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Tesla Reaches a Major Milestone, Builds its 1,000,000th Vehicle

Tesla Reaches a Major Milestone, Builds its 1,000,000th Vehicle

​Electric automaker Tesla has reached a major milestone this week by building its one millionth vehicle. Tesla Chief Executive made the announcement in a Twitter post on Monday night.

FutureCar Staff Mar 10, 2020 3:50 PM PT     

Ford’s Mustang-inspired Mach-E Crossover Secures Reservations in all 50 States

Ford’s Mustang-inspired Mach-E Crossover Secures Reservations in all 50 States

Since the Ford Mach-E’s global debut in November​, the automaker said that it received reservations from customers in all 50 states, indicating that there is much interest in Ford’s new Mustang-inspired EV throughout the U.S.

Eric WalzMar 10, 2020 10:50 AM PT    

BMW Decides its New iX3 Electric SUV is Not Coming to the U.S. as Planned

BMW Decides its New iX3 Electric SUV is Not Coming to the U.S. as Planned

German automaker BMW has decided not to sell the electric iX3 model in the U.S. The electric SUV was supposed to reach U.S. dealer showrooms sometime this year.

FutureCar Staff Mar 09, 2020 3:55 PM PT      

EV Startup Faraday Future to Supply U.S. Hybrid Corp with Powertrains for Commercial Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

EV Startup Faraday Future to Supply U.S. Hybrid Corp with Powertrains for Commercial Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF) announced last week a strategic partnership with electric powertrain developer US Hybrid Corporation. The Southern California company will use electric drivetrains developed by FF for its commercial electric and hybrid vehicle conversions.

Eric WalzMar 09, 2020 1:00 PM PT     

Fiat 500 Returns as Grown-Up, All-Electric City Car

Fiat 500 Returns as Grown-Up, All-Electric City Car

Don’t hold your breath for this all-electric Fiat 500 to come to the U.S., but for consumers in Europe, it certainly looks like a charming, usable EV.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 09, 2020 6:00 AM PT   

Goodyear’s Latest Tire Concept is Capable of Regenerating New Tread

Goodyear’s Latest Tire Concept is Capable of Regenerating New Tread

Instead of simply replacing tires when the tread wears down to a certain level, Goodyear’s ReCharge concept utilizes replaceable pods to help tires grow all-new tread.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 08, 2020 6:00 AM PT  

The Cadillac Celestiq Will be the Luxury Brand’s New Hand-Built Flagship Sedan

The Cadillac Celestiq Will be the Luxury Brand’s New Hand-Built Flagship Sedan

​This week, General Motors held its “EV Day”, a special event for media and investors where the automaker provided an in-depth overview of GM’s future EV strategy. During the event, GM offered a glimpse of the new Cadillac Celestiq, an electric sedan that will represent the future of the Cadillac brand.

Manish KharintaMar 07, 2020 1:00 PM PT

The Upcoming Electric SUV From Volkswagen Renamed ID.4

The Upcoming Electric SUV From Volkswagen Renamed ID.4

Volkswagen has changed the name of its first all-electric SUV and finally put out some photos of what the production version of the vehicle will look like.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 07, 2020 6:00 AM PT

Chinese EV Startup NIO Raises $235 Million Through Private Placements as its Runs Low on Cash

Chinese EV Startup NIO Raises $235 Million Through Private Placements as its Runs Low on Cash

Chinese electric vehicle startup NIO announced it will issue and sell convertible notes in an aggregate principal amount of US$235 million to several unaffiliated Asia-based investment funds through private placements. Earlier this year, the automaker warned that it would need additional capital to make its through 2020.

Eric WalzMar 06, 2020 2:15 PM PT      

General Motors is Finally Expanding Super Cruise to Chevrolet

General Motors is Finally Expanding Super Cruise to Chevrolet

Except the first vehicle to come with Cadillac’s high-tech driver-assist system is the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EUV, which will arrive next summer.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 06, 2020 11:00 AM PT    

Ford Motor Company is Using Simulation to Design the Passenger Experience for its Future Self-Driving Vehicles

Ford Motor Company is Using Simulation to Design the Passenger Experience for its Future Self-Driving Vehicles

