Evergrande Health Industry Group Limited, which owns a 45 percent of electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF), announced today that the struggling EV startup has left southern California and moved its operating headquarters to China.
Jan 30, 2023 12:00 AM PT
While the 2022 Trailhawk was available with V6, V8, and plug-in hybrid engines, the 2023 model will only be offered with Jeep’s electrified powertrain.
Jan 15, 2023 5:45 AM PT
For drivers with disabilities, switching to an electric vehicle may pose some new challenges, such as exiting the vehicle to plug in a bulky cable at an EV charging station. To address this, Ford Motor Co is testing a new robotic EV charging arm that will offer drivers with physical limitations a much needed helping hand.
Jan 12, 2023 1:30 PM PT
Luxury electric automaker Lucid Group unveiled a new “Stealth Look” exterior appearance package for the Lucid Air sedan. The darker Stealth Look gives the Air sedan a more aggressive appearance, which is fitting for the 1,000+ horsepower Lucid Air. The new Stealth Look will be available as an option for Air Grand Touring Performance, Air Grand Touring, and Air Touring models.
Jan 09, 2023 8:45 AM PT
Ford Motor Co is raising prices of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup for the first time since its launch in May 2021. The automaker cited significant material cost increases and other factors for the price hikes of nearly 20% on Lightning models. The automaker said prices for the 2023 F-150 Lightning will jump between $6,000 and $8,500 depending on the model.Jan 05, 2023 11:15 AM PT
BMW will soon launch its first vehicle in North America that supports SAE Level-2+ automated driving at speeds of up to 80mph /130 km/h. To support hands-free driving on highways in the U.S. and Canada, BMW’s flagship sedan will feature cloud-based, live HD maps from HERE Technologies.Jan 03, 2023 9:15 AM PT
Autonomous technology developer AutoX, which is rolling out a robotaxi service in China using a fleet of level-4 self-driving vehicles, has selected an advanced vision sensor developed by California-based Silicon photonics developer SiLC Technologies. The company's Eyeonic Vision Sensors were first announced in Dec 2021 and improve the perception of traditional lidar, providing much more depth perception and instantaneous velocity of objects.Jan 01, 2023 10:30 AM PT
With Acura’s first all-electric vehicle expected to arrive in 2024, the luxury brand is ready to provide a preview of what its upcoming EVs may look like.Dec 30, 2022 8:00 AM PT
South Korea-based electronics giant LG Display has announced the development of a unique flat speaker that can be placed in the roof, doors or dash panels of vehicles. LG calls it a “Thin Actuator Sound Solution” and it could revolutionize vehicle audio and infotainment systems by offering high fidelity in a compact form factor.Dec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota has completely redesigned the Prius and its sleek looks and improved performance just might get more drivers behind the wheel of a hybrid vehicle. The new Prius may also attract buyers that are looking for a more affordable alternative than purchasing a fully-electric vehicle. The improved lithium ion battery allows the Prius to operate on EV-only mode for most daily commutes.Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM PT
Researchers from South Korea’s Chung-Ang University are experimenting using reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms to solve traffic signal control problems and reduce congestion. Recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have shown promise in optimizing traffic signal controls that can make driving in busy urban areas less frustrating.Dec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT
China's new premium electric vehicle brand Zeekr, which is owned by Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. (“Geely”), has officially launched its second model, a sleek passenger van named the “009”. The electric multi-passenger van (MPV) will be the world’s first vehicle powered by an advanced battery developed by battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd. (CATL) called the “Qilin”.Dec 19, 2022 1:45 PM PT
In addition to showcasing two new electrified concepts, Hyundai also confirmed that it will be coming out with the IONIQ 5 N in 2023.Dec 17, 2022 6:15 AM PT
Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) and Texas-based utility company Oncor will collaborate on a pilot project to expand vehicle-to-grid (V2G), charging technology. V2G technology allows the energy from an electric vehicle’s battery to flow back to the grid when not being used. The project is Toyota’s first collaboration with a public utility company. The research will allow Toyota and Oncor to be better prepared to support a more comprehensive EV charging ecosystem in the U.S.Dec 15, 2022 11:05 AM PT
Electric vehicle battery recycling startup Redwood Materials announced its building a battery recycling facility in South Carolina. The facility will support the region’s emergence as a growing EV and battery manufacturing hub. The company collects end-of-life batteries and extracts valuable raw materials such as nickel, copper, cobalt, and lithium, which are then used to manufacture cathode and anode materials for new batteries.Dec 14, 2022 12:25 PM PT
Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd. and Luxury electric automaker Lucid Group have entered into a multi-year agreement to supply batteries for Lucid’s electric vehicles, including the Lucid Air sedan and forthcoming Gravity SUV. The battery supply deal aligns with Panasonic’s goal of expanding battery production outside of its home country of Japan. The company plans to expand the production of EV batteries in the U.S. to meet growing demand from automakers.Dec 13, 2022 10:00 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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