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Volvo inks multi-billion dollar battery deals with LG Chem and CATL for EVs

Volvo Car Group has inked a massive multi-billion dollar supply deal with the Chinese battery manufacturer, CATL, and Korea’s LG Chem to supply its planned fleet of electric vehicles. The lithium ion batteries from both suppliers will power the development of Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy for its own brand and the company’s Polestar joint venture ...

Car crash? These apps know — and can get you help right away.

05.14.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

A growing selection of mobile apps, smartphones, cameras, and other devices can detect if you've been in a car crash and then alert the authorities, loved ones, and your insurance agent.  Android Q's car crash-detecting feature could one day be ... ...

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 ...

Volvo cars in Europe will be able to warn each other about hazardous road conditions

Volvo is taking technology that allowed some of its vehicles to communicate with each other about hazardous road conditions and expanding it across Europe in an effort to increase safety, the automaker announced Monday. Volvo first introduced its Hazard Light Alert and Slippery Road Alert system in 2016 on Volvo’s 90 Series cars. But it ...

Uber spent $457 million on self-driving and flying car R&D last year

Uber spent $457 million last year on research and development of autonomous vehicles, flying cars (known as eVTOLs) and other “technology programs” and will continue to invest heavily in the futuristic tech even though it expects to rely on human drivers for years to come, according to the company’s IPO prospectus filed Thursday. R&D costs ...

Volvo XC40 Pure Electric Version Coming This Year

04.04.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The first fully electric Volvo is almost here. It was a little over a year ago when Volvo announced plans for an EV onslaught with an aim for fully electric cars to make up 50 percent of the automaker’s total sales by the middle of the next decade. It looks like the XC40 is going to lead the way ...

Volvo Adds Polestar Engineered V60, XC60 PHEVs

04.03.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The plug-in hybrid performance wagon and crossover join the limited-production 2019 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered Planning to grow its plug-in hybrid sales, Volvo Cars USA announced Wednesday it would bring over the 2020 V60 T8 and XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered models. They join the current S60 and XC60 T8 Twin Engine models, while it’s the ...

March 2019 U.S. Plug-In EV Sales Report Card

04.02.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Will March U.S. EV sales pull us out of the slump and set new records? March will mark the 42nd month of consecutive year-over-year monthly sales gains for plug-in vehicles. Each month InsideEVs tracks all plug-in EV sales/deliveries for the United States by automaker. While January showed notable year-over-year growth, deliveries were down as expected. February U.S. electric car sales barely topped last ...

Search giant Baidu has driven the most autonomous miles in Beijing

While the public is asking, “When are we going to ride in autonomous cars?” Technology companies have been moving apace to test them on designated roads. In China’s capital city Beijing, eight firms drove a total of 153,600 kilometers (95442.6 miles) through their autonomous fleets in 2018, and Baidu, the country’s largest search engine service ...

Transportation weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Read the first edition here.  As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. ...