Audi has decided to pull the plug on its World Endurance Championship commitment after 18 years, choosing instead to focus on Formula E from 2017 onwards. The change reflects a renewed focus on electric power - both in production and...Show More Summary
Porsche says has no plans to quit WEC (Adds CEO comment, detail and background)
Audi announced this morning that they will end their participation in the series it spent a decade dominating, the World Endurance Championship—including the 24 Hours of Le Mans—to shift their focus to the all-electric Formula E championship instead at the end of 2016. It’s one of the biggest shifts the racing world has seen in some time. Read more...
California-based electric vehicle technology supplier Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors, at the same time previewing an upcoming all-electric sedan that will take on the Tesla Model S. The company first started in 2007, aiming to contribute to the growth of electric vehicles by developing a modular battery system that could be used in numerous vehicle types. […]
We may have just seen a major player in the drive towards autonomous cars apply screeching brakes. Apple has reportedly abandoned its plans to build its own self-driving electric vehicle and is instead going to focus on the underlying autonomous software. Show More Summary
EDF, one of the largest electricity producers in the world, has embarked on a “2030” strategy focused on renewable energy and customer solutions in addition to its large nuclear business. According to CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy, “EDF’s future lies in a generation mix that combines nuclear and renewable energies.”
The company is reportedly focusing instead on developing software for driverless vehicles that could be used by other car companies.
Apple’s oft-rumored (but never confirmed) car project is reportedly being scaled back. The effort, codenamed Project Titan, will now focus on creating an autonomous driving software platform as opposed to a full-blown car, according to Bloomberg. The latest report from Bloomberg basically confirms the news organization’s own suspicions back in July. Show More Summary
Apple has reportedly changed its near-term plans for the Project Titan electric car project, moving away from the development of a vehicle for the time being. After Bob Mansfield took the helm in July, Apple changed its outlook for the team...Show More Summary
Songwriters who first forged their reputations in the 1960s are the focus of this festival.
Henrik Fisker on Tuesday launched a new car brand called Fisker, the name the Danish designer and entrepreneur used for his previous car brand, the failed Fisker Automotive. Whereas Fisker Automotive focused on extended-range electric cars, the new Fisker will focus on pure, battery-powered electrics, making it a direct rival for Tesla...
Nigeria’s finance minister has blamed a Western focus on green energy for prohibiting the country from addressing its energy deficit. Kemi Adeosun, speaking at an International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting in Washington Wednesday, said...Show More Summary
While "electric" is the word over in Paris, things are a bit different in Texas, where automakers have put the focus on "dirt" and "rock" at the State Fair. Ram went so far as to debut an impressive, all-new pickup truck concept. The...Show More Summary
The focus in Paris is on next-gen electric vehicles, small cars, and SUVs -- all alongside cars for the affluent.
This year's Paris Motor Show is all about electric mobility, with a real focus on bringing battery-powered cars to the masses. Along with Volkswagen, Mercedes used the 2016 Mondial l'Automobile to uncover its big production electric vehicle. Show More Summary
Volkswagen says the diesel emissions scandal that has savaged the company over the past year has been a catalyst for greatly-needed internal change, and fast-tracked its drive to be the undisputed world leader in electric cars. In a situation akin to burning away the dead wood, Europe’s biggest auto brand has spent the past year accelerating its […]
GM’s decision to boost the Chevy Bolt’s range enough to get a 238-mile EPA rating may have come as quite a surprise to some of us, but we shouldn’t be holding our breath waiting for other manufacturers to do the same from the looks of it. Show More Summary
Dramatic advances in laser technologies are enabling novel studies to explore laser-matter interactions at ultrahigh intensity. By focusing high-power laser pulses, electric fields (of orders of magnitude greater than found within atoms) are routinely produced and soon may be sufficiently intense to create matter from light.
The company has narrowed its focus on practical EVs, with no immediate plans to build an electric sports car.
As attention shifts from last night’s debate to today’s oral argument on the Clean Power Plan, we thought it worth focusing on the machine at the heart of the President’s plan to cut greenhouse gases from the electric power sector: the electricity grid. You might think that the largest machine in the United States is one […]