Automotive Mobility

China Surges Ahead on EV Charging Points

October 16, 2019 at 11:29 AM

China has installed 466,000 charging points for electric vehicles, nearly eight times as many as the number of units operating in the U.S.

LG Touts 5G Module

October 16, 2019 at 7:02 AM

LG Group’s Innotek unit has developed the first 5G automotive module using Qualcomm Inc.’s Snapdragon 5G chip.

Aptera Claims Its EV Can Run only on Solar Power

October 16, 2019 at 12:28 AM

California-based startup Aptera Motors Inc. claims its latest three-wheeler electric car will be able to generate enough solar power to never need a plug-in charge.

U.K. Vows Plan to Make Transport Carbon-Free

October 16, 2019 at 12:12 AM

Britain’s transport ministry says it will finalize a report early next year that details how the country’s entire transport system can achieve net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

S. Korea to Prep Highways for Robotic Cars

October 16, 2019 at 12:02 AM

The South Korean government says it will upgrade the country’s 3,400 miles of major highways for use by autonomous vehicles by 2024.

Hyundai to Invest $35 Billion on Advanced Mobility

October 15, 2019 at 7:34 AM

Hyundai Motor Group plans to invest 41 trillion won ($34.6 billion) over the next six years to develop next-generation mobility technologies and services.

Uber Fires 350 Workers in “Last Wave” Reduction

October 15, 2019 at 12:08 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. has dropped 350 workers, describing the move as the last in a series of dismissals that now totals about 1,200 people.

EV, Hybrid Sales in China Plummet 32%

October 14, 2019 at 2:26 PM

Retail sales of electrified passenger vehicles in China in the first eight months of 2019 plunged by one-third to 793,000 units.

Audi Suspends Work on Pop.Up Air Taxi

October 14, 2019 at 12:31 PM

Audi AG has suspended work with aerospace giant Airbus on its Pop.Up air taxi project and says it has redirected its urban air mobility plans.

Another Startup to Test Self-Driving Cars in Calif.

October 14, 2019 at 12:02 PM

DeepRoute Ltd., a Fremont, Calif.-based startup, plans to begin testing its autonomous driving vehicle technology on the state’s public roads in coming months.

Waymo, Renault Eye Paris Robo-Taxi Service

October 14, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit and Renault SA may launch an autonomous vehicle service between Charles de Gaulle airport and Paris.

Airbus, Local Motors Partner on Printed Cars, Drones

October 11, 2019 at 4:34 PM

European aerospace Airbus SE and Phoenix-based Local Motors Inc. are launching a joint venture to use 3D printing techniques to make passenger drones and self-driving vehicles.