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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

BMW Invests $25 Million in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company

BMW Invests $25 Million in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company

BMW i Ventures, the EUR 500 million venture capital fund of German automaker BMW, announced today a $25 million investment in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company (SMC). The company is developing technology to create the “world’s most efficient electric motor.”

Eric Walz2020-01-22 15:45 PT

Volvo to Build an Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in the U.S.

Volvo to Build an Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in the U.S.

Swedish automaker Volvo announced plans to build an electric battery plant at its assembly factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina to support the launch of electrified Volvo models for the U.S. market. Construction of the battery assembly plant will be completed by the end of 2021.

Eric Walz2020-01-16 17:00 PT

Fiat Chrysler & Foxconn Plan an Electric Vehicle Joint Venture in China

Fiat Chrysler & Foxconn Plan an Electric Vehicle Joint Venture in China

​Italian American automaker Fiat Chrysler is looking to bolster its presence in China and plans to build electric, connected vehicles for the world’s biggest auto market in a new joint venture with Foxconn.

FutureCar Staff 2020-01-16 14:05 PT

Tesla Plans to Open a Design Center in China, Sends Out a Recruitment Notice on Social Media

Tesla Plans to Open a Design Center in China, Sends Out a Recruitment Notice on Social Media

Electric automaker Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make what it called “Chinese-style” vehicles. The made the announcement in a recruitment notice on the Chinese social media platform WeChat, which is the equivalent of Twitter in China.

FutureCar Staff 2020-01-16 11:35 PT

Mercedes Benz & Geely Form a New Joint Venture for the Smart Brand in China

Mercedes Benz & Geely Form a New Joint Venture for the Smart Brand in China

The German luxury automaker announced it is entering into a joint venture with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) named “smart Automobile Co., Ltd.” which will formally establish smart brand as a global joint venture to develop premium electric vehicles for the Chinese market.

Eric Walz2020-01-13 10:50 PT

Electric Vehicle Startup Fisker Reveals Details & Pricing for its ‘Sustainable’ Ocean SUV

Electric Vehicle Startup Fisker Reveals Details & Pricing for its ‘Sustainable’ Ocean SUV

The fully-electric Fisker Ocean SUV was officially unveiled to reservation holders in a private ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, ahead of this week's CES where the Ocean will be on display all week.

Eric Walz2020-01-08 18:45 PT

Aptiv Unveils its New 'Smart Vehicle Architecture' for Electric, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles at CES

Aptiv Unveils its New 'Smart Vehicle Architecture' for Electric, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles at CES

Global automotive technology company Aptiv unveiled its new Smart Vehicle Architecture (SVA) at CES on Tuesday. SVA is a flexible and scalable vehicle-level architecture designed to reduce vehicle complexity during assembly, while improving safety and support software for connected and autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2020-01-08 10:15 PT

Kia Set to Introduce a New EV in 2021, Will Be Based on the Imagine Concept

Kia Set to Introduce a New EV in 2021, Will Be Based on the Imagine Concept

In order to comply with the new European Union CO2 emissions limits, Kia will set its sights on electrifying its range of cars, including coming out with a new electric vehicle that’s based on the Imagine Concept.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-06 08:30 PT

Next Surge of EVs Coming in 2020, Claims Engadget

Next Surge of EVs Coming in 2020, Claims Engadget

Electric vehicles gained traction in 2019, but 2020 is when the next major push of electric cars is coming out and the year when EVs solidify their place in the market.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-04 15:00 PT

Chinese Automaker Lixiang Automotive Has Filed for a Confidential U.S. IPO, Sources Say

Chinese Automaker Lixiang Automotive Has Filed for a Confidential U.S. IPO, Sources Say

​Electric carmaker Lixiang Automotive has filed for a confidential U.S. IPO this week and is making plans to become the second Chinese automaker behind NIO to launch an IPO in the U.S.

FutureCar Staff 2020-01-03 14:50 PT

Reservations Are Full for the First Edition of Ford’s Electric Mach-E Mustang-inspired Crossover

Reservations Are Full for the First Edition of Ford’s Electric Mach-E Mustang-inspired Crossover

The fully-electric Mach-E crossover will be the first Ford vehicle other than the original Mustang, which debuted in 1964, to wear the iconic pony badge. On Monday, Ford shared some reservation details, which offers a glimpse into just what some of the first Mach-E customers are looking for.

Eric Walz2019-12-30 17:45 PT

Chinese Tesla Rival NIO Reports Higher EV Demand, Stock Soars 40%

Chinese Tesla Rival NIO Reports Higher EV Demand, Stock Soars 40%

​Chinese electric vehicle startup NIO, which is going up against rival Tesla in its home market, beat its quarterly revenue estimates due to rising demand for its electric vehicles. The news sent NIO’s share price up around 40% on Monday.

Eric Walz2019-12-30 08:35 PT

BMW i3 Urban Suite Concept is a Miniature Luxury Car

BMW i3 Urban Suite Concept is a Miniature Luxury Car

Who says luxury only has to come in large packages? BMW’s i3 Urban Suite Concept is bringing chauffeur levels of luxury to pint-sized cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-30 07:00 PT

Ford Dealerships Across the U.S. Begin Training Technicians to Service the Fully-Electric Mach-E

Ford Dealerships Across the U.S. Begin Training Technicians to Service the Fully-Electric Mach-E

Although the Ford Mach-E doesn’t arrive until later next year, the company's dealership service departments are training technicians to safely service Ford's first mass-market electric vehicle.

FutureCar Staff 2019-12-26 16:00 PT

Chinese Consumers More Trusting of Autonomous Cars Than Westerners, Claims Survey

Chinese Consumers More Trusting of Autonomous Cars Than Westerners, Claims Survey

Automakers and tech companies may be going all in on autonomous vehicles globally, but a recent survey reveals that they’ll find more willing consumers in China than in Europe and the United States.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-24 06:00 PT

Deloitte Claims e-bikes to Dominate Electric Sales Next Decade

Deloitte Claims e-bikes to Dominate Electric Sales Next Decade

Forget about electric cars, e-bikes are expected to rack in 130 million sales between 2020 and 2023.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-21 06:00 PT

Ford to Invest $1.45 Billion in Two Michigan Plants to Support Production of the New Bronco and Hybrid & Electric F-150 Pickups

Ford to Invest $1.45 Billion in Two Michigan Plants to Support Production of the New Bronco and Hybrid & Electric F-150 Pickups

Detroit automaker Ford Motor Co is making a significant investment in two Detroit plants to build the new Ford Bronco SUV and to ready production for the first plug-in hybrid and electric F-150 pickups. The investment will add 3,000 new jobs and supports the company’s expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-12-17 14:00 PT

Despite Push from U.S. Automakers, Bill to Extend EV Tax Credit is Not Expected to Be Included in Year-End Budget Deal

Despite Push from U.S. Automakers, Bill to Extend EV Tax Credit is Not Expected to Be Included in Year-End Budget Deal

It looks as though time is running out on a bill to extend the federal electric vehicle tax credit. Automakers, including General Motors and Tesla, as well as congressional aides, said they do not expect the U.S. Congress will extend a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles in a year-end spending bill expected to be released later today.

FutureCar Staff 2019-12-16 14:45 PT

Tesla’s Premium Connectivity Features to Cost $10 a Month

Tesla’s Premium Connectivity Features to Cost $10 a Month

Tesla’s tiers of features, Standard Connectivity and Premium Connectivity, will go into effect at the end of the year and require consumers wanting premium features to fork over $10 a month.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-16 09:00 PT

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