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.

Audi Cars to Pay the Toll in U.S.

February 22, 2018 at 11:50 AM

Beginning later this year, Audi AG will begin offering a wireless toll management system on select models sold in the U.S.

SpaceX Launches Broadband Satellites

February 22, 2018 at 11:20 AM

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched two experimental satellites for its proposed Stalink global broadband service this morning.

CAR: Fully Autonomous Cars Won’t Reach Market Until 2030

February 21, 2018 at 4:37 PM

Vehicles capable of driving themselves under all circumstance won’t become commercially available until 2030, according to the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Bosch Forms Mobility Services Unit, Acquires U.S. Ridesharing Startup

February 21, 2018 at 8:32 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH’s newly formed Connected Mobility Solutions division will focus on car- and ridesharing services, connectivity and other “digital mobility” products.​​

BP: Self-Driving Cars will Cut Demand for Oil

February 20, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Oil and gas giant BP plc says the growth in ride-sharing and electric autonomous vehicles worldwide will lead to a downturn in transport demand for oil by 2040.

Hyperloop One to Develop High-Speed Transport Plan for India

February 20, 2018 at 12:45 AM

Virgin Hyperloop One has signed an agreement to develop plans for an ultra-high-speed transit tube system in India that would link Pune with a proposed new airport in Mumbai 100 miles away.

Nissan Says EVs Will Reach Price Parity in 2025

February 19, 2018 at 5:56 PM

Nissan Motor Co. calculates that the price of electric cars will drop to those of comparable gasoline and diesel-powered models in seven years.

VW to Equip All Euro Models with V2X Capability in 2019

February 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Volkswagen AG is accelerating its rollout plans for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication systems.

Dyson Plans More EVs

February 16, 2018 at 9:34 AM

Household electronics specialist Dyson Ltd., which in September confirmed plans for a high-end electric vehicle, also is working on at least two mainstream EVs.

Toyota Exec: Automated Ride-Hailing Could End Mass-Market Cars

February 15, 2018 at 2:37 PM

The rise of self-driving, on-demand shuttles eventually will eliminate demand for mass-market cars, Toyota Motor Corp. design chief Simon Humphries tells Reuters.

VW Studying Apple for EV Design Inspiration

February 15, 2018 at 2:12 PM

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand is using Apple Inc.’s smartphones and other devices as styling benchmarks for upcoming electric vehicles.

DOE Tool Helps Consumers Compare Electrified Vehicles

February 15, 2018 at 11:05 AM

A new online tool enables consumers in the Midwest compare prices, operating costs and environmental benefits of electrified cars with piston-powered models.