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Tesla Rival Xpeng Motors Launches a More Advanced Version of its G3 Electric SUV

Tesla Rival Xpeng Motors Launches a More Advanced Version of its G3 Electric SUV

Chinese electric vehicle startup Xpeng Motors unveiled its new G3 sport utility vehicle today, which offers a longer range and other technology improvements from the previous model. Xpeng is aiming to compete with Tesla and other domestic automakers in China with its more affordable lineup of advanced electric vehicles.

Eric WalzJul 10, 2019 2:44 PM PT        

BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric MINI Cooper With a Long List of Tech and Not Much Range

BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric MINI Cooper With a Long List of Tech and Not Much Range

BMW is the latest global automaker to unveil a fully-electric model as the auto industry continues its gradual transition to battery-powered cars. The automaker revealed today the fully-electric version of the iconic MINI Cooper. It was the world’s first look at the compact electric car.

Eric WalzJul 09, 2019 6:40 PM PT    

BMW Installs 100 EV Charging Stations at U.S. National Parks

BMW Installs 100 EV Charging Stations at U.S. National Parks

Automaker BMW donated 100 electric vehicle charging stations in and near some of the country’s most popular national parks. BMW announced yesterday that more than 90 of the charging stations have been completed with the remainder set to open later this month.

Eric WalzJul 09, 2019 12:03 PM PT    

Automakers Toyota & Geely Join Baidu’s Open Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Automakers Toyota & Geely Join Baidu’s Open Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

China’s internet search giant Baidu is partnering with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp on areas related to artificial intelligence (AI) for self-driving cars.

FutureCar Staff Jul 08, 2019 6:49 PM PT     

Waymo is Offering Free WiFi in its Robo-Taxis to Lure in Riders

Waymo is Offering Free WiFi in its Robo-Taxis to Lure in Riders

Waymo is testing complimentary Wi-Fi in its autonomous taxis in the Phoenix area where it is currently testing its Waymo One service.

Eric WalzJul 08, 2019 1:53 PM PT     

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Compact 2020 Honda E Prototype

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Compact 2020 Honda E Prototype

Honda generated substantial hype for its upcoming "Honda E" small electric car which comes with a premium price tag.

Manish KharintaJul 08, 2019 11:06 AM PT

World Economic Forum Executive Believes Autonomous Vehicles Face Two Challenges

World Economic Forum Executive Believes Autonomous Vehicles Face Two Challenges

Michelle Avary, the head of autonomous mobility at the World Economic Forum, claims that the self-driving industry has two challenges that it needs to overcome: technology and business models that are profitable.

Vineeth Joel PatelJul 07, 2019 9:00 AM PT   

Tesla’s Share of the U.S. Plug-in Market Increases to 68% in June

Tesla’s Share of the U.S. Plug-in Market Increases to 68% in June

Tesla managed to secure a 68% share of all plug-in electric cars sold in the US. This is a record high for the electric car manufacturer

Manish KharintaJul 06, 2019 1:00 PM PT

Subaru, Mazda Join Toyota and SoftBank’s Autonomous Car Venture

Subaru, Mazda Join Toyota and SoftBank’s Autonomous Car Venture

Subaru and Mazda are joining Toyota and SoftBank’s venture to develop services that will use autonomous cars. Together, all of the major companies are looking to come out with a ride-sharing service.

Vineeth Joel PatelJul 06, 2019 7:30 AM PT      

Waymo Receives Permit to Participate in California’s Autonomous Vehicle Pilot

Waymo Receives Permit to Participate in California’s Autonomous Vehicle Pilot

The permit is a hot ticket to the state’s Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service pilot. Waymo’s presence would enable it to accrue more driverless miles on public roads within California and potentially win over regulators in the process.

Michael ChengJul 05, 2019 2:00 PM PT

EVs Continue to Shine in Norway, Account for Nearly Half of Automobile Sales

EVs Continue to Shine in Norway, Account for Nearly Half of Automobile Sales

Fully-electric vehicles sold extremely well in Norway in the first half of 2019, accounting for approximately half of new vehicle sales.

Vineeth Joel PatelJul 05, 2019 7:00 AM PT    

EU Requires EVs to Have Fake Engine Noise

EU Requires EVs to Have Fake Engine Noise

The requirement is considered a safety feature for pedestrians.

Vineeth Joel PatelJul 04, 2019 7:00 AM PT      

Electric Bus Maker Proterra Hires Banks to Prepare for IPO

Electric Bus Maker Proterra Hires Banks to Prepare for IPO

California-based electric bus maker Proterra might be next in joining the growing list of companies preparing for an initial public offering. According to Reuters, the company has hired investment banks to prepare for an initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said.

FutureCar Staff Jul 03, 2019 12:00 PM PT    

Tesla Delivers a Record Number of Electric Vehicles in the Quarter

Tesla Delivers a Record Number of Electric Vehicles in the Quarter

Electric automaker Tesla just posted its biggest delivery quarter ever. The company reported that it delivered 77,550 Model 3s in the second quarter, easily beating Wall Street expectations amid concerns about dwindling demand for its electric vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Jul 03, 2019 7:30 AM PT    

How Do Autonomous Cars Deal with Double-parked Vehicles?

How Do Autonomous Cars Deal with Double-parked Vehicles?

For autonomous vehicles to become self-sufficient on public roads, they must be fully capable of performing complex driving maneuvers without human intervention.

Michael ChengJul 03, 2019 5:05 AM PT

Volkswagen Says 50% of China Sales will be NEVs by 2035

Volkswagen Says 50% of China Sales will be NEVs by 2035

By 2035 half of Volkswagen’s sales in China will be new energy vehicles (NEVs), the automaker's CEO Herbert Diess told a conference in Boao, China, on Tuesday.

FutureCar Staff Jul 02, 2019 12:00 PM PT   

Former Tesla VP of Production Joins Rival Electric Automaker Lucid Motors

Former Tesla VP of Production Joins Rival Electric Automaker Lucid Motors

On Monday, Tesla rival Lucid Motors announced today that it hired Peter Hochholdinger to serve as vice president of vehicle manufacturing. Hochholdinger worked at Tesla for the past three years overseeing the production of the Model 3.

Eric WalzJul 02, 2019 6:00 AM PT     

'WeShare' is the New Electric Car Sharing Service from Volkswagen

'WeShare' is the New Electric Car Sharing Service from Volkswagen

Volkswagen released the first details of its upcoming “WeShare” car-sharing service. The business model will be quite similar to that of the General Motors’ Maven​ or the Car2go service launched by rival Daimler, but will only include electric cars.

Manish KharintaJul 01, 2019 5:00 AM PT

Argo AI Invests $15 Million in Carnegie Mellon University for New Research Center

Argo AI Invests $15 Million in Carnegie Mellon University for New Research Center

The new five-year research partnership will help Carnegie Mellon University research next-gen decision-making algorithms for self-driving cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelJul 01, 2019 1:00 AM PT    

BMW Vision M Next Concept Pictures Fun in the Future

BMW Vision M Next Concept Pictures Fun in the Future

Autonomous cars and plug-in hybrids are coming, but BMW still thinks options will exist for drivers that want to have some fun.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 30, 2019 11:00 AM PT   

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