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Electric Adventure Vehicle Maker Rivian Announces a $700 Million Investment Led by Amazon

Electric Adventure Vehicle Maker Rivian Announces a $700 Million Investment Led by Amazon

​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

Xcelerate to Offer Extended Warranties on Used EVs, Including Tesla Vehicles

Xcelerate to Offer Extended Warranties on Used EVs, Including Tesla Vehicles

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 Electric Named Best EV of 2019 by Edmunds

The Hyundai Kona Electric Named Best EV of 2019 by Edmunds

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

China’s CATL Aims to Build a EV Battery Plant in Germany 3 Times Bigger Than Tesla’s Gigafactory

China’s CATL Aims to Build a EV Battery Plant in Germany 3 Times Bigger Than Tesla’s Gigafactory

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

BMW Creates a Geo-Fenced Zone in Rotterdam Alerting Drivers to Switch to Electric-Only Mode

BMW Creates a Geo-Fenced Zone in Rotterdam Alerting Drivers to Switch to Electric-Only Mode

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

Mercedes Benz to Strengthen its Partnerships with Chinese Suppliers

Mercedes Benz to Strengthen its Partnerships with Chinese Suppliers

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

Volkswagen to Invest $800 Million in Electric Vehicle Plant in the U.S.

Volkswagen to Invest $800 Million in Electric Vehicle Plant in the U.S.

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

Corporate Investors are Investing Billions in EVs and Related Startups in the U.S. & China

Corporate Investors are Investing Billions in EVs and Related Startups in the U.S. & China

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

Greenlots & ChargePoint Announce ‘Roaming Partnership’ For Access to EV Charging

Greenlots & ChargePoint Announce ‘Roaming Partnership’ For Access to EV Charging

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

BMW & Daimler in Talks to Share Key Automotive Technology, Including Self-Driving Tech

BMW & Daimler in Talks to Share Key Automotive Technology, Including Self-Driving Tech

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

NIO Debuts its New Electric ES6 SUV at ‘NIO Day 2018’ in China

NIO Debuts its New Electric ES6 SUV at ‘NIO Day 2018’ in China

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 to Buy $23 Billion in EV Battery Cells by 2030

Daimler to Buy $23 Billion in EV Battery Cells by 2030

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

The Honda Research Institute, Caltech & NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Develop New Battery Chemistry

The Honda Research Institute, Caltech & NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Develop New Battery Chemistry

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 is Adding 1,000 Chanje Electric Vans to its Fleet

FedEx is Adding 1,000 Chanje Electric Vans to its Fleet

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

Volkswagen Converting Assembly Plants in Order to Build Europe’s Largest EV Production Network

Volkswagen Converting Assembly Plants in Order to Build Europe’s Largest EV Production Network

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 Launches its GLC F-Cell EV, Featuring Both Fuel Cell & Plug-in Hybrid Technology

Mercedes Benz Launches its GLC F-Cell EV, Featuring Both Fuel Cell & Plug-in Hybrid Technology

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 Investing Another $250 Million in Singapore-based Grab to Promote EVs

Hyundai Investing Another $250 Million in Singapore-based Grab to Promote EVs

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

New Bill Proposed to Remove Sales Limits on the $7500 Federal Tax Credit for EVs

New Bill Proposed to Remove Sales Limits on the $7500 Federal Tax Credit for EVs

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

Lucid Motors Announces an Agreement to Access Electrify America's Ultra-Fast EV Charging Network

Lucid Motors Announces an Agreement to Access Electrify America's Ultra-Fast EV Charging Network

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 to Add 100’s More Public DC Fast Chargers in California by the End of 2018

EVgo to Add 100’s More Public DC Fast Chargers in California by the End of 2018

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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