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South Korea is expanding its diesel emissions investigation far beyond Volkswagen, according to a government agency. The nation’s environment ministry started a probe last week of 23 foreign automakers with 110 diesel models sold in that market, said Hong Dong Kon, a director at the ministry. The investigation findings will be released in two-to-three months, […]

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China’s largest air-conditioning manufacturer Gree will be investing $2 billion in shares to buy a Chinese company that builds electric buses, lithium batteries, and drivetrain components. Gree Electric Appliances will be selling new shares to fund the purchase of Zhuhai Yinlong New Energy Co., Bloomberg reported. Yinlong has been manufacturing batteries for plug-in electrified vehicles […]

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EVEN Electric is aiming to become the worldwide online source for sales of electric cars and hybrids through its new web-based sales platform. The Toronto-based Canadian auto retailer has launched its platform and online showroom designed to move new and used green car sales transactions away from traditional dealer lots. The retailer plans to sell […]

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Volvo has announced a new partnership with Uber that will see the ride sharing service put a fleet of 100 self-driving XC90 SUVs on U.S. roads in the next four months. Volvo will produce a new “base” vehicle for Uber that will be able to use the latest in autonomous driving technology, up to and […]

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Ford has plans to produce a “family” of Model E vehicles with various levels of electrification according to a future-product guide published by industry trade journal Automotive News. The strategy is similar to that of the Hyundai Ioniq: Use the same vehicle platform for a pure electric, plug-in hybrid and gasoline-electric hybrid models. The Model […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have just released new rules covering greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency for heavy-duty vehicles. The regulations aimed at slimming down the emissions while raising mpg into the next decade apply to a broad range of vehicles from pickup trucks, to […]

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While Norway wants to see only zero emission vehicles sold starting in 2025, the government denied a report that it will ban all fossil fuel powered cars by that year. German news agency DPA reported that the country’s National Transport Plan included a ban on the sale of all gasoline and diesel engine cars beginning […]

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A new VW Group electric car expected to surpass the 200-mile benchmark will be rolled out in 2019, according to VW brand chief Herbert Diess. More specifically, Diess told German publication Wirtschafts Woche that the all-electric car will travel between 400 to 600 kilometers (about 250 to 373 miles) on a single charge. What’s not […]

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If a Hyperloop feasibility study in the Port Jebel Ali seaport in Dubai pans out, potential velocities of up to hundreds of mph could give a new significance to the term “rapid transport.” This monied district is where the company now called Hyperloop One is thinking about moving goods with the Hyperloop concept famously publicized […]

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Electric cars currently on U.S. roads could handle 87 percent of daily driving needs for the American public, a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology study said. MIT analyzed the energy used for personal trips, including differences by the type of cities drivers live in. Data was taken from travel surveys and GPS data to estimate […]

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