U.S. automaker General Motors has lost one of its top executives with Chief Financial Officer Dhivya Suryadevara unexpectedly departing the company. Suryadevara is leaving the Motor City for Silicon Valley, where she was named CFO of the online payments startup Stripe.
Aug 11, 2020 11:30 AM PT
Luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors can now claim the longest range for a production vehicle using an EPA approved test procedure. The company's first electric vehicle, the ultra-luxurious Lucid Air sedan, achieved an equivalent of 517 miles on a single charge, something that Tesla, or any other automaker, has yet to achieve.
Aug 11, 2020 6:15 AM PT
South Korean Automaker Hyundai will produce electric vehicles under a dedicated new brand named IONIQ. With the launch of the IONIQ brand, the automaker is aiming to become one of the world's top three manufacturers of battery-powered vehicles by 2025. The first IONIQ model will be the Ioniq 5, a midsize all-electric crossover based on the futuristic 45 concept first unveiled in Sept 2019 at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Aug 10, 2020 1:45 PM PT
Here's a quick comparison of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQS luxury-electric sedan and its chief rivals in the segment—the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan.
Aug 10, 2020 1:30 PM PT
Thanks to Formula E and the I-Pace eTrophy, both major all-electric racing forms of motorsport that Jaguar competes in, the I-Pace has been updated.Aug 10, 2020 5:00 AM PT
Electric automaker Xpeng Motors is planning to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), becoming the latest electric vehicle company to launch an IPO in the U.S. to raise new capital to challenge Tesla. Xpeng is hoping to cash in on the current investor trend of pouring money in new electric vehicle startups.Aug 09, 2020 10:00 AM PT
Thank the Tesla Model Y or simply the introduction of more competition, because Audi’s just made the e-tron much more competitive.Aug 09, 2020 7:00 AM PT
In a study conducted by the American Automobile Association, modern driver-assist systems had an issue every eight miles. That makes them “far from 100% reliable.”Aug 08, 2020 7:00 AM PT
U.S. automaker General Motors unveiled the much anticipated battery-powered Cadillac LYRIQ luxury crossover on Thursday Night in an online event. The futuristic and sleek Lyriq represents the future of Cadillac, but also that of General Motors, as the company transitions to building more purely electric vehicles. The Lyriq also marks the beginning of Cadillac being reborn as an exclusive, luxury electric brand.Aug 07, 2020 11:30 AM PT
Mercedes Benz announced on Wednesday it will strengthen its alliance with Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL). The automaker is counting on CATL to deliver battery packs capable of providing its future electric vehicles with at least a 435 mile (700 km) range, as well as offering faster recharging times.Aug 06, 2020 3:00 PM PT
Silicon Valley-based ChargePoint announced $127 million in new equity financing this week. The new investment brings the company’s total funding to $660 million so far. Before its latest funding, ChargePoint was valued at $1.25 billion as it continues to expand its EV charging network.Aug 06, 2020 10:50 AM PT
Smart City technology developer Applied Information, Inc. announced today its plans to bring Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology to the island of Hawaii. The company is working with wireless technology developer Qualcomm on the pilot, in which C-V2X technology will be integrated into 34 traffic signals along the high-traffic Nimitz Corridor in Honolulu.Aug 05, 2020 1:15 PM PT
German luxury automaker Mercedes Benz has launched the next-generation of its Mercedes “me” apps. The three new apps allow drivers to stay connected to their Mercedes Benz vehicles. The updated app interface lets drivers check their vehicle's status remotely, activate vehicle controls, schedule service, or summon roadside assistance from wherever they are.Aug 04, 2020 8:00 PM PT
Ford Motor Company will have a new CEO as of Oct 1. Ford announced this offering that its Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley will take over as its new leader while current CEO Jim Hackett announces his retirement. The move comes as Ford's stock has underperformed under Hackett's leadership.Aug 04, 2020 10:30 AM PT
For the past three years, China's Baidu has been developing autonomous driving technology with over 100 industry partners as part of its open Apollo platform. Now the company says the world’s first production-ready compute platform specifically for autonomous vehicles is ready for application. Baidu calls it the “Apollo Computing Unit" (ACU). The ACU will support Baidu’s autonomous parking feature called Apollo Valet Parking.Aug 03, 2020 6:00 PM PT
BMW’s world-renowned 3 Series performance sedan is the latest model to join the carmaker’s electrification movement. Here's what we know so far.Aug 03, 2020 3:00 PM PT
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