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Hyundai Is Taking to the Sky with Uber

Perhaps traffic congestion will be less of a problem. Of course, then there’s air traffic control. . .

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

IBM, Daimler, Qubits & Better Batteries

Superposition, entanglement and why auto needs tech companies to help drive their capabilities forward
#IBM #Daimler

BYTON Wants to Take a Bite Out of Tesla

Fast moving China-based EV startup is putting the finishing touches on a 300,000-unit factory
#Tesla #Byton

VW’s Mobile Charging Robot Concept

Volkswagen is getting enthusiastic about the electric future
#Volkswagen

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?
#Honda #Toyota #Tesla

Propulsion

Lithium-ion batteries have become the technology of choice for EVs, and falling costs and rising energy levels could keep them on top for nearly two decades.
#Tesla #IBM #Chevrolet

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Testing EV Systems for Leaks

Nobody wants water leaking into electric car battery packs. But keeping them dry can be a challenge, says Thomas Parker, North American automotive sales manager for Inficon Holding AG.

Coordinating SNAP and Multi-Modal Transport

SNAP is an electrified self-driving shuttle concept from Switzerland’s Rinspeed AG that carries detachable pods aboard a “skateboard” platform that contains the powertrain, battery and electronic controls.

Leak-Testing for EV Batteries

Leak-testing expert INFICON Holding AG can help carmakers keep moisture out of electronic devices, including under-floor batteries for electric cars.

Kia's Big Plans for EVs, Advanced Mobility

Targets annual sales of 500,000 with a 6.6% EV market share by 2026
#asia #Kia #Hyundai

Observation on the GM/LG Chem Battery JV

When an OEM and a supplier collaborate for battery production
#Cadillac #Nissan #LG

VW Chief Call for “Radical Overhaul”

Volkswagen's CEO says the company will fade away without "radical" overhaul.
#europe #emissions #Volkswagen

FCA to Partner with Chinese iPhone Supplier on EVs

Proposed deal could help FCA in two big ways  
#asia #Chrysler #Fiat

Volvo Plans EV Battery Plant in U.S.

A new battery factory near Volvo's vehicle assembly plant in South Carolina shows commitment to America's electric-car market.
#facilities #Volvo

Kia's Big Plans for EVs, Advanced Mobility

Targets annual sales of 500,000 with a 6.6% EV market share by 2026
#asia #Kia #Hyundai

Uniti One: Another Scandinavian EV

Uniti has announced that its city car, the Uniti One, is open for deposits. If you live in Sweden or the UK.  
#body #Carbon

Uniti One: Another Scandinavian EV

Remember the Th!nk City car? Probably not.
#Carbon

Research for Better Batteries—Lead-Based Batteries

Don’t let the lithium-ion references fool you. Lead still matters.

Oil for EVs

ExxonMobil is ready for EVs

BP Adds Fast Chargers in UK

While the number of battery electric vehicles is still small in the UK, BP is building out infrastructure