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As the Trump Administration Seeks to Rollback Nationwide Fuel Economy Standards, Automakers Strike Secret Deal with California to Keep Them in Place

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 Walz2019-07-25 12:10 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

BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric MINI Cooper With a Long List of Tech and Not Much Range

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 Walz2019-07-09 18:40 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 Faraday Future Announces $225 Million in Bridge Financing

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 Walz2019-04-30 05:00 PT

China to Scale Back EV Subsidies to Push for Better Cars

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 Patel2019-03-28 06:00 PT

Toyota to Invest $13 Billion in U.S. Manufacturing Over 5 Years with a Focus on Electric & Hybrid Technology

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 2019-03-14 13:30 PT

Volvo Officially Reveals the Electric Polestar 2, its Answer to the Tesla Model 3

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 Walz2019-02-27 15:47 PT

Tesla to Buy Battery Maker Maxwell Technologies in a $218 Million All-Stock Deal

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 2019-02-04 14:35 PT

Porsche to Double Production of the Taycan Electric Sedan

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 2019-01-24 17:20 PT

VW Says its Next-Generation Gas & Diesel-Powered Vehicles Will Be its Last

VW Says its Next-Generation Gas & Diesel-Powered Vehicles Will Be its Last

Volkswagen is reinforcing its commitment to a future of just electric vehicles. The German automaker announced that its next generation gas powered and diesel engine vehicles will be its last, as the company transitions to building only electric models.

Eric Walz2018-12-04 17:08 PT

Volkswagen Plans to Open a North American Factory to Build EVs

Volkswagen Plans to Open a North American Factory to Build EVs

Volkswagen was one of the world’s many top automakers bringing its new models to the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Besides showing off its new 2019 model lineup, the German company announced plans to open a North American factory to build electric vehicles.

Eric Walz2018-11-30 11:12 PT

The BMW Vision iNEXT Gets its World Premiere at the LA Auto Show

The BMW Vision iNEXT Gets its World Premiere at the LA Auto Show

BMW offered the world’s first look of its Vision iNEXT vehicle today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The futuristic iNEXT just might become the future of personal mobility.

Eric Walz2018-11-28 14:05 PT

Volkswagen Converting Assembly Plants in Order to Build Europe’s Largest EV Production Network

Volkswagen Converting Assembly Plants in Order to Build Europe’s Largest EV Production Network

VW announced that it will convert two more plants in Germany to build electric vehicles, creating what the automaker said will be Europe's largest EV production network.

FutureCar Staff 2018-11-14 12:03 PT

Hyundai Investing Another $250 Million in Singapore-based Grab to Promote EVs

Hyundai Investing Another $250 Million in Singapore-based Grab to Promote EVs

Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc. (Grab), one of Southeast Asia’s largest mobile platforms, announced an agreement in which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia will invest an additional $250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to promote EV programs across Southeast Asia.

Eric Walz2018-11-07 11:42 PT

BMW i4 Slated to Rival Tesla Sedans in 2021

BMW i4 Slated to Rival Tesla Sedans in 2021

During the recent Paris Motor Show, the current chairman of the board of management for BMW, Harald Krueger confirmed that the company will launch the BMW i4 shortly after the launch of BMW iX3 and iNEXT electric crossover.

Manish Kharinta2018-10-30 06:00 PT

Uber to Raise Prices in London to Help Drivers Switch to EVs

Uber to Raise Prices in London to Help Drivers Switch to EVs

With some help from riders, Uber is looking to make the switch to having all-electric vehicles in London.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-27 15:00 PT

General Motors is Pushing for National Zero Emissions Program

General Motors is Pushing for National Zero Emissions Program

General Motors is pushing for a National Zero Emissions Program (NZEV) to be adopted across all 50 states starting in 2021. On Friday, GM plans to file its proposed plan to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Eric Walz2018-10-26 11:51 PT

A Closer Look at VW’s MEB Platform, the Foundation for 10 Million Electric Vehicles

A Closer Look at VW’s MEB Platform, the Foundation for 10 Million Electric Vehicles

As VW shifts its focus to fully-electric models, the German automaker has build an entirely new modular platform to underpin its future vehicles. The new MEB platform represents an entirely new way of building cars at Volkswagen.

Eric Walz2018-10-18 13:41 PT

BMW Upgrades the Battery & Range on the New 2019 Electric i3

BMW Upgrades the Battery & Range on the New 2019 Electric i3

BMW has upgraded the battery for the upcoming 2019 i3, the company's compact, fully electric hatchback car. The battery pack upgrade will provide a longer range between charges. The battery storage capacity in now doubled compared to the original version for the i3.

Eric Walz2018-09-28 13:45 PT

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