Automotive Mobility

Startup Launches Electric London Black Cab

October 25, 2019 at 3:55 PM

U.K.-based Dynamo Motor Co. has launched an all-electric version of London’s iconic “black cab.” 

Hyundai Sets Hybrid, Fuel Cell Speed Records

October 25, 2019 at 2:53 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. says it has set land speed records for hybrid-electric and fuel cell-powered cars at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats.

Court Rejects Challenge to Review of U.S. Emission Rules

October 25, 2019 at 1:35 PM

U.S. states have no jurisdiction to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency review of future vehicle emission rules, according to a federal appellate court in Washington, D.C.

Bollinger Electric Trucks to Start at $125,000

October 24, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Prices will start at a hefty $125,000 each for the electric SUV and pickup truck models being readied by Michigan-based startup Bollinger Motors LLC.

Mitsubishi Hybrid Concept Gets Turbine Generator

October 24, 2019 at 9:56 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s plug-in hybrid Mi-Tech concept car teams four electric motors with a small turbine generator, a setup the carmaker aims to use in future compact vehicles.

TRI to Provide Autonomous Rides in Tokyo Next Year

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 24, 2019 at 8:42 AM

The folks at TRI have been hard at work trying to develop autonomous driving technology and comparatively keeping under the radar, metaphorically speaking. But in Tokyo next year they’re going to be showing what the P4 can do.

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.

Lyft Targets Profitability by Q4 2021

October 23, 2019 at 3:18 PM

Ride-hailing giant Lyft Inc., which hasn’t had a profitable quarter since it launched in 2012, aims to get into the black by the end of 2021—a year earlier than industry projections.

5 Teams Plan Robo-Rides at Detroit Auto Show

October 23, 2019 at 2:55 PM

Five developers of autonomous cars will offer free rides in their robotic vehicles during next year’s Detroit auto show in June.

Penske Launches Car-Sharing Program

October 22, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Penske Corp. is launching a dockless car-sharing program in partnership with San Francisco-based startup Ridecell Inc.

Hyundai, Renault and Volvo Invest in Cybersecurity Firm

October 22, 2019 at 2:32 PM

Israel’s Upstream Security, a startup that specializes in cybersecurity systems for connected vehicles, says it has received $30 million in Series B funding.

Zoox Raises $200 Million

October 22, 2019 at 11:53 AM

Autonomous-car startup Zoox Inc. says it has raised another $200 million from unspecified investors as part of third-round funding expected to close within the next few months.