The Volkswagen ID.4 may be the automaker’s first real attempt at an electric vehicle, but it might be its best product currently on sale and it matches the needs of nearly every EV shopper on the market.
Sep 19, 2021 8:00 AM PT
The proposed bill gives massive incentives to shoppers that purchase a union-made electric car that’s assembled in the United States, leaving brands like Toyota, Honda, and Tesla out of the mix.
Sep 18, 2021 4:00 PM PT
The Lucid Air Dream Edition R comes with a 113-kWh battery pack that beats the Tesla Model S sedan’s range by over 100 miles.
Sep 18, 2021 7:15 AM PT
Ford built a police-spec version of the electric Mustang Mach-E SUV for the Michigan State Police. The automaker is submitting its pilot vehicle that’s based on the 2021 Mach-E for testing as part of the Michigan State Police 2022 Model Year Police Evaluation on Sept. 18 and 20.
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Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted early Friday that the automaker will add a “beta request” for drivers that paid for and want to try out the beta version of its more advanced Full-Self Driving autonomous driving feature.Sep 17, 2021 9:15 AM PT
U.S. automaker General Motors will not resume production of the Chevy Bolt EV until at least Oct 15, until it's confident that the fix to eliminate the risk of battery fires in the Chevy Bolt EV is complete. GM currently has an active recall on all Bolt EVs produced through the 2022 model year due to the defective batteries supplied by LG Chem.Sep 16, 2021 3:00 PM PT
Based on the number of reservations Ford Motor Co received for the upcoming F-150 Lightning, the automaker is boosting its investment and increasing production to meet demand. The bigger investment will help increase production capacity of the electric Lightning to 80,000 trucks a year.Sep 16, 2021 11:30 AM PT
Chinese electric vehicle startup XPeng unveiled its latest vehicle on Wednesday, the P5 fastback. The fully electric P5 will compete with models like the Tesla Model 3 in China, which is the world’s biggest auto market. The P5 is also the world’s first production vehicle equipped with automotive-grade lidar technology for autonomous driving.Sep 15, 2021 3:45 PM PT
On Wednesday, Reuters reported that electric truck startup Rivian is aiming to raise between $5 billion and $8 billion with its upcoming IPO later this year. The company is seeking a valuation of about $80 billion in the listing, which would make it more valuable than U.S. automakers Ford Motor Co and General Motors.Sep 15, 2021 11:50 AM PT
Ford Motor Company, its autonomous driving technology partner Argo AI and retailer Walmart are teaming on autonomous delivery service using Ford vehicles outfitted for autonomous driving by Argo AI. The service will initially launch in three U.S. cities, Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C.Sep 15, 2021 9:00 AM PT
The new electric ID.4 Pro SUV from automaker Volkswagen has received its official EPA range figures. After testing, the 2021 all-wheel-drive (AWD) ID.4 Pro was awarded an EPA-estimated range figure of 249 miles. The more sporty version of the ID.4, the AWD Pro S, comes in slightly less at 240 miles.Sep 14, 2021 2:15 PM PT
Talks have continued in Washington DC since the spring about boosting the federal EV tax credit to help spur the adoption of zero emissions vehicles in the U.S. However, electric vehicle pioneer Tesla Inc and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp are surprisingly being left out in the latest proposal.Sep 14, 2021 11:00 AM PT
Chinese tech giant Baidu Inc. has opened its Apollo Go robotaxi service in Shanghai, its third major city in China following the launch in Beijing and Guangzhou. With the launch of Apollo Go in Shanghai, Baidu says it's the only company to offer an autonomous ride-hailing service in three first-tier cities in China.Sep 13, 2021 2:30 PM PT
General Motors has made another key investment in the autonomous driving space, as the automaker looks to add more advanced self-driving driving capabilities to its model lineup. GM’s venture capital arm invested “millions of dollars” in San Francisco startup Oculii, according to its co-founder Steven Hong.Sep 13, 2021 10:30 AM PT
German vehicle tuner Manhart Performance released a special version of Tesla’s Model 3 Performance. The famed tuner managed to push the limits of the Model 3 Performance even more, while retaining Tesla’s factory-installed dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup. The company calls its Tesla Model 3 modification the “TM3 720.”Sep 13, 2021 8:30 AM PT
The latest concept electric car from Volkswagen provides a preview of what will become the brand’s most affordable and smallest EV.Sep 12, 2021 4:45 PM 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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