Tesla recalls are mounting: Issues range from the dangerous to the absurd but expose quality-control issues traditional carmakers have long solved. What can the industry learn from the deepening integration of tech?
$5B allotted to build half a million EV charging stations: The Biden administration sets up the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to build an alternative fuel corridor in 50 states to help power the transition to EVs but will this be enough for the expected onslaught of EVs?
Nissan is all in on EVs—except in US: Stringent emissions standards and industry-wide push for EVs could leave future gas and diesel engine development in the dust.
US Army commits to EV transition to lower emissions: Challenges include charging infrastructure in the field, effect of battery weight on military vehicles, and lithium-ion’s inherent volatility.
The European Chips Act can wrangle $49B to accelerate chip production: The EC wants the ability to prioritize specific products during shortages, which could complicate negotiations with foreign chip manufacturers.
House passes $52B chip R&D and acceleration bill: Tech companies are clamoring for the infusion of funds, which can increase the US’ 12% share of global semiconductor production capacity.
Diversified EV offerings drive Ford forward in 2022: More than 275,000 orders for EVs help Ford grow 4x faster than the overall electrified segment, but can it overcome chip-related delays?
Tesla’s ship-now-fix-later approach to car production is bad news for car safety: A litany of EV recalls reveals passenger safety faults that are fixable by software as an afterthought.
Waymo fights to keep driverless crash data under wraps: Lawsuit against the California DMV could shape future autonomous vehicle testing efforts and slow down adoption.
Chip shortage caused, in part, by lack of manufacturing of older processors: Investors focusing on premium 16 nm chips or smaller results in shortages of cheaper but necessary silicon chips but could lead to continued scarcity of low-cost semiconductors.
Carmakers team up to pivot to EVs: Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi bet $25.8B on five new EV platforms shared across brands. This could yield EV standards as the world pivots to electric.
New Tesla batteries promise to boost EV range by 15%: Panasonic’s partnership with Tesla makes it a key EV battery producer for other companies making the electric shift.
Has Tesla’s Cybertruck missed its chance? Announced in 2019, the EV is now slated for a 2023 launch in what could be a very crowded EV truck space.
EV sales are up 100% YoY: With a wider variety of model types, EVs are on track to overtake gas-powered vehicles by 2025. But can the charging infrastructure support the boom?
New products and technologies announced at CES 2022: We break down outstanding trends and the most compelling Connectivity and Tech announcements from the show floor.
2021 was a year of reckoning across various industries due to the worsening chip crisis. Chip and component supplies ran dry, exposing weaknesses in supply chains, while manufacturers scrambled to adjust product lines.
Tesla remains king of EVs thanks to exponential growth, despite the chip crisis: Strong sales in China and Europe propelled growth, but safety worries and expensive recalls taint Tesla’s rise.
Ford to offer EV charging, telematics as a service: Covering EV pain points can help Ford gain a foothold in the commercial EV market and lead to wider adoption by government and businesses.
Intel shifts offshore to Malaysia to expand chip fabs: Facing rising competition back home, America's largest chipmaker could benefit from foreign incentives to expand its chip production.
GM’s Silverado EV truck on track for 2023 production: 400-mile range in a full-size electric truck could accelerate shift to EVs—if pricing and battery concerns are addressed.