Ford Announces the Company Will Invest $11 Billion in Electric Vehicles by 2022

Ford CEO Jim Hackett has had a busy week. After appearing at CES last week in Las Vegas, Hackett has returned to Detroit, joining Ford Chairman, Bill Ford in announcing that the Ford Motor Co. will be investing $11 billion in electric vehicles (EVs) by the year 2022.

Eric Walz2018-01-16 09:30 PT

Nissan Brings its Autonomous IMx EV Concept to CES

Automotive technology was on full display at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Nissan showed off its IMx concept vehicle, offering a glimpse of what Nissan’s electric, autonomous future could look like. The IMx, first debuted at the Tokyo motor show at the end of last year.

Eric Walz2018-01-11 15:54 PT

BYTON Debuts its Intelligent Connected SUV Concept at CES

BYTON is on a mission the change the driving experience and debuted its connected, intelligent, electric SUV of the future today at CES in Las Vegas. The vehicle is more just transportation, its a smart device on wheels, with an electric powertrain that offers a 325 mile range.

Eric Walz2018-01-07 18:15 PT

Honda Exploring Solid-State Battery Technology

Honda Motor Co is considering developing all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as a growing number of global automakers seek to develop powerful, next-generation car batteries to reduce vehicle emissions, Reuters has reported.

Eric Walz2017-12-22 10:25 PT

Toyota Plans to Sell 5 Million Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Per Year by 2030

Toyota Motor Corporation announced yesterday its renewed plans to introduce electric and hybrid vehicles in the next decade.

Eric Walz2017-12-19 16:08 PT

NIO Launches Electric ES8 SUV in China Costing Less Than Tesla’s Model X

Chinese automaker NIO, formerly known as NextEV, celebrates the first “NIO Day” at Beijing Wukesong Arena with the official launch of the company’s new battery-powered ES8 SUV.

Eric Walz2017-12-18 15:52 PT

Ford Moving its Self-Driving & EV Teams Back to Detroit

Ford Motor Company today announced plans to move its key autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle business and strategy teams to the city where the company got its start —Detroit, Michigan.

Eric Walz2017-12-14 17:19 PT

Toyota Expands Partnership With Panasonic on Battery Technology

Toyota Motor Corp. is strengthening its partnership with battery producer Panasonic Corp., as the world’s largest automaker accelerates efforts towards electric cars.

Eric Walz2017-12-13 17:25 PT

SPECIAL FEATURE: Unraveling the DNA of the Car of the Future, Part One

This multipart special feature looks at the rapid advancements in the automobile over the past twenty years, to the car of the future. From the humble beginnings of the electric car, to fully autonomous, internet connected vehicles equipped with advanced safety systems, powered entirely by electricity.

Eric Walz2017-12-12 10:00 PT

China EV Startup WM Motor Secures New Funding Led by Baidu Capital

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup WM Motor Technology Co Ltd will receive a sizable investment from a group of investors led by Baidu Capital, a unit of Chinese internet search firm Baidu Inc, WM Motors’ founder and chief executive told Reuters.

Eric Walz2017-12-08 15:34 PT

MIT Finds Subcompact Produces Less Emissions Than Tesla Model S

In testing, MIT found that a Mitsubishi Mirage emitted less “lifetime CO2” than a Tesla Model S, but there’s one catch.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-11-18 09:30 PT

Private Energy Company E.ON, Charging Provider Clever to Build Charging Stations Across Europe

Summary: E.ON, an international private energy company, has teamed with Danish charging provider Clever in the hopes of lining European highways with fast-charging stations.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-11-17 09:00 PT

Chinese EV Startup Nio Raises $1 Billion From Tencent & Others

​Nio, the Chinese electric vehicle startup whose U.S. subsidiary is led by former Cisco Systems technology chief Padmasree Warrior, has reportedly raised $1 billion in new funding at a valuation of about $5 billion.

Eric Walz2017-11-09 14:00 PT

Tesla Reportedly Reaches a Deal to Build Factory in China

Tesla has reached a deal with the Shanghai government to build a factory in the city's free trade zone, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The deal would make Tesla the first foreign automaker to build wholly-owned plant in China and will help Tesla gain a foothold in the growing Chinese market for EVs.

Eric Walz2017-10-23 10:27 PT

China's Chongqing Changan to Stop Selling Combustion Engine Cars by 2025

Chinese automaker Chongqing Changan said on Thursday said it would stop selling internal combustion engine cars starting in 2025, and instead invest more than 100 billion yuan ($15.10 billion) to advance its ‘new energy strategy’.

Eric Walz2017-10-19 12:37 PT

Singulato Motors CEO Tiger Shen Hopes its iS6 EV Will Help Bring Blue Skies Back to Beijing

At the Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneur Forum 2017 held in Silicon Valley last week, Tiger Shen, co-founder and CEO of Singulato Motors presented the company’s new iS6 electric SUV. Futurecar was there to cover the event.

Eric Walz2017-10-02 17:09 PT

Mazda, With Help from Toyota, Will Electrify Entire Lineup

In order to keep up with demand for electric vehicles around the world, Mazda recently announced plans to electrify all of its models after 2030.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-09-24 10:00 PT

Proterra’s Electric Bus Sets World Record of 1,013 Miles on a Single Charge

Proterra, the electric bus company based in Silicon Valley, claimed a world record for electric vehicle range on Tuesday. Its Catalyst E2 all-electric bus traveled 1,101.2 miles over a test track on a single charge.

Eric Walz2017-09-19 14:38 PT

Roviero Hopes to Revolutionize EV Charging

Roviero was one of the many promising start-ups in attendance at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. The company hopes to make it easier for EV owners to charge their vehicles, by using autonomous chargers.

Eric Walz2017-09-18 14:15 PT

BorgWarner's Leading 48-Volt Technologies Electrify Vehicles for Better Efficiency

BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, foresees a global shift in propulsion demands with EVs and hybrid vehicles.

Eric Walz2017-09-12 15:05 PT

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