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FCA to Pay Tesla Hundreds of Millions of Euros for Emission Credits or Face Hefty Fines from the EU

FCA to Pay Tesla Hundreds of Millions of Euros for Emission Credits or Face Hefty Fines from the EU

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) formed an open pool with Tesla on Feb. 25, allowing the automaker to pay Tesla for credits to bring down FCA's average emissions of CO2 to a permissible level in the EU.

FutureCar Staff Apr 08, 2019 12:30 PM PT     

Here’s Everything We Know About the 2021 Ford Transit Electric Van

Here’s Everything We Know About the 2021 Ford Transit Electric Van

The Ford Motor Co announced that it plans on introducing the new all-electric Transit van in Europe by 2021 and here's what we know about it so far.

Manish KharintaApr 07, 2019 10:23 AM PT

CNBC Report Claims Tesla’s EVs Store Unencrypted Crash Data, Navigation Information

CNBC Report Claims Tesla’s EVs Store Unencrypted Crash Data, Navigation Information

A security researcher extracted unencrypted data from Tesla vehicles and found that the electric vehicles held on to a lot of unencrypted data.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 06, 2019 7:00 AM PT   

Daimler, Volkswagen & BMW Face Big Fines After Being Charged With Emissions Collusion

Daimler, Volkswagen & BMW Face Big Fines After Being Charged With Emissions Collusion

The European Union (EU) said German automaker Volkswagen along with Daimler and BMW broke antitrust rules by acting together to delay the introduction of two emission cleaning systems between 2006 and 2014. The emission reducing technology would have lowered harmful emissions if installed in production vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Apr 05, 2019 6:53 PM PT      

Baidu Tops the List for the Most Autonomous Miles Driven in China

Baidu Tops the List for the Most Autonomous Miles Driven in China

Officials in China this week released the first ever autonomous vehicle report called the “Beijing Autonomous Vehicles Road Test Report 2018.” The report offers a look at the progress companies are making in autonomous driving in China, the world’s biggest auto market.

Eric WalzApr 05, 2019 3:16 PM PT      

Utility Giant Duke Energy to Invest $76 Million in EV Charging Programs

Utility Giant Duke Energy to Invest $76 Million in EV Charging Programs

Almost half of the funds (estimated $35 million) will be utilized to setup more than 800 public charging hubs across North Carolina.

Michael ChengApr 05, 2019 6:00 AM PT

China Building a Highway with Dedicated Lanes for Autonomous Vehicles

China Building a Highway with Dedicated Lanes for Autonomous Vehicles

A new highway in China is being built that will have dedicated lanes for autonomous vehicles. The lanes reserved for self-driving cars will be built on a new freeway connecting Beijing and the Xiongan New Area in Hebei province.

FutureCar Staff Apr 04, 2019 6:54 PM PT   

Tesla Stock Falls After Vehicle Deliveries Drop 31% in Q1

Tesla Stock Falls After Vehicle Deliveries Drop 31% in Q1

Electric automaker Tesla released its Q1 production numbers and vehicle deliveries yesterday showing a significant drop from Q4 2018. The automaker reported deliveries of 63,000 vehicles in the quarter, which is a jump of 110 percent from the same quarter last year, but 31 percent lower than Q4 2018.

FutureCar Staff Apr 04, 2019 12:22 PM PT    

Reuters Poll Finds American Drivers Still Aren’t Interested in Autonomous Cars

Reuters Poll Finds American Drivers Still Aren’t Interested in Autonomous Cars

The future of self-driving vehicles looks bleak, as Reuters’ latest poll reveals that half of the drivers in the U.S. think autonomous cars are more dangerous than regular human-operated vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 04, 2019 10:03 AM PT     

Toyota to Open its Patents Related to Hybrid Vehicle Technology

Toyota to Open its Patents Related to Hybrid Vehicle Technology

​Toyota Motor plans to offer royalty-free access to its advanced hybrid-vehicle technology patents as early as this year. The move is a strategic policy shift that will encourage competitors to develop hybrid vehicles by sharing Toyota’s expertise in hybrid powertrains.

