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China’s FAW to Partner with BYTON to Build its Electric Vehicles

China’s FAW to Partner with BYTON to Build its Electric Vehicles

China’s oldest automaker FAW (First Automotive Works), has announced a partnership with BYTON—one of China’s newest electric automakers. The collaboration is another example of a tech company partnering with a traditional automaker in an automotive industry on the verge of widespread electrification and autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2018-04-20 10:49 PT

China to End Foreign Ownership Caps on Local Auto Companies by 2022

China to End Foreign Ownership Caps on Local Auto Companies by 2022

​China said it will end foreign ownership caps on local auto companies by 2022 and will remove restrictions on new-energy vehicle (NEV) ventures this year, a major shift that will open the doors to one of the world’s largest automotive markets to foreign carmakers such as Tesla.

Eric Walz2018-04-17 17:17 PT

Experts Believe Autonomous Cars Should Meet Specific Standards After Fatal Accidents

Experts Believe Autonomous Cars Should Meet Specific Standards After Fatal Accidents

Before letting driverless cars free on streets, experts believe they should be able to meet specific standards on their ability to detect hazards.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-15 09:30 PT

Volvo Announces its First Electric Truck for Commercial Use

Volvo Announces its First Electric Truck for Commercial Use

Volvo Trucks announced its first all-electric truck for commercial use—the Volvo FL Electric. Sales and series production of the new model will start in Europe next year.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-13 14:46 PT

Mercedes Benz Plans New EQ S Electric Sedan

Mercedes Benz Plans New EQ S Electric Sedan

​Mercedes Benz is planning to challenge Tesla in the luxury electric car space occupied by the Model S. The company is developing a battery-powered full-size sedan, challenging Tesla and possibly luring away luxury electric-car buyers.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-12 18:43 PT

China President Xi Jinping Vows to Cut Auto Import Tariffs

China President Xi Jinping Vows to Cut Auto Import Tariffs

China’s President Xi Jinping promised to cut the country’s auto import tariffs and ease restrictions on foreign ownership in the country's automotive industry amid an escalating trade dispute with the Trump Administration.

FutureCar Staff 2018-04-10 15:25 PT

Xpeng Motors Plans to Raise $2.7 Billion This Year to Take on Tesla in China

Xpeng Motors Plans to Raise $2.7 Billion This Year to Take on Tesla in China

Alibaba and Foxconn backed Xiaopeng Motors plans to raise 17 billion yuan ($2.7 billion) in funds this year as the Chinese car startup seeks to take on rivals in China—the world’s biggest market for electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-04-09 13:52 PT

SF Motors Reveals its First Electric Vehicles, the Stunning SF5 and SF7

SF Motors Reveals its First Electric Vehicles, the Stunning SF5 and SF7

Tonight, at a special event at their Silicon Valley headquarters, SF Motors revealed the results of their work for the past two years—the global premier of two new electric vehicles, the SF5 and SF7.

Eric Walz2018-03-28 22:21 PT

SF Motors Reveals its First Electric Vehicles, the Stunning SF5 and SF7

SF Motors Reveals its First Electric Vehicles, the Stunning SF5 and SF7

Tonight, at a special event at their Silicon Valley headquarters, SF Motors revealed the results of their work for the past two years—the global premier of two new electric vehicles, the SF5 and SF7.

Eric Walz2018-03-28 22:21 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

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

Lithium Producers for Tesla’s Batteries to Get a Dedicated Hedge Fund

Lithium Producers for Tesla’s Batteries to Get a Dedicated Hedge Fund

The increasing sales of electric vehicles (EVs) has led to rapidly increasing demand for lithium. As a result, the financial industry is stepping up to help investors looking to cash in on the demand.

Eric Walz2018-01-19 12:32 PT

Toyota Expands Partnership With Panasonic on Battery Technology

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

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

BYTON Opens North American Headquarters in Silicon Valley

BYTON Opens North American Headquarters in Silicon Valley

Chinese electric vehicle startup BYTON opened its new Silicon Valley office on Friday, marking further progress in the company's push to establish a global presence.

Eric Walz2017-12-04 10:58 PT

Nov 29th, 2017 News of the Day: BMW unveils new i8 Roadster and Coupe with more electric range

Nov 29th, 2017 News of the Day: BMW unveils new i8 Roadster and Coupe with more electric range

Nov 29th, 2017 News of the Day

Lydia2017-11-29 18:00 PT

Lucid Motors Moves to Larger Location as the Company Prepares for Growth

Lucid Motors Moves to Larger Location as the Company Prepares for Growth

California electric car start-up Lucid Motors has announced its move to a new, larger headquarters in nearby Newark, California at the Pacific Research Center. The new facility is twice as big as its current Silicon Valley location.

Eric Walz2017-11-27 15:30 PT

MIT Finds Subcompact Produces Less Emissions Than Tesla Model S

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

Tesla Acquires Assembly Line Automation Company Perbix

Tesla Acquires Assembly Line Automation Company Perbix

Tesla Motors Inc. will develop an engineering presence in Minnesota with its purchase of Brooklyn Park-based Perbix, the electric automaker said.Perbix has quietly been working with Tesla for nearly three years and helped create some of the most advanced tools it uses in its factories, including a system to make the drive-unit rotors for Tesla cars at the company's Fremont, California factory.

Eric Walz2017-11-06 16:51 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

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