In the industry's race to develop self-driving vehicles, most legacy automakers are getting a little extra help from tech companies. One company is Quantum Signal AI. The Michigan-based Ford subsidiary is building simulation tools that are helping Ford understand, test and validate its autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzMar 05, 2020 5:45 PM PT

Luxury Electric Car Startup Lucid Motors Shares its Direct to Customer Sales Strategy

Luxury Electric Car Startup Lucid Motors Shares its Direct to Customer Sales Strategy

California electric luxury car startup Lucid Motors continues its plans to take on Tesla with its high tech and luxurious Lucid Air sedan. The company is preparing its retail sales and service network, which will consist of “Lucid Studio” showrooms where customers can experience the Air sedan in virtual reality and have questions answered by Lucid product experts.

FutureCar Staff Mar 05, 2020 11:00 AM PT      

The Former Head of Uber ATG Must Pay Google $179 Million to Settle Dispute Over Stolen Trade Secrets

The Former Head of Uber ATG Must Pay Google $179 Million to Settle Dispute Over Stolen Trade Secrets

Anthony Levandowski, the former head of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, was ordered to pay $179 million to settle a dispute with Google over stolen trade secrets, according to a court order on Wednesday.

FutureCar Staff Mar 04, 2020 4:55 PM PT      

General Motors Announces a $20 Billion Investment Electrification and Reveals its New Global EV Platform as the Automaker Looks to Take on Tesla

General Motors Announces a $20 Billion Investment Electrification and Reveals its New Global EV Platform as the Automaker Looks to Take on Tesla

U.S. automaker General Motors announced today it’s making a $20 billion investment by 2025 in electrification, including new EV architecture, new models and battery cell development. The announcement was part of the automaker’s “EV Day”, an event where GM shared its strategy to grow its electric vehicle sales and transition towards an electric future.

Eric WalzMar 04, 2020 12:00 PM PT      

Ford Motor Company Announces a Fully-Electric Transit Van, it Will Debut as a 2022 Model

Ford Motor Company Announces a Fully-Electric Transit Van, it Will Debut as a 2022 Model

Ford Motor Company's Transit van is going fully-electric and will join the upcoming electric Mustang-inspired Mach-E SUV and F-150 pickup as Ford’s latest fully-electric models in development.

FutureCar Staff Mar 03, 2020 5:00 PM PT     

BMW Reveals its Fully-Electric 530 HP Concept i4 Sedan, the First of Many New Electrified Models

BMW Reveals its Fully-Electric 530 HP Concept i4 Sedan, the First of Many New Electrified Models

The fully-electric BMW Concept i4 was unveiled in a “virtual world premier” in Munich on Tuesday. The i4 one of the most anticipated new electric models from any automaker and will be available in 2021.

Eric WalzMar 03, 2020 10:30 AM PT    

Waymo Raises $2.25 billion in its First-Ever External Investment Round

Waymo Raises $2.25 billion in its First-Ever External Investment Round

Waymo, the self-driving division of Parent Alphabet, announced on Monday it raised $2.25 billion in its first ever external funding round. Waymo spun out of Google’s early self-driving car project, which was one of the first efforts to develop self-driving cars over a decade ago.

Eric WalzMar 02, 2020 3:30 PM PT     

EV Charging Operator EVgo Announces the Opening of its 800th Fast Charging Location

EV Charging Operator EVgo Announces the Opening of its 800th Fast Charging Location

EV charging infrastructure operator EVgo announced today the opening of its 800th fast charging location in the U.S. with more on the way. All 800 fast chargers are currently online and open to the public.

Eric WalzMar 02, 2020 1:00 PM PT    

MIT Researchers Working on Way to Make Autonomous Cars Better in Inclement Weather

MIT Researchers Working on Way to Make Autonomous Cars Better in Inclement Weather

LiDAR, cameras, and sensors can be rendered useless by poor weather, but researchers at MIT believe that they have a new system that can fix the issue.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 02, 2020 6:00 AM PT  

Hyundai's Kona Electric SUV Will Get a Range Boost to 301 Miles Starting This Month

Hyundai's Kona Electric SUV Will Get a Range Boost to 301 Miles Starting This Month

The range of the Hyundai Kona electric with the 64 kWh battery will be increased to 301 miles for all units manufactured after March 2020.

Manish KharintaMar 01, 2020 3:00 PM PT

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