Students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University have developed the world's fastest electric car, much faster than any production electric or gas engine car. The Grimsel ran a time of 1.5 seconds from 0-to-62 in just 100 feet.
Focus on short-term returns from Tesla's planned acquisition of SolarCity misses the point of CEO Elon Musk's long-term holding-company plan. Look for Tesla Motors, Tesla Energy, SpaceX, and SolarCity to share a common parent.
A team of ex-Apple employees have developed Pearl RearView, an intelligent backup camera that uses a smartphone and your vehicle's onboard diagnostics port (OBD) to keep both you and those around you safe from unintended impacts.
VW Group CEO Müller presented the company's plan for the next decade at the annual meeting. Vehicle electrification, autonomous cars, mobility services, cleaner gas engines, and the diesel recall program were all on the agenda.
Nissan's next-generation Leaf could offer 340 miles of range in its most powerful configuration. The extra range will help make the Leaf more popular in Europe, but Nissan also credits Tesla for making EVs trendy and desirable.
Dodge has started working on a replacement for the Journey, one of the oldest members of its lineup. The crossover will allegedly switch to rear-wheel drive by adopting a platform borrowed from Alfa Romeo.
Uber may need to adjust its business in Pakistan, where most people don't use smartphones and don't ride in cars. Startup Rixi employs SMS text messaging and three-wheeled motorized rickshaws, the common forms of communication and…