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Penn State Engineers Develop EV Battery Capable of Heating Itself in Winter

Penn State Engineers Develop EV Battery Capable of Heating Itself in Winter

For automakers that are planning to sell electric vehicles in cold climates, this technology could revolutionize the industry.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-07-07 14:30 PT

BMW Orders $1 Billion in EV Batteries from China’s CTAL

BMW Orders $1 Billion in EV Batteries from China’s CTAL

German automaker BMW has awarded a contract worth a little over billion euros ($1.16 billion) to China's lithium-ion battery maker CTAL to build a factory to produce cells for electric vehicles in Europe. CTAL is China's biggest lithium battery manufacturer.

Eric Walz2018-06-29 18:32 PT

​Electric Vehicle Startup Faraday Future Secures $2 Billion in Funding

​Electric Vehicle Startup Faraday Future Secures $2 Billion in Funding

Financially troubled luxury electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF) confirmed a major investment this week, which will help keep alive its dream of producing its first mass-market electric vehicle, the FF 91.

FutureCar Staff 2018-06-27 18:15 PT

Magna, JBEV Partner to Build Electric Cars in China

Magna, JBEV Partner to Build Electric Cars in China

North American automotive supplier Magna International Inc. looks to build and engineer electric cars in China, prompting the company to partner with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., which is China’s largest EV manufacturer.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-25 08:00 PT

VW Investing $100 Million in Solid State Battery Maker QuantumScape

VW Investing $100 Million in Solid State Battery Maker QuantumScape

Volkswagen is placing a big bet on solid state batteries for electric vehicles. The German automaker is investing $100 million in a new joint venture with Silicon Valley battery firm QuantumScape.

Eric Walz2018-06-21 17:57 PT

Uber Paying Drivers More to Use EVs in New Pilot Program

Uber Paying Drivers More to Use EVs in New Pilot Program

Uber is encouraging its driver partners to adopt electric vehicles. The company launched a new pilot with a important incentive for its drivers to use electric vehicles—higher pay.

Eric Walz2018-06-19 16:22 PT

NTSB to Investigate Tesla Model S Fire in California

NTSB to Investigate Tesla Model S Fire in California

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sending a technical specialist to oversee Tesla’s examination of a Model S that caught fire while driving in slow moving traffic in Santa Monica, California last Friday, the agency said in a statement Monday.

Eric Walz2018-06-19 13:16 PT

EVgo Upgrades Over 20 California EV Charging Stations to Support More Models

EVgo Upgrades Over 20 California EV Charging Stations to Support More Models

EVgo, largest EV charging network in the U.S., continues its expansion to support the adoption of electric vehicles. The company announced today the completion of a two month project to upgrade 21 of its popular fast-charging stations in three key California markets.

FutureCar Staff 2018-06-14 17:48 PT

Mercedes Benz Reveals its Electric EQA Concept in New Video

Mercedes Benz Reveals its Electric EQA Concept in New Video

Mercedes-Benz has released a video of the EQA concept vehicle, the car that might challenge Tesla’s Model 3 electric sedan, as the luxury German automaker gears up to introduce a new lineup of fully-electric models.

FutureCar Staff 2018-06-11 11:35 PT

Electric Carmaker BYTON Secures $500 Million in Series B Round

Electric Carmaker BYTON Secures $500 Million in Series B Round

BYTON, the EV startup that is going up against Tesla with its luxury electric SUV, today concluded its successful Series-B fundraising round of $500 million from multiple major investors that include FAW Group, Tus-Holdings and CATL.

Eric Walz2018-06-11 10:39 PT

Volvo's New Business Plan Includes a Major Shift to Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo's New Business Plan Includes a Major Shift to Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced new financial and operational goals that will position the company as a leading player in the changing global automotive landscape by 2025. A large part of the plans include autonomous and electric vehicles, with autonomous vehicles comprising one third of all Volvo models sold.

FutureCar Staff 2018-06-07 16:46 PT

Honda Partners with GM to Develop Next-Gen EV Batteries

Honda Partners with GM to Develop Next-Gen EV Batteries

​General Motors and Honda announced an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies’ plans for all-electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-06-07 10:54 PT

GM Now Plans to Introduce 20 New Electric Car Models in China by 2023

GM Now Plans to Introduce 20 New Electric Car Models in China by 2023

General Motors is ramping up the launch of electric vehicles in China, the world’s largest market for electric and plug-in-hybrid vehicles. The U.S. automaker announced plans to introduce 10 more new energy vehicles (NEVs) in the China market between 2021 and 2023, in addition to its existing plans to launch 10 EV models between 2016 and 2020.

Eric Walz2018-06-05 12:36 PT

California to Spend $768M on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

California to Spend $768M on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

In a push to support the adoption of to electric vehicles in California, the state’s utilities will invest nearly $768 million to expand a network of electric vehicle charging stations and build other infrastructure as California looks to have 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads by 2030.

Eric Walz2018-06-01 11:12 PT

Audi's New e-tron SUV Improves on Aerodynamics, Gets 'Virtual Mirrors'

Audi's New e-tron SUV Improves on Aerodynamics, Gets 'Virtual Mirrors'

Audi’s new e-tron, the company’s first, fully electric SUV, will have cameras on the doors to replace the traditional, bulky mirror housings. Not only do the camera reduce drag to improve range, they increase safety by reducing blind spots by offered a wider view around the vehicle.

FutureCar Staff 2018-05-30 13:55 PT

Wireless Charging Technology Will be Offered in Electric Vehicles in Next Two Years

Wireless Charging Technology Will be Offered in Electric Vehicles in Next Two Years

One of the leading wireless tech company has revealed that wireless charging for electric and plug-in vehicles will be available on a wide scale within the next 2 years. German automaker BMW has already Incorporated this technology and it's BMW 530e iPerformance vehicle.

Manish Kharinta2018-05-19 08:00 PT

Faraday Future Appoints Ford Motor Co. Executive as New VP Of Finance

Faraday Future Appoints Ford Motor Co. Executive as New VP Of Finance

Financially strapped electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF) announced today that Michael Agosta, former CFO of Ford Motor Company Middle East and Africa, has been appointed the position of Vice President of Finance in North America.

Eric Walz2018-05-18 15:17 PT

Tesla Registers Shanghai Electric Car Firm in China

Tesla Registers Shanghai Electric Car Firm in China

As China readies to end limits on foreign factory ownership, Tesla is looking to expand its footprint into the world’s biggest market for electric vehicles. The California-based electric automaker registered a new company in China—Tesla (Shanghai) Co Ltd.

FutureCar Staff 2018-05-14 17:47 PT

Audi Plans to Sell 800,000 EVs and Hybrid Cars by 2025

Audi Plans to Sell 800,000 EVs and Hybrid Cars by 2025

German automaker Audi announced its ambitious goals of selling 800,000 hybrid and electric vehicles by 2025. The company is looking to put the dieselgate scandal behind it and gain ground on electric carmaker Tesla in the premium electric vehicle category.

FutureCar Staff 2018-05-09 18:11 PT

Ford & Zotye to Provide Smart Mobility Solutions for China’s Growing Ride-Hailing Market

Ford & Zotye to Provide Smart Mobility Solutions for China’s Growing Ride-Hailing Market

Ford Smart Mobility, the automaker’s subsidiary formed to design, build and invest in emerging mobility services, and China’s Zotye Auto have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish an electric vehicle solutions joint venture (JV) for China’s rapidly growing ride-hailing market.

Eric Walz2018-05-07 14:01 PT

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