February 20, 2018 News of the Day: Porsche to End Production of Diesel Vehicles in Favor of EVs, New Toyota Electric Motor Needs Less Rare-Earth Metal to Manufacture

February 20, 2018 News of the Day

Eric WalzFeb 20, 2018 4:32 PM PT

Tesla’s Cloud Hacked and Used to Mine Cryptocurrency

​Tesla's secure Amazon Web Services account was hacked to mine cryptocurrency. The hack, which was brought to Tesla's attention by the Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity startup RedLock, that also reportedly exposed some of Tesla's proprietary data related to mapping, telemetry, and vehicle servicing.

Eric WalzFeb 20, 2018 12:19 PM PT       

Pal-V Liberty Flying Car to Debut at the Geneva Motor Show

The Pal-V Liberty isn’t your typical flying car. In fact, from a technical perspective, it may not even be a flying car at all.

Michael ChengFeb 19, 2018 8:15 AM PT

Didi Chuxing to Create an Open Car-Sharing Platform with 12 Automakers

Ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing has entered into a partnership with 12 automakers to create an electric-vehicle-sharing network in China.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 18, 2018 10:40 AM PT     

Nissan LEAF Handily Steals KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Award

The Nissan LEAF is the world's best-selling electric car. Recently redesigned for 2018, the brand-new model is already winning accolades, like the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award.

Mia BevacquaFeb 18, 2018 8:30 AM PT

Hyundai Beats Everyone to the Punch With an Electric Crossover

With an all-electric version of the Kona crossover, Hyundai becomes the first automaker to sell an EV of the popular body style.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 17, 2018 9:00 AM PT   

Jaguar E-Type Zero Wins GQ Award

The all-electric Jaguar E-Type Zero combines retro good-looks and modern technology. This radical machine recently took home GQ’s “Best Use of Electricity Since the Lightbulb” award.

Mia BevacquaFeb 17, 2018 8:05 AM PT

Waymo Launching Ride-Hailing Service in 2018 That May Rival Uber

Just a week after Waymo and Uber settled their lawsuit over stolen IP related to autonomous driving, Waymo has announced its own ride-hailing service will launch later this year in Arizona. This commercial service might put Waymo in direct competition with rival Uber.

Eric WalzFeb 16, 2018 5:14 PM PT    

February 16, 2018 News of the Day: California Electric Company Partners with BMW Offering a $10,000 Rebate on a New BMW i3, Porsche to Challenge Tesla’s Model S with its 670 Horsepower Mission E

February 16, 2018 News of the Day

Eric WalzFeb 16, 2018 1:54 PM PT

McLaren Working on Supercars with Electric Powertrains, Semi-Autonomous Capabilities

McLaren may be known for making some of the world’s greatest sports cars and supercars, but the British automaker is looking to join others in a push to EVs and autonomous vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 16, 2018 10:30 AM PT    

Ricardo to Integrate Qualcomm’s HALO Wireless Charging for Electra Meccanica’s SOLO EV

The Hybrid and Electronic Systems team at the Ricardo Santa Clara Technical Center was chosen to integrate Electra Meccanica’s SOLO EV with a wireless charging system from Qualcomm.

Eric WalzFeb 15, 2018 5:17 PM PT     

February 15, 2018 News of the Day: VW Looks at Apple for Guidance With Electric Car Design, Audi & Porsche to Jointly Develop and Share EV Platform

February 15, 2018 News of the Day

Eric WalzFeb 15, 2018 2:53 PM PT

Didi Chuxing to Launch EV-sharing Service with 12 Auto Companies

The new service provides participating auto manufacturers with a robust channel for additional revenue, leveraging Didi Chuxing’s ride-hailing network consisting of more than 450 million customers.

Michael ChengFeb 15, 2018 9:10 AM PT

Self-Driving Cars Are Using so Much Power It’s Decreasing the EV’s Range

In order to bestow autonomous capabilities onto a vehicle, automakers and tech companies are having to pack cars with high-tech hardware, which is sapping energy away from the cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 15, 2018 9:00 AM PT     

Faraday Future Hosts Global Supplier Summit at its California Headquarters

Faraday Future (FF) kicked off its first Global Supplier Summit at its headquarters in Gardena, California this week and nearly 200 representatives from more than 100 global suppliers joined the two-day event, a crucial gateway to achieving the first delivery of the company’s flagship FF 91 electric vehicle by the end of 2018.

Eric WalzFeb 14, 2018 4:54 PM PT    

February 14, 2018 News of the Day: Tesla’s Plans to Open a Factory in China Stall as it Still Needs a Chinese Partner, Faraday Future Receives $1.5 Billion Lifeline

February 14, 2018 News of the Day

Eric WalzFeb 14, 2018 3:48 PM PT

SONDORS Unveils Affordable, Three-wheeled EV for $10,000

A $100 refundable deposit (with a $3.30 non-refundable transaction fee) is required to secure a spot on the waiting list.

Michael ChengFeb 14, 2018 1:18 PM PT

OPTIS Releases New Lighting Simulation Software Optimized for Automotive Use

OPTIS, a leading software company for the scientific simulation of light, human vision and visualization, today announced the release of SPEOS 2018, the latest version of its core light simulation software.

Eric WalzFeb 13, 2018 5:26 PM PT    

Innovation Shares Announces Launch Of Automotive NextGen Vehicle ETF

Innovation Shares LLC, a sponsor of unique themed Exchange Traded Funds announced today the launch of the Innovation Shares NextGen Vehicles & Technology ETF (NYSE Arca: EKAR). The NextGen ETF is the first artificial intelligence (AI) driven ETF to provide investors with exposure to the universe of stocks involved in the growing categories of electric and autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzFeb 13, 2018 4:13 PM PT     

February 13, 2018 News of the Day: Porsche Turns to 3D-Printing To Reproduce Classic Parts, Electric Vehicle Sharing Company Bird Founded by Former Lyft and Uber Execs Raises $15 Million

February 13, 2018 News of the Day

Eric WalzFeb 13, 2018 1:52 PM PT

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