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China to Standardize EV Technology Nationally, Plans Global Expansion

China to Standardize EV Technology Nationally, Plans Global Expansion

The popularity of electric vehicles is at an all-time high in China. Last year, the total sales of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles accounted for four times as much as that of those in the United States. It is expected that the margin will only grow wider this year.

Manish Kharinta2018-04-16 13:52 PT

​Kia Motors Develops Wireless Charging System for the Soul EV

​Kia Motors Develops Wireless Charging System for the Soul EV

Marking an important step in the future of electric vehicles, the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc. (HATCI), and Mojo Mobility, Inc. have completed a three-year project to develop a fast-charging wireless, inductive power transfer system on a test fleet of Kia Soul electric vehicles.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-10 11:59 PT

Genesis Essentia Concept is a First Look at Prettier Electric Vehicles

Genesis Essentia Concept is a First Look at Prettier Electric Vehicles

Genesis unveiled the Essentia Concept at the New York Auto Show, as the brand looks to solidify its place in the upscale segment.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-08 09:30 PT

Porsche Planning for Electrified Cars to Account for 25 Percent of Car Sales by 2025

Porsche Planning for Electrified Cars to Account for 25 Percent of Car Sales by 2025

To account for the increase in EV and hybrid sales, the German automaker will to double its investment in “trends for the future.”

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-07 09:00 PT

BYTON Announces Opening of Los Angeles Future Lab & Key New Hires

BYTON Announces Opening of Los Angeles Future Lab & Key New Hires

Intelligent electric vehicle maker BYTON is expanding its global footprint with the opening of a new Los Angeles facility and the hiring of two key executives.

Eric Walz2018-04-04 13:34 PT

Electric Cars Rule Above All Else in These Five Nordic Countries

Electric Cars Rule Above All Else in These Five Nordic Countries

Electric vehicles continue to be more popular in northwestern European countries, where battery-powered cars account for approximately eight percent of the world’s total amount of cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-01 09:00 PT

Initial Reviews of Tesla Model 3 Are In. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Initial Reviews of Tesla Model 3 Are In. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Model 3, a more affordable offering from the electric car manufacturer Tesla has garnered a lot of attention since its unveiling. Some customers have provided their feedback on the new car and the revelations have been intriguing.

Manish Kharinta2018-03-31 09:15 PT

The Rimac Concept Two is a Preview of What Supercars Will be Like in The Future

The Rimac Concept Two is a Preview of What Supercars Will be Like in The Future

With 1,914 horsepower, a zero-to-60 mph time of 1.85 seconds, and facial recognition, the Rimac Concept Two proves there’s a lot to look forward to.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-18 08:30 PT

Early Signs of a Cobalt Shortage Could be Major Roadblock for EVs

Early Signs of a Cobalt Shortage Could be Major Roadblock for EVs

A shortage of cobalt could result in major delays for the production of lithium-ion batteries, which are a necessity when it comes to developing electric vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-03-16 10:00 PT

GM Investing $100 Million in Michigan Plants to Build Autonomous Vehicles

GM Investing $100 Million in Michigan Plants to Build Autonomous Vehicles

General Motors Co. will invest more than $100 million in two Michigan assembly plants where it plans to build its Cruise AV driverless car and the roof modules required for autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2018-03-15 10:56 PT

GM Ramping Up Production of the Bolt in Push Towards its Electric Future

GM Ramping Up Production of the Bolt in Push Towards its Electric Future

In order to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles, GM has announced that will will increase production of the Bolt EV. General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra made the announcement at the annual CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on Wednesday.

Eric Walz2018-03-07 13:47 PT

Goodyear Develops New Tire Technology Designed to Advance the Performance of EVs

Goodyear Develops New Tire Technology Designed to Advance the Performance of EVs

In its 120 year history, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co has produced automotive tires for the wooden-spoked wheels of the Ford Model T, all the way to tires for today’s high-performance sports cars. Now, the company has developed a new tire designed specifically for electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-03-07 12:28 PT

SF Motors Launches its Autonomous Research Vehicles on Silicon Valley Streets

SF Motors Launches its Autonomous Research Vehicles on Silicon Valley Streets

SF Motors, an electric vehicle smart mobility brand based in Silicon Valley, reached an important milestone in its autonomous goals, by deploying its first autonomous driving test vehicles on the streets of Silicon Valley.

Eric Walz2018-03-05 11:57 PT

UK's Highest Powered EV Chargers to be Installed This Year

UK's Highest Powered EV Chargers to be Installed This Year

One of obstacles for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles is having a robust charging infrastructure. EV owners want convenient, quick high-powered charging stations where they normally drive. Now, UK company Pod Point is stepping up to fulfill this need and contribute to the mass-adoption of electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-02-23 13:39 PT

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

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 Walz2018-02-15 17:17 PT

Faraday Future Hosts Global Supplier Summit at its California Headquarters

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 Walz2018-02-14 16:54 PT

Innovation Shares Announces Launch Of Automotive NextGen Vehicle ETF

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 Walz2018-02-13 16:13 PT

Tesla in Talks with Chile’s Top Lithium Producer On a Plant to Supply Raw Materials for its Batteries

Tesla in Talks with Chile’s Top Lithium Producer On a Plant to Supply Raw Materials for its Batteries

Tesla is hedging its bets on lithium production in Chile. The Financial Times reports that Tesla is in talks with Chile’s largest lithium producer Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) to invest in a lithium processing plant.

Eric Walz2018-01-29 16:37 PT

General Motors Faces Similar Issues in China, U.S. With EVs

General Motors Faces Similar Issues in China, U.S. With EVs

While China is dictating what automakers do in the future, automakers moving towards selling electrified vehicles in the country are facing similar issues elsewhere as in the United States.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-01-28 09:00 PT

Volkswagen Plans to ‘Electrify America’ with $2 Billion Investment in the Largest U.S. EV Charging Network

Volkswagen Plans to ‘Electrify America’ with $2 Billion Investment in the Largest U.S. EV Charging Network

After pleading guilty to tampering with software in order to bypass stringent emissions requirements, German automaker Volkswagen created Electrify America as catalyst to promote the adoption of electric vehicles. Now Electrify has announced plans to construct the largest EV charging network in the U.S.

Eric Walz2018-01-26 11:57 PT

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