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Apple Holding Talks With Suppliers for Self-Driving Car Sensors

Apple Holding Talks With Suppliers for Self-Driving Car Sensors

According to a report by Reuters, Apple has been talking to roughly four companies, as the tech giant looks to lock down a supplier for “next-generation” LiDAR sensors.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 19, 2019 7:00 AM PT   

VW Reveals Fully-Electric Flagship SUV Concept for the China Market

VW Reveals Fully-Electric Flagship SUV Concept for the China Market

Volkswagen unveiled its new concept SUV called the ID ROOMZZ in Shanghai this week ahead of Auto Shanghai 2019, which opens to the public on Thursday. The fully-electric SUV will join VW’s ID brand and become a flagship model for Volkswagen in China when it goes on sale in 2021.

FutureCar Staff Apr 18, 2019 10:30 AM PT      

China’s Electric Car Bubble on the Verge of Popping

China’s Electric Car Bubble on the Verge of Popping

More and more automakers and companies are coming out with electric vehicles for the Chinese market, but there’s not enough consumers to purchase the cars, leading to a large bubble that could burst.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 18, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

Uber Looking to Sell a Minority Stake in its Autonomous Vehicle Unit

Uber Looking to Sell a Minority Stake in its Autonomous Vehicle Unit

Ride-hailing company Uber is preparing to sign a deal to sell a minority stake in its autonomous vehicle unit Uber ATG ahead of next month’s IPO. The deal would allow Uber to retain operational control of ATG while reducing its cash burden.

Eric WalzApr 17, 2019 5:14 PM PT      

Nikola Motors Reveals its Latest Hydrogen-Electric Vehicles at ‘Nikola World 2019’

Nikola Motors Reveals its Latest Hydrogen-Electric Vehicles at ‘Nikola World 2019’

Last night in Scottsdale, Arizona, hydrogen-electric truck developer Nikola Motor Co unveiled its zero-emission class-8 Nikola Two truck a special event dubbed “Nikola World 2019”. The company says its hydrogen and battery powered trucks will transform the trucking industry.

FutureCar Staff Apr 17, 2019 1:30 PM PT      

California Introductions Regulations to Allow Light-Duty Self-Driving Truck Testing

California Introductions Regulations to Allow Light-Duty Self-Driving Truck Testing

Sorry Tesla, semi trucks haven’t been given the green light yet, but autonomous utility vans and pickup trucks are okay to begin testing on public roads in California soon.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 17, 2019 10:17 AM PT     

Daimler Acquires Stake in Sila Technologies to Develop Next-Gen EV Batteries

Daimler Acquires Stake in Sila Technologies to Develop Next-Gen EV Batteries

Daimler AG has acquired a minority equity stake in U.S. battery materials company Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. (Sila Nano) as part of its research and development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles.

Eric WalzApr 16, 2019 3:45 PM PT       

EV Startup XPENG Motors Debuts its New P7 Electric Coupe at Auto Shanghai

EV Startup XPENG Motors Debuts its New P7 Electric Coupe at Auto Shanghai

Xpeng Motors is one of the many new electric vehicle startups to emerge in China in the last few years. Today at Auto Shanghai 2019, the company unveiled its latest production model, the P7 intelligent electric coupe.

Eric WalzApr 16, 2019 12:09 PM PT       

Toyota to Sell Electric Vehicle Technology to Chinese EV Startup Singulato

Toyota to Sell Electric Vehicle Technology to Chinese EV Startup Singulato

Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to sell electric car technology to EV startup Singulato Motors, its first deal with a Chinese electric vehicle startup. The deal to license EV technology will allow the startup carmaker to speed up development of a lower-priced, compact electric vehicle for the China market.

