EVolution: 11 keys to GM's electrified future

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From 2020 through 2025, GM plans to invest more than $20 billion—more than $3 billion annually, on average—toward electric-vehicle programs. And by the middle of the decade, the company aims to sell a combined one million EVs annually in its two largest markets of the U.S. and China.

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GM EV1 exec leaves Faraday Future

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In the midst of the latest round of financial turmoil at the company, Faraday Future has lost a key executive, according to a report in the Verge. Peter Savagian was senior vice president at Faraday Future. Faraday FutureAnd he was the chief engineer of General Motors' EV1, arguably the first mass-produced modern electric car. One anonymous source inside.

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Faraday Future sues investor claiming takeover "plot"

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The story of Faraday Future keeps getting stranger. Faraday FutureAfter making a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2017 and announcing plans to build a giant new factory in Las Vegas, then virtually disappearing when it ran out of money, the company was revived with a new investment this year, bought a much smaller factory in California, produced.

Report: Faraday Future could soon undergo restructuring, shed CEO

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Although the future looks brighter this year for the electric-vehicle hopeful Faraday Future, with a new line of funding revealed in April to help them get through the year and to the long-awaited production of its FF91 electric SUV, a recent report suggests that there may soon be more upheaval to come. Faraday Future

2019 66

Future Honda electric vehicles will be co-developed with GM, could have Super Cruise

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General Motors' electric-vehicle platform revealed last month will be the foundation for two future Honda electric vehicles, the automakers jointly announced Thursday.

2020 93

New Faraday Future CEO co-founded Byton and led the BMW i8 program

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Faraday Future announced last week that it hired Byton co-founder Carsten Breitfeld as its global CEO, replacing the company’s controversial founder, Jia Yueting. Faraday Future

2019 84

GoFundMe campaign aims to keep Faraday Future employees afloat

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Faraday Future has tried all of that and is trying to raise another $500 million in cash or debt to continue developing its $300,000 electric luxury car. Faraday FutureWhen some companies fall on hard financial times, they turn to Wall St. to sell stock or to banks to get loans. In the meantime, its employees have turned to Go Fund Me to raise $50,000 to keep.

2018 86

Does Faraday have a Future? Latest financing disrupted—again

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Faraday's Future has hit another snag, in a dispute with the company's latest investors. The development of the luxury electric Faraday Future FF91, has been a roller-coaster ride of winning financing, running into disputes, delaying the car, and finding new investors. DON'T MISS: Faraday Future gets a $2 billion lifeline to build expensive. Faraday Future

2018 77

Faraday Future funder writes its own Saab story

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After backing Faraday Future and running into a feud with its Chinese founder Jia Yueting, Evergrande on Tuesday bought a controlling interest in National Electric Vehicles Sweden, the Chinese company that bought the rights to what was Saab, and continues building electric. Faraday Future NEVSChinese health insurer Evergrande Health really wants in on electric cars.

2019 77

Cruise Origin launches the driverless future of electric mobility

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“This is the end of the human-driven, gasoline-powered single-occupant car, and the beginning of the future—the future beyond the car,” boomed a voice.

2020 85

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.

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Faraday Future revealed: Company gets funding to produce FF91

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Erstwhile startup electric-carmaker Faraday Future looks like it may have one after all. In a statement, Faraday Future said the new capital will allow. Faraday FutureThe company announced two new rounds of financing on Monday, a $1.25 billion stock sale expected to be completed by the end of the year, and a $225 million loan to see it through in the meantime.

2019 66

Faraday Future posts "For Sale" signs, as Evergrande backer announces first EV

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Faraday Future has been selling like crazy lately. The company announced last week that it is seeking a buyer for its original factory site in Las Vegas, where it announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show that it would build its future FF91 and FF81. Faraday Future NEVSOnly, not its cars.

