Exhausted by Scandal: ‘Dieselgate’ Continues to Haunt Volkswagen

Repercussions from the 2015 “Dieselgate” scandal continue to dog Volkswagen, which now faces charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for making deceptive claims about its vehicles’ emissions levels. Although the company claims that the cheating occurred at lower levels of the organization, the SEC charged that executives knew as early as 2007.Read More

Changing Gears: A Review of Faster, Smarter, Greener

The future of mobility faces a plethora of possible solutions, from electric vehicles to self-driving and connected cars, even declining car ownership in favor of eco-friendly and intelligent public transportation. Along with co-authors Venkat Sumantran, and David Gonsalvez, PVMI member Charles Fine has released a timely new book attempting to read these trends and offer authoritative predictions for the industry.Read More

Will Self-Driving Electric Vehicles Make Conventional Cars Worthless?

In the coming years, conventional cars will be as obsolete as rolling typewriters, according to RethinX, a Bay Area think tank. With the emergence of electric vehicles and Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS), experts disagree about the likely adoption rate of shared autonomous transportation. Read More