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Chinese EV Startup NIO Partners with Xiaomi on Remote Car Smartwatch App

Chinese EV Startup NIO Partners with Xiaomi on Remote Car Smartwatch App

Chinese electric automaker NIO announced a new partnership with electronics company and wearable device maker Xiaomi on a NIO smartwatch app. NIO will be one of the few automakers to offer a smartwatch app for a production vehicle.

Eric WalzMar 16, 2020 11:00 AM PT     

Documents Submitted by Tesla in China Hint at a Production Increase at the Company’s Shanghai Gigafactory

Documents Submitted by Tesla in China Hint at a Production Increase at the Company’s Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla is planning to increase production capacity at the Gigafactory 3 to match the increasing demand for its China-made vehicles, according to a document submitted by the company in China.

Manish KharintaMar 15, 2020 3:30 PM PT

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Return to San Francisco

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Return to San Francisco

Only two of Uber’s autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs will be testing publicly and will only be tested during daylight hours.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 15, 2020 6:00 AM PT   

Tesla Looking for a Factory for Cybertruck Production

Tesla Looking for a Factory for Cybertruck Production

Demand for the Cybertruck is off the charts, and with Tesla working on manufacturing its three core vehicles and introducing the Model Y, the electric automaker is looking for a new space to build its electric truck.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 14, 2020 6:00 AM PT    

U.S. Automakers General Motors & Ford Instruct Employees to Work From Home Beginning Next Week Due to the Coronavirus

U.S. Automakers General Motors & Ford Instruct Employees to Work From Home Beginning Next Week Due to the Coronavirus

On Friday, U.S. automakers General Motors and Ford Motor Co said they will have most of their white-collar workforce working remotely as of Monday to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus, which is disrupting the U.S. economy.

FutureCar Staff Mar 13, 2020 3:00 PM PT    

Mercedes-Benz Unveils eVito Electric Van With Over 200 Miles of Range

Mercedes-Benz Unveils eVito Electric Van With Over 200 Miles of Range

While we know Mercedes’ van as the Metris, it’s called the Vito in Europe and the automaker just unveiled an all-new variant with a new electric version called the eVito.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 13, 2020 11:00 AM PT   

Volkswagen is Exploring Ways to Use its EV Batteries to Power the Grid

Volkswagen is Exploring Ways to Use its EV Batteries to Power the Grid

German automaker Volkswagen is exploring new ways to use its electric vehicle batteries as a power storage device when the cars are not in use, a business currently dominated by utilities and energy companies, the company's chief strategist Michael Jost said on Thursday.

FutureCar Staff Mar 12, 2020 6:25 PM PT      

Toyota and its Partners Are Building Maps for Autonomous Vehicles Using Satellite Images & Dash Cam Footage

Toyota and its Partners Are Building Maps for Autonomous Vehicles Using Satellite Images & Dash Cam Footage

The Toyota Research Institute demonstrated a proof of concept to create high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles using satellite images and dash cam footage.

Eric WalzMar 12, 2020 3:00 PM PT       

Bollinger Motors Reveals the World’s First Electric Class-3 Commercial Truck Platform

Bollinger Motors Reveals the World’s First Electric Class-3 Commercial Truck Platform

Electric truck startup Bollinger Motors is among the new crop of startups developing battery-powered trucks for the consumer and commercial markets. The Ferndale, Michigan-based company unveiled today its latest electric truck platform it calls “E-Chassis.” The patent-pending E-Chassis is the world’s first and only Class 3 electric truck platform.

Eric WalzMar 12, 2020 10:50 AM PT       

The Coronavirus is Disrupting Auto Manufacturing in Mexico and Europe as Parts Shipments From China Slow

The Coronavirus is Disrupting Auto Manufacturing in Mexico and Europe as Parts Shipments From China Slow

The shuttering of manufacturing facilities the furlough of employees due to the Coronavirus is having a ripple effect in the global auto industry. The shutdown in China is disrupting the supply chains of automakers in the U.S., Mexico and Europe that rely upon a steady shipment of auto parts from Chinese suppliers.

