The World’s Largest EV Battery Maker CATL is in the Final Stages of Vetting Sites in the U.S. to Build a New Factory
China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), which is the world's largest producer of electric vehicle batteries, is in the final stages of vetting sites in the United States to build a battery factory that would supply automakers, two people with knowledge of the plans told Reuters on Thursday.
Eric WalzJun 12, 2022 9:00 AM PT
Lucid Group Reports its Q1 Earnings and Deliveries, the Company is Also Hiking Prices on June 1
Luxury electric car maker Lucid Group, Inc. announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2022. The results suggest that Lucid will face an uphill battle to reach its delivery goals in 2022 as the company deals with supply chain issues and the rising costs of raw materials. Lucid reported Q1 revenue of $57.7 million and deliveries of just 360 vehicles to customers in the first quarter.
Eric WalzJun 11, 2022 3:15 PM PT
Tesla Aims to Make China the ‘World’s Largest Vehicle Export Hub’ with a Second Factory
Electric automaker Tesla Inc plans to build a second factory in China which would double its production capacity in the world’s biggest auto market. The plans were confirmed in a letter sent to local officials this week, which outlined how Tesla planned to further expand its plant in Shanghai.
FutureCar Staff Jun 11, 2022 10:15 AM PT
Fisker Inc. Teases a New High-Performance, Grand Touring Electric Sports Car, Says it Will Have the Longest Range of Any Production EV
California-based electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc teased what will be its third electric vehicle, a high-performance sports car in development under “Project Ronin”. The battery-powered sedan will rival high performance electric vehicles including the Tesla Model S Plaid and Roadster, Porsche Taycan, Mercedes-Benz EQS and Lucid Air Sedan and other premium EVs.
FutureCar Staff Jun 10, 2022 1:00 PM PT
Porsche Leads $400 Million Investment in Lithium-Silicon Battery Developer Group14 Technologies
The pursuit of new battery technologies by automakers offering higher energy density has prompted Porsche to lead a $400 million investment round in Group14 Technologies, a Washington state based global manufacturer and supplier of advanced silicon-carbon technology for lithium-silicon batteries. Group14 says its next-generation silicon-based battery anode materials will help deliver 50% higher performance than traditional lithium-ion batteries.
Eric WalzJun 10, 2022 8:15 AM PT
Volkswagen’s Software Unit CARIAD Selects Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Ride Platform to Enable Autonomous Driving Functions in Future Vehicles
Volkswagen Group's software unit CARIAD announced on Tuesday that it has selected Qualcomm Technologies to supply system-on-chips (SoCs) for its vehicle software platform designed to deliver up to SAE level-4 autonomous driving capabilities in the automaker’s future vehicles.
Eric WalzJun 10, 2022 6:45 AM PT
Sila Nanotechnologies, a Company Founded by Former Tesla Engineer, Buys U.S. Factory to Produce Next-Gen Silicon-based EV Battery Materials
Electric vehicle battery developer Sila Nanotechnologies Inc announced the purchase of a new factory in Washington state where its plans to churn out advanced batteries for hundreds of thousands of EVs by 2026, the company announced on Tuesday. Sila's co-founder is a former Tesla engineer who led the technical development of the battery technology for the Tesla Roadster.
Eric WalzJun 09, 2022 11:00 AM PT
Chrysler Parent Stellantis is Making a US$2.8 Billion Investment in its Canadian Operations to Accelerate the Production of Electric Vehicles
Automaker Stellantis is investing $3.6 billion CAD (US$2.8 billion) in its Canadian operations to accelerate the company’s transition to a sustainable future. The latest investment will also support the automaker’s long-term electrification strategy, which includes a previously announced $45 billion CAD (US$35 billion) investment through 2025 for electrifying its model lineup and building software-defined vehicles.
Eric WalzJun 08, 2022 12:25 PM PT
U.S.-Listed Innoviz Technologies Selected as a Direct Supplier of LiDAR and Perception Software by a Major Global Automaker
Innoviz Technologies Ltd, a developer of high-performance LiDAR sensors and perception software that supports advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, announced today that its been selected by one of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers to be its direct supplier across multiple brands.
