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Toyota's Luxury Brand Lexus to Debut its First Electric Vehicle

Toyota's Luxury Brand Lexus to Debut its First Electric Vehicle

Unsurprisingly, the debut is scheduled to be made in China where the electric car is expected to be popular.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 18, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

Here's What You Need to Know About Kawasaki's Electric Motorcycle

Here's What You Need to Know About Kawasaki's Electric Motorcycle

Kawasaki brought a prototype electric bike to EICMA 2019 that the company says has been under development for the last 10 years.

Manish KharintaNov 17, 2019 4:00 PM PT

Tesla Model 3 Becomes Most Efficient Electric Vehicle on Sale

Tesla Model 3 Becomes Most Efficient Electric Vehicle on Sale

Tesla’s latest sedan overtakes the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, as that EV received new electric motors and a new battery that saw its fuel economy go down.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 17, 2019 10:00 AM PT    

GM Sells Lordstown Plant to EV Startup Lordstown Motors

GM Sells Lordstown Plant to EV Startup Lordstown Motors

With ownership of the massive plant in Lordstown, Ohio, Lordstown Motors can get to work on building the Endurance, an all-electric pickup truck.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 16, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

Volkswagen is Investing $66 Billion in E-Mobility and Digital Technology

Volkswagen is Investing $66 Billion in E-Mobility and Digital Technology

German automaker Volkswagen AG plans to invest 60 billion euros ($66.12 billion) by 2024 to develop electric and hybrid cars as well as digital technologies, the company announced on Friday.

Eric WalzNov 15, 2019 10:50 AM PT      

Lidar Startup Ouster Introduces a More Affordable 32-Channel Lidar Sensor for Self-driving Cars

Lidar Startup Ouster Introduces a More Affordable 32-Channel Lidar Sensor for Self-driving Cars

Ouster, Inc., a provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, security, and mapping, is introducing the OS1-32, that the company calls the world’s most affordable 32-channel lidar sensor.

FutureCar Staff Nov 14, 2019 4:30 PM PT   

Ford Officially Confirms the 'Mustang Mach-E' Name for its First Fully-Electric SUV

Ford Officially Confirms the 'Mustang Mach-E' Name for its First Fully-Electric SUV

Ford Motor Company has confirmed its new Mustang-inspired crossover will be called the “Mustang Mach-E” and the fully-electric SUV will finally be revealed on Sunday at a special event in Los Angeles ahead of the 2019 LA Auto Show.

Eric WalzNov 14, 2019 10:05 AM PT     

China’s BYD Receives Order for 130 Electric Buses, its Biggest Order to Date in the U.S.

China’s BYD Receives Order for 130 Electric Buses, its Biggest Order to Date in the U.S.

BYD Company Ltd., which is based in Shenzhen, China, announced that the city of Los Angeles has placed the largest the largest single order of battery-electric buses to date in the United States. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) ordered 130 of BYD’s battery-electric K7M buses.

FutureCar Staff Nov 13, 2019 3:30 PM PT    

Xilinx Announces New High-Performance Adaptive Devices for Autonomous Driving & ADAS Applications

Xilinx Announces New High-Performance Adaptive Devices for Autonomous Driving & ADAS Applications

At this week's Xilinx Developer Forum Europe 2019 in the Netherlands, Silicon Valley-based semiconductor company Xilinx, Inc., a leading supplier of silicon chips to global automakers and other industries, announced the expansion of its automotive-qualified 16 nanometer (nm) family of chips with two new devices—the automotive (XA) Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) 7EV and the 11EG.

Eric WalzNov 13, 2019 11:00 AM PT      

Chinese Electric Vehicle Startup Xpeng Motors Raises $400 Million in Series C Funding

Chinese Electric Vehicle Startup Xpeng Motors Raises $400 Million in Series C Funding

Electric vehicle startup Xpeng Motors today announced the signing of its Series C capital funding of US$400 million. The funding comes from a group of strategic and institutional investors, including corporate and individual investors and private equity firms.

