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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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
The requirement is considered a safety feature for pedestrians.
Vineeth Joel PatelJul 04, 2019 7:00 AM PT
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Autonomous cars and plug-in hybrids are coming, but BMW still thinks options will exist for drivers that want to have some fun.
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