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Car rental giant Hertz made a bold push towards electrification with its recent order of 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles (EVs). The move makes Hertz the first major rental car corporation to invest in electrified vehicles. It is also one of the country's most significant EV investments, matc…

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One of three new all-electric models introduced by smart manufacturing company Foxconn, the Foxtron Model C crossover SUV sits on a modular EV platform and has an estimated range of 435 miles. (Foxconn)

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Contract manufacturer Foxconn unveiled three new electric vehicle (EV) models this week at its annual Hon Hai Tech Day. The global smart manufacturing company introduced the new EVs alongside a new all-electric brand, Foxtron, which is getting these prototype vehicles ready for other brands …

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Polestar is partnering with Electrify America to provide two years of free, 30-minute DC fast-charging sessions to Polestar 2 buyers and existing owners. (Polestar)

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Anyone who buys—or currently owns—a Polestar 2 electric vehicle (EV) will now be able to charge their car for free at Electrify America stations for two years. Polestar announced the new deal today, saying that Polestar 2 owners can start getting free 30-minute charge sessions late this month.

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Volvo and Polestar are among several automakers targeting zero carbon emissions for EV battery production and throughout the entire lifecycle of their EVs. (Volvo)

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A new study by Argonne National Laboratory published on the official Energy.gov website finds that a small SUV powered by an electric power plant with about 300 miles of range produces far fewer greenhouse gases than a similarly sized SUV with a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE).

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Toyota says it will invest approximately $3.4 billion (380 billion yen) in automotive batteries in the United States through 2030 as part of its goal to sell up to 1.8 million electrified vehicles in the U.S. (Toyota)

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Toyota is the latest company to announce a significant investment in electrifying its vehicles. The project, worth $3.4 billion, will fund battery production in the United States through 2030. The budget is a part of a larger $13.5 billion investment earmarked for battery development and pro…

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(BPT) - Americans’ relationship with vehicles turned in a new direction over the last year and a half, and it is evolving yet again. As vaccination rates increase, restrictions ease and a sense of “normalcy” returns, new research is revealing trends in the way drivers view, depend on and tak…

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Vietnamese automaker VinFast will debut two new all-electric SUV models—the VF e35 and VF e36 (pictured)—next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show ahead of a planned 2022 U.S. launch. (VinFast)

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The electric vehicle (EV) market has opened the door to more new automakers and brands than most people can name. The latest is VinFast, a Vietnamese automaker that announced it would debut its global EV brand at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

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Volvo has unveiled the world's first vehicle using fossil-free steel—a load carrier used in mining and quarrying—at a green steel collaboration event in Gothenburg, Sweden. (Volvo)

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Volvo's work to remove fossil fuel from the steel used to produce its vehicles took another step forward this week with the introduction of what the company is calling the "world's first vehicle using fossil-free steel."

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Honda has announced plans to apply the next generation of its advanced suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies—Honda Sensing 360—to all new Honda and Acura models in the U.S. by 2030. (Honda)

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Honda has introduced its new Honda Sensing 360 advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) as the company’s latest step toward achieving zero traffic-collision fatalities by 2050. As its name implies, the system looks all around the vehicle—omnidirectionally—to eliminate blind spots and make i…

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The DreamDrive suite of ADAS in the new Lucid Air electric vehicle is supported by the company's proprietary Ethernet Ring, a high-speed data network enabling communication between crucial vehicle systems. (Lucid Motors)

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As California-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid rolls its first vehicles off the assembly line, the company has announced details of its all-encompassing and appropriately named advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) suite, DreamDrive. Lucid’s long-awaited flagship Air sedan benef…

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Volvo's next all-electric vehicle, the C40 Recharge, is now a real thing. Today, the company's second fully electric model started production in Ghent, Belgium, doubling the number of electric vehicle (EV) models Volvo makes at the facility. The other, of course, is the XC40 Recharge. Volvo …

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(BPT) - Are you using your child's car seat correctly? AAA Northern California and the National Safety Council are sharing new research that sheds light on the extent to which parents and caregivers in the U.S. are informed about car seat installation and use.

