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All You Need to Know About Rivian’s Design Center and Giant EV Battery Pack

Volkswagen Announces EV Plants in China to Compete With Tesla

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Einride’s T-pod L4 Driverless Trucks Hit Public Roads in Sweden

Einride’s T-pod L4 Driverless Trucks Hit Public Roads in Sweden

The service is part of the startup’s ongoing collaboration with German logistics group DB Schenker. By the end of 2020, the startup wants to have 200 autonomous trucks operating on public roadways.

May 20, 2019 5:00 AM PT

All You Need to Know About Rivian’s Design Center and Giant EV Battery Pack

All You Need to Know About Rivian’s Design Center and Giant EV Battery Pack

Electric vehicle startup Rivian is targeting an ambitious all-electric driving range of 400 miles for the upcoming R1T electric pickup truck and here’s how the company aims to do it.

May 19, 2019 8:12 PM PT

Volkswagen Announces EV Plants in China to Compete With Tesla

Volkswagen Announces EV Plants in China to Compete With Tesla

In roughly 12 months, Volkswagen aims to have two electric-vehicle plants in China operational to build a total of 600,000 battery-powered cars to take on Tesla.

May 19, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Tesla Launches Software Update to Address Recent Battery Fires

Tesla Launches Software Update to Address Recent Battery Fires

In response to some high-profile battery fires, Tesla has released a software update claiming it was launched “out of an abundance of caution.”

May 18, 2019 11:30 AM PT

EVs Expected to Account For Half of New-Car Sales by 2040

EVs Expected to Account For Half of New-Car Sales by 2040

A new analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance claims that electric cars are on path to account for 57 percent of all passenger car sales worldwide by 2040.

May 18, 2019 6:00 AM PT

EV Startup Bolt Mobility Introduces its Two-Seater Bolt Nano

EV Startup Bolt Mobility Introduces its Two-Seater Bolt Nano

Miami, Florida-based Bolt Mobility, unveiled its new Bolt Nano on Thursday. The Nano is Bolt's first two-passenger electric vehicle, which joins the company’s fleet of e-scooters including the Bolt Original, the Bolt One and the Bolt Chariot.

May 17, 2019 6:16 PM PT

Air Taxi Startup Lilium Tests its Prototype 5-Passenger VTOL Electric Jet

Air Taxi Startup Lilium Tests its Prototype 5-Passenger VTOL Electric Jet

German startup Lilium and the aviation startup just staged the first successful maiden flight of a five-seater VTOL prototype that it aims to bring into service by 2025.

May 17, 2019 12:55 PM PT

The NTSB Determines Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Was Engaged Before Fatal Crash in Florida

The NTSB Determines Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Was Engaged Before Fatal Crash in Florida

After a fatal accident in Florida involving a Tesla Model S operating in “Autopilot” mode, the National Highway Safety Board (NHSB) launched an investigation. The preliminary report determined that the driver engaged Autopilot around 10 seconds before crashing.

May 16, 2019 3:00 PM PT

Germany Opens First Electric Highway to Charge Hybrid Semi-Trucks

Germany Opens First Electric Highway to Charge Hybrid Semi-Trucks

The electric highway features overhead wires that will allow hybrid semi-trucks to recharge their batteries while on the move.

May 16, 2019 9:57 AM PT

Hyundai Develops a ‘Smart Air Purification’ System That Uses a Laser-based Sensor to Monitor Air Quality

Hyundai Develops a ‘Smart Air Purification’ System That Uses a Laser-based Sensor to Monitor Air Quality

Hyundai Motor Group announced it developed an intelligent “Smart Air Purification” system that monitors interior air quality and automatically filters the air inside the vehicle's cabin using a laser-based sensor.

May 15, 2019 5:00 PM PT

U.S. Lawmakers Are Supporting a Electric Vehicle Supply Chain Policy to Help Secure Raw Materials for EV Batteries

U.S. Lawmakers Are Supporting a Electric Vehicle Supply Chain Policy to Help Secure Raw Materials for EV Batteries

As more electric vehicles enter the market from global automakers, there are concerns about securing an ample supply of raw materials, including cobalt and lithium used in EV battery cell production. On Tuesday, U.S. lawmakers moved closer to developing a national electric vehicle supply chain policy, with senators voicing bipartisan support for legislation designed to counter China's dominance in metals production and EV battery manufacturing.

May 15, 2019 10:00 AM PT

Highways England Tests Autonomous Trucks for Road Construction

Highways England Tests Autonomous Trucks for Road Construction

During the trials, driverless dump trucks will be used to haul excavated soil around the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon. Launching autonomous trucks is part of the agency’s massive plan to upgrade the local area’s road network.

May 15, 2019 5:00 AM PT

FCC Will Reconsider Opening the 5.9 GHz Band for Wi-Fi & Connected Cars

FCC Will Reconsider Opening the 5.9 GHz Band for Wi-Fi & Connected Cars

​The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to vote next month on launching a new review of a key band of the 5.9 Ghz spectrum that has been reserved for automakers that could boost Wi-Fi use, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. According to the FCC, the increase in spectrum will allow automakers to improve advanced driver assist systems.

May 14, 2019 2:08 PM PT

Illinois Becomes Latest State to Charge EV Owners With Annual Fee

Illinois Becomes Latest State to Charge EV Owners With Annual Fee

llinois Sen. Martin Sandoval has announced a plan would see drivers looking to register their electric vehicle pay $1,000 annually. That’s a dramatic increase of 5,614 percent from the current rate of $17.50 per year.

May 14, 2019 9:21 AM PT

U.S Drops Plans Requiring a Throttle, Brake Override System in Vehicles

U.S Drops Plans Requiring a Throttle, Brake Override System in Vehicles

​After dozens of fatal accidents a decade ago involving Toyota and Lexus vehicles that were initially blamed on faulty electronics leading to "unintended acceleration", the NHTSA proposed regulations that would have required that all motor vehicles have a brake pedal that can override the accelerator pedal in emergency situations. On Monday, the NHTSA said that since automakers have voluntarily installed these systems on all new vehicles, it's dropping plans mandate it.

May 13, 2019 2:58 PM PT

Electric Vehicle Startup Neuron EV Reveals its Visionary Smart Vehicle Called ‘HUB’

Electric Vehicle Startup Neuron EV Reveals its Visionary Smart Vehicle Called ‘HUB’

Neuron EV, visionary automotive company founded last year, unveiled a new type of electric vehicle today it calls the HUB. HUB stands for “Harmony, Utility, Balance” and the company’s futuristic vehicle is definitely unique.

May 13, 2019 10:32 AM PT

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