Regulatory

States Aim to Shield Calif.’s Emission Rules

September 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

The District of Columbia, Los Angeles, New York City and 23 states hope to block federal regulators from stripping California of its power to set emission limits for cars.

Retooling Mobility Around Cost, Convenience

By 2030, consumers say their choice of transportation in an era of autonomous vehicles will be defined by cost and convenience, not brand, according to new research by IBM’s Institute for Business Value.

New Product

Semi-Finalists Chosen for N. American Vehicle Awards

September 20, 2019 at 3:26 PM

Fifty North American journalists have chosen semi-finalists for the North American car, truck and utility vehicles of the year.

EV-Hybrid

UPS Using Geo-Fenced Hybrid Trucks in U.K.

September 20, 2019 at 2:43 PM

United Parcel Services Inc. has launched a fleet of extended-range hybrid delivery trucks in the U.K. that automatically switch to all-electric mode when operating in cities and other clean air zones.

Facilities

Toyota Tests Factory Fuel Cell Generator

September 20, 2019 at 1:41 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has begun testing a fuel cell-based electrical generator to help power its Honsha manufacturing plant in Toyota City, Japan.

EV-Hybrid

Tesla Targets Porsche Taycan’s ’Ring Record

September 20, 2019 at 10:08 AM

CEO Elon Musk claims the three-motor version of Tesla Inc.’s latest Model S will outrun a Porsche Taycan on Germany’s Nurburgring track.

Mobility

Mercedes Partners with Electric Scooter Company

September 20, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Early next year Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit and Micro Scooter Ltd. will begin offering an electric scooter to be co-branded by both companies.

New Product

Mazda Developing RX-9 Sports Car?

September 20, 2019 at 2:15 AM

A recent patent application by Mazda Motor Corp. suggests the company could be readying a successor to its RX-8 sports cars.

Regulatory

Germany Ponders CO2 Emission Fees

September 20, 2019 at 1:34 AM

Germany is mulling a plan to levy a carbon tax of about €30 ($33) per metric ton of carbon dioxide emitted by the transportation and housing sectors.

EV-Hybrid

FCA to Test Vehicle-to-Grid Tech in Italy

September 20, 2019 at 1:13 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to test electric vehicle-to-grid connectivity in Italy next year with a fleet of at least 500 electric cars.

Labor

UAW Strike Idles GM’s Oshawa Plant in Canada

September 20, 2019 at 12:43 AM

General Motors Co. is suspending all assembly operations at its factory in Oshawa, Ontario, today because of the United Auto Workers union’s nationwide strike in the U.S.

Mobility

Lime Ends Car-Sharing Program

September 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Neutron Holdings Inc. is pulling the plug on its LimePod car-sharing service, which it launched last November in Seattle.

EV-Hybrid

Daimler to Focus on Electric Powertrains

September 19, 2019 at 7:47 PM

Daimler AG will concentrate future powertrain efforts on all-electric systems, development chief Markus Schaefer tells Auto Motor und Sport.

Business

Report: BMW Could Cut 6,000 Jobs in Germany

September 19, 2019 at 5:10 PM

BMW AG plans to shed as many as 6,000 workers in Germany by 2022, according to Manager Magazin, which cites no sources.