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Rivian Automotive Closes Financing Round of $200 Million

Mercedes-Benz Invests $598 Million in Hambach Plant to Expand EV Production

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Uber is Shutting Down its Self-Driving Operations in Arizona

Uber is Shutting Down its Self-Driving Operations in Arizona

After being involved in the industry's first fatality involving a self-driving vehicle, Uber is permanently shutting down its autonomous testing operations in Arizona. The company will instead focus on testing in Pittsburgh and San Francisco.

May 23, 2018 3:26 PM PT

Rivian Automotive Closes Financing Round of $200 Million

Rivian Automotive Closes Financing Round of $200 Million

​Rivian Automotive, an automotive technology company developing electric SUVs and pickup trucks has secured $200 million of debt financing from Standard Chartered Bank. The company plans to launch a fully electric five-passenger pick-up in 2020 called the A1T, followed by a seven-passenger SUV the A1C, targeting active and family-oriented lifestyles.

May 23, 2018 11:41 AM PT

Mercedes-Benz Invests $598 Million in Hambach Plant to Expand EV Production

Mercedes-Benz Invests $598 Million in Hambach Plant to Expand EV Production

By 2022, the company plans to roll out more than 10 EV models, across multiple segments – from compact EVs to electrified SUVs.

May 23, 2018 8:10 AM PT

Amazon Prime Now Customers Can Have a Volvo Delivered to Their Door in the UK

Amazon Prime Now Customers Can Have a Volvo Delivered to Their Door in the UK

Amazon Prime customers in the U.K. can order a Volvo V40 and have it delivered right to their door for a 45 minute test drive.

May 22, 2018 5:07 PM PT

China to Cut Tariffs on Imported Cars and Auto Parts

China to Cut Tariffs on Imported Cars and Auto Parts

China will cut the import duty on passenger cars from 25 percent to 15 percent, further opening up a market that's been a target of the Trump administration in its ongoing trade dispute with China—the world's second-largest economy. The changes take effect July 1.

May 22, 2018 4:13 PM PT

Lyft is Looking to Launch Electric Scooter Rental Service in San Francisco

Lyft is Looking to Launch Electric Scooter Rental Service in San Francisco

San Francisco-based Lyft, the second largest ride-hailing service behind Uber, is planning to offer electric scooter rentals in San Francisco as part of its ride-hailing platform. Lyft is gearing up to compete against its biggest rival Uber and other startups in the fast-growing market of electric scooter and bike rentals.

May 22, 2018 10:52 AM PT

Apple Expands Autonomous Fleet to More Than 50 Vehicles

Apple Expands Autonomous Fleet to More Than 50 Vehicles

With the move, Apple now has the second-largest fleet in the state, trailing only behind General Motor's Cruise Automation.

May 22, 2018 9:15 AM PT

Hyundai Mobis Plans to Become a Leader in Autonomous Driving Technology

Hyundai Mobis Plans to Become a Leader in Autonomous Driving Technology

Hyundai Mobis​, the South Korean auto parts maker, said that it plans to use its new proving ground in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, as a test bed for new technologies, with the goal of becoming a leader in autonomous driving technology.

May 21, 2018 2:12 PM PT

Consumer Reports Finds ‘Big Flaws' with the Tesla Model 3, Skips Recommendation

Consumer Reports Finds ‘Big Flaws' with the Tesla Model 3, Skips Recommendation

Consumer Reports (CR) published the results of a thorough test of Tesla's Model 3 and found enough problems to keep the car from earning a coveted CR recommendation. Among the issues were ‘big flaws' including long stopping distances while emergency braking.

May 21, 2018 12:24 PM PT

The Porsche Mission E Gets High Marks From Pro Racer

The Porsche Mission E Gets High Marks From Pro Racer

Porsche invited one of the world's top professional racecar drivers to put a Mission E test car through its paces on the track and show off its power and handling.

May 21, 2018 10:57 AM PT

Autonomous Cars Have a Clearer Path in Europe Than in America

Autonomous Cars Have a Clearer Path in Europe Than in America

Countries, like Europe, Germany, and South Korea, that have figured out the legislative parts of autonomous vehicles are outpacing the United States when it comes to putting the technology into the hands of consumers.

May 21, 2018 9:00 AM PT

General Motors CEO Mary Barra Calls for National Fuel Economy Standard

General Motors CEO Mary Barra Calls for National Fuel Economy Standard

With a meeting involving Donald Trump, automakers, and CEOs on the horizon, GM's Chairman Mary Barra expressed wishes for a national fuel economy standard.

May 20, 2018 5:30 PM PT

MIT Made an Autonomous Car Capable of Driving Without 3D Maps

MIT Made an Autonomous Car Capable of Driving Without 3D Maps

Other self-driving cars can't operate on their own on unmapped country roads. MIT's new machine is one of the rare exceptions.

May 20, 2018 12:55 PM PT

Ohio Governor Opens Public Roads for Driverless Car Trials

Ohio Governor Opens Public Roads for Driverless Car Trials

Ohio Governor John Kasich is a major supporter of self-driving cars.

May 20, 2018 10:00 AM PT

2019 Volkswagen Touareg Will Get All-Wheel Steering System

2019 Volkswagen Touareg Will Get All-Wheel Steering System

After revealing that the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg will get infrared cameras to aid in driver safety, the German automaker has gone ahead and announced that the upcoming SUV will also get all-wheel steering.

May 20, 2018 8:00 AM PT

Wireless Charging Technology Will be Offered in Electric Vehicles in Next Two Years

Wireless Charging Technology Will be Offered in Electric Vehicles in Next Two Years

One of the leading wireless tech company has revealed that wireless charging for electric and plug-in vehicles will be available on a wide scale within the next 2 years. German automaker BMW has already Incorporated this technology and it's BMW 530e iPerformance vehicle.

May 19, 2018 8:00 AM PT

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