Toyota and Stellantis to Partner on a Large Commercial Van for the European Market, Including an All-Electric Version
Automaker Stellantis is partnering with Toyota Motor Europe on a new large-size commercial van, which will also be offered in a fully-electric version. The new vehicle will round out the lineup of vans produced as part of the agreement between the two automakers, which also includes a compact, mid-size commercial vehicle for the European market.
FutureCar Staff Jul 07, 2022 10:30 AM PT
FCA to Pay $300 Million Fine for Emissions-Cheating Vehicles
The investigation found that more than 100,000 Ram and Jeep vehicles with the available 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine were equipped with defeat devices that would help them pass emissions testing.
Vineeth Joel PatelJul 05, 2022 6:45 PM PT
High Gas Prices Aren’t Enough to Sway Consumers to EVs, Autolist Survey Finds
The survey found that poor charging infrastructure, range, and price are the three main reasons why consumers won’t purchase an electric vehicle.
Vineeth Joel PatelJul 04, 2022 6:25 AM PT
Tesla Rival NIO Inc is Hiring Manufacturing Specialists for a U.S. EV Factory, Reports Say
Electric vehicle startup NIO Inc, which is emerging as one of Tesla’s biggest rivals in China, is reportedly looking to build a EV factory in the U.S., a local news outlet reported on Friday, citing new job listings posted by the automaker in China. The job description says that candidates for overseas manufacturing park planning specialists are required to have experience managing two or more complete master plan projects, at least one of which should be in the U.S.
Eric WalzJul 03, 2022 1:30 PM PT
Rivian to Install Electric Vehicle Chargers in Michigan State Parks as Part of a New Partnership
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was joined today by electric truck maker Rivian and state and local officials near the beaches of Lake Michigan at Holland State Park to celebrate the first opening of approximately 30 electric vehicle charging sites that will be installed at Michigan state parks over the next few years at part of a new collaboration.
Eric WalzJul 03, 2022 9:45 AM PT
LiDAR developer Luminar Technologies Hires Ex Apple, Tesla and Nvidia Execs as it Prepares for Growth
Lidar developer Luminar Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: LAZR) recently added ex Apple, Tesla and Nvidia engineers to round out its leadership team as its looks to expand in the auto industry. Among the new hires are CJ Moore, who served for seven years as director of Tesla’s Autopilot software.
FutureCar Staff Jul 02, 2022 1:50 PM PT
Toyota-backed Joby Aviation Granted Air Carrier Certificate From the FAA to Begin ‘Air Taxi’ Operations With its 4-Passenger, eVTOL Aircraft
California-based aviation startup Joby Aviation, which aims to launch a commercial air taxi service using electric vertical take-off-and-landing aircraft (eVTOL), is one step closer to its goal. The company was granted The Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the FAA that allows the company to begin commercial operations and carry passengers in its eVTOL aircraft.
Eric WalzJul 02, 2022 10:00 AM PT
Ultra-Fast EV Charger Developer FreeWire Technologies Launches its New Global Headquarters, R&D, and Manufacturing Facility in Newark, California
Electric vehicle charging solutions developers FreeWire Technologies, which is developing ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure that can operate using existing power grids, has officially opened its new Global Headquarters, R&D, and Manufacturing Facility in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Newark, CA.
FutureCar Staff Jul 01, 2022 12:40 PM PT
Stellantis and Samsung SDI to Invest up to $3 Billion to Build a EV Battery Factory in Indiana
Automaker Stellantis and Samsung SDI announced on Tuesday that they have executed binding, definitive agreements to establish an electric-vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Kokomo, Indiana, U.S. The joint venture battery factory will include an investment of over $2.5 billion and create 1,400 new jobs in Kokomo and the surrounding region, according to Stellantis.
FutureCar Staff Jul 01, 2022 10:00 AM PT
Qualcomm Announces its Next-Gen Powerline Device for ‘Smart Grid EV Charging’ and Vehicle Communications
Semiconductor and wireless communications developer Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. continues its push into the automotive space with new hardware. Qualcomm announced its next-generation powerline communication (PLC) device called the QCA7006AQ. It's designed to address the needs for electric vehicle (EV) charging station communications between a vehicle and the power gird.
