The sixth generation of the Opel Corsa is now rolling off the production
line at the Spanish Groupe PSA plant in Zaragoza: King Felipe VI of
Spain, Groupe PSA Chairman of the Managing Board Carlos Tavares and Opel
CEO Michael Lohscheller kicked off serial production of the Opel
bestseller at a ceremony with employees and invited guests.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. and eIQ Mobility, Inc. announced that they
have entered into a strategic alliance to provide turnkey electric
vehicle fleet as a service (eFaaS) solutions to clients across North
America and Europe.
AKASOL will be presenting three innovations from its portfolio of safe
and high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for all-electric and
hybrid city, intercity buses and coaches at Busworld 2019 in Brussels.
Peugeot has opened reservations for four new plug-in hybrid models; the
3008 SUV HYBRID, 3008 SUV GT HYBRID4, all-new 508 HYBRID and 508 SW
HYBRID, with customers able to place their reservations online with a
£500 ($610) deposit.
Until now drivers of electric vehicles have needed an RFID card or
smartphone to gain access to a public charging station. EV charging
platform provider Virta, charge point provider Efacec, the Departmental
Energy association of Yonne (SDEY) and Hubject have started a
co-operation to offer Plug&Charge that relies on the ISO 15118
standard for communication between electric vehicles and the grid using
Cubic Telecom, a leading connectivity management software provider to
the global automotive and IoT industries, announced that it has doubled
the number of countries in Europe where it provides in-car Wi-Fi
DeepRoute, an international self-driving vehicle startup, announced it
has raised $50 million in its pre-Series A funding round to expand the
global presence of the company’s autonomous driving solutions.
Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation,
announced that Miami-Dade has agreed to purchase 33, 40-foot Proterra
Catalyst E2 electric buses with DuoPower drivetrain technology and up to
75 plug-in Proterra chargers.
Hyundai CRADLE, Hyundai Motor Company’s corporate venturing and open
innovation business, announced that it is investing in Netradyne, a US
based intelligent technology company specialising in fleet safety
Volvo Cars and Geely intend to merge their existing combustion engine
operations into a stand-alone business in order to establish a new
global supplier that will seek to develop next generation combustion
engines and hybrid powertrains.
Pioneer Corporation announced that “Pioneer Smart Sensing Innovations
Corporation” through an incorporation- type split as a new company to
take over the business activities of Smart & Autonomous Mobility
Business Group, which handles autonomous driving-related business, will
be established on October 1.