Redefining Urban Mobility

A new EY report, Urban Mobility Redefined, finds the lines blurring among such shared transportation alternatives as car-sharing, ride-sharing and other non-traditional modes of personal transportation.

SolarCity to Start Taking Orders Next Month

March 27, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Tesla Inc.’s SolarCity unit will start taking orders for its solar roof panels in April, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter.

Ford Engineers Develop In-Vehicle Drinking Fountain Concept

March 27, 2017 at 2:39 PM

Ford Motor Co. has developed a process to convert condensation from a vehicle’s air conditioning unit into drinking water.

London “Black Cab” Company Begins EV Production

March 22, 2017 at 8:54 AM

The maker of London’s iconic black taxis has launched production in Coventry of a range-extended all-electric model it expects to market in England and overseas.

VW Eyes 2020 Deadline for EVs

March 22, 2017 at 12:14 AM

Volkswagen AG tells analysts in Germany it must introduce its first purpose-built electric car by 2020 to meet impending carbon dioxide emission targets in Europe and China.

Google Maps Enhances Parking Reminder App

March 21, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s latest update for its Google Maps app for Android smartphones allows users to manually save their parking spot location, a more accurate option than automated tagging.

Nissan Goes Small with Car-Sharing Program in Japan

March 17, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is launching a car-sharing program with its tiny New Mobility neighborhood electric vehicle in Yokohama, Japan.

GM Prepares to Debut Chevy Bolt EV in South Korea

March 17, 2017 at 1:01 AM

General Motors Co. plans to introduce its all-electric Chevrolet Bolt sedan in South Korea next month at a starting price of 47.8 million won ($42,300).

BMW Promises Fully Automatic Car by 2021

March 16, 2017 at 2:44 PM

BMW AG says it will introduce a car by 2021 that can drive itself autonomously in virtually any situation that could be managed by a human driver, Reuters reports.

Volvo Trucks Demos Platooning Tech

March 16, 2017 at 8:15 AM

AB Volvo has completed tests of three of its VNL 670 heavy-duty trucks in a partially automated platoon on Los Angeles highways.

Audi Affirms Plans for New EVs, Launches Mobility Business Unit

March 15, 2017 at 11:57 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit says it will introduce three electric models by 2020 and electrify other vehicles in subsequent years.

Dozens of U.S. Cities Offer to Buy 114,000 EVs

March 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Some 30 U.S. cities have agreed to begin the process of ordering 114,000 electric cars and trucks under an initiative being coordinated by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Ford Tests “Smart” Kiosk for Dealer Service

March 14, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Ford Motor Co. is testing an interactive kiosk that allows customers to manage and pay for service appointments—including dropping off and picking up their vehicles or a loaner model—after business hours or to avoid waiting in lines.