In a new blog post this week, Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron shared an overview of the advanced technology included in the company’s latest robotaxi that will support the rollout of a commercial robotaxi service for senior citizens. Voyage’s latest vehicle is called the G3 and it's the company's first production-ready robotaxi. The G3 is also designed to operate without a driver behind the wheel.
Eric WalzAug 26, 2020 5:10 PM PT
Tesla Rival Lucid Motors is set to reveal its ultra-luxury Air sedan on Sept 9. In the meantime, the automaker has shared some new details on how the Air was engineered, including using a miniaturized electric powertrain that allowed for Lucid’s engineering team to create a big luxurious interior space.
Eric WalzAug 26, 2020 6:00 AM PT
California-based electric bus manufacturer Proterra is best known for building zero-emissions electric buses for cities looking to replace their noisy and highly polluting diesel engine-powered public transit vehicles. But Proterra also retrofits existing combustion engine powered vehicles. Today Proterra announced a new battery design that fits better into existing commercial vehicle frame rails to make it easier to convert them to run on batteries.
FutureCar Staff Aug 25, 2020 2:30 PM PT
Electric automaker Tesla is getting ready for its “Battery Day” event on Sept 22, in which the company will reveal details about its new highly advanced batteries that promise to extend the range of its electric vehicles. On Monday, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk dropped some battery hints for the first time on Twitter.
Eric WalzAug 25, 2020 9:00 AM PT
Silicon Valley Lidar company Luminar Technologies Inc., which is backed by Swedish automaker Volvo and billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Theil, intends to go public in a reverse merger deal with Gores Metropoulos, Inc. (Gores Metropoulos), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Eric WalzAug 24, 2020 4:17 PM PT
Hyundai's luxury division Genesis has commissioned a battery-powered version of the flagship G80 luxury sedan.
Manish KharintaAug 24, 2020 2:00 PM PT
Going directly against the Trump Administration, six automakers have agreed to abide by California’s stricter emissions regulations going forward.
Vineeth Joel PatelAug 24, 2020 5:00 AM PT
Automakers may be introducing new tech features every year, but some automakers are better than others at coming out with tech that’s easy to use.
Vineeth Joel PatelAug 23, 2020 7:30 AM PT
Despite some changes in pricing, more competition from rivals, and the disappearance of the federal tax credits, Teslas are still the most popular electric vehicles in the United States.
Vineeth Joel PatelAug 22, 2020 5:30 AM PT
The latest U.S. IPO for an electric automaker is coming from one of China’s rising electric vehicle startups Xpeng Motors. The company announced today that it plans to raise up to $1.11 billion in its upcoming debut on Wall Street.
Eric WalzAug 21, 2020 3:30 PM PT
Chinese electric vehicle startup NIO, which is often referred to as the Tesla of China, has come up with a novel idea for its electric models. The automaker is allowing drivers to subscribe to a battery plan instead of buying it with the vehicle. The company refers to it as a “Battery as a Service” (BaaS) plan, and it’s the first of its kind in the auto industry.
Eric WalzAug 21, 2020 11:00 AM PT
As of midnight tonight, ride-hailing company Lyft will suspend its California ride-hailing operations, and its bigger rival Uber will likely follow, leaving thousands of people without the on-demand transportation they’ve come to rely on for for the first time in over seven years. The move is a result of California's Assembly Bill 5, which went into effect on Jan 1, 2020 and requires ride-hailing companies to classify drivers as employees.
Jeremy CarltonAug 20, 2020 11:55 AM PT
Electric truck maker Bollinger Motors has been making steady progress in the development of its electric trucks and the company just moved into a bigger headquarters in Michigan to accommodate its growth. The company’s new headquarters are in Oak Park, Michigan, located about 15 miles north of downtown Detroit.
FutureCar Staff Aug 19, 2020 3:45 PM PT
Today, electric automaker Lucid Motors announced that its upcoming Air sedan will be the quickest charging electric vehicle, with the capability to charge at rates that will add up to 20 miles per minute. This translates into 300 miles of driving range with just a 20 minute charge in real-world conditions, the company said.
Eric WalzAug 19, 2020 11:15 AM PT
Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup Canoo Holdings Ltd is going public, becoming the latest electric vehicle startup turning to Wall Street to raise new capital. The company announced on Tuesday that it entered into an agreement with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp IV.
Eric WalzAug 18, 2020 11:55 AM PT
Self-driving technology developer AutoX, a company with a mission of “democratizing autonomy”, launched its robotaxi service in China on Monday in one of the first commercial launches of its kind.
Eric WalzAug 17, 2020 12:15 PM PT
Michigan and private partner Cavnue announced the project that would run from Detroit to Ann Arbor.
Vineeth Joel PatelAug 17, 2020 5:30 AM PT
Volkswagen isn’t the only German automaker that’s in hot water over its diesel vehicles that cheated U.S. emissions. Daimler recently reached a settlement with the U.S. government to the tune of roughly $3 billion.
Vineeth Joel PatelAug 16, 2020 5:30 AM PT
This is a major lesson to read the fine print, as Cadillac’s semi-autonomous Super Cruise system is complimentary for three years and then only available through a subscription plan.
Vineeth Joel PatelAug 15, 2020 7:45 AM PT
Tesla recently released software version "2020.32.1" via an over-the-air update, which unlocks several new features. Here are the details.
Manish KharintaAug 14, 2020 3:15 PM PT
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