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Ford patent reveals removable steering wheel and pedals for self-driving cars

With fully automated driving, the need for a permanent steering wheel and pedals disappears. Ford foresees a time when cars might not necessarily require...

Continental introduces an innovative wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles

The technology company Continental has expanded its solution portfolio for electric vehicles, developing the New Wheel Concept to meet the specific requirements of these...

Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6B US auto assembly plant

Japanese auto manufacturers Toyota and Mazda are planning to co-build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in the U.S. The plant will generate 4,000 jobs,...

Autonomous Cars to Have Positive Impact on Aluminum Demand

The technology of fully autonomous cars is developing quickly and will play an increasingly important role in the automotive industry, reaching 30 million vehicles...

Battery Advancements Set To Accelerate Electric Car Adoption

Thanks to an abundance of hydropower, the pristine region of the Pacific Northwest is the largest producer of carbon-free, renewable energy in the U.S....

UK to invest 246 million in electric car battery research

The UK government has revealed plans to invest heavily in developing state-of-the-art batteries for electric vehicles. £246 million will be made available for firms...

Scientists design promising new cathode for sodium-based batteries

Scientists have designed a new type of cathode that could make the mass production of sodium batteries more feasible. Batteries based on plentiful and...

Volkswagen ID EV hopes to undercut Tesla Model 3

Volkswagen thinks its first long-range EV will be able to absolutely trounce the Tesla Model 3 on price. When Volkswagen's ID concept makes its...

The Growing Lithium Market Thanks to Consumer Electronics and EVs Sales

The Lithium-Ion Battery market is expected to be valued at $68.97 Billion by 2022 and growing at a CAGR of 16.6% between 2016 to...