Wireless EV Charging Goes Mainstream

Wireless charging will debut as an option in some electric cars in 2018, says Chris Borroni-Bird, vice president of strategic development at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a company that has helped pioneer the technology.

Report Forecasts Huge Economic Upside for Self-Driving EVs

June 15, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Widespread adoption of autonomous electric vehicles could provide $800 billion in annual social and economic benefits in the U.S. by 2050, according to a new report.

GM Unit Stresses Driver Training in Autonomous Cars

June 15, 2018 at 1:43 PM

General Motors Co.’s Cruise Automation unit says it puts backup drivers and auditors through extensive training before allowing them to participate in real-world autonomous vehicle tests. 

Ford Teams with Startup on Ride-Share Routing Software Developer

June 15, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Ford Motor Co.’s Autonomic affiliate is partnering with San Francisco startup rideOS Inc. to develop software that dispatches and routes ride-share vehicles.

Enterprise Edges into Self-Driving Car Market

June 14, 2018 at 2:16 PM

U.S. rental car giant Enterprise Holdings Inc. is the latest company to venture into the world of self-driving vehicles.

Volvo to Invest in Lidar Company

June 14, 2018 at 10:23 AM

Volvo Car Corp. plans a “significant” investment in Luminar Technologies Inc., a Silicon Valley startup specializing in lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles.

Magna Partners with May Mobility on Self-Driving Shuttle

June 14, 2018 at 6:54 AM

Canada’s Magna International Inc. is teaming up with May Mobility Inc., an Arbor Mich.-based startup, to deploy and test self-driving shuttle vans.   

French Utility Supplier to Use EVs with Fuel Cell Range Extenders

June 13, 2018 at 2:57 PM

ENGIE, a French electric utility company specializing in alternative energy, has taken delivery of 50 Renault Kangoo ZE electric vans outfitted with fuel cell range extenders.

Making an Economic Case for Robo-Taxis

June 13, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Autonomous vehicles and new mobility services threaten to disrupt traditional transportation in a number of ways.

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Singapore’s Grab Ride-Hailing Service

June 13, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to invest $1 billion in GrabTaxi Holdings, southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing and ride-sharing service, at the end of June.

Porsche Launches Integrated EV Charging App

June 12, 2018 at 11:46 AM

Porsche AG is launching a service to help owners of electrified vehicles in Europe find and process payments for battery charging stations. 

Daimler Urges Caution In Rolling Out Self-Driving Highway Trucks

June 12, 2018 at 1:51 AM

Daimler Trucks believes self-driving commercial trucks are at least five years away from even limited used on highways, the Financial Times reports.

Carmakers Ask 10 States to Help Bolster EV Sales

June 11, 2018 at 4:05 PM

Carmakers are asking for more support for electric cars from states that support California’s zero-emission-vehicle goals, Automotive News reports.