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German Car Rental Company Nextmove Cancels its $5M Tesla Order Over Quality Issues

German Car Rental Company Nextmove Cancels its $5M Tesla Order Over Quality Issues

Germany’s leading car rental company Nextmove cancelled its order for 100 Tesla Model 3's over quality issues.

FutureCar Staff 2019-08-16 09:45 PT

NIO Reports Fewer Deliveries in July After its Flagship ES8 SUV was Recalled for Battery Issues

NIO Reports Fewer Deliveries in July After its Flagship ES8 SUV was Recalled for Battery Issues

Chinese electric automaker NIO Inc's stock fell nearly 4 percent on Monday, to $3.02 per share, after the company announced July deliveries and battery recalls on nearly 5,000 of the automaker's ES8 SUVs.

Eric Walz2019-08-13 13:45 PT

Quick Comparison: Long Range Tesla Model X vs. the BMW X5 50i

Quick Comparison: Long Range Tesla Model X vs. the BMW X5 50i

A quick comparison of the long-range version of Tesla Model X SUV and the BMW X5 50i.

Manish Kharinta2019-08-11 11:18 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

Former Tesla VP of Production Joins Rival Electric Automaker Lucid Motors

Former Tesla VP of Production Joins Rival Electric Automaker Lucid Motors

On Monday, Tesla rival Lucid Motors announced today that it hired Peter Hochholdinger to serve as vice president of vehicle manufacturing. Hochholdinger worked at Tesla for the past three years overseeing the production of the Model 3.

Eric Walz2019-07-02 06:00 PT

EV Startup NIO Begins Deliveries of its ES6 Crossover

EV Startup NIO Begins Deliveries of its ES6 Crossover

Chinese electric vehicle startup NIO has started deliveries of its second mass-market electric crossover to customers in China. The ES6 is a smaller version of the automaker’s ES8 full-size electric SUV.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-18 16:59 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

Polestar 1 Enters Final Prototype Stage Before Production

Polestar 1 Enters Final Prototype Stage Before Production

​Electric performance car brand Polestar announced that its Polestar 1 electric car, its first ever model, is entering its final prototype state before heading to production.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-05 12:31 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

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

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

Cornell Researchers Discover a New Way For Self-Driving Cars to ‘See’ Nearly as Well as Lidar Using Two Cameras

Cornell Researchers Discover a New Way For Self-Driving Cars to ‘See’ Nearly as Well as Lidar Using Two Cameras

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered a simpler method of 3D object detection for autonomous driving vehicles using two inexpensive cameras mounted on either side of the vehicle's windshield, which can detect objects with nearly the accuracy of lidar at a fraction of the cost.

Eric Walz2019-04-25 15:02 PT

EV Startup Lucid Motors Appoints Former Tesla VP of Vehicle Engineering as CEO

EV Startup Lucid Motors Appoints Former Tesla VP of Vehicle Engineering as CEO

Luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed current CTO Peter Rawlinson as CEO, effective immediately. Rawlinson formally served as Vice President of Vehicle Engineering and Chief Engineer of the Tesla Model S, working under Elon Musk.

Eric Walz2019-04-23 11:31 PT

Nikola Motors Reveals its Latest Hydrogen-Electric Vehicles at ‘Nikola World 2019’

Nikola Motors Reveals its Latest Hydrogen-Electric Vehicles at ‘Nikola World 2019’

Last night in Scottsdale, Arizona, hydrogen-electric truck developer Nikola Motor Co unveiled its zero-emission class-8 Nikola Two truck a special event dubbed “Nikola World 2019”. The company says its hydrogen and battery powered trucks will transform the trucking industry.

FutureCar Staff 2019-04-17 13:30 PT

Chairman of EV Startup BYTON to Leave the Company, German Magazine Reports

Chairman of EV Startup BYTON to Leave the Company, German Magazine Reports

The chairman and co-founder of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Byton, Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, will leave the company soon, German business monthly Manager Magazin reported on Thursday. The company is facing trouble funding its planned expansion in the Chinese market, causing tensions which prompted the decision, the sources said.

FutureCar Staff 2019-04-11 14:13 PT

EV Startup SF Motors Rebrands as 'Seres', Opening Preorders for its SF5 Crossover Next Week

EV Startup SF Motors Rebrands as 'Seres', Opening Preorders for its SF5 Crossover Next Week

Electric vehicle startup SF Motors has officially changed its name to Seres and announced today that is opening up pre-orders for its first electric vehicle the SF5 crossover next week during the Shanghai Auto Show.

Eric Walz2019-04-10 19:07 PT

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Federal EV Tax Credit

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Federal EV Tax Credit

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to expand the electric vehicle tax credit to another 400,000 vehicles per manufacturer, on top of the current cap of 200,000 vehicles. The move to expand the credit is intended to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2019-04-10 13:23 PT

FCA to Pay Tesla Hundreds of Millions of Euros for Emission Credits or Face Hefty Fines from the EU

FCA to Pay Tesla Hundreds of Millions of Euros for Emission Credits or Face Hefty Fines from the EU

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) formed an open pool with Tesla on Feb. 25, allowing the automaker to pay Tesla for credits to bring down FCA's average emissions of CO2 to a permissible level in the EU.

FutureCar Staff 2019-04-08 12:30 PT

The Trump Administration Says Ending the EV Tax Credit Will Save Taxpayers $2.5 Billion, Automakers Want it Extended

The Trump Administration Says Ending the EV Tax Credit Will Save Taxpayers $2.5 Billion, Automakers Want it Extended

The Trump administration’s new budget proposal is seeking to eliminate the federal EV tax credit on the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles in the U.S. Critics say the move will cause electric vehicles sales in to fall in the U.S.

Eric Walz2019-03-13 17:44 PT

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