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Volkswagen Announces Pricing and Styling Updates for the 2023 ID.4 Electric SUV, Which is Being Assembled in Tennessee

Volkswagen Announces Pricing and Styling Updates for the 2023 ID.4 Electric SUV, Which is Being Assembled in Tennessee

​Volkswagen of America announced that pricing for the 2023 ID.4 electric compact SUV will start at an MSRP of $37,495, making the electric SUV much more affordable than Tesla’s popular Model Y, as the ID.4 is eligible for the $7,500 EV tax credit in the U.S. The new ID.4 is being assembled in the U.S. at Volkswagen’s factory Chattanooga, Tennessee.

FutureCar Staff 2022-08-04 14:30 PT

Munro and Associates Offers a Detailed Look of How the Front Seats of the Tesla Model Y Are Bolted to its Battery in New Video

Munro and Associates Offers a Detailed Look of How the Front Seats of the Tesla Model Y Are Bolted to its Battery in New Video

The Tesla Model Y SUV built in Austin, Texas is equipped with a structural battery pack using new 4680 battery cells. But the design of battery, which includes the vehicle's front seats and center console, is one of the reasons that electric automaker is leading the auto industry in EV engineering. A new video from automotive consulting firm Munro and Associates provides a detailed first look of the unique design.

Eric Walz2022-07-06 11:00 PT

The Tesla Model Y and Model 3 Take the 1st and 2nd Place Spots in the Annual Cars.com ‘American-Made Index’

The Tesla Model Y and Model 3 Take the 1st and 2nd Place Spots in the Annual Cars.com ‘American-Made Index’

The Tesla Model Y electric SUV, which is built in both California and Texas, was named the most American-made vehicle in the annual Cars.com American-Made Index (AMI). The Model 3 sedan took the second place spot in this year's AMI. Each year, Cars.com tallies a list of vehicles creating the greatest impact on the U.S. economy through factory jobs, manufacturing plants and parts sourcing.

Eric Walz2022-06-21 13:00 PT

Tesla Raises Prices in the U.S. as Inflation Chips Away at its Profit Margins

Tesla Raises Prices in the U.S. as Inflation Chips Away at its Profit Margins

Faced with rising inflation that’s driving up the cost of raw materials, electric automaker Tesla has raised prices of all its models in the U.S. by roughly 5%. The price of the Tesla Model Y SUV increased by $3,000 from $62,990 to $65,990. The Model Y now costs 25% more than it did in Jan 2021.

Eric Walz2022-06-16 08:30 PT

Polestar Shares the First Image of the Polestar 3 Electric SUV Ahead of its October Debut

Polestar Shares the First Image of the Polestar 3 Electric SUV Ahead of its October Debut

Electric performance automaker Polestar has announced that the world premiere of its next electric vehicle, the Polestar 3 electric-performance SUV, will be in Oct 2022. The company released the first image of the electric SUV on Tuesday, which will be built at Volvo's factory in South Carolina beginning in early 2023.

FutureCar Staff 2022-06-07 08:25 PT

Tesla Beats Revenue and Profit Estimates for Q1 With Deliveries of 310,048 Electric Vehicles

Tesla Beats Revenue and Profit Estimates for Q1 With Deliveries of 310,048 Electric Vehicles

Electric automaker Tesla announced its first quarter deliveries and revenue on Wednesday. The world’s most valuable automaker managed to beat earnings and profit estimates in Q1 2022 despite the semiconductor shortages and supply chain interruptions that have been hampering global auto production.

FutureCar Staff 2022-04-20 14:15 PT

Tesla Added 27 More V3 Supercharger Stations to its Charging Network in China Last Month

Tesla Added 27 More V3 Supercharger Stations to its Charging Network in China Last Month

Electric automaker Tesla continues to build out its charging network in China at a rapid pace. The company added 27 new Supercharger stations last month comprising 147 charging piles, local media outlet CnEVPost reported on Friday. The new Tesla Superchargers are located in 20 Chinese cities, including Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Shanghai. All of the new chargers are Tesla's more powerful V3 Superchargers.

FutureCar Staff 2022-04-15 06:45 PT

Hertz Adds the Tesla Model Y to it Rental Car Fleet

Hertz Adds the Tesla Model Y to it Rental Car Fleet

Apparently, an order of 100,000 Model 3 electric sedans last year wasn’t enough for Hertz, as the rental car company is now looking to add Model Y SUVs to its fleet.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-03-27 07:15 PT

Tesla’s German Gigafactory Delivers the First Model Ys After Officially Starting Production

Tesla’s German Gigafactory Delivers the First Model Ys After Officially Starting Production

Tesla's bold plans to dominate the electric vehicle market in Europe is one step closer as the automaker's new factory in Germany kicked off production of the first European-built Model Y vehicles for the local market. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk traveled to Germany to celebrate the milestone and oversaw the handover of Tesla's first German-made cars on Tuesday.

FutureCar Staff 2022-03-22 12:15 PT

Tesla Hikes Prices for the Second Time in Less Than a Week Due to Inflation and the Rising Costs of Raw Materials

Tesla Hikes Prices for the Second Time in Less Than a Week Due to Inflation and the Rising Costs of Raw Materials

Electric automaker Tesla announced a second price hike in less than a week for all of its electric models on sale in the United States and China. The company says it is due to the rising costs of raw materials and logistics, which are being made worse by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company is facing significant inflationary pressure.

