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.

Nissan to Drop Datsun Brand?

October 24, 2019 at 12:18 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is likely to scrap its entry-level Datsun brand as part of a global effort to cut costs and improve profits, sources tell Reuters.

Honda Accelerates EV Plans

October 23, 2019 at 5:52 PM

Honda Motor Co. expects all of its European sales will come from hybrid and pure electric vehicles by 2022, three years earlier than previously planned.

Lyft Targets Profitability by Q4 2021

October 23, 2019 at 3:18 PM

Ride-hailing giant Lyft Inc., which hasn’t had a profitable quarter since it launched in 2012, aims to get into the black by the end of 2021—a year earlier than industry projections.

5 Teams Plan Robo-Rides at Detroit Auto Show

October 23, 2019 at 2:55 PM

Five developers of autonomous cars will offer free rides in their robotic vehicles during next year’s Detroit auto show in June.

Hyundai Mobis Teams with Velodyne on Lidar Tech

October 23, 2019 at 1:06 PM

Hyundai Mobis Co. has agreed to work with Velodyne Lidar Inc. to supply lidar systems for Level 3 autonomous vehicles, starting in 2021.

Research for Better Batteries—Lead-Based Batteries

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 23, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Don’t let the lithium-ion references fool you. Lead still matters.

Ghosn Will Plead Not Guilty to All Charges

October 22, 2019 at 5:25 PM

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn is readying a plea of not guilty to all charges of financial wrongdoing, says The Nikkei.

Penske Launches Car-Sharing Program

October 22, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Penske Corp. is launching a dockless car-sharing program in partnership with San Francisco-based startup Ridecell Inc.

Toyota Confirms Prototype Solid-State Battery

October 22, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is moving ahead with plans to showcase a prototype electric vehicle powered by a solid-state battery at next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Hyundai, Renault and Volvo Invest in Cybersecurity Firm

October 22, 2019 at 2:32 PM

Israel’s Upstream Security, a startup that specializes in cybersecurity systems for connected vehicles, says it has received $30 million in Series B funding.

Renault Vows to Fix Nissan Alliance Next Year

October 22, 2019 at 2:13 PM

Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard declares his goal is to repair and relaunch the company’s strained partnership with Nissan Motor Co. next year.

Hyundai Teases Concept Fuel Cell Truck

October 22, 2019 at 1:41 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. will unveil a fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck and refrigerated trailer at next week’s Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.