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Designed to ultimately enable hands-free driving in 95 percent of all driving scenarios, GM's Ultra Cruise technology eventually can be used on every paved road in the U.S. and Canada. (General Motors)

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General Motors (GM) has introduced Ultra Cruise, its next-generation Level 2 advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) that will allow the car to drive itself in 95 percent of all driving situations, the automaker claims.

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Architectural rendering of the completed first phase of GM’s Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, which will expand the company’s battery technology operations and accelerate development and commercialization of longer-range, more affordable electric vehicle batteries. (GM)

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Advancing its vision for all-electric mobility, General Motors (GM) has announced plans to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery facility to expand its sprawling battery technology operations further. The effort adds to the almost $5 billion GM has already invested in battery development…

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Geely Technology Group, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, aims to bring 5,000 of its E-Energee battery swapping stations online across China by 2025. (Zhejiang Geely Holding Group)

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Geely Technology Group has announced plans to roll out thousands of electric vehicle (EV) battery swapping stations across China in the coming years. The service, called E-Energee, opened its first station in Chongqing in September 2020. Ten additional stations have opened since, and accordi…

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(NewsUSA) -Imagine this. You are driving through a dark tunnel on a stormy night with the glare from rain and headlights making it difficult to see. What if your car could see for you and detect a motorcyclist who's waiting out the rain on the side of the road in the tunnel? Well, the good n…

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Cruise and Waymo, the self-driving subsidiaries of General Motors and Alphabet, Inc., have received permission from the State of California to offer driverless rides to passengers. (GM Cruise)

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Cruise and Waymo, the self-driving arms of General Motors and Alphabet, respectively, have been permitted to operate their autonomous electric vehicles (EVs) as ride-hailing conveyances on some California streets. The companies were also given the green light to charge fees for their autonom…

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(BPT) - Have you been wondering if an electric vehicle is right for you, especially as more models are rolling out from automakers? Living the electric vehicle lifestyle is fun and exciting, good for the environment, and even your wallet — but there are some key things to know, like understa…

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The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid will debut next year, offering an all-electric range of around 25 miles and 57 MPGe from its 17-kWh battery. (Jeep)

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The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV segment keeps getting more crowded. This week, Jeep unveiled details of the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe, the first-ever electrified Grand Cherokee.

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Production of the Lucid Air all-electric sedan has begun at the automaker's new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. (Lucid Motors)

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Lucid Motors has started production of customer-quality vehicles at its new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. Deliveries of the new Lucid Air to customers begin in late October; the start-up electric vehicle (EV) maker says it has more than 13,000 reservations for the large luxury sedan. Luci…

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An all-new $5.6 billion mega campus in Stanton, Tenn., called Blue Oval City, will create approximately 6,000 new jobs and reimagine how electric vehicles and batteries are manufactured, Ford says. (Ford)

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Ford Motor Company has announced a historic $11.4 billion investment to develop and manufacture next-generation electric vehicles (EVs) in Tennessee and Kentucky. Partnering with battery-maker SK Innovation, the Blue Oval brand, as Ford is affectionately known, plans to build electric F-seri…

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(BPT) - Buying or leasing a new vehicle involves plenty of planning and consideration. You consider what features you’d like to add, like self-parking technology or heated seats. And you ask how your needs might be changing, which could mean moving from a compact to an SUV, or from gas to electric.

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BMW is targeting a range of 600 kilometers (373 miles) for its upcoming all-electric vehicles, such as the BMW i4 and the BMW iX. (BMW)

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Spend any amount of time talking with friends about electric vehicles (EVs), and the subject of range anxiety is almost guaranteed to come up. One tactic automakers have taken to minimize people's worry about running out of juice is simply to make EVs with larger batteries and increase the e…

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The 2021 VW ID.4 electric SUV was named a 2021 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its performance in the organization's battery of crash tests. (IIHS)

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV earned the highest-possible rating—Top Safety Pick+—for its performance in the organization's battery of crash tests.