Technology

‘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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18th October 2018

Style Not Power Will Sell the Cars of the Future, Says DS Autos

Engine power output will become largely irrelevant to future generations of car buyers and users more interested in lifestyle than mechanical prowess. That’s the opinion of Eric Apode vice-president...

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18th October 2018

Peugeot Scraps WRX Team Shifting Funds to New EVs

Peugeot is so serious about committing its future to EVs, with a new range of cars from 2020, that it is scrapping its official World Rallycross (WRX) championship whose...

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VW’s New Tech to Light Up Roads
17th October 2018

VW’s New Tech to Light Up Roads

Volkswagen is developing new headlights it claims will “improve road safety” by broadcasting information about a car’s future movements “directly onto the road”. The automaker says the new systems...

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Judge OKs $40M Settlement Between Musk and SEC
17th October 2018

Judge OKs $40M Settlement Between Musk and SEC

A federal judge in New York has approved Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over Musk’s claim on Twitter that he had secured funding...

Stephen Lawson

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17th October 2018

NIO Takes Aim at US With EV Offerings

Could NIO become the new kid coming to town in the global electric vehicle market? Perhaps, albeit eventually. This summer China’s NIO filed for an initial public offering of...

By Eric Volkman

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Cordless EV Chargers in Californian Parking Lots
17th October 2018

Cordless EV Chargers in Californian Parking Lots

Hong Kong’s Lectrifi says it is in talks to trial its latest cordless EV charging pads in tech company parking lots across Silicon Valley. The company claims to be...

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Alliance Claims Platform Can Widen Telematics Adoption
16th October 2018

Alliance Claims Platform Can Widen Telematics Adoption

An automotive industry alliance has developed a platform it claims can enable incorporation of telematics systems into vehicles previously unequipped for them. Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a Linux Foundation...

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16th October 2018

EV Service Costs Headache for Dealers

A study has shown that EV owners are enjoying a huge dividend on service cost savings, presenting fresh challenges to dealers who will lose out against ICE vehicle revenues....

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