Eaton’s New eMobility Business

Earlier this year Eaton Corp. combined products, expertise and manufacturing capabilities from its Electrical and Vehicle groups to create a 1,200-employee business called eMobility.

Next-Gen Renault Zoe Built for Sharing

June 13, 2019 at 7:31 AM

Renault SA plans to offer built-in car-sharing software in its next-generation Zoe supermini electric car, which is due to bow early next decade.

ChargePoint and Electrify America Team Up on EV Charging

June 12, 2019 at 3:22 PM

The two largest electric vehicle charging networks in the U.S.—ChargePoint Inc. and Volkswagen AG’s Electrify America LLC subsidiary—have agreed to let their members use each other’s charging stations.

Reports: Ford, VW Near Deal on Autonomous Cars

June 12, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Talks between Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG on autonomous vehicles could culminate with a comprehensive partnership involving Ford’s Argo AI unit as early as next month.

Uber, Volvo Unveil “Production-Ready” Autonomous Car

June 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM

Volvo Car Corp. and ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. took the wraps off the latest version of their jointly developed prototype self-driving vehicle.

VW Invests $1 Billion in Northvolt

June 12, 2019 at 10:44 AM

Volkswagen AG is investing €900 million ($1 billion) in Northvolt AB, a Stockholm-based startup that will produce batteries for electrified vehicles.

Uber to Test Flying Taxis in Australia

June 12, 2019 at 1:37 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. says it will extend tests of its flying taxi service to Melbourne, Australia, next year, and begin public service in 2023.

Denso, Honeywell Aim to Propel Air Taxis

June 11, 2019 at 6:26 PM

Denso Corp. is working with Honeywell International Inc. to develop hybrid-electric and fully electric propulsion systems for future flying cars and air taxis.

Hydrogen Explosion Shuts Fuel Station in Norway

June 11, 2019 at 5:21 PM

Nel Hydrogen has closed a fueling station for fuel cell-powered vehicles in Oslo, Norway, following a hydrogen explosion there on Monday.

VW Drops Autonomous-Car Partnership with Aurora

June 11, 2019 at 3:35 PM

Volkswagen says it has ended its 16-month-old alliance with California-based Aurora Innovation two days after the startup announced a partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to develop and market self-driving commercial vehicles.

Hertz Launches Subscription Service Plan

June 10, 2019 at 3:34 PM

Rental car giant Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has begun testing a subscription service in Georgia and Texas.

Volvo Adds Free Towing Across U.S. Fleet

June 10, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Volvo Car Corp. is expanding its complimentary towing service to cover all of its vehicles in the U.S., regardless of the vehicle’s age, mileage, condition or owner.

Study: U.S. Cities Unprepared for Autonomous Transport

June 10, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Most U.S. cities are unprepared to accommodate self-driving vehicles and have no clear plans on how to manage such transportation, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.