The Electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV Will Use a Silicon-based Battery Developed by Sila Nanotechnologies
Mercedes-Benz will use a more energy dense battery developed by California battery startup Sila Nanotechnologies in its upcoming electric G-Class from 2025, the automaker announced on Tuesday. The electric G-Class was first unveiled as a concept at the Munich Motor Show in 2021. The advanced battery will use silicon-based anodes, which are 20-40% more energy dense than comparable cells currently available, Mercedes-Benz said.
Eric WalzJun 24, 2022 10:00 AM PT
BMW iVentures Announces Lead Investment in Mangrove Lithium, a Company Developing ‘Green Lithium’ Refining Technology
BMW iVentures, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm of automaker BMW that invests in companies developing advanced technologies for the auto industry, announced today a lead investment in the Series A-1 financing round of Mangrove Lithium, a Vancouver BC based company producing battery-grade lithium hydroxide and carbonate for electric vehicle batteries in a more sustainable way.
FutureCar Staff Jun 23, 2022 3:15 PM PT
Tesla Challenger NIO Inc. Delivers its 200,000 Electric Vehicle, a Significant Milestone
U.S.-listed electric vehicle startup NIO Inc is emerging as one of China’s promising new electric vehicle startups. The company has reached deliveries of 200,000 electric vehicles. Reaching deliveries of 200,000 vehicles is a significant milestone for NIO after launching its first mass-market vehicle, the ES8 SUV, in 2018.
Eric WalzJun 22, 2022 4:15 PM PT
Motional Kicks off its Robot Food Delivery Pilot With Uber Eats in Southern California
Hyundai’s autonomous driving technology unit Motional has officially kicked off its delivery pilot with Uber Eats in Southern California. Beginning today, Some Uber Eats orders placed in Santa Monica will be delivered using Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUVs outfitted with autonomous driving by Motional.
FutureCar Staff Jun 22, 2022 10:30 AM PT
Electric Truck Startup Bollinger Motors Partners With Roush on Commercial Platforms For EVs
With Bollinger deciding to cancel the B1 and B2 EVs, the automaker has partnered with Roush Industries to source and assemble commercial platforms for large EVs.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 21, 2022 7:00 AM PT
BMW Looking to Launch a New Modular EV Platform by 2025
The German luxury brand may be late and behind others, but it’s looking to catch up quickly with its own dedicated platform for electric vehicles called Neue Klasse.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 20, 2022 3:00 PM PT
Volkswagen to Revive Scout Name With Fully-Electric Off-Roaders
The automaker plans for the first electric vehicles from the brand to enter into production in 2026 with a pickup truck and an SUV confirmed to be in the works.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 20, 2022 6:15 AM PT
Specs and Photos of NIO’s New ES7 Electric SUV Revealed in a Regulatory Filing in China Ahead of its Launch
Electric vehicle startup NIO Inc is planning to launch its latest model soon named the ES7, which is a fully-electric SUV that will compete with Tesla’s Model Y and BMW’s X5L SUV that’s sold in China. Although NIO has yet to reveal the full specs of its latest electric vehicle, the details were recently leaked in a regulatory filing in China ahead of its pending launch.
FutureCar Staff Jun 19, 2022 3:30 PM PT
Elon Musk’s Deal to Buy Twitter for $44B is Put ‘On Hold’ as Tesla Loses $400B in Market Cap Since the Plans Were First Made Public
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is apparently getting cold feet after agreeing to purchase social media platform Twitter last month for $44 billion. On Friday, Musk tweeted that his $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter was “temporarily on hold”. He said he was waiting for data on the number of fake accounts on the platform, referring to a Reuters report from ten days ago that cited the fake account figures.
Eric WalzJun 19, 2022 7:30 AM PT
EV Startup Fisker Inc to Produce its Second Vehicle in Ohio at Foxconn’s Newly Acquired Factory
Electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc confirmed that it will produce its second EV dubbed PEAR at Foxconn’s newly acquired factory in Ohio that it purchased from electric truck maker Lordstown Motors. The Fisker PEAR will enter production in 2024. Both the Fisker and Foxconn teams are fully engaged and expect to build a minimum of 250,000 Fisker PEAR units a year at the plant after a ramp up period.
