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Here Are Some More Details About the Upcoming Tesla Model Y Crossover

Here Are Some More Details About the Upcoming Tesla Model Y Crossover

Tesla Model Y recently received its CARB certification, which indicates that deliveries will soon be underway. Here's what you need to know about Tesla's new electric crossover.

Manish KharintaJan 25, 2020 2:00 PM PT

Magna, Lyft's Autonomous Partner, is Ditching Self-Driving Tech

Magna, Lyft's Autonomous Partner, is Ditching Self-Driving Tech

Magna, a large automotive parts manufacturer, wants to fully switch gears into focusing on driver-assist equipment instead of tech that takes the driver completely out of the equation.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 24, 2020 3:00 PM PT   

Uber is Bringing its Self-Driving Cars to Washington D.C., with Humans Behind the Wheel

Uber is Bringing its Self-Driving Cars to Washington D.C., with Humans Behind the Wheel

​Ride-hailing company Uber is still working on its goal to add self-driving cars to its ride-hailing network. The company announced on Thursday that its bringing its self-driving vehicles to Washington D.C. The nation’s capital will be the sixth major city where Uber is mapping and collecting data for its self-driving vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Jan 24, 2020 10:55 AM PT    

Mercedes Benz Scales Back Production of the Electric EQC Due to Battery Shortage

Mercedes Benz Scales Back Production of the Electric EQC Due to Battery Shortage

German business publication Manager Magazin reported on Thursday that Mercedes Benz parent Daimler has been forced to cut production of the EQC electric SUV by half, from 60,000 units to 30,000 due to the short supply of batteries from its Asian supplier LG Chem.

Eric WalzJan 23, 2020 1:05 PM PT      

Tesla Overtakes Volkswagen as the World’s Second Most Valuable Automaker

Tesla Overtakes Volkswagen as the World’s Second Most Valuable Automaker

With the company's stock at record highs, electric automaker Tesla has overtaken Volkswagen to become the world's second most valuable automaker with a market cap topping the $100 billion mark on Wednesday.

FutureCar Staff Jan 23, 2020 10:50 AM PT    

BMW Invests $25 Million in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company

BMW Invests $25 Million in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company

BMW i Ventures, the EUR 500 million venture capital fund of German automaker BMW, announced today a $25 million investment in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company (SMC). The company is developing technology to create the “world’s most efficient electric motor.”

Eric WalzJan 22, 2020 3:45 PM PT      

Cruise Debuts the 'Origin', an Autonomous Urban Robotaxi Built for Ride-Hailing

Cruise Debuts the 'Origin', an Autonomous Urban Robotaxi Built for Ride-Hailing

Cruise debuted its fully-autonomous Origin shuttle at a media event last night in San Francisco. The futuristic self-driving shuttle was heavily engineered by Honda, with GM supplying the electric powertrain and Cruise tasked with developing the hardware and autonomous driving systems.

Eric WalzJan 22, 2020 10:05 AM PT       

Tesla Announces it Will Use Baidu Maps in its China-Made Vehicles

Tesla Announces it Will Use Baidu Maps in its China-Made Vehicles

Tesla announced in a post on its official Chinese Weibo account that it will use Baidu’s mapping services for its vehicles in China. The company said that its map data service provider will be replaced by Baidu so Tesla owners can have a “better driving experience on the road.”

Eric WalzJan 21, 2020 2:30 PM PT     

Uber is Testing a New Feature in California Allowing Some Drivers to Set Their Own Fares

Uber is Testing a New Feature in California Allowing Some Drivers to Set Their Own Fares

Uber announced on Tuesday its testing a feature that allows some drivers picking up passengers from airports in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Sacramento to charge up to five times the fare set by the company, Uber said.

Eric WalzJan 21, 2020 10:55 AM PT     

Kia Motors Reveals its $25 Billion Electrification Strategy for 2020-2025

Kia Motors Reveals its $25 Billion Electrification Strategy for 2020-2025

Kia Motors disclosed its $25 billion electrification strategy called "Plan S" and here's what you need to know.

