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The NHTSA Will Review a Petition to Investigate Sudden Acceleration Complaints on Tesla Vehicles

The NHTSA Will Review a Petition to Investigate Sudden Acceleration Complaints on Tesla Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to formally investigate and recall 500,000 Tesla electric vehicles, including the Model 3, over sudden acceleration reports. The petition covers the 2012 through 2019 model year Tesla Model S, 2016-2019 Tesla Model X SUV, and the 2018-2019 Tesla Model 3.

Eric Walz2020-01-17 14:00 PT

EV Startup Lucid Motors to Reveal a Near Production Version of its Ultra-Luxurious Air Sedan at the NY Auto Show

EV Startup Lucid Motors to Reveal a Near Production Version of its Ultra-Luxurious Air Sedan at the NY Auto Show

​California-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors announced that an “almost production ready” version of the Air will be on display at the New York Auto Show in April. Lucid will also share production specifications, available configurations, and pricing information for the first time in April.

Eric Walz2020-01-15 10:30 PT

SK Innovation Plans to Build a EV Battery Plant in the U.S. to Meet Demand

SK Innovation Plans to Build a EV Battery Plant in the U.S. to Meet Demand

Kim Jun, the chief executive of South Korea’s SK Innovation Co Ltd, said that the company plans to build a second electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in the U.S. and is considering expanding another factory in Hungary to meet soaring demand for EV cells.

Eric Walz2020-01-10 12:30 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

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

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

Luxury Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Opens Up Reservations for its Air Sedan

Luxury Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Opens Up Reservations for its Air Sedan

Lucid Motors announced today that customers can now reserve a Lucid Air sedan with a $1,000 deposit. The fully-electric Air sedan is the first model from Lucid and is scheduled to enter production in late 2020. The Air will offer around 400 miles range and can hit 0-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds, producing over 1,000 horsepower from its electric powertrain.

FutureCar Staff 2019-12-19 14:45 PT

IBM Develops a Lithium-Ion Battery Using Minerals in Seawater to Replace Cobalt

IBM Develops a Lithium-Ion Battery Using Minerals in Seawater to Replace Cobalt

Computer maker International Business Machines Corp (IBM) announced that it has developed a new electric vehicle battery technology that uses minerals contained in seawater to replace cobalt, an essential mineral used in lithium-ion batteries.

FutureCar Staff 2019-12-18 11:00 PT

GM’s Luxury Brand Cadillac May Become Fully-Electric by 2030, Exec Says

GM’s Luxury Brand Cadillac May Become Fully-Electric by 2030, Exec Says

U.S. automaker General Motors may transform its luxury Cadillac brand to producing only electric models within the next decade. Steve Carlisle, the head of General Motors Co’s Cadillac luxury division, said on Thursday that a majority and possibly all of the brand’s models would be electric vehicles by 2030.

FutureCar Staff 2019-12-12 16:10 PT

Tesla Rival Lucid Motors Hosts an Official 'Ground-Building' Event for its New $1 Billion Arizona Factory

Tesla Rival Lucid Motors Hosts an Official 'Ground-Building' Event for its New $1 Billion Arizona Factory

​California-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has officially broke ground on its new Arizona factory where it will build its flagship Lucid Air electric sedan. Unlike a traditional groundbreaking event to commemorate the start of construction, Lucid billed the event as a "ground-building" ceremony, as a testament to its commitment to the local region, the company said.

Eric Walz2019-12-02 13:30 PT

Polestar Enters Final Prototype Phase Before Production of the Mass-Market Electric Polestar 2

Polestar Enters Final Prototype Phase Before Production of the Mass-Market Electric Polestar 2

Luxury performance brand Polestar announced that its second vehicle, the Polestar 2, is entering the final prototype phase before final production and delivery to customers in 2020.

Eric Walz2019-12-02 08:00 PT

A Look at the Asian Companies Looking to Dominate the Global EV Battery Market

A Look at the Asian Companies Looking to Dominate the Global EV Battery Market

​Although electric vehicles make up just a small percentage of all cars on the road, global automakers are gearing up to build millions of EVs over the next decade and Asian battery suppliers are lining up to secure lucrative contracts with them.

FutureCar Staff 2019-11-29 14:30 PT

With a New CEO, EV Startup Faraday Future is Focused on Transforming Mobility

With a New CEO, EV Startup Faraday Future is Focused on Transforming Mobility

Luxury electric vehicle startup Faraday Future was once viewed as a serious competitor to Tesla. Now the company is getting back to business under the leadership of its new CEO. Faraday Future is now led by former BMW engineer Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, the former head of BMW's i8 program.

Eric Walz2019-11-22 14:30 PT

Didi Chuxing to Trial Luxury Ride-Hailing Service with Tesla & Mercedes Benz Vehicles

Didi Chuxing to Trial Luxury Ride-Hailing Service with Tesla & Mercedes Benz Vehicles

Didi Chuxing, often referred to as the “Uber of China” plans to launch a pilot ride-hailing service in Japan using luxury cars from Tesla and Mercedes Benz the company said.

Eric Walz2019-11-19 11:45 PT

Tesla Model 3 Becomes Most Efficient Electric Vehicle on Sale

Tesla Model 3 Becomes Most Efficient Electric Vehicle on Sale

Tesla’s latest sedan overtakes the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, as that EV received new electric motors and a new battery that saw its fuel economy go down.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-17 10:00 PT

Chinese Electric Vehicle Startup Xpeng Motors Raises $400 Million in Series C Funding

Chinese Electric Vehicle Startup Xpeng Motors Raises $400 Million in Series C Funding

Electric vehicle startup Xpeng Motors today announced the signing of its Series C capital funding of US$400 million. The funding comes from a group of strategic and institutional investors, including corporate and individual investors and private equity firms.

Eric Walz2019-11-12 17:00 PT

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Begins Construction on its Arizona Factory

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Begins Construction on its Arizona Factory

California-based luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has begun construction of an assembly factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, the company announced in a blog post. Lucid said the factory will begin production of the company’s luxury electric flagship sedan called the Lucid Air in late 2020.

Eric Walz2019-11-08 14:30 PT

GM Takes Heat for Backing the Trump’s Administration Plan to Revoke California’s Ability to Set its Own Emission Standards

GM Takes Heat for Backing the Trump’s Administration Plan to Revoke California’s Ability to Set its Own Emission Standards

The Trump administration is seeking to revoke California’s authority to set its own standards, citing increased costs to automakers who must comply with it. Automakers Ford Motor Co, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW have already sided with California, however General Motors in a surprise move has decided to side with the Trump administration’s proposal.

FutureCar Staff 2019-10-29 16:00 PT

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