Eric WalzNov 12, 2019 5:00 PM PT        

BMW Announces its Next-Gen Digital Key Technology

BMW Announces its Next-Gen Digital Key Technology

BMW announced today an update to its digital key technology that the automaker plans to introduce by the end of the year. BMW’s updated Digital Key will be enhanced by the ultra-wideband (UWB)-based release 3.0. This will offer maximum anti-theft protection and enable precise localization between the device and the vehicle.

FutureCar Staff Nov 12, 2019 11:10 AM PT      

Tesla Unveils the First Model 3 Sedans Made in China

Tesla Unveils the First Model 3 Sedans Made in China

Tesla unveiled its first run of vehicles built in China late last week, an important milestone for the company as it prepares to start sales of domestically made electric sedans in China. The Deep Metallic Blue-painted Model 3s include Tesla badging in Chinese characters, differentiating them from their U.S. built counterparts.

FutureCar Staff Nov 11, 2019 4:30 PM PT      

Hyundai Develops the World’s First Active Noise Cancelling Technology for Passenger Vehicles

Hyundai Develops the World’s First Active Noise Cancelling Technology for Passenger Vehicles

Hyundai Motor Group today announced it developed the world’s first “noise cancelling system” that may be well-suited for electric vehicles. The automaker calls the system Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) and says it's the first-ever system that can dramatically reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle.

Eric WalzNov 11, 2019 10:50 AM PT      

Polestar Opens Dealership in Oslo, Will Focus on China, U.S., Europe in 2020

Polestar Opens Dealership in Oslo, Will Focus on China, U.S., Europe in 2020

Oslo, Norway may seem like an odd place for Volvo’s Polestar to open up its first dealership, but the country has a large number of electric vehicles and individuals that are interested in EVs. Polestar, though, will be focusing on expanding to other parts of the world in 2020.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 11, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

All You Need to Know About the 900 HP Electric Ford Mustang Lithium

All You Need to Know About the 900 HP Electric Ford Mustang Lithium

Ford rolled up at the 2019 SEMA auto show with an all-electric pony car, a 900 BHP electric Mustang

Manish KharintaNov 10, 2019 12:30 PM PT

Waymo Already Looking to Expand “Rider Only” Autonomous Taxi Service

Waymo Already Looking to Expand “Rider Only” Autonomous Taxi Service

Riders in Phoenix, Arizona may be picked up in an autonomous Waymo robo-taxi soon, as the company recently started offering “rider-only” trips in the city at the end of October.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 10, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

Elon Musk Confirms Higher Capacity Battery Packs for the Tesla Model S/X Plaid Variants

Elon Musk Confirms Higher Capacity Battery Packs for the Tesla Model S/X Plaid Variants

Elon Musk announced this week that Tesla plans on using higher capacity battery packs for the Tesla Model S and Model X Plaid variants.

Manish KharintaNov 09, 2019 12:30 PM PT   

Volkswagen Kicks Off Production of Fully-Electric ID.3

Volkswagen Kicks Off Production of Fully-Electric ID.3

Production of the ID.3 electric car officially began this week, marking a large fundamental change for the brand as it moves to electric vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 09, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Begins Construction on its Arizona Factory

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Begins Construction on its Arizona Factory

California-based luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has begun construction of an assembly factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, the company announced in a blog post. Lucid said the factory will begin production of the company’s luxury electric flagship sedan called the Lucid Air in late 2020.

Eric WalzNov 08, 2019 2:30 PM PT     

Toyota & BYD Establish Joint Company in China for Electric Vehicle Development

Toyota & BYD Establish Joint Company in China for Electric Vehicle Development

China’s BYD Company Ltd. (BYD) and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation announced that they have signed an agreement to establish a joint company to research and development of electric vehicles.

Eric WalzNov 08, 2019 11:00 AM PT      

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