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.

Musk Promises Tesla Pickup Truck

December 27, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says the company will introduce a fullsize electric pickup truck early in the next decade.

Europe’s Top Court Rules Uber is a Taxi Service

December 20, 2017 at 1:57 PM

The European Court of Justice has decreed that the ride-hailing app offered by Uber Technologies Inc. is a transport service, meaning that Uber may be regulated as a taxi operator.

Waymo Partners on Property Insurance for Riders in Self-Driving Cars

December 19, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Google Inc.’s Waymo autonomous car unit is partnering with Trov Inc., a 5-year-old insurance company, to provide personal property coverage for people riding in Waymo’s self-driving vehicles.

PSA-Backed Car-Sharing Business Expands in U.S.

December 19, 2017 at 11:17 AM

TravelCar, a five-year-old Paris-based company that provides peer-to-peer car-sharing at airports, trains stations and city centers, is adding its third free-parking site in the U.S. with service at Chicago’s O'Hare airport.

Virgin Hyperloop Appoints Richard Branson as Chairman, Lands More Funding

December 19, 2017 at 10:29 AM

Virgin Hyperloop One (VH1) has named Richard Branson the company’s non-executive chairman, two months after the billionaire made an unspecified investment in the company and was appointed to the board.   

Anticipating the Future

December 19, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Autonomy, connectivity and electrification are things that OEMs and suppliers are making non-trivial commitments to.

VW Moves Forward with U.S. Charging Station Rollout

December 18, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Electrify America unit says it has hired three contractors to install some 2,800 Level 2 charging stations at 500 locations across the U.S. over the next 18 months.

Researchers Find Ambulance Use Shrinks in Cities with Uber

December 15, 2017 at 3:52 PM

The use of ambulances has decreased significantly in the U.S. as Uber Technologies Inc.’s ride-hailing service spreads, according to a new study.

Toyota, Visteon Launch Testing at New U.S. Mobility Center

December 14, 2017 at 1:11 AM

Visteon Corp. and the Toyota Research Institute have become the first two companies to begin testing connected and autonomous vehicle systems at the just-opened American Center for Mobility outside Ypsilanti, Mich.

Hyundai Plans to Add Dozens of Electrified Models by 2025

December 13, 2017 at 1:27 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors unit tell reporters they will introduce as many as 38 new hybrid, all-electric or fuel cell-powered cars and crossovers by 2025.

Car2Go Tops 1 Million Users in N. America

December 12, 2017 at 11:02 AM

Daimler AG’s car2go car-sharing business has surpassed one million users in North America.

PepsiCo Order 100 Tesla Electric Trucks

December 12, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Beverage bottler PepsiCo. Inc. says it has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc.’s electric Semi heavy-duty trucks, which are slated to go into production two years from now.