Jaguar Land Rover owner may rescue electric-car maker Faraday Future: report

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Most reports on startup electric-car maker Faraday Future tend to describe it as "struggling," and that may be an understatement. It halted work at its Nevada-based production facility in 2016; the startup company's main backer, China's LeEco, acknowledged this past May it was experiencing financial problems; and Faraday Future has been clamoring. China Tata Jaguar Land Rover Investment Startups Faraday Future

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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Future Volvo electric car to be built in China

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China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Finally joining the bandwagon, Swedish manufacturer Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce its first all-electric vehicle to the market in 2019. The announcement was made last week at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. That proved to be an appropriate stage, as the Chinese-owned maker plans on having the model produced in China. DON’T MISS.

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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 crossover teased before CES debut (video)

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Faraday Future will unveil its first production electric car at CES in January, and last week it released a short teaser video previewing that vehicle. The short video features a camouflaged test vehicle driving around a track, but offers little information about Faraday Future's first model.

Faraday's Future bumpy; Nevada nervous, first car 'no Tesla'

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Green Faraday Future Startups incentives nevada plug-in carsCompany startups are, by their nature, secretive and turbulent places. Toss in a Chinese billionaire or two, a new business model for selling transportation services rather than cars, and the brutal competition in the global auto industry, and you have the recipe for frequent and disruptive change. And, more often than not (as history shows us).

Faraday Future FF 91 electric car to cost almost $300,000?

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At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future released a number of details about the FF 91, its first production electric car. plug-in cars Faraday Future FF 91It quoted a range of 378 miles, courtesy of a 130-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. It also cited a power output of 1,050 horsepower, enabling the FF 91 to reach 60 mph from a standstill in less than 2.4.

Faraday Future Shows FFZero1 Concept, But What Did We Learn?

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Mysterious startup carmaker Faraday Future has now revealed the FFZERO1 concept, a supercar built to demonstrate the flexibility of its modular electric-car architecture. CES plug-in cars Consumer Electronics Show Startups Faraday FutureThe Variable Platform Architecture, or VPA, is essentially a skateboard design with a flat battery pack, a motor on one or both axles, and crash structures front and rear.

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Faraday Future Plans $1 Billion Electric-Car Factory, Site TBD

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Mysterious electric-car startup Faraday Future said yesterday that it will invest $1 billion in a U.S. Manufacturing California Louisiana Georgia plug-in cars nevada Faraday Futuresfactory, which will begin producing cars within two years. The company has not selected a site, but said it is considering locations in California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada. Nevada has now apparently replaced Texas in the contest. The Lone.

Faraday Future, short on cash, to leave Formula E electric-car race series: report

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Faraday Future may abandon its Formula E racing efforts to save precious funds as the electric-car startup company scales back many of its ambitious plans. Startups Formula E Championship Faraday FutureThe FIA Formula E series, which will receive an influx of new competitors in 2019, has become a de facto arena for automakers to test battery technology and gain valuable experience in.

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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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Faraday Future gets $14 million; factory moved to CA from Vegas

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Electric-car maker Faraday Future has received an emergency injection of $14 million to move its FF 91 luxury electric car closer to market. The rescue funds come in the form of a loan from Innovatus Capital Partners, after Faraday Future pledged its California-based headquarters as collateral. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday Future falls further: two execs depart, CES car still due

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Faraday Future has promised to unveil its first production electric car at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. DON'T MISS: Faraday Future. CES plug-in cars Startups Faraday FutureBut the Chinese-backed startup may end up limping to the finish line. Faraday appeared at CES 2016 with a flashy concept car and promises to launch its first production model within two years.

Is this Faraday Future's all-electric Tesla Model X fighter?

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Electric-car startup Faraday Future has the ambitious goal of starting production of its first electric car within two years. Future Cars plug-in cars Faraday FutureSo far, though, the company has divulged virtually nothing about the car it intends to launch. But this image of a camouflaged test vehicle maneuvering around a Los Angeles-area parking lot might offer a clue. CHECK OUT.

