/ Aug 29, 2017

Renault-Nissan to make electric cars in China with Dongfeng

The Renault-Nissan alliance has increased its bets on China's electric-vehicle market, the world's biggest, by forming a new venture to produce battery-powered automobiles that meet the country's tighter emissions rule. Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. will each hold 25 percent of eGT New Energy ...

Toyota hopes to showcase eco-friendly tech at 2020 Games

/ Jul 27, 2017

Toyota hopes to showcase eco-friendly tech at 2020 Games

Toyota Motor Corp. is considering developing an electric vehicle for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in a bid to showcase its eco-friendly technology, sources close to the move said. Toyota, one of the top-tier sponsors of the games, plans to introduce the EVs ...

Honda, Hitachi to partner on electric vehicles

/ Feb 7, 2017

Honda, Hitachi to partner on electric vehicles

Automaker Honda Motor Co. has signed a deal with Hitachi Automotive Systems to jointly develop, make and sell motors for electric vehicles, as the industry adapts to concerns over global warming and the environment. The companies announced the agreement Tuesday. Honda, which also makes its own ...

Nov 17, 2016

Mazda eyes launch of electric vehicle in U.S. market in 2019

Mazda Motor Corp. plans to launch an electric vehicle in the United States in 2019 as part of its efforts to meet stricter emission standards there, President Masamichi Kogai said. Kogai also revealed in a recent interview that his Hiroshima-based company is considering jointly developing ...

Jul 22, 2016

Newly developed wheel converts any bicycle into an electric vehicle

Right off the bat, Michael Burtov said he and his team at technology startup GeoOrbital did not re-invent the wheel. But, in a sense, they did. After two years and five prototypes, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup has developed a new type of electric bicycle wheel that ...

Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

/ May 26, 2016

Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

Apple Inc. is investigating how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies and hiring engineers with expertise in the area, according to people familiar with the matter and a review of LinkedIn profiles. For more than a year, Silicon Valley has been buzzing ...

First EV without a battery unveiled in Aichi

Mar 18, 2016

First EV without a battery unveiled in Aichi

Toyohashi University of Technology and Taisei Corp. unveiled Friday what they say is the world's first electric vehicle that runs without a battery, using special tires that draw power from an electrified road surface. In a driving test at the school in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, ...