Lead Story January 16, 2019

China Ready to Shock the World

Auto Futures taps industry experts to find out their views on the predicted $300 billion investment in EVs over the next decade

A report published by Reuters on January 10th uncovered 29 global automakers’ plans to invest at least $300 billion in electric vehicles over the next five to 10 years, with more than 45% of that figure going into China. The...

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Latest News January 17, 2019

Ford has announced that it will launch an all-electric version of its highly-successful F-Series pickup truck, as it continues its plan to bring 16 EVs to the market by 2020. Before new SUV rivals such as Rivian appeared, the 2020…

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Innovation January 17, 2019

The first ever electric vehicle drag race takes place in Abu Dhabi this week. It forms part of the Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East in collaboration with the eco Grand Prix. The event is just the latest in a…

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Spotlight January 13, 2019

Head-up displays (HUDs) were originally developed for aviation. Now they are seen as a great way to view navigation or safety alerts on the road. HUDs project images that appear either on the windscreen or in the field of view…

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Car2go Makes Paris Its Fourth E-City

Daimler's Car2go carsharing brand has launched in Paris, the fourth city in the mobility company's European roll out. To start, Car2go will offer 400 fully-electric Smart EQ fortwo cars to anyone in the French capital. More cars will be added throughout the year.

“Paris offers ideal conditions for our free-floating carsharing principle,” said Olivier Reppert, CEO of Car2go. “I am really pleased that we can launch today with a fleet of fully electric smart fortwo and thus offer Parisians as well as visitors of the city a sustainable, flexible and convenient way to move around in the city. The smart cars are already one of the most popular vehicles in Paris – not only because they are manufactured in France, but also because they are the perfect cars for that city.”

Following Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Madrid, the latest roll out in Paris brings Car2go's electric fleet in Europe to 2,100. The French capital is... Read more

Ford To Build All-Electric F-Series Pickup

Ford has announced that it will launch an all-electric version of its highly-successful F-Series pickup truck, as it continues its plan to bring 16 EVs to the market by 2020. Before new SUV rivals such as Rivian appeared, the 2020…

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Microsoft To help Develop LG’s AI Software 

LG and Microsoft have entered into a memorandum of understanding to enhance and further grow LG’s autonomous vehicle and infotainment system business. Under the terms of the partnership, LG will accelerate the transformation of its existing digital platform for the…

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Former Audi Executive To Take Over LEVC

Former Audi executive Joerg Hofmann has been named as the London EV Company’s CEO effective from February 4th, as the company gears up for the next stage in its development and new product strategy. Following the successful launch of the…

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Over the next month we will be writing and publishing a number of special reports and interviews on the subject of AI and the automotive industry. It’s a sector that’s forecast to be generating $26.5 billion in annual global revenue…

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The first ever electric vehicle drag race takes place in Abu Dhabi this week. It forms part of the Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East in collaboration with the eco Grand Prix. The event is just the latest in a…

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Adrian Smith January 17, 2019

China Ready to Shock the World

A report published by Reuters on January 10th uncovered 29 global automakers’ plans to invest at least $300 billion in electric vehicles over the next five to 10 years, with more than 45% of that figure going into China. The…

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Alex Kreetzer January 16, 2019

VW Unveils Mobile EV Charging Stations

As the automotive industry moves into the new year, many players involved within the rapidly-developing electrification market are trying to make EV charging more efficient and less time-consuming. To kick-off 2019, Volkswagen has offered a glimpse into the company’s mobile…

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Adrian Smith January 2, 2019

Tech

Research from Boston Consulting Group and Detroit Mobility Lab shows that autonomous and electric cars will help create over 100,000 industry jobs in the US in the coming decade, with 30,000 of these new vacancies available to engineers with degrees…

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Alex Kreetzer January 14, 2019

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