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Elon Musk Confirms that the Tesla Roadster Will Take on the Famed Nürburgring

Elon Musk Confirms that the Tesla Roadster Will Take on the Famed Nürburgring

The historic racetrack in Germany will soon host a speed run for one of the most anticipated electric performance sports cars of all time, the Tesla Roadster.

Manish KharintaSep 15, 2019 1:30 PM PT     

Tesla May Be Popular in the U.S., But Nissan’s Leaf Is Still the Global EV King

Tesla May Be Popular in the U.S., But Nissan’s Leaf Is Still the Global EV King

The Tesla Model 3 has only been on the market since 2017, but the electric vehicle has already captured a staggering 67 percent of the market in the U.S. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to take control globally.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 15, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

Audi’s AI:Trail Quattro Concept Is the Autonomous, EV That Looks out of This World

Audi’s AI:Trail Quattro Concept Is the Autonomous, EV That Looks out of This World

The automaker’s latest concept looks like it’s out of a science-fiction movie, which has us wondering what exactly will make it to commercial vehicles from this concept.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 14, 2019 11:45 AM PT    

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept Is a Take on Modern Luxury

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept Is a Take on Modern Luxury

The new EQS Concept that was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show joins the “EQ” family of electric cars and showcases the possibility of a modular electric platform.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 14, 2019 6:00 AM PT      

Toyota is Using Tesla-style Panasonic Batteries for its China Hybrid Models

Toyota is Using Tesla-style Panasonic Batteries for its China Hybrid Models

Toyota Motor Corp has started using the same type of battery that Panasonic Corp designed for Tesla Inc in some of its plug-in hybrids sold in China, sources familiar with the matter said.

FutureCar Staff Sep 13, 2019 6:30 PM PT    

Uber Sells $1.2 Billion in Junk Bonds to Help Fund its Acquisition of Dubai-based Careem

Uber Sells $1.2 Billion in Junk Bonds to Help Fund its Acquisition of Dubai-based Careem

Uber sold a larger-than-expected $1.2 billion of bonds rated in the lowest tier of junk this week. The proceeds of the bonds will be used to help fund its $3.1 billion purchase of Dubai-based ride-hailing company Careem, Uber’s biggest competitor in the Middle East region.

FutureCar Staff Sep 13, 2019 3:30 PM PT   

Silicon Valley-based Voyage Raises $31 Million in Latest Funding Round

Silicon Valley-based Voyage Raises $31 Million in Latest Funding Round

Autonomous driving startup Voyage has announced a $31 million Series B funding round. The latest funding round was led by Franklin Templeton, with significant participation from Khosla Ventures, Jaguar Land-Rover’s InMotion Ventures, and Chevron Technology Ventures. The new funding bring to total amount raised by Voyage to $52 million.

Eric WalzSep 13, 2019 10:00 AM PT     

Ford Motor Co is Selling its Canvas Car Subscription Business

Ford Motor Co is Selling its Canvas Car Subscription Business

Ford announced today it is selling off its Canvas vehicle subscription service, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford is selling Canvas to vehicle subscription app Fair. As part of the deal, California-based Fair will acquire all of the assets of Canvas.

FutureCar Staff Sep 12, 2019 3:45 PM PT     

Waymo CEO Says it Might Deploy its Self-Driving Technology in the Trucking Industry

Waymo CEO Says it Might Deploy its Self-Driving Technology in the Trucking Industry

Speaking at Frankfurt motor show on Thursday, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said the company is exploring ways to deploy its self-driving technology in the trucking industry. Waymo is working with industry partners to seize both a commercial opportunity while addressing the shortage of truck drivers.

Eric WalzSep 12, 2019 11:00 AM PT    

Ford Motor Co Develops a Unique Way to Keep Self-Driving Vehicle Sensors Bug-Free

Ford Motor Co Develops a Unique Way to Keep Self-Driving Vehicle Sensors Bug-Free

In a recent blog post, Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Systems Core Supervisor, Venky Krishnan shared some details of how the company working to keep insects away from it autonomous vehicle sensors.

