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US Department of Energy, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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12 universities will participate in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge The US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks have announced the launch of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC), revealing the 12 competing universities and the Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform selected for …

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Alliance Ventures leads strategic investment in WeRide.ai

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WeRide.ai is now the first Chinese Level 4 self-driving technology start-up to receive investment from a global carmaker Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly JingChi.ai), China’s leading autonomous driving company focused on Level 4 (L4) self-driving technology, following …

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Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

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Kia and Hyundai will create a solar roof to help charge EVs Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal …

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BMW Group Plant Dingolfing to supply batteries for all-electric MINI from 2019

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The Dingolfing plant will produce batteries for a number BMW’s EVs from 2020 BMW Group Plant Dingolfing in Germany is gearing up for higher future demand for electric drive trains by investing in extensive remodelling and expansion measures. A mid-double-digit-million-euro amount will be channelled into structural measures and equipment to …

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Georgia Tech designs low temperature methane fuel cell

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Georgia Tech’s methane fuel cell can run around 500 degrees Celsius, around half of conventional methane fuel cells Fuel cells have not been particularly known for their practicality and affordability, but that may have just changed. There’s a new cell that runs on cheap fuel at temperatures comparable to automobile …

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Thomas Built Buses to debut EV technology

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Thomas Built Buses’ Saf-T-Liner eC2 will provide an all-electric range of 150 miles Thomas Built Buses will debut leading technologies and innovations at the NAPT trade show October 30. The Thomas Built booth will feature key technological advancements in electrified vehicle technology and the newest diesel engines to hit the …

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Blink and Hubject form partnership increasing access to EV charging networks

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Customers using Hubject’s platform will be able to utilise Blink’s charging network Blink Charging Co., a leading owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle charging station products and networked EV charging services, and Hubject, a joint venture formed by leading companies in the automotive, energy and technology sectors that includes …

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Hyundai Motor to establish Hydrogen Energy Fund with Chinese R&D institute

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Hyundai and Yield Capital’s Hydrogen Energy fund aims to raise US$100 million Hyundai Motor has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Beijing-Tsinghua Industrial R&D Institute (BTIRDI) to jointly establish a Hydrogen Energy Fund. Under this agreement, the South Korean automaker and its Chinese counterpart expect to strengthen their influence …

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