electric vehicles

Audi e-tron first drive: Quick, comfortable and familiar

Even after a few minutes behind the wheel, it’s easy to forget the Audi e-tron is electric. The SUV is not outrageous or radical, but rather pedestrian and effortless. Audi didn’t invent somet

Audi to spend nearly $16 billion on self-driving car tech, electrification through 2023

Audi, the German luxury automaker under VW Group, said Tuesday it will invest €14 billion ($15.95 billion) over the next five years on future transportation technologies such as electric mobility, a

Audi’s e-tron GT concept is an all-electric sedan with some Porsche DNA

Audi is making room in its electric future for more than SUVs or crossovers. After a string of teasers, the German automaker finally unveiled the Audi e-tron GT concept, a four-door all-electric coupe

ChargePoint raises $240 million to serve an anticipated flood of electric vehicles

Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint has raised $240 million in a Series H funding round that attracted a diverse group of investors from the automotive, energy, financial, venture capital, u

VW turned its electric cargo van concept into a race support vehicle

VW Group has put a new spin on its all-electric I.D. Buzz Cargo van concept. This time, the German automaker has reimagined the concept as a support vehicle for the Volkswagen I.D. R, the electric ve

FedEx is adding 1,000 Chanje vans to electrify its fleet

FedEx is turning to a relatively new and unknown startup as it ramps up its efforts to electrify its fleet of delivery vans. The company announced Tuesday plans to add 1,000 electric delivery vehic

China has put the automotive renaissance into hyper drive

A tri-fold automotive renaissance, led by technology, has been playing out over the past few years. Yet vehicles combining all three aspects of this renaissance remain a niche market. It is China that

Daimler names new CEO to lead push into electric, autonomous vehicles

Daimler said Wednesday that Dieter Zetsche is stepping down as CEO and will be replaced by a long-serving executive who has most recently been leading the automaker’s research and development ef

The Audi e-tron SUV is an electric shot at Tesla

This is the Audi e-tron. The electric SUV seats five and starts at $74,800. The e-tron will hit Audi dealerships in the middle of 2019, and prospective buyers can reserve one right now for $1,000. Thi

WHILL raises $45M to help people with disabilities get around airports and other large venues

WHILL, the startup known for creating sleek, high-tech personal mobility devices, announced today that it has closed a $45 million Series C. The funding will be used for expanding into new internation

Lucid Motors secures $1 billion from Saudi wealth fund to launch the Air

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is investing $1 billion into Lucid Motors, capital that will finance the commercial launch of the startup’s first electric vehicle. The agreement comes

ChargePoint is adding 2.5M electric vehicle chargers over the next 7 years

Electric vehicles still make up just a fraction of the cars, trucks and SUVs on the road today. But that’s changing: The number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads exc

Introducing Rapide E, Aston Martin’s first electric sports car

Aston Martin is finally sharing some specs and a couple of teaser photos of the upcoming Rapide E, the British automaker’s first all-electric sports car. The upshot: It’ll be fast and rare

Ford gives the first peek at its Mustang-inspired electric crossover

Ford released the first image of a Mustang-inspired electric crossover that it plans to bring to market in 2020. The teaser image doesn’t offer a lot of detail. The image is just a sketch of the

Southeast Asia’s Grab plans electric vehicle push

Grab, the ride-hailing company that consumed Uber’s business in Southeast Asia, today made a big push to grow the number of electric vehicles in its fleet after it partnered with energy supplie

Trump is going after California’s clean car mandate

The Trump administration is planning a proposal that would seize control away from California regulators and prevent them from enforcing the state’s own emissions standards. The planned proposal

Tesla reportedly asked suppliers for cash back to help it reach profitability

In an unusual move, Tesla reportedly asked some suppliers to return part of the money it’s paid them since 2016, including for past work. According to the Wall Street Journal, which reviewed a

VW plans to launch an all-electric car-sharing service next year

Volkswagen Group is launching a car-sharing service called WE that only uses electric vehicles, following the lead of rivals such as Daimler and BMW that have operated their own on-demand car rental s

Automakers are burning through billions in EV, AV race

The race to develop autonomous and electric vehicles could be a race to the bottom for the automotive industry — at least in the near-term. A new global study by consulting firm AlixPartners paints

Ford’s plan to turn Detroit’s oldest neighborhood into an electric, AV hub

Ford will spend the next four years transforming at least 1.2 million square feet of space in Corktown — Detroit’s oldest neighborhood — into a hub for its electric and autonomous vehicles
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