Eric WalzJun 30, 2022 1:40 PM PT
Polestar Announces Strategic Partnership With StoreDot, a Company Developing Rapid Charging Technology for EV Batteries
Polestar, the new electric vehicle brand operated by Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely, announced a new strategic partnership and investment in Israel-based battery startup StoreDot, a developer of extremely fast charging technology for electric vehicle batteries. StoreDot says it has revolutionized conventional Lithium-ion EV batteries by designing and synthesizing proprietary organic and inorganic compounds for a battery’s anode materials.
Eric WalzJun 30, 2022 6:50 AM PT
Here’s a Quick Look at the ‘Intelligent Pilot’ Driver Assist System for the Upcoming Fisker Ocean Electric SUV
California electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc will begin production of the highly-anticipated Fisker Ocean electric SUV in November, with the first customer deliveries taking place shortly after. All versions of the Ocean will come with Fisker's advanced driver assist system (ADAS) the company calls “Fisker Intelligent Pilot”.
FutureCar Staff Jun 29, 2022 11:00 AM PT
Honda Teases Prologue EV With GM Ultium Platform and Battery
This teaser image gives us our first look at Honda’s upcoming electric SUV that will be built in partnership with General Motors.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 28, 2022 3:00 PM PT
Cadillac Announces Pricing For 2023 Lyriq Electric SUV, Open Order Books
Production of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has started with pricing for the SUV starting at $62,990 for a rear-wheel-drive model.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 28, 2022 5:00 AM PT
Tesla is Now Offering the Model Y With New '4680' Battery Cells
Current Tesla reservation holders that live near Tesla’s Gigafactory in Texas are receiving emails to purchase a new Model Y trim with the brand’s 4680 battery cells.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 27, 2022 7:15 AM PT
German Court Puts a Sales and Production Ban on Ford's Internet Connected Cars in the Country Due to Patent Dispute
A German court has put a nationwide sales ban on Ford Motor Co vehicles in the country that have internet-connected infotainment systems. The move is as part of a lawsuit over the violation of wireless technology patents, Reuters reported on Friday. The ruling by the Munich regional court is primarily over the licensing of standard-essential patents for LTE networks used in Ford vehicles in Europe.
FutureCar Staff Jun 26, 2022 3:30 PM PT
Volvo’s EV Brand Polestar Reports Record Q1 Sales, its New SUV Will Be Officially Unveiled in October
Electric performance brand Polestar, which is jointly operated by Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely in China, announced record sales in the first four months of 2022 along with a growing number of vehicle orders. Polestar credits its continued global expansion for the rising number of vehicle orders. The company also announced it will officially unveil the new Polestar 3 SUV in October, which will be built in the U.S.
Eric WalzJun 26, 2022 9:00 AM PT
Major Tesla Investor Urges the Electric Automaker to Issue Stock Buyback After Share Price Plummets 30% Since April
One of Tesla’s biggest shareholders is not happy with the electric automaker’s tumbling stock price since last month. Billionaire Leo KoGuan, co-founder of IT provider SHI International Corp and a major individual investor in Tesla, is publicly calling on the company to buy back shares in order to return some cash back to shareholders.
Eric WalzJun 25, 2022 1:40 PM PT
Ford Motor Co is Recalling 39,000 Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs Over Engine Fire Risk
Ford Motor Co is issuing a safety recall for its popular Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs because the vehicles pose a risk of fire in the engine bay, including while the vehicle is parked and turned off. As a precaution, Ford is advising customers of 39,013 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs that were built over a four-month period between late 2020 and early 2021 to park their vehicles outside.
FutureCar Staff Jun 25, 2022 11:15 AM PT
Autonomous Logistics Startup Gatik Plans to Deploy its Fully-Autonomous Trucks in Kansas With No Safety Drivers Onboard
Silicon Valley-based autonomous middle-mile logistics startup Gatik is deploying its self-driving trucks on public roads in Kansas, after the state’s Governor Laura Kelly signed “Senate Bill 313” which allows for deployment of fully-driverless vehicles on public roads in the state.
Eric WalzJun 25, 2022 9:00 AM PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT
Zeekr's New 009 Electric Passenger Van is the World's First EV to Feature CATL's Advanced ‘Qilin' Battery With a Range of 510 Miles
Eric WalzDec 19, 2022 1:45 PM PT
Hyundai Gets Serious About Electric Performance Cars, Shows off Two Concepts
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 17, 2022 6:15 AM PT