Eric WalzJun 08, 2022 9:30 AM PT
General Motors Has Already Replaced the Batteries in 62% of 2017-2019 Bolt EVs as Part of Recall, NHTSA Report Shows
The new information comes from an NHTSA document that reveals Chevrolet is focusing on replacing batteries in older Bolts.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 07, 2022 7:00 AM PT
2023 Subaru Solterra Priced Higher Than Toyota bZ4X
Subaru’s all-electric SUV costs $3,005 more than Toyota’s option, but the main difference in pricing comes from the different standard configurations.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 06, 2022 4:00 PM PT
Rivian Announces Additional Delay, Showcases Off-Road 'Sand Mode'
Deliveries of the Ocean Coast trim will now begin later this fall, while Sand Mode makes Rivian’s more capable over loose terrain.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 06, 2022 7:00 AM PT
The State-of-the Art Meridian Audio System in the Kia EV6 Transforms the Cabin into an Immersive, Interactive Digital Space
Kia shared new details about the high-end, Meridian audio system in the new EV6 and how it contributes to the heart and soul of the futuristic vehicle. Kia says its state-of-the-art audio tech and cabin arrangement played an important part in the EV6 being named this year’s “2022 Car of the Year” at the European Car of the Year (ECOTY) awards.
FutureCar Staff Jun 05, 2022 1:00 PM PT
Tesla is ‘Virtually Recalling’ Roughly 64,500 Model 3 Performance Sedans in the U.S. and China for a Missing Speedometer Display While in Track Mode
Electric automaker Tesla is recalling approximately 48,000 Model 3 Performance sedans vehicles in the U.S. and another over 14,600 more in China to address a problem where the vehicle’s speedometer doesn’t show when the vehicle is put into “Track Mode”. The recall covers vehicles from the 2018 through 2022 model year Model 3 Performance Models. Tesla inadvertently removed the speedometer display after a firmware update in Dec 2021.
FutureCar Staff Jun 05, 2022 7:00 AM PT
China’s Baidu Receives the First-Ever Permit to Operate its ‘Apollo Go’ Robotaxi Service in Beijing Without Safety Drivers Onboard
China's Baidu Inc. has received the first-ever permits in China authorizing the company to provide fully-driverless ride-hailing services to the public in Beijing, meaning that no safety drivers will be present in the vehicles. The robotaxi vehicles will offer rides to passengers in a designated area of 60 square kilometers in the city. Baidu aims to be one of the world's first companies to scale and commercialize autonomous driving technology in China.
Eric WalzJun 04, 2022 8:30 AM PT
Volkswagen and bp Announce New Partnership for the Rapid Rollout of Fast EV Charging Infrastructure in Europe
Volkswagen Group is teaming up with bp in Europe to rapidly roll out Flexpole DC fast chargers for the automaker's electric vehicle customers. The strategic partnership is designed to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe. The Flexpole charging units can be directly connected to a low voltage grid which removes the requirement for a dedicated electric substation and more complex and expensive construction work.
Eric WalzJun 04, 2022 7:00 AM PT
Lucid Group Announces Agreement With Government of Saudi Arabia to Purchase 100,000 of its Vehicles Over the Next Decade
Luxury electric automaker Lucid Group announced an agreement with the Government of Saudi Arabia for the purchase of up to 100,000 vehicles over a ten-year period. The Saudi Government’s initial commitment is to purchase 50,000 vehicles, with an option to purchase an additional 50,000 vehicles over the same period.
Eric WalzJun 03, 2022 7:00 AM PT
Ford Starts F-150 Lightning Production, Marking Another Significant Milestone for the Company
The electric future of Ford Motor Company will jumpstart today as the automaker fires up its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan to begin series production of their highly-anticipated F-150 Lighting electric pickup. Ford has a lot riding on the launch of the F-150 Lightning, as it's an electric version of the best selling pickup in America for over 40 consecutive years.
FutureCar Staff Jun 02, 2022 11:00 AM PT
Pony.ai to Launch Robotaxis in China With Ontime, the Ride-Hailing App of Automaker GAC Group
Autonomous driving technology developer Pony.ai is expanding its presence in China in a new partnership with automaker GAC, which is China’s fifth largest carmaker and a longtime Pony.ai partner. As part of the close collaboration with GAC, Pony.ai will deploy its autonomous vehicles on the automaker’s "Ontime" ride-hailing app. The new collaboration with GAC will help to accelerate the commercialization of autonomous mobility in China.
Eric WalzJun 02, 2022 8:30 AM PT
Nissan’s New Lidar-based Advanced Driver Assist Technology in Development Will Automatically Intervene to Avoid Collisions
Japan’s Nissan Motor Co is working on an advanced driver assist system (ADAS) that will significantly reduce the likelihood of a collision, the automaker announced on Monday. Nissan refers to its technology as “ground truth perception”. It works by fusing data from high-performance LIDAR sensors, as well as radar and cameras on the vehicle.
FutureCar Staff Jun 01, 2022 7:00 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