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GM to Invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Factory to Build Only Electric Vehicles

EV Buyers Can Expect Cheaper Batteries and More Chargers in 2020

Subaru Wants to Sell Only EVs by Mid-2030s

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GM to Invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Factory to Build Only Electric Vehicles

GM to Invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Factory to Build Only Electric Vehicles

General Motors announced its investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to convert the plant to build electric vehicles, including SUVs and pickup trucks. The revamped factory will be GM’s first assembly plant 100% devoted to EV production.

Jan 27, 2020 10:50 AM PT

EV Buyers Can Expect Cheaper Batteries and More Chargers in 2020

EV Buyers Can Expect Cheaper Batteries and More Chargers in 2020

According to research by BloombergNEF, European automakers and governments will move toward helping curb global warming with stricter carbon emissions regulations, which could force an electric-vehicle revolution.

Jan 27, 2020 10:00 AM PT

Subaru Wants to Sell Only EVs by Mid-2030s

Subaru Wants to Sell Only EVs by Mid-2030s

At a recent technology briefing in Japan, Subaru made startling announcements about its future involving electric vehicles and announced a new EV that will be jointly developed with Toyota.

Jan 26, 2020 3:05 PM PT

Consumer Interest in Tesla Spells Bad News for the Rest of the EV Industry, Claims Bloomberg

Consumer Interest in Tesla Spells Bad News for the Rest of the EV Industry, Claims Bloomberg

Traditional automakers are having a hard time going up against Tesla’s electric vehicles, which is why they have been so slow to introduce new electrified cars. Things are only going to get tougher for them.

Jan 26, 2020 6:30 AM PT

Here Are Some More Details About the Upcoming Tesla Model Y Crossover

Here Are Some More Details About the Upcoming Tesla Model Y Crossover

Tesla Model Y recently received its CARB certification, which indicates that deliveries will soon be underway. Here's what you need to know about Tesla's new electric crossover.

Jan 25, 2020 2:00 PM PT

The Kia Niro EV: It's the Electric Vehicle Consumers Should Be Buying

The Kia Niro EV: It's the Electric Vehicle Consumers Should Be Buying

Packed with features, boasting a range of 239 miles, and not requiring any compromises, the 2019 Kia Niro EV is an excellent electric car that manages to feel like a value option.

Jan 25, 2020 6:30 AM PT

Magna, Lyft's Autonomous Partner, is Ditching Self-Driving Tech

Magna, Lyft's Autonomous Partner, is Ditching Self-Driving Tech

Magna, a large automotive parts manufacturer, wants to fully switch gears into focusing on driver-assist equipment instead of tech that takes the driver completely out of the equation.

Jan 24, 2020 3:00 PM PT

Uber is Bringing its Self-Driving Cars to Washington D.C., with Humans Behind the Wheel

Uber is Bringing its Self-Driving Cars to Washington D.C., with Humans Behind the Wheel

​Ride-hailing company Uber is still working on its goal to add self-driving cars to its ride-hailing network. The company announced on Thursday that its bringing its self-driving vehicles to Washington D.C. The nation’s capital will be the sixth major city where Uber is mapping and collecting data for its self-driving vehicles.

Jan 24, 2020 10:55 AM PT

Mercedes Benz Scales Back Production of the Electric EQC Due to Battery Shortage

Mercedes Benz Scales Back Production of the Electric EQC Due to Battery Shortage

German business publication Manager Magazin reported on Thursday that Mercedes Benz parent Daimler has been forced to cut production of the EQC electric SUV by half, from 60,000 units to 30,000 due to the short supply of batteries from its Asian supplier LG Chem.

Jan 23, 2020 1:05 PM PT

Tesla Overtakes Volkswagen as the World’s Second Most Valuable Automaker

Tesla Overtakes Volkswagen as the World’s Second Most Valuable Automaker

With the company's stock at record highs, electric automaker Tesla has overtaken Volkswagen to become the world's second most valuable automaker with a market cap topping the $100 billion mark on Wednesday.

Jan 23, 2020 10:50 AM PT

BMW Invests $25 Million in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company

BMW Invests $25 Million in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company

BMW i Ventures, the EUR 500 million venture capital fund of German automaker BMW, announced today a $25 million investment in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company (SMC). The company is developing technology to create the “world’s most efficient electric motor.”

Jan 22, 2020 3:45 PM PT

Cruise Debuts the 'Origin', an Autonomous Urban Robotaxi Built for Ride-Hailing

Cruise Debuts the 'Origin', an Autonomous Urban Robotaxi Built for Ride-Hailing

Cruise debuted its fully-autonomous Origin shuttle at a media event last night in San Francisco. The futuristic self-driving shuttle was heavily engineered by Honda, with GM supplying the electric powertrain and Cruise tasked with developing the hardware and autonomous driving systems.

Jan 22, 2020 10:05 AM PT

Tesla Announces it Will Use Baidu Maps in its China-Made Vehicles

Tesla Announces it Will Use Baidu Maps in its China-Made Vehicles

Tesla announced in a post on its official Chinese Weibo account that it will use Baidu’s mapping services for its vehicles in China. The company said that its map data service provider will be replaced by Baidu so Tesla owners can have a “better driving experience on the road.”

Jan 21, 2020 2:30 PM PT

Uber is Testing a New Feature in California Allowing Some Drivers to Set Their Own Fares

Uber is Testing a New Feature in California Allowing Some Drivers to Set Their Own Fares

Uber announced on Tuesday its testing a feature that allows some drivers picking up passengers from airports in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Sacramento to charge up to five times the fare set by the company, Uber said.

Jan 21, 2020 10:55 AM PT

Kia Motors Reveals its $25 Billion Electrification Strategy for 2020-2025

Kia Motors Reveals its $25 Billion Electrification Strategy for 2020-2025

Kia Motors disclosed its $25 billion electrification strategy called "Plan S" and here's what you need to know.

Jan 20, 2020 2:00 PM PT

Waymo Commits to Using Safety Drivers in Autonomous Vehicles Long Term

Waymo Commits to Using Safety Drivers in Autonomous Vehicles Long Term

Human operators will be in Waymo’s self-driving cars for years to come, as the company recently signed a multiyear contract with Transdev North America for transportation workers.

Jan 20, 2020 8:00 AM PT

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