BMW, Ford, Mercedes, VW Group to build electric-car fast-charging network in Europe

Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/With a slew of 200-mile electric cars planned for 2018 and later, the question of how their drivers will be able to make long-distance trips is coming to the fore in a big way. Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors laid out the template with its Supercharger network, which now numbers 327 sites in the U.S. and more than 400 sites outside…

from http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1107530_bmw-ford-mercedes-vw-group-to-build-electric-car-fast-charging-network-in-europe

Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover and Tata take part in connected and self-driving car trial

Connected and self-driving car trial in United KingdomA handful of automakers are taking part in a trial for connected and self-driving cars in the United Kingdom as part of a government-backed initiative called Autodrive. The initiative aims to make the UK a hub for the development of self-driving technology. The trial is taking place at the HORIBA MIRA test facility in Nuneaton and includes…

from http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1106852_ford-jaguar-land-rover-and-tata-take-part-in-connected-and-self-driving-car-trial