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.

Tokyo Auto Show Attendance Soars 70%

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Organizers of the Tokyo auto show say attendance over the event’s 12-day run topped 1.3 million people, up 70% over depressed 2017 levels.

GM Names New Chiefs for Dealer Ops, Chevrolet

By: Bill Hampton - November 08, 2019 at 2:35 PM

General Motors Co. has promoted the head of its Chevrolet brand to a newly created position as vice president of dealer operations and innovation.

Lucid Motors Breaks Ground on Arizona Factory

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors aims to have the first phase of construction completed within a year for its assembly plant in Arizona.

Daimler to Cut Manager Staff by 10%

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Daimler AG plans to shed about 1,100 managers worldwide, including 10% of its management staff in Germany.

Mercedes to Build Electric G-Class SUV

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 11:14 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit is planning an all-electric variant of its G-Class SUV.

Mahle Touts Improved Mild-Hybrid Battery

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Germany’s Mahle GmbH has developed a prototype 48-volt battery the company claims can boost fuel efficiency by 12% to 15% in mild-hybrid vehicles.  

Merged FCA-PSA Would Maintain Current Brands

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 9:12 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group plan to maintain all current brands under their proposed merger, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares tells French television station BMF Business.

VW, SAIC Begin EV Pilot Production in China

By: Bill Hampton - November 08, 2019 at 1:27 AM

Volkswagen AG and partner SAIC Motor Corp. have begun pilot production of electric vehicles at their new $2.5 billion factory in Shanghai.

South Korea Aims to Offer Autonomous Bus Service by 2022

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 4:14 PM

South Korea, which will begin testing automated shuttle buses on public streets in Sejong later this year, plans to launch commercial service in that city by 2022.

Lyft Offers Credits to People to Sell Their Cars

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 2:58 PM

Lyft Inc. is testing a program that will provide ride-hailing credits for people who sell their vehicles through online used-car retailer Carvana.com.

Hyundai to Add 10 New Alt-Fuel Models in U.S.

By: Bill Hampton - November 07, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. plans to add 10 new alternate-fuel models in the U.S. by 2022.

Lambo, MIT Team Up on Supercapacitor Material

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Lamborghini SpA and researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have filed a patent for a new material that promises to significantly improve the performance of supercapacitors.