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ZF Acquires Netherlands Mobility Provider

March 19, 2019 at 11:48 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has acquired a 60% share of 2getthere B.V., which operates driverless electric shuttles and other mobility-as-a-service systems.

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Study Finds Mixed Results for Ride-Hailing Impact

March 19, 2019 at 6:43 AM

The use of ride-hailing services lowers urban parking demand but hikes traffic congestion and discourages other modes of transportation, say University of Colorado researchers.

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Lyft Kicks off IPO Roadshow

March 19, 2019 at 2:34 AM

Lyft Inc. hopes to raise $2.1 billion in an initial public offering of shares that will be priced between $62 and $68.

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India Will Hike Tariffs to Boost Local EV Production

March 19, 2019 at 1:45 AM

India plans to raise taxes on imported electric vehicle components and batteries to encourage local EV production.

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U.S. Ponders Robocars Sans Human Control Features

March 15, 2019 at 3:58 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has begun a review process that could lead to automated cars no longer equipped with such devices as steering wheels, rearview mirrors and brake pedals.

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Tesla Unveils Model Y Crossover

March 15, 2019 at 2:28 AM

Tesla Inc. took the wraps off its latest electric vehicle, the Model Y compact crossover, last week in Los Angeles.

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Kia Joins Audi on Amazon’s Home Charger Shopping List

March 14, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Owners of Kia Motors Corp.’s plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles now can buy a 240-volt home charging system for the cars on Amazon.com.

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AAA: No Thaw Yet in Consumer Fears about Robotic Cars

March 14, 2019 at 3:09 PM

Seven in 10 Americans polled by insurance giant AAA are just as skeptical of fully autonomous vehicles as they were a year ago.

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Boring Wins Initial Approval for Las Vegas Tunnel

March 13, 2019 at 4:52 PM

The Las Vegas Convention Center and Visitors Authority (LVCCVA) has agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations with Elon Musk’s Boring Co. for a high-speed underground transportation system.

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Nissan: Electrified Vehicles to Account for 25% of Sales in Asia by 2022

March 13, 2019 at 2:42 PM

Nissan Motor Co., which is expanding the availability of electrified models throughout Asia-Oceania, expects that such vehicles will account for one-fourth of its sales in the region by 2022.

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Toyota Shoots for the Moon with Fuel Cell Lunar Rover

March 12, 2019 at 12:35 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with Japan's space agency to develop a manned lunar rover that will be powered by a fuel cell-electric system.

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VW Expands EV Plans, Again

March 12, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Volkswagen AG now plans to launch 70 new electric vehicles across its various brands within the next 10 years—40% more than the company previously announced.

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