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

Green Car Reports

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.

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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.

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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GM prototyping future autonomous robotaxi services

National Green Transportation

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Audi revamps 2015 R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans diesel hybrid racer; 4MJ class

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In the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi will compete with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro diesel hybrid racer in the 4-megajoule class. 2015 R18 e-tron quattro.

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Toyota Mirai receives the ARBÖ 2015 Environmental Award in Austria

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The Austrian automobile club ARBÖ (Auto-Motor und Radfahrerverbund Österreiche) has awarded the Toyota Mirai with the “2015 Environmental Award”. If we want to secure the future of the automobile as flexible, personal and clean transport for the next 100 years, we need to consider which energy can power our cars tomorrow. The jury consisted of ARBÖ automotive experts.

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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.

Porsche presents more efficient Gen 2 919 Hybrid LMP1 racer for 2015

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Porsche 919 Hybrid, 2015. 2015 energy/fuel use formulas for one lap in Le Mans. The Porsche 919 Hybrid was homologated for the top energy-recovery category (8 megajoules for one lap in Le Mans) for the first time in 2015.

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How a tire company is doing its part to recycle and reuse; Michelin’s TREC

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million to Michelin and SDTech as part of the French government “Investing in the Future” program. To combat this possible shortage, Michelin has launched a program called “ Bio Butterfly ” in hopes of producing butadiene the future. by Derek Peterson.

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Nomadic Power receives €2M grant for “MobileBattery” project; trailer-mounted Li-ion pack for vehicle and home

Green Car Congress

We see a strong future in electricity-powered mobility and an increasing use of renewable energy, photovoltaic power in particular.

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This Is Why You Don’t Take Money From Oil Companies For Your Schools

Creative Greenius

Sold them out to the very oil companies who are destroying their chance of having a decent future. When Chevron, or Phillips 66, or ExxonMobil or E&B oil companies give schools and nonprofits funding money they do it for one reason only. To pay them to shut up.

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Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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DTNA’s SuperTruck was unveiled at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. DTNA unveiled its SuperTruck at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in the Freightliner Trucks booth. Other components, due to regulatory or economic barriers, may not be commercially viable in the near future.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Toyota pops the hood on the technology of the fuel cell Mirai at SAE World Congress

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At SAE 2015 World Congress last week, Toyota presented a set of four technical papers describing some of the technology innovations used in its production fuel cell hybrid electric vehicle Mirai ( earlier post ). 2015) “Development of Compact and High-Performance Fuel Cell Stack,” SAE Int.

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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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Mercedes-Benz to begin equipping top models with CO2 air conditioning systems starting in 2017; adapting other models for R1234yf

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Apart from CO 2 , R1234yf is the only refrigerant produced on an industrial scale to date with which the future requirements of the EU directive for air conditioning systems in new vehicles can be met. In order to ensure a continued high standard of safety for its customers in the future, Mercedes-Benz has carried out extensive testing on all its vehicle models.

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Daimler and partners deploying world’s largest 2nd-life EV battery storage unit for grid support

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REMONDIS aims, among other things, to recycle lithium-ion batteries on an industrial scale in the future. The world’s largest 2nd-life battery storage unit will soon go into operation in the Westphalian town of Lünen.

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

Green Car Reports

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

JRC report finds electric vehicles in Europe on the way to full-scale commercialization

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The number of sold electric vehicles of all types rose from 760 in 2010 to more than 70,000 in 2014, with the trend continuing in the first half of 2015, according to the report. The number of models offered will continue to grow in the future.

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Systematic review of EV battery pack costs suggests economies of scale may push cost toward US$200/kWh without further cell chemistry improvements

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The results further suggest that it is possible that economies of scale will continue to push cost towards US$200/kWh in the near future even without further cell chemistry improvements. Source: Nykvist and Nilsson (2015). —Nykvist and Nilsson (2015).

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Opel to begin publishing WLTP fuel consumption numbers in Q2 2016; improving SCR for NOx reductions

Green Car Congress

Related to NO x emissions, Opel has started working on improved solutions for the effectiveness of exhaust gas treatment systems in Euro 6 diesel engines with SCR technology to make improvements in the direction of future RDE guidelines.

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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