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Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future

In two years, Voyage has gone from a tiny self-driving car upstart spun out of Udacity to a company able to operate on 200 miles of roads in retirement communities. Now, Voyage is on the verge of introducing a new vehicle that is critical to its mission of launching a truly driverless ride-hailing service. (Human ...

TC Sessions: Mobility: Three live onstage demos that shouldn’t be missed

TechCrunch Sessions is heading to San Jose on July 10 — just a few days from now — to dig into the future (and present) of transportation. The agenda at TC Sessions: Mobility is packed with startups and giants in the tech industry. TechCrunch has brought together some of the best and brightest minds working on ...

The Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger is dead over suboptimal ‘political conditions’

A proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler -Renault that would have created the third largest global automaker, is off. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles withdrew its offer, the Wall Street Journal reported. FCA confirmed to TechCrunch that it has withdrawn its offer, largely due to political conditions. “FCA remains firmly convinced of the compelling, transformational rationale of a ...

Fiat Chrysler-Renault tie up: What the maker of Jeep could gain

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Renault are reportedly in talks that could result in merging vast swaths of their businesses, a move that illustrates the growing desire among automakers to consolidate in an environment of increased regulatory pressure, sales declines and rising costs aimed at bringing next-generation technologies like self-driving cars to market. Bloomberg, Financial Times, ...

Waymo picks Detroit factory to build self-driving cars

Waymo, the self-driving vehicle technology startup under Alphabet, is setting up shop in a Detroit factory on American Axle & Manufacturing’s campus. Waymo said Tuesday it will partner with American Axle & Manufacturing to repurpose the existing facility, which was most recently used as a sequencing center for a local parts supplier. The goal is ...

Fiat Chrysler To Pay Tesla In Bid To Meet EU’s Emissions Target

04.07.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The agreement allows FCA to avoid government fines, similar to a move it made in the U.S. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, maker of a lot of large Jeeps and heavy Maseratis, has agreed to a deal with electric-only automaker Tesla to pay millions of euros to help it meet European Union emissions standards. How so? FCA ...

March 2019 U.S. Plug-In EV Sales Report Card

04.02.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Will March U.S. EV sales pull us out of the slump and set new records? March will mark the 42nd month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles. Each month InsideEVs tracks all plug-in EV sales/deliveries for the United States by automaker. While January showed notable year-over-year growth, deliveries were down as expected. February U.S. electric car sales barely topped last ...

Jeep Renegade, Compass Plug-In Hybrids Revealed: 31 Miles Of EV Range

Both feature electrified all-wheel-drive systems. These might look like fairly regular versions of the Renegade and Compass, but these two Jeeps actually have an ace up their sleeves. The dynamic off-road duo utilizes a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a turbocharged 1.3-liter gasoline engine working together with an electric motor. The combustion engine drives the front wheels whereas ...

February 2019 U.S. Plug-In EV Sales Report Card

03.01.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

As we head into February, let’s take a look at how EV sales are moving along in the U.S. February will mark the 41st month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles. Each month InsideEVs tracks all plug-in EV sales/deliveries for the United States by automaker. While January showed notable year-over-year growth, deliveries were down as expected. We anticipate much the ...

FCA Readies For Plug-In EV Offensive

02.27.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Jeep is going plug-in hybrid, with the flexibility to go all-electric in the future Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced a $4.5 billion investment in a new assembly plant in Detroit and expansion of production capacity at existing five facilities in Michigan, which in effect will create 6,500 more jobs. Part of the investments are ongoing ...