Electric truckmaker Rivian soon may become a major player in the electric vehicle space after receiving a $700 million investment led e-commerce giant Amazon. Rivian first revealed its two electric models, the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV, at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past November.
Eric Walz2019-02-15 12:13 PT
Texas-based auto finance and leasing company Xcelerate announced it will offer extended warranties for the first time on used EVs, including more pricier Tesla models. The company said it’s the first in the U.S. to provide extended warranty coverage for electric vehicles.
FutureCar Staff 2019-02-14 15:52 PT
The Hyundai Kona, the first electric SUV from the South Korean automaker, keeps racking up accolades from the automotive industry. The compact SUV was named the Edmunds Editors’ Choice for best EV of 2019.
FutureCar Staff 2019-02-12 13:47 PT
CATL, the world’s largest maker of battery cells for electric vehicles, has already committed to building a factory in Germany, but now the battery maker plans to increase the size of its factory in Erfurt to meet rising demand from Germany’s auto industry.
FutureCar Staff 2019-02-06 18:26 PT
The city of Rotterdam and BMW are working on a unique project to to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce traffic pollution by creating a geo-fenced “electric-only zone” for BMW hybrid vehicle drivers entering Rotterdam.
FutureCar Staff 2019-01-29 13:31 PT
German automaker Mercedes Benz is deepening its partnerships with Chinese auto parts suppliers, as the automaker adds more electrified powertrains and connected technology to its luxury lineup, Mercedes-Benz executive Wilko Stark said on Thursday.
FutureCar Staff 2019-01-25 12:50 PT
German automaker Volkswagen AG has announced that its Chattanooga, Tennessee manufacturing plant will become the company's first electric vehicle production facility in North America, state officials announced Monday.
Eric Walz2019-01-14 13:50 PT
As the auto industry moves toward electrification, big corporations not normally associated with investments in the auto industry have been pouring money into electric vehicle startups working on electric vehicles, batteries and EV charging infrastructure.
Eric Walz2019-01-11 18:12 PT
Two of North America’s biggest EV charging site operators, Greenlots and ChargePoint, announced a “roaming partnership” that will enable charging between networks. The deal, which is set to begin in mid-2019, opens up access to thousands of additional EV charging locations throughout North America at no additional cost to drivers.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-26 16:58 PT
German automakers BMW AG and Daimler AG have been rivals in the automotive industry for years. However, the two luxury automakers are in talks to work together and share key automotive technologies, such as batteries and autonomous driving technology.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-21 11:37 PT
On Saturday Dec. 15, NIO showed off the ES6, the company’s latest, long-range electric SUV at a special event called “NIO Day 2018”. The company says the new ES6 is the world's first EV combining permanent magnet and induction motors.
Eric Walz2018-12-17 13:08 PT
Daimler is taking the next steps towards its commitment to electric vehicles. The luxury automaker announced this week that it will spend $23 billion buying battery cells through the year 2030.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-13 16:31 PT
Scientists from the Honda Research Institute have collaborated with researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop a breakthrough new battery chemistry that enables the use of materials with 10 times the energy density of current lithium-ion technology.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-07 17:43 PT
FedEx Corp said on Tuesday it plans to add 1,000 electric delivery vans from Los Angeles-based startup Chanje.
Eric Walz2018-11-20 11:51 PT
VW announced that it will convert two more plants in Germany to build electric vehicles, creating what the automaker said will be Europe's largest EV production network.
FutureCar Staff 2018-11-14 12:03 PT
Mercedes Benz delivered its first fuel cell vehicle to a customer in Germany, becoming the first automaker to deliver an all-electric vehicle that can run on hydrogen or battery power.
Eric Walz2018-11-13 11:47 PT
Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc. (Grab), one of Southeast Asia’s largest mobile platforms, announced an agreement in which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia will invest an additional $250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to promote EV programs across Southeast Asia.
Eric Walz2018-11-07 11:42 PT
A new bill introduced by Senator Dean Heller (R) of Nevada is hoping to keep electric car sales on the upward swing. The bill would extend the EV tax credits of up to $7,500 until 2022 for electric vehicles sold in the U.S.
Eric Walz2018-10-19 18:07 PT
Silicon Valley-based electric car startup Lucid Motors announced an agreement with Electrify America, which will give Lucid’s customers access to a nationwide ultra-fast DC charging network to charge their vehicles.
Eric Walz2018-09-25 11:08 PT
EVgo, which operates the largest public fast charging network in the U.S., announced that it has accelerated construction of EV chargers and will add hundreds more DC fast chargers this year in California alone. The state of California accounts for over half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S.
Eric Walz2018-09-21 11:33 PT
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