Lucid Group to Integrate Wolfspeed’s Silicon Carbide (SiC) Semiconductors in the Lucid Air Sedan as Part of a New Supply Agreement
Wolfspeed, a leading developer of Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductor technology, today announced that luxury electric automaker Lucid Motors will use its Silicon Carbide power solutions in the high-performance Lucid Air sedan. SiC technology has many benefits over traditional silicon chips, including better conductivity and cooling performance in high temperature environments, which makes them well suited for use in electric vehicles.
Eric WalzJun 01, 2022 1:00 PM PT
BMW’s Latest Vehicle OS Features ‘Learning Navigation’ With Real-Time, Predictive Routing Capabilities From Mapping Company HERE Technologies
What if vehicle navigation systems were smarter, learning an individual's driving style to improve and personalize the driving experience? BMW’s latest vehicle operating system delivers this with a feature called “Learning Navigation” that’s being powered by technology from mapping company HERE Technologies.
Eric WalzJun 01, 2022 9:15 AM PT
Tesla Drops Standard Charging Cable for New EVs
Tesla becomes the second automaker to not offer its electric vehicles with a standard charging cable.
Vineeth Joel PatelMay 31, 2022 7:00 PM PT
Ford Closes Orders for 2022 Mustang Mach-E Because of Demand
The ongoing chip shortage continues to be a major issue for the American automaker, as it recently announced that it would stop accepting orders for the sporty electric SUV.
Vineeth Joel PatelMay 31, 2022 7:00 AM PT
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Makes New Claim To Introduce Robotaxi by 2024
Previously, Musk had stated that Tesla would come out with an autonomous vehicle without a steering wheel or pedals by 2020. Now, that date has been moved back to 2024.
Vineeth Joel PatelMay 30, 2022 6:55 AM PT
Honda is Developing Three New EV Platforms by 2030, Including One That Will Be Shared With GM, Executive Says
Japan’s Honda Motor Co plans to ramp up its electric vehicle production, producing millions of EVs by 2030, a top executive at the company told Reuters on Thursday. The future electric models will be built on three new dedicated EV platforms, one of which will be shared with General Motors.
Eric WalzMay 29, 2022 10:00 AM PT
EV Battery Maker CATL’s Net Income Soars by 185% in 2021 On Strong Demand for EV Batteries, But Warns of Rising Costs of Raw Materials
Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (“CATL”), which is Tesla's battery supplier in China, reported a net profit on Thursday of $2.47 billion for 2021. The soaring profits are a result of growing demand for its electric vehicle batteries from global automakers. However, the battery maker scrapped its dividend and reported weaker profitability at its battery systems division as it warned of surging raw-materials costs.
Eric WalzMay 28, 2022 3:20 PM PT
The New Lexus RZ 450e is Toyota’s Answer to the Tesla Model Y and Raises the Bar for Battery-Powered SUVs
Although Toyota's luxury division Lexus launched the RX 400h hybrid in 2005, the brand has yet to deliver a purely electric model to compete with Tesla. But that’s soon about to change with the upcoming launch of the new Lexus RZ 450e fully-electric SUV. For legacy automakers entering the electric SUV and crossover segment for the first time, Lexus has certainly set the bar high.
Eric WalzMay 28, 2022 9:30 AM PT
Tesla Beats Revenue and Profit Estimates for Q1 With Deliveries of 310,048 Electric Vehicles
Electric automaker Tesla announced its first quarter deliveries and revenue on Wednesday. The world’s most valuable automaker managed to beat earnings and profit estimates in Q1 2022 despite the semiconductor shortages and supply chain interruptions that have been hampering global auto production.
FutureCar Staff May 27, 2022 2:15 PM PT
BMW Unveils the Seventh Generation of its Flagship 7-Series Sedan, Including the First-Ever All-Electric Version
The premium electric sedan market once dominated by Tesla's Model S just became a bit more competitive as BMW has officially launched the seventh generation of its flagship 7-Series sedan. For the first time ever, a fully-electric version is being offered with an EPA estimated range of over 310 miles. The electric sedan is poised to become a serious competitor to Tesla’s Model S, Porsche, Taycan, Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Lucid Air sedan.
