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Evergrande Buys a Controlling Stake of NEVS, the Company that Purchased the Assets of Saab

Evergrande Buys a Controlling Stake of NEVS, the Company that Purchased the Assets of Saab

Evergrande Health Industry Group, the Hong Kong-based real estate investment company which owned a majority stake in troubled electric vehicle startup Faraday Future, has purchased a majority stake in National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS). NEVS is the company that purchased the assets of defunct Swedish automaker Saab in 2012.

FutureCar Staff Jan 16, 2019 5:12 PM PT      

Mapping Company HERE Technologies to Supply Audi Vehicles with Live Traffic Data

Mapping Company HERE Technologies to Supply Audi Vehicles with Live Traffic Data

High definition mapping company HERE Technologies was selected by automaker Audi as its traffic data provider for all new models sold across North America and Europe, beginning in the first half of 2019.

FutureCar Staff Jan 16, 2019 11:28 AM PT      

Baidu Announces Major Updates to its Apollo Intelligent Driving Platform

Baidu Announces Major Updates to its Apollo Intelligent Driving Platform

Chinese internet search giant and AI company Baidu announced major updates to its Apollo autonomous driving ecosystem during last week’s CES in Las Vegas. Apollo is the world's first open autonomous driving platform designed to accelerate the development of autonomous driving technology.

Eric WalzJan 15, 2019 2:43 PM PT     

Ford & Volkswagen Announce Global Alliance to Build Pickup Trucks and Vans

Ford & Volkswagen Announce Global Alliance to Build Pickup Trucks and Vans

The Ford Motor Company and German automaker Volkswagen AG today announced an alliance to make both automakers more competitive, as the auto industry undergoes rapid transformation. The two automakers said they will collaborate to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickup trucks.

FutureCar Staff Jan 15, 2019 11:37 AM PT     

Volkswagen to Invest $800 Million in Electric Vehicle Plant in the U.S.

Volkswagen to Invest $800 Million in Electric Vehicle Plant in the U.S.

German automaker Volkswagen AG has announced that its Chattanooga, Tennessee manufacturing plant will become the company's first electric vehicle production facility in North America, state officials announced Monday.

Eric WalzJan 14, 2019 1:50 PM PT     

Year-end JD Power Survey on the Tesla Model 3 is Here

Year-end JD Power Survey on the Tesla Model 3 is Here

JD Power's latest surveys reveal Tesla's dominance in the electric vehicle segment and its exponential sales growth for the year 2018.

Manish KharintaJan 14, 2019 11:06 AM PT

New Tesla Rival Set to Enter the Market and This One Comes from Cadillac

New Tesla Rival Set to Enter the Market and This One Comes from Cadillac

General Motors is concentrating its focus on the luxury car division, Cadillac which will introduce the parent company's Tesla fighter in the global market.

Manish KharintaJan 13, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Corporate Investors are Investing Billions in EVs and Related Startups in the U.S. & China

Corporate Investors are Investing Billions in EVs and Related Startups in the U.S. & China

As the auto industry moves toward electrification, big corporations not normally associated with investments in the auto industry have been pouring money into electric vehicle startups working on electric vehicles, batteries and EV charging infrastructure.

Eric WalzJan 11, 2019 6:12 PM PT        

Highlights From This Week’s CES 2019: Bell Unveils Flying Air Taxi Concept that Might Become a Flying Uber, World Premier of the Electric Mercedes Benz EQC

Highlights From This Week’s CES 2019: Bell Unveils Flying Air Taxi Concept that Might Become a Flying Uber, World Premier of the Electric Mercedes Benz EQC

This year's CES in Las Vegas showcased some amazing technology. Here are some of the highlights.

FutureCar Staff Jan 11, 2019 2:35 PM PT        

Toyota Says its Guardian Autonomous Driving Technology Will Amplify Human Control, Not Remove it

Toyota Says its Guardian Autonomous Driving Technology Will Amplify Human Control, Not Remove it

At this week’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Toyota Research Institute (TRI) CEO Dr. Gill Pratt said TRI has also been working to improve Toyota’s Guardian over the past 12 months, making it function as an extension of human senses.

