Weekly Roundups

Nissan Announces EV Projects in Mexico; Volvo Prepares for IPO

By Alejandro Enríquez | Wed, 09/15/2021 - 16:00

Nissan continues to strengthen its projects regarding electric mobility in the country. In the meantime, expert Tier 2 supplier, Alian Plastics shares its perspective about operations success in today's world reality. 

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Nissan to Strengthen EV Strategy in Mexico through Innovation

Mexico will become the first country in the region to implement Nissan’s e-POWER technology to strengthen the automaker’s electrification strategy, announced Nissan Mexicana as it celebrated its 60-year anniversary in Mexico

Expert Contributor: Speeding Toward Success in Today’s World Reality

"If we think about the disaster related to all supply chains today due to multiple commodities being in short supply, the speed with which we analyze, act, and serve customers will be a culture of speed that keeps your business afloat. And speaking of logistics and supply chains, literally one second can make the difference between receiving or not receiving material in the necessary time," keep reading the perspective of Felipe Villareal, CEO of Alian Plastics. 

Volvo Cars Getting Ready for its Upcoming IPO

Chinese Holding Geely, owner of the Volvo Cars brands, is advancing the IPO of Volvo Cars in the coming weeks, hand in hand with Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas and HSBC. According to Reuters, valuation is to be set around US$20 billion and an official announcement may be done in the coming weeks. Geely also owns several local Chinese brands and bought Volvo from Ford in the early 2000s.

Deutsch Cout Declares Uber Drivers as Employees

A court in Amsterdam ruled that under local labour laws, Uber drivers in the netherlands are employees rather than contractors. This sets a precedent for the company's business model in Europe. The suit was filled by the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions. "We are disappointed with this decision because we know that the overwhelming majority of drivers wish to remain independent," said Maurits Schonfeld, Uber's general manager for Norther Europe. 

Biden infrastructure plan to address charging inequality

The transformation of North American mobility toward vehicle electrification will be boosted by Biden's infrastructure plan. More than US/.5 billion will be spent in expanding the EV charging network to underserved areas.

Alejandro Enríquez Alejandro Enríquez Journalist and Industry Analyst