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.

Magna Hikes R&D Budget by $300 Million

May 23, 2018 at 10:24 AM

Magna International Inc. plans to increase spending on research and development by $100 million this year and by another $100 million in each of the next two years.

Toyota Foresees Slow Ramp-up for Solid-State Batteries

May 22, 2018 at 6:01 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. aims to introduce electric vehicles with solid-state batteries early next decade, but the company doesn’t expect high-volume applications until about 2030.

BP Invests in StoreDot’s Ultra-Quick-Charge EV Battery

May 22, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Energy company BP plc is investing $20 million in StoreDot Ltd., an Israeli developer of a lithium-ion “flash” battery for electric cars that can be charged in five minutes.

Carmakers to Trump: “Climate Change Is Real”

May 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Carmakers urged the White House to maintain alignment between federal and California carbon dioxide emission and related fuel economy levels.

Hyundai Mobis Targets Autonomous Vehicle Sensors

May 21, 2018 at 4:08 PM

Hyundai Mobis Co. is developing several sensor technologies for autonomous vehicle systems.

Tesla Model 3 Stumbles in Consumer Reports Tests

May 21, 2018 at 12:56 PM

Consumer Reports magazine says it cannot recommend the new Tesla Model 3 electric sedan because the car’s inconsistent braking, stiff ride, uncomfortable rear seats and difficult-to-use touchscreen controls.

Report: Lyft to Debut Electric Scooter Service

May 21, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. is preparing to introduce an electric scooter option in San Francisco, sources tell The Information.

German High Court Affirms Cities’ Rights to Ban Diesels Immediately

May 18, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Germany’s top administrative court confirmed earlier today that the country’s cities may immediately begin to ban older diesels in an effort to improve air quality.

Hamburg Readies Partial Ban on Older Diesels

May 17, 2018 at 5:38 PM

Hamburg, Germany, has begun posting signs along two streets in the city that advise drivers of older diesels they must soon take alternate routes, Reuters reports.

Magna, Renesas Partner on Surround-View Camera

May 17, 2018 at 11:43 AM

Magna International Inc. is teaming up with Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. on a 3D surround view camera system designed to assist motorists in parking and low-speed driving maneuvers.

Mobileye Inks Supply Deal for 8 Million Cars Self-Driving Cars

May 17, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Intel Corp.'s Mobileye unit has signed a deal to supply its next-generation autonomous driving chip platform to an unnamed European carmaker that plans to add it to 8 million vehicles.

Hyundai Projects Future Hologram Tech

May 16, 2018 at 2:08 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. is working with supplier affiliate Hyundai Mobis Co. on a number of next-generation technologies, including a system that can project holographic images in a vehicle’s interior.