Honda Accelerates EV Plans

October 23, 2019 at 5:52 PM

Honda Motor Co. expects all of its European sales will come from hybrid and pure electric vehicles by 2022, three years earlier than previously planned.

Research for Better Batteries—Lead-Based Batteries

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 23, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Don’t let the lithium-ion references fool you. Lead still matters.

Hyundai Teases Concept Fuel Cell Truck

October 22, 2019 at 1:41 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. will unveil a fuel cell-powered heavy-duty truck and refrigerated trailer at next week’s Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Volvo Adds Free Charging for Plug-In Hybrids

October 22, 2019 at 10:48 AM

Volvo Cars Corp. will rebate customers for charging costs of its plug-in hybrid vehicles during the first year of ownership, starting with 2021 models.

U.K. Ponders Green License Plates for EVs

October 22, 2019 at 12:04 AM

Britain’s Dept. for Transport is mulling the idea of issuing green license plates for electric vehicles to distinguish them from the yellow plates used by piston-powered cars.

Magna Launches Electric Drive Factory in China

October 21, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Magna International Inc. has opened a factory in Shanghai to make integrated electric drive systems for Volkswagen AG vehicles built in China and Europe.

New Soul EV’s U.S. Launch Delayed

October 21, 2019 at 1:36 PM

Supplier shortages have caused Kia Motors Corp. to push back the introduction of the electric variant of the redesigned Soul crossover vehicle from this year until at least 2021. 

Total’s CEO Questions EU Battery Project

October 21, 2019 at 11:38 AM

The head of energy giant Total SA says the company hasn’t decided whether to participate in Europe’s effort to develop its own battery industry for electric cars.

Eaton’s eMobility Unit Targets Fast Growth

October 21, 2019 at 10:33 AM

Eaton Corp.’s year-old eMobility business aims to hike annual sales of electrification products from $350 million in 2019 to $2 billion-$4 billion by 2030, says Scott Adams, who heads the unit’s sales and product strategy.

The 2020 Corvette, Elon’s Brilliance & Other Things Bob Lutz Talks About

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 21, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Observations from an industry icon who not only knows the industry, but is responsible for a good part of it

Report: GM May Revive Hummer Brand for SUVs

October 21, 2019 at 2:26 AM

General Motors Co. reportedly is developing a family of high-end electric SUVs and pickup trucks to produce at its assembly plant in Detroit-Hamtramck.

Volvo to Build Electric XC90 Crossover in U.S.

October 21, 2019 at 12:23 AM

Volvo Car Corp. says it will produce an electric version of its next-generation XC90 flagship crossover vehicle in the U.S. starting three years from now.