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China’s BYD Receives Order for 130 Electric Buses, its Biggest Order to Date in the U.S.

Xilinx Announces New High-Performance Adaptive Devices for Autonomous Driving & ADAS Applications

Chinese Electric Vehicle Startup Xpeng Motors Raises $400 Million in Series C Funding

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China’s BYD Receives Order for 130 Electric Buses, its Biggest Order to Date in the U.S.

China’s BYD Receives Order for 130 Electric Buses, its Biggest Order to Date in the U.S.

BYD Company Ltd., which is based in Shenzhen, China, announced that the city of Los Angeles has placed the largest the largest single order of battery-electric buses to date in the United States. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) ordered 130 of BYD’s battery-electric K7M buses.

Nov 13, 2019 3:30 PM PT

Xilinx Announces New High-Performance Adaptive Devices for Autonomous Driving & ADAS Applications

Xilinx Announces New High-Performance Adaptive Devices for Autonomous Driving & ADAS Applications

At this week's Xilinx Developer Forum Europe 2019 in the Netherlands, Silicon Valley-based semiconductor company Xilinx, Inc., a leading supplier of silicon chips to global automakers and other industries, announced the expansion of its automotive-qualified 16 nanometer (nm) family of chips with two new devices—the automotive (XA) Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) 7EV and the 11EG.

Nov 13, 2019 11:00 AM PT

Chinese Electric Vehicle Startup Xpeng Motors Raises $400 Million in Series C Funding

Chinese Electric Vehicle Startup Xpeng Motors Raises $400 Million in Series C Funding

Electric vehicle startup Xpeng Motors today announced the signing of its Series C capital funding of US$400 million. The funding comes from a group of strategic and institutional investors, including corporate and individual investors and private equity firms.

Nov 12, 2019 5:00 PM PT

BMW Announces its Next-Gen Digital Key Technology

BMW Announces its Next-Gen Digital Key Technology

BMW announced today an update to its digital key technology that the automaker plans to introduce by the end of the year. BMW’s updated Digital Key will be enhanced by the ultra-wideband (UWB)-based release 3.0. This will offer maximum anti-theft protection and enable precise localization between the device and the vehicle.

Nov 12, 2019 11:10 AM PT

Tesla Unveils the First Model 3 Sedans Made in China

Tesla Unveils the First Model 3 Sedans Made in China

Tesla unveiled its first run of vehicles built in China late last week, an important milestone for the company as it prepares to start sales of domestically made electric sedans in China. The Deep Metallic Blue-painted Model 3s include Tesla badging in Chinese characters, differentiating them from their U.S. built counterparts.

Nov 11, 2019 4:30 PM PT

Hyundai Develops the World’s First Active Noise Cancelling Technology for Passenger Vehicles

Hyundai Develops the World’s First Active Noise Cancelling Technology for Passenger Vehicles

Hyundai Motor Group today announced it developed the world’s first “noise cancelling system” that may be well-suited for electric vehicles. The automaker calls the system Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) and says it's the first-ever system that can dramatically reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle.

Nov 11, 2019 10:50 AM PT

Polestar Opens Dealership in Oslo, Will Focus on China, U.S., Europe in 2020

Polestar Opens Dealership in Oslo, Will Focus on China, U.S., Europe in 2020

Oslo, Norway may seem like an odd place for Volvo’s Polestar to open up its first dealership, but the country has a large number of electric vehicles and individuals that are interested in EVs. Polestar, though, will be focusing on expanding to other parts of the world in 2020.

Nov 11, 2019 6:00 AM PT

All You Need to Know About the 900 HP Electric Ford Mustang Lithium

All You Need to Know About the 900 HP Electric Ford Mustang Lithium

Ford rolled up at the 2019 SEMA auto show with an all-electric pony car, a 900 BHP electric Mustang

Nov 10, 2019 12:30 PM PT

Waymo Already Looking to Expand “Rider Only” Autonomous Taxi Service

Waymo Already Looking to Expand “Rider Only” Autonomous Taxi Service

Riders in Phoenix, Arizona may be picked up in an autonomous Waymo robo-taxi soon, as the company recently started offering “rider-only” trips in the city at the end of October.

Nov 10, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Elon Musk Confirms Higher Capacity Battery Packs for the Tesla Model S/X Plaid Variants

Elon Musk Confirms Higher Capacity Battery Packs for the Tesla Model S/X Plaid Variants

Elon Musk announced this week that Tesla plans on using higher capacity battery packs for the Tesla Model S and Model X Plaid variants.

Nov 09, 2019 12:30 PM PT

Volkswagen Kicks Off Production of Fully-Electric ID.3

Volkswagen Kicks Off Production of Fully-Electric ID.3

Production of the ID.3 electric car officially began this week, marking a large fundamental change for the brand as it moves to electric vehicles.

Nov 09, 2019 6:00 AM PT

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Begins Construction on its Arizona Factory

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Begins Construction on its Arizona Factory

California-based luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has begun construction of an assembly factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, the company announced in a blog post. Lucid said the factory will begin production of the company’s luxury electric flagship sedan called the Lucid Air in late 2020.

Nov 08, 2019 2:30 PM PT

Toyota & BYD Establish Joint Company in China for Electric Vehicle Development

Toyota & BYD Establish Joint Company in China for Electric Vehicle Development

China’s BYD Company Ltd. (BYD) and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation announced that they have signed an agreement to establish a joint company to research and development of electric vehicles.

Nov 08, 2019 11:00 AM PT

Penn State University Researchers Test 10-Minute EV Charges

Penn State University Researchers Test 10-Minute EV Charges

If researchers at Penn State University find a way to get their invention on the market, electric-vehicle owners can say goodbye to long charge times.

Nov 08, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Ghost Locomotion Emerges from Stealth Mode, Plans to Retrofit Cars for Self-driving

Ghost Locomotion Emerges from Stealth Mode, Plans to Retrofit Cars for Self-driving

​A new Silicon Valley startup named Ghost Locomotion has emerged from stealth mode. Ghost’s autonomous driving system is designed to retrofit a production vehicle for highway driving, a much less complicated problem for software engineers to solve.

Nov 07, 2019 3:00 PM PT

Lyft is Encouraging People to Sell Their Vehicles for Ride-hailing Credit

Lyft is Encouraging People to Sell Their Vehicles for Ride-hailing Credit

Ride-hailing company Lyft is partnering with online used auto retailer Carvana to get people to ditch their cars. Residents of New York, Chicago or San Francisco who trade in and sell their vehicles on Carvana’s platform will receive $250 in Lyft credit along with a three months of free membership in Lyft’s monthly subscription service Pink.

Nov 07, 2019 10:45 AM PT

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