Nio names new head of self-driving unit

By Jill Shen

Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio has quietly hired a Chinese computer vision expert to lead its self-driving unit following the June departure of Jamie Carlson, its tech lead since early 2016.

Why it matters: The management change comes as Nio wor…

Xpeng, Li Auto face quality concerns after car fires

By Jill Shen

Vehicle fires involving electric cars from Xpeng and Li Auto are sparking quality concerns a year after a series of blazes involving Tesla and Nio cars drew widespread media attention.

Why it matters: The incidents come just as Xpeng Motors and…