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GM's New 'Plug And Charge' Feature Will Simplify the Charging Process For its Current & Future EVs

GM's New 'Plug And Charge' Feature Will Simplify the Charging Process For its Current & Future EVs

General Motors is fast advancing its electrification plans. The automaker claims that soon its new Plug and Charge feature will be available on all public EV chargers within the Ultium Charge 360 Network. GM customers currently can use the service at EVgo DC fast-charging stations. Currently, over 100,000 charging points across the United States and Canada are available under the Ultium Charge 360 Network.

Manish KharintaAug 11, 2022 9:00 AM PT

GM Expanding First Responder Training Program for EV Crashes

GM Expanding First Responder Training Program for EV Crashes

General Motors wants to give first responders the right training to deal with electric-vehicle crashes, which includes putting out fires.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 10, 2022 7:30 AM PT    

J.D. Power Study Finds That EVs Are More Problematic Than ICE Cars

J.D. Power Study Finds That EVs Are More Problematic Than ICE Cars

Polestar had the worst score of any automaker that was included in the study, while Tesla was well below average.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 09, 2022 7:15 AM PT      

Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot Returns With Some Features From 'Full Self-Driving'

Tesla’s Enhanced Autopilot Returns With Some Features From 'Full Self-Driving'

Someone asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk to bring Enhanced Autopilot on Twitter and he was more than happy to oblige with the new Enhanced Autopilot package that costs $6,000.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 08, 2022 6:45 AM PT     

Tesla Challenger NIO Inc Reports its Highest-Ever Monthly Sales in June

Tesla Challenger NIO Inc Reports its Highest-Ever Monthly Sales in June

Electric automaker NIO Inc is selling more vehicles than ever before as China’s auto industry rebounds from the pandemic and subsequent production shutdowns in 2022. NIO reported record sales for the month of June, which was the highest monthly total since the automaker delivered its first vehicle, the ES8 SUV, in 2018.

Eric WalzAug 07, 2022 10:00 AM PT     

Hyundai's 2022 IONIQ 5 Electric SUV Awarded an IIHS 'Top Safety Plus' Rating

Hyundai's 2022 IONIQ 5 Electric SUV Awarded an IIHS 'Top Safety Plus' Rating

The futuristic-looking IONIQ 5 electric SUV from Hyundai Motor Co has received an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2022 Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) designation. The IIHS tests evaluate two important aspects of safety, including crashworthiness, which is how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash. Safety is important for car buyers and the IIHS rating can help boost sales.

FutureCar Staff Aug 06, 2022 9:30 AM PT     

Tesla Rival XPeng Inc. to Start Deliveries of its New Flagship G9 Electric SUV in September, CEO Confirms After Sharing New Details

Tesla Rival XPeng Inc. to Start Deliveries of its New Flagship G9 Electric SUV in September, CEO Confirms After Sharing New Details

The launch of the new flagship G9 electric SUV from Tesla rival XPeng Inc is moving forward as planned, the company's Chairman and CEO, He Xiaopeng, wrote on Chinese microblogging site Weibo on Wednesday. Mr. He posted on Weibo to provide an update on the progress of the G9, saying that many people are interested in the official launch and want to learn more about the company's new luxury SUV.

Eric WalzAug 05, 2022 1:15 PM PT     

Tesla Shutters its San Mateo, CA Office, Lays Off Roughly 200 Autopilot Staff Without Notice

Tesla Shutters its San Mateo, CA Office, Lays Off Roughly 200 Autopilot Staff Without Notice

Tesla shuttered its Silicon Valley office in San Mateo, California this week and laid off roughly 200 employees out of 275 that were primarily working on Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assistant system. Tesla’s cost cutting moves come as the company, along with other automakers, deals with rising inflation, chip shortages and supply chain disruptions, which have resulted in production slowdowns and delayed vehicle deliveries.

FutureCar Staff Aug 05, 2022 8:30 AM PT    

Valeo Signs Major Deal with BMW to Supply Advanced Driver Assist Hardware for the Automaker's Forthcoming 'Neue Klasse' EV Platform

Valeo Signs Major Deal with BMW to Supply Advanced Driver Assist Hardware for the Automaker's Forthcoming 'Neue Klasse' EV Platform

Automotive supplier Valeo has entered into a major collaboration with BMW Group to supply a advanced driver assist system (ADAS) domain controller, including vehicle sensors and software, for BMW's upcoming new electric vehicle platform dubbed "Neue Klasse" (New Class). BMW plans to launch the new EV platform in 2025.

Eric WalzAug 04, 2022 1:45 PM PT     

EV Charging Provider Electrify America Raises $450 Million, Siemens to Become a Minority Shareholder

EV Charging Provider Electrify America Raises $450 Million, Siemens to Become a Minority Shareholder

​Virginia-based electric vehicle charging provider Electrify America announced it has raised $450 million in new equity financing at a post money valuation of $2.45 billion. Industrial manufacturing company Siemens was among the participants in the new funding round, becoming the first-ever outside investor in Electrify America.

