Automotive Technology

BMW, Daimler team up on automated driving technology

Feb 28, 2019

Automakers BMW and Daimler say they will work together on developing the automated driving technology expected to transform the industry in the years ahead

Volvo's Polestar unveils electric car touted as Tesla rival

Feb 27, 2019

Volvo's performance brand Polestar is unveiling a battery-powered compact car touted as a rival to Tesla's Model 3. The Polestar 2 is a five-door vehicle with a sloping roof, an all-vegan interior, and a battery with capacity to drive 500 kilometers

BMW fined for diesel software error

Feb 25, 2019

Germany prosecutors have fined automaker BMW 8.5 million euros ($9.66 million) for lax oversight in installing defective engine software that led to excessive diesel emissions in 7,965 cars

Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice

Feb 22, 2019

General Motors has stopped making the Chevrolet Volt, a ground-breaking electric car with a gasoline backup motor

Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story

Feb 16, 2019

Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story

Honda says it is recalling 437K vehicles for fuel-pump issue

Feb 14, 2019

Honda says it is recalling 437,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a fuel-pump issue

France to lift investment in electric car battery cells

Feb 13, 2019

France is planning to invest 700 million euros ($790 million) over the next five years to boost its production of battery cells for electric cars.

AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 percent

Feb 7, 2019

A new study finds that cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used

General Motors to invest $22M more in Tennessee facility

Jan 24, 2019

General Motors says it plans to invest another $22 million in its Tennessee manufacturing facility to build more engines

Google self-driving spinoff Waymo to put factory in Michigan

Jan 22, 2019

Google's self-driving spinoff Waymo plans to put factory in Michigan

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