Eric WalzJan 10, 2019 6:04 PM PT      

BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Tekion, a Silicon Valley-based Cloud Platform Provider of Automotive Retail Services

BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Tekion, a Silicon Valley-based Cloud Platform Provider of Automotive Retail Services

BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Tekion, a Silicon Valley-based technology provider developing a cloud platform for the automotive retail space.

FutureCar Staff Jan 10, 2019 11:27 AM PT    

Toyota & Kenworth Collaborate To Develop Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Trucks

Toyota & Kenworth Collaborate To Develop Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Trucks

At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America announced a collaboration to develop Kenworth trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains developed by Toyota. The initial plans are to built built ten zero-emission Kenworth T680s for use in the Port of Los Angeles.

Eric WalzJan 09, 2019 7:22 PM PT     

GM Announces a ​New Collaboration That Gives Bolt EV Owners Access to the Largest Charging Network in the U.S.

GM Announces a ​New Collaboration That Gives Bolt EV Owners Access to the Largest Charging Network in the U.S.

General Motors has announced it will collaborate with the operators of three largest electric vehicle (EV) charging networks in the U.S., to make is easier for owners of the electric Bolt to charge their vehicles.

Eric WalzJan 09, 2019 4:27 PM PT    

NVIDIA Announces 'Drive AutoPilot' Level-2 Automated Driving System at CES

NVIDIA Announces 'Drive AutoPilot' Level-2 Automated Driving System at CES

NVIDIA typically reserves some big announcements for major events like the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and this year was no exception. The computer hardware giant unveiled its first commercial ready autonomous driving system it calls NVIDIA DRIVE AutoPilot.

FutureCar Staff Jan 09, 2019 11:51 AM PT     

The New PAVE Coalition Aims to Educate the Public to Embrace Self-Driving Technology

The New PAVE Coalition Aims to Educate the Public to Embrace Self-Driving Technology

Global automakers including Toyota, tech companies working on autonomous mobility, and other stakeholders have joined together to form a coalition called PAVE, which stands for “partners for automated vehicle education”. The coalition launched the first ever campaign to inform the public about the potential of self-driving technology.

Eric WalzJan 07, 2019 5:48 PM PT      

Tesla Seeking Tariff Exemption for the Chinese-made “Brain” of the Model 3 Sedan

Tesla Seeking Tariff Exemption for the Chinese-made “Brain” of the Model 3 Sedan

When the Trump administration slapped a 25 percent tariff on the Chinese-made components, one of the items was the processing unit used in the Tesla Model 3. Now Tesla is seeking a tariff exemption for it.

FutureCar Staff Jan 07, 2019 3:55 PM PT    

HERE Mobility Launches the First Social Ride-Sharing App Called SoMo

HERE Mobility Launches the First Social Ride-Sharing App Called SoMo

HERE Mobility, the mobility unit of mapping company HERE Technologies, announced today the launch of their new all-in-one mobility app called SoMo, which is short for “social mobility”.

FutureCar Staff Jan 07, 2019 10:19 AM PT      

Polestar Unveils the First Teaser Photo of its New EV, a Serious Competitor to Tesla’s Model 3

Polestar Unveils the First Teaser Photo of its New EV, a Serious Competitor to Tesla’s Model 3

Polestar, the new electric luxury brand of China's Geely, which is the parent company of the Volvo Car Group, revealed the first glimpse of its new electric car, the Polestar 2. The Polestar 2 is set to become serious competitor to Tesla’s Model 3 sedan. Volvo only released a teaser photo and a full reveal is expected in the coming weeks.

FutureCar Staff Jan 04, 2019 3:56 PM PT     

General Motors Names New President, Will Double Resources for EVs and Self-driving Cars

General Motors Names New President, Will Double Resources for EVs and Self-driving Cars

General Motors today announced the appointment of Mark Reuss as company president, effective immediately. Reuss is taking over from Dan Ammann, who left his role in November 2018 to become the president of Cruise, GM’s autonomous driving unit based in San Francisco.

FutureCar Staff Jan 03, 2019 12:52 PM PT       

Hyundai Reveals a Unique EV Charging and Automated Parking System

Hyundai Reveals a Unique EV Charging and Automated Parking System

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation unveiled a video featuring the concept of electric vehicle wireless charging system combined with automated “Automated Valet Parking System” (AVPS).

Eric WalzJan 03, 2019 10:53 AM PT     

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