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China Surpasses 1 Million EV Charging Points

July 17, 2019 at 1:26 AM

China has to date installed more than 1 million charging points for electric vehicles, China Daily reports.

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Lotus Unveils 1,900-hp EV

July 16, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Group Lotus plc’s all-new Evija electric hypercar will generate more than 1,970 hp and 1,250 lb-ft of torque, which the carmaker boasts will make the vehicle the most powerful production model in history.

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Nissan Launches 2nd-Gen Semi-Autonomous Tech

July 16, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is launching an updated version of the company’s ProPilot semi-autonomous highway driving technology on the 2020 Skyline sedan in Japan. 

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NEVS, AutoX Partner on Autonomous EVs

July 16, 2019 at 9:51 AM

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB says it will use autonomous vehicle technology from AutoX for a fleet of electric robo-taxis to be tested in Europe.

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Zoox Robo-Car Gets High-Tech Suspension, Steering

July 15, 2019 at 4:43 PM

The autonomous vehicle being developed by California startup Zoox Inc. will include a fully independent suspension and a steer-by-wire system that enables all-wheel steering.

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U.K. Ponders Law Requiring EV Chargers in New Homes

July 15, 2019 at 4:19 PM

The U.K. is weighing a proposal that would require all new homes to be equipped with at least one charging port for electric vehicles.

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Valeo Touts Lidar Contract Wins

July 15, 2019 at 1:41 PM

Valeo SA says it has received contracts from four unnamed carmakers totaling a combined €500 million ($564 million) for autonomous vehicle lidar sensors.

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White House Freezes Fuel Economy Penalties

July 15, 2019 at 12:04 AM

U.S. regulators have rejected an Obama administration-era proposal to impose dramatically stiffer penalties on carmakers that fail to meet fuel economy standards.

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Tesla Seeks Apple’s Help on Theft of Autonomy Secrets

July 12, 2019 at 5:52 PM

Tesla Inc. has asked Apple Inc. to help it prosecute a former employee suspected of stealing secrets about its autonomous car program before leaving to join Chinese rival Xpeng Motors.

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VW Invests $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Argo AI Unit

July 12, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Volkswagen AG has taken a roughly 37% stake in Ford Motor Co.’s Argo AI unit by agreeing to invest $1 billion in cash and merging its $1.6 billion Autonomous Intelligent Driving company with the Pittsburgh-based startup.

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Bosch Readies “Smart” Battery Tech

July 11, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH says it has developed artificial intelligence software to help electric vehicle batteries last longer.

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Bird Makes Paris Its Top E-Scooter Hub in Europe

July 11, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Bird Rides, Inc., the Los Angeles-based electric-scooter sharing service, says it will make Paris its largest hub in Europe.

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