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.

Karma Sounds Out Revero GT

September 23, 2019 at 4:31 PM

California-based Karma Automotive LLC’s redesigned Revero GT plug-in hybrid sport sedan will feature a racy tone to warn pedestrians when driving in all-electric mode at low speeds.

Ride-Hailing Startup Passes 1 Million Miles with Toyota Fuel Cell Cars

September 23, 2019 at 9:56 AM

GHT Mobility GmbH says its CleverShuttle ride-hailing fleet of Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles has covered more than 2.2 million km (1.4 million miles) in two years.

Hyundai, Aptiv Form Autonomous Vehicle JV

September 23, 2019 at 9:11 AM

Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv plc have announced a 50:50 joint venture set up to design and develop technologies for self-driving cars.

States Aim to Shield Calif.’s Emission Rules

September 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

The District of Columbia, Los Angeles, New York City and 23 states hope to block federal regulators from stripping California of its power to set emission limits for cars.

UPS Using Geo-Fenced Hybrid Trucks in U.K.

September 20, 2019 at 2:43 PM

United Parcel Services Inc. has launched a fleet of extended-range hybrid delivery trucks in the U.K. that automatically switch to all-electric mode when operating in cities and other clean air zones.

Mercedes Partners with Electric Scooter Company

September 20, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Early next year Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit and Micro Scooter Ltd. will begin offering an electric scooter to be co-branded by both companies.

FCA to Test Vehicle-to-Grid Tech in Italy

September 20, 2019 at 1:13 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to test electric vehicle-to-grid connectivity in Italy next year with a fleet of at least 500 electric cars.

Lime Ends Car-Sharing Program

September 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Neutron Holdings Inc. is pulling the plug on its LimePod car-sharing service, which it launched last November in Seattle.

ZF Plans Autonomous-Shuttle Service in 2021

September 19, 2019 at 3:13 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and its 2getthere B.V. subsidiary plan to launch an autonomous shuttle service at the Brussels airport, transporting passengers between the terminal and long-term parking, in 2021.

Amazon Orders 100,000 Rivian Electric Vans

September 19, 2019 at 1:37 PM

Amazon.com Inc., which led a $700 million investment round in Rivian Automotive LLC earlier this year, has agreed to purchase 100,000 electric vans from the Plymouth, Mich.-based startup company.

California Law Aims to Reclassify Contractors as Employees

September 19, 2019 at 12:02 PM

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill requiring that ride-hailing services treat their drivers as employees rather than contractors.

EPA Withdraws Calif.’s Right to Regulate CO2

September 19, 2019 at 9:57 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has formally revoked California’s 49-year-old right to set its own vehicle emission standards, including the release of carbon dioxide.