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 Walz2022-09-03 13:40 PT
General Motors’ autonomous subdivision will start charging for rides in its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, California.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-07-12 06:00 PT
Three years after General Motors backed Trump, the American automaker has changed its tune.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-02-21 07:15 PT
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 Patel2021-11-15 06:30 PT
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 2021-09-05 10:45 PT
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 Patel2021-06-22 16:30 PT
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 Patel2021-06-15 21:00 PT
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 Walz2021-05-28 11:55 PT
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 Patel2021-03-16 08:45 PT
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 2021-03-06 11:40 PT
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 Walz2021-02-27 10:40 PT
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 2021-01-10 17:00 PT
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 Walz2020-10-30 13:30 PT
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 Carlton2020-09-26 11:55 PT
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 Walz2020-05-07 13:15 PT
Only two of Uber’s autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs will be testing publicly and will only be tested during daylight hours.
Vineeth Joel Patel2020-04-21 06:00 PT
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 Walz2020-04-02 14:00 PT
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 2019-11-29 13:00 PT
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 Patel2019-11-18 05:05 PT
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.
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