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.

Tesla Targets Porsche Taycan’s ’Ring Record

September 20, 2019 at 10:08 AM

CEO Elon Musk claims the three-motor version of Tesla Inc.’s latest Model S will outrun a Porsche Taycan on Germany’s Nurburgring track.

FCA to Test Vehicle-to-Grid Tech in Italy

September 20, 2019 at 1:13 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to test electric vehicle-to-grid connectivity in Italy next year with a fleet of at least 500 electric cars.

Daimler to Focus on Electric Powertrains

September 19, 2019 at 7:47 PM

Daimler AG will concentrate future powertrain efforts on all-electric systems, development chief Markus Schaefer tells Auto Motor und Sport.

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.

Hybrid Honda CR-V Coming to U.S.

September 19, 2019 at 8:47 AM

Honda Motor Co. will launch U.S. production and sales of the hybrid-electric variant of its CR-V compact crossover early next year.

Mitsubishi Teases Compact Plug-In Hybrid

September 18, 2019 at 1:01 PM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will unveil a new compact plug-in hybrid concept at next month’s Tokyo auto show.  

CATL to Supply EV Batteries to Daimler Trucks

September 18, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Daimler AG’s Trucks & Buses unit will source lithium-ion battery modules from China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) for a variety of electric trucks, starting in 2021.

Chevy Axes Malibu Hybrid

September 17, 2019 at 11:57 AM

General Motors Co. reportedly is pulling the plug on the hybrid-electric variant of its Chevrolet Malibu sedan for the 2020 model year.

Report: Ford, VW to Expand Joint EV-Program

September 17, 2019 at 9:21 AM

Ford Motor Co. appears likely to decide soon on details of a plan to expand its use of Volkswagen AG’s electric-vehicle platform.

Mazda EV Will Get Get Tokyo Reveal

September 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. will take the wraps off its first electric vehicle at next month’s Tokyo auto show.

Nissan Readies Electric Crossover

September 16, 2019 at 9:25 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is developing an all-electric small crossover vehicle to be launched in mid-2021.