Bird Debuts a More Durable Urban Scooter

May 08, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Scooter-sharing service Bird.co says its new Bird One scooter is a “commercial grade” product with a longer product life and more powerful battery.

Report: VW Partners with China’s NIU on e-Scooters

May 07, 2019 at 1:57 AM

Volkswagen AG is partnering with China-based NIU Technologies to make electric scooters for urban commuting, says Germany’s Die Welt.

BMW Affirms China EV Export Strategy

May 07, 2019 at 12:46 AM

BMW AG confirms it will use factories in China to supply its all-electric iX3 small crossover vehicle to global markets.

Mercedes Begins Production of EQC Electric Crossover

May 06, 2019 at 5:29 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has begun assembling its all-electric EQC small crossover vehicle at its factory in Bremen, Germany. The company says it is taking orders now.

Electrify America Adds App, Revises Membership Plan

May 06, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Electrify America LLC subsidiary is rolling out new initiatives to help owners of pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles locate and use the company’s expanding network of charging stations across the U.S.

Tesla Completes $2.4 Billion Bond and Stock Sale

May 03, 2019 at 3:13 PM

Tesla Inc. has raised at least $2.4 billion through the sale of stock and bonds to shore up its cash supply.

GM Confirms Plans for Electric Pickup Truck

May 01, 2019 at 7:08 AM

General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra says the company will eventually introduce its own all-electric pickup truck, but she provided no details about the program.

EV Startup Faraday Future Gets Bridge Loan

May 01, 2019 at 12:18 AM

Electric car startup Faraday Future Inc. says it has arranged as much as $225 million in bridge financing to enable it to complete development of its first model.

France, Germany Launch Battery Cell Alliance

April 30, 2019 at 12:57 AM

French battery maker Saft Groupe SA and carmaker PSA Group, including its Opel unit in Germany, aim to form a battery cell consortium to operate in both countries.

Daimler Drops ForTwo Minicar in U.S., Canada

April 30, 2019 at 12:04 AM

Daimler AG confirms it will stop selling its slow-selling ForTwo city car in the U.S. and Canada this autumn when the 2019 model year ends.

VW and China Partner Building $751 Million EV Factory

April 25, 2019 at 11:58 AM

The electric car factory in Hefei, China, being launched by Volkswagen AG and joint venture partner Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. will have capacity to make 100,000 EVs per year.

Tesla Posts $702 Million Loss in First Quarter

April 25, 2019 at 12:20 AM

Tesla Inc. trimmed its first-quarter loss 11% to $702 million year on year. Revenue zoomed 33% to $4.5 billion, but quarter-to-quarter sales fell by 30,000 units.