General Motors, Uber, Protean Electric, Victory Motorcycles.
Autonomous EVs hit the road: General Motors and Lyft apparently already started testing self-driving prototypes of the Chevy Bolt in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Uber announced that it will soon put (partially) electric autonomous cars on the road in Pittsburgh. The ride service is betting on the Ford Fusion Hybrid as a base model.
autoblog.com (GM), electrek.co (Uber)
Wheel hub motors from China: Protean Electric announced that it will kick off production of electric wheel hub motors in Tianjin in the second half of 2016. The so-called Protean Drive is said to “radically change drivetrain configurations” of EVs and hybrids “and revolutionise electric drive systems across the automotive industry.”
Victory eyes finish line: Victory Motorcycles will enter this year’s Ile of Man TT Zero motorcycle race on its newly developed Victory RR. The electric motorcycle boast 130 kW and 240 Nm of torque.