslo this June, and the company will start delivering vehicles to local customers in the fourth quarter.
Chinese startup Autoflight realizes its eVTOL's transition from helicopter to airliner mode during flight - CnEVPost The aircraft is powered by eight rotors during takeoff and landing, and enters fixed-wing cruise mode after reaching an airspeed of 160-180 km/h.