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General Motors is Investing $7 Billion to Build EVs in Michigan, the Largest Manufacturing Commitment in the Company’s History

General Motors is Investing $7 Billion to Build EVs in Michigan, the Largest Manufacturing Commitment in the Company’s History

GM announced today its investing more than $7 billion in four Michigan manufacturing sites to build electric vehicles and batteries. The massive investment will significantly increase GM’s production capacity for electric vehicles. The $7 billion investment is the single largest investment announcement in automaker's 100+ year history.

Eric Walz2022-01-25 10:00 PT

General Motors is Investing $154 Million in Western New York for the Production of EV Motor Components

General Motors is Investing $154 Million in Western New York for the Production of EV Motor Components

General Motors announced plans on Friday to invest nearly $154 million in its Lockport Components plant in Western New York. The investment will be used to renovate the facility and purchase and install new machinery and equipment used in the production of stator modules, a key component for the electric motors of EVs.

FutureCar Staff 2022-01-24 13:45 PT

Porsche Introduces New Taycan Sport Turismo Models for European Market

Porsche Introduces New Taycan Sport Turismo Models for European Market

Porsche is only bringing the GTS Sport Turismo to the U.S., but consumers in Europe will be able to purchase the vehicle in Taycan, Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S trims.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-23 07:15 PT

GM to Start Deliveries of the Electric Cadillac Lyriq 9 Months Ahead of Schedule

GM to Start Deliveries of the Electric Cadillac Lyriq 9 Months Ahead of Schedule

General Motors want to get the new Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV on the market as soon as possible, so the automaker has accelerated its timeline to begin deliveries to customers. General Motors President Mark Reuss said in a LinkedIn post on Thursday that the pre-production version of electric Lyriq has been assembled and the final production version is expected to be delivered to customers in just a few months.

FutureCar Staff 2022-01-21 13:25 PT

Honda Motor Co Signs Joint Development Agreement with MIT Spinoff SES, a Company Developing Lithium-Metal Batteries for EVs

Honda Motor Co Signs Joint Development Agreement with MIT Spinoff SES, a Company Developing Lithium-Metal Batteries for EVs

Japan’s Honda Motor Co. today signed a joint development agreement with Massachusetts-based EV battery research and development company SES that will focus on the development of Lithium-Metal (Li-Metal) batteries for electrified vehicles. SES was founded in 2012 as an MIT spinoff company. The company was formerly known as “SolidEnergy Systems”.

Eric Walz2022-01-19 11:00 PT

Tesla Challenger NIO Announces its First EV Firmware Updates Outside of China, Follows the Addition of an English Language Option for Customers in Norway

Tesla Challenger NIO Announces its First EV Firmware Updates Outside of China, Follows the Addition of an English Language Option for Customers in Norway

China's Tesla challenger NIO Inc announced it received approval to sell its fully-electric ES8 SUV in Europe in June 2021, which paves the way for the company's expansion for the first time outside of its home country of China. Now NIO has pushed out the first over-the-air firmware update for its vehicles in Norway, including an option to change the system language to English or Norwegian. It’s the company's first over-the-air firmware update (FOTA) available outside of China.

Eric Walz2022-01-17 10:45 PT

Chrysler’s Electric Plans Include Three SUVs, Electric Minivan

Chrysler’s Electric Plans Include Three SUVs, Electric Minivan

Hot on the heels of announcing that Chrysler will lead the electrification charge for Stellantis, Chrysler’s CEO has provided some more information on upcoming electric vehicles from the brand.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-16 14:00 PT

Tesla Cybertruck Delayed Again, Report Claims to Early 2023

Tesla Cybertruck Delayed Again, Report Claims to Early 2023

This isn’t the first delay and we certainly don’t think it will be the last, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised to share a roadmap for the electric truck soon.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-16 07:15 PT

GM Finally Recognizes California’s Right to Set Emissions Standards

GM Finally Recognizes California’s Right to Set Emissions Standards

Three years after General Motors backed Trump, the American automaker has changed its tune.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-15 07:15 PT

German Company Vitesco Technologies Announces $1 Billion Euro Deal to Supply 800-Volt EV Inverters to a ‘Major North American Automaker’

German Company Vitesco Technologies Announces $1 Billion Euro Deal to Supply 800-Volt EV Inverters to a ‘Major North American Automaker’

​German automotive supplier Vitesco Technologies has secured an order worth more than 1 billion euros (US$1.1 billion) from a major North American car manufacturer for electric vehicle power inverters. As part of the deal, Vitesco Technologies said it will supply “millions” of 800-volt inverters equipped with silicon carbide technology. The use of silicon carbide (SiC) in electric vehicle inverters offers better conductivity and cooling performance in high temperature environments.

