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China to Suspend Tariff Hikes on U.S.-built Cars in 90 Day Truce in the Trade War

China to Suspend Tariff Hikes on U.S.-built Cars in 90 Day Truce in the Trade War

China will temporarily suspend additional 25 percent tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts the finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. China agreed to suspend the tariff on 144 U.S. vehicle and auto parts.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-14 12:41 PT

The BMW Vision iNEXT Gets its World Premiere at the LA Auto Show

The BMW Vision iNEXT Gets its World Premiere at the LA Auto Show

BMW offered the world’s first look of its Vision iNEXT vehicle today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The futuristic iNEXT just might become the future of personal mobility.

Eric Walz2018-11-28 14:05 PT

Germany's Varta Makes Plans to Mass Produce EV Battery Cells

Germany's Varta Makes Plans to Mass Produce EV Battery Cells

German battery maker Varta​ has reached a research agreement to lay the groundwork for mass production of lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars.

Eric Walz2018-11-19 11:31 PT

NHTSA Moving to Allow Adaptive Headlamps on Motor Vehicles in the U.S.

NHTSA Moving to Allow Adaptive Headlamps on Motor Vehicles in the U.S.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday said it was moving to allow advanced headlights known as “adaptive driving beams” to be used in vehicles on U.S. roads that could help prevent crashes at night.

Eric Walz2018-10-12 17:53 PT

Mercedes to Offer Level-3 Autonomous Driving on the Next S-Class

Mercedes to Offer Level-3 Autonomous Driving on the Next S-Class

Luxury automaker Mercedes Benz announced that the next S-Class, the company’s flagship sedan, will offer Level 3 autonomous driving technology, allowing drivers to take their eyes off the road in certain situations. The technology will be made available in the next S-Class and will eventually be offered on other Mercedes models.

Eric Walz2018-10-11 11:47 PT

BMW is Building A New $1 Billion Assembly Plant in Hungary

BMW is Building A New $1 Billion Assembly Plant in Hungary

German automaker BMW continues to expand its production network in Europe, with a new facility to be built in Hungary, close to the town of Debrecen. BMw will invest around €1 billion in the new plant, which will be able to churn out about 150,000 BMW’s a year.

Paul Young2018-07-31 18:31 PT

German Automakers Looking to Outside Sources to Meet Demand for EV Batteries

German Automakers Looking to Outside Sources to Meet Demand for EV Batteries

German automakers, including Volkswagen and BMW, are fearful that the country may not have sufficient production facilities to meet the demand for electric vehicle battery cells, as the country’s major automakers make plans electrify their model lineups.

Eric Walz2018-07-09 11:00 PT

Automakers Warn U.S. Tariffs Will Raise Prices & Cost Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs

Automakers Warn U.S. Tariffs Will Raise Prices & Cost Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs

Two major auto trade groups on Wednesday warned the Trump administration that imposing up to 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles would cost hundreds of thousands of auto industry jobs, dramatically hike prices on vehicles and threaten investment in self-driving technology.

Eric Walz2018-06-27 14:42 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.

Paul Young2018-05-22 16:13 PT

Intel’s Mobileye Inks Deal to Supply 8 Million Cars with Self-Driving Tech

Intel’s Mobileye Inks Deal to Supply 8 Million Cars with Self-Driving Tech

Mobileye, the Israel-based autonomous driving unit that Intel purchased for $15.3 billion in 2017, has signed a contract to supply eight million cars at a European automaker with its computer vision-based, self-driving technology.

Eric Walz2018-05-17 14:09 PT

LG Acquires Global Automotive Lighting Company ZKW Group

LG Acquires Global Automotive Lighting Company ZKW Group

The Board of Directors of LG Electronics (LG) approved the acquisition of leading automotive lighting and headlight systems provider ZKW Group, in a deal worth more than $1.3 billion, LG's largest acquisition to date.

Derrick Smith2018-04-26 12:38 PT

Trump Administration Considers Stricter Emission Standards for Imported Cars

Trump Administration Considers Stricter Emission Standards for Imported Cars

The Trump administration continues to target the automotive industry—this time it’s imported cars. President Trump reportedly wants to require imported automobiles to meet stricter environmental standards than U.S. automakers are subjected to, in order to protect them from competition.

Eric Walz2018-04-06 16:19 PT

LAPD’s Untouched Fleet of Electric Vehicles Sitting Idly by Collecting Dust

LAPD’s Untouched Fleet of Electric Vehicles Sitting Idly by Collecting Dust

The Los Angeles Police Department announced a deal back in 2016 that would see the police force obtain 100 examples of the BMW i3. Unfortunately, a new report claims that the LAPD have barely used the electric vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-02-01 09:15 PT

Kia is Offering ‘4D’ Virtual Test Drives in the New Stinger Sedan

Kia is Offering ‘4D’ Virtual Test Drives in the New Stinger Sedan

At the North American international Auto Show (NAIAS) this week, Kia announced that it is offering 4D ‘virtual rides’ in its new Stinger sedan.

Eric Walz2018-01-15 11:10 PT

BMW Debuts Limited Edition M3-CS at the Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW Debuts Limited Edition M3-CS at the Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW brought the 2018 M3 CS sedan to the LA auto show this week and the car is impressive. The CS is the most powerful standard production vehicle of all time in the M3 model series.

Eric Walz2017-11-30 14:07 PT

BMW, Daimler, VW and Ford to Partner on Expansive EV Charging Network in Europe

BMW, Daimler, VW and Ford to Partner on Expansive EV Charging Network in Europe

A group of automakers including Germany’s BMW, Daimler, VW and U.S. based Ford Motor Co. will open ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations this year and plans a European EV charging network of 400 locations by 2020.

Eric Walz2017-11-03 11:33 PT

Oct 6th, 2017 News of the Day: Elon Musk delays Tesla Semi unveil to focus on Model 3, Puerto Rico

Oct 6th, 2017 News of the Day: Elon Musk delays Tesla Semi unveil to focus on Model 3, Puerto Rico

Oct 6th, 2017 News of the Day

Lydia2017-10-06 17:00 PT

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW and Intel to Create Massive Alliance

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW and Intel to Create Massive Alliance

FCA has plans to join BMW and Intel in an alliance to develop autonomous vehicles, hoping to reach its goal of having a self-driving vehicle on the road by 2021.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-08-24 10:15 PT

Nauto Closes on Another $159 Million in Funding From BMW, GM, and Others

Nauto Closes on Another $159 Million in Funding From BMW, GM, and Others

Autonomous vehicle technology company Nauto, whose artificial intelligence-powered system and data platform is helping improve fleet safety and informing the development of self-driving technology, closed a $159 million Series B financing round, led by a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and Greylock Partners.

Eric Walz2017-07-31 16:25 PT

Delphi joins BMW, Intel, and Mobileye on autonomous car development

Delphi joins BMW, Intel, and Mobileye on autonomous car development

BMW, Intel and Mobileye have announced that Delphi will be joining them and become a systems integrator and development partner for their joint autonomous vehicle effort.

Eric Walz2017-05-16 11:53 PT

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