Articles about Electric Cars

Tesla Launches Its Full Self-Driving Subscription Plan For $199 A Month
It might still be a while before we can expect to see full self-driving cars hit the road, but if you’re the owner of a Tesla vehicle, you can get pretty close to that reality if you’re willing to pay for it. This is because Tesla has announced its new Full Self-Driving  subscription package which will give Tesla owners the chance to experience a self-driving car.

Apple Reportedly Planning On Making Electric Car Batteries In The US
Apple is rumored to be working on an electric car of their own, and the heart of an electric car aside from the engine, would be its battery. This is because the battery essentially powers the car, and according to a report from DigiTimes, it seems that Apple could be planning on making the batteries in the US.

Apple’s Bolsters Their Electric Car Efforts With The Hiring Of Former BMW Electric Car Exec
Apple’s electric car plans are something of an open secret. The company has never really said much about it, but all the leaks, patents, and hires all seem to suggest that they could be working up to something. In fact, Apple had recently hired Ulrich Kranz, a former executive at BMW who helped lead the company’s electric car division.

Tesla Has Started Shipping Cars Without Radar Sensors
One of the methods that carmakers have been using to build self-driving cars would be to include the use of radar sensors. This is used to help detect things like objects that could be in front of the car so that it knows what to do, like slow down, stop, drive around it, and so on, but for Tesla, they will no longer be using it.

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Study Finds A Surprising Number Of EV Owners Who Switch Back To Gas Powered Cars
On paper, electric cars seem like the obvious alternative to gas powered cars if we’re hoping to  build a more sustainable future. However, it seems that not all EV owners are enamored by the technology, and a new study from the University of California, Davis has found that a surprising number of EV owners who actually switch back.

Ford Will Start Building Its Own Batteries For Electric Cars
One of the main components of an electric car is its battery. This is important because the battery essentially determines the range of the vehicle, like how long it can travel for before it needs a recharge. Sure, companies could rely on others to make batteries for them, but Ford isn’t doing that.

Thailand Plans To Start Selling Only Electric Vehicles By 2035
The world is starting to move towards electric cars as more people are turning towards it instead of the more commonly-used fuel-powered vehicles. Many governments around the world have announced their interest in making the shift, and the latest comes from Thailand where the government has announced their plans to sell only electric vehicles by 2035.

Ferrari’s CEO Promises Their First EV In 2025
When it comes to the development of electric cars, we’ve mostly seen efforts from more mainstream carmakers that cater to the masses. This is less evident when it comes to companies that are known more for their supercars. However, if you’re curious as to what an EV Ferrari could look like, you won’t have to wait too long to find out.

LG And Magna Close To Landing Deal For Apple Car Production
Apple has been rumored to be working on their own car, but since Apple has no experience manufacturing automobiles, obviously they will need to seek a manufacturing partner to help them with it. Now it seems that the company could be close to inking a deal with a potential manufacturing partner.

Xiaomi Could Be Interested In Making Their Own Electric Cars
When you think of Xiaomi, there’s a very good chance that you think of the company’s smartphones. However, Xiaomi does way more than just make smartphones. For those unfamiliar, Xiaomi dabbles in all kinds of products ranging from electric screwdrivers to smart lights to robot vacuum cleaners and electric scooters.

You Can Now Buy A Tesla If You Have Enough Bitcoin
Based on the prices of bitcoin, it seems that the market really believes that bitcoin is a valuable commodity. However, spending your bitcoin, at least directly, isn’t as widely available yet so it’s not as if you’ll be able to walk into your local supermarket and pay for groceries using the cryptocurrency.

The Apple Car Might Have A Way To Stabilize Itself On Slippery Roads
It is often not advised to drive when the roads are icy because a slight error could result in your car skidding and getting into an accident. Sure, there are tires designed for such situations, but what if your car was smart enough to be able to automatically adjust itself to compensate for any potential skidding?

Toyota President Warns Apple Of The Challenges Of Creating Their Own Car
The word on the street is that Apple is keen on developing and building their own car. However, if the rumors are true, it would represent a brand new market that Apple would be tapping into, one that they aren’t familiar with, and one that is already pretty stiff with competition. So much so that Toyota’s president is warning Apple about the potential challenges they might face.

Volkswagen’s Project Trinity EV Will Have Features That Can Be Unlocked On Demand
When you buy a car, you usually need to think about the features you want in it. This is why carmakers tend to offer cars in various pre-built configurations where users can pay more for a version that comes with additional features, and usually once you pick a model, it’s not so easy to upgrade/downgrade.

Volvo To Go Fully Electric By 2030
A lot of carmakers have pledged their plans to transition from fuel powered cars to electric cars, but their end date is set quite a distance in the future. However, it seems that Volvo could be beating a lot of them to the punch as the company has announced their plans to transition by 2030.

Nope, It Looks Like Nissan Won’t Be Building The Apple Car
Last week, Nissan stated that they were open to the idea of working with Apple on the rumored Apple Car. However, it seems that those talks might have actually already ended, or at least that’s what a report from the Financial Times is claiming.

Analyst Thinks The Apple Car Could Pose A Threat To Tesla
Apple is a company best known for its consumer electronics like phones, tablets, and computers. However, if the rumors are true, Apple could soon be moving into the automotive industry by making their own car, an area which save for CarPlay, Apple has not much experience or expertise in.

Apple Could Announce Their Apple Car Partner In The Next Few Months
Just the other day, Hyundai confirmed that their talks with Apple about partnering up for the rumored Apple Car have ended. While we have heard whispers and rumors about this project, Hyundai’s confirmation that they were in talks with Apple was as close as we got to an official confirmation that the project even existed.

Hyundai Confirms Talks With Apple For The ‘Apple Car’ Have Ended
The past couple of weeks have been a flurry of Apple Car-related news and rumors, with reports claiming that Hyundai and Apple were in talks to build the company’s rumored “Apple Car”. However, on Friday it was reported that those talks were put on hold and now according to a new report from Bloomberg, those talks have since come to an end.

Apple And Hyundai Talks Over The Apple Car Have Been Put On Hold
Apple’s plans for their own car have been kind of an open secret. While the company has never quite normally acknowledged their plans, all their various hires have certainly suggested as such. This is why it was surprising when Hyundai actually kind of confirmed that they were in talks with Apple to help them build their car.