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.

Hyundai to Test Robo-Taxis in California

By: Steve Plumb - October 28, 2019 at 2:52 PM

Next week Hyundai Motor Co. will begin testing a robo-taxi service in Irvine, Calif.

Apple Co-Founder: Robo-Cars Unlikely Anytime Soon

October 28, 2019 at 1:56 PM

Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak, once a proponent of autonomous vehicles, now doubts the technology will be available within his lifetime.

VW Confirms €200 Billion Market Cap Goal

October 28, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Volkswagen AG verifies that it intends to hike its current market value to €200 billion ($222 billion) from the current €95 billion.

Singapore Expands Autonomous Vehicle Testing

October 28, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Singapore, which has allowed testing of self-driving vehicles on select areas of public roads since 2015, will gradually expand such programs to more than 1,000 km (620 miles) in coming years.

Fisker to Show Production-Ready EV in January

October 28, 2019 at 10:39 AM

California-based electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc. plans to unveil a “production-intent prototype” of its upcoming all-electric SUV/crossover vehicle in January.

Ford Adds Geofence Hybrid Testing to Germany

October 28, 2019 at 9:43 AM

Ford Motor Co. soon will begin testing a geofencing system in Cologne, Germany, that automatically switches plug-in hybrid vehicles to all-electric mode when operating in zero-emission areas.

Hella Covers All Electrification Bases

October 28, 2019 at 2:36 AM

Automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH offers products for electrified powertrains ranging from stop-start “micro-hybrid” to all-electric systems, says Steve Lietaert, president of the company’s U.S. operations.

Report: Gabriel Will Head Germany’s VDA

October 28, 2019 at 1:03 AM

Germany’s VDA (Assn. of the Automotive Industry) reportedly will name former foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel as its new president.

Mobility Startup Cuts 40% of Staff

October 25, 2019 at 4:36 PM

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Fair Inc., a 3-year-old startup that specializes in short-term leases and vehicle subscription programs, is laying off 40% of its staff as it focuses on profitability.

Startup Launches Electric London Black Cab

October 25, 2019 at 3:55 PM

U.K.-based Dynamo Motor Co. has launched an all-electric version of London’s iconic “black cab.” 

Hyundai Sets Hybrid, Fuel Cell Speed Records

October 25, 2019 at 2:53 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. says it has set land speed records for hybrid-electric and fuel cell-powered cars at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats.

Infiniti Pulls the Plug on Q70 Sedan

October 25, 2019 at 2:21 PM

Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti unit will drop the Q70 large sedan from its U.S. lineup after the current model year.