The large boost to the federal tax credit for electric vehicles under President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation is officially gone.
Jun 25, 2022 8:00 AM PT
New wireless communications technologies are being developed and tested by leading companies, including chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies, Applied Information, Audi of America and Commsignia in the city of Peachtree Corners, Georgia. The pilot in Georgia includes connecting vehicles with infrastructure such as traffic lights. As more connected vehicles are being sold by automakers, the technology has the potential to make roads much safer.
Jun 24, 2022 2:00 PM PT
Battery maker CATL, which is the world’s biggest supplier of electric vehicle batteries, unveiled its latest battery design named the “Qilin”. The energy-dense cell-to-pack battery can allow an electric vehicle to travel over 600 miles on a charge. The battery achieves the world’s highest volume utilization efficiency of 72%, which could become a game changer for the auto industry.
Jun 23, 2022 12:00 PM PT
Electric performance brand Polestar, which is jointly operated by Sweden’s Volvo Cars and its parent company Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding ("Geely"), has closed on its previously announced business combination with Gores Guggenheim, a special purpose acquisition company. As a result, the the automaker’s shares will begin trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “PSNY” on June 24, 2022.
Jun 23, 2022 8:30 AM PT
The new The ET7 sedan from Tesla rival NIO is the world’s first vehicle to come with an immersive Dolby Atmos sound system developed in collaboration with Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac and Dolby Laboratories. Dirac is a developer of audio optimization algorithms that improve sound quality. The company’s digital signal processing (DSP) can help automakers overcome acoustic challenges of designing vehicle audio systems.Jun 22, 2022 1:00 PM PT
Ford Motor Co announced on Wednesday that it selected its assembly plant in Valencia, Spain as the site where it will assemble "breakthrough" electric and connected vehicles built on a next-generation EV architecture. Ford says its new EV architecture will be a critical component of its all-electric future in Europe.Jun 22, 2022 9:30 AM PT
The Tesla Model Y electric SUV, which is built in both California and Texas, was named the most American-made vehicle in the annual Cars.com American-Made Index (AMI). The Model 3 sedan took the second place spot in this year's AMI. Each year, Cars.com tallies a list of vehicles creating the greatest impact on the U.S. economy through factory jobs, manufacturing plants and parts sourcing.Jun 21, 2022 1:00 PM PT
Toyota Motor North America announced a new collaboration with electric vehicle battery recycling startup Redwood Materials, a company founded by Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel. The two companies plan to build an entire closed loop ecosystem for the recycling batteries from Toyota’s future hybrid and fully-electric vehicles.Jun 21, 2022 9:30 AM PT
From simplifying the buying process to inventory changes, there's a lot that is going on behind the scenes at Honda. The automaker wants to design more flexible retail spaces that will offer a new purchase experience for its future electric vehicles.Jun 20, 2022 3:00 PM PT
General Motors’ Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan has never been used to manufacture a vehicle before. That’s going to change with the all-electric Cadillac Celestiq flagship luxury sedan.Jun 20, 2022 6:40 AM PT
The Japanese tech giant and Japanese automaker have officially become partners to create a new business called Sony Honda Mobility Inc. that will manufacture EVs.Jun 19, 2022 7:15 AM PT
Inflation and the rising commodity costs of manufacturing vehicles have seen Ford’s cost to manufacture the electric Mach-E skyrocket to levels where the SUV is no longer profitable.Jun 18, 2022 6:45 AM PT
Electric vehicle startup NIO Inc. aims to launch a new EV brand offering even more affordable vehicles to better compete against the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in the China market, said CEO and chairman William Bin Li, on Thursday. The sub-brand will have an annual capacity of 500,000 electric vehicles a year.Jun 17, 2022 10:00 AM PT
China’s electric vehicle startup NIO Inc, which is expanding to Europe including Germany, was named in a lawsuit filed from German carmaker Audi over the naming of its electric SUVs. NIO currently offers a seven-passenger SUV named the ES8, as well as a mid-size model named the ES6. Audi says the two NIO models infringe on its trademark for its performance models designations, the S6 and S8.Jun 16, 2022 10:30 AM PT
Faced with rising inflation that’s driving up the cost of raw materials, electric automaker Tesla has raised prices of all its models in the U.S. by roughly 5%. The price of the Tesla Model Y SUV increased by $3,000 from $62,990 to $65,990. The Model Y now costs 25% more than it did in Jan 2021.Jun 16, 2022 8:30 AM PT
Electric vehicle startup VinFast announced on Wednesday that all customers reserving the company's VF 8 or VF 9 SUVs between now and September 30 will receive complimentary charging for three years and a one-year VinFast Smart Driving package, which includes Level 2+ ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) and a “Smart Services” suite.Jun 15, 2022 11:55 AM PT
As existing shareholders continue to increase investments in EVs and related technologies, new participants are optimistic about China's growing electric vehicle market. As a result, electric vehicle startup XPeng Motors has strong financial backing and stamina for future development. The company has cash reserves of 8.2 billion yuan (US$1.19 billion), and is ramping up its investment in R&D.
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