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 Pulls the Plug on EV Rebates

July 13, 2018 at 9:53 AM

Fulfilling a campaign promises, new Ontario Premier Doug Ford has ended incentives for electrified and fuel cell-powered vehicles and charging stations.

Porsche Launches Ultra-Fast EV Chargers in Berlin

July 12, 2018 at 6:11 PM

Porsche AG has installed its first batch of 350-kW charging stations at a dealership in Berlin as part of previously announced effort to roll out the ultra-fast systems across Europe and the U.S.

U.S. in No Hurry to Regulate Autonomous Vehicles

July 12, 2018 at 5:57 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the emerging technology involved in self-driving cars is too new to be tightly regulated.

Tesla Maxes Out on Tax Credit as U.S. Sales Reach 200,000

July 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Tesla Inc. says it will deliver its 200,000th electric vehicle in the U.S. this month, thereby triggering a phase-out of the $7,500 federal tax credit its vehicles have enjoyed.

Lidar Takes Flight

July 12, 2018 at 10:57 AM

The advent of advanced driver-assist systems and autonomous vehicles opens the door for several new technologies and the suppliers developing them.

Hyundai, Baidu Partner on Connected Car Tech

July 12, 2018 at 9:58 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and China’s Baidu Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on next-generation connected car technologies.

EVs Likely to Strain U.K.’s Electrical Grid for Decades

July 12, 2018 at 12:45 AM

A surge in electric vehicles in the U.K. will challenge the performance of Britain’s electric grid between 2030 and 2050, warns the National Grid plc.

Waze to Provide Traffic Data to U.S. Cities

July 11, 2018 at 2:41 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waze unit will begin offering its crowd-sourced traffic data for free to U.S. cities this year as part of the company’s Connected Citizens initiative.

Tata Phasing Out Ultra-Low-Cost Nano Minicar

July 11, 2018 at 12:06 PM

india’s Tata Motors Ltd. is phasing out its 10-year-old Nano, often billed as the world’s least expensive car.

Daimler, Bosch Will Test Robotic Shuttle Service in California

July 11, 2018 at 12:36 AM

Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH plan to begin testing a self-driving shuttle service in Silicon Valley in the second half of 2019.

Ex-Apple Engineer Arrested for Stealing Autonomous-Car Files

July 10, 2018 at 6:13 PM

A former hardware engineer at Apple Inc. has been charged with stealing details about the company’s autonomous car project and attempting to flee with them to China.

Toyota Debuts Car-Sharing Scheme in Honolulu

July 10, 2018 at 4:32 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has introduced a car-sharing service in Honolulu, Hawaii, that operates a fleet of Lexus and Toyota models out of 25 parking stations in the city.