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Canoo, the electric vehicle startup formed from Faraday Future’s ashes, seeks $200 million

Less than a month after rebranding as Canoo, the startup electric vehicle company formerly known as Evelozcity is on the hunt for $200 million in new capital. The startup, which is backed by a clutch of private individuals and family offices hailing from China, Germany, and Taiwan, is hoping to line up the new capital from some more recognizable names as it finalizes supply deals with vendors, according to a person with knowledge of the company’s plans. Canoo is locking in final contracts wit...
Tags: Automotive, Startups, TC, Transportation, Automotive Industry, BMW, Canoo, Car, China, Deutsche Bank, Electric Vehicle, Evelozcity, Faraday Future, Geneva, Germany, Jia Yueting


Audi reportedly working on electric supercar to replace the R8

Filed under: Green,Rumormill,Audi,Coupe,Electric,Luxury,Performance,Supercars The E-Tron GTR could be on its way in 2022.Continue reading Audi reportedly working on electric supercar to replace the R8 Audi reportedly working on electric supercar to replace the R8 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Sila Nano’s battery tech is now worth over $1 billion with Daimler partnership and $170 million investment

Sila Nanotechnologies and its battery materials manufacturing technology are now worth over $1 billion. The company, which announced a $170 million funding led by Daimler and a partnership with the famed German automaker, started building out its first production lines for its battery materials last year. That first line is capable of producing the material to supply the equivalent of 50 megawatts of lithium ion batteries, according to Sila Nano’s chief executive officer Gene Berdichevsky. That ...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, California, Chief executive officer, Tech, Smart, Transport, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Siemens, Energy Storage, Mercedes Benz, General Electric, Daimler, Sutter Hill Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners


Linear Labs’ next-gen electric motor attracts $4.5 million in funding

Linear Labs, a startup developing an electric motor for cars, scooters, robots, wind turbines and even HVAC systems, has raised $4.5 million in a seed round led by Science Inc. and Kindred Ventures.  Investors Chris and Crystal Sacca, Ryan Graves of Saltwater Ventures, Dynamic Signal CEO Russ Fradin, Masergy executive chairman and former-CEO Chris MacFarland, as well as Ustream co-founder Gyula Feher also participated in the round.  The four-year-old company was founded by  Brad and Fred ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Tech, Automotive, Dallas, Ibm, Curry, Chris, Faraday Future, Ustream, Brad, University of Texas, Het, Ryan Graves, John Curry


Ford will invest $850 million to add more production capacity for EVs

Ford plans to invest more than $850 million to add more production capacity at a second U.S. factory for its next-generation battery-electric vehicle program. The investment, which will be made through 2023, will focus on expanding Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in southeast Michigan. The plant investment also includes funding to build the next-generation Mustang and is part of a $900 million investment in Ford’s operations in southeastern Michigan. The announcement is tied to Ford’s larger and...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Mexico, Tech, Automotive, Ford Mustang, Ford, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Detroit, Mustang, Sand Hill Road, Ann Arbor, Corktown, Dearborn, Flat Rock Assembly Plant


India’s Ola spins out a dedicated EV business — and it just raised $56M from investors

Ola, Uber’s key rival in India, is doubling down on electric vehicles after it span out a dedicated business, which has pulled in $56 million in early funding. The unit is named Ola Electric Mobility and it is described as being an independent business that’s backed by Ola. TechCrunch understands Ola provided founding capital, and it has now been joined by a series of investors who have pumped Rs. 400 crore ($56 million) into Ola Electric. Notably, those backers include Tiger Global and Matri...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Electric Vehicle, Uber, Asia, Collaborative Consumption, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Companies, Automotive, United States, Transport, Tencent, Bmw, Tiger Global


Audi honors classic TV ad by driving a modded E-Tron up a steep ski slope

Filed under: Green,Marketing/Advertising,Videos,Audi,SUV,Electric,Luxury,Specialty The custom E-Tron has two rear electric motors and tire spikes.Continue reading Audi honors classic TV ad by driving a modded E-Tron up a steep ski slope Audi honors classic TV ad by driving a modded E-Tron up a steep ski slope originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this...
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Boston Tech Watch: Student Loans, Google in Kendall Square & More

