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The profitability of electric cars has long perplexed automakers, some of whom have yet to make rapid progress or accurate sales forecasts given uncertainties with demand, supply, ability to scale, cross-functional partnerships with fellow automakers and suppliers, among other factors. In a Monday speech at a Rovereto, Italy university event, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV CEO Sergio […]

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LG is providing far more than just batteries for the upcoming Chevy Bolt, with details emerging about LG’s in-depth relationship with General Motors during a media briefing earlier this week. “Chevrolet needs to be disruptive in order to maintain our leadership position in electrification,” said GM Executive Vice President Mark Reuss. “By taking the best […]

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Automakers located in the U.S. will try to have vehicles talk to utility companies during a special field test this week. Eight global automakers are joining forces for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use […]

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Eight major automakers and 15 utilities organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are demonstrating a standards-based, open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The manufacturers involved said the open platform will simplify and streamline vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in […]

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