Sep 25, 2020 11:45 AM WST
Chinese electric vehicle startup and Tesla challenger Xpeng Motors has exported its first batch of vehicles to Europe, expanding its global presence. It's the first time the automaker is selling its electric vehicles outside of its home country.
TomTom is Supplying Maps, Software and User Interface for Maserati’s New Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Infotainment SystemSep 22, 2020 1:35 PM WST
Mapping and navigation company TomTom announced on Tuesday that it will provide automaker Maserati with maps, navigation software and connected services for the automaker’s all-new Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) in-vehicle infotainment system for its new lineup of vehicles, including the MC20 supercar.
Sep 21, 2020 12:05 PM WST
Trevor Milton, the CEO and founder of promising hydrogen fuel cell and electric truck startup Nikola Corp has resigned from the company he founded. Milton stepped down following claims of nepotism and fraud by a Wall Street short-seller that sparked an U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation.
Sep 18, 2020 4:00 PM WST
Baidu Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform of China’s internet giant Baidu, debuted the first level 4 autonomous bus in China. The company will deploy the medium-sized buses on a test route in the Chinese municipality of Chongqing this week, picking up passengers at seven stops.
Ford’s New F-150 Pickup Goes on Sale in November, a Fully-Electric Version Will Enter Production in 2022Sep 17, 2020 2:00 PM WST
U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. announced on Thursday that its new best-selling F-150 pickup truck will arrive at dealers in November. Production of the new truck is already underway in Michigan. Ford also confirmed that a battery-powered F-150 will enter production by mid 2022 at the automaker's Ford River Rouge Complex, which is slated to become the high-tech manufacturing home for the new electric F-150.
Sep 16, 2020 2:00 PM WST
Silicon Valley-based EV charging operator ChargePoint, one of the oldest and largest EV charging providers in the U.S., is close to a deal to go public in a reverse merger with Switchback Energy Acquisition Corp, source that requested anonymity told Reuters on Wednesday. The reverse merger deal could value the company at more than $2 billion.
General Motors’ Future EVs Will Be Powered by a Family of 5 New Interchangeable ‘Ultium Drive’ UnitsSep 16, 2020 10:30 AM WST
U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) shared an update today on its new Ultium electric vehicle powertrains, which will power the automaker's future electric vehicle line up. The Ultium powertrain family includes five different units which are configurable for rear wheel, front wheel and all-wheel-drive electric models.
Mapping Company HERE Technologies Adds AccuWeather to its Maps, EV Drivers Can Now Better Estimate Range Based on Weather DataSep 14, 2020 6:00 PM WST
Netherlands-based HERE Technologies, a leading location data and mapping company, today announced that AccuWeather has joined its HERE Marketplace and will offer its weather-related information on HERE's open mapping platform.
Sep 11, 2020 3:15 PM WST
Electric automaker Tesla is planning to export Model 3 sedans built at its Shanghai factory to Asia and Europe, according to sources. The first China-built Model 3s for delivery outside the country likely will start mass production in the fourth quarter, Bloomberg reports.
Sep 10, 2020 4:55 PM WST
Tesla demonstrated new V3 supercharger equipment on a Berlin research campus on Thursday. Managers at Tesla said they were looking at more target cities to attract potential buyers in Germany worried about access to EV charging. The more powerful chargers can add 75 miles (120 km) of range to a Model 3 in five minutes.