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Electrify America Opens the First 350 kW EV Charging Location in California

Electrify America Opens the First 350 kW EV Charging Location in California

San Francisco Premium Outlets became California's first location for electric vehicle (EV) chargers featuring ultra-fast recharging speeds up to 350 kilowatts (kW). The 350 kW chargers are capable of recharging an electric vehicle quickly, providing another 200 miles of range in just 10 minutes.

Eric Walz2018-12-07 15:27 PT

Volkswagen Plans to Open a North American Factory to Build EVs

Volkswagen Plans to Open a North American Factory to Build EVs

Volkswagen was one of the world’s many top automakers bringing its new models to the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Besides showing off its new 2019 model lineup, the German company announced plans to open a North American factory to build electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-11-30 11:12 PT

Audi Debuts its e-tron GT Concept, a 4-Door Electric Car Set to Rival Tesla

Audi Debuts its e-tron GT Concept, a 4-Door Electric Car Set to Rival Tesla

Luxury automaker Audi today became a formidable challenger to Tesla, when it debuted the all-electric e-tron GT 4-door sedan, the company’s second new all-electric vehicle. The GT concept was one of the most anticipated debuts at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

Eric Walz2018-11-28 16:53 PT

SF Motors Develops a Patented Autonomous Parking System

SF Motors Develops a Patented Autonomous Parking System

SF Motors, the Silicon Valley-based electric car startup that will soon deliver its first electric vehicle to customers in China, hopes to take the frustration out of trying to park in tight spaces.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-27 20:44 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

VW Planning an Electric Car Priced Under $23,000 to Rival Tesla

VW Planning an Electric Car Priced Under $23,000 to Rival Tesla

Volkswagen is planning to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros ($22,836) and protect German industrial jobs by converting three of its factories to build fully-electric to rival electric automaker Tesla, a source familiar with the plans said to Reuters.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-08 14:44 PT

Nikola Motor Co is Building a Hydrogen-Electric Truck for the European Market

Nikola Motor Co is Building a Hydrogen-Electric Truck for the European Market

As the auto industry focuses much of its attention on developing electric vehicles, Nikola Motor Company is developing hydrogen-powered semi trucks as a viable alternative to traditional diesel-powered trucks. The truck manufacturer has announced a new hydrogen-powered truck specifically for the European market.

Eric Walz2018-11-06 15:34 PT

Struggling EV Startup Faraday Future Lays Off Workers & Cuts Wages By 20 Percent

Struggling EV Startup Faraday Future Lays Off Workers & Cuts Wages By 20 Percent

​Faraday Future (FF), the struggling electric vehicle startup has announced significant layoffs and employee salary cuts of 20 percent, as the company burns through its cash in pursuit of Tesla and other electric vehicle startups in the luxury electric car space.

FutureCar Staff 2018-10-23 18:21 PT

BMW Teams Up with Sweden’s Northvolt for Sustainable EV Batteries

BMW Teams Up with Sweden’s Northvolt for Sustainable EV Batteries

German automaker BMW is partnering with Swedish battery company Northvolt and Belgian materials recycling group Umicore on a project to create a sustainable life cycle for the EV batteries used in future models, the companies said on Monday.

Eric Walz2018-10-15 12:51 PT

Mercedes to Offer Level-3 Autonomous Driving on the Next S-Class

Mercedes to Offer Level-3 Autonomous Driving on the Next S-Class

Luxury automaker Mercedes Benz announced that the next S-Class, the company’s flagship sedan, will offer Level 3 autonomous driving technology, allowing drivers to take their eyes off the road in certain situations. The technology will be made available in the next S-Class and will eventually be offered on other Mercedes models.

Eric Walz2018-10-11 11:47 PT

EXCLUSIVE First Drive: The All New 2019 Fully-Electric Jaguar I-PACE

EXCLUSIVE First Drive: The All New 2019 Fully-Electric Jaguar I-PACE

This past week, we had the chance to drive the new 2019 fully-electric Jaguar I-Pace throughout northern California before it reaches dealer showrooms later this fall. The I-Pace is the first fully-electric vehicle from the luxury automaker and one of the most anticipated new electric models coming out this year.

Eric Walz2018-09-29 13:57 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

Electric Car Brand Polestar Announces Plans for a Subscription Service & ‘Polestar Spaces’

Electric Car Brand Polestar Announces Plans for a Subscription Service & ‘Polestar Spaces’

At a event in New York, Polestar Performance AB announced details of how it will sell and market its electric vehicles—the Polestar 1 and Polestar 2. Polestar is the new performance luxury electric brand of Volvo Cars, wholly owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co.

FutureCar Staff 2018-09-20 18:50 PT

Audi Unveils its Electric e-tron SUV at World Premier Event in San Francisco

Audi Unveils its Electric e-tron SUV at World Premier Event in San Francisco

Audi is finally ready to take on Tesla and other automakers with a luxury, battery-powered vehicle. At a world premier event held last night in San Francisco, Audi debuted its first fully-electric vehicle, the e-tron compact crossover. Futurecar was there for the unveiling.

Eric Walz2018-09-18 15:41 PT

Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Announces $1 Billion Investment from Saudi’s PIF

Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Announces $1 Billion Investment from Saudi’s PIF

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has agreed to invest over $1 billion in California-based luxury electric automaker Lucid Motors, a startup looking to rival Tesla with a ultra-luxurious car called the Air.

Eric Walz2018-09-17 11:13 PT

Volvo Unveils a Autonomous Electric Truck With No Cab

Volvo Unveils a Autonomous Electric Truck With No Cab

While much of the automotive industry is focused on driverless cars, a handful of companies are developing autonomous or battery-powered trucks. Sweden's Volvo is the first to combine both technologies in a radical new design.The company showed off a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday–with no cab.

Eric Walz2018-09-13 15:34 PT

French Energy Co Saft to Begin Producing Next-Gen EV Batteries by 2020

French Energy Co Saft to Begin Producing Next-Gen EV Batteries by 2020

France's Saft, a subsidiary of energy company Total, expects to begin mass production of next-generation lithium ion batteries starting in early 2020. Saft is part of a four-way European battery alliance between Siemens AG, Manz AG and Belgian chemical company Solvay.

FutureCar Staff 2018-09-13 12:46 PT

China’s Tesla Rival NIO Raises $1 Billion in its U.S. IPO, Falls Short of Expectations

China’s Tesla Rival NIO Raises $1 Billion in its U.S. IPO, Falls Short of Expectations

Chinese electric automaker NIO debuted on the New York Stock Exchange this morning, raising $1 billion with its U.S. IPO, much lower than NIO’s earlier target of $2 billion to $3 billion previously reported by The Wall Street Journal. NIO’s target would have been the largest U.S. listing to date by any Chinese automaker.

Eric Walz2018-09-12 11:22 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

Mercedes Benz Takes Aim at Tesla and Unveils the EQC, its First All-Electric Vehicle

Mercedes Benz Takes Aim at Tesla and Unveils the EQC, its First All-Electric Vehicle

At an event in Stockholm, the German automaker unveiled its EQC, the first fully-electric vehicle from the Mercedes Benz nameplate set to give Tesla some serious competition in the luxury electric segment.

Eric Walz2018-09-04 13:34 PT

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