The Short:European automaker Volkswagen will spend up to $40 billion over the next five years on developing electric cars and self-driving technology, as well as other mobility initiatives, according to an approved plan announced on Friday.The announcement comes close...
The title for the world's fastest-accelerating production car is currently held by the Tesla Model S P100D, which goes from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds. Next month, when these cars get an OTA (over-the-air) software update, they will be able...
Tesla (TSLA) is in a fix, but it's a problem that any carmaker would kill for. What's going on behind the scenes at Tesla Motors, what are the dynamics impacting the EV market, and can Tesla overcome the challenges...
After disappointing many by failing to launch their first electric car after they unveiled the FFZero1 concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2016, Faraday Future has now confirmed a launch for CES 2017 in January. But this...
Tesla CEO Elon Musk went into some detail about the company's plans to set up a manufacturing unit in China. Earlier this month the Chinese government gave Tesla Motors the green light to start a plant in the PRC,...
Lilium, the technology company we covered a while ago that's creating its own flying taxi, has now completed its Series B round of funding, raising $90 million and taking them closer to their goal.In an interview with TechCrunch, Lilium's...
At the C40 Cities Climate Summit in Paris on October 23, the mayors of several major cities such as Paris, Los Angeles and London have pledged to ban gasoline (petrol) and diesel vehicles from "large parts" of their respective...
The much awaited Autopilot 8.1 software that will eventually pulse through the veins of Tesla Motors EV line up has just dropped to 1,000 cars over the weekend.According to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk, the Autopilot HW2 bug was...
Earlier this week Tesla Motors announced that it would temporarily shut down its California factory in preparation for a test production run of Model 3 that begins on February 20.No information was given about how long the production run...
The BMW i3 electric vehicle (EV) has finally been beaten in terms of energy efficiency by Toyota's Prius Prime. Launched in March 2016, the Prius Prime was estimated last month to give 124 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent, or...
Japanese carmaker Nissan revealed recently that they will bring artificial intelligence technology from NASA into their new-generation Nissan LEAF electric vehicle in "the near future."The Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) is derived from NASA's research into artificial intelligence and autonomous technologies.Essentially,...
When Tesla shocked the world by announcing a 200-mile range on its electric vehicles, it seemed like an insurmountable barrier for other EV manufacturers. That list also included Nissan, Ford, GM and many other traditional car makers with EV...
Flying cars have always been the stuff of dreams, but those dreams are coming ever closer to reality with new technologies, improvements in battery technology and other initiatives by startup companies. A German company called Lilium Aviation, however, has...
Faraday Future is fast approaching the January 3 unveiling of its first ever electric vehicle. From what we've seen so far, the SUV uses advanced software to get more and more torque from the motor.After beating several other cars in...
According to a UPS press release on February 21, it appears that the logistics giant is already ahead of Amazon in the race to make drone delivery of packages a reality. The press release revealed that UPS is working...