BATTERIES

New Fiat 500 Takes a Red Dot Award

Third generation of the iconic Italian city car achieves an award for design

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group

How Recycled Materials Create a Highly Efficient EV

Innovative design and engineering create a compact sports car that is built largely with recycled waste materials
#tech #sustainability

Einride Reveals New Pods

Electric, autonomous transport vehicles for freight can be ordered right now

MINI MINI Cooper SE: This Car Will Make You Smile

This is the cutest electric car you will ever see.
#MINI

Polestar 2: The Start of the Company’s EV Era

Yes, there is a Polestar 1. But it is a hybrid, not an electric vehicle (EV). The Polestar 2 is the company’s first EV—the first of what promises to be many
#Volvo #Geely #Apple

November 5, 9am CST

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Each episode will include insights about what’s happening—things that may affect suppliers to the industry. 

Fuel Cells

Trevor Milton of Nikola Talks Industry Disruption

Will Nikola become the Tesla of Class 8 trucking (the Tesla semi notwithstanding)? It sure seems like a good bet. And lots of investors are betting it will
#AutolineAfterHours #Iveco #Nikola

Batteries

All About EV Batteries

A deep dive into battery tech by a man who was instrumental in helping it get on the road
#AutolineAfterHours #Iveco #sustainability

Batteries

A Skeptical View of Tesla

Montana Skeptic appears on this edition of “Autoline After Hours” to throw cold water on Tesla, but unlike the Wicked Witch of the West, it doesn’t melt
#Nikola #Iveco #sustainability

The VW Golf TGI: Internal Combustion—of Natural Gas

Yes, electric vehicles are increasing in number. But there’s something to be said for natural gas.
#Volkswagen #emissions

Tesla to Supply EVs to Europe from China

A quick way to quickly tap Europe's booming EV market
#europe #asia #Tesla

Why EV Charging the Other Way Might Be Profitable

ABB is providing a French company with the ability to put EV electricity back into the grid
#ABB

Next-Gen ZF Tech Steers Further to the Rear

New all-wheel steering system targets electric vehicles
#europe #chassis #ZF

Hummer EV Breaks Cover

A beast in beast clothing with a 350-mile driving range
#tech

Mercedes Targets Profitable Future with EVs

Plans include cutting costs by 20% and achieving a double-digit operating margin.
#sustainability #europe #tech

Audi Gets Smarter with Integrated Controller

Audi’s new Integrated Vehicle Dynamics controller manages powertrain and chassis functions. The IVD is faster, more powerful, and promises to enhance next-generation technologies.
#europe #chassis #Audi

Talking Powertrains with IAV’s Mike Kenhard

The engineering firm does work for the auto industry on everything from embedded software systems to automated technology. But here we’re learning about powertrains—and an unexpected development
#IAV #people #Tesla

Volkswagen’s $17 Billion EV Plan for China Rolls On

Company underscores its determination to lead the electric-car market worldwide
#europe #Volkswagen #asia

Tesla Tweaks Battery Plans in Germany

Company envisions in-house battery production at all its vehicle assembly plants
#Tesla #facilities

Zero Concept: New EV Platform and a New ADAS System

Lynk & Co announced a new electric concept car yesterday that it plans to have in production next year that will use an advanced ADAS system from Mobileye
#LynkCo #Volvo #Geely