Faraday Future's backer shows another electric luxury sedan

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Chinese electronics giant LeEco is the main backer of Faraday Future, the Silicon Valley startup that plans to launch its first electric car sometime in the next few years. China plug-in cars Beijing Auto Show Faraday FutureBut at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, it will apparently unveil a different electric car. It's a concept luxury sedan called the LeSee, short for "Le Super Electric Ecosystem.".

Faraday Future unveils FF 91, its first production electric car; deposits open, no price given

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Faraday Future unveiled its FF 91 electric car on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. As an upright crossover, it appears to be designed to rival the Tesla Model X—and perhaps the future. Autonomous cars CES Consumer Electronics Show Faraday Future FF 91The battery-powered 1,050-horsepower vehicle is intended to rival (or perhaps best) anything Tesla Motors may have up its sleeve.

Nissan electric subcompact below Leaf in future electric-car lineup?

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Future Cars subcompact plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Renault ZoeThe 2011 Nissan Leaf was the first mass-priced modern electric car when it launched in December 2010. Nissan has since sold close to a quarter of a million Leafs, and together with its alliance partner Renault it has now sold more than 350,000 all-electric vehicles. But the Leaf is still with us, albeit with a slightly longer range, whereas the.

Faraday Future backer Le Eco is running out of cash, CEO admits

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Faraday Future plans to put an electric car into production within two years at a brand-new factory with a stated price tag of $1 billion. DON'T MISS: Faraday Future imperils electric-car factory. China plug-in cars Startups Faraday FutureSo far, this ambitious plan has had the backing of Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, and his LeEco tech empire. But now LeEco may be running out of cash.

Tesla Not Disruptive, Future Is Tiny Electric 'Golf Carts': Harvard Scholar

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Future Cars research neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) Tesla Motors plug-in carsFriday's the day we use for the stranger and more oddball stories in our lineup, and one of the more unusual we've seen in a while comes from Harvard University. It's an article--actually a handful of articles--covering research by a scholar of "disruption" who argues that Silicon Valley startup carmaker Tesla Motors isn't disruptive. Instead, he.

Electric-car hopeful Faraday Future wants to test autonomous cars in Michigan

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Chinese-backed carmaker Faraday Future is still likely a few years away from releasing its first electric car, but the company is quickly expanding its operations and footprint. Michigan Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Faraday FutureFaraday broke ground on a factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this year, and is reportedly looking into a second factory site in Vallejo, California. At the same.

Why Faraday Future's luxury electric car is named FF 91

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Faraday Future unveiled its FF 91 electric car at a special event held during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. plug-in cars Startups Faraday Future FF 91It's a crossover-utility vehicle with a claimed 1,050 horsepower and 378-mile range, the latter courtesy of a 130-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. Aside from those ambitious performance claims, the FF 91.

Electric-car intender Faraday Future wants 2nd factory, in California this time

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Chinese-backed startup Faraday Future still hasn't released details of its first production electric car, but it's already eyeing a second factory. Manufacturing California plug-in cars Faraday FutureFaraday is moving ahead with plans for a factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, and has said it plans to start car production within two years. While the company would seem to have many challenges ahead.

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.

Faraday Future imperils electric-car factory, misses payment to contractor

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The Faraday Future company has said it aims to put its first electric car into production within two years. Manufacturing plug-in cars nevada Faraday FutureTo achieve that goal, the company is building a new factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, at a stated cost of $1 billion. Faraday broke ground on the factory in April, although significant work did not begin until July. Now, it may have halted.

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches new Vito in China; unveiling electric van of future this week

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In an event to be held this Wednesday at its “Van Innovation Campus” in Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz Vans will unveil its vision of the van of the future: connected and electrically powered. (In

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Nissan and Renault to share common electric-car platform in future

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Renault Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Renault ZoeThe Renault-Nissan Alliance currently leads all other makers in total global sales of electric cars. The Nissan Leaf remains the best-selling electric car in history, while the Renault Zoe is the best-selling electric car in Europe at the moment. These two cars account for the vast majority of the alliance's electric-car sales, with the Leaf.

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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.

