Shifting focus from DieselGate, Volkswagen quantifies e-car plans, promising 2 to 3 million all-electric cars yearly by 2025. Self-driving technology and ride-hailing services are also part of VW's ten-year plan.
Toyota will offer the plug-in hybrid variant of the Prius with a roof-mounted solar panel in Japan and in Europe. We won't see the panel -- which boosts efficiency by 10 percent -- in the U.S. until later in the production run.
The mobility industry is going electric, but Mercedes-Benz and parent company Daimler are investing in cleaner versions of all power types. Daimler is investing in diesel, gasoline, fuel cell, mild- and high-power hybrid, and electric…
IBM and Local Motors have debuted Olli, a self-driving vehicle powered by Watson. The 12-passenger electric car uses cloud-based cognitive computing to allow natural conversations between man and machine.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to issue its first set of guidelines for self-driving cars in July. The guidelines will not be law but will provide direction for federal and state regulators.
Elon Musk wants to sell Teslas directly to consumers, not through car dealers. Combine those two facts and selling at Nordstrom makes sense. A pilot program in a Los Angeles Nordstrom will be a showroom only, until Tesla procures a dealer…
With no progress in CO2 levels since 1990, Germany is stepping up its game to reduce emissions. All new cars in 2030 must have zero emissions. Interim goals will help, but cleaner cars will play a role in overall cleaner air in Germany.