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Local Residents File Complaints Over Tesla’s Berlin Plant

Local Residents File Complaints Over Tesla’s Berlin Plant

The electric automaker is facing backlash from local Berlin residents who have filed hundreds of complaints ranging from noise pollution to water usage.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-27 07:00 PT

Elon Musk Promises Tesla Will Have a $25,000 EV by 2023

Elon Musk Promises Tesla Will Have a $25,000 EV by 2023

This isn’t the first time Tesla’s CEO has pitched the idea of an affordable electric car, but this time, Musk believes it’s possible because of its new tabless battery cells.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-26 07:15 PT

China’s EV Startup Xpeng Motors Exports its First Vehicles to Norway

China’s EV Startup Xpeng Motors Exports its First Vehicles to Norway

Chinese electric vehicle startup and Tesla challenger Xpeng Motors has exported its first batch of vehicles to Europe, expanding its global presence. It's the first time the automaker is selling its electric vehicles outside of its home country.

FutureCar Staff 2020-09-25 11:45 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

Chinese EV Startup WM Motor Raises $1.5 Billion in its Latest Series D Funding Round

Chinese EV Startup WM Motor Raises $1.5 Billion in its Latest Series D Funding Round

Backed by strong government support and inspired by the success of U.S. electric automaker Tesla in China, a new crop of well-funded EV startups is emerging. The latest well-funded Tesla challenger in China is EV startup WM Motor. The automaker announced on Tuesday the completion of its Series D round financing, which raised 10 billion yuan, the highest amount ever for a single round of fundraising launched by a Chinese EV startup.

Eric Walz2020-09-22 11:45 PT

Kia Outlines Seven-Year Plan to Introduce Seven Dedicated EVs

Kia Outlines Seven-Year Plan to Introduce Seven Dedicated EVs

The first of many electric vehicles, which is codenamed the CV, will come out in 2021 and carry Kia’s new design direction for the rest of the automaker’s lineup.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-21 08:15 PT

Honda Planning to Unveil Second EV Concept at Beijing Motor Show

Honda Planning to Unveil Second EV Concept at Beijing Motor Show

The upcoming electric vehicle from Honda looks like it will be larger than the all-electric E, but don’t expect it to come to the U.S.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-20 06:00 PT

General Motors Interested in Exploring Possibility of Flying Cars

General Motors Interested in Exploring Possibility of Flying Cars

If true, the U.S. automaker would become one of the first traditional automotive brands to set its sights on taking automobiles to the sky.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-19 08:00 PT

General Motors’ Future EVs Will Be Powered by a Family of 5 New Interchangeable ‘Ultium Drive’ Units

General Motors’ Future EVs Will Be Powered by a Family of 5 New Interchangeable ‘Ultium Drive’ Units

U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) shared an update today on its new Ultium electric vehicle powertrains, which will power the automaker's future electric vehicle line up. The Ultium powertrain family includes five different units which are configurable for rear wheel, front wheel and all-wheel-drive electric models.

FutureCar Staff 2020-09-16 10:30 PT

Mapping Company HERE Technologies Adds AccuWeather to its Maps, EV Drivers Can Now Better Estimate Range Based on Weather Data

Mapping Company HERE Technologies Adds AccuWeather to its Maps, EV Drivers Can Now Better Estimate Range Based on Weather Data

Netherlands-based HERE Technologies, a leading location data and mapping company, today announced that AccuWeather has joined its HERE Marketplace and will offer its weather-related information on HERE's open mapping platform.

FutureCar Staff 2020-09-14 18:00 PT

BMW to Double its EV Battery Production in China, Opens a New High-Voltage Battery Center

BMW to Double its EV Battery Production in China, Opens a New High-Voltage Battery Center

German automaker BMW is increasing its battery production capacity in China to meet the growing demand for its partial and fully-electric vehicles, as the automaker gears up to build new fully electric models. The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has expanded its battery factory in Tiexi with the establishment of a new “High-Voltage Battery Center.”

Eric Walz2020-09-14 12:20 PT

General Motors Ultium EV Batteries to Feature Wireless Management System

General Motors Ultium EV Batteries to Feature Wireless Management System

The American automaker’s high-tech batteries will feature a new wireless battery management system that should make things easier for GM to manufacture multiple EVs.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-13 07:30 PT

Panasonic Expanding Footing at Tesla Gigafactory for Improved Battery Capacity

Panasonic Expanding Footing at Tesla Gigafactory for Improved Battery Capacity

Tesla and longtime partner Panasonic are taking another step, as reports indicate that the battery manufacturer is looking to add an additional production line to the automaker’s facility in Nevada.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-12 07:30 PT

Lucid Motors Officially Launches its High-Performance Air Sedan

Lucid Motors Officially Launches its High-Performance Air Sedan

California luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has officially revealed its Lucid Air high-performance sedan in a global web broadcast from the company’s headquarters in Newark, California. Lucid says its ultra-luxurious Air sedan is the "world's most advanced electric car" and it will define Lucid as a company.

FutureCar Staff 2020-09-09 17:00 PT

Ford Doesn’t See an Advantage to Having Its Own EV Battery Plant: Report


Ford Doesn’t See an Advantage to Having Its Own EV Battery Plant: Report


Going against the grain, Ford doesn’t believe that investing in battery production for electric vehicles is a strong bet.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-05 07:00 PT

Xpeng Motors Pilots a EV Battery Leasing Option to Make its Electric Vehicles More Affordable

Xpeng Motors Pilots a EV Battery Leasing Option to Make its Electric Vehicles More Affordable

China’s rising electric car company Xpeng Motors will offer an electric vehicle leasing option for its electric vehicle battery packs, following its rival NIO in China. The leasing option will lower the cost of purchasing a new Xpeng vehicle by not charging the customer for the price of the battery up front.

Eric Walz2020-09-04 14:00 PT

Volkswagen-backed EV Battery Maker QuantumScape to go Public at $3.3 Billion Valuation

Volkswagen-backed EV Battery Maker QuantumScape to go Public at $3.3 Billion Valuation

Silicon Valley-based battery maker QuantumScape will become the latest company tuning to Wall Street to raise capital this year in a reverse merger deal with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp.(NYSE: KCAC), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The deal will result in Volkswagen-backed QuantumScape becoming a publicly listed company with an enterprise value of $3.3 billion.

Eric Walz2020-09-03 12:05 PT

General Motors Forms Alliance with Japan’s Honda, Will Co-Develop Vehicles for North America

General Motors Forms Alliance with Japan’s Honda, Will Co-Develop Vehicles for North America

U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) announced its forming an alliance with Japan’s Honda Motor Co to develop electrified vehicles as well as new propulsion technologies. The goal of the partnership is to accelerate innovation by combining resources.

Eric Walz2020-09-03 09:45 PT

Tesla Launches $5 Billion Capital Raise As Investors Drive Up its Stock Price

Tesla Launches $5 Billion Capital Raise As Investors Drive Up its Stock Price

On Tuesday, electric automaker Tesla unveiled its biggest program of new share sales as a public company, seeking to cash in on soaring Wall Street interest in the electric carmaker. The new share sales will raise up to $5 billion, which would beef up the company's cash reserves for any future debts.

FutureCar Staff 2020-09-01 10:00 PT

A Cheaper Tesla Model 3 Hatchback is Reportedly Coming Next Year

A Cheaper Tesla Model 3 Hatchback is Reportedly Coming Next Year

Finding a Model 3 at the automaker’s boasted price of $35,000 is a difficult task, but a more affordable variant of Tesla’s smallest vehicle is reportedly going to arrive in 2021.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-30 18:00 PT

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