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EV Charging Provider ChargePoint to Install Hundreds of Chargers at Apartments and Condo Complexes Across California

EV Charging Provider ChargePoint to Install Hundreds of Chargers at Apartments and Condo Complexes Across California

Although the state of California has the highest electric vehicle adoption rate in the U.S., finding convenient places to charge is not always easy, especially for residents that live in apartment complexes or condo units. But Silicon Valley-based EV charging provider ChargePoint is working to expand charging options in its home state as part of a new collaboration.

Eric Walz2022-07-28 13:40 PT

GM's Cruise Becomes First Company to Receive Permit to Charge for Autonomous Rides

GM's Cruise Becomes First Company to Receive Permit to Charge for Autonomous Rides

General Motors’ autonomous subdivision will start charging for rides in its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, California.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-06-05 06:00 PT

GM Finally Recognizes California’s Right to Set Emissions Standards

GM Finally Recognizes California’s Right to Set Emissions Standards

Three years after General Motors backed Trump, the American automaker has changed its tune.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-15 07:15 PT

Tesla Moving Its Headquarters to Texas, a State Where it Cannot Sell its Vehicles Directly to Customers

Tesla Moving Its Headquarters to Texas, a State Where it Cannot Sell its Vehicles Directly to Customers

The CEO officially confirmed that the electric automaker would be moving its headquarters to Austin, Texas, but state laws prohibit the brand from selling vehicles in the state.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-10-09 07:30 PT

The Biden Administration Asks Automakers to Back its Pledge of 40% of New Car Sales Being Electric by 2030

The Biden Administration Asks Automakers to Back its Pledge of 40% of New Car Sales Being Electric by 2030

The White House wants electric vehicles to make up at least 40% of all new car sales in the U.S. by 2030 and has asked automakers to voluntarily back its pledge to help it reach that goal. The request from the White House comes as the Biden administration prepares to roll out proposed revisions to vehicle emissions standards as early as next week, which would cover 2023 through 2026 model year vehicles.

FutureCar Staff 2021-07-30 10:45 PT

Amazon Testing Rivian Electric Delivery Vans in San Francisco

Amazon Testing Rivian Electric Delivery Vans in San Francisco

Rivian and Amazon have expanded testing of the automaker’s electric delivery vans from Los Angeles to San Francisco, marking the second of 16 total cities the EVs will be tested in.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-05-16 16:30 PT

Electrify America Outlines Third $200 Million Investment in California

Electrify America Outlines Third $200 Million Investment in California

Electrify America’s next 30-month investment round will include Green City projects for Long Beach-Wilmington in California and see the company build charging stations in numerous metro areas.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-05-09 21:00 PT

12 State Governors Support A Ban on Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles in the U.S. by 2035

12 State Governors Support A Ban on Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles in the U.S. by 2035

The governors of California, New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington State and Rhode Island and Hawaii called on President Joe Biden on Wednesday to back ending sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035.

Eric Walz2021-04-21 11:55 PT

Nonprofit Research Group Finds California Is the Friendliest EV State

Nonprofit Research Group Finds California Is the Friendliest EV State

Unlike any other state in the U.S., California has deadlines in place for electric transportation vehicles, an assistance program for low-income drivers to purchase an EV, and a plan to deploy chargers in economically distressed areas.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-02-07 07:45 PT

China’s Baidu Granted Permit in California to Deploy its Self-driving Test Vehicles Without Safety Drivers

China’s Baidu Granted Permit in California to Deploy its Self-driving Test Vehicles Without Safety Drivers

​There will be a few more self-driving test vehicles on the roads in Silicon Valley without drivers behind the wheel. China’s multinational internet technology company Baidu Inc. announced on Thursday that its been granted a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test driverless vehicles without a safety driver behind the wheel on public roads in the state.

FutureCar Staff 2021-01-28 11:40 PT

Tesla Vehicle Registrations Rise 63% in California in the Final Quarter of 2020 on Brisk Sales of the Model Y

Tesla Vehicle Registrations Rise 63% in California in the Final Quarter of 2020 on Brisk Sales of the Model Y

New Tesla vehicle registrations in California spiked nearly 63% during the fourth quarter compared with last year, largely due to brisk sales of the company's Model Y crossover. The company’s Chief Executive Elon Musk said in the past that the more affordable Model Y has the potential to outsell all of Tesla’s other vehicles combined.

Eric Walz2021-01-21 10:40 PT

Nissan Joins General Motors in Backing California’s Stricter Emission Rules for Motor Vehicles

Nissan Joins General Motors in Backing California’s Stricter Emission Rules for Motor Vehicles

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.

FutureCar Staff 2020-12-04 17:00 PT

California Governor Signs Executive Order Banning the Sale of New Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2035

California Governor Signs Executive Order Banning the Sale of New Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2035

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles in the state to be zero-emission by 2035, as well as additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector. The order will aggressively move the state away from its reliance on fossil fuels while creating jobs and spurring economic growth in the clean energy sector. It will also lead to cleaner air for millions of California residents.

Eric Walz2020-09-23 13:30 PT

Uber & Lyft Preparing to Suspend Their Ride-Hailing Service in California Over Labor Dispute

Uber & Lyft Preparing to Suspend Their Ride-Hailing Service in California Over Labor Dispute

​As of midnight tonight, ride-hailing company Lyft will suspend its California ride-hailing operations, and its bigger rival Uber will likely follow, leaving thousands of people without the on-demand transportation they’ve come to rely on for for the first time in over seven years. The move is a result of California's Assembly Bill 5, which went into effect on Jan 1, 2020 and requires ride-hailing companies to classify drivers as employees.

Jeremy Carlton2020-08-20 11:55 PT

Amid the Coronavirus Crisis in the U.S., the Trump Administration Moves Forward on Rolling Back Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards

Amid the Coronavirus Crisis in the U.S., the Trump Administration Moves Forward on Rolling Back Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards

While the United States along with the rest of the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, which has already resulted in over 3,000 deaths in the U.S. and the virtual shutdown of the economy, President Trump is moving forward with plans to roll back fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles.

Eric Walz2020-03-31 13:15 PT

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Return to San Francisco

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Return to San Francisco

Only two of Uber’s autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs will be testing publicly and will only be tested during daylight hours.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-15 06:00 PT

Self-Driving Startup Pony.ai Launches Autonomous Robotaxi Pilot with the City of Fremont, California

Self-Driving Startup Pony.ai Launches Autonomous Robotaxi Pilot with the City of Fremont, California

Fremont, California has become one of the first Silicon Valley region cities to launch an autonomous robotaxi pilot. Fremont and self-driving technology developer Pony.ai today launched a pilot offering a group of city employees rides in one of Pony.ai’s shared autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2020-02-25 13:00 PT

Electric Vehicle Charging Operator EVgo Grows its CA Network by 40%

Electric Vehicle Charging Operator EVgo Grows its CA Network by 40%

The nation's largest public fast charging network operator EVgo announced today that it has expanded its California electric vehicle charging network by 40% from year-end 2018.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-23 14:00 PT

Waymo Brings Autonomous Cars to Los Angeles to Map the City

Waymo Brings Autonomous Cars to Los Angeles to Map the City

Waymo has hopes of lettings its autonomous vans give consumers ride around Los Angeles one day, but before that, it has to have accurate maps of the city.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-12 06:05 PT

U.S. Launches Antitrust Probe into California Automaker Emissions Agreement

U.S. Launches Antitrust Probe into California Automaker Emissions Agreement

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the decision of four automakers in July to reach a voluntary agreement with California to adopt state emissions standards violated antitrust law, people briefed on the matter said on Friday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-06 09:00 PT

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