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Production of the Electric Performance Polestar 2 Begins in China

Production of the Electric Performance Polestar 2 Begins in China

Polestar announced today that production of the Polestar 2 is underway in Luqiao, China. Polestar is the new electric performance car brand jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely). The company is operated by Sweden-based Volvo Cars as a standalone performance EV brand.

Eric Walz2020-03-24 15:00 PT

Tesla Looking for a Factory for Cybertruck Production

Tesla Looking for a Factory for Cybertruck Production

Demand for the Cybertruck is off the charts, and with Tesla working on manufacturing its three core vehicles and introducing the Model Y, the electric automaker is looking for a new space to build its electric truck.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-14 06:00 PT

Ford’s Mustang-inspired Mach-E Crossover Secures Reservations in all 50 States

Ford’s Mustang-inspired Mach-E Crossover Secures Reservations in all 50 States

Since the Ford Mach-E’s global debut in November​, the automaker said that it received reservations from customers in all 50 states, indicating that there is much interest in Ford’s new Mustang-inspired EV throughout the U.S.

Eric Walz2020-03-10 10:50 PT

EV Startup Faraday Future to Supply U.S. Hybrid Corp with Powertrains for Commercial Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

EV Startup Faraday Future to Supply U.S. Hybrid Corp with Powertrains for Commercial Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF) announced last week a strategic partnership with electric powertrain developer US Hybrid Corporation. The Southern California company will use electric drivetrains developed by FF for its commercial electric and hybrid vehicle conversions.

Eric Walz2020-03-09 13:00 PT

General Motors is Finally Expanding Super Cruise to Chevrolet

General Motors is Finally Expanding Super Cruise to Chevrolet

Except the first vehicle to come with Cadillac’s high-tech driver-assist system is the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EUV, which will arrive next summer.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-06 11:00 PT

Luxury Electric Car Startup Lucid Motors Shares its Direct to Customer Sales Strategy

Luxury Electric Car Startup Lucid Motors Shares its Direct to Customer Sales Strategy

California electric luxury car startup Lucid Motors continues its plans to take on Tesla with its high tech and luxurious Lucid Air sedan. The company is preparing its retail sales and service network, which will consist of “Lucid Studio” showrooms where customers can experience the Air sedan in virtual reality and have questions answered by Lucid product experts.

FutureCar Staff 2020-03-05 11:00 PT

EV Charging Operator EVgo Announces the Opening of its 800th Fast Charging Location

EV Charging Operator EVgo Announces the Opening of its 800th Fast Charging Location

EV charging infrastructure operator EVgo announced today the opening of its 800th fast charging location in the U.S. with more on the way. All 800 fast chargers are currently online and open to the public.

Eric Walz2020-03-02 13:00 PT

Tesla’s New Mega Battery Pack Could Boost Range to 400 Miles

Tesla’s New Mega Battery Pack Could Boost Range to 400 Miles

Tesla already leads the entire industry when it comes to electric-vehicle range, but the electric automaker’s currently working on a 110-kWh battery pack that would bring even more range to its vehicles. 

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-02-29 06:00 PT

Porsche Invests in Audio Processing Company DSP Concepts to Create Signature Sounds for its Vehicles

Porsche Invests in Audio Processing Company DSP Concepts to Create Signature Sounds for its Vehicles

Porsche has purchased a stake in Silicon Valley-based audio processing company DSP Concepts, Inc. The company specializes in developing software for audio signal processing and audio algorithms that lets automakers digitally enhance the sound of their vehicles.

Eric Walz2020-02-28 13:00 PT

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Announces LG Chem as its Battery Supplier

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Announces LG Chem as its Battery Supplier

California luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors, which is aiming to rival Tesla with its ultra-luxury electric Air sedan, announced today that its batteries will be supplied by South Korean battery maker LG Chem. The deal with LG Chem ensures that Lucid will have the battery cells it needs for volume production of the Lucid Air sedan, the company’s first vehicle.