FutureCar Staff Apr 03, 2019 1:30 PM PT     

BMW Set to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Israel

BMW Set to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Israel

In addition to getting self-driving vehicles onto Israel’s roads, the German automaker is set to open an R&D center in the country, too.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 03, 2019 10:16 AM PT     

Study Reveals Consumer Views on Driverless Car Makers, Tech and Trust

Study Reveals Consumer Views on Driverless Car Makers, Tech and Trust

According to the study, consumers trust Tesla the most with manufacturing autonomous cars in the luxury auto segment (26.6 percent).

Michael ChengApr 02, 2019 1:30 PM PT

Lyft Stock Slips Below its IPO Price After Receiving its First Sell Rating

Lyft Stock Slips Below its IPO Price After Receiving its First Sell Rating

Lyft received its first negative review from an analyst who is skeptical that consumers will give up personal car ownership in favor of relying on ride-hailing services. Lyft’s shares fell as much as 4.2 percent to $66.10 on Tuesday, their second straight session of losses after $72 initial public offer on Friday.

FutureCar Staff Apr 02, 2019 1:00 PM PT     

Lumotive Announces a New ‘Beam-Steering’ Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles

Lumotive Announces a New ‘Beam-Steering’ Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles

Lumotive, a Seattle-based lidar startup developing technology for autonomous vehicles, recently introduced a disruptive “beam-steering technology”, which the company says will significantly improve the performance, reliability and cost of lidar systems for the emerging self-driving car industry.

Eric WalzApr 01, 2019 6:58 PM PT       

China to Suspend Higher Import Tariffs on Autos & Parts from the U.S.

China to Suspend Higher Import Tariffs on Autos & Parts from the U.S.

​China’s State Council said on Sunday that the country would continue to suspend additional tariffs on U.S. vehicles and auto parts after April 1. The move was aimed at “continuing to create a good atmosphere for the ongoing trade negotiations between both sides”.

FutureCar Staff Apr 01, 2019 3:21 PM PT   

With a Price Cap, Canada Excludes Tesla Models from the Proposed $5,000 EV Incentive

With a Price Cap, Canada Excludes Tesla Models from the Proposed $5,000 EV Incentive

Canada is proposing a federal budget which if approved, would mean that Canadian consumers will get a $5,000 incentive to purchase an electric vehicle. However, the price of a new EV cannot exceed $45,000, making Tesla’s entire lineup ineligible.

Manish KharintaApr 01, 2019 1:05 PM PT

The Tesla Model 3 Standard-Plus is Efficient as the Hyundai Ioniq Electric

The Tesla Model 3 Standard-Plus is Efficient as the Hyundai Ioniq Electric

With deliveries underway in the U.S. for the Standard Plus Tesla Model 3, reports are flooding in which provide insights into its real-world driving range.

Manish KharintaMar 31, 2019 10:53 AM PT

Uber Expands Ride Pass to 20 More U.S. Cities

Uber Expands Ride Pass to 20 More U.S. Cities

Uber riders looking to pay a monthly fee for discounted rates for rides with the ride-sharing service don’t need to be in Los Angeles, Miami, Denver, Austin, or Orland, as the company expanded its subscription service to other cities.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 31, 2019 7:00 AM PT     

UPS to Deliver Medical Samples via Drones, Partners with Matternet

UPS to Deliver Medical Samples via Drones, Partners with Matternet

At the start of the service, UPS will facilitate seven flights per day. All flights are closely monitored by remote operators, which must land the quadcopters on a small pad at their respective destinations.

Michael ChengMar 30, 2019 10:15 AM PT

Ford Will Produce its New Electric Models in Michigan & Chicago

Ford Will Produce its New Electric Models in Michigan & Chicago

The Ford Motor Co. announced that it will build its upcoming electric vehicles at the automaker's Flat Rock assembly plant near Detroit and at its Hermosillo factory in Mexico.

Manish KharintaMar 30, 2019 7:00 AM PT

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