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.

New VW Electric Concept to Get L.A. Reveal

October 30, 2019 at 11:28 AM

Volkswagen AG will take the wraps off a new ID-badged electric concept car next month in conjunction with the Los Angeles auto show.

ABB Acquires Chinese EV Charging Specialist

October 30, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Swiss engineering and robotics giant ABB Group has agreed to purchase 67% of Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., which supplies charging systems for electric vehicles.

Ford Readies Updated Sync Infotainment Tech

By: Steve Plumb - October 30, 2019 at 9:54 AM

Next year Ford Motor Co. will launch the fourth generation of its Sync infotainment system that includes over-the-software update capability and other enhancements.

Japan Readies Special Licenses for Older Drivers

October 30, 2019 at 2:58 AM

Japan is considering special licenses and incentives to put elderly motorists behind the wheel of cars equipped with the latest safety aids.

FCA, PSA Revive Merger Talks

October 30, 2019 at 12:08 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and PSA Group are again in exploratory talks about merging, The Wall Street Journal says.

Report: Lime to Lose $300 Million in 2019

October 29, 2019 at 3:34 PM

Neutron Holdings Inc.’s LimeBike business is expected to lose more than $300 million this year due to the cost of maintaining its growing fleet of electric scooters.

Balance of GM Spending Will Shift to EVs

October 29, 2019 at 2:51 PM

CEO Mary Barra says General Motors Co. will spend more to develop and promote electric cars over the next five years than it does for piston-powered vehicles.

AutoNation Expands Partnership with Waymo

By: Steve Plumb - October 29, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Vehicle retail giant AutoNation Inc. is extending its service agreement with Waymo LLC for another two years and will begin using Waymo self-driving vehicles to deliver parts to repair facilities.

VW Forms Autonomous-Driving Unit

By: Steve Plumb - October 29, 2019 at 9:46 AM

Volkswagen AG is creating a new subsidiary, Volkswagen Autonomy GmbH (VWAT), to head development and deployment of Level 4/5 fully autonomous vehicle systems.

Hyundai’s Genesis Unit Names New Global Chief

October 29, 2019 at 8:53 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has appointed Yong-woo (William) Lee to head its Genesis luxury car unit, effective Nov 1.

Waymo Confirms Driverless Rides

By: Steve Plumb - October 28, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit has begun testing driverless rides as part of its robo-taxi pilot program in Chandler, Ariz.

Karma Restructures, Wants to Market Know-How

October 28, 2019 at 3:09 PM

California-based Karma Automotive LLC is restructuring and hopes to market its technical expertise and excess production capacity in a bid to turn a profit.