FutureCar Staff Mar 11, 2020 11:55 AM PT     

Tesla Reaches a Major Milestone, Builds its 1,000,000th Vehicle

Tesla Reaches a Major Milestone, Builds its 1,000,000th Vehicle

​Electric automaker Tesla has reached a major milestone this week by building its one millionth vehicle. Tesla Chief Executive made the announcement in a Twitter post on Monday night.

FutureCar Staff Mar 10, 2020 3:50 PM PT     

Ford’s Mustang-inspired Mach-E Crossover Secures Reservations in all 50 States

Ford’s Mustang-inspired Mach-E Crossover Secures Reservations in all 50 States

Since the Ford Mach-E’s global debut in November​, the automaker said that it received reservations from customers in all 50 states, indicating that there is much interest in Ford’s new Mustang-inspired EV throughout the U.S.

Eric WalzMar 10, 2020 10:50 AM PT    

BMW Decides its New iX3 Electric SUV is Not Coming to the U.S. as Planned

BMW Decides its New iX3 Electric SUV is Not Coming to the U.S. as Planned

German automaker BMW has decided not to sell the electric iX3 model in the U.S. The electric SUV was supposed to reach U.S. dealer showrooms sometime this year.

FutureCar Staff Mar 09, 2020 3:55 PM PT      

EV Startup Faraday Future to Supply U.S. Hybrid Corp with Powertrains for Commercial Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

EV Startup Faraday Future to Supply U.S. Hybrid Corp with Powertrains for Commercial Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF) announced last week a strategic partnership with electric powertrain developer US Hybrid Corporation. The Southern California company will use electric drivetrains developed by FF for its commercial electric and hybrid vehicle conversions.

Eric WalzMar 09, 2020 1:00 PM PT     

Fiat 500 Returns as Grown-Up, All-Electric City Car

Fiat 500 Returns as Grown-Up, All-Electric City Car

Don’t hold your breath for this all-electric Fiat 500 to come to the U.S., but for consumers in Europe, it certainly looks like a charming, usable EV.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 09, 2020 6:00 AM PT   

Goodyear’s Latest Tire Concept is Capable of Regenerating New Tread

Goodyear’s Latest Tire Concept is Capable of Regenerating New Tread

Instead of simply replacing tires when the tread wears down to a certain level, Goodyear’s ReCharge concept utilizes replaceable pods to help tires grow all-new tread.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 08, 2020 6:00 AM PT  

The Cadillac Celestiq Will be the Luxury Brand’s New Hand-Built Flagship Sedan

The Cadillac Celestiq Will be the Luxury Brand’s New Hand-Built Flagship Sedan

​This week, General Motors held its “EV Day”, a special event for media and investors where the automaker provided an in-depth overview of GM’s future EV strategy. During the event, GM offered a glimpse of the new Cadillac Celestiq, an electric sedan that will represent the future of the Cadillac brand.

Manish KharintaMar 07, 2020 1:00 PM PT

The Upcoming Electric SUV From Volkswagen Renamed ID.4

The Upcoming Electric SUV From Volkswagen Renamed ID.4

Volkswagen has changed the name of its first all-electric SUV and finally put out some photos of what the production version of the vehicle will look like.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 07, 2020 6:00 AM PT

Chinese EV Startup NIO Raises $235 Million Through Private Placements as its Runs Low on Cash

Chinese EV Startup NIO Raises $235 Million Through Private Placements as its Runs Low on Cash

Chinese electric vehicle startup NIO announced it will issue and sell convertible notes in an aggregate principal amount of US$235 million to several unaffiliated Asia-based investment funds through private placements. Earlier this year, the automaker warned that it would need additional capital to make its through 2020.

Eric WalzMar 06, 2020 2:15 PM PT      

General Motors is Finally Expanding Super Cruise to Chevrolet

General Motors is Finally Expanding Super Cruise to Chevrolet

Except the first vehicle to come with Cadillac’s high-tech driver-assist system is the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EUV, which will arrive next summer.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 06, 2020 11:00 AM PT    

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