Porsche Mulls Mix of Hybrids, All-Electric Platforms

April 23, 2019 at 12:28 AM

Porsche AG plans by 2022 to offer its Boxster and Cayman sports cars with hybrid powertrains—and all-electric variants that ride on a different platform, Autocar reports.

Lexus Ponders an EV for China, Europe

April 22, 2019 at 4:56 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s luxury Lexus brand realizes it will need an all-electric model sooner or later, but it hasn’t decided when.

Toyota Plans Fuel Cell R&D Center in China

April 22, 2019 at 2:15 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has partnered with Tsinghua University to open a research and development center in Beijing for fuel cell-related systems and other "green" technologies.

Tesla Probes EV Car Fire in Shanghai

April 22, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Tesla Inc. is investigating a fire in Shanghai in which one of its Model S electric sedans caught fire yesterday while sitting unoccupied in a parking garage

German EV Startup to Use Former Saab Plant

April 19, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Germany’s Sono Motors GmbH has inked a deal with National Electric Vehicle Sweden, owner of the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile AB, to build an electric car at the former Saab plant in Trollhattan, Sweden.

Honda to Prepare Ohio Plant for Electrified Models

April 19, 2019 at 12:25 AM

Honda Motor Co. plans in August to begin retooling one of its assembly lines in Marysville, Ohio, to make electrified vehicles.

Germany Ponders Extending EV Incentives

April 18, 2019 at 4:15 PM

German ministries are reviewing a proposal by the economy ministry to continue subsidies for buyers of electric cars through the end of 2020.

Proterra to Lease Electric Bus Batteries

April 17, 2019 at 10:59 AM

California-based electric busmaker Proterra Inc. is partnering with Japanese investment firm Mitsui & Co. to create a $200 million fund to support a battery leasing program.

Nio Plans Mobile EV Battery Charging Service

April 17, 2019 at 1:11 AM

Shanghai-based electric vehicle startup Nio Inc. is introducing a service for owners of electric cars that will pick up their vehicle, take it away to be charged and return it.

Chinese Startup Partners with Pininfarina on Fuel Cell Concept

April 16, 2019 at 5:50 PM

Wuhan, China-based Grove Hydrogen Automotive Co. teamed up with Pininfarina SpA to present a fuel cell-powered concept car at this week’s Shanghai auto show.

Daimler Invests $100 Million in Calif. Battery Developer

April 16, 2019 at 9:59 AM

Daimler AG reportedly has spent $100 million to acquire a 10% stake in a California-based developer of next-generation battery technologies.

China EV Startup Vows to Stop Poaching from Rivals

April 16, 2019 at 1:31 AM

China’s Xpeng Motors says it will stop hiring staff from competitors after two prospects were accused of stealing secrets from their former U.S. employers.