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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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