Eric WalzJun 18, 2022 9:30 AM PT
StoreDot Successfully Demonstrates its Rapid EV Battery Charging Technology That Could Deliver 100 Miles of Range in 5 Minutes
StoreDot, an Israel-based company working on electric vehicle battery technology that can significantly reduce charging times, has successfully demonstrated its ultra-fast charging battery tech that can add 100 miles of range to an EV in just five minutes. The demonstration took place at EcoMotion Week 2022 in Israel, an industry event that brings together automakers and around 600 startups working in the field of smart mobility.
Eric WalzJun 17, 2022 8:15 AM PT
Tesla is Recalling 130,000 Vehicles to Address Touchscreen Display Malfunctions Caused by Overheating, its 11th Recall This Year
Tesla is recalling about 130,000 vehicles in the U.S. following an overheating issue involving the CPU that powers the center-mounted touch screen display in the 2021 and 2022 Tesla S and X vehicles, as well as the 2022 the Model 3 sedan and Model Y SUV. The overheating issue can cause the center display to malfunction, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Tuesday.
FutureCar Staff Jun 16, 2022 10:35 AM PT
General Motors and Red Hat to Collaborate on the Future of Software-Defined Vehicles
General Motors announced it will collaborate with open source software company Red Hat to help advance the development of software-defined vehicles with cloud connectivity. Red Hat is widely recognized for its cloud-native, enterprise-grade open source operating system. The collaboration will help GM accelerate the development of its software-defined vehicle programs following the launch of its new Ultifi vehicle software platform announced in Sept 2021.
Eric WalzJun 16, 2022 8:00 AM PT
Researchers at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea Say They’ve Uncovered the Key to Safer EV Batteries
Researchers at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea say they have uncovered the key to safer electric vehicle batteries and energy storage devices. The scientists at the institute have shed light on critical changes in the thermal properties of energy storage devices during operation, paving the way towards better thermal management of electric vehicle batteries and other energy storage devices.
Eric WalzJun 16, 2022 7:55 AM PT
The 2023 Polestar 2: Delivery Updates, New Pricing, Color Options and New Tech
Over the past few weeks, Volvo's electric brand Polestar revealed several new updates for the upcoming 2023 Polestar 2, the company's first mass-market EV. So let's get up to speed with everything you need to know about the new EV.
Manish KharintaJun 15, 2022 3:30 PM PT
Hyundai Plans to Build a New U.S. EV Factory in Georgia, According to Sources
South Korean automaker Hyundai is planning to build an electric vehicle factory in Georgia, according to people familiar with the automaker’s plans. The Georgia EV factory will build vehicles for both Hyundai and Kia.
FutureCar Staff Jun 15, 2022 10:30 AM PT
Microsoft Partners With Volkswagen To Test Its HoloLens 2 AR Headsets
The partnership between the two companies explores how augmented reality can be used in autonomous vehicles or current cars as a head-up display system.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 14, 2022 5:00 PM PT
Supply of 2022 Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen EVs Sold Out
All of Volkswagen’s brands have run out of electric vehicles for the 2022 model year to sell in the U.S. and in Europe.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 14, 2022 7:00 AM PT
GM’s Plan to Sell More EVs Than Tesla Hinges on Offering More Affordable Electric Models
General Motors CEO Mary Barra believes that the only way for the brand to compete with Tesla is to sell affordable electric cars, which is something that has alluded the all-electric luxury brand.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 13, 2022 7:00 AM PT
Autonomous Truck Developer Embark Trucks Adds Freight Carrier U.S. Xpress to its Partner Development Program
San Francisco-based autonomous trucking startup Embark Trucks today announced that freight carrier U.S. Xpress has joined its Embark Partner Development Program and plans to add its freight terminals to Embark's Coverage Map. These transfer points are used to move freight from driverless, long-haul trucks to driver-enabled trucks for first- and last-mile delivery.
Eric WalzJun 12, 2022 12:00 PM PT
LG Develops ‘Invisible' Speaker Sound Technology That Could Revolutionize In-Vehicle Audio
Eric WalzDec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota's Redesigned Prius May Get More Drivers Behind the Wheel of a Hybrid Vehicle
FutureCar Staff Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM 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