Faraday Future shows FF91 production interior, production not yet assured

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Electric-car hopeful Faraday Future showed off the interior of its FF 91 luxury EV last week, giving us a glimpse of what still might (emphasis on might) be in store for the Chinese automaker—if it can get its act together.

2019 89

Faraday Future gets new money from gaming company to build in China, and the US

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The shame of Faraday Future's financial struggles is that it has what looks to be a viable new electric car, not just on paper, but ready to roll on the road—in prototype form—that may never actually make it to market. China Faraday FutureOn Sunday, the company revealed a new joint venture with a video-game company in China that could bring it $600.

2019 86

Faraday's Saab future, Nissan-Infiniti hybrids, global Geely: Today's Car News

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After ending a dispute with Faraday Future, Hong Kong investment. Geely Faraday FutureNissan is working on a more powerful hybrid system for U.S. models. Geely gives a peak at its first electric model planned to go on sale worldwide. And our Twitter poll last week answered which electric pickup may cross the finish line first. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

2019 84

Renault Morphoz electric concept previews brand's future EVs, mobility aims

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A new Renault concept car previews a modular platform to be used by the French automaker and its alliance partners on future production electric cars.

2020 64

Porsche officially drops diesel for future models

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On Sunday, Porsche AG announced that it will in the future no longer offer diesel-powered models. By 2022, Porsche will have invested more than €6 billion (US$7 billion) in e-mobility, creating the basis for sustainable growth into the future. Due to this change in conditions, the company has decided to no longer offer diesel propulsion in future.

2018 95

GM pitches all-electric future, with lackluster support from Washington

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced an accelerated sustainability push for the automaker Wednesday during a presentation for investors, and showed no sign of backing down from the company’s plan for an all-electric future that's out of sync with the talking points from either California or the Trump administration. “We believe.

2020 70

Audi Super Bowl ad: Heavenly electric-car future, hackneyed themes?

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Audi’s 2019 Super Bowl ad for Sunday’s Big Game focuses in on the brand’s electric and electrified future. In a series of almost clichéd nods to Field of Dreams, Back to the Future, and other movies that would be familiar to the target buyer, a man is walking through an.

2019 109

Future Hyundai electric cars might clean the air while they charge

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The Hyundai Prophecy concept shows a way for future electric cars to gain that ability. Electric cars produce no "tailpipe" emissions, but what if they could also help clean up existing air pollution?

2020 63

Ford's future hybrid, electric-car lineup: 5 things to know

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The "Ford Uncovered Future Product Forum" held Thursday for journalists was a break in recent tradition for Detroit's second-largest automaker. The abrupt firing of CEO Mark Fields last May was an indication that Ford's board of directors wasn't happy with progress in preparing the company for a turbulent and uncertain automotive future. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 71

Amazon electric van order makes Rivian future more certain

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The e-commerce and logistics giant Amazon has announced that it will order 100,000 fully electric vans from the Michigan electric-truck hopeful Rivian. The Rivian vans are to be delivered starting in 2021, with 10,000 of them in service as early as 2022 and all 100,000 on the road by 2030.

2019 106

Toyota to build prototype city of the future, powered by hydrogen fuel cells

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At CES, Toyota revealed plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre (0.71 Building a complete city from the ground up, even on a small scale like this, is a unique opportunity to develop future technologies, including a digital operating system for the city’s infrastructure.

2020 124

Faraday Future factory completes its first full car (Updated)

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The Faraday Future factory is up and running. Faraday FutureIt produced its first complete pre-production electric car on Tuesday, after building its first production body late last month. A company memo leaked to Green Car Reports reveals that Faraday plans a party to celebrate the milestone at its assembly plant in California's Central Valley on Tuesday.

2018 64

Faraday Future FF91: electric luxury sedan sets Pikes Peak record storming up mountain (video)

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Faraday Future has seen its share of setbacks following January's reveal of its FF 91 electric luxury car, but it walked away with a victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Future Cars Pikes Peak plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Faraday Future FF 91

2017 83

3D printed car: The future of the automotive industry

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The post 3D printed car: The future of the automotive industry appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. When it comes to the automotive industry, additive manu […].

