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Volvo to Test Autonomous Bus in Singapore

March 05, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Truckmaker AB Volvo plans to begin testing an autonomous electric bus this spring on the campus of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

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Toyota Affiliate Partners with European e-Bike Startup

March 05, 2019 at 8:29 AM

Toyota Tsusho Corp., a Toyota Motor Corp. affiliate, has signed a development agreement with French startup eBikeLabs SAS and insurance giant Allianz France.

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German Startup to License VW’s EV Platform

March 04, 2019 at 4:05 PM

Volkswagen AG has agreed to license its MEB (modular electric toolkit) electrified vehicle platform to e.GO Mobile AG.

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Piech Touts Fast-Charging Battery for New EV

March 04, 2019 at 1:04 PM

Piech Holding AG says the battery in its upcoming Mark Zero electric car can be recharged to 80% capacity in less than five minutes.

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Longer-Range Nissan Leaf Starts at $37,000

March 04, 2019 at 10:16 AM

Nissan Motor Co. says its longer-range Leaf e+ electric sedan will have a starting price of $37,450 when it arrives at U.S. dealerships this month.

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German Auto Industry to Spend €40 Billion on EVs

March 04, 2019 at 2:49 AM

Germany’s auto industry will invest a combined €40 billion ($45 billion) over the next three years in vehicle electrification, according to trade group VDA.

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BMW, Volvo Invest in Ride-Sharing Startup

March 01, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Zum, a Silicon Valley-based startup ride-sharing service for children, says it has raised $40 million from investors that include BMW and Volvo Cars.

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Lyft Reports $911 Million Loss in 2018

March 01, 2019 at 1:29 PM

Lyft Inc. reports a $911 million annual loss in its first public financial report since the ride-hailing service launched in 2012.

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Toyota Partners with New York Startup on HD Maps

March 01, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with Carmera Inc., a New York City-based startup, to develop high-definition maps for urban roads.

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Tesla Finally Debuts $35,000 Version of Model 3

March 01, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Tesla Inc. has finally made good on its promise nearly four years ago to offer its Model 3 electric sedan at a base price of $35,000.

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Apple to Trim Staff for Titan Autonomous Car Project

February 28, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Apple Inc. says in a regulatory filing that it plans to lay off 190 employees of its secretive Titan self-driving car development project.

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Conti, Hewlett-Packard Partner on Blockchain Tech

February 28, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Continental AG and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) have developed a blockchain-based data-sharing platform they aim to launch later this year.

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