Marcus Amick Freelance Freelance reporter for Automotive News [email protected] See All Staff Page Recent Stories Santa Monica sets up zero-emissions zone to cut pollution In a square-mile area in the city, loading zones are only for vehicles without emissions. Seattle pilots project to reduce emissions in delivery services From a ghost kitchen to a cargo-bike service, a neighborhood project consolidates efforts to reduce emissions. California startup takes a personal approach to air transportation NFT Inc. is hoping to stand out from rivals by selling its aircraft directly to early adopters who have the will, and money, to fly. Streetlights, utility poles pivotal to EV future Kansas City, Mo., plans to install EV chargers on 30 to 60 streetlights or utility poles before the end of this year as part of a growing movement to make charging stations more available to motorists in urban areas. Marelli tech offers 3D without the glasses The glasses-free 3D display technology from global auto supplier Marelli could potentially be one of the most innovative advancements in automotive interior features to debut over the past decade. Nikola's journey from notion to Nasdaq In just six years Nikola Motor has gone from an idea conceived in a basement to a startup hunting for cash to a globally merged company headed for a listing on the Nasdaq. Leave room for lead? Most contend that the future of electric vehicles depends heavily on the progress made with lithium ion battery technology. But some believe the advancements made with lead-acid batteries could also play a major role in the evolution of EVs. EV charging, unplugged A growing interest in the wireless technology could help drive wider adoption of electrified vehicles globally. Battery industry's home run Companies from Tesla to Panasonic have been developing a host of home energy-storage batteries. The growth of the electric vehicle market is driving the surging business. Fee zones in cities ease traffic congestion, spark controversy New York City is to become the first major U.S. urban area to try the idea, and Los Angeles exploring the feasibility of congestion pricing in some of its most highly trafficked areas. Want to engage buyers? There's an app for that Infiniti is one of a growing number of car brands exploring new technology tools for dealers in showrooms, hoping to better engage younger consumers. Thirsty? Here comes the vending machine A Chinese company is working on rolling out a pilot project of self-driving vending machines in the U.S. in early 2019. Going Hollywood The race among carmakers to put fully autonomous vehicles on the road is poised to drive a competition of a different kind, as Hollywood revs up to jump deeper into the world of in-vehicle entertainment. Last mile A Chinese company is working on rolling out a pilot project of self-driving vending machines in the U.S. in early 2019.