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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

Electric Automaker NIO Launches $1.3 Billion IPO

Electric Automaker NIO Launches $1.3 Billion IPO

Chinese electric automaker NIO launched a U.S. stock sale that could raise up to $1.32 billion. NIO is looking to top Tesla’s Model X in China with its new electric SUV the ES8.

Eric Walz2018-08-29 12:51 PT

Faraday Future Completes Assembly of its First Pre-Production FF91

Faraday Future Completes Assembly of its First Pre-Production FF91

Troubled electric automaker Faraday Future (FF) appears to be making progress on its plans to deliver its first luxury electric vehicle. The company held an event today to celebrate the completion of the first pre-production model of its planned FF91 flagship.

Paul Young2018-08-28 18:21 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

Elon Musk Confirms That Saudi Arabia Wealth Fund Offered to Take Tesla Private

Elon Musk Confirms That Saudi Arabia Wealth Fund Offered to Take Tesla Private

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed in a blog post that the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund approached him multiple times about taking Tesla private. He said they first met with him at the beginning of 2017.

Jacky Ho2018-08-13 12:05 PT

Tesla Senior VP of Engineering Leaves to Join Apple’s 'Project Titan'

Tesla Senior VP of Engineering Leaves to Join Apple’s 'Project Titan'

​Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is returning to Apple, the company said on Thursday. Most recently, Field oversaw Model 3 engineering at Tesla.

Eric Walz2018-08-10 12:31 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

Nikola Motor Raises $100 Million This Month for its Hydrogen-Powered Trucks

Nikola Motor Raises $100 Million This Month for its Hydrogen-Powered Trucks

Nikola Motor Company has announced it raised more than $100 million this month to help the company launch and scale its hydrogen-powered trucks in 2020. The company’s CEO Trevor Milton announced that he anticipates the current month long $200 million C round will be oversubscribed, after Nikola reached $100 million in new funding in just the first week.

Jeremy Carlton2018-08-08 16:57 PT

Electric Vehicles Expected to Cost More as Tax Credits Run Out

Electric Vehicles Expected to Cost More as Tax Credits Run Out

Think electric cars from Tesla and General Motors cost a lot of money now? Prices are expected to increase in the near future as the $7,500 tax credits are set to run out before the end of 2018.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-08-06 12:00 PT

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