Tesla wins U.S. antitrust approval to buy SolarCityThu, 25, Aug 2016
Tesla Motors won U.S. antitrust approval to buy solar panel installer SolarCity, the Federal Trade Commission said. The deal was announced on Aug. 1 and is part of an effort by Tesla to improve economies of scale in electrical energy management systems, battery production and marketing.
Tesla adds more powerful battery optionTue, 23, Aug 2016
Tesla is giving its fans another thing to get charged up about with the introduction of a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack for both the Model S sedan and Model X crossover.
Tesla cooperating with French authorities investigating car fireTue, 16, Aug 2016
Tesla Motors is cooperating with French local authorities investigating a fire involving one of its Model S cars during a test drive in Biarritz, it said on Tuesday.
VW eyes SMA Solar storage systems in cooperation talksFri, 12, Aug 2016
Volkswagen is in early talks with German solar power equipment maker SMA Solar about working together, the companies said, as the automaker pushes ambitious electric car plans to overcome its diesel emissions scandal.
China proposing California-like mandates for EVsFri, 12, Aug 2016
China will consider mandates that carmakers produce more electric vehicles or purchase carbon credits from their peers, potentially emulating California's system and transitioning from a subsidy-driven approach to catalyzing cleaner cars.
VW details plans for 3 EV platforms, more SUVsWed, 03, Aug 2016
As Volkswagen works toward resolving its diesel emissions scandal, it is mobilizing “Strategy 2025,” which includes as many as three dedicated platforms for electric vehicles, more utility vehicles and several new budget vehicles.
Average U.S. fuel economy rises slightly in July, study findsMon, 08, Aug 2016
The average fuel economy of new cars and light trucks sold in July in the U.S. edged up 0.1 mpg from the previous month to 25.4 mpg, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said.
BMW takes on Tesla in new adsMon, 08, Aug 2016
BMW is taking direct aim at Tesla in new ads for its 330e electric plug-in hybrid. Two new TV spots don't mention Tesla by name. But the implications are clear that BMW is taking a jab at the startup electric car maker and the fact that the much-hyped Tesla Model 3 won't be available for a long while.
GM empowered Korea team with high-stakes Bolt EVSun, 07, Aug 2016
GM's South Korean design studio was tasked in 2012 with designing the Bolt, the automaker’s most iconic technological showcase since the Volt hybrid, because of its expertise in bundling big content into small packages. The EV proved to be one of its biggest challenges yet. And in the end, the studio "broke the mold."
VW outlines plans for 3 EV platformsMon, 08, Aug 2016
Volkswagen's "Strategy 2025" includes as many as three vehicle platforms.
Tesla executive calls competitor cars 'appliances'Wed, 03, Aug 2016
Automakers might think they're making exciting electric cars, but they're really doing nothing more than building boring appliances. At least that's what Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla vice president of business development, says.
Dana reimagines seals for the fuel cell eraMon, 01, Aug 2016
Dana has joined a research consortium that aims to develop a cheaper fuel cell. The consortium, dubbed Project Inspire, has given itself three years to do so.