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NIO Co-founder and Former VP Resigns from the Company

NIO Co-founder and Former VP Resigns from the Company

The co-founder and former vice president of Chinese electric automaker NIO has resigned from the company. NIO was once considered one of China’s top electric car startups and a formidable challenger to Tesla in China.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-15 16:13 PT

UK-based InstaVolt Deploys the Next Generation of ChargePoint Ultra-Fast EV Chargers

UK-based InstaVolt Deploys the Next Generation of ChargePoint Ultra-Fast EV Chargers

UK-based InstaVolt is starting to install new ChargePoint Express 250 high-powered chargers, capable of charging at rates up to 125kW.

Eric Walz2019-08-12 10:50 PT

Nissan and EVgo Expand Their EV Charging Network, Adding 200 DC Fast Chargers

Nissan and EVgo Expand Their EV Charging Network, Adding 200 DC Fast Chargers

Nissan Motor Co and EVgo are expanding their EV charging network in the U.S. with the installation of 200 direct current fast chargers (DCFC). Each of the new DC fast-chargers is capable of delivering 100kW and have both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors compatible with most newer EV models.

Eric Walz2019-08-06 09:45 PT

GM Open to Work with Other Automakers on Electric Vehicles, CEO Says

GM Open to Work with Other Automakers on Electric Vehicles, CEO Says

General Motors is open to working with other automakers on the development of electric vehicles, Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Thursday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-02 11:57 PT

BMW to Double EV Battery Production Capacity at its U.S. Assembly Plant

BMW to Double EV Battery Production Capacity at its U.S. Assembly Plant

​The BMW Group announced on Wednesday that it would double its production capacity for electric vehicle batteries at its U.S. plant in South Carolina as it ramps up manufacturing of plug-in hybrid vehicles, including the first ever X3 plug-in hybrid.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-24 16:35 PT

Toyota to Team Up with China’s CATL to Develop Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Toyota to Team Up with China’s CATL to Develop Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to partner with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) to supply and develop batteries for new energy vehicles, which in fully-electric and plug-in hybrid models.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-17 16:50 PT

Volkswagen Investing $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Arm Argo AI and Will Collaborate On Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

Volkswagen Investing $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Arm Argo AI and Will Collaborate On Electric & Autonomous Vehicles

In one of the biggest collaborations between two global automakers and a tech startup, the Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG announced today that they will work together on electric and self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2019-07-12 10:10 PT

Tesla Rival Xpeng Motors Launches a More Advanced Version of its G3 Electric SUV

Tesla Rival Xpeng Motors Launches a More Advanced Version of its G3 Electric SUV

Chinese electric vehicle startup Xpeng Motors unveiled its new G3 sport utility vehicle today, which offers a longer range and other technology improvements from the previous model. Xpeng is aiming to compete with Tesla and other domestic automakers in China with its more affordable lineup of advanced electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-07-10 14:44 PT

BMW Installs 100 EV Charging Stations at U.S. National Parks

BMW Installs 100 EV Charging Stations at U.S. National Parks

Automaker BMW donated 100 electric vehicle charging stations in and near some of the country’s most popular national parks. BMW announced yesterday that more than 90 of the charging stations have been completed with the remainder set to open later this month.

Eric Walz2019-07-09 12:03 PT

Toyota to Speed up its EV Development, Will Turn to China for Batteries

Toyota to Speed up its EV Development, Will Turn to China for Batteries

​Toyota Motor Corp is speeding up its timeline of having half of its global vehicle sales electric. To support the ambitious new timeline, Toyota said will turn to Chinese suppliers to supply the batteries needed for the new crop of electric models.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-07 12:39 PT

BMW & Jaguar Land Rover to Work together on Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Technology

BMW & Jaguar Land Rover to Work together on Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Technology

The latest partnership in the automotive industry comes from BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. The two global automakers announced they will work together to develop electric vehicle drive units to supports the advancement of electrification technologies necessary to transition to autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and services (ACES).

