September 30th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman
As self-driving cars move closer and closer to reality, one particular market stands to benefit — autonomous taxis (aka robotaxis). Tasha Keeny from Ark Invest recently evaluated the players who'd likely benefit from this massive market opportunity. Keeney writes, "Autonomous vehicles will transform personal mobility ... reap[ing] the benefits of a new market which promises to ramp from essentially $0 now to $10 trillion in global gross annual revenues by 2030."
August 5th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon
Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, our July 2019 edition
July 30th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Chinese automotive manufacturer BAIC announced that its EV subsidiary, BJEV, is working on six new fully electric models based on three new BEV platforms by 2021. The new vehicles are expected to be primarily sedans, SUVs, and vans, but the firm is playing this one very close to the chest, with little additional detail beyond that
January 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Waymo and Magna have announced they will open a factory to manufacture self-driving cars somewhere in southeastern Michigan and expect the first cars to come off the assembly line this year.
October 3rd, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Michigan-based low-speed autonomous shuttle service operator May Mobility continues its rapid expansion with the addition of 2 new routes in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The news was broken in conjunction with the unveiling of the Grand Rapids Autonomous Mobility Initiative (GRAMI), which provides a formal structure and team to integrate autonomous vehicles into the fabric of the city
July 7th, 2018 | by Tim Dixon
The second half of Q2 2018 has been notable and the flood of news from around the world continues. In China, the flood of developments is so massive that we can only show you a keyhole insight into what is happening
June 8th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
BMW is a top electric vehicle producer. Indeed, it isn't yet shipping 1 million EVs a year and it only has the i3 in its fully electric stable, but it already has plug-in versions of four of its popular models, to supplement the "born electric" i3 and i8. Overall, BMW's plug-in vehicle sales have been growing significantly and they now represent 5% of BMW's sales globally (7% in the US and 9% in the UK). BMW's plug-in vehicle sales have increased 73% in the US, 25% in the UK, and 646% in China this year
March 16th, 2018 | by James Ayre
In another sign of the way that the auto industry is now shifting away from auto manufacturer dominance and towards parts suppliers, battery suppliers, and on-demand taxi service operators, the auto parts supplier Magna has now reportedly invested $200 million into Lyft.
September 8th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Magna has created a complete electric powertrain with three motors and installed it in a Tesla Model S to showcase its system for interested car makers. It's available now. All the manufacturer has to do is write a check.
August 14th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The heads of major parts suppliers to the auto industry remain skeptical about electric cars. They think conventional cars will be with us for a long time yet.
August 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre
While the outward consensus of the auto industry now seems to be that a wide rollout of self-driving vehicles and electric cars is inevitable, even if projected timelines vary somewhat, there are still some people out there who remain skeptical
May 9th, 2017 | by Kyle Field
Croatian electric supercar manufacturer Rimac has built a name for itself as a designer and builder of insane 1000+ horsepower electric hypercars, but it has been hard at work behind the scenes on a different strategy altogether — to become the world's leading OEM supplier for all things electric
May 20th, 2016 | by James Ayre
An important new industry guideline for wireless power transfer technology and infrastructure — “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for [&hellip
April 22nd, 2016 | by James Ayre
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December 20th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan
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