Technology

EV Maker to Develop Bulk Electrode Batteries
24th October 2018

EV Maker to Develop Bulk Electrode Batteries

An electric vehicle maker says it is to develop EV batteries with bulk electrodes. The company, Fisker, claims this will make the batteries cheaper, safer, and quicker to charge...

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Air Pollution Worries To Drive Fuel-Cell Sales, Hints Hyundai Study
23rd October 2018

Air Pollution Worries To Drive Fuel-Cell Sales, Hints Hyundai Study

Consumer research by Hyundai suggests clean-air concerns are becoming a major marketing asset for zero emission vehicles. A study of 2,000 UK motorists revealed nearly one in-five worry about...

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NHTSA Cracks Down on Self-Driving School Bus
23rd October 2018

NHTSA Cracks Down on Self-Driving School Bus

The NHTSA is cracking down on Transdev and its self-driving school bus program, citing the safety of children.

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BASF to Make EV Batteries in Finland
23rd October 2018

BASF to Make EV Batteries in Finland

German engineering giant BASF is partnering with a Russian nickel mining company to make electric vehicle batteries in Finland. BASF has signed a deal to make the batteries at...

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Volkswagen EV Subsidiary Inks “Network Interoperability” Deals
22nd October 2018

Volkswagen EV Subsidiary Inks “Network Interoperability” Deals

The electric vehicle charging subsidiary created by Volkswagen as part of its Dieselgate settlements has signed “network interoperability” agreements with three of its competitors. The subsidiary, Electrify America, which...

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App to Hail Only EV London Black Cabs
22nd October 2018

App to Hail Only EV London Black Cabs

London black cab users can now assuage their climate consciences by electing to complete their journeys across the UK’s capital city in zero emission vehicles. That’s because the black...

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Weekly brief: China’s EV Bonanza a Magnet for Foreign Carmakers
22nd October 2018

Weekly brief: China’s EV Bonanza a Magnet for Foreign Carmakers

Tesla is headed East. After a year mired in production delays at its Fremont, California, Gigafactory, the electric carmaker announced last week that it has secured 212.5 acres of...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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Volkswagen Building First EV-Only Chinese Factory
19th October 2018

Volkswagen Building First EV-Only Chinese Factory

Volkswagen says it’s building its first factory in China that will exclusively make electric vehicles. The automaker says the facility is based in Anting, Shanghai and all the vehicles...

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‘Cost-Cutting’ Electric Van Enters Production
19th October 2018

‘Cost-Cutting’ Electric Van Enters Production

An automotive tech company is developing an electric van that it claims can save fleet managers money. Workhorse Group says its Workhorse NGEN-1000 van is now in production. It...

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19th October 2018

First Commercial ‘Victim’ of UK EV Grant Cuts

The UK government’s shock decision not to renew grants for plug-in hybrid vehicles and to reduce the grant to BEVs has claimed its first commercial victim. Medium-term vehicle hire...

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Start-Up Claims 12.5-Minute EV Charge Industry “First”
19th October 2018

Start-Up Claims 12.5-Minute EV Charge Industry “First”

An electric truck start-up is claiming to have broken EV sector records by fully charging a vehicle in 12 minutes, 35 seconds. Atlis Motor Vehicles, which primarily makes electric...

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18th October 2018

AV Start-Up Momenta, Now a Unicorn, Tops $1Bn in Funding

Momenta proclaims its unicorn status with a new investment round that brings the autonomous vehicle startup's total valuation to north of $1 billion.

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