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Chairman of EV Startup BYTON to Leave the Company, German Magazine Reports

Chairman of EV Startup BYTON to Leave the Company, German Magazine Reports

The chairman and co-founder of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Byton, Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, will leave the company soon, German business monthly Manager Magazin reported on Thursday. The company is facing trouble funding its planned expansion in the Chinese market, causing tensions which prompted the decision, the sources said.

FutureCar Staff Apr 11, 2019 2:13 PM PT      

Audi Turning to Green Factory to Manufacture EVs

Audi Turning to Green Factory to Manufacture EVs

Electric vehicles may be more efficient and produce less emissions than cars with internal combustion engines, but manufacturing the cars produces much more emissions. Audi’s looking to make manufacturing its EVs more friendly to the environment.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 11, 2019 3:00 AM PT    

EV Startup SF Motors Rebrands as 'Seres', Opening Preorders for its SF5 Crossover Next Week

EV Startup SF Motors Rebrands as 'Seres', Opening Preorders for its SF5 Crossover Next Week

Electric vehicle startup SF Motors has officially changed its name to Seres and announced today that is opening up pre-orders for its first electric vehicle the SF5 crossover next week during the Shanghai Auto Show.

Eric WalzApr 10, 2019 7:07 PM PT       

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Federal EV Tax Credit

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Federal EV Tax Credit

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to expand the electric vehicle tax credit to another 400,000 vehicles per manufacturer, on top of the current cap of 200,000 vehicles. The move to expand the credit is intended to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles.

Eric WalzApr 10, 2019 1:23 PM PT       

Startup Innolith Claims to Have EV Battery Capable of 600 Miles of Range

Startup Innolith Claims to Have EV Battery Capable of 600 Miles of Range

Switzerland startup stated to have electric-vehicle battery with an energy density of 1,000 watt-hours per kilogram and a range of 600 miles.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 10, 2019 7:00 AM PT      

Ahead of the e-tron Launch, Audi Launches Ad Campaign to Clarify Misconceptions About EVs

Ahead of the e-tron Launch, Audi Launches Ad Campaign to Clarify Misconceptions About EVs

With next month’s anticipated launch of the new fully-electric Audi e-tron SUV, the luxury German automaker kicked off a nationwide ad campaign this week to clear up some of the misconceptions the public has about electric vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Apr 09, 2019 7:07 PM PT     

Uber Introduces a Voucher Program that Allows Businesses to Buy Rides for Their Customers

Uber Introduces a Voucher Program that Allows Businesses to Buy Rides for Their Customers

Ride-hailing giant Uber announced today its rolling out a new program called “Uber Vouchers” that allows businesses to offer free or subsidized Uber rides to customers. The program is targeting at businesses as a way to bring in more customers.

FutureCar Staff Apr 09, 2019 2:35 PM PT    

Ford, GM & Toyota Join Forces with SAE International to Boost Driverless Safety

Ford, GM & Toyota Join Forces with SAE International to Boost Driverless Safety

The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) is looking to stay ahead of auto developers, by creating standards for SAE L4 and L5 autonomous cars prior to the technology coming to fruition.

Michael ChengApr 09, 2019 6:00 AM PT

BMW Signs Deal with DXC Technology to Speed Up Autonomous Driving Development

BMW Signs Deal with DXC Technology to Speed Up Autonomous Driving Development

Last month, German automaker BMW announced that it was building its own data platform called “D3” to help sort and analyze the terabytes of data that will be generated by the automaker’s future autonomous and internet connected vehicles. To help manage all of this data, BMW signed a deal with IT services company DXC Technology to help support and accelerate BMW’s autonomous vehicle development.

Eric WalzApr 08, 2019 5:31 PM PT       

Polestar Engineered XC60 and V60 PHEVs Added to Volvo’s Lineup

Polestar Engineered XC60 and V60 PHEVs Added to Volvo’s Lineup

Volvo cars USA announced it would soon add the 2020 XC60 T8 and V68 T8 models to its current North American lineup.

