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Strong SUV Sales Nullifying Environmental Benefits From Electric Vehicles

Strong SUV Sales Nullifying Environmental Benefits From Electric Vehicles

Large, thirsty SUVs are more popular than ever, and despite increasing popularity in electric cars, a new study found that they’re canceling out all of the good things EVs are doing for the environment.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 20, 2019 7:00 AM PT   

Researchers Are Using Model Cars to Perfect Autonomous Vehicles

Researchers Are Using Model Cars to Perfect Autonomous Vehicles

While major companies are utilizing full-size cars for their autonomous tests, an assistant professor at Oregon State University believes that 1/10-th size model cars are the best way to develop autonomous technology.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 19, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

General Motors May Bring Back Hummer as a New Electric Truck Brand

General Motors May Bring Back Hummer as a New Electric Truck Brand

GM plans to build a new family of premium electric pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant beginning in late 2021, possibly reviving the imposing Hummer brand on some of them, several people familiar with the plans said today.

FutureCar Staff Oct 18, 2019 4:30 PM PT     

World's Largest EV Battery Producer CATL Expects up to 50% Growth This Year as Demand Soars

World's Largest EV Battery Producer CATL Expects up to 50% Growth This Year as Demand Soars

As demand for lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries increases, Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), the world's largest automotive battery producer, announced that it expects its net profit for the first three quarters of 2019 to reach between $328 to $500 million.

Eric WalzOct 18, 2019 11:00 AM PT      

Tesla Given Green Light to Start Building Vehicles at its Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla Given Green Light to Start Building Vehicles at its Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China’s industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate to start production in the country.

FutureCar Staff Oct 17, 2019 2:45 PM PT     

Ford is Launching the Largest EV Charging Network in the U.S.

Ford is Launching the Largest EV Charging Network in the U.S.

Ford announced today is offering its electric vehicle customers access to North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network that includes more than 12,000 charging locations and more than 35,000 charge plugs, more than any other automaker the company says.

Eric WalzOct 17, 2019 11:25 AM PT     

Continental AG Powertrain Arm Rebrands as Vitesco Technologies, Supplying Electric Drive Units to Hyundai and Groupe PSA

Continental AG Powertrain Arm Rebrands as Vitesco Technologies, Supplying Electric Drive Units to Hyundai and Groupe PSA

Major OEM automotive supplier Continental AG has renamed its powertrain division Vitesco Technologies, as it gears up to build electric drivetrain components for the new crop of electric vehicles under development.

Eric WalzOct 16, 2019 4:45 PM PT     

Volvo Unveils the XC40 Recharge, its First Fully-Electric SUV

Volvo Unveils the XC40 Recharge, its First Fully-Electric SUV

Swedish automaker Volvo unveiled its first ever electric SUV today, becoming the latest automaker to unveil a fully-electric model. The vehicle is called the XC40 Recharge and is the first model in Volvo’s new electric "Recharge" model lineup that will compete with luxury electric models from Tesla, Volkswagen and others.

Eric WalzOct 16, 2019 11:00 AM PT    

Motiv Power Systems Raises $60 Million, Company is Converting Ford Trucks to Zero Emission EVs

Motiv Power Systems Raises $60 Million, Company is Converting Ford Trucks to Zero Emission EVs

The San Francisco Bay Area company Motiv Power Systems announced today it has secured $60 Million in new equity funding. The company is a provider of an all-electric medium-duty chassis for buses and trucks, which is used to convert the vehicles to run on battery power.

Eric WalzOct 15, 2019 4:30 PM PT     

Hyundai Investing $35 Billion in Autonomous Driving, EVs & Connected Cars

Hyundai Investing $35 Billion in Autonomous Driving, EVs & Connected Cars

​South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group is investing billions in the development of electric vehicles, autonomous driving and connected car technology in a push to be more competitive as the auto industry moves towards electrification, autonomous driving and other mobility services.

FutureCar Staff Oct 15, 2019 11:00 AM PT     

Electric Vehicles Getting Hit With Higher Fees at the State Level

Electric Vehicles Getting Hit With Higher Fees at the State Level

All owners of gasoline-powered cars have to worry about is the gas tax, but electric-vehicle owners are subjected to high fees at the state level that are possibility discouraging consumers from making the switch.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 15, 2019 5:30 AM PT  

Founder of EV Startup Faraday Future Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Founder of EV Startup Faraday Future Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The founder and CEO of financially troubled electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF) has filed for bankruptcy restructuring under Chapter 11 in the U.S.

Eric WalzOct 14, 2019 4:35 PM PT      

Here's What We Know About the Upcoming Polestar 2 Electric Car

Here's What We Know About the Upcoming Polestar 2 Electric Car

We take a comprehensive look at Volvo's first-ever battery-powered performance machine, the Polestar 1.

Manish KharintaOct 14, 2019 3:30 PM PT 

Porsche Debuts its More Affordable Taycan 4S Electric Sedan

Porsche Debuts its More Affordable Taycan 4S Electric Sedan

Today Porsche finally revealed the entry-level Taycan 4S for the first time, a more affordable version of the electric sports car that might become a serious rival to the Model S.

FutureCar Staff Oct 14, 2019 11:30 AM PT      

Volvo, Geely Merging Combustion Engine Operations in a Move to EVs

Volvo, Geely Merging Combustion Engine Operations in a Move to EVs

Volvo and Geely announced plans to combine their engine operations into one company, as the automaker looks to shift toward a lineup with only electrified vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 14, 2019 7:00 AM PT    

Audi’s Latest PPE Platform Is Part of a Four-Pronged EV Approach

Audi’s Latest PPE Platform Is Part of a Four-Pronged EV Approach

The Premium Platform Electric platform is being produced with some help from Porsche and will help Volkswagen Group come out with numerous electric cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 13, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

Everything We Know About Ford’s Mustang-Inspired Electric Crossover

Everything We Know About Ford’s Mustang-Inspired Electric Crossover

Here's everything we know about the highly anticipated Mustang-inspired e-SUV.

Manish KharintaOct 12, 2019 12:30 PM PT   

Waymo Brings Autonomous Cars to Los Angeles to Map the City

Waymo Brings Autonomous Cars to Los Angeles to Map the City

Waymo has hopes of lettings its autonomous vans give consumers ride around Los Angeles one day, but before that, it has to have accurate maps of the city.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 12, 2019 6:05 AM PT   

HAAS Alert Seeks to Improve Road Safety by Notifying Drivers When Emergency Vehicles Are Nearby

HAAS Alert Seeks to Improve Road Safety by Notifying Drivers When Emergency Vehicles Are Nearby

Mobility startup HAAS Alert developed an emergency alert system it calls the “HAAS Alert Safety Cloud” that sends warnings directly to a nearby vehicles via the infotainment system when emergency vehicles are nearby or actively responding to a scene. The company’s mission is to eliminate preventable roadway collisions involving emergency vehicles.

Eric WalzOct 11, 2019 1:15 PM PT      

Automaker Renault Ousts its CEO in an Effort to Rebuild its Alliance with Nissan

Automaker Renault Ousts its CEO in an Effort to Rebuild its Alliance with Nissan

Automaker Renault ousted its chief executive Thierry Bollore on Friday, as the French carmaker and its Japanese partner Nissan seek to rekindle their alliance following the scandal-hit tenure of former alliance supremo Carlos Ghosn. Tensions between Renault and Nissan have been high since Ghosn’s arrest in Tokyo last year on allegations of massive financial misconduct.

FutureCar Staff Oct 11, 2019 11:05 AM PT

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