Electric Vehicles – Page 12

  • unu.automotiveIT
    Article

    New mobility on two wheels

    2017-05-25T14:52:56Z

    A basic unu motors electric two-wheeler costs 1,700 euros (Photo: unu motors) Unu Motors, a small Berlin-based maker of electric scooters, is almost proud of its role of agile infiltrator in a new-mobility world dominated by huge automotive companies and other big-name players. “In an industry of giants we ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Will fuel cells replace batteries in tomorrow's EVs?

    2017-05-25T14:29:02Z

    (Photo: Toyota, Illustration: Thomas Lutz) The problem with electric vehicles is well-known: They cost too much, don’t have enough range and are impractical because of a dearth of charging stations. Automakers, together with other new-mobility stakeholders, are working on this. But so far, EV sales growth has been slow ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Fields out, Hackett in as Ford CEO

    2017-05-22T14:07:55Z

    Mark Fields has led Ford for almost 3 years (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor announced Monday that its CEO, Mark Fields, is being replaced, following a sharp decline in the carmaker's share price over the past two years. Fields, who took the helm at Ford in January 2014, will ...

  • iaa.automotiveIT
    Article

    Frankfurt Auto Show

    2017-05-03T12:50:55Z

    (Photo: VDA) This year's Frankfurt Auto Show will kick off with two press days September 12 and 13 and will then continue through September 24. The show, officially known as the IAA, takes place every other year. The exhibition, the world's biggest car show, is held at the Frankfurt ...

  • electric.automotiveIT
    Article

    US survey sees lack of EV buying interest

    2017-04-25T08:55:10Z

    Two out of three respondents wouldn't buy an EV, the survey found (Photo: Nissan) A US survey found that a majority of people remains hesitant to buy an electric car, despite the auto industry's commitment to building a growing range of electric vehicles in coming years. The poll, conducted ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "Partnerships with IT players are vital"

    2017-04-24T14:00:00Z

    One side of a digital win Source: Claus Dick ZF CDO Mamatha Chamarthi sees herself as “digital-transformer-in-chief”, working closely with CIO Juergen Sturm At ZF Friedrichshafen, digitization has a huge influence on the business. In an interview, Chief Digital Officer Mamatha Chamarthi describes the ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
    Article

    At ZF, a growing commitment to China

    2017-04-24T12:12:50Z

     ZF's Shanghai engineering center is getting more  laboratories, test benches and offices (Photo: ZF) ZF Friedrichshafen expects to double its workforce at a key engineering center in Songjiang, as the German automotive supplier prepares for continued strong demand from its Chinese customers. The Songjiang facility near Shanghai ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
    Article

    Ford adds 2 new EVs to China lineup

    2017-04-06T11:31:15Z

    Ford is pursuing an ambitious electrification strategy in China (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor is adding two new electrically powered models to its Chinese product lineup, as the US carmaker accelerates plans to bring more EVs to the world’s biggest car market. In 2018, Ford will launch the Mondeo Energi ...

  • VW.automotiveIT
    Article

    At Volkswagen, change still comes slowly

    2017-03-28T09:21:26Z

    The Sedric concept is the first VW vehicle designed for level 5 autonomous driving(Photo: VW) There is some irony here: The Volkswagen Group battled for years under an autocratic leadership to become the world’s biggest automaker and did not shy away from disreputable practices on the way. Its widespread ...

  • byd.automotiveIT
    Article

    McKinsey: China consolidates electric-vehicle lead

    2017-03-28T05:53:00Z

    China consolidated its lead in electric-vehicle technology last year, building 43 pc of all EVs manufactured worldwide. The BYD Qin is China's best-selling EV model (Photo: BYD) According to a report by management consultants McKinsey, China also manufactured 25 pc of the world's fuel cells and 37 pc of ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
    Article

    Opel brand strategist plans with OnStar after PSA takeover

    2017-03-23T15:01:54Z

    Opel's Tobias Gubitz (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- Opel sees General Motors' OnStar connectivity service as a key part of its strategy to offer more mobility products, even after the planned takeover of the German brand by France's PSA Group. "If the deal happens, OnStar will continue to be ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
    Article

    VW CIO touts possibilities of machine learning

    2017-03-23T11:34:53Z

    VW's Hofmann: Embrace machine learning or lose competitiveness (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER --Volkswagen CIO Martin Hofmann believes machine learning is coming into its own as a means to achieve significant digital innovation across all business areas. "Machine learning is no longer science fiction," Hofmann told the automotiveIT Congress. "It's ...

  • intel.automotiveIT
    Article

    Intel to acquire Mobileye

    2017-03-13T16:57:20Z

    In July, 2016, BMW, Intel and Mobileye top executives announced they would cooperate on an autonomous-driving platform (Photo: Intel) Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mobileye, giving the California-based chip maker a stronger position in the automotive technology sector. Intel said it plans to acquire the sensor ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
    Article

    Renault opens Paris innovation lab

    2017-03-13T11:49:22Z

    Renault showed an electric Zoe concept at the Geneva auto show (Photo: Renault) Renault has opened a so-called "Open Innovation Lab" in Paris in a bid to speed up new-mobility research and step up cooperation with French startup companies. The carmaker already runs similar innovation labs in Silicon Valley ...

  • automotiveIT.citycarsummit
    Article

    City Car Summit - Berlin

    2017-03-07T17:11:38Z

    The City Car Summit, a conference that focuses on the new urban mobility landscape, will take place in Berlin March 14 and 15. The event features presentations by executives from automakers, tech companies and urban and other authorities, who will share their views on how new technologies will help reshape ...

  • opel.automotiveIT
    Article

    France's PSA Group to acquire Opel

    2017-03-06T08:47:12Z

    PSA expects a 2 pc operating profit margin at Opel in three years (Photo: Opel) PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors confirmed Monday that the French carmaker will acquire Opel, its British sister company Vauxhall, and half of GM's European finance arm for a combined 2.2 billion euros. The two companies ...

  • honda.automotiveIT
    Article

    Honda, Hitachi to jointly develop electric motors

    2017-02-07T16:04:26Z

    At this year's CES, Honda unveiled a small electric mini vehicle concept (Photo: Honda) Honda Motor and Hitachi Automotive Systems plan to jointly develop electric motors in a joint venture they plan to establish by July of this year. AÂ name for the venture hasn't yet been decided. Hitachi ...

  • tata.automotiveIT
    Article

    Tata Motors joins new-mobility trend

    2017-02-06T11:25:54Z

    Tata Motors expects its new modular platforms to make it easier to introduce new technologies (Photo: Tata Motors) Tata Motors has formed a new unit that will help the Indian automotive group develop new business areas. The division, which is called Tamo, will unveil its first product at the ...

  • tesla.automotiveIT
    Article

    Study: Global EV sales set for massive jump in 2020s

    2017-01-24T15:15:14Z

    Tesla is the biggest foreign seller of EVs in China (Photo: Tesla) Global sales of electric vehicles are set to start growing rapidly in the next decade, according to a new study. The report by Germany's Center of Automotive Management (CAM) said that, so far, car buyers are still ...

  • nextlap.automotiveIT
    Feature

    "IoT is coming to car manufacturing with big steps"

    2017-01-21T13:37:52Z

    Andre Ziemke: "The potential of digitization in manufacturing is gigantic" (Photo: Claus Dick) Andre Ziemke is one of the co-founders of nextLAP, which has built a software platform designed to boost efficiency in car manufacturing. Ziemke spoke by phone recently to automotiveIT. Why did you start nextLAP? nextLAP co-founder ...