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French company Bollore Group has won the bid for a car-sharing project in Singapore that will use EVs. It’s the first such project in Asia for the company. The car-sharing fleet will consist of 1,000 vehicles and be active by 2020, according to Singapore officials. SEE ALSO: BlueIndy Car Share Strikes A Deal With Indianapolis […]

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ExxonMobil is lobbying for a carbon tax credit in Washington, which would support its natural gas division and could deflect investigations into its climate change scandal. Calling for the federal government to enact a revenue-neutral tax on carbon would encourage carbon producers like oil companies and power plants to shift to energy sources that emit […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is working on targets to cut pollution on the country’s roads that may set a deadline for automakers to shift a large portion of production plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). PEVs will consist of battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and Merkel’s chancellery is reviewing a draft of her […]

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Hertz has made agreements with the two largest ride-hailing companies, Uber and Lyft, to supply their drivers with vehicles the rental-car company rotates out of its fleet. These partnerships mark a change in Hertz’s strategy. The car rental giant said in January that ridesharing services were crimping its growth. Like the taxi industry, car rental companies […]

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Following yesterday’s disclosure of the first known death in a Tesla Model S while using Autopilot, the driver of the truck which was struck implied the Tesla driver’s attention was diverted. According to the Associated Press, the truck driver Frank Baressi, 62, who is the owner of Okemah Express LLC, said when he reached the […]

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Following an early May death of a Model S driver operating the car in Florida in its semi-autonomous Autopilot function, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening a preliminary evaluation. Today Tesla issued a blog post saying it had delivered information to NHTSA following the car’s careering into a tractor trailer which had […]

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Today, Ford Motor Company issued a recall for more than 900 Ford Focus Electric sedans. The recall stems from a problem with the car’s transmission differential assembly. Ford’s recall notice said that in certain vehicles, it is possible the differential pinion shaft could wear out, resulting in a shaft fracture that would cause the vehicle […]

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Almost three-quarters of U.S. drivers are interested in riding in a self-driving car, and 80 percent say they would pay extra for the new technology, according to a survey report. AlixPartners surveyed 1,517 U.S. drivers to find that when presented with the attributes of self-driving cars, 73 percent said they would want autonomous vehicles to […]

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BMW Group is reportedly ready to announce a development partnership for autonomous vehicle technology with Mobileye and Intel. According to people familiar with the matter today, BMW CEO Harald Krueger is expected to join senior executives from Israeli collision detection software maker Mobileye and U.S. chipmaker Intel for an event Friday announcing details on the […]

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Significant growth is expected in the North American plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market this year and beyond, according to a new study by Navigant Research. In 2016, growth will be driven by sales of the Tesla Model X, the second-generation Volt, and by the introductions of the Chevrolet Bolt, the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid electric […]

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