German automaker, Audi, provided the first look of the Q4 e-tron
concept, a compact four-door all-electric SUV with an exterior length of
4.59 metres whose relation to the Audi e-tron is apparent at first
The Škoda Vision iV is a fully electric four-door crossover-coupé, the
brand’s first car built on the Volkswagen Group’s modular platform for
electric vehicles (MEB). The production car evolving from this study
will be made in 2020.
Blink Charging Co., a leading owner, operator and provider of electric
vehicle (EV) charging station products and networked EV charging
services, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with
InterEnergy Systems, the technology focussed wholly owned subsidiary of
InterEnergy Group, a leading owner and operator of power generation and
distribution assets in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Harman , a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.,
focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and
enterprise markets, announced a new product – Smart Delta for Maps for
Silicon Valley-based GenZe is boosting the electric bike fleet category
by introducing the GenZe Fleet e-Bike – the only electric bicycle
designed and assembled in the US that is purpose-built for fleet use and
features IoT technology designed to help independent operators easily
launch and maintain a rental, corporate or shared e-Bike fleet.
TomTom, the leading independent location technology specialist,
announced that it will supply connected navigation solutions to Fiat
Chrysler Automobiles’ line of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV),
the Jeep Renegade and Compass.
HyreCar Inc., the carsharing marketplace for ridesharing, has launched
the HyreCar mobile application for both Apple iOS and Android devices to
expedite the new driver onboarding and verification process.
Iteris, Inc. announced that it has been selected by the Metropolitan
Transportation Commission (MTC) to enhance and upgrade the intelligent
transportation systems (ITS) across five cities in the San Francisco Bay
ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH has
successfully raised €20 million ($22.6 million) in Series C funding that
will enable the company to accelerate its growth and further develop
its unique mobile metering technology.
At the Geneva International Motor Show 2019, PAL-V unveiled the
distinctive features of the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer, world’s first
production model flying car. The 90-piece limited edition is based on
the PAL-V Liberty which was unveiled last year at the GIMS.
The Volkswagen Group Components brand will be showcasing the near-series
design study of its flexible quick charging station at the Geneva Motor
Show. With compact dimensions, it can be installed wherever there is
demand or where there is still no charging infrastructure.
China Post and Deppon Express, two of China’s leading delivery and
logistics companies, will begin autonomous package delivery services in
April 2019 with the first self-driving vehicles to be put into daily
commercial use in China.
Share Now is the name of the new free-floating carshare company that
brings car2go and DriveNow together under a single roof. Merging the two
services makes Share Now the world’s leading provider of free-floating
Ola Electric Mobility Pvt Ltd., a company backed by Ola, one of India’s
leading mobility platform and one of the world’s largest ride-hailing
platforms, announced that it has raised a sum of INR4 billion ($56
million) led by several of Ola’s early investors, Tiger Global and
Matrix India and others, as part of its first round of investment.
Continental and Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a new platform,
expected to be available in 2019, for sharing vehicle data to enable new
digital services that improve driver safety and convenience. At the
same time the platform will help car manufacturers monetise their data
and differentiate their brands.
Electrify America announced that it will serve as the newest member of
the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a registered association
whose mission is to develop and establish the Combined Charging System
(CCS) as the global standard for charging battery- powered electric
Air Liquide, Idex, Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP), and
Toyota are teaming up with a joint-venture called HysetCo, the first
ever company devoted to the development of hydrogen mobility in the
Paris region. As a part of this venture, Paris will have 600 Hype
hydrogen taxis by the end of 2020.
Kick-scooter services – part of the ‘micro-mobility’ revolution that also includes shared bicycles and mopeds – are set to benefit from a new partnership between the leading shared-mobility technology provider, Vulog, and the global kick-scooter manufacturer, Segway.