General Electric may have backed off its plans for Boston, but at least it’s not leaving town. A student loan startup in Boston eyes help from Capitol Hill. Deals, fundings, and founders moving on. The week in Boston tech is here:—A bill introduced this week in Congress could provide a boost to local student debt startup Gradifi, which helps employers contribute to its workers’ college loans. The bill, put before the Senate this week and introduced in the House earlier this month, allows employ...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Electric Vehicle, Ge, Congress, Senate, Boston, San Francisco, Trends, Mit, House, Cambridge, Silicon Valley, Accenture, General Electric


Check out the first interior view of Honda’s Urban EV prototype

Honda has been teasing its all-electric urban vehicle in 2017, when the automaker showed off its vision of the future — that had a distinct 1970s first generation Civic flare. Now, two years later a production version of the Urban EV is nearly here. And the automaker is finally giving a glimpse —albeit the tiniest of peeks — of the Urban EV’s interior. The full reveal of the Urban EV will come next month at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. And from there, it won’t be long before the electric vehicle ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Tech, Automotive, Transport, Automotive Industry, Honda, Driver, Electric Cars, Honda Motor Co, Takahiro Hachigo, Frankfurt Motor Show Honda, Urban EV Concept, Urban Ev


Vinli raises $13.5m Series B to expand its vehicle data intelligence platform

Connected car service provider Vinli today announced it closed a $13.5 million Series B financing round. The company says this infusion of capital allows it broaden its mobility services and integrations as it attempts to connect cars around the world. The funding came from new and existing investors and brings the total amount the company raised to over $20 million. Based in Dallas, TX, Vinli launched in 2014 in TechCrunch Startup Battlefield as a direct consumer company that allowed owners to ...
Tags: Energy, Startups, Electric Vehicle, Internet Of Things, Texas, Technology, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Computing, Dallas, Connected Car, Cloud Services, Car Service, Netapp, Vinli


With its Greenlots acquisition, Shell is moving from gas stations to charging stations

In a bid to show that it’s getting ready for the electrification of American roads, Royal Dutch Shell is buying Greenlots, a Los Angeles-based developer of electric vehicle charging and energy management technologies. Shell, which is making the acquisition through its Shell New Energies US subsidiary, snatched the company from Energy Impact Partners, a cleantech-focused investment firm. “As our customers’ needs evolve, we will increasingly offer a range of alternative energy sources, supported b...
Tags: Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, UK, New York, Technology, California, US, America, Los Angeles, Chief executive officer, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Software, United States


China’s Didi teams up with state-owned BAIC to deepen electric vehicle push

Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing startup which claims over 550 million registered users, is deepening its focus on electric vehicles after it announced a joint venture with BAIC, a state-owned automotive giant. ‘Jingju’ — as the venture is called — is a partnership between Didi and BAIC affiliate Beijing Electric Vehicle that will develop “next-generation connected-car systems” using fleet management, AI and other tech, according to an announcement made today. The exact scope of ...
Tags: Energy, Electric Vehicle, Asia, China, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Transport, Driver, Shenzhen, China Shenzhen, Didi, BAIC, Didi Chuxing, Beijing Electric Vehicle, Didi Didi, Jingju


Driving Daimler’s 40-ton eCascadia big rig isn’t just fun, it’s electrifying

Daimler Trucks brought its all-electric eCascadia semi-truck to the 2019 CES, and invited us to take the wheel. What does it feel like to drive one? Simply electrifying, of course. The post Driving Daimler’s 40-ton eCascadia big rig isn’t just fun, it’s electrifying appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Cars, Trends, Trucks, Daimler, Daimler Trucks


VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles

Volkswagen will spend $800 million to expand a U.S. factory that will produce the automaker’s next generation of electric vehicles. The factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles, VW CEO Dr. Herbert Diess said during a presentation at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday. The expansion is expected to create 1,000 jobs at the plant. VW’s Chattanooga expansion is just a piece of the automaker’s broader plan to move away from diesel in the...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, China, Germany, Cars, US, America, Tech, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Vw, Tennessee, Transport, Manufacturing, Volkswagen


Cadillac’s first electric vehicle will be a crossover

Cadillac revealed Sunday what will likely be the first electric vehicle in the luxury brand’s portfolio. And surprise, it’s a crossover. The images of the full-size crossover SUV, which was unveiled during a debut party for the 2020 Cadillac XT6 in Detroit, kicks off a transformation of GM’s luxury brand. On Friday, GM announced plans to turn Cadillac into its lead electric vehicle brand in a bid to compete against Tesla as well as a host of other automakers bringing EVs onto the market. No...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Transport, Gm, Detroit, Cadillac, General-motors, Chevrolet Bolt, Escalade, Bolt EV GM


