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Fuel Cells

Pierburg Teams with BMW on Fuel Cell Blower

Integrated system aims to boost efficiency and reduce costs

Hybrid

EV Startup Canoo IPO Due This Year

$2.4 billion deal is the latest in reverse merger deals

Hybrid

Isn’t it Ioniq, Don’t You Think?

Hyundai launches EV sub-brand, starting with 2021 “5” crossover

Mobility

Automated Vehicle Systems Perform Poorly in AAA Tests

Reliability needs to be improved to gain public trust

Batteries

Yes, Hybrids Still Matter

Hybrids—mild, full and plug-in—are likely to continue to be important as the automotive industry makes the transition to full electrification. An examination in three parts.

Car/Ride Sharing

Stops and Starts on the Road to Autonomy

COVID-19 is having an impact, but long-term effect is unclear.

Infrastructure

PSA Spins Off Free2Move Mobility Unit

Business is profitable, says CEO Tavares

Hybrid

BMW Goes All In on Sustainability

Comprehensive plan targets 7 million electrified vehicles on the road by 2030

Design

Next-Gen Rolls-Royce Ghost Takes “Post Opulence” Approach

Ultra-luxury marque targets “pure,” minimalist design

AI

JLR Develops Touchless Touchscreen

AI-based system promises to reduce driver distraction and alleviate COVID-19 risks

Marketing

J.D. Power APEAL: What Do Customers Like?

If the Initial Quality Study (IQS) is about issues customers have after three months of ownership, the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study is about what they like. Really like

Batteries

BMW Inks $2.3 Billion Battery Deal with Northvolt

Swedish supplier joins CATL and Samsung SDI as BMW ramps up EV efforts

Business

Honda Expands Partnership with Chinese Battery Giant

The deal is the latest win for CATL, which claims to be the world’s largest battery supplier.

Hybrid

EV Startup Byton Suspends Operations

Waiting out the coronavirus pandemic

Mobility

Auto Brands Slipping in Value, Except Tesla

Toyota continues to lead the way

Quality

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Design

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

Connectivity

iPhones Get Digital Key Functionality

Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year

Infrastructure

BMW, Daimler Shelve Robo-Car Alliance

Deemed too costly for now, plan could be revived later.

Production

14 BMW Workers Quarantined for COVID-19

Cases on the rise in South Carolina

Hybrid

Longer-Range Bimmer PHEVs in the Works

Geofencing and rewards program support new model rollout

Sales

Tesla Passes Toyota in Market Value

Stock soars past $1,000 per share

Hybrid

FCA to Test Hybrid Geofencing in Italy

Drivers get access to restricted areas and special parking but risk fines if they turn off the EV mode

Economics

Renault-Nissan Hopes to Rekindle Partnership with Daimler

Renault hints that new initiatives will be announced in coming weeks