Mercedes plans electric heavy truck in about 5 yearsWed, 27, Jul 2016
Mercedes outlined plans to start selling an electric heavy-duty truck, a week after Tesla's initial sketch on battery-powered commercial vehicles failed to impress investors.
Porsche will create 1,400 jobs for Tesla-fighting sports carTue, 26, Jul 2016
Porsche has raised the number of jobs it will create to produce its first all-electric car to more than 1,400 from 1,000.
Jaguar Land Rover said to be in talks with Ford, BMW over battery plantMon, 25, Jul 2016
Jaguar Land Rover declined to comment on a newspaper report that it is in talks with Ford and BMW to build a battery plant in the UK.
Audi plans three electric models by 2020, CEO tells paperSun, 24, Jul 2016
Audi aims to have three electric models by 2020 and for electric vehicles to account for 25 to 30 percent of its sales by 2025, CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper.
Samsung invests $449 million in China's BYDFri, 22, Jul 2016
Samsung pursued a stake in EV specialist BYD after an affiliate was among foreign battery makers left off a list of suppliers approved by China, where sales of EVs are surging and the government has sped up construction of charging points. For Samsung, the foray into the auto industry is also a way to help make up for declining growth in hardware businesses such as televisions and smartphones.
U.S. Energy department expands EV charging loan guaranteesThu, 21, Jul 2016
The White House is expanding a federal loan guarantee program to include companies building electric vehicle charging stations, as part of a broader effort to boost EV sales.
Audi plans electric car push to put heat on TeslaTue, 19, Jul 2016
Audi will aim for electric cars to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025 as part of a strategic overhaul following the emissions scandal at parent VW Group, company sources said, in a move that could step up the challenge to Tesla.
Honda develops hybrid motor free of rare-earth metalsMon, 18, Jul 2016
Honda has developed a way to break its reliance on rare-earth metals to make batteries for hybrids.
Honda re-charts green territoryMon, 18, Jul 2016
Honda, a pioneer in gas-electric hybrids, says it's finally ready to go big with its alternative-powertrain plans.
Samsung seeks stake in China's BYD to boost chip businessThu, 14, Jul 2016
Samsung Electronics said it was in talks to acquire a stake in Chinese automaker BYD, a move it said would help the South Korean electronics giant boost its chip business for electric vehicles.
Infineon agrees to buy Wolfspeed to expand into EVsThu, 14, Jul 2016
Infineon, Europe's biggest chipmaker, agreed to buy Wolfspeed Power unit to expand in fast-growing markets such as electric cars and the Internet of Things.
BMW i3 sales boosted by German EV subsidies, report saysMon, 11, Jul 2016
BMW has recorded rising sales of the latest version of its electric car, the i3, following Germany's decision to offer EV subsidies, a weekly German newspaper reported.