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One person managed to capture video using a drone showing how many cars Volkswagen has bought back. It was reported last week that the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan had become a storing site for cheating diesels that Volkswagen has purchased from owners, and now we have a sense of just how many vehicles are sitting […]

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Skoda Auto will be revealing its first electric and autonomous vehicle late next month at the Shanghai Motor Show. The Czech Republic-based Volkswagen subsidiary announced it will be showing the Vision E concept all-electric SUV, and that it embodies the brand’s interpretation of electric vehicles. The company claims the Vision E SUV coupe will be […]

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Daimler is speeding up its EQ all-electric vehicle lineup launch by three years to deal with regulatory pressure and to take a leading role in the shift toward electrification. The German automaker is sticking with its goal of launching 10 EVs, but they’ll all be unveiled by 2022 instead of the previous target of 2025. […]

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City mayors from around the world are starting a car scoring system aimed at cutting air pollution on city streets. The mayors of Paris and London who head the C40 Cities organization are working out a system to score new cars based on their real-world emissions and impact on air quality. Paris mayor and C40 […]

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A leading charging station supplier has partnered with a smart-grid charging platform firm to provide both increased charging capabilities to electric vehicle drivers and electric demand load management for utilities. AeroVironment is collaborating with eMotorWerks’ and its JuiceNet smart-grid charging platform to offer customers, including utility companies, a set of services tapping into what EV […]

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Faraday Future has scrapped a plan to buy California land for an assembly plant, and is downsizing its Nevada factory. The troubled Chinese electric carmaker is ending land purchase negotiations with Vallejo, a California city in the bay area. The Gardena, Calif.-based company was going to supplement its main production plant in North Las Vegas, […]

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Tesla has gained significant financial backing by way of a 5-percent investment by Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings. The company’s $1.78 billion stake in the electric automaker, or about 8.2 million shares makes it Tesla’s fifth-largest shareholder. The first four largest shareholders consist of CEO Elon Musk and investment companies Fidelity, Baillie Gifford, and T. […]

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As the taxi industry continues being decimated by Uber and Lyft ride-hailing and ridesharing services, these and other mobility companies will begin seeing a wave of competition coming from automakers jumping into the race. Taxi and black-car operators have been sideswiped by Uber and Lyft in recent years as riders get to pay about half […]

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California has approved emissions standards that the White House still wants to review. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) finalized 2022-2025 emissions rules for the state and also set a mandate for zero-emission sales over the same time period. CARB has also ordered its workers to start on determining targets for beyond 2025. The U.S. […]

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Tesla launched a new corporate sales website page, geared toward providing the “Perfect Company Car.” Like other Tesla website pages, users can review a series of benefits gained by going with a Tesla vehicle. Saving on fuel costs, and having plenty of space for passengers and storage are among them. Tesla Model S owners are […]

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