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.

Ford Tests Self-Driving Delivery Service in Miami

February 27, 2018 at 12:48 PM

Ford Motor Co. has begun testing self-driving delivery vehicles in Miami.

BMW, Toyota Invest in Autonomous-Shuttle Startup

February 27, 2018 at 9:38 AM

May Mobility Inc., an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based startup that’s developing a self-driving-shuttle service, says it has raised nearly $12 million in seed funding led by the venture capital units of BMW and Toyota.

U.S. Finalizes Noisemaker Rules for EVs

February 27, 2018 at 12:29 AM

Rules to require electric-powered cars to emit noise at low speeds were finalized on Monday by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, eight years after Congress requested them.

CEO of Ford’s Chariot Ride-Share Service Quits

February 26, 2018 at 2:01 AM

Ali Vahabzadeh, who co-founded Ford Motor Co.’s Chariot ride-share service four years ago, has quit as CEO but will remain on the company’s board.

UPS Touts Cost Parity of New Electric Trucks

February 23, 2018 at 10:13 AM

United Parcel Services of America Inc. is adding 50 electric vehicles to its delivery truck fleet that the company says are priced about the same as similar piston-powered trucks.

Audi Cars to Pay the Toll in U.S.

February 22, 2018 at 11:50 AM

Beginning later this year, Audi AG will begin offering a wireless toll management system on select models sold in the U.S.

SpaceX Launches Broadband Satellites

February 22, 2018 at 11:20 AM

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched two experimental satellites for its proposed Stalink global broadband service this morning.

CAR: Fully Autonomous Cars Won’t Reach Market Until 2030

February 21, 2018 at 4:37 PM

Vehicles capable of driving themselves under all circumstance won’t become commercially available until 2030, according to the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Bosch Forms Mobility Services Unit, Acquires U.S. Ridesharing Startup

February 21, 2018 at 8:32 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH’s newly formed Connected Mobility Solutions division will focus on car- and ridesharing services, connectivity and other “digital mobility” products.​​

BP: Self-Driving Cars will Cut Demand for Oil

February 20, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Oil and gas giant BP plc says the growth in ride-sharing and electric autonomous vehicles worldwide will lead to a downturn in transport demand for oil by 2040.

Hyperloop One to Develop High-Speed Transport Plan for India

February 20, 2018 at 12:45 AM

Virgin Hyperloop One has signed an agreement to develop plans for an ultra-high-speed transit tube system in India that would link Pune with a proposed new airport in Mumbai 100 miles away.

Nissan Says EVs Will Reach Price Parity in 2025

February 19, 2018 at 5:56 PM

Nissan Motor Co. calculates that the price of electric cars will drop to those of comparable gasoline and diesel-powered models in seven years.