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The Honda Research Institute, Caltech & NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Develop New Battery Chemistry

The Honda Research Institute, Caltech & NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Develop New Battery Chemistry

Scientists from the Honda Research Institute have collaborated with researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop a breakthrough new battery chemistry that enables the use of materials with 10 times the energy density of current lithium-ion technology.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-07 17:43 PT

FedEx is Adding 1,000 Chanje Electric Vans to its Fleet

FedEx is Adding 1,000 Chanje Electric Vans to its Fleet

FedEx Corp said on Tuesday it plans to add 1,000 electric delivery vans from Los Angeles-based startup Chanje​.

Eric Walz2018-11-20 11:51 PT

Volkswagen Converting Assembly Plants in Order to Build Europe’s Largest EV Production Network

Volkswagen Converting Assembly Plants in Order to Build Europe’s Largest EV Production Network

VW announced that it will convert two more plants in Germany to build electric vehicles, creating what the automaker said will be Europe's largest EV production network.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-14 12:03 PT

Mercedes Benz Launches its GLC F-Cell EV, Featuring Both Fuel Cell & Plug-in Hybrid Technology

Mercedes Benz Launches its GLC F-Cell EV, Featuring Both Fuel Cell & Plug-in Hybrid Technology

Mercedes Benz delivered its first fuel cell vehicle to a customer in Germany, becoming the first automaker to deliver an all-electric vehicle that can run on hydrogen or battery power.

Eric Walz2018-11-13 11:47 PT

Hyundai Investing Another $250 Million in Singapore-based Grab to Promote EVs

Hyundai Investing Another $250 Million in Singapore-based Grab to Promote EVs

Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc. (Grab), one of Southeast Asia’s largest mobile platforms, announced an agreement in which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia will invest an additional $250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to promote EV programs across Southeast Asia.

Eric Walz2018-11-07 11:42 PT

New Bill Proposed to Remove Sales Limits on the $7500 Federal Tax Credit for EVs

New Bill Proposed to Remove Sales Limits on the $7500 Federal Tax Credit for EVs

A new bill introduced by Senator Dean Heller (R) of Nevada is hoping to keep electric car sales on the upward swing. The bill would extend the EV tax credits of up to $7,500 until 2022 for electric vehicles sold in the U.S.

Eric Walz2018-10-19 18:07 PT

Lucid Motors Announces an Agreement to Access Electrify America's Ultra-Fast EV Charging Network

Lucid Motors Announces an Agreement to Access Electrify America's Ultra-Fast EV Charging Network

Silicon Valley-based electric car startup Lucid Motors​ announced an agreement with Electrify America, which will give Lucid’s customers access to a nationwide ultra-fast DC charging network to charge their vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-09-25 11:08 PT

EVgo to Add 100’s More Public DC Fast Chargers in California by the End of 2018

EVgo to Add 100’s More Public DC Fast Chargers in California by the End of 2018

EVgo, which operates the largest public fast charging network in the U.S., announced that it has accelerated construction of EV chargers and will add hundreds more DC fast chargers this year in California alone. The state of California accounts for over half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S.

Eric Walz2018-09-21 11:33 PT

Volkswagen Reveals its MEB Platform for its New Line of Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen Reveals its MEB Platform for its New Line of Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen premiered its new MEB (modular electrification kit) electric vehicle platform yesterday in Frankfurt. The platform will be the foundation for 27 new fully-electric models the automaker plans to build. Volkswagen plans to build up to 10 million cars using the modular architecture.

Eric Walz2018-09-18 11:54 PT

Los Angeles Partners With 30 U.S. Cities to Make EVs Cheaper for Fleet Use

Los Angeles Partners With 30 U.S. Cities to Make EVs Cheaper for Fleet Use

With Los Angeles looking to curb air pollution, the city has teamed up with 30 other cities in the U.S. to make electric vehicles more affordable for fleet use.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-09-16 06:00 PT

California Steams Ahead for Carbon-Free Power Sources, Will Help EVs Grow

California Steams Ahead for Carbon-Free Power Sources, Will Help EVs Grow

With California’s state legislature approving a bill that requires the state to get 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2045, the state is putting itself in a good position to allow electric cars to thrive.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-09-09 09:00 PT

General Motors Investing $28 Million to Expand its EV Battery Lab

General Motors Investing $28 Million to Expand its EV Battery Lab

GM is investing $28 million in its Warren, Michigan battery lab as the company continues to improve its EV battery technology.

Eric Walz2018-09-07 11:28 PT

Nissan & EVgo Open 'I-95 Fast Charging ARC' Connecting Boston and Washington DC

Nissan & EVgo Open 'I-95 Fast Charging ARC' Connecting Boston and Washington DC

A partnership between Nissan Motor Co and EVgo has made traveling between Boston and Washington DC, one of the busiest traffic corridors in the U.S., a little easier. Nissan and EVgo have announced completion of their planned ‘Fast charging ARC’ connecting the cities of Boston and Washington DC.

FutureCar Staff 2018-09-06 17:01 PT

City of London Considering Ban on Non-EVs to Cut Air Pollution

City of London Considering Ban on Non-EVs to Cut Air Pollution

City of London’s air quality chief claims the upcoming plan the city’s mayor has in store won’t go far enough in curbing the city's worsening air pollution and has come out with a temporary solution by banning gasoline- and diesel-powered cars on specific streets.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-08-26 08:30 PT

China Quickly Taking Control of Cobalt as it Looks to Advance EV Industry

China Quickly Taking Control of Cobalt as it Looks to Advance EV Industry

With only a limited amount of cobalt globally, China is looking to take command control of cobalt mines to ensure the country has a strong foothold on expanding its electric-vehicle industry.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-08-18 06:00 PT

China’s BYD Wins Big U.S. Contract to Supply Electric Buses to the State of Georgia

China’s BYD Wins Big U.S. Contract to Supply Electric Buses to the State of Georgia

Chinese electric automaker BYD has won the bids to supply vehicles to the U.S. state of Georgia and Atlanta city, the company said in a statement released on Monday.

Derrick Smith2018-08-15 18:37 PT

NIO Files $1.8 Billion IPO, the Largest of Any Chinese Automaker

NIO Files $1.8 Billion IPO, the Largest of Any Chinese Automaker

Chinese electric vehicle start-up NIO on Monday filed for a $1.8 billion initial public offering of its American depositary shares, the largest U.S. listing to date by a Chinese automaker.

Eric Walz2018-08-15 13:08 PT

Supply Shortages Risk Bringing Record EV Sales to a Halt

Supply Shortages Risk Bringing Record EV Sales to a Halt

Electric vehicles may be coming off of record sales thanks to strong policies and falling battery costs, but supply issues, especially with cobalt, could bring those sales numbers to a screeching halt.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-08-12 16:15 PT

New Electric Vehicle Startup GYON Announces its Big Plans at Launch Press Event

New Electric Vehicle Startup GYON Announces its Big Plans at Launch Press Event

GYON, a new luxury electric vehicle startup, held its launch press conference last night in Los Angeles. The company announced its concept car design in collaboration with Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters Inc.(GFMI), a renowned automotive fabricator that helped design the famed Dodge Viper sports car.

Eric Walz2018-08-09 14:44 PT

Daimler to Build Smart EVs in China, According to Report

Daimler to Build Smart EVs in China, According to Report

German automaker Daimler is in talks to build electric Smart cars in China with a local partner, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, which was first reported by Automotive News Europe. Daimler is looking to boost sales of the compact-car brand in China—the world's largest EV market.

Derrick Smith2018-08-06 18:29 PT

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