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USPS Tries Out the First of 7 All-New Electric Delivery Vans

USPS Tries Out the First of 7 All-New Electric Delivery Vans

Motiv Power systems Recently delivered the first of seven delivery vans it will supply to the United States Postal Service.

Mia BevacquaFeb 10, 2019 2:00 PM PT

Here's What You Need to Know About the BMW 530e Touring Wagon PHEV

Here's What You Need to Know About the BMW 530e Touring Wagon PHEV

Photos of a touring wagon version of BMW's best selling plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance have surfaced online and here's what we know about it so far.

Manish KharintaFeb 10, 2019 9:30 AM PT

Driverless Truck Startup Ike Completes Series A Round, Raises $52 Million

Driverless Truck Startup Ike Completes Series A Round, Raises $52 Million

The name of the startup originated from President Dwight Eisenhower, as a tribute to his vital contributions in building the US interstate system (via signing of the Federal Aid Highway Act).

Michael ChengFeb 10, 2019 7:00 AM PT

Tesla, Mercedes-Benz Talk of Teaming Up For Electric Van Project

Tesla, Mercedes-Benz Talk of Teaming Up For Electric Van Project

A tweet from Elon musk prompts Tesla and Daimler to discuss an electric van collaboration.

Mia BevacquaFeb 09, 2019 2:00 PM PT

Honda Partners With CATL, China’s Largest EV Battery Supplier

Honda Partners With CATL, China’s Largest EV Battery Supplier

Under the contract, CATL will supply Honda with lithium-ion batteries that have a capacity of 56 gigawatt (GWh) hours by 2027.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 08, 2019 12:00 PM PT     

GM Files Patent That Adds Autonomous Driving Capabilities to Any Car

GM Files Patent That Adds Autonomous Driving Capabilities to Any Car

Why come out with multiple autonomous vehicles running different sensors, hardware, and systems? General Motors came out with a simple solution that makes it possible to turn any car intone that can drive itself.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 08, 2019 6:00 AM PT     

Ford is Investing $1 Billion in its Chicago Plants and Adding 500 Jobs

Ford is Investing $1 Billion in its Chicago Plants and Adding 500 Jobs

As General Motors closes plants and layoff thousands of workers, the Ford Motor Company is investing $1 billion in its Chicago assembly and stamping plants and adding 500 new jobs, as it prepares to launch three highly anticipated new SUVs that go on sale later this year, including the all-new Explorer.

FutureCar Staff Feb 07, 2019 6:09 PM PT      

Amazon Enters the Self-Driving Car Space with Investment in Aurora

Amazon Enters the Self-Driving Car Space with Investment in Aurora

Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has secured an additional $530 million in its latest Series B funding round. Participating in the investment round is retail giant Amazon. The latest funding values the startup at $2.5 billion and will help Aurora to further develop its autonomous driving technology.

Eric WalzFeb 07, 2019 1:26 PM PT        

Tesla Inches Closer to $35,000 Model 3, Reduces Price for Sedan

Tesla Inches Closer to $35,000 Model 3, Reduces Price for Sedan

Tesla is hoping to cancel out the effects of the loss of federal tax credits by slashing the Model 3’s price tag by an extra $1,100.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 07, 2019 6:00 AM PT     

China’s CATL Aims to Build a EV Battery Plant in Germany 3 Times Bigger Than Tesla’s Gigafactory

China’s CATL Aims to Build a EV Battery Plant in Germany 3 Times Bigger Than Tesla’s Gigafactory

CATL, the world’s largest maker of battery cells for electric vehicles, has already committed to building a factory in Germany, but now the battery maker plans to increase the size of its factory in Erfurt to meet rising demand from Germany’s auto industry.

FutureCar Staff Feb 06, 2019 6:26 PM PT        

Ford is Testing a ‘Visual Language’ to Help Self-Driving Cars Communicate with Pedestrians

Ford is Testing a ‘Visual Language’ to Help Self-Driving Cars Communicate with Pedestrians

Self-driving cars will present a new challenge to pedestrians in the future. For example, a person trying to cross a busy street will not be able to rely on commonly used visual cues from a human driver. The Ford Motor Company is looking to address this problem by creating a universal “visual language” using exterior lighting for communication between a driverless car and a nearby person.

Eric WalzFeb 06, 2019 12:15 PM PT

Toyota Establishes a New Company Named “KINTO” That Will Offer Car Subscriptions

Toyota Establishes a New Company Named “KINTO” That Will Offer Car Subscriptions

Following in the footsteps of Cadillac, Volvo, BMW and Audi, the Toyota Motor Corporation is launching a new subscription-based vehicle service. The automaker announced today a new company called Kinto to manage and operate its subscription business.

Eric WalzFeb 05, 2019 7:36 PM PT      

Google to Develop Self-Driving Taxis with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Auto Alliance

Google to Develop Self-Driving Taxis with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Auto Alliance

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, one of the world’s biggest auto groups, is reported to be working with Alphabet Inc’s Waymo division to develop autonomous taxis and other mobility services in Asia.

Eric WalzFeb 05, 2019 12:56 PM PT        

Electrify America is Buying Powerpacks From Tesla for Select EV Charging Sites

Electrify America is Buying Powerpacks From Tesla for Select EV Charging Sites

Volkswagen’s Electrify America said on Monday it will install Tesla battery storage packs at 100 of its charging stations across the United States. For EV owners, the move is designed to help lower the costs for charging their vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Feb 04, 2019 7:34 PM PT      

Report: U.S. Electric Vehicle Market Gains Momentum

Report: U.S. Electric Vehicle Market Gains Momentum

Surprisingly, the U.S. now hosts the world’s second highest EV population. To date, there are 762,000 EVs on the nation's roads.

Michael ChengFeb 04, 2019 3:54 PM PT

Tesla to Buy Battery Maker Maxwell Technologies in a $218 Million All-Stock Deal

Tesla to Buy Battery Maker Maxwell Technologies in a $218 Million All-Stock Deal

Electric automaker Tesla announced today the purchase of Maxwell Technologies, a San Diego-based developer and manufacturer of battery solutions, including ultracapacitors and electric vehicle battery cells.

FutureCar Staff Feb 04, 2019 2:35 PM PT     

Cadillac is Still 3 Years Away From its First Electric Vehicle Launch

Cadillac is Still 3 Years Away From its First Electric Vehicle Launch

General Motors is working hard to introduce the first ever electric vehicle from its luxury brand Cadillac, but it might take awhile.

Manish KharintaFeb 03, 2019 3:09 PM PT

PAVE Coalition Campaigns for AV Awareness and Public Safety

PAVE Coalition Campaigns for AV Awareness and Public Safety

To ensure accurate information is available about self-driving cars, the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) is launching several educational programs.

Michael ChengFeb 03, 2019 11:00 AM PT

American Power Products reveals new electric, zero-turn lawn mower

American Power Products reveals new electric, zero-turn lawn mower

Tired of dealing with a dirty gas-powered lawnmower each year? There may be a better solution: the new all-electric Edge from American Power Products. The machine is part of a growing number of EV mowers hitting the market.

Mia BevacquaFeb 03, 2019 9:25 AM PT

Denver's RTD Deploys First Autonomous Shuttle in Local Pilot Program

Denver's RTD Deploys First Autonomous Shuttle in Local Pilot Program

At the moment, all autonomous rides along 61AV are free. So far, feedback about the service from locals have been positive.

Michael ChengFeb 03, 2019 7:20 AM PT

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