Elektroauto: German EVs are coming — and Germans are interested

Filed under: Green,Audi,Mercedes-Benz,Porsche,Volkswagen,Electric It's generational, but even oldsters are intriguedContinue reading Elektroauto: German EVs are coming — and Germans are interested Elektroauto: German EVs are coming — and Germans are interested originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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GM is transforming Cadillac into an electric brand

General Motors is turning Cadillac into its lead electric vehicle brand in a bid to compete against Tesla as well as a host of other automakers bringing EVs onto the market. Plans are already underway to introduce the first model from the company’s new battery electric vehicle architecture, GM said Friday during an investor meeting. GM said this new BEV architecture will be the foundation for an advanced family of “profitable EVs,” a  word choice  likely meant to express the automaker’s convi...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, Cars, Tech, General-motors, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Ford, Transport, Gm, Automotive Industry, Bolt, North America, Chevrolet, Nissan


7 of the biggest eco-friendly and green living myths

When you decide to go green and adopt a sustainable lifestyle, you might think that some of the biggest steps you can take in the right direction are doing things like buying a hybrid car, dropping meat from your diet or using eco-friendly products. But over the years, we have been inundated with “green” messages that are easily taken for granted, and some of them are filled with misinformation. So to help you go green the right way, here is a list of seven of the biggest sustainable living myt...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Design, Environment, Features, Green, Plastic, LED lighting, Vegetarian, Green Appliances, Ev, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sustainable Living, Energy Efficient, Eco-friendly Myths, Green Living Myths, Joenomias Silviarita Frank Habel Pexels Jasmine


Nissan’s new Leaf e+ is packing more than just 226 miles of range

Electric vehicle competition is heating up and it’s pushing some of the first entrants to add range and other features in hopes of keeping up with automakers that are just bringing EVs to the market. Nissan has been in this EV game for nearly nine years now. The company has sold more than 380,000 Leaf vehicles globally since the EV first went on sale in 2010. And while it debuted a refreshed version of its all-electric Leaf just 16 months ago, the automaker is back with another Leaf variant that...
Tags: Energy, Electric Vehicle, Japan, Cars, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Automotive, United States, Transport, Nissan, Driver, Kia, Electric Cars, Charging Station


GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app

GM is sprucing up its smartphone app for owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt through a collaboration with charging network companies EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots. The idea is to take aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging networks so owners can have a “more seamless charging experience.” In short: GM wants to make it easier and more intuitive for Bolt EV owners to find and access charging. Removing hurdles from the charging experience can go a long way in convincing m...
Tags: Apple, Android, Energy, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Smartphone, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Gm, Michigan, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Charging Stations


First buses, now Shenzhen has turned its taxis electric in green push

Roads in a Chinese city have gotten much quieter in recent years. Shenzhen, widely called the Silicon Valley of hardware, has been pouring resources to phase out rattling diesel vehicles chugging through the city of 12 million people. All public buses in the city went electric by the end of 2017. Taxis soon followed suit. The Transport Commission of Shenzhen announced on its official site this week that 99 percent of the city’s more than 21,000 cabs are now powered by batteries. However, 1,350 v...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Asia, Japan, China, Singapore, Cars, US, Tech, Egypt, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Chile, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Electricity


An inside look at Rivian’s EV ambitions from AI batteries to electric jet skis

For a CEO who insists his electric vehicle startup doesn’t want to be Tesla, Rivian founder RJ Scaringe can sound a lot like Elon Musk. Just weeks before unveiling Rivian’s first vehicles — an all-electric pickup and a seven-seater SUV — at the LA Auto Show last month, Scaringe promised an impressive new battery technology and speculated about an electric jet-ski. He’s made other bold claims à la Musk, including that his company had developed an artificial intelligence charging system that “allo...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Florida, UK, California, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Automotive Industry, La Auto Show, Illinois, Mitsubishi, Musk


China’s BYD further drives into Chile with 100 electric buses

Over the past few years, Chinese automaker giant BYD has been on a partnership spree with cities across China to electrify their public transportation systems, and now it’s extending its footprint across the globe. On Thursday, BYD announced that it has shipped 100 electric buses to Santiago, the capital city of Chile. The step marks the Chinese firm’s further inroads into the Latin American country where a green car revolution is underway to battle smog. BYD’s first batch of vehicles arrived...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Asia, Government, China, Cars, Tech, Colombia, Santiago, Chile, Transport, Brazil, Warren Buffett, Ecuador, GreenTech


