• Daimler Launches E-Mobility Ecosystem to Consult with Fleets on Going Electric
    Daimler’s E-Mobility Group has launched a holistic ecosystem in North America, Europe and Japan offering consultation to truck customers for the best possible entry into electric transportation logistics. The ecosystem offers a range of consulting services and the installation of suitable charging infrastructure. It includes individual consulting as well as digital applications designed to make … Read more
  • Schneider Electric opens its First Smart Distribution Center in India
    Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today opened its first Smart Distribution Center in India. The Smart Distribution Center, located in the commercial hub of Mumbai, has been digitally transformed with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture to be more energy efficient and provide real time access to information right … Read more
  • With Blackouts, California’s Electric Car Owners Are Finding New Ways To Charge Up
    Lawrence Levee's evacuation call came at 4 a.m. The Getty fire was just a few miles away. He and all of his Mandeville Canyon neighbors needed to evacuate. He grabbed what he could and threw it into his bright blue electric Chevy Bolt. His car battery was only charged halfway, but that left him with … Read more
  • Week in Brief: NTPC working on electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Electric Vehicle fleet of Zoom Car and more
    Suzuki will be testing EVs on Indian Roads by next year, the launch will be on hold till the infrastructure develops With the industry wide push to move to electric vehicles, Suzuki Motors, two wheeler unit might start testing its electric scooters on Indian roads by next year. However, the company will wait till the … Read more
  • Volkswagen starts pre-production in first plant purely focused on e-mobility in China
    The new plant of the SAIC VOLKSWAGEN joint venture has been completed. It is purely built for the production of all electric vehicles on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB). Celebrating the start of pre-production, a first China-specific all–electric Volkswagen ID. model rolled off the production line. The plant sets the next milestone in Volkswagen’s … Read more
  • New electric family member: ID. SPACE VIZZION will be presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show
    Volkswagen will debut the ID. SPACE VIZZION to the world on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19th 2019—a zero-emissions vehicle for a new era, new thinking and new mobility. The ID. SPACE VIZZION is a wagon of tomorrow that combines the aerodynamic characteristics of a Gran Turismo with the spaciousness … Read more
  • Germany to provide €1bn climate and e-mobility funding to India
    Following a meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany has agreed to provide India with up to €1 billion in funding to assist the country’s greenhouse gas emissions reductions and transition to sustainable e-mobility, a joint statement has announced. During the meeting, key issues including jointly driving digital transformation through innovation and frontier … Read more
  • Kia Motors Enters Top 5 Carmakers Club
    South Korean carmaker Kia Motors, which started its operations in India in August, stormed into the list of top five carmakers in the country in terms of market share in October, leaving behind established players such as Toyota, Kirloskar Motors and Honda Cars India at a time when most carmakers are struggling to tackle the slowdown. With its single … Read more
  • Volkswagen initiates system changeover to e-mobility – Production of the ID.3 starts in Zwickau
    Volkswagen’s electric offensive is picking up speed: Today saw the official start of series production of the ID.31. The first car in the new generation of electric vehicles (EVs) – a white ID.3 – rolled off the assembly line watched by Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Group CEO Dr. Herbert Diess. The Volkswagen Group … Read more
  • Week in Brief: ABB Bought Stakes In Chinese EV Charging Company, EV Charging Stations to Start Across Mumbai Pune Hihway, and more
    ABB Bought the Major Stakes in Chinese Electric Vehicle Charging Company ABB has bought stakes in Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co. Ltd, in majority. It is a Chinese electric vehicle charging company. Chargedot has 185 employees, it makes software platforms and charging stations to allow vehicles to get charged via electricity. ABB has currently … Read more
  • EV Connect Secures $12 Million to Scale Cloud-Based Innovations for Electric Vehicle Charging
     To lead the global electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure into a future that optimizes energy transfer, and opens up new revenue streams and business models around charging EVs, EV Connect today announced that it has closed a $12 million Series B funding round. Lead investors, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Ecosystem Integrity Fund, are joined by other venture investors to support the … Read more
  • ABB to Strengthen E-Mobility Portfolio With Acquisition of Chinese EV Charging Provider Chargedot
    ABB is to acquire a majority stake of 67 percent in Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (“Chargedot”), a leading Chinese e-mobility solution provider. The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming months and ABB has the possibility to increase its stake further in the next three years. Since its establishment in … Read more
