A team at the University of California San Diego has made a breakthrough on lithium-ion batteries which boosts the energy density by up to ten times. A start-up will now attempt to commercialise it.
The French automobile company has introduced Megane E-Tech Electric car at an event in Germany. The vehicles comes with up to 215 horsepower and 470 km range on a single charge in test conditions.
A report from Reuters suggests that we could see Xiaomi-branded electric cars come to market in the future. It's supposedly talking to Great Wall Motors to use its factory to build the cars.
Carmaker Volvo has announced its plan to transition to only selling electric cars by 2030, removing any internal combustion engines from its lineup. Electric cars will only be available online.
Google has announced a couple of improvements for Google Maps on electric cars, with new route planning options that accommodate charging stations. Only a couple of cars support it for now.
The automaker reached a significant production milestone in 2020, reaching its goal of manufacturing half a million cars during this year. A total of 499,550 EVs were delivered to customers.
LG is forming a joint venture with Magna to advance both firms' positions in the electric powertrain market which is expected to grow dramatically in the coming decade. The deal will be done by July.
Although Tesla has increased the price of Full Self-Driving for most customers, those who purchased Enhanced Autopilot will now be able to upgrade for $5,000. The reason for the change is not known.
Tesla is looking to rapidly expand its charging network in China. The new factory, which is expected to complete in February 2021, will have the capacity to manufacture 10,000 chargers a year.
After accruing five consecutive quarters of profit, Tesla will be added to the S&P 500 index on December 21. It will edge out JPMorgan Chase as the tenth-biggest member of the index.
Over the weekend, Tesla lowered the price on the Long Range AWD variant of the Model Y SUV. Soon after, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the Standard Range variant is no longer in the cards.
A video posted on Twitter shows a Tesla cruising through the streets, gauging the state of upcoming traffic lights, and stopping at a red light. This feature could be coming up in a future update.
Citing challenges in commercial viability, Dyson has pivoted away from manufacturing its own electric vehicles to instead focus on the manufacture of batteries and other fundamental technologies.
The feature is another step towards cutting down repair times at the company—something Tesla owners have consistently complained of—by allowing technicians to prepare in advance for the repair work.
In a bid to attract new customers and improve the deleterious sales, Tesla has announced that new buyers for the Model S and Model X can avail unlimited charging at its supercharger stations.
Today Ford confirmed that it will be bringing a fully electric edition of its popular F-150 pickup line to the market. A prototype of the electric truck was also teased in a promotional video.
The two companies will extend their existing alliance on development of commercial vehicles to electric and self-driving passenger cars, with Ford getting access to Volkswagen's MEB platform.
The EU is soon going to enforce new rules which will make it compulsory for all new electric vehicles to emit noises as a safety measure for other road-going citizens such as cyclists and pedestrians.
Samsung has developed a graphene ball material which can allow batteries to reach a full charge in just 12 minutes. The company suggests the material can be used in phones and electric vehicles.
Panasonic's CEO has confirmed that the reason for the Model 3 bottleneck at Gigafactory 1 is due to a lack of batteries being produced. He said the problem has been identified, so a fix is due.
Elon Musk promised 1,500 Tesla Model 3 cars by the end of September. That time has come and gone as the company has fallen short of their output expectations, leaving them with a steep hill to climb.
The UK-based company Dyson, which usually makes household goods such as vacuum cleaners, is expected to formally announce that it is going to start making electric and possibly automated cars.
India will join France, the UK, and China in a push to ban gasoline and diesel cars. According to the country's road transport minister, companies should prepare for upcoming legislation changes.
China's deputy industry minister announced this Saturday that the country will formulate a timetable to stop production and sales of traditional energy vehicles in favor of "new energy vehicles".
Electric vehicle start-up Faraday Future found a new location for the production of its cars. After abandoning plans for a $1 billion Nevada plant, the company will lease a California factory.
The UK has announced that sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 as part of a plan that also includes retrofitting buses, reprogramming traffic lights and altering road layouts.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter today to share two photos of the first production Model 3 to roll off the assembly line. Musk will take the car home with him as a present for his 46th birthday.
France's ecology minister has announced a plan to ban the sale of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles by 2040 that includes financial incentives, a carbon tax and the end of new licenses for oil exploration.
Tim Cook, in an interview with Bloomberg, gave the first confirmation that the company is indeed working on self-driving car systems. He also implied a major disruption to that industry is happening.