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VW Says its Next-Generation Gas & Diesel-Powered Vehicles Will Be its Last

VW Says its Next-Generation Gas & Diesel-Powered Vehicles Will Be its Last

Volkswagen is reinforcing its commitment to a future of just electric vehicles. The German automaker announced that its next generation gas powered and diesel engine vehicles will be its last, as the company transitions to building only electric models.

Eric Walz2018-12-04 17:08 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

The BMW Vision iNEXT Gets its World Premiere at the LA Auto Show

The BMW Vision iNEXT Gets its World Premiere at the LA Auto Show

BMW offered the world’s first look of its Vision iNEXT vehicle today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The futuristic iNEXT just might become the future of personal mobility.

Eric Walz2018-11-28 14:05 PT

Volkswagen Converting Assembly Plants in Order to Build Europe’s Largest EV Production Network

Volkswagen Converting Assembly Plants in Order to Build Europe’s Largest EV Production Network

VW announced that it will convert two more plants in Germany to build electric vehicles, creating what the automaker said will be Europe's largest EV production network.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-14 12:03 PT

Hyundai Investing Another $250 Million in Singapore-based Grab to Promote EVs

Hyundai Investing Another $250 Million in Singapore-based Grab to Promote EVs

Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc. (Grab), one of Southeast Asia’s largest mobile platforms, announced an agreement in which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia will invest an additional $250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to promote EV programs across Southeast Asia.

Eric Walz2018-11-07 11:42 PT

BMW i4 Slated to Rival Tesla Sedans in 2021

BMW i4 Slated to Rival Tesla Sedans in 2021

During the recent Paris Motor Show, the current chairman of the board of management for BMW, Harald Krueger confirmed that the company will launch the BMW i4 shortly after the launch of BMW iX3 and iNEXT electric crossover.

Manish Kharinta2018-10-30 06:00 PT

Uber to Raise Prices in London to Help Drivers Switch to EVs

Uber to Raise Prices in London to Help Drivers Switch to EVs

With some help from riders, Uber is looking to make the switch to having all-electric vehicles in London.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-27 15:00 PT

General Motors is Pushing for National Zero Emissions Program

General Motors is Pushing for National Zero Emissions Program

General Motors is pushing for a National Zero Emissions Program (NZEV) to be adopted across all 50 states starting in 2021. On Friday, GM plans to file its proposed plan to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Eric Walz2018-10-26 11:51 PT

A Closer Look at VW’s MEB Platform, the Foundation for 10 Million Electric Vehicles

A Closer Look at VW’s MEB Platform, the Foundation for 10 Million Electric Vehicles

As VW shifts its focus to fully-electric models, the German automaker has build an entirely new modular platform to underpin its future vehicles. The new MEB platform represents an entirely new way of building cars at Volkswagen.

Eric Walz2018-10-18 13:41 PT

BMW Upgrades the Battery & Range on the New 2019 Electric i3

BMW Upgrades the Battery & Range on the New 2019 Electric i3

BMW has upgraded the battery for the upcoming 2019 i3, the company's compact, fully electric hatchback car. The battery pack upgrade will provide a longer range between charges. The battery storage capacity in now doubled compared to the original version for the i3.

Eric Walz2018-09-28 13:45 PT

EV Startup BYTON to Work with Bosch on Electric Powertrains and Braking Systems

EV Startup BYTON to Work with Bosch on Electric Powertrains and Braking Systems

Automotive supplier Bosch is to team up with Chinese-funded electric vehicle startup Byton, Reuters reported. Bosch will supply Byton with powertrain, brake and driver assistance systems, the company said in a statement.

FutureCar Staff 2018-09-25 13:55 PT

EVgo to Add 100’s More Public DC Fast Chargers in California by the End of 2018

EVgo to Add 100’s More Public DC Fast Chargers in California by the End of 2018

EVgo, which operates the largest public fast charging network in the U.S., announced that it has accelerated construction of EV chargers and will add hundreds more DC fast chargers this year in California alone. The state of California accounts for over half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S.

Eric Walz2018-09-21 11:33 PT

Volkswagen Reveals its MEB Platform for its New Line of Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen Reveals its MEB Platform for its New Line of Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen premiered its new MEB (modular electrification kit) electric vehicle platform yesterday in Frankfurt. The platform will be the foundation for 27 new fully-electric models the automaker plans to build. Volkswagen plans to build up to 10 million cars using the modular architecture.

Eric Walz2018-09-18 11:54 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

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

Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund in Talks to Invest $1 Billion in Tesla Rival Lucid Motors

Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund in Talks to Invest $1 Billion in Tesla Rival Lucid Motors

According to a Reuters report, the Saudi Arabia sovereign wealth fund is in talks to invest in luxury electric car startup Lucid Motors, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Sources told Reuters that the PIF and Lucid Motors have drawn up a term sheet under which PIF could invest more than $1 billion in Lucid Motors and obtain a majority ownership.

Eric Walz2018-08-20 12:13 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

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

Daimler to Build Smart EVs in China, According to Report

Daimler to Build Smart EVs in China, According to Report

German automaker Daimler is in talks to build electric Smart cars in China with a local partner, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, which was first reported by Automotive News Europe. Daimler is looking to boost sales of the compact-car brand in China—the world's largest EV market.

Derrick Smith2018-08-06 18:29 PT

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