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Faraday Futures: Startup Promises Long-Range Electric Car In 2017

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With a photo of a drink on a bar napkin, so begins the creation myth for Faraday Futures, the secretive startup company in Gardena, California, that says it. Future Cars plug-in cars Startups venture capital Faraday FuturesOver cocktails, two former Lotus colleagues met up in Irvine, California, the mecca for car design. They realized they shared a common dream: to create a next-generation electric vehicle.

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Jaguar Land Rover's Future Electric-Car, Efficiency Concepts Previewed

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The coming Frankfurt Motor Show will see design studies by Audi and Porsche, possibly others, that point toward future all-electric. Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in carsWith European prestige-car makers scrambling to respond to the unexpected and disruptive arrival of electric-car company Tesla Motors, a host of luxury car brands have been showing off their electric concepts.

Faraday Future Electric Car Concept Coming To 2016 CES

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Mysterious electric-car startup Faraday Future will unveil a concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. This will be the first substantial clue as to what the electric car Faraday Future plans to launch in 2017 will be like. CES plug-in cars Faraday FutureEarlier this month Faraday (which prefers you call it "FF") issued a press release saying it would.

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Volkswagen Will Adopt Flat Batteries For Future Electric Cars

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Future Cars VW battery pack plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen diesel scandalOne of the biggest challenges in designing a battery-electric car is how to configure its large battery pack. The BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S all have flat battery packs under their cabin floors, but they are purpose-built electric cars without gasoline equivalents. Now Volkswagen says it will move to a flat battery pack design for.

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Faraday Future Asks: How Would You Invent A Car With A Clean Sheet Of Paper?

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But as a recently-founded startup, Faraday Future has an opportunity to start the design of the electric car it plans to launch in 2017 from a clean sheet of paper. Car Sharing Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Faraday Future

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Will 2015 Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed Last Year's Total?

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With most of the data now in for April sales of plug-in electric cars, it's looking as though the first four months of 2015 aren't seeing notably higher numbers than those of 2014. sales Future Cars New car sales plug-in carsAs always, there's some slop in the numbers because Tesla Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Kia Motors refuse to break out their plug-in car sales. But the data thus far lead.

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NRG eVgo Electric-Car Fast Chargers Future-Proofed To 100 KW

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As it continues to expand its network of stations, NRG is also increasing their output in anticipation of future charging demands. NRG eVgo already claims to have more electric-car DC fast-charging stations than any other public network, and now the company is making sure its sites stay usable for years to come. While other networks continue to. plug-in cars charging Fast Charging eVgo charging network

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Toyota Mirai, Electric DeLorean Highlight Back To The Future Movie Anniversary

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You may have noticed that Back to the Future references have come into vogue lately. Today--October 21, 2015--is also the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown landed in Hill Valley, California, in Back to the Future II (1989).

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Fiat Chrysler CTO: Fuel Cells Are The Future, Batteries Are Not

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Several companies have expressed enthusiasm about battery-electric cars, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) isn't one of them. Six years after killing its pre-bankruptcy ENVI project that showed a variety of plug-in concept cars, FCA still doesn't offer any mainstream plug-in models. Its only production electric car is the Fiat 500e, and FCA CEO. Green Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell plug-in cars

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2018 Porsche Mission E: 600-HP Electric Sport Sedan Concept Targets Tesla

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Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars youtube Porsche Mission EPerhaps no German prestige carmaker was more rattled than Porsche by the sudden appearance of electric-car startup Tesla Motors.

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Faraday Future Chooses Nevada For Electric-Car Plant

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Last month, Faraday Future announced that it was considering sites in California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada for a $1 billion electric-car plant. Las Vegas Manufacturing plug-in cars nevada Faraday FutureNow, it appears Nevada is the preferred location for the plant, which will build the electric car Faraday plans to launch in 2017. Faraday--which is backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting--could.

