Dec 04, 2020 5:00 PM WST
Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. has joined General Motors in exiting a group of automakers that had backed U.S. President Donald Trump in his bid to prevent California from imposing its own vehicle emissions rules. Nissan initially sided with the Trump administration on loosening the fuel economy standards, but after GM reversed its stance last week, Nissan is following the company's lead.
Nexteer & Continental Joint Venture Company Develops ‘Brake-to-Steer’ Technology for Autonomous VehiclesDec 02, 2020 4:45 PM WST
CNXMotion, the joint venture company of global auto supplier Continental and Michigan-based automotive motion control developer Nexteer Automotive, has announced the development of a new “Brake-to-Steer” (BtS) technology for automated vehicles or vehicles equipped with advanced driver assist systems (ADAS). The technology adds another layer of redundancy by using a vehicle’s electronic brake system to safely steer the vehicle while simultaneously controlling its speed.
Nov 30, 2020 12:00 PM WST
After becoming the world’s most valuable car company in 2020 with a market cap topping $400 billion, Tesla is aggressively working to expand its manufacturing footprint in China, which is the world’s biggest auto market. The California company was just given the green light to sell the Model Y crossover in China. The EV will be built at Tesla's Shanghai factory.
EV Startup Lucid Motors Announces the ‘Air Pure’ the More Affordable Version of its Luxury Air SedanNov 24, 2020 2:30 PM WST
California luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors today announced the official name of its entry-level Lucid Air model—the Lucid Air Pure. The electric sedan will be the lowest priced model from Lucid Motors starting at $69,900 after the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.
Nov 23, 2020 12:25 PM WST
Ford Motor Company’s first fully-electric Mach-E SUV will have an EPA estimated range of 300 miles. On Monday, Ford announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified range numbers for several variants of the all-electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E. According to the data, Ford has met all of its EPA estimated range targets for its first fully-electric vehicle.
Tesla, Lucid Motors & Rivian Join a New Lobbying Group Called 'ZETA' to Promote Electric Vehicle Adoption in the U.S.Nov 18, 2020 5:15 PM WST
Electric vehicle pioneer Tesla and two of its newest rivals Lucid Motors and Rivian have joined a new lobbying group called the “Zero Emission Transportation Association” (ZETA). The organization will focus on advocating for national policies to promote the use of zero-emissions electric vehicles. ZETA aims to bring together those who support meeting the goal of 100% electric vehicle sales in the U.S. by 2030.
Nov 13, 2020 12:55 PM WST
German automaker BMW is now exporting its China-built iX3 electric SUV to countries around the world. The iX3 is being built by Brilliance BMW, the automaker’s joint venture with Chinese vehicle manufacturer Brilliance Auto, which was launched in March 2003. The first China-made iX3s were shipped on Nov. 11 from the Port of Dalian to 39 countries and districts, most of which are in Europe.
Nov 12, 2020 3:00 PM WST
German automaker BMW also has big plans to build electric vehicles, which is no secret. On Wednesday, the automaker revealed its new fully-electric iX SUV aimed at luring buyers away from Tesla. The electric iX will enter a fast-growing field of new battery-powered SUVs from Audi, Ford Motor Co, General Motors and others.
Nov 11, 2020 3:00 PM WST
German automaker Volkswagen has officially broken ground on its Battery Engineering Lab at its Chattanooga Engineering and Planning Center in Tennessee. The new $22 million dollar facility will test and validate electric vehicle cells and battery packs for the electric vehicles VW will sell in North America.
Nov 05, 2020 11:55 AM WST
As U.S automaker General Motors prepares to electrify its model lineup over the next few years, the company plans to boost capital spending over the next three years to speed development of battery-powered vehicles, CEO Mary Barra said on Thursday. Based on strong sales of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles in North America, GM will boost annual capital spending through at least 2023 to fund its accelerated EV plans.