Toyota Motor North America is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to build, install and evaluate a 1-megawatt (MW) fuel cell power generation system at NREL's Flatirons Campus in Arvada, Colorado. Toyota said it leveraged its over 25 years of fuel cell development experience in designing the 1-MW fuel cell system, expanding on its expertise from the light duty fuel cell electric vehicle market.
Eric WalzSep 30, 2022 11:00 AM PT
Mercedes-Benz has signed an MoU with the Government of Canada that will help ensure that the automaker has a reliable supply for raw materials such as lithium to produce all of the electric vehicle batteries its will need by the end of the decade. The MoU is part of the automaker's efforts to set up an entire automotive value chain for the responsible production and recycling of EV batteries.
Eric WalzSep 29, 2022 10:00 AM PT
Ford Motor Co is undergoing one the biggest transitions in the company’s history with plans of building more software-defined electric vehicles. The automaker plans to sell 600,000 electric vehicles by 2023 and 2 million by 2026. But to reach its electrification targets over the next several years, Ford plans to reduce costs and become a much leaner company.
Eric WalzSep 28, 2022 12:00 PM PT
While reports indicated that the new generation of the Ford Mustang would arrive with a hybrid model, it looks like the automaker has ditched the idea and will come out with an all-electric Mustang lineup down the road instead.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 27, 2022 7:30 AM PT
Luxury electric automaker Lucid Group has launched a new ultra-high performance brand named Sapphire with the unveiling of a sport-focused, yet luxurious tri-motor version of the Lucid Air sedan dubbed the Sapphire. The 1,200 horsepower Lucid Air Sapphire made its public debut at the Quail Lodge as part of Monterey Car Week in California. Additional Sapphire models will be available for all of Lucid's EVs moving forward, including for the company’s upcoming SUV.
Eric WalzSep 25, 2022 11:15 AM PT
North Carolina-based Ev charging hardware developer Atom Power announced a $100 million investment from South Korea’s SK Inc. The investment in Atom Power follows SK’s pledge to invest $22 billion across a broad range of technology and clean tech industries in the U.S. Atom Power invented the first commercial solid-state digital circuit breaker, which the company says is the safest and fastest circuit breaker for smart power distribution.
Eric WalzSep 24, 2022 12:15 PM PT
Tesla Rival XPeng unveiled its latest S4 EV charger at an event dubbed “Supercharging Media Day” in Guangzhou, China on Wednesday. The S4 charger was able to add 200 km (125 miles) of range to the Xpeng G9 SUV in just 5 minutes with a maximum power output of 480 kW and a maximum current output of 670 amps. By 2025, XPENG aims to open an additional 2,000 supercharging stations across China.
Eric WalzSep 23, 2022 12:00 PM PT
Electric performance car brand Polestar has confirmed plans to put its electric roadster concept into production. The production version of the battery-powered sportscar car is expected to launch in 2026 as the “Polestar 6”. Polestar was able to take the classic look of iconic roadsters of the past and incorporate the design elements into a modern, fully-electric sportscar.
Eric WalzSep 22, 2022 9:00 AM PT
The former Presidential candidate and consumer protection advocate called on federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remove Tesla’s Full-Self Driving system from the automaker’s electric cars.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 21, 2022 8:15 AM PT
The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles declares that the all-electric automaker exaggerated the capabilities of its systems.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 20, 2022 6:00 AM PT
If you’re looking to purchase an electric vehicle, now is the time to act, as the upcoming months are going to be a difficult, confusing times as the EV tax credit changes.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 19, 2022 2:45 PM PT
Automotive component supplier BorgWarner has secured a second major supply deal with Hyundai Motor Co for an integrated drive module (“IDM146”) that will power a new electric vehicle that will enter production in 2024. The IDM optimizes weight, cost and size for electric vehicles. It integrates the transmission and high voltage hairpin (HVH) electric motor and power electronics into a single compact unit.
Eric WalzSep 17, 2022 9:00 AM PT
Online retailer Amazon released a new video showing its latest electrically-powered delivery drone in flight and shared some new information on how the aircraft are being tested. The e-commerce giant aims to start the first U.S. drone deliveries of customer packages in Lockeford, CA and College Station, TX later this year.
Eric WalzSep 16, 2022 11:30 AM PT
A new agreement announced by Ford Motor Co and Detroit-based energy company DTE Energy represents a major step for the automaker to reach its renewable energy goals. As part of the agreement, DTE will add 650 megawatts of new solar energy capacity in Michigan for Ford. The automaker will use this renewable solar energy to produce all of its vehicles in Michigan by 2025.
FutureCar Staff Sep 16, 2022 8:10 AM PT
StradVision, a developer of AI-powered computer vision perception systems for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), announced today it closed on its latest Series C funding round of $88 million. The latest round brings StradVision’s total funding to $129 million. The company says it's accelerating the deployment of fully autonomous vehicles by providing automakers with powerful perception technology at a fraction of the cost of its competitors.
Eric WalzSep 15, 2022 3:00 PM PT
San Francisco-based game engine developer Unity, which is widely recognized for its immersive 3D graphics for the video game industry, announced a new partnership with automaker Mercedes Benz. As part of the partnership, Unity’s 3D game engine will be used to power the infotainment screens on all future software-based vehicles running the automaker's new Mercedes-Benz Operating system dubbed “MB.OS”.
Eric WalzSep 14, 2022 1:00 PM PT
Toyota bZ4X owners that aren’t interested in waiting for the automaker to come out with a fix have the option of Toyota buying back the SUV.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 13, 2022 10:00 PM PT
Consumers that are looking to take advantage of Chevrolet’s retroactive discount on its affordable electric vehicles will do so with a huge catch – waiving their right to sue General Motors.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 13, 2022 7:30 AM PT
The introduction of the new i4 eDrive35 gives BMW a more affordable all-electric sedan for shoppers to explore.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 12, 2022 7:00 AM PT
Leading computing hardware and semiconductor developers continue to expand into the automotive space as modern vehicles are becoming more like connected smartphones. That latest partnership is from Silicon Valley-based chipmaker AMD and mobility tech startup ECARX. The two companies will work together on an in-vehicle computing platform for next-generation electric vehicles (EVs).
Eric WalzSep 11, 2022 11:15 AM PT
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