GM, Ford, BMW, Hyundai and Nissan nominated for Multicultural Media Luncheon

DETROIT, Michigan — Award nominees for the for 2019 Multicultural Media Luncheon were announced by Cheryl Ajamu, Creator and Executive Producer of the event. The Annual event which honours diversity within the auto industry for their achievements, will be held January 17, 2019 at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Michigan. Nominations for the event are…

AeroMobil and Baoneng Motor have signed Strategic Cooperation Agreement

SHANGHAI, China  — AeroMobil and Baoneng Motor signed a non-exclusive Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement today at the China International Import Expo 2018. During the last day of China’s most important trade event this year, both parties finalised discussions about the non-exclusive cooperation in the personal aerial vehicles (PAV) area and potential investment of Baoneng Motor…

Dubai Police start training on flying motorbikes

SAN FRANCISCO, California — California-based startup Hoversurf has gifted Dubai Police its first serial production unit of the S3 2019 Hoverbike and has begun training officers to fly it. Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, general director of Dubai Police’s artificial intelligence department, Said he aims to have hoverbikes in action by 2020. “Currently we have two…

Ford buys Spin, to launch scooters in Detroit today

SAN FRANCISCO, California — California electric scooter company Spin announced that it will be moving forward with Ford Motor Company. Spin will launch 400 of its dockless scooters in Detroit. The Dearborn-based automaker acquired the startup in a bid to expand its mobility offerings and reach a new customer base that needs short-distance transportation solutions….

Porsche and Hugo Boss agree Partnership

STUGGART, Germany —  Porsche has signed a multi-year cooperation agreement with the Metzingen-based fashion company. As the official clothing partner, Hugo Boss will equip the entire Porsche Motorsport team worldwide – both on the race track and in the workshop. The agreement also includes outfitting the future Porsche Formula E team. As from December 2019, the…

Hyundai Invests Additional US$250 Million in Grab

SINGAPORE — Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc. (Grab), Southeast Asia’s leading O2O (online to offline) mobile platform, today announced an agreement under which Hyundai Motor Company (“Hyundai”) and Kia Motors Corporation (“Kia”) will invest an additional US$250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to pilot EV programs across Southeast Asia. Under the…

Volvo to deliver 700 city buses to Bogotá, Colombia

BOGOTA,Colombia — Volvo Buses has in a public tender with Fanalca/Transdev and Somos K been awarded 700 city buses to Bogotá in Colombia. The buses will operate in Transmilenio, Bogotá’s BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system. The new orders are the largest in ten years for Volvo Buses in Latin America and confirm Volvo’s leading position…

NAIAS and Techstars Mobility Open Startup Applications for 2019 AutoMobili-D

DETROIT,Michigan — The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in partnership with Techstars Mobility announced applications for startups to participate in the 2019 AutoMobili-D are now open. Startups interested in applying to participate should complete the startup entry form. Applications submitted before November 16 will receive a discounted rate of $499 versus the standard rate…

The Porsche 911 Speedster will go into production

STUGGART, Germany — Porsche has decided to start producing the purist Porsche 911 Speedster in the first half of 2019. It will be produced as a limited special edition. Exactly 1,948 units of the open-top two-seater will be built. The number reminisces the Porsche 356 “Number 1” that received its operating license on June, 8…

Volvo reveals All-New Volvo V60 Cross Country

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Volvo revealed their all- new Cross Country version of its V60 mid-size estate. The rugged V60 Cross Country is the latest addition to the company’s line-up of brand new Volvos that underpins the company’s transformation in recent years. Like its V60 sibling that was launched earlier this year on the driveway of a…