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.

Audi Aims for 800,000 Sales of EVs, Hybrids in 2025

May 08, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Audi AG hopes to hike annual sales of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles to 800,000 units—roughly one-third of its overall sales—in 2025.

Torc Robotics Shows Snowy Self-Driving Car Test

May 08, 2018 at 11:46 AM

Blacksburg, Va.-based Torc Robotics has released a video showing a prototype autonomous car navigating public streets during a spring snowstorm. 

Waymo Autonomous Van Hit by Swerving Car

May 08, 2018 at 1:30 AM

One of Waymo’s self-driving test vans was struck by an oncoming vehicle that had swerved to avoid hitting a third car, USA Today reports.

Survey: Record 20% of Americans Ready to Buy EVs

May 08, 2018 at 1:13 AM

About 20% of American consumers are ready to make their next vehicle an all-electric model, according to a new AAA survey.

Drive.ai Launches Autonomous Test Fleet in Texas

May 07, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Mountain View, Calif.–based startup Drive.ai is launching an autonomous vehicle pilot program on public roads in Frisco, Tex.

Report: Fatal Uber Crash Blamed on Flawed Software

May 07, 2018 at 3:56 PM

A self-driving Uber Technologies Inc. car struck and killed a pedestrian in March because of shortcomings in its control software, says The Information.

Geely/Volvo Engineering Arm to Work on Terrafugia Flying Car

May 07, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co.’s China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT) subsidiary is providing engineering services to Terrafugia Inc., which was purchased by Geely last autumn, to help refine the flying car that Terrafugia is developing.

Connectivity Feature Links Volvo Cars and Trucks

May 07, 2018 at 10:25 AM

Volvo Trucks is introducing a version of Volvo Car Corp.’s telematics system that will allow the two companies’ vehicles to share safety alerts with each other.

U.K. Denies Plan to Ban Hybrids

May 04, 2018 at 4:25 PM

The U.K.’s transport agency says media reports claiming the government plans to ban the sale of certain hybrid cars by 2040 is “categorically untrue.”

European Consortium Launches Fuel Cell Test Fleet

May 04, 2018 at 12:12 PM

The ZEFER (Zero Emission Fleet vehicles for European Roll-out) consortium is launching high-mileage test programs for fuel cell vehicles in London, Paris and Brussels.

Anheuser-Busch Orders 100s of Nikola’s Fuel-Cell Trucks

May 04, 2018 at 12:39 AM

Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC says it will buy as many as 800 hydrogen-fueled highway trucks from developer Nikola Motor Co.

Germany Leads Europe’s Market for Electrified Vehicles

May 03, 2018 at 3:19 PM

Germany has become Europe’s biggest market for hybrids and all-electric vehicles, outselling Norway for the first time.