FutureCar Staff May 27, 2022 9:30 AM PT
Audi’s New Urbansphere Concept Shows How People Might Travel in the Future When a Human Driver is Longer Needed
Many automakers are unveiling futuristic looking electric concept vehicles that represent their own vision of the future of mobility. But in a future where vehicles can operate autonomously without any human intervention, a space for a driver will no longer be required. With this in mind, Audi revealed a new urban concept vehicle called the “Urbansphere” that offers a glimpse of how people might get around cities in the era of fully-autonomous driving.
Eric WalzMay 26, 2022 4:30 PM PT
Mercedes-Benz Unveils its Fully-Electric EQS SUV That Will Be Built in the U.S.
Mercedes-Benz unveiled its highly-anticipated, EQS electric sport utility vehicle on Tuesday. The sleek battery powered SUV will be built in the U.S. at the automaker's assembly plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and will go on sale in the fall. The EQS SUV set the bar high for electric vehicles and is poised to compete with the Tesla Model X, and other premium electric models.
FutureCar Staff May 26, 2022 11:30 AM PT
The Genesis X Speedium Coupe EV Concept Debuts in New York City
Hyundai’s luxury subsidiary Genesis unveiled the all-new X Speedium Coupe last week at the automaker's new Genesis House brand center in New York City. The new concept is a fastback version of the Genesis X EV concept unveiled last year. In the future, Genesis intends to become an electric-only brand, and these concepts help the company explore its athletic elegance and modern design language.
Manish KharintaMay 26, 2022 9:00 AM PT
Tesla’s Battery Supplier CATL Launches its ‘EVOGO’ EV Battery Swapping Service in China
Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL), which is the world’s leading supplier of electric vehicle batteries to automakers, has launched its own EV battery swapping business in China via its wholly-owned subsidiary “EVOGO”. The EVOGO battery swap service allows drivers with no access to indoor parking spaces for home or work charging to drive a battery-powered vehicle.
Eric WalzMay 25, 2022 3:50 PM PT
The Volvo Cars Tech Fund Invests in StoreDot, a Developer of Ultra-Fast Charging EV Batteries
The Volvo Cars Tech Fund, which is the venture capital arm of automaker Volvo Cars, has made an investment in promising battery technology developer StoreDot, a company that is developing ultra fast-charging batteries for electric vehicles. StoreDot says its fast-charging EV battery technology can add 160km (100 miles) of driving range in just five minutes.
Eric WalzMay 25, 2022 10:00 AM PT
Kia Confirms the All-Electric EV9 SUV is Coming in 2023
The all-electric EV9 will also become available in Europe in 2023, but details on the vehicle are scarce.
Vineeth Joel PatelMay 24, 2022 7:15 AM PT
2023 Nissan Leaf Arrives With Updated Design, Smaller Lineup
Nissan has updated the Leaf to ensure consumers have a competitive electric vehicle to buy from the brand before the Ariya arrives at dealerships.
Vineeth Joel PatelMay 23, 2022 4:00 PM PT
Honda Announces Plan to Invest $40 Billion Into Electrification Goals
The massive investment is to help the Japanese automaker phase out gas-powered vehicles by 2040 and to become carbon neutral.
Vineeth Joel PatelMay 23, 2022 6:25 AM PT
Lucid Group Announces the Opening of its Newest 'Lucid Studio' in Boston, its 25th Location in North America
Luxury electric automaker Lucid Group announced the opening of its 25th North American Lucid Studio in the Seaport District of Boston. The Lucid Studio Seaport will officially open to the public on Saturday, April 16. Following the opening of the Boston location this week, Lucid will soon open its 26th Studio location later this spring at the luxury Gate at Manhasset shopping mall in Long Island, NY.
FutureCar Staff May 22, 2022 11:00 AM PT
Tesla Added 27 More V3 Supercharger Stations to its Charging Network in China Last Month
Electric automaker Tesla continues to build out its charging network in China at a rapid pace. The company added 27 new Supercharger stations last month comprising 147 charging piles, local media outlet CnEVPost reported on Friday. The new Tesla Superchargers are located in 20 Chinese cities, including Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Shanghai. All of the new chargers are Tesla's more powerful V3 Superchargers.
FutureCar Staff May 22, 2022 6:45 AM 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