Eric Walz2022-01-10 10:00 PT

Sony Announces New Mobility Division, Showcases Vision-S Prototype

Sony Announces New Mobility Division, Showcases Vision-S Prototype

The technology giant is looking to enter the automotive world with a new company that focuses on electric cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-09 16:00 PT

BMW Unveils iX M60 With 610 Horsepower, 280 Miles of Range

BMW Unveils iX M60 With 610 Horsepower, 280 Miles of Range

The high-performance SUV adds another dimension to the iX, bringing blistering performance that can get the iX M60 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-09 07:15 PT

Stellantis to Turn Chrysler Into All-Electric Brand by 2028

Stellantis to Turn Chrysler Into All-Electric Brand by 2028

The once iconic automaker will be switching gears to being an all-electric brand within a matter of a few years and has a new concept to preview what’s in store.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-08 07:15 PT

The First Model From Baidu’s New EV Brand JiDU to Use the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin System-on-a-Chip to Support L4 Autonomous Driving

The First Model From Baidu’s New EV Brand JiDU to Use the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin System-on-a-Chip to Support L4 Autonomous Driving

​JiDU Automotive, the new electric vehicle venture formed by China’s internet technology giant Baidu Inc and Chinese automaker Geely, will use the powerful NVIDIA DRIVE Orin system-on-a-chip (SoC) in its first model to support L4 autonomous driving capabilities, the company announced.

Eric Walz2022-01-07 10:00 PT

GM’s BrightDrop Will Supply Electric Delivery Vans to Walmart, Expanding its Existing Supply Deal With FedEx

GM’s BrightDrop Will Supply Electric Delivery Vans to Walmart, Expanding its Existing Supply Deal With FedEx

​BrightDrop, the new logistics and commercial electric vehicle division of automaker General Motors, announced a partnership with retailer Walmart at CES on Wednesday to supply electric thousands of delivery vans to Walmart. The battery-powered vans will be used in Walmart’s last mile delivery network and will help the retailer reach its goal of operating a zero-emissions logistics fleet by 2040.

Eric Walz2022-01-05 09:15 PT

Ford is Doubling F-150 Lighting Production as Reservations Approach 200,000

Ford is Doubling F-150 Lighting Production as Reservations Approach 200,000

Ford Motor Co announced it received so many reservations for the new F-150 Lightning electric pickup that it plans to double production to 150,000 vehicles per year to meet demand and reduce wait times for customers. Last month, Ford CEO Jim Farley stated that the automaker was "approaching 200,000" reservations for the electric pickup.

Eric Walz2022-01-04 11:00 PT

Volkswagen Creates New EV Battery Production Company

Volkswagen Creates New EV Battery Production Company

The German automaker plans to build six gigafactories in Europe by the end of the decade to handle VW’s needs for electric car batteries, including processing raw materials to recycling old car batteries.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-02 07:45 PT

New York City Places Order for 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E EVs

New York City Places Order for 184 Ford Mustang Mach-E EVs

The electric SUVs will be used for law enforcement and emergency response purposes and is the largest order of all-electric vehicles to date.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-01 15:00 PT

Rivian’s 400-Mile Battery Pack Delayed Until 2023

Rivian’s 400-Mile Battery Pack Delayed Until 2023

Throughout 2022, Rivian will be prioritizing its standard “Large” battery pack that offers 314 miles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-01 06:50 PT

Hyundai Closes its Combustion Engine Development Division as it Begins its Transition to Becoming an Electric Automaker

Hyundai Closes its Combustion Engine Development Division as it Begins its Transition to Becoming an Electric Automaker

Hyundai Motor Co quietly closed its engine development division at its research and development center on Dec. 23. The company will stop developing new internal combustion engines in order to accelerate its transformation into an electric vehicle manufacturer, the Korean Economic Daily reported. Hyundai's aggressive electrification plans include supplying roughly 10% of the world's EVs by 2025.

Eric Walz2021-12-28 12:55 PT

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