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General Motors CFO Unexpectedly Departs to Take Role at Online Payment Startup Stripe

Lucid Motors Raises the Bar for EV Range With 517 Miles on a Single Charge for its Air Sedan

Hyundai Launches IONIQ as a Futuristic New Electric Brand

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General Motors CFO Unexpectedly Departs to Take Role at Online Payment Startup Stripe

General Motors CFO Unexpectedly Departs to Take Role at Online Payment Startup Stripe

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

Lucid Motors Raises the Bar for EV Range With 517 Miles on a Single Charge for its Air Sedan

Lucid Motors Raises the Bar for EV Range With 517 Miles on a Single Charge for its Air Sedan

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

Hyundai Launches IONIQ as a Futuristic New Electric Brand

Hyundai Launches IONIQ as a Futuristic New Electric Brand

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

Quick Comparison: The Mercedes-Benz EQS vs the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan

Quick Comparison: The Mercedes-Benz EQS vs the Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan

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

Jaguar Improves I-Pace Thanks to Knowledge From Formula E, I-Pace eTrophy

Jaguar Improves I-Pace Thanks to Knowledge From Formula E, I-Pace eTrophy

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

Chinese Electric Automaker Xpeng Motors Files for U.S. IPO in Bid to Challenge Tesla

Chinese Electric Automaker Xpeng Motors Files for U.S. IPO in Bid to Challenge Tesla

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

Audi Cuts e-tron Price, Increases Range for 2021 

Audi Cuts e-tron Price, Increases Range for 2021 

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

AAA Study Finds Modern Driver-Assist Systems Aren’t Reliable

AAA Study Finds Modern Driver-Assist Systems Aren’t Reliable

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

General Motors Unveils the Cadillac LYRIQ, Which Represents the Luxury Brand’s Future, But it Won’t Arrive Until Late 2022

General Motors Unveils the Cadillac LYRIQ, Which Represents the Luxury Brand’s Future, But it Won’t Arrive Until Late 2022

​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 is Strengthening its Alliance with China’s CATL for the Development of Electric Vehicle Batteries

Mercedes Benz is Strengthening its Alliance with China’s CATL for the Development of Electric Vehicle Batteries

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

EV Charging Operator ChargePoint Secures $127 Million in New Funding

EV Charging Operator ChargePoint Secures $127 Million in New Funding

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

Applied Information & Qualcomm to Integrate C-V2X Technology in Traffic Signals in Hawaii

Applied Information & Qualcomm to Integrate C-V2X Technology in Traffic Signals in Hawaii

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

Mercedes Benz Launches the Next-Generation ‘Mercedes me’ Apps to Keep Drivers Connected to Their Vehicles

Mercedes Benz Launches the Next-Generation ‘Mercedes me’ Apps to Keep Drivers Connected to Their Vehicles

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 Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley Will Take Over as CEO, Jim Hackett to Retire

Ford Motor Company Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley Will Take Over as CEO, Jim Hackett to Retire

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

China’s Baidu Announces That the World's First Autonomous Driving Compute Unit is Ready for Production

China’s Baidu Announces That the World's First Autonomous Driving Compute Unit is Ready for Production

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

Here’s What We Know About BMW's Battery-powered 3 Series Sedan

Here’s What We Know About BMW's Battery-powered 3 Series Sedan

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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