Ex-Tesla CEO's focus: Battery integrationJan. 6, 2018
Former Tesla CEO Martin Eberhard is still fully engaged in electric vehicle technology. The CIO of startup Inevit, working on EV battery systems, is also advising Chinese EV startup SF Motors.
Autonomous cars need tougher batteries, lithium ion pioneer saysDec. 28
Battery makers must rethink their technology if predictions for a wave of self-driving vehicles pan out, according to one of the inventors of the lithium ion battery.
Bracing for EV shift, NGK Spark Plug ignites all solid-state battery questDec. 22
Facing the eventual demise of gasoline engines, the world's biggest maker of spark plugs is turning its focus to a component it believes will be just as vital in the coming era of electric vehicles -- next-generation all solid state batteries.
Many EVs on the way, but few buyers awaitDec. 19
Automakers with ambitious plans to roll out more than a hundred new battery-powered models in the next five years appear to be forgetting one thing: Drivers aren't yet buzzed about the technology.
With fuel cells, scaling up is hard to doDec. 18
The infrastructure problem with hydrogen-powered cars amounts to more than just a shortage of stations.
Hyundai bolsters electric car lineup to narrow gap with rivalsDec. 13
Hyundai Motor Group, lagging behind rivals in the introduction of electric vehicles, is stepping up plans for battery-powered cars as world governments crack down on polluting fossil fuels.
Auto, battery makers investing in small Canadian cobalt, lithium minersDec. 11
Canadian developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of investments from the makers of electric vehicles and batteries. More than a dozen groups, including car and battery makers, are investing.
Bigger batteries for 'more usable' i8 lineDec. 4
BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid sports cars will boast a big boost in battery capacity and range when they go on sale in the spring.
The cobalt crunch for EVs could be solved in suburbiaDec. 1
Scientists working for American Manganese have developed a way to produce enough cobalt to power all the EVs on the road today without drilling into the ground: by recycling faulty batteries.
Toyota plans California fuel cell plant to make power, hydrogenNov. 30
Toyota said it will build a renewable fuel-cell power-generation plant, plus a hydrogen fueling station, to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach in California.
BMW dumps coal for cow pies in pledge for 100% renewable powerNov. 14
BMW's plan to switch exclusively to green electricity finds it tapping some unusual power sources -- including a South African biomass plant that runs on cow dung and chicken droppings.
U.S., Calif. regulators approve fix for VW 3.0-liter diesel crossoversOct. 23
U.S. and California regulators approved a fix for about 38,000 Volkswagen Group 3.0-liter diesel crossovers with potential excess emissions, a decision that could save the automaker more than $1 billion according to a letter reviewed by Reuters.