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.

Report: VW Plans €18,000 Electric Crossover

November 09, 2018 at 2:48 AM

Volkswagen AG reportedly is finalizing a plan to add a small crossover vehicle to its “I.D.” family of all-electric cars by 2020.

Daimler, Bosch to Test Autonomous Taxis in California

November 08, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH have signed a memorandum of understanding with local officials to begin testing SAE Level 4 and 5 automated vehicles in ride-hailing fleets next year in San Jose, Calif.

Hyundai Kona Rated Best “Real-World” EV in Europe

November 08, 2018 at 11:30 AM

The all-electric 64-kWh version of Hyundai Motor Co.’s Kona compact crossover vehicle had the best “real world” driving range (259 miles) of 12 EVs sold in Europe during tests conducted by U.K. magazine What Car?

SEAT Partners with Segway on Electric Scooter

November 08, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit plans to begin selling an electric scooter next month in Europe as part of the carmaker’s “Easy Mobility” initiative.

EC Approves Merger of BMW and Daimler Mobility Services

November 08, 2018 at 1:07 AM

The European Commission has approved a plan by BMW and Daimler to combine their car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, electric car charging and integrated mobility booking services.

Ford Buys Spin Electric Scooter Startup

November 08, 2018 at 12:38 AM

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to buy Spin, a San Francisco-based electric scooter startup for a reported $40 million-$100 million.

VW Takes Quantum Step Toward Traffic Analysis

November 07, 2018 at 2:44 PM

Volkswagen AG plans to test a traffic management system in Barcelona next year that was developed using quantum computing.

GM Teases Fuel Cell Pickup Truck for Military

November 07, 2018 at 9:29 AM

General Motors Co. is developing a rugged, fuel cell-powered version of its Chevrolet Silverado fullsize pickup truck for military applications.

Tencent Seting Up Autonomous-Car Team in Silicon Valley

November 07, 2018 at 1:03 AM

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is creating its own team of experts in self-driving-car technology in Silicon Valley, Reuters reports.

Hyundai Hikes Investment in Grab, Plans EV Fleet

November 07, 2018 at 12:15 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. is investing an additional $250 million into ride-share service Grab Taxi Holdings Pte Ltd. and will launch an electric-car test with the company in Singapore next year.

Daimler Battery Subsidiary Accelerates Expansion

November 06, 2018 at 3:57 PM

Daimler AG says its Deutsche Accumotive GmbH lithium-ion battery operations in Kamenz, Germany, will employ 1,000 people by year-end, doubling its workforce nearly one year earlier than planned.

Partners Plan Autonomous Shuttle in Finland

November 05, 2018 at 4:31 PM

Finland-based Sensible 4 Ltd. is working with Japan’s Ryohin Keikaku Co. to develop an autonomous shuttle for harsh-weather applications.