Eaton’s New eMobility Business

Earlier this year Eaton Corp. combined products, expertise and manufacturing capabilities from its Electrical and Vehicle groups to create a 1,200-employee business called eMobility.

VW Amps Up Electric City Car

September 05, 2019 at 5:21 PM

The electric variant of Volkswagen AG’s tiny Up! city car is getting a larger battery that the company says will increase real-world driving range from 118 miles to 161 miles.

GM Infotainment Gets Enhanced Google Power

September 05, 2019 at 1:56 PM

General Motors Co. will begin using Google Inc.’s updated Android Automotive operating system in vehicle infotainment systems in 2021.

VW Tops 30,000 Pre-Orders for ID.3 EV

September 05, 2019 at 12:51 PM

Volkswagen AG says pre-orders for the launch edition of the all-electric ID.3 compact hatchback already have surpassed the 30,000-unit production limit for the 2021 model.

CNH Invests $250 Million in Nikola

September 05, 2019 at 11:26 AM

Industrial vehicle producer CNH Industrial NV is investing $250 million in Nikola Motor Co. and forming a joint venture to help launch the startup company’s fuel cell and electric trucks in Europe.

Ford and the Importance of Unlearning

By: Daniel Sturges - September 04, 2019 at 5:54 PM

For about a decade, I’ve been in communication with Jim Farley, Ford’s president for New Businesses, Technology, & Strategy.

Mitsubishi Invests in Mobility Service Startup

September 04, 2019 at 5:32 PM

Mitsubishi Corp. has made an unspecified investment in MaaS Global Ltd., a Helsinki, Finland-based startup that specializes in mobility-as-a-service systems.

Report: Tesla Autopilot Partly to Blame for Crash

September 04, 2019 at 4:39 PM

Federal safety officials say Tesla Inc.’s controversial Autopilot semi-automated driving aid was partly to blame for a highway crash in California last year.

Ford Readies Self-Cleaning Car Sensors

September 04, 2019 at 4:36 PM

Ford Motor Co. says it has submitted 50 patents related to cleaning systems for sensors used in self-driving vehicles.

Porsche Unveils Taycan EV

September 04, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Porsche AG took the wraps off the production version of its first all-electric vehicle, the Taycan sport sedan, today at events in China, Germany and Canada.

Carmakers to Add Rear-Seat Reminders by 2025

September 04, 2019 at 12:51 PM

Two industry groups representing 20 carmakers have agreed to equip new vehicles sold in the U.S. with rear-seat occupant reminders by 2025.

Robot Delivery Firm Goes to School with New Funding

September 04, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Starship Technologies, a San Francisco-based startup specializing in small automated delivery robots, says it has raised $40 million in funding and aims to expand its service 100 college campuses in the next two years.

Report: Global EV Sales Fell 14% in July

September 03, 2019 at 2:19 PM

Worldwide deliveries of electric passenger vehicles reportedly plunged 14% to 128,000 units in July, marking the first drop in several years.