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.

California Accounts for Half of All Fuel Cell Sales

February 09, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Fewer than 6,500 fuel cell-powered cars and crossover vehicles were sold worldwide from 2013 through the end of 2017, according to Information Trends, a Washington, D.C.-based research company.

Musk: Lidar is “Expensive, Ugly and Unnecessary”

February 08, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Tesla Inc. continues to refine its Autopilot system for autonomous driving but has no plans to add lidar.

Study: Drowsy Driving a Factor in 10% of U.S. Car Crashes

February 08, 2018 at 1:19 AM

Drowsiness is a factor in about 10% of U.S. crashes—about five times as many as federal safety officials estimate, according to a new AAA study.

L.A. Rated the World’s Most Congested City, Again

February 07, 2018 at 4:00 PM

For the sixth straight year Los Angeles was rated the most congested city in the world, according to Inrix Inc.’s annual scorecard.

Ford Launches Chariot Ride Service in London

February 07, 2018 at 12:16 PM

Ford Motor Co. has expanded its Chariot shuttle business to London, the first city outside the U.S. to offer the on-demand service.

Ground Control to Tesla: Commence Transformation Countdown

February 07, 2018 at 11:02 AM

Tesla soared to new heights earlier this week when one of its original Roadster electric vehicles blasted into space aboard a SpaceX rocket on a journey that promises to take the car past Mars and into a solar orbit that could last a billion years.

Study Shows 37% of Buyers in S.E. Asia Open to EVs

February 06, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Two in five new car buyers in southeast Asia would consider a hybrid or full-electric vehicle for their next purchase, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Hyundai Tests Self-Driving Fuel Cell Vehicles

February 06, 2018 at 7:41 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. says five specially equipped test vehicles, including three fuel cell-powered models, were driven autonomously 190 km (118 miles) from Seoul to Pyeongchang last weekend in South Korea.

Nissan/Infiniti to Launch 6 EVs by 2022

February 05, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Nissan Motor Co. and its Infiniti luxury arm plan to introduce six full-electric vehicles through 2022.

Next-Gen BMW EVs Will Keep Lithium-Ion Batteries

February 02, 2018 at 2:37 PM

BMW AG has begun developing solid-state batteries but doesn’t expect the technology to supplant current lithium-ion systems for electric cars anytime soon.

Toyota Hits Hybrid/EV Milestone 3 Years Early

February 02, 2018 at 10:34 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it sold 1.52 million electrified vehicles worldwide last year, up 8% over 2016 levels and surpassing a 1.5 million milestone three years ahead of previous plans.

Dutch Flying Car Company to Show Production Model in Geneva

February 01, 2018 at 10:27 AM

Pal-V international BV says it will display a production version of its Liberty flying car next month at the Geneva auto show.