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.

Ontario Updates Incentives for Green Vehicles

March 13, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Ontario is expanding its incentive program for electrified vehicles to fuel cell vehicles and changing the way rebates are calculated.

GM to Test Shared-Vehicle Service

March 13, 2018 at 9:17 AM

General Motors Co. plans to launch a pilot test this summer of a service in which car owners can rent out their own vehicles, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Musk’s Tunnel Venture Switches Priority from Cars to People

March 12, 2018 at 2:58 PM

Founder Elon Musk says the initial focus of his Boring Co.’s underground shuttle service will be on moving pedestrians and cyclists, not cars, around cities.

Waymo, Uber Using Self-Driving Highway Trucks to Haul “Real Cargo”

March 09, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous driving development unit says it has begun using highway trucks with self-driving capabilities to haul supplies to its data centers in Georgia.

Toyota Partners on Smart Taxi Service in Tokyo

March 09, 2018 at 11:18 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has developed a software tool to help taxi drivers and fleets anticipate demand in different locations based on real-time and historical data.

VW to Launch I.D. Vizzion EV by 2022

March 08, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Volkswagen AG plans to introduce a production version of its sleek I.D. Vizzion electric vehicle concept by 2022.

India Poised to Ease EV Target

March 08, 2018 at 1:38 PM

India, which indicated last May it would ban the sale of all non-electric vehicles by 2030, is now readying a more realistic target of 30% EV sales by then.

GM to Hike Bolt EV Production, Seeks Tax Credit Extension

March 08, 2018 at 12:00 AM

General Motors Co. says it will increase production of its Chevrolet Bolt this year by an unspecified level to meet rising demand for the all-electric sedan.

BMW Mulls Motorcycle-Sharing Scheme

March 07, 2018 at 5:30 AM

BMW AG is considering a service that would enable urban travelers to hitch a ride on the back of the company’s electric scooters and motorcycles.

Sony, KDDI Back Autonomous Vehicle Startup in Japan

March 07, 2018 at 5:27 AM

Sony Corp. and Japanese telecom KDDI Corp. are backing Tier IV Inc., a Japanese startup that develops and sells operating systems for autonomous vehicles.

VW Predicts a Comeback for Diesels

March 06, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller predicts diesels will see revived demand as consumers recognize they are eco-friendly and a “very comfortable drive concept.” 

SF Motors Begins Tests of “Protective” Autonomous Tech

March 06, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Electric vehicle startup SF Motors Inc. has begun testing building-block technologies for self-driving cars on public roads in California and Michigan.