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 Allows Testing of Driverless Cars with Passengers

June 05, 2018 at 10:12 AM

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved the testing of self-driving vehicles with passengers on board.

U.K. Launches Autonomous Car Development Blitz

June 05, 2018 at 12:00 AM

This week the British government is distributing £25 million ($33 million) in funds to as many as six projects that will test self-driving vehicles on public highways.

Chinese Startup Aims to Launch 2-Wheel EV in 2020

June 04, 2018 at 3:42 PM

Beijing Lingyun Intelligent Technology Co. is developing a two-wheel electric city car that the company plans to introduce in China early next decade, Bloomberg News reports.

Audi e-Tron to Offer Outside Rearview Cameras

June 01, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Audi AG’s upcoming e-tron electric crossover vehicle will offer camera systems in place of traditional exterior side mirrors in select markets.

Ford Teams with Panasonic and Qualcomm on V2X Tests

June 01, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Ford, Panasonic and Qualcomm will begin testing vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication technologies this summer in Colorado.

California Earmarks $738 Million to Promote EVs

May 31, 2018 at 5:31 PM

California’s public utilities commission has approved $738 million in spending by the state’s public utilities to coax more consumers to use electric vehicles.

Waymo to Add Another 62,000 Minivans for Autonomous Fleet

May 31, 2018 at 12:17 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo driverless vehicle unit plans to buy as many as 62,000 more Chrysler Pacifica minivans so it can expand its tests of driverless shuttles acrosst the U.S.

GM’s Stock Zooms as Cruise Automation Unit Lands $2.3 Billion Investment

May 31, 2018 at 11:12 AM

Japan’s SoftBank Vision Fund is investing $2.3 billion in General Motors Co.’s Cruise Automation unit.

JLR Expands Development of Off-Road Autonomous Tech

May 31, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is investing of £3.7 million ($4.9 million) to further develop autonomous vehicle technologies for off-road driving.

China, Japan in Talks to Unify EV Charging Standards

May 31, 2018 at 12:19 AM

China’s state-owned electric utility, State Grid Corp., has offered to collaborate with Japan’s CHAdeMO Assn. to develop a common standard for systems used to charge electric vehicles.

CR Lauds Tesla for Braking Update for Model 3 Sedan

May 30, 2018 at 6:26 PM

Consumer Reports has reversed itself and now recommends Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 after the carmaker performed a remote software update to fix the electric car’s erratic braking.

Report: World’s EV Fleet to Triple in Two Years

May 30, 2018 at 8:28 AM

The world’s fleet of all-electric vehicles will surge to 13 million by 2020 compared with 3.1 million units last year, predicts the Paris-based International Energy Agency.