Eric Walz2019-06-05 19:03 PT

 EV Startup SERES Hires Auto Industry Veteran to Lead its U.S. Operations

EV Startup SERES Hires Auto Industry Veteran to Lead its U.S. Operations

Chinese electric vehicle startup SERES announced today that its board of directors has named James Taylor as CEO. Taylor previously served as general manager and chief marketing officer of Cadillac before taking over the CEO role at former GM truck division Hummer.

Eric Walz2019-05-29 13:04 PT

EV Startup NIO Announces New Joint Venture, Sends Stock 4% Higher

EV Startup NIO Announces New Joint Venture, Sends Stock 4% Higher

Shares in Chinese electric automaker NIO Inc. closed up nearly 4 percent Tuesday, closing at $4.00 a share after the electric automaker posted first-quarter earnings and announced it will form a joint venture with an investment corporation called NIO China.

FutureCar Staff 2019-05-28 18:19 PT

EVgo Partnering with Chevron to Install EV Fast Charging at Select California Gas Stations

EVgo Partnering with Chevron to Install EV Fast Charging at Select California Gas Stations

In the future, gas stations might become convenient locations to dispense power for electric vehicles. EVgo, which operates the nation’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network, announced today it is working with Chevron to bring EV fast charging to select Chevron company-owned gas stations in California.

FutureCar Staff 2019-05-20 14:30 PT

The Next Hyundai Kona Electric is Getting a 11 kW 3-Phase Onboard Charger

The Next Hyundai Kona Electric is Getting a 11 kW 3-Phase Onboard Charger

Hyundai announced that it will be introducing the new model year Kona Electric with enhanced specifications

Manish Kharinta2019-05-12 16:52 PT

Volkswagen Begins Taking Pre-orders in Europe for the ID Electric Hatchback

Volkswagen Begins Taking Pre-orders in Europe for the ID Electric Hatchback

German automaker Volkswagen AG is ready to take on Tesla in Europe with its first electric car. The automaker is now taking 1,000 euro deposits for its new fully-electric hatchback named the ID.3.

Eric Walz2019-05-08 13:00 PT

Electrify America Unveils its EV Charging Smartphone App Designed to Make Charging Easy

Electrify America Unveils its EV Charging Smartphone App Designed to Make Charging Easy

Electrify America (EA) is investing $2 billion over ten years on EV charging infrastructure in the U.S., as well as education about electric vehicles. Besides building a coast to coast network of EV vehicle charging infrastructure, one of the goals of EA is to make electric vehicle charging a seamless experience for drivers and the company just unveiled its first smartphone app.

Eric Walz2019-05-06 14:00 PT

France & Germany to Support a EV Battery Consortium With PSA Group and Battery Maker Saft

France & Germany to Support a EV Battery Consortium With PSA Group and Battery Maker Saft

German and French automakers are exploring ways to lessen their reliance on Asian suppliers for electric vehicle batteries and are supporting plans for a new cross-border battery consortium. The economy ministries of both countries sent a letter of intent to the European Union’s executive body asking to approve state subsidies for a battery cell consortium with French carmaker PSA Group, German subsidiary Opel and French battery maker Saft.

FutureCar Staff 2019-04-29 16:23 PT

VW Reveals Fully-Electric Flagship SUV Concept for the China Market

VW Reveals Fully-Electric Flagship SUV Concept for the China Market

Volkswagen unveiled its new concept SUV called the ID ROOMZZ in Shanghai this week ahead of Auto Shanghai 2019, which opens to the public on Thursday. The fully-electric SUV will join VW’s ID brand and become a flagship model for Volkswagen in China when it goes on sale in 2021.

FutureCar Staff 2019-04-18 10:30 PT

Daimler Acquires Stake in Sila Technologies to Develop Next-Gen EV Batteries

Daimler Acquires Stake in Sila Technologies to Develop Next-Gen EV Batteries

Daimler AG has acquired a minority equity stake in U.S. battery materials company Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. (Sila Nano) as part of its research and development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-04-16 15:45 PT

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