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.

Renault Launches EV Car-Sharing Venture in Spain

December 11, 2017 at 1:55 PM

Renault SA is launching its Zity car-sharing service this month in Madrid with a fleet of 500 all-electric Renault Zoe city cars.

Ride-Share Services Biggest Threat to Oil Market?

December 11, 2017 at 2:40 AM

Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest petroleum company, believes ride-sharing is a bigger threat to near- and mid-term oil demand than electric or self-driving cars.

Motorists Warned Against Using GPS During Wildfires

December 08, 2017 at 1:32 PM

The Los Angeles Police Dept. has asked drivers not to use real-time navigation apps this week to avoid being routed toward the wildfires that have rampaged parts of southern California.

Swedish Startup Unveils Tiny EV Prototype

December 08, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Uniti Sweden AB has unveiled the first prototype of an all-electric One city car that the company aims to launch in 2019 with a target price of €14,900 ($17,500).

GM Shopping App: Driver Aid or Distraction?

December 07, 2017 at 4:23 PM

Earlier this month General Motors Co. launched its new Marketplace app, which the automaker hails as the industry’s first e-commerce platform that allows motorists to make reservations and purchase goods while driving. 

Ford, Alibaba Explore Strategic Alliance

December 07, 2017 at 6:55 AM

Ford Motor Co. has signed a development agreement with Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to explore several potential strategic partnerships.

Safety Group Slams GM’s In-Car Shopping App

December 06, 2017 at 1:52 PM

General Motors Co.’s new Marketplace shopping app likely will increase distraction-related accidents and fatalities, warns the National Safety Council.

Nissan Targets Fully Automated Cars by 2022

December 06, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Nissan Motor Co. confirms it expects to begin selling fully automated cars in 2022.

Honda Tests Vehicle-to-Grid Charging System at German Site

December 06, 2017 at 8:21 AM

Honda Motor Co. has installed a bi-directional charging system at its research and development center in Offenbach, Germany, to further test the vehicle-to-grid technology.

German Group Targets 450-kW Charging Stations

December 05, 2017 at 12:48 PM

BMW AG is leading a consortium of German companies that is studying the potential for ultra-fast electric vehicle battery chargers with a 450-kW capacity.

GM Cars Go to Market with Shopping App

December 05, 2017 at 8:02 AM

General Motors Co. is introducing an in-vehicle app that allows motorists to make reservations and complete purchases from third-party vendors directly through their infotainment systems.

Nissan to Test Robo-Taxis in Yokohama

December 05, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Nissan Motor Co. and Japanese e-commerce software giant DeNA Co. plan a public test in March of their Easy Ride self-driving taxi service in Yokohama.