Mobility

Robot Delivery Firm Goes to School with New Funding

September 04, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Starship Technologies, a San Francisco-based startup specializing in small automated delivery robots, says it has raised $40 million in funding and aims to expand its service 100 college campuses in the next two years.

Sales

Car Sales Fall 31% in Spain

September 04, 2019 at 12:14 AM

New-car sales in Spain plummeted 31% to 74,500 units in August, trade group ANFAC reports.

Americas

Brazil’s CAOA May Buy Ford Factory

September 04, 2019 at 12:03 AM

CAOA—the Brazilian carmaker, Ford dealer and importer of Hyundai and Subaru vehicles—has reached a tentative deal to buy Ford Motor Co.’s assembly plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Reuters reports.

New Product

Next-Gen Juke Grows Up, Adds Tech

September 04, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Nissan Motor Co.’s redesigned Juke compact crossover vehicle is larger, better equipped and features less polarizing styling than the first-generation model that launched in 2010.

Americas

VW Confirms Brazilian-Developed Small Crossover

September 03, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Volkswagen AG says it will launch a compact crossover vehicle in South America next year.

Tech

China May Expand Pilot Tests on Methanol Fuel

September 03, 2019 at 4:24 PM

China says it may expand pilot tests of methanol-fueled vehicles, the state-owned Xinhua News Agency reports.

EV-Hybrid

Mild-Hybrid Lambo Speedster Breaks Cover

September 03, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Lamborghini SpA has taken the wraps off its Sian hypercar, which features a 48-volt mild-hybrid architecture and supercapacitor, ahead of the model’s public unveiling at next week’s Frankfurt auto show.

Business

CNH Industrial to Split in Two

September 03, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Industrial vehicle producer CNH Industrial NV plans to split in two next year in a bid to hike value.

EV-Hybrid

Report: Global EV Sales Fell 14% in July

September 03, 2019 at 2:19 PM

Worldwide deliveries of electric passenger vehicles reportedly plunged 14% to 128,000 units in July, marking the first drop in several years.

People

Faraday Taps Former Byton, BMW Exec as CEO

September 03, 2019 at 1:36 PM

Troubled electric car startup Faraday Future Inc. has hired a new CEO, launched a search for a chairman and announced plans for a trust to repay the outstanding debt of founder Jia Yueting.

Business

Japan, France Affirm Support for Renault-Nissan Alliance

September 03, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Senior representatives of the Japanese and French governments have reaffirmed their mutual support for the 20-year-old business alliance between Renault and Nissan.

Tech

Paris Readies “Noise Radar” Tech

September 03, 2019 at 12:06 PM

Paris has begun testing a device that can automatically measure a vehicle’s noise level and issue a ticket if local laws have been violated.