FutureCar Staff Apr 15, 2019 1:29 PM PT         

One-of-a-Kind Lithium Mine to Open in North Carolina

One-of-a-Kind Lithium Mine to Open in North Carolina

Mining company Piedmont Lithium Limited has applied for permits to carry out open-pit lithium mining operations in North Carolina. The company has said that once operational, the mine will be the only one of its kind in the U.S.

Manish KharintaApr 15, 2019 12:02 PM PT

Ford Teams With Battery Maker Solid Power to Develop Next-Gen Solid State Batteries

Ford Teams With Battery Maker Solid Power to Develop Next-Gen Solid State Batteries

Ford Motor Co invested in and teamed up with battery maker Solid Power to develop all solid state batteries (ASSB), which will be used in the company’s next-generation electric vehicles

Manish KharintaApr 14, 2019 1:00 PM PT

Car Batteries Lagging Behind Fast Car Chargers

Car Batteries Lagging Behind Fast Car Chargers

Automakers may finally be packing more range into electric vehicles, but battery technology in cars is still well behind what modern fast chargers are capable of.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 14, 2019 10:40 AM PT    

Driverless Startup Wayve Wants to Make LIDAR Obsolete

Driverless Startup Wayve Wants to Make LIDAR Obsolete

The company believes end-to-end machine learning, cameras and satellite navigation are enough to power the autonomous functions of self-driving cars.

Michael ChengApr 13, 2019 9:00 AM PT

Google Wing Launches Drone Deliveries in Australia

Google Wing Launches Drone Deliveries in Australia

The company received regulatory approval from Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) after proving its flight capabilities via a series of rigorous trials. Initially, Wing will deliver mainstream consumable products, such as coffee, medicine, ice cream and fresh food.

Michael ChengApr 13, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Tesla Announces the $35,000 Standard Model 3 Can No Longer Be Purchased Online

Tesla Announces the $35,000 Standard Model 3 Can No Longer Be Purchased Online

In a blog post Thursday, Tesla announced that the $35,000 Model 3, the automaker’s first mass-market car, is no longer available for purchase on the company's website, instead customers will need to visit a Tesla store in-person or order it by phone.

Eric WalzApr 12, 2019 5:00 PM PT    

Volvo to Build the XC40 SUV in China to Meet High Demand

Volvo to Build the XC40 SUV in China to Meet High Demand

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars has started producing its XC40 compact crossover SUV in China to bump up capacity to meet higher than expected demand. The popular Volvo XC40 was named the 2018 European Car of the Year.

FutureCar Staff Apr 12, 2019 12:41 PM PT      

Mini Cautiously Approaching an Electric Future

Mini Cautiously Approaching an Electric Future

While Mini has plans to offer every vehicle in its lineup with an electrified powertrain, the automaker isn’t rushing into the world of EVs.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 12, 2019 10:24 AM PT      

Battery Supplier Panasonic Backs Away From Further Investment in Tesla’s Gigafactories

Battery Supplier Panasonic Backs Away From Further Investment in Tesla’s Gigafactories

Tesla and its battery supplier Panasonic said on Thursday that they are holding off on further investments in Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory to increase production of battery cells while they expand existing resources and study market demand.

FutureCar Staff Apr 11, 2019 6:39 PM PT

Chairman of EV Startup BYTON to Leave the Company, German Magazine Reports

Chairman of EV Startup BYTON to Leave the Company, German Magazine Reports

The chairman and co-founder of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Byton, Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, will leave the company soon, German business monthly Manager Magazin reported on Thursday. The company is facing trouble funding its planned expansion in the Chinese market, causing tensions which prompted the decision, the sources said.

FutureCar Staff Apr 11, 2019 2:13 PM PT      

Audi Turning to Green Factory to Manufacture EVs

Audi Turning to Green Factory to Manufacture EVs

Electric vehicles may be more efficient and produce less emissions than cars with internal combustion engines, but manufacturing the cars produces much more emissions. Audi’s looking to make manufacturing its EVs more friendly to the environment.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 11, 2019 3:00 AM PT    

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