Honda, Hitachi form JV to develop, make electric motorsTue, 07, Feb 2017
Honda, aiming to make electrified vehicles account for two-thirds of its global sales by 2030, agreed today to form a joint venture with Japanese supplier Hitachi to develop, produce and sell the motors that make those vehicles run. The partners will produce some of the motors at Hitachi's plant in Kentucky.
Bosch's 2016 profit slides 7% on EV investmentsFri, 27, Jan 2017
Underlying operating profit at Robert Bosch fell 6.5 percent to 4.3 billion euros ($4.6 billion) last year, the group said on Friday. Bosch has been investing in technologies such as intelligent systems that cut down on how much power electric cars use, while divesting traditional industrial products such as starter motors and generators.
JLR exec offers details on I-Pace batteriesMon, 30, Jan 2017
BMW plans more purchasing with Daimler, report saysFri, 20, Jan 2017
BMW plans to expand its cooperation with Daimler in purchasing components, the automaker's new head of purchasing, Markus Duesmann, told a German newspaper. BMW will have to alter its procurement to meet the trend for EVs and autonomous driving, Duesmann also said.
Tesla to build motors, gearboxes in GigafactoryWed, 18, Jan 2017
Contact lens tech could revolutionize electric vehiclesTue, 06, Dec 2016
A plastic based on soft contact-lens technology may solve some of the biggest challenges facing electric vehicles by letting them recharge in seconds and travel from London to Edinburgh without stopping, scientists say.
Mueller sees case for VW building own battery plant, report saysMon, 21, Nov 2016
VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller sees the production of batteries for EVs and plug-in hybrids as a logical move as the automaker expands its production of greener vehicles after its emissions-cheating scandal, a German newspaper reported.
Toyota may mass-produce long-range EVs, report saysMon, 07, Nov 2016
Toyota is looking at mass-producing electric vehicles, the Nikkei newspaper reported, in what would be a dramatic reversal of strategy for the automaker, which has always favored hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles in the race to make greener cars.
Tesla's Musk blasts 'naysayers,' expects SolarCity boost in 3 yearsWed, 02, Nov 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took his skeptics to task, giving more detail on potential benefits of the automaker's pending SolarCity acquisition and saying the deal's doubters have a history of making bad predictions.
VW labor boss demands commitment to battery production, report saysTue, 18, Oct 2016
VW should commit to investing in the development and production of batteries for electric cars, the automaker's works council chief Bernd Osterloh said. VW is said to be mulling an $11 billion battery plant to rival Tesla's Gigafactory.
Mercedes gives itself an electric makeoverFri, 07, Oct 2016
Mercedes plans a total of 10 electric vehicles by 2025 as part of its new EQ subbrand. The challenge now for styling chief Gorden Wagener is to create a bold design identity for the lineup that takes into account a radical change in the vehicles' powertrain technology.
Henrik Fisker relaunches namesake car companyTue, 04, Oct 2016
Henrik Fisker, a former top designer at BMW and Aston Martin, is relaunching his namesake company and will present an electric vehicle next year. He called it a "spiritual successor" to the Fisker Karma electric car.