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Volkswagen Reveals its MEB Platform for its New Line of Electric Vehicles

France Partners with Hitachi and Bosch to Launch Autonomous Trains

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Audi Unveils its Electric e-tron SUV at World Premier Event in San Francisco

Audi Unveils its Electric e-tron SUV at World Premier Event in San Francisco

Audi is finally ready to take on Tesla and other automakers with a luxury, battery-powered vehicle. At a world premier event held last night in San Francisco, Audi debuted its first fully-electric vehicle, the e-tron compact crossover. Futurecar was there for the unveiling.

Sep 18, 2018 3:41 PM PT

Volkswagen Reveals its MEB Platform for its New Line of Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen Reveals its MEB Platform for its New Line of Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen premiered its new MEB (modular electrification kit) electric vehicle platform yesterday in Frankfurt. The platform will be the foundation for 27 new fully-electric models the automaker plans to build. Volkswagen plans to build up to 10 million cars using the modular architecture.

Sep 18, 2018 11:54 AM PT

France Partners with Hitachi and Bosch to Launch Autonomous Trains

France Partners with Hitachi and Bosch to Launch Autonomous Trains

The two-part program entails the development of autonomous trains for heavy freights and daily commutes for passengers.

Sep 18, 2018 10:10 AM PT

Uber in Talks to Buy Dubai-based Ride-Hailing Rival Careem for Around $2 Billion

Uber in Talks to Buy Dubai-based Ride-Hailing Rival Careem for Around $2 Billion

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc is in talks to buy Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ for around $2 billion to $2.5 billion, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Sep 17, 2018 1:09 PM PT

Mercedes Concerned About Warranty Costs for Ultra-Advanced EQC SUV

Mercedes Concerned About Warranty Costs for Ultra-Advanced EQC SUV

The EQC is the first all-electric SUV Mercedes-Benz has produced. Its novelty presents uncertainty, which is why the German automaker will slow down its production.

Sep 17, 2018 11:57 AM PT

Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Announces $1 Billion Investment from Saudi's PIF

Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Announces $1 Billion Investment from Saudi's PIF

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has agreed to invest over $1 billion in California-based luxury electric automaker Lucid Motors, a startup looking to rival Tesla with a ultra-luxurious car called the Air.

Sep 17, 2018 11:13 AM PT

Startup Vertical Aerospace Aims to Have Flying Taxi Service by 2022

Startup Vertical Aerospace Aims to Have Flying Taxi Service by 2022

Bristol-based startup Vertical Aerospace announced plans to launch a flying taxi service in Britain by 2022 and has conducted its first flying test.

Sep 17, 2018 8:30 AM PT

Researchers in Belgium Find Tesla Model S Can be Hacked by Cloning Key Fob

Researchers in Belgium Find Tesla Model S Can be Hacked by Cloning Key Fob

Companies that use a similar keyless entry system, including Karma, McLaren, and Triumph (the motorcycle company), could be hacked by cloned key fobs.

Sep 16, 2018 4:30 PM PT

Can More Home-based Charging Options Boost EV Adoption?

Can More Home-based Charging Options Boost EV Adoption?

According to Gil Tal, Research Director at the Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center in the University of California-Davis, more than 80 percent of EV owners charge their cars at home.

Sep 16, 2018 8:00 AM PT

Los Angeles Partners With 30 U.S. Cities to Make EVs Cheaper for Fleet Use

Los Angeles Partners With 30 U.S. Cities to Make EVs Cheaper for Fleet Use

With Los Angeles looking to curb air pollution, the city has teamed up with 30 other cities in the U.S. to make electric vehicles more affordable for fleet use.

Sep 16, 2018 6:00 AM PT

Ford Reveals Electric Mustang SUV, Artist Follows Up With Raptor Rendering

Ford Reveals Electric Mustang SUV, Artist Follows Up With Raptor Rendering

By 2020, Ford says it will deliver 40 new hybrid and electric vehicles. To keep good on its promise, the automaker has come up with an electrified Mustang crossover SUV. X-Tomi Design followed up with a Raptor rendering of the cutting-edge concept.

Sep 15, 2018 3:00 PM PT

Volvo Showcases Autonomous, All-electric 360c Driverless Concept Car

Volvo Showcases Autonomous, All-electric 360c Driverless Concept Car

Without a steering wheel and dashboards, the Volvo 360c has plenty of room for a myriad of activities not typically associated with cars.

Sep 15, 2018 12:00 PM PT

Audi e-tron Will to Feature a Rearview Mirror With an Integrated Toll Module

Audi e-tron Will to Feature a Rearview Mirror With an Integrated Toll Module

Besides being Audi's first all-electric SUV, the new 2019 e-tron will be the automaker's first vehicle to come with vehicle-to-vehicle infrastructure from Gentex in the form of an Integrated Toll Module.

Sep 15, 2018 12:00 PM PT

Fiat Chrysler to Open New Driverless Test Site, Invests $30 Million

Fiat Chrysler to Open New Driverless Test Site, Invests $30 Million

The company announced it will roll out several highly anticipated upgrades to the Chelsea Proving Grounds in Michigan (roughly 50 miles west of Detroit), as well as a $30 million investment to fund the new projects.

Sep 15, 2018 6:00 AM PT

Volkswagen to End Production of the Iconic Beetle Next Year

Volkswagen to End Production of the Iconic Beetle Next Year

Volkswagen announced on Thursday that it will stop producing one of the the world's most recognizable cars—the Beetle. The iconic car is associated with the Volkswagen brand and a enduring symbol of 1960's counterculture. VW said it would end production of the rounded compact car in 2019.

Sep 14, 2018 5:09 PM PT

Port of Los Angeles Awarded $41 Million for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Freight Project

Port of Los Angeles Awarded $41 Million for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Freight Project

Toyota Motor North America is continuing its commitment to hydrogen fuel cell technology. The automaker is partnering with the Port of Los Angeles, truck maker Kenworth, and oil company Shell to launch a zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell freight project under which it will supply powertrains and provide operational support.

Sep 14, 2018 3:43 PM PT

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