The 2019 Audi e-tron SUV, the first fully electric Audi model, has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2019 “Top Safety Pick+” award, the nonprofit’s highest designation. A true midsize luxury SUV built for everyday use, the e-tron is the first pure battery-electric vehicle to earn the 2019 distinction.
There are now almost 1,000 more public places to charge electric cars than there are forecourts to pump petrol in the UK – 9,300 EV charging locations compared to 8,400 fuel stations. The crossover happened more than a year before Nissan’s 2016 prediction of August 2020 – a result of the accelerating adoption of EVs (electric vehicles) amongst UK motorists.
The IAA is where the new Opel Corsa and the Grandland X Hybrid will make their debut, perfectly tailored to customer needs. The new Opel Corsa is not only available as an efficient, classic combustion-engine version, but for the first time also as a battery-electric Corsa-e – with a purely electric range of up to 330 kilometres according to WLTP.
BP Chargemaster, the UK’s leading electric vehicle charging company, powered up its first 150kW ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers on a BP retail site, the first in a planned network of ultra-fast charging infrastructure stretching across the UK.
Hyundai Motor will provide a glimpse into the future of mobility at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show, which takes place from 10 to 22 September. The company will showcase its full electric design concept which visualises its future EV design direction.
Gentex Corporation recently began shipping the latest version of its HomeLink car-to-home automation system to VOXX Electronics Corporation for sale in the automotive aftermarket. The system consist of a Bluetooth-enabled automatic-dimming mirror with integrated buttons that can be programmed to operate a myriad of radio frequency and cloud-based home automation devices.
Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., an innovator in automotive vision, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Eye-Net Mobile Ltd., successfully completed a controlled-environment trial of its Eye-Net cellular-based accident prevention solution for a leading vehicle manufacturer.
A contract was signed in the headquarters of a local transport operator
Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Miejskiej (PKM) in Katowice between the
carrier and representatives of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. including
the delivery of five Solaris Urbino 12 electric electrobuses. This
contract is also the jubilee, 100th one for the supply of battery
vehicles from the manufacturer from Bolechowo.
DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has joined the
Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI). MOBI is a global consortium
of businesses and organisations dedicated to innovating mobility
services through blockchain technology, or a decentralised record of
data transactions linked through cryptography.
A key factor in the acceptance of electric vehicles is sufficient cruising range. Instead of achieving this by using ever larger batteries, MAHLE is offering a newly developed battery housing with integrated thermal management as a solution for increasing the rapid charging capability of the battery.
The addition of a plug-in hybrid system to the range of BMW 3 Series
Sedan brings an extra, particularly future-focused angle to the sports
sedan’s core attributes. The latest generation of BMW eDrive technology
teams up with a four-cylinder petrol engine to significantly enhance the
sporting prowess of the new BMW 330e Sedan and deliver an even richer
electric driving experience.
ARC Europe, the largest supplier and pioneer of B2B roadside assistance and mobility solutions in Europe, and EVBox, one of the global leaders in electric vehicle charging stations, have signed a strategic partnership to enhance the electrical shift in providing charging station assistance.
Varroc Engineering Limited, a global Tier 1 auto component manufacturer, has agreed to acquire 74% stake in the Pune-based CarIQ Technologies, a leading integrated connected vehicle solution provider to OEMs, fleet owners and insurance companies.
Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, announced a partnership with Bestmile, the leading fleet orchestration platform. Through this partnership, Beep will leverage the market leading technology and tools that Bestmile offers to plan, manage and orchestrate its autonomous shuttle fleets.
InstaVolt is starting to install new ChargePoint Express 250 high-powered chargers, capable of up to 125kW charging, with the first now in the ground in Basingstoke, Hampshire. New stations will follow across the UK throughout the summer.
In order to make public charging increasingly accessible, Plugsurfing
and Jaguar Land Rover are offering new subscription plans for the Jaguar
Public Charging App and Land Rover Public Charging App that allow
customers to choose tailored charging packages based on their specific
Telenav, Inc., a leading provider of connected-car and location-based
services, announced it has entered into a strategic partnership and
transaction with Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading super app, to boost the
latter’s development of geo-based products and services using Telenav’s