  • Ford Introduces North America’s Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Network, Helping Customers Confidently Switch To An All-Electric Lifestyle
    Ford is giving future all-electric vehicle customers the confidence to enjoy a hassle-free electric lifestyle. By providing easy access to more electric vehicle public charging stations in North America than any other automaker, Ford will make it easier for customers to find a place to charge when the company starts delivering new models next year. … Read more
  • Navistar Skips Incentive Chase To Get Electric Trucks To Diesel Price Parity
    Navistar International Corp. is skipping the chase for incentives on demonstration electric trucks to consult with customers on custom-built zero-emission medium-duty models with a total cost of ownership rivaling a diesel truck. "We're in this for the long haul," said Jason Gies, director of Navistar's eMobility business development. "We're not just chasing grant money in … Read more
  • Navistar Creates Electrification Business Unit, Unveils Battery-Electric Prototype
    Navistar announced it is forming a new business unit to support commercial vehicle electrification, solidifying the company’s previously announced plans to enter the emerging electric truck segment. The manufacturer underscored that announcement by unveiling a battery-electric prototype based on its medium-duty International MV Series truck during an Oct. 28 press conference here at the 2019 … Read more
  • Week in Brief: Electric Chetak launched, Chandigarh EVs plans and more
    Rajiv Bajaj launches electric Chetak EV Two wheeler new businesses are back in centre after Bajaj launched their product Chetak in the electric vehicle segment. While Hero MotoCorp, has invested in Bengaluru – based electric bike start up Ather Energy. While Micromax prime supporter Rahul Sharma launched electric motorcycles branded Revolt. As per Rajiv Bajaj, … Read more
  • Toyota To Offer Rides In SAE Level-4 Automated Vehicles On Public Roads In Japan Next Summer
    Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today that its Platform 4 (P4) automated driving test vehicle will be available for public demonstration rides next summer in Tokyo. Offered from July to September 2020, the P4 will demonstrate Toyota's "Chauffeur" SAE Level-4 capabilities in a specific "mobility as a service" (MaaS) driving environment. The P4 experience will take place … Read more
  • BYD India Forays Into Electric Van Segment With The Launch Of T3 MPV And T3 Minivan
    BYD (Build Your Dreams) India, a subsidiary of BYD Group, China, the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) maker, today proudly announced its foray into India's pure electric van segment with the introduction of two new pure EVs – T3 pure electric passenger MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) and T3 pure electric commercial logistics minivan. “In the past … Read more
  • Nissan builds EV test car with twin-motor all-wheel control technology
    Nissan today revealed a high-power, twin-motor all-wheel-control test car equipped with new technologies being developed for the company's next generation of EVs. The vehicle, based on the 100% electric Nissan LEAF e+, features an enhanced all-wheel drive system powered by front and rear high-power motors integrated with Nissan-developed chassis control technology. The result is an … Read more
  • Nissan To Showcase Vision For Mobility At New Venue Opening In 2020
    Nissan plans to open an interactive venue near its global headquarters where people can experience the company's products, technology and vision for the future of mobility. Set to open early next summer in Yokohama, the Nissan Pavilion will be an all-new destination appealing not just to locals but also to visitors to Japan, who are … Read more
  • Nissan’s Formula E Race Car Gets New Kimono-Themed Look
    Nissan's Formula E car will don a new, Japan-inspired look as it returns for another season of the electric street racing series to demonstrate the power and performance of the company's EV technology. Nissan unveiled the new race car livery today in Yokohama, ahead of season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship series. … Read more
  • The future of mobility gets a name: Nissan Ariya Concept
     In naming its all-new, near-production electric crossover concept, Nissan looked to the past to find a word that also represents the company's future direction: Ariya. Created as a vision of Nissan's electrified future, the Ariya name traces back to ancient times– evoking images of respect and admiration. "As the new icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, … Read more
  • BYD Unveils New 12-Meter ‘Bus Of The Future’ At Busworld Europe 2019
    With significant fleet deliveries continuing in 2019 and a rapidly filling order book into 2020, BYD Europe is at Busworld Europe in Brussels this week having consolidated its position this year as the market leading eBus manufacturer in Europe. Heading-up the BYD stand is the company’s latest upgraded 12-metre eBus model – the bus of … Read more
  • BYD Launches First Electric Bus Corridor In Latin America
    China's leading electric vehicle maker BYD launched Latin America's first electric bus corridor on Tuesday in the Chilean capital of Santiago, in partnership with local operators Enel X and Metbus. This move consolidates Chile as the region's leader in electric mobility, with a total fleet of 285 operational pure electric buses from BYD. Chile now … Read more