Manish KharintaJan 20, 2020 2:00 PM PT

Waymo Commits to Using Safety Drivers in Autonomous Vehicles Long Term

Waymo Commits to Using Safety Drivers in Autonomous Vehicles Long Term

Human operators will be in Waymo’s self-driving cars for years to come, as the company recently signed a multiyear contract with Transdev North America for transportation workers.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 20, 2020 8:00 AM PT   

Mobileye CEO Claims Robotaxis Are Coming as Soon as 2022

Mobileye CEO Claims Robotaxis Are Coming as Soon as 2022

The idea of robotaxis shuffling passengers around isn’t all that farfetched, as Mobileye’s CEO stated that options could be on the road within the next two years.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 19, 2020 6:30 AM PT   

Tesla’s CEO Showcases How EVs Will Talk to Pedestrians

Tesla’s CEO Showcases How EVs Will Talk to Pedestrians

Tesla continues to push the envelope with its electric cars, as CEO Elon Musk claims that its vehicles will be able to talk to pedestrians – if that’s what the driver wants.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 18, 2020 6:00 AM PT  

The NHTSA Will Review a Petition to Investigate Sudden Acceleration Complaints on Tesla Vehicles

The NHTSA Will Review a Petition to Investigate Sudden Acceleration Complaints on Tesla Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to formally investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla electric vehicles, including the Model 3, over sudden acceleration reports. The petition covers the 2012 through 2019 model year Tesla Model S, 2016-2019 Tesla Model X SUV, and the 2018-2019 Tesla Model 3.

Eric WalzJan 17, 2020 2:00 PM PT     

Trump Administration Looks to Solidify Rollback of Fuel Economy Regulations

Trump Administration Looks to Solidify Rollback of Fuel Economy Regulations

The White House Office of Management and Budget received a final version of the Trump Administration’s plans to rollback strict fuel economy mandates set in place by the Obama administration.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 17, 2020 12:00 PM PT   

Volvo to Build an Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in the U.S.

Volvo to Build an Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in the U.S.

Swedish automaker Volvo announced plans to build an electric battery plant at its assembly factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina to support the launch of electrified Volvo models for the U.S. market. Construction of the battery assembly plant will be completed by the end of 2021.

Eric WalzJan 16, 2020 5:00 PM PT     

Fiat Chrysler & Foxconn Plan an Electric Vehicle Joint Venture in China

Fiat Chrysler & Foxconn Plan an Electric Vehicle Joint Venture in China

​Italian American automaker Fiat Chrysler is looking to bolster its presence in China and plans to build electric, connected vehicles for the world’s biggest auto market in a new joint venture with Foxconn.

FutureCar Staff Jan 16, 2020 2:05 PM PT       

Tesla Plans to Open a Design Center in China, Sends Out a Recruitment Notice on Social Media

Tesla Plans to Open a Design Center in China, Sends Out a Recruitment Notice on Social Media

Electric automaker Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make what it called “Chinese-style” vehicles. The made the announcement in a recruitment notice on the Chinese social media platform WeChat, which is the equivalent of Twitter in China.

FutureCar Staff Jan 16, 2020 11:35 AM PT      

Toyota Leads $590 Million Funding Round in California VTOL Aircraft Startup Joby Aviation

Toyota Leads $590 Million Funding Round in California VTOL Aircraft Startup Joby Aviation

One of the world’s biggest automakers is placing a big bet on “flying cars.” Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp announced it led a $590 million Series C funding round in California-based vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft startup Joby Aviation.

Eric WalzJan 15, 2020 3:05 PM PT      

EV Startup Lucid Motors to Reveal a Near Production Version of its Ultra-Luxurious Air Sedan at the NY Auto Show

EV Startup Lucid Motors to Reveal a Near Production Version of its Ultra-Luxurious Air Sedan at the NY Auto Show

​California-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors announced that an “almost production ready” version of the Air will be on display at the New York Auto Show in April. Lucid will also share production specifications, available configurations, and pricing information for the first time in April.

Eric WalzJan 15, 2020 10:30 AM PT      

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