Eric WalzSep 11, 2019 7:03 PM PT    

General Motors Recalls 3.46 Million Vehicles in North America for Brake Problem

General Motors Recalls 3.46 Million Vehicles in North America for Brake Problem

General Motors announced on Wednesday it was recalling 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to address a vacuum pump issue that could make braking more difficult and that has been linked to 113 accidents and 13 injuries.

Eric WalzSep 11, 2019 11:45 AM PT    

European Automakers Tell Governments They Must Help Sell EVs

European Automakers Tell Governments They Must Help Sell EVs

Europe’s automakers are telling governments they must help build electric car charging points and provide consumer subsidies to boost sales of battery-powered vehicles and assist the industry in meeting stringent new emissions rules.

FutureCar Staff Sep 11, 2019 11:17 AM PT   

Volkswagen Unveils its ID.3, the Electric Car That Will Take On Tesla

Volkswagen Unveils its ID.3, the Electric Car That Will Take On Tesla

On the evening before the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt yesterday, guests got the first detailed look at the new electric ID.3 hatchback, which represents a new era for the VW brand. The ID 3 is the first of many electric models VW plans to introduce and represents the automaker’s multi-billion dollar push to electrify its lineup.

FutureCar Staff Sep 10, 2019 7:00 PM PT     

Electric Truckmaker Rivian Receives $350 Million Investment From Cox Automotive

Electric Truckmaker Rivian Receives $350 Million Investment From Cox Automotive

Electric truckmaker Rivian​ continues to secure major investments this year. The company announced on Tuesday that automotive services company Cox Automotive will make an equity investment of $350 million.

Eric WalzSep 10, 2019 12:30 PM PT       

Porsche is Reportedly Working on an Electric 718 Cayman to Expand the Company’s EV Lineup

Porsche is Reportedly Working on an Electric 718 Cayman to Expand the Company’s EV Lineup

While the electric Porsche Taycan is getting the most attention right now, the German automaker might already be working on an all-electric version of the 718 Cayman.

Manish KharintaSep 10, 2019 10:35 AM PT

Daimler & Torc Robotics Begin Testing Autonomous Trucks on Public Roads in the U.S.

Daimler & Torc Robotics Begin Testing Autonomous Trucks on Public Roads in the U.S.

Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics announced they are testing automated trucks with Level 4 autonomous technology on public roads for the first time. Virginia-based Torc Robotics is developing autonomous technology alongside Daimler Trucks for the commercialization of level 4 self-driving trucks in the U.S.

FutureCar Staff Sep 09, 2019 3:45 PM PT   

Chinese Automaker Geely Invests in Volocopter, Aims to Bring Urban Air Mobility to China

Chinese Automaker Geely Invests in Volocopter, Aims to Bring Urban Air Mobility to China

German aircraft manufacturer Volocopter announced that it signed the first closing of its 50 million euro ($55.2M) Series C funding round led by Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding). Geely is the parent company of Swedish automaker Volvo. With the latest funding round, Geely Holding becomes a minority investor in Volocopter, along with existing investor Daimler AG.

Eric WalzSep 09, 2019 11:45 AM PT      

Ride-Hailing Titan Didi Chuxing Launching Self-Driving Taxi Service in China

Ride-Hailing Titan Didi Chuxing Launching Self-Driving Taxi Service in China

Didi Chuxing announced plans to launch an autonomous taxi service in Shanghai with plans to expand the service outside of China by 2021.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 09, 2019 7:00 AM PT   

Quick Comparison: Tesla Model S vs 2020 Porsche Taycan

Quick Comparison: Tesla Model S vs 2020 Porsche Taycan

A quick look at the new 2020 Porsche Taycan and the current segment leader Tesla Model S. The Tesla Model S has remained unrivaled in the luxury electric market since its introduction and now it's up against an electric Porsche.

Manish KharintaSep 08, 2019 2:00 PM PT

Audi Close to Solidifying EV Battery Deal With China’s BYD, Report

Audi Close to Solidifying EV Battery Deal With China’s BYD, Report

BYD Co. is looking for lithium-ion batteries for its electric vehicles and the Chinese company is currently negotiating a deal with Audi.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 08, 2019 6:00 AM PT     

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