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New Tesla Model X and S Launched with Software Locked 100 kWh Battery

New Tesla Model X and S Launched with Software Locked 100 kWh Battery

Tesla launched an updated version of Model S and X 100 kWh a battery pack governed by software.

Manish KharintaFeb 02, 2019 2:31 PM PT

Volkswagen Converting Factory to Manufacture EV Charging Stations

Volkswagen Converting Factory to Manufacture EV Charging Stations

In order to get ahead of a possible electric-vehicle boom, Volkswagen has plans to convert its Hanover components plan to produce flexible fast charging stations starting in 2020.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 02, 2019 9:25 AM PT       

Shell Announces the Purchase of Greenlots, One of the Largest EV Charging Providers in the U.S.

Shell Announces the Purchase of Greenlots, One of the Largest EV Charging Providers in the U.S.

Shell New Energies US LLC, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc. announced the purchase of electric vehicle charging company Greenlots, one of the largest EV charging providers in the U.S.

FutureCar Staff Feb 01, 2019 6:39 PM PT     

Tesla Begins Taking Orders for a Lower-Priced Model 3 in China

Tesla Begins Taking Orders for a Lower-Priced Model 3 in China

Customers in China looking to purchase a Tesla Model 3 can place their orders beginning today. Electric automaker Tesla said it will start taking orders in China for a lower-priced version of its mass-market electric car.

FutureCar Staff Feb 01, 2019 1:46 PM PT        

Toyota Prius Owners Jump Ship, Head Over to Tesla

Toyota Prius Owners Jump Ship, Head Over to Tesla

Toyota has an overall defection rate of approximately 9 percent—and half of those consumers are Prius owners going to Tesla.

Mia BevacquaFeb 01, 2019 9:03 AM PT

Audi e-tron is the First EV Using the EEBUS Standard for Charging

Audi e-tron is the First EV Using the EEBUS Standard for Charging

Audi is promoting a new standard for how Internet of Thing (IoT) devices, smart homes and electric cars can communicate with each other. The upcoming Audi e-tron is the first electric car whose charging system uses the new EEBUS communication standard.

Eric WalzJan 31, 2019 6:00 PM PT      

Uber Adds Public Transportation Options to its Ride-Hailing App

Uber Adds Public Transportation Options to its Ride-Hailing App

Uber is advancing its mission to provide people easy access to mobility. The ride-hailing giant announced it is adding public transportation options to its app for the first time. Beginning today in Denver, riders will be able to use to the Uber app for public transportation options.

Eric WalzJan 31, 2019 1:49 PM PT    

MIT, Microsoft Develop Model to Identify AI’s Weak Points

MIT, Microsoft Develop Model to Identify AI’s Weak Points

In order to bridge the gap between real-world testing and AI-based training methods, MIT and Microsoft have developed a model that reveals possible weak points from virtual testing.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 31, 2019 7:00 AM PT      

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Provides Updates in Q4 Earnings Call

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Provides Updates in Q4 Earnings Call

Tesla CEO Elon Musk had much to say on today’s Q4 earning call. He opened Wednesday’s call by saying that “Last year was definitely the most challenging year in Tesla’s history, but also the most successful.”

FutureCar Staff Jan 30, 2019 6:07 PM PT       

Electric Automaker NIO Launches $650 Million Convertible Bond After Lackluster IPO

Electric Automaker NIO Launches $650 Million Convertible Bond After Lackluster IPO

Chinese electric carmaker NIO, often referred to as the “Tesla of China” is looking to raise capital again four months after its New York IPO. The startup electric automaker launched a $650 million five-year convertible bond on Wednesday to fund its expansion.

FutureCar Staff Jan 30, 2019 1:05 PM PT    

Volvo, Veoneer’s Autonomous Joint Venture to Start Testing in Sweden

Volvo, Veoneer’s Autonomous Joint Venture to Start Testing in Sweden

Zenuity, a joint venture involving Volvo and Veoneer, have received approval to begin testing its autonomous software on Sweden’s highways.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 30, 2019 6:00 AM PT      

BMW Creates a Geo-Fenced Zone in Rotterdam Alerting Drivers to Switch to Electric-Only Mode

BMW Creates a Geo-Fenced Zone in Rotterdam Alerting Drivers to Switch to Electric-Only Mode

The city of Rotterdam and BMW are working on a unique project to to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce traffic pollution by creating a geo-fenced “electric-only zone” for BMW hybrid vehicle drivers entering Rotterdam.

FutureCar Staff Jan 29, 2019 1:31 PM PT     

BMW-backed Mapillary Provides Hyper Mapping Services for Driverless Vehicles

BMW-backed Mapillary Provides Hyper Mapping Services for Driverless Vehicles

To ensure its maps are always updated, the BMW-backed company is implementing a crowdsourcing model to address bottlenecks in data gathering.

Michael ChengJan 29, 2019 10:40 AM PT

Porsche Taycan Owners to Get 3 Years of Free Charging from Electrify America

Porsche Taycan Owners to Get 3 Years of Free Charging from Electrify America

Owners of the upcoming Porsche Taycan, the automaker’s first fully electric luxury sedan, are getting a sweet deal on charging—it will be free for three years.

FutureCar Staff Jan 28, 2019 2:40 PM PT       

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund Hedges its Stake in Tesla

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund Hedges its Stake in Tesla

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has cut its exposure to electric carmaker Tesla Inc. The move is a sign that the PIF is concerned about Tesla’s long-term profitability.

Eric WalzJan 28, 2019 11:32 AM PT       

Here is What We Know About Toyota's Electric Future So Far

Here is What We Know About Toyota's Electric Future So Far

Is Toyota stepping out of the EV game? Recent reports indicate otherwise.

Manish KharintaJan 27, 2019 9:35 AM PT

Tesla's 'Advanced Summon' Feature Gets Regulatory Approval

Tesla's 'Advanced Summon' Feature Gets Regulatory Approval

The highly anticipated software upgrade for Tesla's summon feature has received approval by regulators.

Manish KharintaJan 26, 2019 10:54 AM PT

BMW i-Ventures Announces Investment in Urgent.ly, a Roadside Assistance Provider

BMW i-Ventures Announces Investment in Urgent.ly, a Roadside Assistance Provider

BMW i-Ventures has invested in another automotive industry startup. The automaker’s venture capital arm announced an investment this week in Urgent.ly​, a Virginia-based company that developed a roadside assistance platform that connects drivers directly to emergency service providers.

FutureCar Staff Jan 25, 2019 6:14 PM PT    

Mercedes Benz to Strengthen its Partnerships with Chinese Suppliers

Mercedes Benz to Strengthen its Partnerships with Chinese Suppliers

German automaker Mercedes Benz is deepening its partnerships with Chinese auto parts suppliers, as the automaker adds more electrified powertrains and connected technology to its luxury lineup, Mercedes-Benz executive Wilko Stark said on Thursday.

FutureCar Staff Jan 25, 2019 12:50 PM PT     

Porsche to Double Production of the Taycan Electric Sedan

Porsche to Double Production of the Taycan Electric Sedan

German automaker Porsche is already planning to double the production of the upcoming Taycan, the automaker’s first fully-electric sedan. The Taycan is expected to become a strong competitor to Tesla’s Model S, which first Tesla launched back in 2012.

FutureCar Staff Jan 24, 2019 5:20 PM PT       

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