Manish KharintaApr 08, 2019 4:15 PM PT

FCA to Pay Tesla Hundreds of Millions of Euros for Emission Credits or Face Hefty Fines from the EU

FCA to Pay Tesla Hundreds of Millions of Euros for Emission Credits or Face Hefty Fines from the EU

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) formed an open pool with Tesla on Feb. 25, allowing the automaker to pay Tesla for credits to bring down FCA's average emissions of CO2 to a permissible level in the EU.

FutureCar Staff Apr 08, 2019 12:30 PM PT     

Here’s Everything We Know About the 2021 Ford Transit Electric Van

Here’s Everything We Know About the 2021 Ford Transit Electric Van

The Ford Motor Co announced that it plans on introducing the new all-electric Transit van in Europe by 2021 and here's what we know about it so far.

Manish KharintaApr 07, 2019 10:23 AM PT

CNBC Report Claims Tesla’s EVs Store Unencrypted Crash Data, Navigation Information

CNBC Report Claims Tesla’s EVs Store Unencrypted Crash Data, Navigation Information

A security researcher extracted unencrypted data from Tesla vehicles and found that the electric vehicles held on to a lot of unencrypted data.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 06, 2019 7:00 AM PT   

Daimler, Volkswagen & BMW Face Big Fines After Being Charged With Emissions Collusion

Daimler, Volkswagen & BMW Face Big Fines After Being Charged With Emissions Collusion

The European Union (EU) said German automaker Volkswagen along with Daimler and BMW broke antitrust rules by acting together to delay the introduction of two emission cleaning systems between 2006 and 2014. The emission reducing technology would have lowered harmful emissions if installed in production vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Apr 05, 2019 6:53 PM PT      

Baidu Tops the List for the Most Autonomous Miles Driven in China

Baidu Tops the List for the Most Autonomous Miles Driven in China

Officials in China this week released the first ever autonomous vehicle report called the “Beijing Autonomous Vehicles Road Test Report 2018.” The report offers a look at the progress companies are making in autonomous driving in China, the world’s biggest auto market.

Eric WalzApr 05, 2019 3:16 PM PT      

Utility Giant Duke Energy to Invest $76 Million in EV Charging Programs

Utility Giant Duke Energy to Invest $76 Million in EV Charging Programs

Almost half of the funds (estimated $35 million) will be utilized to setup more than 800 public charging hubs across North Carolina.

Michael ChengApr 05, 2019 6:00 AM PT

China Building a Highway with Dedicated Lanes for Autonomous Vehicles

China Building a Highway with Dedicated Lanes for Autonomous Vehicles

A new highway in China is being built that will have dedicated lanes for autonomous vehicles. The lanes reserved for self-driving cars will be built on a new freeway connecting Beijing and the Xiongan New Area in Hebei province.

FutureCar Staff Apr 04, 2019 6:54 PM PT   

Tesla Stock Falls After Vehicle Deliveries Drop 31% in Q1

Tesla Stock Falls After Vehicle Deliveries Drop 31% in Q1

Electric automaker Tesla released its Q1 production numbers and vehicle deliveries yesterday showing a significant drop from Q4 2018. The automaker reported deliveries of 63,000 vehicles in the quarter, which is a jump of 110 percent from the same quarter last year, but 31 percent lower than Q4 2018.

FutureCar Staff Apr 04, 2019 12:22 PM PT    

Reuters Poll Finds American Drivers Still Aren’t Interested in Autonomous Cars

Reuters Poll Finds American Drivers Still Aren’t Interested in Autonomous Cars

The future of self-driving vehicles looks bleak, as Reuters’ latest poll reveals that half of the drivers in the U.S. think autonomous cars are more dangerous than regular human-operated vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 04, 2019 10:03 AM PT     

Toyota to Open its Patents Related to Hybrid Vehicle Technology

Toyota to Open its Patents Related to Hybrid Vehicle Technology

​Toyota Motor plans to offer royalty-free access to its advanced hybrid-vehicle technology patents as early as this year. The move is a strategic policy shift that will encourage competitors to develop hybrid vehicles by sharing Toyota’s expertise in hybrid powertrains.

FutureCar Staff Apr 03, 2019 1:30 PM PT     

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