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Tesla’s Model Y Launch Completes the Company’s 'S3XY' Lineup

Tesla’s Model Y Launch Completes the Company’s 'S3XY' Lineup

Tesla has officially unveiled its highly anticipated electric crossover SUV, the Model Y.

Manish KharintaMar 16, 2019 6:00 AM PT

U.S. Regulators Seeking Public Opinion on Driverless Cars Without Steering Wheels or Brake Pedals

U.S. Regulators Seeking Public Opinion on Driverless Cars Without Steering Wheels or Brake Pedals

Will the general public feel safe sharing the road with driverless vehicles without steering wheels or brake pedals, including being a passenger in one of these autonomous vehicles? More importantly, are these cars actually safe? These are some of the questions regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) want answered and the agency is asking the public for their comments.

FutureCar Staff Mar 15, 2019 12:49 PM PT    

Next-Gen Fiat 500 Poised to Go All Electric

Next-Gen Fiat 500 Poised to Go All Electric

After seven long model years, Fiat is finally planning to replace the Fiat 500e with an all-new model.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 15, 2019 6:00 AM PT      

Tesla Unveils the Model Y, the Company’s First Electric Crossover SUV

Tesla Unveils the Model Y, the Company’s First Electric Crossover SUV

Tesla will unveil its much anticipated Model Y electric crossover SUV tonight at the company’s design center in California. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised that a crossover model will join its lineup and the wait to see it is finally over.

Eric WalzMar 14, 2019 5:18 PM PT    

Toyota to Invest $13 Billion in U.S. Manufacturing Over 5 Years with a Focus on Electric & Hybrid Technology

Toyota to Invest $13 Billion in U.S. Manufacturing Over 5 Years with a Focus on Electric & Hybrid Technology

Toyota is investing billions to expand its U.S. production to support new models. The world's biggest automaker announced it will invest $13 billion over five years with a new commitment to new technologies such as electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Mar 14, 2019 1:30 PM PT     

Report Claims Uber’s Autonomous Car Program Was Going Through $20 Million per Month

Report Claims Uber’s Autonomous Car Program Was Going Through $20 Million per Month

In order to reach its lofty goals, Uber’s self-driving arm was burning through $20 million a month – all in the name of developing technology for autonomous vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 14, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

The Trump Administration Says Ending the EV Tax Credit Will Save Taxpayers $2.5 Billion, Automakers Want it Extended

The Trump Administration Says Ending the EV Tax Credit Will Save Taxpayers $2.5 Billion, Automakers Want it Extended

The Trump administration’s new budget proposal is seeking to eliminate the federal EV tax credit on the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles in the U.S. Critics say the move will cause electric vehicles sales in to fall in the U.S.

Eric WalzMar 13, 2019 5:44 PM PT     

Drones Vital to Effective Emergency Response in Disaster Zones

Drones Vital to Effective Emergency Response in Disaster Zones

Like autonomous vehicles, drones have the potential to enhance a myriad of essential services – from last-mile deliveries to law enforcement surveillance and emergency services.

Michael ChengMar 13, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Volkswagen CEO Says Software Will Be the Next Innovation in the Auto Industry

Volkswagen CEO Says Software Will Be the Next Innovation in the Auto Industry

In the future, software will become the heart of a vehicle, according to Volkswagen CEO Herbert Deiss. Speaking at Volkswagen’s annual press conference in Wolfsburg, the VW CEO said that “Software will account for 90 percent of future innovations in the car.”

Eric WalzMar 12, 2019 5:30 PM PT     

Kandi's Electric K22 and EX3 Approved for $7,500 Federal EV Tax Credit in 2020

Kandi's Electric K22 and EX3 Approved for $7,500 Federal EV Tax Credit in 2020

Chinese electric automaker Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI) announced that the company's fully-electric K22 and EX3 models will be eligible for the U.S. federal EV tax credit of up to $7,500 beginning next year. Kandi builds its electric vehicles in a joint venture with China’s Geely, the parent company of Swedish automaker Volvo.