Future Drive Motor Show gets canned

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Next month’s Future Drive Motor Show, set to take place at London’s ExCel has been cancelled. Green credentials Cars Future Drive Motor Show low emissions

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). Videos hydrogen Back to the Future hydrogen fuel cell Movie

FANUC to build factory of the future using NVIDIA AI platform; self-teaching robots in the FIELD system

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NVIDIA is delighted to partner with FANUC, the world leader of industrial robotics, to realize a future where intelligent machines accelerate the advancement of humanity. Building the factory of the future will have wide-ranging impact.

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Volkswagen’s Future Battery Packs, EV Platform: Development Details

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The Volkswagen Budd-e Concept that was revealed at CES this week marks several firsts. While there are some radically different design and interface approaches (like expanded gesture controls), several of the most important firsts in the Budd-e concern what’s claimed underneath: an all-new EV-specific platform, as well as a new battery

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PHEVLERs are the Zero CO2 Clean Green Machines of the Future

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These vehicles are the green machines that will provide a critical part of the renewable and sustainable society that we need for the future. [ PHEVLERs of the future should be made with flex-fuel engines that can use any blend of biofuel to serve all of their liquid fuel needs. Our desired future infrastructure will enable advanced biofuels to be made using energy only from renewable electricity and biofuel. 4 ] PHEV Vehicles of the Future - Autopedia Wiki. [

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Future Of '84-MPG' Elio 3-Wheeler Depends On Government Loans

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Elio Motors says it's closer than ever to putting its "84-mpg" two-seat three-wheeler into production, but that still may not be close enough. The company recently secured additional funding, it says, but is still short of what it needs to start production at its former General Motors plant near Shreveport, Louisiana. It's counting on government. Green 3 Wheeler Department of Energy Elio Motors Threewheeler low-interest loans

This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

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A major challenge for electric-car advocates is finding enthusiastic dealers who are willing to put in the effort to explain and promote them. Given the need to educate different staff on a new type of vehicle, explain the associated incentives, and respond to numerous customer questions, electric cars require dealers to invest more time than. sales dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Massachusetts

Nissan: your electric car is the fuel station of the future (video)

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Electric-car charging infrastructure is a problem that vexes advocates, policymakers, and car companies. An adequate network of charging stations is key to mass adoption of electric cars, after all. But what if everyone has been looking at the problem from the wrong angle?

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Schaeffler and Southwest Jiaotong University collaborate on research on future rail vehicles

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Dr. Michael Holzapfel introduced Schaeffler’s comprehensive solutions for rail transport and offered insights into future innovations. Schaeffler signed a cooperation agreement with Chinese Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) to establish a joint research laboratory. The research institution is located in the National Key Laboratory for Traction Drives and will be dedicated to the research and development of axlebox bearings for rail vehicles.

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Future VW electric-car concepts revealed in patent drawings

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compact electric-car concept, and promised a future production model based on it. As it tries to recover from the "Dieselgate" scandal, Volkswagen has gotten more serious about electric cars. At the recent 2016 Paris Motor Show, it unveiled the I.D. Now, it appears the ID could be the first of several electric-car concepts from VW. DON'T MISS: VW. VW Patent plug-in cars

Faraday Future halts factory work, hopes to resume early 2017

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Faraday Future's ambitious plans to launch a production electric car in less than two years appear to have hit a snag. Manufacturing China plug-in cars nevada Startups Faraday FutureBefore the Chinese-backed startup can begin production, it needs to complete a new factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, which has a stated cost of $1 billion. Last month, lead contractor AECOM warned Faraday that it was late on a.

Future no more: RAC Future Car Challenge is canned

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The RAC''s Future Car Challenge has been cancelled for 2013, after the RAC decided to withdraw its title sponsorship of the event.

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California plans for its post-fossil-fuel future in electricity, cars

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California is now preparing for a future in which. For 50 years, the state of California has led the United States when it comes to renewable energy and electric cars. The state features many programs to incentivize electric-car ownership, and 29 percent of the state's 2016 energy production came from solar, wind, and other renewable power sources. emissions California electricity costs renewable energy solar wind energy