Future Mobility, Tesla, BMW, Sono Motors, JAC Motors, Toyota.

Autonomous EVs from China: Future Mobility, a start-up funded by Foxconn and Tencent, wants to kick off serial production of its self-driving cars before 2020, and offer different models based on the same platform from the get-go. Some 250,000 to 400,000 autonomous EVs could roll off production lines every year.

Tesla-AutopilotBad news for Tesla: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking into whether Tesla breached securities laws when it failed to immediately inform investors about the fatal crash involving the Autopilot system. The carmaker defended its action, saying the investigation had not concluded until May. Meanwhile, another Tesla crashed in Montana. No one was hurt, but the driver claims the Autopilot was activated at the time.
wsj.com (SEC), electrek.co (crash)

BMW i3 on fire: A BMW i3 police car caught on fire in Rome. It was an i3 with range extender. What exactly caused the incident is still not clear.
insideevs.com, youtube.com (Video)

New solar van: Munich-based start-up Sono Motors will present its electric van Sion at the end of the month. The EV is said to charge itself using solar panels mounted on the car roof. The development and production will be paid for with crowdfunding.
autonotizen.de (in German)

Protectionism backfires: Chinese JAC Motors has stopped the production of it all-electric SUV iEV6s, because China no longer subsidises Samsung SDI (we reported). The Korean battery maker had been chosen as the exclusive supplier for the EV.

Toyota Down Under: The Japanese carmaker has delivered three of its fuel cell Mirai to Australia. They will serve as demonstrator vehicles to show how the technology works. A mobile hydrogen filling station is planned as well.
themotorreport.com.au, themanufacturer.com


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