FutureCar Staff 2020-02-24 11:15 PT

Kia and Rimac Partner for Halo Performance EV

Kia and Rimac Partner for Halo Performance EV

Kia and Rimac may be from two separate parts of the market, but the two automakers will work together to bring a high-performance electric vehicle to market in 2021.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-02-24 06:00 PT

Tesla Model S Gets 17-Mile Bump in Range, Solidifies Spot as Longest-Range EV

Tesla Model S Gets 17-Mile Bump in Range, Solidifies Spot as Longest-Range EV

Elon Musk recently promised that Tesla would sell an electric vehicle with a range of 400 miles and the automaker got closer than ever with the new Tesla Model S Long Range Plus.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-02-21 16:00 PT

Tesla is Planning to Use Cobalt-Free Batteries for its Electric Vehicles Built in China

Tesla is Planning to Use Cobalt-Free Batteries for its Electric Vehicles Built in China

Tesla is in talks with Chinese battery maker CATL to use lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) batteries that contain no cobalt for vehicles built at the automaker’s Shanghai gigafactory. It would be the first time Tesla built a vehicle using LFP batteries instead of the typical lithium-ion type.

Eric Walz2020-02-18 09:00 PT

Gordon Murray Reimagines Transportation as Electric Autonomous Pod

Gordon Murray Reimagines Transportation as Electric Autonomous Pod

Famed automotive designer Gordon Murray, who was once known for designing high-performance vehicles and racecars, has revealed his latest take on mobility, which is an all-electric autonomous pod.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-02-17 08:00 PT

ChargePoint is Installing EV Chargers at 4,000 Truck Stops Across America

ChargePoint is Installing EV Chargers at 4,000 Truck Stops Across America

ChargePoint, the one the biggest EV charging operators in the U.S., has announced a new partnership with the National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO), a company representing America's vast network of travel plazas and truck stops, to create a “National Highway Charging Collaborative.” The partnership will extend EV charging locations to every corner of the United States, the companies said.

FutureCar Staff 2020-02-06 16:10 PT

Autonomous Delivery Startup Nuro Granted Permission From U.S. Regulators to Deploy its Tiny Electric Vehicles

Autonomous Delivery Startup Nuro Granted Permission From U.S. Regulators to Deploy its Tiny Electric Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have approved a regulatory exemption for California autonomous delivery startup Nuro to deploy its compact autonomous delivery vehicles.

Eric Walz2020-02-06 11:05 PT

Electrify America to Open its 400th EV Charging Station in the U.S. This Week

Electrify America to Open its 400th EV Charging Station in the U.S. This Week

Electrify America announced it will open its 400th public EV charging station this week. The company has added more than 1,700 individual chargers over the past 20 months as part of its $2 billion, decade-long investment in EV charging infrastructure in the U.S.

Eric Walz2020-02-04 15:10 PT

GM to Invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Factory to Build Only Electric Vehicles

GM to Invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Factory to Build Only Electric Vehicles

General Motors announced its investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to convert the plant to build electric vehicles, including SUVs and pickup trucks. The revamped factory will be GM’s first assembly plant 100% devoted to EV production.

Eric Walz2020-01-27 10:50 PT

EV Buyers Can Expect Cheaper Batteries and More Chargers in 2020

EV Buyers Can Expect Cheaper Batteries and More Chargers in 2020

According to research by BloombergNEF, European automakers and governments will move toward helping curb global warming with stricter carbon emissions regulations, which could force an electric-vehicle revolution.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-27 10:00 PT

The Kia Niro EV: It's the Electric Vehicle Consumers Should Be Buying

The Kia Niro EV: It's the Electric Vehicle Consumers Should Be Buying

Packed with features, boasting a range of 239 miles, and not requiring any compromises, the 2019 Kia Niro EV is an excellent electric car that manages to feel like a value option.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-25 06:30 PT

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