Tesla, Faraday: Meet Atieva, Your Newest Electric-Car Rival

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More recently, the mysterious Faraday Future. China BAIC Tesla Motors plug-in cars Beijing Auto Show Silicon Valley Faraday FutureSeems like starting an electric car company making luxury vehicles is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days. Tesla Motors, of course, is now well-established, although its Southern California counterpart Fisker Automotive declared bankruptcy and is now hoping for resurrection under a new owner.

Future BMW M4 To Use Water Injection For Power, Efficiency At Same Time

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At the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the carmaker unveiled the M4 GTS concept--a hardcore version of its current M4 sports coupe. BMW recently demonstrated water injection on a small hatchback, but its first planned production use of the feature will be on quite a different type of car. A production version of the M4 GTS will arrive in. turbocharged Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Performance

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Is An Electric Scoot Quad (Nee Renault Twizy) Car-Sharing's Urban Future?

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In San Francisco, driving a bight-red tandem two-seat electric Renault Twizy gets you noticed--by everyone from sweet little old ladies to skate punks. Even on Castro Street. On Halloween. We spent a weekend with the low-speed electric vehicle, which is just being added to the Scoot Networks fleet of electric scooters on a test basis. DON'T MISS. Car Sharing neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) san francisco plug-in cars Startups 2012 Renault Twizy

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Expect A 500-Mile Electric Car By 2025, Says Tesla's Elon Musk

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It was a relatively brief projection of the future from a man who's juggling a lot of balls in the present, but even Elon Musk's quick hits can be newsworthy. lithium-ion future Elon Musk battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in carsThe CEO of electric-car maker Tesla Motors told attendees at the Barron's Investment Conference that he expects 500-mile electric cars to be available in just 10 years. His remarks, last.

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GM prototyping future autonomous robotaxi services

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On Thursday, GM announced plans at an investors conference which add up to an autonomously driving robotaxi service which will be owned and operated by General Motors sometime in the future.

Confirmed: Porsche Mission E Electric Car Will Be Built By 'End Of Decade'

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Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Porsche Mission EIt's official now: Porsche will put its striking and all-electric Mission E concept car into production within three to five years. One of the hits of the Frankfurt Motor Show held in September, the low, sleek, four-door Mission E concept represented Porsche's take on an all-electric luxury sport sedan. The company announced on Friday that the.

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A Polite Note About Tesla To Media Colleagues (Especially In Detroit)

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future Elon Musk Tesla Motors plug-in cars Silicon ValleyAutomotive journalists talk among ourselves, just as most people in most professions do. And because this site consistently covers Tesla Motors and its electric cars, we've had a number of colleagues at other outlets reach out to us with questions about the Silicon Valley carmaker. They all boil down to variants on one theme: "What's up with.

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Mercedes Confirms All-Electric Luxury Car To Fight Tesla 'Very Soon'

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Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in carsBy now, it's well known that the German prestige brands--Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--will all offer at least one battery-electric luxury sedan or crossover utility vehicle sometime between 2017 and 2021. It's all in response to the startling success of Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Now another piece of evidence has.

VW Emission Cheating Could Kill Diesel Passenger Cars In U.S., Even Globally

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emissions future EPA EU VW Group Volkswagen R regulationWe're just four days into the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but it's not too early to ask about its ultimate ramifications. The 482,000 VW and Audi cars being investigated by the EPA are a majority of all the diesel passenger cars sold in the U.S. since 2008, when new and tougher emission limits took effect. If VW Group's engineers.

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China Emission Standards: So Tough Honda Will Have All Hybrids By 2025

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Green China Fuel Economy Future Cars emissionsChina is the world's largest market for new cars, and it also has some of the world's worst air pollution. Cities have had to limit new-car sales and restrict car use to combat rampant pollution, while the government is aggressively promoting electric cars as a solution to the problem. But one carmaker believes that in a decade, Chinese emissions.