Eric WalzAug 04, 2022 10:15 AM PT     

Volvo is Building a New EV Service and Training Facility at its U.S. Headquarters in New Jersey To Fast Track its Electrification Plans

Volvo is Building a New EV Service and Training Facility at its U.S. Headquarters in New Jersey To Fast Track its Electrification Plans

Volvo Cars recently announced that it will build a new training and technical facility named the “Volvo Car Americas Technical and Training Center” at its U.S. headquarters in Mahwah, New Jersey. The facility will house a multi-vehicle workshop and classrooms where service technicians will learn the latest diagnostic and service procedures for all Volvo models, including plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles.

Manish KharintaAug 04, 2022 5:00 AM PT

Electric Truck Maker Rivian Opens the First Fast Chargers in Colorado for its Nationwide ‘Adventure Network’

Electric Truck Maker Rivian Opens the First Fast Chargers in Colorado for its Nationwide ‘Adventure Network’

Electric truck maker Rivian has opened the first three fast charging sites this week in Colorado and California that will be part of its nationwide "Rivian Adventure Network". The Level 3 DC fast charging sites will initially provide over 200 kilowatts of power, allowing Rivian drivers to add as much as 140 miles of range in just 20 minutes.

Eric WalzAug 03, 2022 4:15 PM PT      

Volkswagen Unveils the 385-Mile Range ID Aero Concept, a Preview of its First Electric Sedan that Will Be Sold in the U.S., Europe and China

Volkswagen Unveils the 385-Mile Range ID Aero Concept, a Preview of its First Electric Sedan that Will Be Sold in the U.S., Europe and China

Volkswagen unveiled a concept version of its first-ever electric sedan called the ID Aero that will compete against Tesla’s flagship Model S. The premium electric sedan concept, which VW says will be similar to the production model, will debut in China in the second half of 2023 before launching Europe and the U.S.

Eric WalzAug 03, 2022 10:00 AM PT     

Hyundai and Michelin to Develop Next-Gen Tires for EVs

Hyundai and Michelin to Develop Next-Gen Tires for EVs

The memorandum of understanding that was signed by the two companies will see them work together on tire technology for the next three years with an emphasis to develop eco-friendly tires.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 02, 2022 3:00 PM PT     

The Polestar 5 Sedan Will Have Dual Electric Motors With 884 HP

The Polestar 5 Sedan Will Have Dual Electric Motors With 884 HP

We got our first glance at a prototype of the forthcoming Polestar 5 at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed taking place from June 23 through 26th.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 02, 2022 7:15 AM PT    

$12,500 Federal EV Tax Credit Proposal Reportedly Dropped

$12,500 Federal EV Tax Credit Proposal Reportedly Dropped

The large boost to the federal tax credit for electric vehicles under President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation is officially gone.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 01, 2022 8:00 AM PT    

Tesla's Battery Supplier CATL Unveils its New ‘Qilin’ Battery That Can Deliver 600+ Miles of Range to EVs

Tesla's Battery Supplier CATL Unveils its New ‘Qilin’ Battery That Can Deliver 600+ Miles of Range to EVs

Battery maker CATL, which is the world’s biggest supplier of electric vehicle batteries, unveiled its latest battery design named the “Qilin”. The energy-dense cell-to-pack battery can allow an electric vehicle to travel over 600 miles on a charge. The battery achieves the world’s highest volume utilization efficiency of 72%, which could become a game changer for the auto industry.

Eric WalzJul 30, 2022 12:00 PM PT     

Shares of Volvo’s EV Brand Polestar to Begin Trading on the NASDAQ After Closing on its SPAC Deal With Gores Guggenheim

Shares of Volvo’s EV Brand Polestar to Begin Trading on the NASDAQ After Closing on its SPAC Deal With Gores Guggenheim

​Electric performance brand Polestar, which is jointly operated by Sweden’s Volvo Cars and its parent company Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding ("Geely"), has closed on its previously announced business combination with Gores Guggenheim, a special purpose acquisition company. As a result, the the automaker’s shares will begin trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “PSNY” on June 24, 2022.

Eric WalzJul 30, 2022 8:30 AM PT      

The NIO ET7 Will Come Standard With an Advanced Dolby Atmos-Powered Sound System Co-Developed With Audio Pioneer Dirac

The NIO ET7 Will Come Standard With an Advanced Dolby Atmos-Powered Sound System Co-Developed With Audio Pioneer Dirac

The new The ET7 sedan from Tesla rival NIO is the world’s first vehicle to come with an immersive Dolby Atmos sound system developed in collaboration with Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac and Dolby Laboratories. Dirac is a developer of audio optimization algorithms that improve sound quality. The company’s digital signal processing (DSP) can help automakers overcome acoustic challenges of designing vehicle audio systems.

FutureCar Staff Jul 29, 2022 1:00 PM PT      

Ford Motor Co Selects its Plant in Spain to Build 'Breakthrough' EVs for the European Market on a Next-Gen Architecture

Ford Motor Co Selects its Plant in Spain to Build 'Breakthrough' EVs for the European Market on a Next-Gen Architecture

Ford Motor Co announced on Wednesday that it selected its assembly plant in Valencia, Spain as the site where it will assemble "breakthrough" electric and connected vehicles built on a next-generation EV architecture. Ford says its new EV architecture will be a critical component of its all-electric future in Europe.

Eric WalzJul 29, 2022 9:30 AM PT      

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