electric cars

This is Xiaomi’s first electric car, the SU7

Xiaomi is having a good MWC. The Chinese tech firm’s booth has been packed since show doors opened this morning. It’s a stark contrast to neighboring Samsung, whose sparsely populated booth reflec

Volkswagen’s XPeng deal sets example for EV alliance between the West and China

The major news from China’s auto industry this week is Volkswagen’s $700 million investment in the country’s electric vehicle startup, XPeng. This partnership has the potential to se

‘Downey’s Dream Cars’: Robert Downey Jr. targets EV skeptics in new series

Marvel retiree Robert Downey Jr. has a new show: “Downey’s Dream Cars.” It follows the millionaire as he seeks to reconcile two of his hobbies, classic car collecting and climate cha

BYD is overtaking Tesla, but its EV dream skips the US for now

A Chinese electric vehicle brand that’s rarely spotted in the U.S. is quickly catching up to Tesla’s dominance of the global EV market. BYD, which started in Shenzhen 28 years ago, deliver

Toyota triples US EV investment in North Carolina

Toyota said Wednesday it will triple its planned investment for its first U.S. battery factory due to rising consumer demand for electric vehicles. The automaker now plans to spend $3.8 billion, up fr

Federal, state regulators put pressure on Tesla’s Autopilot safety

Tesla is coming under fire from federal and state regulators over both the safety and the capabilities of its Autopilot advanced driver assistance system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administr

4 indicators to watch for on Tesla Q2 earnings day

Elon Musk has dominated this summer’s headlines beyond the EV business he’s trying to scale. During the first half of July, the Tesla CEO commanded attention for adding twins to his brood of 10 ch

GM and EVgo to build fast-chargers at Pilot Flying J gas stations

General Motors is teaming up with Pilot Flying J to build a national fast-charge network for EVs. The partnership between GM and Pilot will help accelerate EV sales by filling in gaps along the chargi

White House: Tesla to expand its US Supercharger network to other EVs in late 2022

Tesla plans to begin opening its Supercharger network to other electric vehicles by the end of the year, according to a White House memo that shared the automaker’s plans. The U.S. government said i

Tesla lays off nearly 200 Autopilot workers, shutters San Mateo office

Tesla has gutted the data annotation team working on Autopilot, laying off nearly 200 employees and shutting down the San Mateo, California office where they worked. The layoffs, first reported by Blo

Tesla sued by former workers for allegedly violating federal law during ‘mass layoffs’

Two former Tesla employees filed a lawsuit against the EV maker Sunday alleging that the company did not provide the 60 days of advance notice required by federal law during a recent round of layoffs.

New Bluetooth attack can remotely unlock Tesla vehicles and smart locks

Security researchers have demonstrated a new Bluetooth relay attack that can remotely unlock and operate some Tesla vehicles. The vulnerability lies in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the technology used

Musk talks Tesla demand, EV startups and scooters in expansive interview

Elon Musk weighed in on Tesla, SpaceX and his multitude of other companies — including that social media business he’s trying to purchase — during a wide-reaching 80-minute interview Tuesday

Stellantis, Trudeau invest $2.8 billion to boost EV production in Canada

Stellantis will spend $2.8 billion (CAD $3.6 billion) to increase production of electric vehicles at two of its Canadian plants, the company said on Monday. The funding is a portion of the $35.5 billi

Dallas County police add Tesla Model 3s to their fleet

Dallas County is the latest to tap EVs for law enforcement, adding three Tesla Model 3s to its police fleet. Local, state and federal governments worldwide have begun adding battery-electric models to

5 predictions for Tesla Q1 earnings

As usual, it’s been a dramatic quarter for Tesla. Tesla, which will announce its first-quarter financial results Wednesday, has benefited from a global surge in consumer demand for electric vehicles

14 climate tech investors share their H1 2022 strategies

To examine the market forces and psychology driving climate tech, we surveyed 14 international investors to learn about how they evaluate new opportunities.

Tesla closes 2021 on a high note by besting expectations in Q4

In basic terms, Tesla outperformed on revenue and profit estimates.

7 takeaways from Rivian’s IPO filing

Rivian, the electric automaker backed by Amazon, Ford and a cornucopia of heavy-hitting institutional investors like T. Rowe Price Associates and Coatue, finally made its once-confidential IPO filing

Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup reservations surpass 120,000

Ford and its F-150 pickup, the automaker’s best-selling vehicle, have consistently inspired brand loyalty from pickup truck owners. According to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Automotive Brand Loyalty
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