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How Shell Oil Sees The Future Of Energy And Vehicle Fuels In 2050

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It's always good to understand how the huge global energy industry views the worlds of today and tomorrow. At last month's Shell Eco-Marathon fuel-efficiency competition, sponsor Shell Oil provided seminars for attending journalists to explain how the company views the energy landscape from now through 2050. DON'T MISS: Shell Eco Marathon: Why Odd. Green CNG Fuel LNG LPG Shell energy energy infrastructure hydrogen natural gas plug-in cars

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BMW Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Prototypes Now Testing, Production "Sometime After 2020"

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hydrogen Future Cars Prototype research and developmentAs the cost of advanced technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of vehicle travel rises, car companies have increasingly partnered to share those technologies and their costs. Now BMW has shown the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle prototypes from its partnership of several years with Toyota, which aspires to be the global leader in fuel-cell.

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Electric Cars Will Evolve Rapidly By 2018, Split Into Segments By Price

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Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Future Cars plug-in carsElectric car sales may be flat this year. Heading into 2016, only a handful of new vehicles are likely to move the needle much. The long-awaited, multiply-delayed Tesla Model X all-electric SUV should finally go into volume production next year, presumably giving Tesla Motors a major sales boost. DON'T MISS: GM Shows Chevy Bolt EV Electric-Car.

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BMW i6, Faraday Future, VW Canada 'Goodwill': Today's Car News

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Today, a BMW i6 electric sedan is rumored to be in development, Faraday Future teases its electric car in a new video, and Volkswagen's Canada arm hands out a "goodwill" package to diesel owners. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) cuts a deal to sell 150,000 electric cars to a Chinese firm. Today in Car News

Uber CEO To Tesla: Sell Me Half A Million Autonomous Electric Cars In 2020

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Future Cars Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars ridesharing UberTesla Motors is one of several automakers planning to put a self-driving car on sale sometime in the next few years, and it already seems to have at least one big fan. This person isn't a celebrity owner or safety advocate, but rather the CEO of preeminent ride-sharing company Uber. If Tesla can build a fully-autonomous car by 2020, Uber CEO.

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Future Volkswagen Plug-Ins Will All Have CCS Fast-Charging

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Volkswagen plans to take full advantage of the SAE-approved CCS Combo-plug standard for fast charging. It''s so committed to the standard, in fact, that it plans to include Combo-plug capability on every plug-in vehicle, looking ahead. Michael Horn, Volkswagen’s U.S. CEO, confirmed the feature this past week at the Detroit Auto Show as we

BMW To Make Whole Lineup Electric, With Range Extenders, AWD: Report

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emissions Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars regulation REx range extender engineGerman carmaker BMW may be on the cusp of the most radical transformation in its history--one that will stun the auto industry if it comes to pass. If a report from early this year is accurate, the company plans to convert the bulk of its product lineup to electric power over the next 10 years. Virtually every BMW model would be powered by.

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Toyota 'Prius Prime' Trademark Registered; What New Hybrid Could It Be?

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And so it is with the case of "Prius Prime," a new model name that may expand Toyota's line of Prius hybrids at some point in the future. Future Cars Trademark Car namesTrademark filings for model names usually present a mystery. What a carmaker is planning when it registers a specific name can be hard to impossible to ascertain. DON'T MISS: Is This The Next Toyota Prius Hybrid.

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Germans Vs Tesla In High-End Electric Cars: Will Fast Charging Follow In Time?

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Frankfurt Auto Show Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Fast Charging Audi Q6 Porsche Mission EArguably the most stunning car at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show was the Porsche Mission E, a low, sleek all-electric sport sedan that is likely to go into production within three or four years. It stole much of the limelight from the other all-electric debut, the Audi e-tron Quattro Concept, a lightly disguised version of what will become the.

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Tesla Model 3 To Aim For 0.20 Drag Coefficient: Report

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Green Future Cars Tesla Model 3 Tesla Motors aerodynamics plug-in carsTesla Motors is reportedly in the process of tweaking the design of its upcoming Model 3 electric car to lower its aerodynamic drag coefficient. The lowest possible wind resistance is important for electric cars to maximize efficiency, and the Model S' low coefficient of drag (cd) was touted by Tesla as one of the car's most impressive features.