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Faraday Future loses final founding executive (Updated)

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Faraday Future is a startup electric carmaker founded by a Chinese investor and five executives with experience in building cars and electric cars. READ THIS: Does Faraday have a Future? Now that the company seems to be in its final throes of its latest financial crisis, the last of those executives has reportedly left the company. Latest

2018 74

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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Experts view on future transportation fuels

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Since internal combustion engines will remain the primary mode of choice for mobility in the foreseeable future, both alternative (renewable) fuels and high-performance combustion concepts/ engines using fuels adapted for that purpose will be preferred for reducing the combustion impact on climate change. Government involvement, to enable financially the sound assessment of the future fuel options, investments, and to understand policy implications, is essential.

2018 86

Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future

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Källenius, currently the head of product development at Mercedes, has been named future Chairman of the Board of management of Daimler.

2019 93

Jaguar Land Rover reveals electric "concept platform" for future urban mobility

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The Project Vector "concept platform" is an electric box on wheels that Jaguar Land Rover hails as the "future of urban mobility."

2020 85

Faraday Future to unveil production electric car at CES in January

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At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), startup Faraday Future said it would put an electric car into production within two years. Faraday Future now says it will unveil its first production model at CES 2017 in January, though. Future Cars CES plug-in cars Consumer Electronics Show Faraday FutureBut one of those two years has almost elapsed without any hint of what that production car will be like.

2016 86

DOE announces $64M for research into future coal power plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $64 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under the funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0002057 ), “Critical Components for Coal FIRST Power Plants of the Future.”. DOE’s Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) initiative is intended to develop the coal plant of the future needed to provide secure and reliable power to the US grid.

2020 68

Polestar Precept concept teases future flagship four-door electric car

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Polestar Tuesday revealed the first full photos and information for the Precept, a concept electric car that will be shown in March at the Geneva International Motor Show. Polestar has, in recent weeks, been teasing the Precept concept from the inside out.

2020 69

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.

Could future VW Beetle return to rear (electric) powertrain?

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Paris Auto Show Future Cars VW Group plug-in cars Paris Motor Show MQB MEB architectureAs any experienced journalist knows, you hear lots of good stuff in the corridors and private conversations of any large industry event where media are present. That applies to auto shows too. Which is how we came to hear an intriguing rumor about the possible production direction of the next-generation Volkswagen Beetle. DON'T MISS: VW ID: more.

2016 87

Ghosn out at Nissan, VW I.D. names, Faraday Future soap opera: Today's Car News

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And cross-lawsuits reveal the underlying machinations in the Faraday Future saga. emissions EPA VW Carlos Ghosn Faraday FutureNissan announced it planned to remove Chairman Carlos Ghosn after an investigation revealed alleged financial misdealing. VW has no fun trademarking names for its new series of I.D. electric cars. The EPA plans to tighten emissions rules on heavy trucks. All this and.

2018 70

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.

Ford's future 300-mile all-electric performance SUV: what we know

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Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Lots of automakers wish they could get a bite of Tesla’s business. While critics and auto-industry analysts harp about the company's lack of profitability and slow production, fewer acknowledge that when the Model S was launched it quickly claimed the mantle as the bestselling luxury sedan on the market. If traditional automakers remain.

2018 67

Roskill: Niobium industry looking for a future beyond steel; Li-ion batteries a possibility

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The niobium industry is aware of these issues and already looking for a future beyond steel, Roskill notes. Niobium is a metal primarily used by the steel industry as a ferroalloy strengthening element.

2020 99

Hyundai hatches an electric future with retro 45 EV concept

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Hyundai is channeling nostalgia for a past product that Americans never had with its 45 concept car revealed Tuesday at the Frankfurt auto show. But that won’t get in the way of Americans appreciating the design of this strikingly different concept—or seeing it as retro.

2019 90

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.

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