Audi E-Tron GT Concept confirmed for 'Avengers 4'

Filed under: Celebrities,Green,TV/Movies,Audi,Electric,Future Audi tipped its hand before it even officially debuted the E-Tron GT Concept at the L.A. Auto Show. In a private event the night ahead of the first media day, Audi brought in Robert Downey Jr. to pull the curtain on the new electric four-door coupe. Now we know why. In an email exchange, an Audi representative confirmed to Autoblog that the E-Tron GT would make an appearance in the upcoming "Avengers 4" movie....
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Marvel, Iron Man, Autos, Audi, Avengers, Official, Ev, Tony Stark, Audi E-tron Gt Concept


Electric vehicle makers serving up customer location data to China on a silver platter

There's been quite a bit of bad ink surrounding Tesla electric vehicles this year: delays in production, growing rumors about subpar customer service, former employees blowing the whistle on dangerous, indifferent working conditions in Tesla assembly plants and logistical woes to name a few. According to The Washington Post, Tesla owners in China can add in-car state surveillance to the list. Apparently, the Chinese government has demanded that Tesla vehicles purchased in China send a steady st...
Tags: Apple, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Post, News, Privacy, Washington Post, China, General Motors, Tesla, Xi Jinping, Associated Press, Nissan, Mass Surveillance, Chinese Government, United States Japan


Rivian debuts an electric pickup and SUV designed to look good while getting dirty

Rivian has kept a relatively low profile since the automotive startup with Midwestern roots launched in 2009. Those days are over. CEO and founder RJ Scaringe unveiled two all-electric vehicles this week at the LA Auto Show that boast some eye-popping battery ranges as well as some noteworthy performance and capability features. Rivian kicked off the week with a reveal of the R1T, a robust-looking 5-passenger electric pickup truck. On Tuesday, Scaringe took it up a notch with the introduction of...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Florida, UK, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Patagonia, Automotive Industry, Michigan, La Auto Show, Illinois, Mitsubishi, Chrysler Corporation, Irvine California, San Jose California, Range Rovers


Tesla acquires trucking companies to squeeze in more deliveries before Dec. 31

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that the electric automaker had acquired “trucking capacity,” a move aimed to boost deliveries of its Model 3 vehicles before the federal tax credit begins to wind down Dec. 31. Musk at first didn’t explain what “acquired trucking capacity” meant. The company hasn’t posted any regulatory filings of an acquisition and Tesla has yet to respond to TechCrunch’s inquiry on the matter. Musk later tweeted that Tesla had both purchased trucking companies and secur...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, US, Tech, Tesla, Customers, Automotive, Tesla Model S, Musk, Model 3


Tesla, GM and Nissan are all part of a new coalition aiming to extend the EV tax credit

Tesla, GM and Nissan are among a group of 15 companies that launched a new coalition aimed at reforming the electric vehicle tax credit. The group, called EV Drive Coalition, brings together a mix of automakers, industry giant ABB, climate change and energy lobbying organizations and EV infrastructure companies, including ChargePoint. The coalition, which officially launched Tuesday, wants to pass legislation that would tweak the federal electric vehicle tax credit to “ensure that it works be...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, America, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Gm, Nissan, Electric Cars, GreenTech, Abb, Chargepoint, Tesla GM, Joel Levin, EV Drive Coalition


GM looks to cut costs by offering buyouts to 18,000 employees

General Motors has offered voluntary buyouts to 18,000 salaried employees in North America who have at least 12 years of experience, as the automaker looks to cut costs all while investing in its electric and autonomous future. The company has described this as a proactive measure aimed at preparing for coming headwinds such as  slow sales in North America and China, commodity prices and tariffs. But it’s just as much about preparing for the future. The company has been undergoing a transformati...
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Tesla to bring portion of Model 3 production to China next year

Tesla, which reported its first quarterly profits in two years Wednesday, is looking to extend its earnings streak by bringing its new Model 3 to customers beyond North America. And part of that plan involves accelerating its manufacturing plans in China. Tesla saw its revenue skyrocket to $6.8 billion in the third quarter (and a $312 million profit) thanks to sales of its new Model 3 vehicle, despite production bottlenecks and more recent issues with delivery logistics. The company was ab...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Europe, China, Tech, Tesla, Canada, Automotive, Shanghai, Automotive Industry, North America, Tesla Model S, China Tesla, Lingang Shanghai