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  • In Pics | Best Electric Concepts from 2021 IAA Mobility Show Sep 14, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    In Pics | Best Electric Concepts from 2021 IAA Mobility Show

    The first big-ticket motor show since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, the IAA Mobility Show in Munich provided us a glimpse into an exciting electric future.

  • Daimler: $4.3 billion quarterly profit on the back of Mercedes sales, despite chip shortage Jul 21, 2021 12:49 PM IST

    Daimler: $4.3 billion quarterly profit on the back of Mercedes sales, despite chip shortage

    Profit margins were in the double digits for the third quarter in a row at 12.8%, thanks to rising sales numbers and vehicles carrying higher profits dominating the sales mix, the Stuttgart-based company said Wednesday.

  • Germany to have 1 million electric cars on the road in July Jul 02, 2021 07:21 AM IST

    Germany to have 1 million electric cars on the road in July

    "We will reach our target of 1 million electric cars by 2020, which everyone thought was unattainable, this July, just six months late," the minister was quoted as saying.

  • Volkswagen delivers electric cars to help Greek island go green Jun 02, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    Volkswagen delivers electric cars to help Greek island go green

    The cars will be used by the police, coastguard and at the local airport, the beginnings of a larger fleet aimed at replacing about 1,500 combustion-engine cars with electric models and reducing vehicles on the island, a popular tourist destination, by a third.

  • Tesla drops radar, is autopilot system safe? Jun 02, 2021 07:38 PM IST

    Tesla drops radar, is autopilot system safe?

    Tesla aims to make the driver-assist system fully self-driving, and many in that young industry are skeptical that a vision-only system will work, saying such systems face challenges in darkness, sunny glare and poor weather conditions.

  • Joe Biden’s Push for Electric Cars: $174 Billion, 10 Years and a Bit of Luck Apr 01, 2021 05:29 PM IST

    Joe Biden’s Push for Electric Cars: $174 Billion, 10 Years and a Bit of Luck

    The $2 trillion infrastructure plan that he unveiled Wednesday is aimed at tackling climate change in part by spending up to $174 billion to encourage Americans to switch to cars and trucks that run on electricity, not gasoline or diesel. That is a large investment, but it might not be enough to push most Americans toward EVs.

  • EU's push for ethically sourced batteries will make electric vehicles more expensive Mar 13, 2021 03:58 PM IST

    EU's push for ethically sourced batteries will make electric vehicles more expensive

    EU has been calling for responsibly-sourced cobalt, which will make the key battery metal expensive as the supply will be squeezed.

  • Singapore all set to switch to electric cars, taxis from 2025 Mar 04, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Singapore all set to switch to electric cars, taxis from 2025

    To encourage citizens to adopt green energy, the Land Transport Authority stated that Singapore is planning to install 60,000 EV charging stations by 2030. The government is planning to set two-thirds of these charging stations in public car parks and the remainder on private premises.

  • What to expect from the first-ever all-virtual CES 2021 Jan 05, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    What to expect from the first-ever all-virtual CES 2021

    The 2021 edition of CES, one of the biggest and most influential global tech events worldwide, will have over 1,000 companies showcasing their new and upcoming products and technologies.

  • LG and Magna announce billion dollar joint venture in electric car gear Dec 23, 2020 11:10 AM IST

    LG and Magna announce billion dollar joint venture in electric car gear

    The joint venture, tentatively called LG Magna e-Powertrain and valued at $1 billion, will manufacture e-motors, inverters and onboard chargers, according to LG Electronics.

  • An electric car with Swedish roots, and a rebellious streak Oct 23, 2020 08:13 PM IST

    An electric car with Swedish roots, and a rebellious streak

    On the other hand, what may be a deal-clincher for some is the vehicle’s understated yet attractive design

  • Tesla rebuffs US safety recall petition, says no unintended acceleration in vehicles Jan 21, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    Tesla rebuffs US safety recall petition, says no unintended acceleration in vehicles

    On Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it would review the petition and released a redacted version that said "Tesla vehicles experience unintended acceleration at rates far exceeding other cars on the roads."

  • Hyundai and KIA bet on London startup for electric cars Jan 16, 2020 11:39 AM IST

    Hyundai and KIA bet on London startup for electric cars

    The 100-million-euro ($110 million) bet on the five-year-old technology firm comes as some manufacturers abandon Britain because of uncertainties about how it will trade with EU nations once it leaves the bloc this month.

