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.

U.K. Softens “Ban” on Non-Electric Cars

July 09, 2018 at 4:39 PM

The U.K.’s previously announced ban on piston-powered cars by 2040 has been softened to permit hybrids, which would offer zero-emission “capability.”

Volvo Forms Mobility Unit

July 09, 2018 at 2:11 PM

Volvo Cars Corp. is launching a stand-alone company to oversee the carmaker’s car-sharing business.

Bill on Self-Driving Cars Stalls in Senate

July 09, 2018 at 12:44 AM

Congressional efforts to make it easier to develop self-driving cars in the U.S. have stalled in the Senate despite strong bipartisan support.

Daimler Cleared to Test Advanced Robotic Cars on Beijing Roads

July 06, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Daimler AG has become the first foreign carmaker to win permission to test advanced self-driving vehicles on public roads in Beijing.

Pruitt Resigns as Head of EPA

July 05, 2018 at 4:39 PM

Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency amid more than a dozen investigations into claims of ethical lapses, violations of spending laws and the misuse of his staff.

VW Readies All-Electric Car-Sharing Service

July 05, 2018 at 12:51 AM

Volkswagen AG’s VW brand will jump into the car-sharing market next year in Germany and plans to expand to Europe, Asia and North America as early as 2020.

Renault Plans Paris Car-Sharing Service to Rival PSA

July 04, 2018 at 11:16 AM

Renault SA says it will introduce its own ride-hailing and car-sharing service in Paris in September to rival a similar scheme being launched by PSA Group.

Baidu, SoftBank Partner on Robotic Buses

July 04, 2018 at 2:20 AM

Internet giant Baidu Inc. and SoftBank Group’s SB Drive unit are collaborating to begin testing a self-driving bus in Japan by the end of 2018, The Nikkei reports.

PSA to Add EV-Sharing Service in Paris

July 03, 2018 at 4:08 PM

PSA Group will begin a car-sharing service in Paris late this year with a fleet of 500 electric Citroen and Peugeot cars.

Hyundai Partners with Autotalks Connectivity Tech Company

July 03, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. has partnered with Autotalks Ltd., an Israeli developer of computer chips that enable communication between vehicles and the infrastructure.

GM Prepares for Self-Driving Taxi Test in San Francisco

July 03, 2018 at 1:10 PM

General Motors Co. is preparing a San Francisco rollout next year for a ride-hailing service that will use self-driving electric cars, Bloomberg News reports.

Lyft Buys Bike-Share Company

July 02, 2018 at 3:17 PM

Lyft Inc. has purchased Motivate International Inc, the largest provider of bike-sharing services in North America.