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The 2021 Electric Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S Review: An EV for the Masses

The 2021 Electric Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S Review: An EV for the Masses

The Volkswagen ID.4 may be the automaker’s first real attempt at an electric vehicle, but it might be its best product currently on sale and it matches the needs of nearly every EV shopper on the market.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-19 08:00 PT

Toyota, Honda Voice Opposition to Proposed Tax Credit Bill

Toyota, Honda Voice Opposition to Proposed Tax Credit Bill

The proposed bill gives massive incentives to shoppers that purchase a union-made electric car that’s assembled in the United States, leaving brands like Toyota, Honda, and Tesla out of the mix.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-18 16:00 PT

Ford Motor Begins Pre-production of the F-150 Lightning and is Boosting its Investment Due to Strong Demand

Ford Motor Begins Pre-production of the F-150 Lightning and is Boosting its Investment Due to Strong Demand

Based on the number of reservations Ford Motor Co received for the upcoming F-150 Lightning, the automaker is boosting its investment and increasing production to meet demand. The bigger investment will help increase production capacity of the electric Lightning to 80,000 trucks a year.

Eric Walz2021-09-16 11:30 PT

China's XPeng Officially launches the More Affordable P5 Fastback, the World's First Production Vehicle Equipped with Lidar

China's XPeng Officially launches the More Affordable P5 Fastback, the World's First Production Vehicle Equipped with Lidar

Chinese electric vehicle startup XPeng unveiled its latest vehicle on Wednesday, the P5 fastback. The fully electric P5 will compete with models like the Tesla Model 3 in China, which is the world’s biggest auto market. The P5 is also the world’s first production vehicle equipped with automotive-grade lidar technology for autonomous driving.

Eric Walz2021-09-15 15:45 PT

Electric Truck Startup Rivian Plans to Raise up to $8 Billion in its Upcoming IPO

Electric Truck Startup Rivian Plans to Raise up to $8 Billion in its Upcoming IPO

On Wednesday, Reuters​ reported that electric truck startup Rivian is aiming to raise between $5 billion and $8 billion with its upcoming IPO later this year. The company is seeking a valuation of about $80 billion in the listing, which would make it more valuable than U.S. automakers Ford Motor Co and General Motors.

FutureCar Staff 2021-09-15 11:50 PT

Volkswagen’s ID.4 Pro SUV Awarded an EPA Estimated Range of 249 Miles, Edging Out the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Volkswagen’s ID.4 Pro SUV Awarded an EPA Estimated Range of 249 Miles, Edging Out the Ford Mustang Mach-E

​The new electric ID.4 Pro SUV from automaker Volkswagen has received its official EPA range figures. After testing, the 2021 all-wheel-drive (AWD) ID.4 Pro was awarded an EPA-estimated range figure of 249 miles. The more sporty version of the ID.4, the AWD Pro S, comes in slightly less at 240 miles.

FutureCar Staff 2021-09-14 14:15 PT

With New EV Tax Credits Being Proposed, is Tesla & Toyota Being Treated Unfairly Because They Don’t Employ Union Workers?

With New EV Tax Credits Being Proposed, is Tesla & Toyota Being Treated Unfairly Because They Don’t Employ Union Workers?

Talks have continued in Washington DC since the spring about boosting the federal EV tax credit to help spur the adoption of zero emissions vehicles in the U.S. However, electric vehicle pioneer Tesla Inc and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp are surprisingly being left out in the latest proposal.

Eric Walz2021-09-14 11:00 PT

Rivian R1S, R1T Rated at Over 300 Miles by EPA

Rivian R1S, R1T Rated at Over 300 Miles by EPA

The EPA has completed its range testing on Rivian’s all-electric vehicles and they’re both rated at above 300 miles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-11 07:15 PT

Tesla Challenger XPeng to Officially Launch the P5 Sedan, its 3rd Electric Model, on Sept 15

Tesla Challenger XPeng to Officially Launch the P5 Sedan, its 3rd Electric Model, on Sept 15

Chinese electric vehicle startup Xpeng will officially launch its third battery-powered model on Sept 15 named the P5. It will be the world’s first production vehicle equipped with lidar technology from the factory to support autonomous driving. The company first unveiled the P5 in April at the annual Auto Shanghai car show. Deliveries to customers will start in October.

