PROPULSION

Batteries

EV Developer Rivian Get $2.5 Billion Boost

Plans on track for production launch in early 2021
#Ford #Amazon #facilities

Interiors & Electronics

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD Touring

The only question about this crossover is: What took so long?
#Honda

Diesel

VW Faces Another Wave of Diesel Lawsuits in Europe

High court ruling makes it easier for Europeans to sue the company
#Volkswagen #europe #tech

Batteries

End of the Line for Chevy Sonic

Exodus paves way for Bolt-based electric crossover

Mobility

Micromobility Meets Motorsports

Electric scooter race series will hit the streets next year
#racing

Interiors & Electronics

Lexus LS Adds Tech, Improves NVH

Midcycle update will arrive in U.S. early next year
#tech #Apple #Lexus

Fuel Cells

Hyundai Debuts Hydrogen-Powered Big Trucks in Europe

Fuel cell trucks feature pay-by-use fee plan for commercial fleets.
#europe #tech

Regulations

VW Emerges from U.S. Oversight in Diesel Scandal

Audit says VW’s flawed certification process has been fixed.
#europe #legal #Volkswagen

Car/Ride Sharing

NEVS Targets Flexible Robo-Taxis

Reconfigurable seating and plug-and-play autonomous software is put to the test in Sweden
#europe #Saab

Hybrid

Tesla Puts Battery Production on “Hold” at German Plant

Phase-one will focus on producing 100,000 EVs per year.
#europe #facilities #Tesla