VIDEO | TechNode visits a Nio battery swap station

By Jill Shen

This week, I looked at battery swap technology for TechNode’s Drive I/O newsletter. Two Chinese electric vehicle (EV) companies, Nio and BAIC, are betting big on cars with batteries you can change instead of charging. It’s an ambitious idea—it could so…

Drive I/O | Big bets on battery swap

By Jill Shen

For years, batteries have been a big turn off for prospective EV owners. They drive up the cost of the cars, making them more expensive than gas autos—and then these costly batteries wear out faster than the rest of the car, causing EVs to lose value f…

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi launches service in Russia

By Jill Shen

China’s biggest ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing said on Tuesday that it has launched ride-hailing services in the Tatarstan Republic, part of the Russian Federation, as it resumes its global expansion following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.