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 Launches EV Car-Sharing Service in Germany

June 27, 2019 at 10:21 AM

Volkswagen AG has launched its “WeShare” car-sharing program in Berlin with a fleet of 1,500 all-electric Golf small cars.   Some 500 e-up! electric city cars will be added later this year.

Boeing Partners with Air Taxi Startup

June 27, 2019 at 7:28 AM

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. has formed a strategic partnership with Silicon Valley-based startup Kitty Hawk Corp. to commercialize air taxi applications.

Apple Buys Autonomous-Driving Startup Drive.ai

June 26, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Apple Inc. confirms it has acquired Drive.ai, a struggling Silicon Valley-based developer of artificial intelligence-based software for self-driving vehicles.

Baidu Leads Wave of Autonomous-Car Tests in China

June 25, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Changsha and Guangzhou have approved testing licenses for about 70 autonomous vehicles spread among 10 companies.

Startup Touts Long-Range EV with Large Solar Array

June 25, 2019 at 9:51 AM

Dutch startup Lightyear says its electric vehicle has a range of about 450 miles, about 45% of which is derived from its large array of solar panels.

VW Says Its EV Battery Needs Are Secured through 2023

June 24, 2019 at 3:37 PM

Volkswagen AG says it has lined up sufficient supplies of batteries for its electric vehicles for the next four years.

PSA Tests Short-Term Subscription Service

June 24, 2019 at 9:01 AM

PSA Group's Free2move mobility unit has begun pilot tests of a vehicle subscription service in France.

Beijing Opens Bicycle Highway

June 21, 2019 at 5:27 PM

China has opened its first bicycle highway, a 4-mile road that connects Beijing’s Huilongguan residential area to its Shangdi industrial zone.

Russia’s Yandex to Test Autonomous Cars with No Drivers

June 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Russian internet and ride-hailing provider Yandex NV says it will begin commercial service in August with five self-driving cars that don’t have a backup driver on board, Automotive News reports.

Volvo Trucks Tests AI-Based Pedestrian Monitoring

June 21, 2019 at 6:49 AM

AB Volvo is testing artificial intelligence software that helps truck drivers identify the awareness and intentions of pedestrians and other road users.

Nissan Demos Electric Ice Cream Truck

June 20, 2019 at 5:18 PM

Nissan Motor Co. demonstrated a prototype electric ice cream truck this week in London as part of the U.K.’s Clean Air Day.

Report: Hyundai to Partner with Aramco on Hydrogen

June 20, 2019 at 5:01 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, will launch a broad partnership next week to develop hydrogen-based businesses, sources tell The Korea Herald.