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A Look at the Asian Companies Looking to Dominate the Global EV Battery Market

A Look at the Asian Companies Looking to Dominate the Global EV Battery Market

​Although electric vehicles make up just a small percentage of all cars on the road, global automakers are gearing up to build millions of EVs over the next decade and Asian battery suppliers are lining up to secure lucrative contracts with them.

FutureCar Staff Nov 29, 2019 2:30 PM PT       

BMW to Build a New Auto Plant in China with Great Wall Motor to Produce the Electric MINI

BMW to Build a New Auto Plant in China with Great Wall Motor to Produce the Electric MINI

German automaker BMW and its Chinese partner Great Wall Motor said they plan to build a plant in China with a capacity of 160,000 cars per year. The new plant will produce the BMW electric MINI and Great Wall Motor models.

Eric WalzNov 29, 2019 10:45 AM PT      

Waymo Puts out 14 Minute Video for First Responder Precautions

Waymo Puts out 14 Minute Video for First Responder Precautions

To try to educate first responders on its autonomous vehicles, Waymo put out a 14-minute video on YouTube to try to train emergency responders on how to interact with a self-driving vehicle in case of an accident.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 29, 2019 9:00 AM PT   

VW’s Audi to Cut 10% of its Workforce to Fund Shift Towards Electric Vehicles

VW’s Audi to Cut 10% of its Workforce to Fund Shift Towards Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen’s luxury brand Audi announced that is is cutting around 10% of its workforce to save money as the company shifts towards producing electric vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Nov 26, 2019 10:30 AM PT     

With 200,000 Reservations Since Last Week, Tesla’s New Cybertruck Ignites Interest in Electric Pickups

With 200,000 Reservations Since Last Week, Tesla’s New Cybertruck Ignites Interest in Electric Pickups

Despite the unusual appearance of the Tesla Cybertruck, reservations for it topped 200,000 in just a matter of days, according to Tesla. The slew of reservations might be a good indicator of the growing interest in electric pickups.

Eric WalzNov 25, 2019 4:45 PM PT         

London Revokes Uber’s License for the Second Time Citing a ‘Pattern of Failure’ Over Rider Safety

London Revokes Uber’s License for the Second Time Citing a ‘Pattern of Failure’ Over Rider Safety

The regulator Transport for London (TfL), citing a “pattern of failure” with rider safety and security, has revoked the ride-hailing giant's license for the second time in under two years.

Eric WalzNov 25, 2019 10:45 AM PT   

Pony.ai CEO Claims Autonomous Cars Coming to Public Roads in 5 Years

Pony.ai CEO Claims Autonomous Cars Coming to Public Roads in 5 Years

The real challenge to autonomous cars, claims the CEO, is from humans in the forms of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 25, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

BMW Showcases Upcoming i4, Claims 373 Miles of Range

BMW Showcases Upcoming i4, Claims 373 Miles of Range

After years of teasing the i4 all-electric sedan, BMW finally confirmed some information on its EV that will compete with the Tesla Model S and Model 3.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 24, 2019 4:00 PM PT   

Fuel Economy Regulations Causing Discord Between Automakers, Lawmakers

Fuel Economy Regulations Causing Discord Between Automakers, Lawmakers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been sued by 23 states over the government agency’s effort to revoke California’s ability to set its own car emissions rules.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 24, 2019 5:30 AM PT   

Volkswagen Officially Unveils its First-Ever Electric Station Wagon: The I.D. Space Vizzion

Volkswagen Officially Unveils its First-Ever Electric Station Wagon: The I.D. Space Vizzion

Volkswagen Group officially unveiled its first-ever electric station wagon concept at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Manish KharintaNov 23, 2019 12:10 PM PT

Honda Boss Takahiro Hachigo Doesn’t Believe EVs Will Go Mainstream

Honda Boss Takahiro Hachigo Doesn’t Believe EVs Will Go Mainstream

Honda may have recently unveiled its all-electric E at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, but the automaker’s CEO doesn’t see EVs going mainstream in the future.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 23, 2019 6:00 AM PT  

With a New CEO, EV Startup Faraday Future is Focused on Transforming Mobility

With a New CEO, EV Startup Faraday Future is Focused on Transforming Mobility

Luxury electric vehicle startup Faraday Future was once viewed as a serious competitor to Tesla. Now the company is getting back to business under the leadership of its new CEO. Faraday Future is now led by former BMW engineer Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, the former head of BMW's i8 program.

