Originally hailing from New Jersey, Eric is a automotive & technology reporter covering the high-tech industry here in Silicon Valley. He has over 15 years of automotive experience and a bachelors degree in computer science. These skills, combined with technical writing and news reporting, allows him to fully understand and identify new and innovative technologies in the auto industry and beyond. He has worked at Uber on self-driving cars and as a technical writer, helping people to understand and work with technology.
Munro and Associates Offers a Detailed Look of How the Front Seats of the Tesla Model Y Are Bolted to its Battery in New VideoAug 12, 2022 11:00 AM WST
The Tesla Model Y SUV built in Austin, Texas is equipped with a structural battery pack using new 4680 battery cells. But the design of battery, which includes the vehicle's front seats and center console, is one of the reasons that electric automaker is leading the auto industry in EV engineering. A new video from automotive consulting firm Munro and Associates provides a detailed first look of the unique design.
California Startup Orbis Brakes Debuts its Revolutionary 'Periodic Wave' Brake Line Developed in Collaboration with NASAAug 11, 2022 11:15 AM WST
California-based startup Orbis Brakes has launched its new “Periodic Wave" disc brake line that uses advanced aerodynamics to provide superior surface cooling. The enhanced cooling helps reduce dangerous brake fade and help extends electric vehicle range. Orbis pioneered its lightweight Periodic Wave brake line in collaboration with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
Tesla Challenger NIO Inc Reports its Highest-Ever Monthly Sales in JuneAug 07, 2022 10:00 AM WST
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.
Tesla Rival XPeng Inc. to Start Deliveries of its New Flagship G9 Electric SUV in September, CEO Confirms After Sharing New DetailsAug 05, 2022 1:15 PM WST
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.
Valeo Signs Major Deal with BMW to Supply Advanced Driver Assist Hardware for the Automaker's Forthcoming 'Neue Klasse' EV PlatformAug 04, 2022 1:45 PM WST
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.
EV Charging Provider Electrify America Raises $450 Million, Siemens to Become a Minority ShareholderAug 04, 2022 10:15 AM WST
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.
Electric Truck Maker Rivian Opens the First Fast Chargers in Colorado for its Nationwide ‘Adventure Network’Aug 03, 2022 4:15 PM WST
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.
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 ChinaAug 03, 2022 10:00 AM WST
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.
Tesla's Battery Supplier CATL Unveils its New ‘Qilin’ Battery That Can Deliver 600+ Miles of Range to EVsJul 30, 2022 12:00 PM WST
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.
Shares of Volvo’s EV Brand Polestar to Begin Trading on the NASDAQ After Closing on its SPAC Deal With Gores GuggenheimJul 30, 2022 8:30 AM WST
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.