  • More than 400,000 German jobs at risk in switch to electric cars: Report Jan 13, 2020 01:57 PM IST

    More than 400,000 German jobs at risk in switch to electric cars: Report

    In engines and transmissions' production alone, around 88,000 jobs will be at risk, the newspaper said, citing a report by the National Platform for the Future of Mobility (NPM), an advisory council for the government.

  • Volkswagen ramps up China electric car factories, taking aim at Tesla Oct 29, 2019 08:03 AM IST

    Volkswagen ramps up China electric car factories, taking aim at Tesla

    Volkswagen is readying two Chinese factories to build electric cars next year. The Chinese plants will have a production capacity of 600,000 vehicles, according to Volkswagen's plans, which have not been previously reported - revealing VW's ability to industrialise production faster than other pioneers in the electric vehicle market.

  • Shared Mobility | CCI questions Hyundai-Kia’s proposed $300-million investment in Ola. What next? Oct 07, 2019 03:32 PM IST

    Shared Mobility | CCI questions Hyundai-Kia’s proposed $300-million investment in Ola. What next?

    If CCI blocks Hyundai-Kia’s investment in Ola, M&M’s acquisition of 55 percent stake in Meru may hit the walls of the antitrust watchdog.

  • China's Hainan province to end fossil fuel car sales in 2030 Mar 06, 2019 01:08 PM IST

    China's Hainan province to end fossil fuel car sales in 2030

    Known as China's Hawaii thanks to its resorts and tropical beaches, Hainan is set to become the country's largest free trade zone.

  • Uber to charge 'clear air' fee to Londoners in effort to ditch fuel-run cars Jan 15, 2019 03:54 PM IST

    Uber to charge 'clear air' fee to Londoners in effort to ditch fuel-run cars

    Uber expects that an estimated 20,000 drivers will upgrade to electric cars by the 2021 and estimates about raising £200 million ($257 million) in helping drivers purchase battery-operated vehicles.

  • Centre to soon subsidise hybrid cars: Report Nov 27, 2018 04:23 PM IST

    Centre to soon subsidise hybrid cars: Report

    DHI had earlier received nod from the finance ministry for Rs 5,500 crore fund to subsidise manufacturing for electric cars

  • India lacks ecosystem for electric cars: Volkswagen official Oct 08, 2018 04:56 PM IST

    India lacks ecosystem for electric cars: Volkswagen official

    "India needs to have a political framework and a clear vision for electric cars. The vision is loose. For (promotion of electric cars), there has to be a lot of subsidies," director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars (India), Steffen Knapp, said here.

  • Centre to develop extensive charging station network across highways and select cities Sep 06, 2018 06:05 PM IST

    Centre to develop extensive charging station network across highways and select cities

    The amount of subsidy provided under FAME scheme will decide the number of highways and cities that will be eventually selected, Ajay Bhalla, power secretary told Moneycontrol

  • Volkswagen says may have to recall 124,000 electric cars Aug 01, 2018 09:05 AM IST

    Volkswagen says may have to recall 124,000 electric cars

    "Clarification is under way for a recall order by Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority," said a spokesman for the group, confirming a report in weekly Wirtschaftswoche.

  • Volkswagen to launch an all-electric car sharing service in 2019 Jul 05, 2018 05:29 PM IST

    Volkswagen to launch an all-electric car sharing service in 2019

    VW will initially launch its car-sharing service in Germany next year and then expand entire fleet of electric vehicles to major global cities in Europe, North America and Asia beginning in 2020.

  • Porsche drives into electric car technology with a 10% stake in Rimac Automobili Jun 21, 2018 03:43 PM IST

    Porsche drives into electric car technology with a 10% stake in Rimac Automobili

    Porsche officials believe that Rimac has displayed its impressive credentials in the field of electric mobility by developing purely electric super-sports cars like Concept One and C Two along with the core vehicle systems.

  • Britain's supply of electric cars at risk from Brexit: Think-tank May 28, 2018 01:24 PM IST

    Britain's supply of electric cars at risk from Brexit: Think-tank

    Britain was the third largest market for zero emission vehicles in the EU last year and the largest for plug-in hybrids, the group said in the report obtained by AFP.

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