Scandinavia charging ahead with EV network, plans Europe's first EV battery plant

March 08, 2017

Finnish semi-state utility provider Fortum has announced it will build the first high-power (150-350kW) charging corridor between the Nordic capitals...

EV suppliers in race to secure cobalt as funds stockpile key rare material

March 01, 2017


Tesla 2016 results: Net loss of $675,000 despite increased revenues

February 24, 2017

Tesla increased revenues from $4 million (€3.8 million) in 2015 to $7 million (€6.6 million) in 2016, with the lion’s share generated by the automotive division and the rest by the energy generation and storage and services divisions. However, the company still suffered a net loss of $675,000 (€638,000)...

Toyota targeting one million plug-in hybrids

February 21, 2017


OEMs must develop a new business model for plug-in cars, study says

February 01, 2017

A study of consumers in countries including Germany and Norway has found that OEMs will need a new business model as they become mobility companies. This will require a focus on a vehicle’s total cost of ownership (TCO) rather than on purchase prices or traditional lease rates...

Nissan selects London for first European on-road autonomous car tests to calm tech fears

January 17, 2017

Nissan is to demonstrate its self-driving cars in London in February ahead of becoming the first mass-market brand to launch semi-autonomous vehicles in Europe. With a new generation of the UK-built Qashqai set to launch later this year, and the second-generation Nissan LEAF announced last week, both with semi-autonomous functions, Nissan hopes to allay fears around the technology...

OEM tie up with power industry puts heat on Tesla

January 13, 2017


Volkswagen faces battery cell supply conundrum

January 04, 2017


Volkswagen Group invests in charging station platform Hubject

December 20, 2016

The Volkswagen Group intends to launch 30 electric vehicles (EV) by 2025. Given Volkswagen’s clear e-mobility ambitions, it stands to reason that it has taken a share in Hubject, which is developing a common platform for charging stations in Europe...

BMW to use IBM’s Watson for its driver-assist technology

December 20, 2016

BMW has announced it is to use IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence system to help power the driver-assistance functions in its cars...

Concerns electric cars could be more polluting than fossil fuels in key markets

December 19, 2016


GM CEO Mary Barra: More change in next five years than last 50

December 15, 2016


Used EV batteries should be recycled, not reused

December 13, 2016

Car batteries should still be recycled rather than reused, according to a new report. This is even the case where  lithium-ion batteries still have some storage capacity after they have deteriorated too much for automotive use...

BMW’s centre of gravity moving towards EVs

December 12, 2016

BMW has announced a major shift away from combustion engines to electric vehicles (EVs) as it moves towards becoming an electric, autonomous and services-led mobility company...

Autonomous car uptake could be quicker in Asia than in Europe and the US

December 09, 2016


Dealers critical to self-driving safety

November 15, 2016


Major strategy reversal as Toyota commits to long-range EVs

November 09, 2016


All Tesla models capable of autonomous driving

October 21, 2016


New network aims to cut EV charging times

October 20, 2016


Autonomous cars fail emergency brake test

October 19, 2016


Funding boost for firms to drive EV demand

October 18, 2016

The UK government is to invest £35 million (€38.5 million) to expand the electric vehicle (EV) charging network and generate more demand from businesses. The fund could more than double the number of public charging points in the UK...


Autonomous cars may need ‘guardian angels’

October 17, 2016


EVs could account for 25% of BMW sales in a decade

October 13, 2016


Deutsche Post set to launch its own electric vehicle

October 11, 2016