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Apple Cuts 200 Employees From its Secret Self-Driving Car Project

Apple Cuts 200 Employees From its Secret Self-Driving Car Project

Tech giant Apple has dismissed about 200 employees from its secretive autonomous car project known as “Project Titan”.

Eric WalzJan 24, 2019 11:45 AM PT     

Tesla Reducing Production Hours for the Model S & Model X

Tesla Reducing Production Hours for the Model S & Model X

Electric automaker Tesla is cutting production hours for the Model S sedan and Model X SUV, a move which raised concerns about falling demand for the company’s most profitable models.

FutureCar Staff Jan 23, 2019 2:21 PM PT     

Polestar Launches Interactive Preview of its Android-powered Infotainment System

Polestar Launches Interactive Preview of its Android-powered Infotainment System

Polestar, the luxury electric brand of China’s Geely and parent company of Volvo, has launched an interactive website allowing users to preview its new Android-based infotainment system in the upcoming Polestar 2 electric vehicle.

Eric WalzJan 23, 2019 12:39 PM PT        

Toyota & Panasonic Establish Joint Venture Company to Build EV Batteries

Toyota & Panasonic Establish Joint Venture Company to Build EV Batteries

The Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic announced a new joint venture to develop advanced automotive prismatic batteries for use in electric vehicles. The new joint venture aims to be operating by 2020.

FutureCar Staff Jan 22, 2019 4:13 PM PT        

Waymo to Open a Self-Driving Car Assembly Plant Near Detroit

Waymo to Open a Self-Driving Car Assembly Plant Near Detroit

The self-driving car revolution may not come just from Silicon Valley and may be headed back to Detroit, the birthplace of America’s auto industry. Waymo, the self-driving division of Google’s spun out of the company’s first self-driving car program, announced it will open a factory near Detroit to outfit its fleet of vehicles for autonomous driving.

Eric WalzJan 22, 2019 11:28 AM PT     

Here are the Top 5 Electric Cars We Will See in 2019

Here are the Top 5 Electric Cars We Will See in 2019

New contenders will hit the roads this year and here are the top 5 electric vehicles that we are looking forward to in 2019

Manish KharintaJan 20, 2019 8:00 AM PT

A Ford Mustang Inspired EV Will be Lincoln’s First Electric Car

A Ford Mustang Inspired EV Will be Lincoln’s First Electric Car

Lincoln is planning to introduce a luxurious electric model derived from Ford's 2020 Mustang inspired EV.

Manish KharintaJan 19, 2019 8:00 AM PT

U.S. Grand Jury Indicts 4 Audi Managers Over ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal

U.S. Grand Jury Indicts 4 Audi Managers Over ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal

A federal grand jury handed down indictments to four managers at luxury automaker Audi for their role in the “dieselgate” scandal. All of the managers worked in Audi’s engine development division and are accused of tampering with engine control software to mask excessive emissions from Audi and Volkswagen vehicles

FutureCar Staff Jan 18, 2019 3:03 PM PT      

Tesla to Cut 7% of its Workforce to Help Lower the Costs of Model 3 Production

Tesla to Cut 7% of its Workforce to Help Lower the Costs of Model 3 Production

Electric automaker Tesla, fresh off its best sales year in the company’s history, announced today it will lay off about 7 percent of its full-time workforce. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the move is necessary to help lower the costs associated with production of the Model 3

Eric WalzJan 18, 2019 11:59 AM PT   

Iowa Senator Says Trump is Inclined to Increase Tariffs on Imported Autos From the EU

Iowa Senator Says Trump is Inclined to Increase Tariffs on Imported Autos From the EU

U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to move ahead with tariffs on imported vehicles, according to a report by Reuters. The move could prompt the European Union to agree a new trade deal. The Trump administration has targeted luxury European imports from automakers such as Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi.

FutureCar Staff Jan 17, 2019 5:10 PM PT      

Why Ford Should be Rushing to Deliver the All-Electric F-150 Pickup

Why Ford Should be Rushing to Deliver the All-Electric F-150 Pickup

The Ford Motor Company finally confirmed yesterday that it is planning an electric F-150 pickup. The only problem is that it might take years to show up in dealer showrooms.