Eric WalzNov 22, 2019 2:30 PM PT         

Tesla Unveiled its New 'Cybertruck' Last Night in California to Mixed Reviews

Tesla Unveiled its New 'Cybertruck' Last Night in California to Mixed Reviews

Tesla unveiled its futuristic “Cybertruck” at a special event last night in California to a mixture of surprise and disappointment. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been saying for the past year that the truck would be like no other pickup ever made and he was right about that.

Eric WalzNov 22, 2019 9:25 AM PT    

Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing for the Electric EQC SUV in the U.S.

Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing for the Electric EQC SUV in the U.S.

German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has officially revealed the starting price of its U.S-bound EQC fully-electric SUV. The e-SUV was first unveiled over a year ago and its the first fully-electric model from Mercedes.

Manish KharintaNov 21, 2019 6:30 PM PT     

DeepRoute Announces its New Full-Stack Autonomous Driving Sensing Solution

DeepRoute Announces its New Full-Stack Autonomous Driving Sensing Solution

DeepRoute, a AI-based startup developing a level 4 level self-driving full-stack solution, announced yesterday the release of its new sensing solution called DeepRoute-Sense, which is a all-in-one self-driving system capable of fusing data from multiple sensors, enabling autonomous vehicles to better perceive their surroundings.

Eric WalzNov 21, 2019 2:05 PM PT      

Hyundai Shows Off a Redesigned Electric IONIQ at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Hyundai Shows Off a Redesigned Electric IONIQ at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Electric vehicles are once again in the spotlight at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The latest automaker to show off a refreshed electric model is Hyundai. The automaker debuted a redesigned IONIQ lineup, giving a boost in range to the fully-electric IONIQ.

FutureCar Staff Nov 20, 2019 10:15 AM PT   

Hydrogen-Powered Truck Startup Nikola Announces a New 'Game-Changing' EV Battery Technology

Hydrogen-Powered Truck Startup Nikola Announces a New 'Game-Changing' EV Battery Technology

Nikola Corporation, a startup developing hydrogen-powered trucks, announced details of a new battery that has a record energy density of 1,100 watt-hours per kilogram on the material level and 500 watt-hours per kg on the production cell level. Nikola said the battery breakthrough will be “game-changing” for the industry.

Eric WalzNov 19, 2019 2:00 PM PT      

Didi Chuxing to Trial Luxury Ride-Hailing Service with Tesla & Mercedes Benz Vehicles

Didi Chuxing to Trial Luxury Ride-Hailing Service with Tesla & Mercedes Benz Vehicles

Didi Chuxing, often referred to as the “Uber of China” plans to launch a pilot ride-hailing service in Japan using luxury cars from Tesla and Mercedes Benz the company said.

Eric WalzNov 19, 2019 11:45 AM PT      

Here’s What You Need to Know About Neuron's Electric Semi and Pickup Truck

Here’s What You Need to Know About Neuron's Electric Semi and Pickup Truck

Neuron recently unveiled two new EV concepts both of which seem to feature a very familiar design language.

Manish KharintaNov 19, 2019 10:00 AM PT

Waymo Exits Austin, Looks to Focus on Programs in Detroit and Phoenix

Waymo Exits Austin, Looks to Focus on Programs in Detroit and Phoenix

Waymo is saying goodbye to Austin, Texas, as the ride-hailing company is putting its autonomous vehicles out of the city.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 19, 2019 5:30 AM PT   

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