FutureCar Staff Mar 12, 2019 11:06 AM PT        

GM’s Self-Driving Division Cruise Plans to Double in Size by Year End

GM’s Self-Driving Division Cruise Plans to Double in Size by Year End

Cruise Automation​, the San-Francisco startup acquired by General Motors in 2016, has plans to double in size this year. To help with its expansion, the self-driving arm of GM hired Arden Hoffman, who previously worked at file-hosting company Dropbox and helped guide the company to its 2018 IPO.

FutureCar Staff Mar 11, 2019 7:05 PM PT

Tesla Reverses Decision to Shut Down All of its Retail Stores, Will Keep Some Open & Raise Prices

Tesla Reverses Decision to Shut Down All of its Retail Stores, Will Keep Some Open & Raise Prices

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a surprising announcement the the electric automaker would close all of its retail locations and move vehicle sales to online-only in a cost cutting move. Now Tesla is backtracking on its decision. Tesla said it will keep half of its retail locations open and raise prices by 3 percent for its high-end models.

FutureCar Staff Mar 11, 2019 2:29 PM PT      

Audi Reveals its Q4 e-tron Concept at the Geneva Motor Show

Audi Reveals its Q4 e-tron Concept at the Geneva Motor Show

Audi grows its family of e-tron electric vehicles by revealing the Q4 e-tron concept in Geneva.

Mia BevacquaMar 11, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Goodyear Showcases Concept Tire for Flying Cars; 1950's Autonomous Vehicle

Goodyear Showcases Concept Tire for Flying Cars; 1950's Autonomous Vehicle

At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Goodyear revealed its AERO concept tire, geared toward autonomous flying cars, alongside the fully-restored 1950’s Golden Sahara II autonomous concept car.

Mia BevacquaMar 10, 2019 3:00 PM PT

Pittsburgh Looks to Boost Confidence in Autonomous Vehicles, Now Requires Crash Reports

Pittsburgh Looks to Boost Confidence in Autonomous Vehicles, Now Requires Crash Reports

Last year’s incident involving one of Uber’s self-driving cars that struck and killed a pedestrian, the city of Pittsburgh will require companies to report crashes that result in any injuries in an attempt to boost the public’s confidence in driverless technology.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 10, 2019 10:00 AM PT     

Higher Tariffs Could Lead to Tesla Rival Polestar Not Selling its Cars in the U.S.

Higher Tariffs Could Lead to Tesla Rival Polestar Not Selling its Cars in the U.S.

Volvo's electric car brand Polestar might not sell its electric cars in North America if it faces higher tariffs due to the U.S.-China trade disputes.

Manish KharintaMar 10, 2019 7:00 AM PT

Tesla Still Unsure of Where it Will Build the Model Y Amid Cost-cutting & Layoffs

Tesla Still Unsure of Where it Will Build the Model Y Amid Cost-cutting & Layoffs

Tesla has still not decided on a manufacturing facility to build the upcoming Model Y crossover.

Manish KharintaMar 09, 2019 10:00 AM PT

PAL-V Showcases Production Model Flying Car at GIMS 2019

PAL-V Showcases Production Model Flying Car at GIMS 2019

With only 90 units to be produced by the company, deliveries for the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer Edition is scheduled to start in 2020.

Michael ChengMar 09, 2019 6:00 AM PT

BMW Named Top U.S. Auto Exporter as President Trump Threatens Higher Tariffs on EU Imports

BMW Named Top U.S. Auto Exporter as President Trump Threatens Higher Tariffs on EU Imports

German automaker BMW was named as the largest exporter by value of new vehicles in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year. BMW said that exports totaled over $8.4 billion in 2018, yet the automaker remains a target for higher tariffs from the Trump administration.

Eric WalzMar 08, 2019 2:56 PM PT       

Georgia Institute of Technology Finds Autonomous Cars Struggle to Detect Pedestrians With Dark Skin

Georgia Institute of Technology Finds Autonomous Cars Struggle to Detect Pedestrians With Dark Skin

According to the study, image-detection systems in autonomous vehicles were 5 percent less accurate at detecting pedestrians with dark skin.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 08, 2019 10:26 AM PT     

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