Eric WalzJan 17, 2019 1:23 PM PT     

Evergrande Buys a Controlling Stake of NEVS, the Company that Purchased the Assets of Saab

Evergrande Buys a Controlling Stake of NEVS, the Company that Purchased the Assets of Saab

Evergrande Health Industry Group, the Hong Kong-based real estate investment company which owned a majority stake in troubled electric vehicle startup Faraday Future, has purchased a majority stake in National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS). NEVS is the company that purchased the assets of defunct Swedish automaker Saab in 2012.

FutureCar Staff Jan 16, 2019 5:12 PM PT      

Mapping Company HERE Technologies to Supply Audi Vehicles with Live Traffic Data

Mapping Company HERE Technologies to Supply Audi Vehicles with Live Traffic Data

High definition mapping company HERE Technologies was selected by automaker Audi as its traffic data provider for all new models sold across North America and Europe, beginning in the first half of 2019.

FutureCar Staff Jan 16, 2019 11:28 AM PT      

Baidu Announces Major Updates to its Apollo Intelligent Driving Platform

Baidu Announces Major Updates to its Apollo Intelligent Driving Platform

Chinese internet search giant and AI company Baidu announced major updates to its Apollo autonomous driving ecosystem during last week’s CES in Las Vegas. Apollo is the world's first open autonomous driving platform designed to accelerate the development of autonomous driving technology.

Eric WalzJan 15, 2019 2:43 PM PT     

Ford & Volkswagen Announce Global Alliance to Build Pickup Trucks and Vans

Ford & Volkswagen Announce Global Alliance to Build Pickup Trucks and Vans

The Ford Motor Company and German automaker Volkswagen AG today announced an alliance to make both automakers more competitive, as the auto industry undergoes rapid transformation. The two automakers said they will collaborate to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickup trucks.

FutureCar Staff Jan 15, 2019 11:37 AM PT     

Volkswagen to Invest $800 Million in Electric Vehicle Plant in the U.S.

Volkswagen to Invest $800 Million in Electric Vehicle Plant in the U.S.

German automaker Volkswagen AG has announced that its Chattanooga, Tennessee manufacturing plant will become the company's first electric vehicle production facility in North America, state officials announced Monday.

Eric WalzJan 14, 2019 1:50 PM PT     

Year-end JD Power Survey on the Tesla Model 3 is Here

Year-end JD Power Survey on the Tesla Model 3 is Here

JD Power's latest surveys reveal Tesla's dominance in the electric vehicle segment and its exponential sales growth for the year 2018.

Manish KharintaJan 14, 2019 11:06 AM PT

New Tesla Rival Set to Enter the Market and This One Comes from Cadillac

New Tesla Rival Set to Enter the Market and This One Comes from Cadillac

General Motors is concentrating its focus on the luxury car division, Cadillac which will introduce the parent company's Tesla fighter in the global market.

Manish KharintaJan 13, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Corporate Investors are Investing Billions in EVs and Related Startups in the U.S. & China

Corporate Investors are Investing Billions in EVs and Related Startups in the U.S. & China

As the auto industry moves toward electrification, big corporations not normally associated with investments in the auto industry have been pouring money into electric vehicle startups working on electric vehicles, batteries and EV charging infrastructure.

Eric WalzJan 11, 2019 6:12 PM PT        

Highlights From This Week’s CES 2019: Bell Unveils Flying Air Taxi Concept that Might Become a Flying Uber, World Premier of the Electric Mercedes Benz EQC

Highlights From This Week’s CES 2019: Bell Unveils Flying Air Taxi Concept that Might Become a Flying Uber, World Premier of the Electric Mercedes Benz EQC

This year's CES in Las Vegas showcased some amazing technology. Here are some of the highlights.

FutureCar Staff Jan 11, 2019 2:35 PM PT        

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