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Will Future Tesla Model S Top Toyota Mirai's 312-Mile Range?

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Hydrogen fuel-cell cars today have many similarities to electric cars. Both employ advanced zero-emission powertrains that power the wheels with electric motors, both cost more to buy than gasoline cars of the same size, and both represent only a tiny fraction of today's car market. The main advantage to fuel-cell vehicles, say the companies that. Green Elon Musk Tesla Motors hydrogen plug-in cars range anxiety

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Tesla Model 3, To Be Revealed In March, Might Have 300-Mile Range: Report

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Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3All recent statements from Tesla Motors indicate that development of the Silicon Valley automaker's Model 3 electric car is still on track for a launch sometime in 2017. And while the company has said it plans to unveil the car next year, it hasn't discussed anything more specific than that. Now, a new report claims the Model 3 could make its.

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Porsche Electric Sport Sedan To Target Tesla In 2018, Fuel-Cell Version To Follow?

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hydrogen Future Cars plug-in carsPorsche has already built three plug-in hybrids, but the German carmaker hasn't yet shown much enthusiasm for pure electric cars. Various rumors of different all-electric Porsche models have been shot down by executives in public comments. Yet this may turn out to be a case of Porsche protesting too much. RELATED: New, Smaller Porsche Four-Door.

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Electric Volkswagen Bus Teased Again: Will It Be Real This Time?

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Future Cars taxi plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen Bulli Concept Nissan e-NV200 The idea is as cool as it is durable: An all-electric reincarnation of the classic Volkswagen Bus, beloved people carrier of the Sixties and Seventies. It was first mentioned fully five years ago, when Volkswagen showed an all-electric taxi concept based on an updated minivan with all the design cues of the VW Bus. A further concept followed the.

Tesla Model 3: Speculating On Batteries, Power, Price, Versions

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Future Cars Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3The upcoming Tesla Model 3 may just be the most anticipated and significant electric car ever. Scheduled to hit the market in late 2017 with a price tag of $35,000 and a range of 200-plus miles, the Model 3 aims to be the first true mass-market electric car. Its sales are targeted at 500,000 per year by 2020—fully 10 times the production.

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One-Quarter Of All Audis To Be Electric In 10 Years, Company Says

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Future Cars e-Tron plug-in cars charging infrastructure DC Rapid Charging Combined Charging Standard (CCS It was an audacious statement, but there it was. Audi expects that 25 percent of the cars it sells just 10 years hence will be either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid models. And it came directly from Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America, in front of a packed media audience at the Los Angeles Auto Show. DON'T MISS: Audi e-Tron Electric Car.

Nissan Sway Concept Sets The Look For Future Small Cars—And Leaf?

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The Nissan Sway concept, shown this past week at the Geneva Motor Show, consolidates some of Nissan’s design themes into a single expression that’s important for Europe. Although it’s worth wondering: Are we also seeing a first glimpse of the look of the next Nissan Leaf electric car? The Sway is said to be aimed at European

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2017 Nissan Leaf: What We Know So Far About New Electric Car

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Green Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Future Cars plug-in cars The Nissan Leaf is by far the highest-volume electric car ever sold, with total sales now approaching 200,000 units. First launched for 2011, the Leaf got some updates in the 2013 model when production for North American sales moved from Japan to Smyrna, Tennessee. Since then, the Leaf has pretty much stayed the same--but we know an all-new model.

BMW i3 Electric Car To Get Longer Range Next Year, CEO Says

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Future Cars plug-in cars BMW i BMW i3 RExThe BMW i3 electric car will get a longer range next year, and it will soon be followed by another "i" model, the carmaker's chief executive says. That would expand the BMW "i" range to three models, including the i3 small hatchback, the i8 plug-in hybrid coupe, and the new and so far unnamed model, But there's still no firm timeline for the.

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