FutureCar Staff 2021-09-10 16:00 PT

Toyota to Invest $13.5 Billion in Electric Vehicle Battery Development by 2030

Toyota to Invest $13.5 Billion in Electric Vehicle Battery Development by 2030

​Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp is making a massive investment in electric vehicle battery technologies. The automaker announced on Tuesday that it is investing up to $13.5 billion to develop advanced battery technologies for its future lineup of electrified vehicles. Toyota’s ongoing development of batteries is also designed to reduce the battery costs per vehicle by 50% by the second half of the 2020s.

Eric Walz2021-09-07 13:35 PT

Volvo’s EV Brand Polestar Reveals an ‘Electric Transporter’ Prototype for Last Mile Delivery

Volvo’s EV Brand Polestar Reveals an ‘Electric Transporter’ Prototype for Last Mile Delivery

Electric vehicle brand Polestar developed a compact electric transporter designed for zero-emissions, last-mile deliveries. The working prototype was unveiled at the IAA Mobility show in Munich. The transporter is named “Re:Move” and it's designed to support the rise in e-commerce and last mile delivery needs, particularly in urban areas.

Eric Walz2021-09-07 09:15 PT

Lotus Confirms Four Electric Vehicles Are Coming, First SUV Arriving in 2022

Lotus Confirms Four Electric Vehicles Are Coming, First SUV Arriving in 2022

The sporty automaker’s electric lineup includes a coupe, sedan, sports car, and two SUVs. All of these vehicles will follow after the Evija hypercar.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-05 16:30 PT

Hyundai's Genesis Brand Planning To Go All-Electric by 2025

Hyundai's Genesis Brand Planning To Go All-Electric by 2025

Starting in 2025, the only new vehicles Genesis will sell are all-electric vehicles, while cars with an internal combustion engine will be phased out by 2030.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-05 07:30 PT

Ford Receives Over 130,000 Reservations for the F-150 Lightning, Strong Demand for Electrified Vehicles

Ford Receives Over 130,000 Reservations for the F-150 Lightning, Strong Demand for Electrified Vehicles

Ford’s all-electric pickup truck looks like it’s going to be an incredible hit with consumers, as roughly 130,000 consumers have placed a reservation for the F-150 Lightning.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-04 07:20 PT

Hyundai and its Autonomous Driving Partner Motional Reveal the Next-Generation IONIQ 5 Robotaxi

Hyundai and its Autonomous Driving Partner Motional Reveal the Next-Generation IONIQ 5 Robotaxi

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group and its autonomous driving joint venture Motional unveiled the next-generation IONIQ 5-based robotaxi, which the two companies plan to deploy in a commercial ride-hailing service. The robotaxi is based on the new all-electric Hyundai IONIQ 5, which launched earlier this year. The vehicle was outfitted with technology that converted it into a SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle that can safely operate without a driver.

FutureCar Staff 2021-08-31 14:00 PT

Rivian Reportedly Waiting for Government Approval To Deliver R1T

Rivian Reportedly Waiting for Government Approval To Deliver R1T

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe claims that the automaker is on track to begin delivering its all-electric R1T pickup truck in September.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-08-28 17:00 PT

2022 Mazda MX-30 EV Unveiled With 100 Miles of Range

2022 Mazda MX-30 EV Unveiled With 100 Miles of Range

Mazda’s first all-electric vehicle attempts to rewrite the page on EVs, but falls flat with a range of just 100 miles and a starting price tag of $34,645.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-08-28 07:45 PT

Ford to Double its Production Target for the Electric F-150 Lightning Due to Strong Demand

Ford to Double its Production Target for the Electric F-150 Lightning Due to Strong Demand

Ford Motor Company has doubled its production target from the new F-150 Lighting electric pickup based on strong early demand for the electric version of the best-selling truck in the U.S., sources told Reuters on Monday. Ford’s annual production target has been increased from 40,000 units to 80,000 units by 2024.

Eric Walz2021-08-23 15:15 PT

J.D. Power Public Electric Charging Study Finds Tesla Comes Out on Top

J.D. Power Public Electric Charging Study Finds Tesla Comes Out on Top

While electric vehicle owners turn to personal chargers at their place of residence as their primary method of charging their EV, Tesla ranks as the best Level 2 and DC fast charger operator in a new study conducted by J.D. Power.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-08-21 07:30 PT

Electric Vehicle Battery Swapping Startup Ample Raises Another $160 Million

Electric Vehicle Battery Swapping Startup Ample Raises Another $160 Million

San Francisco-based EV battery swapping startup Ample, which came out of stealth mode in March, announced its raised another $160 in Series C funding. Ample's modular battery swapping technology can work with any EV design, regardless of size, since it acts as a drop-in replacement for the vehicle's original battery modules.

Eric Walz2021-08-20 09:00 PT

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