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Toyota, Honda Voice Opposition to Proposed Tax Credit Bill

Toyota, Honda Voice Opposition to Proposed Tax Credit Bill

The proposed bill gives massive incentives to shoppers that purchase a union-made electric car that’s assembled in the United States, leaving brands like Toyota, Honda, and Tesla out of the mix.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-18 16:00 PT

GM’s Self Driving Unit Cruise Raises $2.75 Billion Led by Retailer Walmart

GM’s Self Driving Unit Cruise Raises $2.75 Billion Led by Retailer Walmart

​General Motors’ self-driving unit Cruise announced this week a long-term strategic relationship with retailer Walmart to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. Walmart is joined by Microsoft, General Motors, Honda and other institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of more than $2.75 billion in Cruise, bringing the post-money valuation of Cruise to $30 billion.

FutureCar Staff 2021-04-15 16:50 PT

GM’s Self Driving Unit Cruise Raises $2.75 Billion Led by Retailer Walmart

GM’s Self Driving Unit Cruise Raises $2.75 Billion Led by Retailer Walmart

​General Motors’ self-driving unit Cruise announced this week a long-term strategic relationship with retailer Walmart to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. Walmart is joined by Microsoft, General Motors, Honda and other institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of more than $2.75 billion in Cruise, bringing the post-money valuation of Cruise to $30 billion.

FutureCar Staff 2021-04-15 16:50 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

Honda Kills the Clarity Electric, Its Only EV Available in the U.S.

Honda Kills the Clarity Electric, Its Only EV Available in the U.S.

For 2020, the Clarity Electric is going bye-bye. With the decision to end production of the vehicle in the U.S., it means Honda won’t have any all-electric cars in the country.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-17 06:00 PT

Cruise Debuts the 'Origin', an Autonomous Urban Robotaxi Built for Ride-Hailing

Cruise Debuts the 'Origin', an Autonomous Urban Robotaxi Built for Ride-Hailing

Cruise debuted its fully-autonomous Origin shuttle at a media event last night in San Francisco. The futuristic self-driving shuttle was heavily engineered by Honda, with GM supplying the electric powertrain and Cruise tasked with developing the hardware and autonomous driving systems.

Eric Walz2020-01-22 10:05 PT

Honda Planning to Debut Level 3 Autonomous Car in Japan Next Year

Honda Planning to Debut Level 3 Autonomous Car in Japan Next Year

The self-driving vehicle will reportedly be the first “eyes-off” autonomous vehicles on the road in the country and carry a price tag of approximately $91,000.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-23 06:00 PT

Trump Criticizes Automakers for Not Backing Fuel Economy Rollback

Trump Criticizes Automakers for Not Backing Fuel Economy Rollback

After some of the world’s biggest automaker reached a voluntary agreement with California on fuel efficiency rules, the White House is urging other automakers not to back the agreement.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-21 11:05 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

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

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

Ohio City to Begin the Largest Real-World Test of Connected Cars in the U.S.

Ohio City to Begin the Largest Real-World Test of Connected Cars in the U.S.

The town of Marysville, Ohio is connecting all of the city's traffic lights to 1,200 privately-owned and government vehicles in the largest real-world test of connected vehicle technology in the United States.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-22 06:00 PT

Waymo Teaming up With Honda on Autonomous Vehicle

Waymo Teaming up With Honda on Autonomous Vehicle

Just days after announcing a partnership with Jaguar to deploy 20,000 of its new electric i-Pace SUVs for its self-driving taxi service, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced that Waymo is working with Honda on some type of autonomous vehicle, Bloomberg has reported.

Eric Walz2018-04-02 17:34 PT

EXCLUSIVE: First Drive of the All-Electric 2018 Honda Clarity

EXCLUSIVE: First Drive of the All-Electric 2018 Honda Clarity

Honda Motor Co. gave Silicon Valley area drivers a sneak preview and road test of Honda’s new, all-electric Clarity this week. The car is expected to hit dealer showrooms this August.

Eric Walz2017-07-28 15:51 PT