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U.S. Commerce Dept Sends Auto Tariff Report to the White House for Review

U.S. Commerce Dept Sends Auto Tariff Report to the White House for Review

The U.S. Commerce Department sent its report on auto tariffs late Sunday evening to U.S. President Donald Trump, hours before the end of the 270-day deadline. The report’s recommendations can potentially lead to steeper tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.

FutureCar Staff Feb 18, 2019 4:43 PM PT         

Audi Will Debut a Q3-Sized Electric Crossover at the Upcoming Geneva Motor Show

Audi Will Debut a Q3-Sized Electric Crossover at the Upcoming Geneva Motor Show

Audi has confirmed that it will showcase a Q3-sized electric crossover vehicle at the upcoming Geneva motor show

Manish KharintaFeb 18, 2019 3:00 PM PT

Popular Electric Scooters Available Through Ride-Sharing Apps Can Be Hacked

Popular Electric Scooters Available Through Ride-Sharing Apps Can Be Hacked

If you thought autonomous vehicles would be the only machines that could be hacked, you’re wrong. Researchers from Zimperium found that the Xiaomi M365 electric scooter could be hacked to accelerate or brake.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 18, 2019 6:00 AM PT       

EVgo Charging Network Powers 88% More EVs Than Last Year

EVgo Charging Network Powers 88% More EVs Than Last Year

The EVgo charging network powered more than 75 million electric miles in 2018 – an 88% increase over 2017.

Mia BevacquaFeb 17, 2019 5:00 PM PT

Honda Reveals the First look at the Interior of its Urban EV Prototype

Honda Reveals the First look at the Interior of its Urban EV Prototype

Honda has released official images showcasing the interiors of its urban EV prototype

Manish KharintaFeb 17, 2019 12:00 PM PT

Harley Davidson, IBM & Panasonic Create Cloud-Based Riding Experience

Harley Davidson, IBM & Panasonic Create Cloud-Based Riding Experience

Harley Davidson, will team up with IBM and Panasonic to create the cloud-based H-D Connect service, available on the all-new LiveWire electric Motorcycle.

Mia BevacquaFeb 16, 2019 3:00 PM PT

Nikola Motor Looking to Rival Tesla With Electric Semi-Trucks

Nikola Motor Looking to Rival Tesla With Electric Semi-Trucks

The battery-powered semi will make its debut at Nikola World in Scottsdale, Arizona in April.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 16, 2019 6:00 AM PT     

Ford & Volkswagen Collaboration with Argo AI Could Value the Self-Driving Startup at $4 Billion

Ford & Volkswagen Collaboration with Argo AI Could Value the Self-Driving Startup at $4 Billion

​Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are inching closer towards an agreement to collaborate on self-driving cars together with Argo AI, Ford’s self-driving unit. According to a report from Bloomberg, the two automakers have overcome earlier obstacles and are making progress in their talks.

FutureCar Staff Feb 15, 2019 6:05 PM PT       

Electric Adventure Vehicle Maker Rivian Announces a $700 Million Investment Led by Amazon

Electric Adventure Vehicle Maker Rivian Announces a $700 Million Investment Led by Amazon

​Electric truckmaker Rivian soon may become a major player in the electric vehicle space after receiving a $700 million investment led e-commerce giant Amazon. Rivian first revealed its two electric models, the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV, at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past November.

Eric WalzFeb 15, 2019 12:13 PM PT        

Autonomous Trucking Startup TuSimple Raises $95 Million in Latest Funding Round

Autonomous Trucking Startup TuSimple Raises $95 Million in Latest Funding Round

Autonomous truck startup TuSimple announced it has raised another $95 million in Series D funding based on a pre-money valuation of $1 billion. The company will use the new capital investment to fund its commercial development of self-driving trucks and additional product development.

