Honda will develop electric and plug-in hybrid models by 2020, it has told Autocar magazine.
It’s also looking at a new 1.0 litre engine for smallest models in its drive to push down overall emissions for its ranges.
Cars without steering wheels will be allowed on some US roads.
Highly autonomous vehicles (HAV) without a steering wheel will be trialled on public roads in Michegan as the state aims to make itself the hub of future automotive manufacturing in the US.
The next Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe electric vehicles will be developed from a common platform and powertrain.
They will have different bodies and interiors when the new common architecture is introduced after 2020.
Google is putting its self-driving car technology into a new company called Waymo, said the firm.
Waymo will be owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet and it has been working on the driverless technology for a decade.
Geely-owned Volvo Car Group said it had no immediate plans for an initial public offering following a media report the carmaker was considering a listing next year.
Swedish business daily Dagens Industri reported, citing unnamed sources, that Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., could decide this year on whether to go public in 2017.
The German government is backing hydrogen cars in a programme running until 2026.
Germany’s Transport Ministry will invest 250 million euros or about £210 Million by 2019 in making hydrogen cars suitable for mass production, reported German newspaper Die Welt, and some of the money will be used for research and development with the aim of making such cars competitive and some of it will be used to develop infrastructure such as fueling stations.
Britain’s National Audit Office has seen confidential letters between the UK Government and Nissan and says there are no liabilities after Brexit.
There were concerns in Europe that the UK had made financial promises to Nissan to maintain its massive Sunderland plant and future investment, but now NAO boss Amyas Morse says he has seen the documents and told Treasury Select Committee they do not contravene EU trade laws.