Change within the electric vehicle space is the new status quo, however bringing the leading players together in a format that can truly effect change - is much less common. This October will offer the opportunity for just that, as a number of the sectors leaders are set to join and debate the key drivers of the EV revolution in Coventry, UK. Looking at powertrain, infrastructure, battery, supply chain and more.
Electric car owners are set to benefit financially by charging their cars off-peak, by taking part in the UK’s first ever trial of a market-led approach to smart charging. Launched by UK Power Networks, the innovative trial called Shift, will see up to 1,000 electric vehicle owners offered financial incentives to charge their vehicle off-peak.
Self-driving start-up, Cruise, recently announced that they have delayed the roll-out of its autonomous ride-hailing service until 2020. The GM and Honda backed company is scaling up for large scale deployment in San Francisco by the next year.
In order to adapt to a context that is marked by change and to successfully tackle the company’s digital transformation, at the 2019 Mobile World Congress SEAT announced the creation of a software development centre. The brand has now revealed that the new laboratory will be called SEAT:CODE (Centre of Digital Excellence).
The UK Government unveiled an £80 million ($100 million) investment to help develop the next generation of electric vehicles – and which could also help develop new hybrid aircraft. The investment – through the modern Industrial Strategy – will help ensure the UK is able to supply products both in the UK and abroad, to help cut carbon emissions from a range of industries including transport, energy, agriculture and construction.
Microsoft, leader in platforms and cloud productivity solutions, and Faurecia, a leading automotive technology company, announced a partnership to create disruptive, connected and personalised services inside the Cockpit of the Future.
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