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.

TomTom, Elektrobit Tout HD Map Development System

March 08, 2019 at 10:36 AM

TomTom International BV and Continental AG’s Elektrobit Automotive unit have created a high-definition map to help carmakers and suppliers develop autonomous vehicle systems.

SEAT to Produce Electric Quadricycle

March 07, 2019 at 2:23 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit plans to launch a production version of the tiny Minimo concept electric vehicle it unveiled earlier this month in Barcelona.

Tesla Readies Faster Charging Stations

March 07, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Tesla Inc. says it can cut charging times for its electric vehicles by 50% with higher-capacity charging stations and battery pre-heating.

Conti: No Profits in Autonomous Cars Until 2030

March 07, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Continental AG says it expects no significant revenue from its autonomous-driving products until at least 2030.

Waymo to Sell Lidar for Non-Auto Applications

March 07, 2019 at 9:38 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit hopes to lower the cost of its lidar sensors by building a market for them beyond the auto industry.

UPDATE: U.S. Fleet Fuel Economy at Record High

March 06, 2019 at 4:51 PM

New cars and light trucks in the U.S. climbed to a record-high average of 24.9 mpg in the 2017 model year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump Tells Automakers It’s Us-or-Them on Emissions

March 06, 2019 at 3:41 PM

The Trump administration has told carmakers they must choose between federal and California emission laws after ending talks to find a compromise.

Hyundai-Kia to Offer Smartphone-Based Digital Key

March 06, 2019 at 2:00 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate are introducing a feature that will enable customers to unlock and start their vehicles with a smartphone.

Volvo to Test Autonomous Bus in Singapore

March 05, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Truckmaker AB Volvo plans to begin testing an autonomous electric bus this spring on the campus of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

Toyota Affiliate Partners with European e-Bike Startup

March 05, 2019 at 8:29 AM

Toyota Tsusho Corp., a Toyota Motor Corp. affiliate, has signed a development agreement with French startup eBikeLabs SAS and insurance giant Allianz France.

German Startup to License VW’s EV Platform

March 04, 2019 at 4:05 PM

Volkswagen AG has agreed to license its MEB (modular electric toolkit) electrified vehicle platform to e.GO Mobile AG.

Piech Touts Fast-Charging Battery for New EV

March 04, 2019 at 1:04 PM

Piech Holding AG says the battery in its upcoming Mark Zero electric car can be recharged to 80% capacity in less than five minutes.