FutureCar Staff Feb 14, 2019 6:42 PM PT     

Xcelerate to Offer Extended Warranties on Used EVs, Including Tesla Vehicles

Xcelerate to Offer Extended Warranties on Used EVs, Including Tesla Vehicles

Texas-based auto finance and leasing company Xcelerate​ announced it will offer extended warranties for the first time on used EVs, including more pricier Tesla models. The company said it’s the first in the U.S. to provide extended warranty coverage for electric vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Feb 14, 2019 3:52 PM PT   

Amazon and GM Considers Investment in Electric Truck Startup Rivian

Amazon and GM Considers Investment in Electric Truck Startup Rivian

A hefty investment in the business, which could come to fruition by the end of this month, would allow both companies to become minority stakeholders.

Michael ChengFeb 14, 2019 9:00 AM PT

Toyota Aims to Have a Autonomous Car on Sale in a Year

Toyota Aims to Have a Autonomous Car on Sale in a Year

Still think autonomous cars are years away? Toyota doesn’t think that’s the case, as the Japanese brand claims it will have drivable supercomputers on the road by 2020.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 14, 2019 6:00 AM PT     

Volkswagen & Ford Still at Odds Over Autonomous Driving Partnership

Volkswagen & Ford Still at Odds Over Autonomous Driving Partnership

German automaker Volkswagen AG and the Ford Motor Co are still hashing out details of an alliance first announced in June 2018 to work together on self driving cars and other related technology. The two automakers are at odds over how much the VW will invest in Ford’s autonomous driving unit as part of the deal.

FutureCar Staff Feb 13, 2019 7:00 PM PT    

California DMV Publishes Self-Driving Car Disengagement Report, Waymo is Still the Leader

California DMV Publishes Self-Driving Car Disengagement Report, Waymo is Still the Leader

On Wednesday, the California DMV released its annual disengagement report. The newly released report, which is also available to the public, provides some surprising insights into the progress made by all 48 company testing autonomous vehicles in California and Waymo is clearly ahead of the pack.

Eric WalzFeb 13, 2019 4:30 PM PT     

EV Charging Sector Attracts Companies from "Big Oil" and Utilities

EV Charging Sector Attracts Companies from "Big Oil" and Utilities

EV charging providers are being targeted by investors from "big oil" and utilities, as there are plenty of ways to profit from the service.

Michael ChengFeb 13, 2019 7:00 AM PT

BMW Unveils the First Ever X3 & X4 M Models, Both Will Be Built in the U.S.

BMW Unveils the First Ever X3 & X4 M Models, Both Will Be Built in the U.S.

With all of the talk surrounding electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids lately, BMW is getting back to its performance and racing heritage with two new M series models. The automaker announced today all-new M versions of the popular X3 and X4 models.

FutureCar Staff Feb 12, 2019 6:08 PM PT    

The Hyundai Kona Electric Named Best EV of 2019 by Edmunds

The Hyundai Kona Electric Named Best EV of 2019 by Edmunds

The Hyundai Kona, the first electric SUV from the South Korean automaker, keeps racking up accolades from the automotive industry. The compact SUV was named the Edmunds Editors’ Choice for best EV of 2019.

FutureCar Staff Feb 12, 2019 1:47 PM PT       

Silicon Valley Robotics Startup Nuro Raises Nearly $1 Billion in Latest Funding Round

Silicon Valley Robotics Startup Nuro Raises Nearly $1 Billion in Latest Funding Round

Nuro announced today that it has raised $940 million in its latest round of financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund. The company is developing small self-driving vehicles that can be used for on-demand e-commerce to deliver goods.

Eric WalzFeb 11, 2019 1:39 PM PT      

BMW's i7 EV Might Hit Dealerships by 2022

BMW's i7 EV Might Hit Dealerships by 2022

German luxury automaker BMW might launch its i7 EV by 2022 as an electrified version of the company's flagship 7-Series sedan.

Manish KharintaFeb 11, 2019 10:45 AM PT

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