FutureCar Staff 2022-03-15 12:45 PT

Tesla is ‘Virtually Recalling’ 26,047 China-made Model 3, Model Y Vehicles to Fix Heat Pump Software

Tesla is ‘Virtually Recalling’ 26,047 China-made Model 3, Model Y Vehicles to Fix Heat Pump Software

Electric automaker Tesla is recalling another 26,000+ vehicles in China due to malfunctioning heat pumps which can lead to inefficient heating of the cabin and affects the performance of the windshield defoggers. All of the vehicles will receive an over-the-air (OTA) software update to fix software that controls the operation of the heat pump.

FutureCar Staff 2022-02-18 14:30 PT

NHTSA Opens Formal Investigation of 416,000 Tesla Vehicles for ‘Phantom Braking’

NHTSA Opens Formal Investigation of 416,000 Tesla Vehicles for ‘Phantom Braking’

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening a formal investigation of roughly 416,000 Tesla vehicles after reports of unexpected braking events when drivers have the Autopilot automated driving system activated. The NHTSA confirmed earlier this month it was reviewing consumer complaints that Tesla vehicles were activating the brakes unnecessarily. This preliminary evaluation is the first step in the process that could lead to formal recall.

FutureCar Staff 2022-02-17 09:15 PT

Elon Musk Claims Tesla's Latest Firmware Update Will Resolve the Heat Pump Issues in the Model Y, Model 3

Elon Musk Claims Tesla's Latest Firmware Update Will Resolve the Heat Pump Issues in the Model Y, Model 3

Transport Canada, which regulates the county’s transportation industry, was bombarded with complaints from Tesla owners that claimed the heat pumps in their vehicles failed in sub-zero temperatures. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company will resolve the glitch causing the heat pump to malfunction with a software patch.

Manish Kharinta2022-01-27 18:00 PT

The NHTSA is Looking at Potential Safety Issues Involving Faulty Heat Pumps in Tesla Vehicles

The NHTSA is Looking at Potential Safety Issues Involving Faulty Heat Pumps in Tesla Vehicles

Electric automaker Tesla is under investigation once again by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after reports of customers in Canada having problems with the heat pumps in their vehicle. The problem is exacerbated in extremely cold climates, where the heat pump is used to quickly defrost the windows.

FutureCar Staff 2022-01-14 15:30 PT

Hyundai's More Affordable IONIQ 5 With a 58 kWh Battery is a Bargain Compared to Tesla's Model Y

Hyundai's More Affordable IONIQ 5 With a 58 kWh Battery is a Bargain Compared to Tesla's Model Y

Hyundai recently announced a more affordable, smaller battery version of its new IONIQ 5 EV will be available in the U.S. The lower priced variant will come with a 58 kWh battery pack and will make its stateside debut in spring 2022.

Manish Kharinta2021-12-23 09:00 PT

Tesla Model 3, Model Y Get Price Increases

Tesla Model 3, Model Y Get Price Increases

Base versions of the all-electric vehicles go up by $2,000, while the range-topping Performance models are now $1,000 more expensive than before.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-10-07 07:45 PT

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Will Offer More Range

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Will Offer More Range

According to an order guide that leaked online, Ford Motor Co is working on adding more range to the 2022 Mustang Mach-E models. The order guide shows a slight bump in the range figures. This additional range will help Mach-E better compete with some of its rivals, like the Tesla Model Y.

Manish Kharinta2021-10-02 08:45 PT

Volkswagen’s ID.4 Pro SUV Awarded an EPA Estimated Range of 249 Miles, Edging Out the Ford Mustang Mach-E

Volkswagen’s ID.4 Pro SUV Awarded an EPA Estimated Range of 249 Miles, Edging Out the Ford Mustang Mach-E

​The new electric ID.4 Pro SUV from automaker Volkswagen has received its official EPA range figures. After testing, the 2021 all-wheel-drive (AWD) ID.4 Pro was awarded an EPA-estimated range figure of 249 miles. The more sporty version of the ID.4, the AWD Pro S, comes in slightly less at 240 miles.

FutureCar Staff 2021-09-14 14:15 PT

Tesla’s Local Sales in China Plunged 69% in July Compared to June

Tesla’s Local Sales in China Plunged 69% in July Compared to June

Tesla's July sales figures in China were announced on Tuesday by the China Passenger Car Association and it shows that most of the electric vehicles Tesla built at its Shanghai factory last month were exported to other countries. Local sales of China-made vehicles fell by 69% to just 8,621 cars compared to June when Tesla sold 28,138 electric vehicles to customers in China.

FutureCar Staff 2021-08-10 12:55 PT

Ford Unveils the Mach-E Extended Range RWD SE Model for the China Market, its Second Subsidized EV

Ford Unveils the Mach-E Extended Range RWD SE Model for the China Market, its Second Subsidized EV

Ford has announced that it will add a new long-range RWD SE variant to its Mustang Mach-E line-up in China with prices starting at 282,000 yuan ($43,450). It’s lower price tag means it qualifies for state-led subsidies in the country for the purchase of an electric vehicle.

Manish Kharinta2021-07-26 16:00 PT

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