Hyundai Motor Group and Audi AG have signed an agreement to exchange patents for the development of fuel cell electric vehicles.
According to Autocar, Mercedes-Benz is planning to replace most of its current plug-in vehicles with next generation plug-in hybrid cars,. which will hit the market under EQ Power brand.
Car development requires a lot of knowledge and researchers, so car manufacturers try to keep their findings away from uninvited eyes. But at times, some manufacturer nevertheless decides to share knowledge with others, which Toyota did recently.
One of the more interesting car news of yesterday was that the automobile giant Porsche has invested in the Croatian technology and electric cars company Rimac Automobili.
At the recent 24-hour race in Le Mans most of the public attention – if we do not count the race – went towards BMW, which introduced a new 8 series. But there was also an important novelty from Japanese Toyota: a Hybrid concept car, which could serve as the basis for a new sport car.
Polestar is slowly unveiling details of its first car, Polestar 1 sporty sedan. One of the key components in creating a responsive and agile driving experience is also a carbon fibre reinforced polymer CRFP, which lead to hefty weight savings.
Magna announced that it will form two joint ventures with Chinese car producer Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd (BJEV) to build and engineer electric vehicles for the Chinese market.
Car is going to provide a level 4 autonomous drive and should be available on the market from 2021.
Technology, used for setting up the record is simmilar to the one, Jaguar is using in Fomula-E series.
As a result, investments exciding one billion euroes are planned within the next four years.