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Ford Motor Co. will invest $1 billion in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company, to bolster its goal of rolling out a self-driving car by 2021.
Visit Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel, and e-bikes and e-scooters are almost as common as bicycles. And Israel's Startup Nation has become the Detroit of this alternative form of transportation.
GM will lay off 2,000 workers at various assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan during the first quarter of next year, and will eliminated shifts at two other factories. Meanwhile, consumers keep buying larger cars; so is the automaker nervous about the rollout of its much anticipated Chevrolet Bolt.
Last week Volkswagen unexpectedly dismissed its company historian, Manfred Grieger. Grieger documented Volkswagen’s history for over 20 years and revealed much about how the company, founded in 1937 by the Nazis’ trade union organization, grew before and during World War II. But more details of its Nazi past seemed too much for the company to handle.
One startup, Aqua Metals, claims it has developed a lead-acid battery recycling process that could be a game changer and reduce this industry’s environmental impact -- if it can scale.
Elon Musk outlined his plan to colonize Mars before a highly receptive crowd at the International Astronomical Congress in Mexico this week. The cleantech visionary framed the future settlement as the only eventual choice for humans in a world facing major environmental threats.
Autonomous cars will provide the majority of Lyft's rides in five years, says the company's co-founder John Zimmer.
After five years of research and development, Virgin Atlantic and Illinois-based LanzaTech developed a source of jet fuel made of waste gases from steel mills.
Tesla has another challenge on its hands: GM's all-electric Chevy Bolt, slated for release by the end of this year, has an EPA range exceeding that of the Model 3.
The revelation that Enterprise-Rent-A-Car is now a paying member of ALEC threatens to damage its reputation as a "green" and progressive company.
This week Tesla Motors staked its claim to having what is now the fastest production car ever manufactured in history: its new Model S can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 2.5 seconds.
Several recent reports suggest that sales of electric vehicles and cars built without the conventional internal combustion engine are on the rise.