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Ride-Hailing Startup Passes 1 Million Miles with Toyota Fuel Cell Cars

September 23, 2019 at 9:56 AM

GHT Mobility GmbH says its CleverShuttle ride-hailing fleet of Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles has covered more than 2.2 million km (1.4 million miles) in two years.

Hyundai, Aptiv Form Autonomous Vehicle JV

September 23, 2019 at 9:11 AM

Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv plc have announced a 50:50 joint venture set up to design and develop technologies for self-driving cars.

ZF Sells Stake in Haldex

September 23, 2019 at 12:04 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has sold its 20% stake in Swedish brake system supplier Haldex SA.

UPS Using Geo-Fenced Hybrid Trucks in U.K.

September 20, 2019 at 2:43 PM

United Parcel Services Inc. has launched a fleet of extended-range hybrid delivery trucks in the U.K. that automatically switch to all-electric mode when operating in cities and other clean air zones.

INEOS Automotive & the Grenadier

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 20, 2019 at 9:15 AM

A new automotive company will be making a no-nonsense 4x4. And it is not an EV startup.

Report: BMW Could Cut 6,000 Jobs in Germany

September 19, 2019 at 5:10 PM

BMW AG plans to shed as many as 6,000 workers in Germany by 2022, according to Manager Magazin, which cites no sources.

ZF Plans Autonomous-Shuttle Service in 2021

September 19, 2019 at 3:13 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and its 2getthere B.V. subsidiary plan to launch an autonomous shuttle service at the Brussels airport, transporting passengers between the terminal and long-term parking, in 2021.

Amazon Orders 100,000 Rivian Electric Vans

September 19, 2019 at 1:37 PM

Amazon.com Inc., which led a $700 million investment round in Rivian Automotive LLC earlier this year, has agreed to purchase 100,000 electric vans from the Plymouth, Mich.-based startup company.

Honda Introduces the 2020 CR-V Hybrid

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 18, 2019 at 4:15 PM

2020 vehicle is another element in the company’s bona-fide move toward electrification

Uber Prepares to Map Dallas for Self-Driving Cars

September 18, 2019 at 12:11 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. will begin mapping the streets of downtown Dallas in November to expand its database for self-driving vehicles.

U.S. Mulls EV Noise Alert Options

September 17, 2019 at 1:52 PM

The U.S. is considering an automakers petition to allow drivers to choose the warning tone their electric vehicles make.

Fair Inks $500 Million Deal to Finance Ride-Hailing Cars

September 17, 2019 at 11:23 AM

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Fair Inc., a three-year-old startup that specializes in short-term leases and vehicle subscription programs, says it has secured a $500 million revolving-credit deal.