Brazilian Lithium Supplier in Talks with EV Makers

September 13, 2019 at 4:43 PM

Brazilian startup company Sigma Lithium Resources Group  says it is in talks with BMW, Tesla and Volkswagen about supplying lithium for electric vehicle batteries.

Toyota Tests Improved Solar Panels to Charge EVs

September 13, 2019 at 10:48 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has begun testing a Prius Prime plug-in hybrid sedan fitted with next-generation solar panels on the hood, roof, rear window and spoiler.

Volvo Adds Plug-In Hybrid XC40 Crossover

September 12, 2019 at 2:10 PM

Volvo Car Corp. says the launch of a plug-in hybrid version of its new XC40 compact crossover vehicle makes the company the world’s first to offer such variants for all models. 

BMW Previews X5-Based Fuel Cell Model

September 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM

BMW AG’s iHydrogen Next concept unveiled at this week’s Frankfurt auto show previews the X5-based fuel cell vehicle the carmaker plans to launch in limited volumes in 2022.

VW’s First EV for the U.S. to Be Called “ID4”

September 11, 2019 at 12:02 AM

Volkswagen AG plans to introduce at least three electric car models in the U.S., starting with a small crossover that will be called the ID4, a source tells Automotive News.

Ford Ramps Up Electrified Offensive in Europe

September 10, 2019 at 5:07 PM

Ford Motor Co. expects electrified vehicles will account for 54% of its sales in Europe by the end of 2022.

Pininfarina, Benteler, Bosch Team on EV Platform

September 10, 2019 at 12:11 AM

Automobili Pininfarina has partnered with Germany’s Bosch Engineering and Benteler International to develop a chassis for high-performance electric vehicles.

VW Unveils ID.3 EV

September 09, 2019 at 4:52 PM

Volkswagen AG took the wraps off the all-electric ID.3 electric earlier today ahead of this week’s Frankfurt auto show.

Hyundai/Kia Join European EV Charging Network

September 09, 2019 at 3:35 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate have joined Ionity GmbH, a consortium that is building an ultra-high-speed charging network in Europe for electric vehicles.

Sales of Electrified Cars to Quadruple in Europe

September 09, 2019 at 12:33 AM

Deliveries of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles across Europe will jump fourfold to 1 million units in 2020, predicts Europe’s Transport & Environment group.

Williams Engineering Touts Dual-Chemistry Battery

September 06, 2019 at 5:01 PM

U.K.-based Williams Advanced Engineering Ltd. is developing a next-generation battery that uses two types of lithium-ion cells to improve performance.

VW Amps Up Electric City Car

September 05, 2019 at 5:21 PM

The electric variant of Volkswagen AG’s tiny Up! city car is getting a larger battery that the company says will increase real-world driving range from 118 miles to 161 miles.