EV car designs flaunt large sofas, ample floor space

If you were to go by designs showcased in Shanghai’s auto exhibition, future electric SUVs will sport ample floor space large enough to provide luxuries typically found in your living room. Concepts electric vehicle (EV) cars on display in Shanghai’s autoshow this week, including ones from the Audi AI:me and Infiniti QX Inspiration, underscore aspirations…

Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler charged with emission cheating collusion

The EU’s competition enforcer has charged Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler with hindering competition on emission cleaning technology between 2006-2014. On Friday, EU antitrust regulators have charged Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler for hindering competition on emission cleaning technology for the period of 2006 to 2014. The European Commission said it had sent statements of objections setting…

Prices of small electric to shoot up significantly: VW’s chairman

With next generation electromobility options coming packed with sensors and electronics, input costs have rise significantly. Adding to that pressure is the EU’s push to meet tougher-than-expected greenhouse gas emissions targets which aims to bring it down by 37.5% by 2030. In an interview to German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Volkswagen’s chairman Hans-Dieter Poetsch stated,…

China’s electric vehicle policy will make it global automotive powerhouse

With Beijing’s policymakers and regulators intent on transitioning from fossil fuel powered vehicles to more electric vehicles, China is set to become the automotive powerhouses in the world. In a development aimed at accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, automakers from across the globe are planning a $300 billion surge in their spending on electric…