EV Startup Faraday Future Moves its Headquarters to China
Evergrande Health Industry Group Limited, which owns a 45 percent of electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF), announced today that the struggling EV startup has left southern California and moved its operating headquarters to China.
FutureCar Staff 2023-01-30 00:00 PT
Electric Cars Overtake Diesels in Europe in 2021
This new data only focuses on all-electric vehicles and not electrified cars like hybrids and plug-in hybrids. It marks the first time battery-powered electric cars have outsold diesels in Europe.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-03-01 15:00 PT
Toyota’s Electric Cars to Focus on Price, Not Range
Instead of making electrified vehicles that have a large amount of range and are incredibly expensive, Toyota will focus on making EVs with an affordable price.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-01-10 07:25 PT
Ford Motor Co is Working to Make Vehicles Much Quieter on the Inside
Ford Motor Co is initiating a new strategy to reduce outside noises in its future lineup. The company announced its new “Whisper Strategy”, which will deliver incremental noise improvements in future models, many of which will be powered by fully-electric or hybrid powertrains. The goal is to help make road trips more comfortable and less tiring for drivers and passengers.
FutureCar Staff 2020-05-28 14:45 PT
Electric Performance Brand Polestar Shares New Details of its ‘Precept’ Sedan
Volvo's electric vehicle brand Polestar shared new details this week about the Precept electric sedan, a car that might rival the likes of the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan and BMW i4 electric sedan. The Precept signifies an important milestone for Polestar as a standalone electric brand.
Eric Walz2020-05-15 14:00 PT
Industry Analysis: It’s Now or Never for U.S. Automakers General Motors & Ford to Catch Up to Tesla
As the shares of electric automaker Tesla soared since the beginning of the year, the company’s market capitalization surpassed both General Motors and Ford combined, which is an amazing accomplishment for the 17-year-old automaker. However, even before Tesla’s recent stock surge, it was still worth more than both GM and Ford individually, two legacy automaker’s with a 100-year head start on Tesla, leaving them struggling to catch up.
Eric Walz2020-03-23 08:00 PT
BMW to Build a New Auto Plant in China with Great Wall Motor to Produce the Electric MINI
German automaker BMW and its Chinese partner Great Wall Motor said they plan to build a plant in China with a capacity of 160,000 cars per year. The new plant will produce the BMW electric MINI and Great Wall Motor models.
Eric Walz2020-01-05 10:45 PT
Porsche Debuts its More Affordable Taycan 4S Electric Sedan
Today Porsche finally revealed the entry-level Taycan 4S for the first time, a more affordable version of the electric sports car that might become a serious rival to the Model S.
FutureCar Staff 2019-11-20 10:30 PT
Elon Musk Says He’s Bringing a Model S to Nurburgring to Challenge the Porsche Taycan's Record Time
To coincide with the Taycan debut, Porsche boasted that a prototype version of the electric Taycan “conquered” the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in Germany with a record time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds. Now Elon Musk says he's bringing a Tesla Model S to the world famous track to challenge the Taycan's lap time.
Eric Walz2019-10-13 16:55 PT
U.S. Moving to Block California Vehicle Emissions Rules
Two U.S. agencies are preparing to submit for final White House regulatory review a plan to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards.
FutureCar Staff 2019-10-12 09:00 PT
As the Trump Administration Seeks to Rollback Nationwide Fuel Economy Standards, Automakers Strike Secret Deal with California to Keep Them in Place
Four of the world’s biggest automakers, Ford, BMW, Volkswagen and Honda have rebuffed the Trump administration's planned fuel economy rollback and have struck a deal with California to more closely adhere to the Obama era mandate of achieving 54.5 mpg by 2025.
Eric Walz2019-08-31 12:10 PT
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 Walz2019-08-16 14:44 PT
BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric MINI Cooper With a Long List of Tech and Not Much Range
BMW is the latest global automaker to unveil a fully-electric model as the auto industry continues its gradual transition to battery-powered cars. The automaker revealed today the fully-electric version of the iconic MINI Cooper. It was the world’s first look at the compact electric car.
Eric Walz2019-08-15 18:40 PT
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 2019-07-12 12:31 PT
EV Startup Faraday Future Announces $225 Million in Bridge Financing
Financially strapped electric automaker Faraday Future (FF) has received another batch of fresh funding. The company announced a series of strategic moves designed to support completion and launch of its first electric vehicle, the flagship FF91 and support of its vendor and supply chain.
Eric Walz2019-06-06 05:00 PT
China to Scale Back EV Subsidies to Push for Better Cars
In an attempt to push local automakers to come out with new, innovative technology for electric vehicles, China is planning to scale back its subsidies on electric cars.
Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-04 06:00 PT
Toyota to Invest $13 Billion in U.S. Manufacturing Over 5 Years with a Focus on Electric & Hybrid Technology
Toyota is investing billions to expand its U.S. production to support new models. The world's biggest automaker announced it will invest $13 billion over five years with a new commitment to new technologies such as electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
FutureCar Staff 2019-04-20 13:30 PT
Volvo Officially Reveals the Electric Polestar 2, its Answer to the Tesla Model 3
Polestar revealed the first ever look of the Polestar 2 electric car on Wednesday, ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. The EV is one of the most anticipated vehicle debuts this year.
Eric Walz2019-04-05 16:47 PT
Tesla to Buy Battery Maker Maxwell Technologies in a $218 Million All-Stock Deal
Electric automaker Tesla announced today the purchase of Maxwell Technologies, a San Diego-based developer and manufacturer of battery solutions, including ultracapacitors and electric vehicle battery cells.
FutureCar Staff 2019-03-13 15:35 PT
Porsche to Double Production of the Taycan Electric Sedan
German automaker Porsche is already planning to double the production of the upcoming Taycan, the automaker’s first fully-electric sedan. The Taycan is expected to become a strong competitor to Tesla’s Model S, which first Tesla launched back in 2012.
FutureCar Staff 2019-03-02 17:20 PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT
Zeekr's New 009 Electric Passenger Van is the World's First EV to Feature CATL's Advanced ‘Qilin' Battery With a Range of 510 Miles
Eric WalzDec 19, 2022 1:45 PM PT
Hyundai Gets Serious About Electric Performance Cars, Shows off Two Concepts
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 17, 2022 6:15 AM PT