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SpaceX Has Talked to Apple About Starlink Connectivity for iPhone: Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday the company has held talks with Apple for SpaceX Starlink connectivity for the iPhone. Just yesterday, Apple announced its new iPhone 14 lineup will support Emergency SOS with satellite, a feature that allows for communications when no cell signals or Wi-Fi is available. Apple is partnering with Globalstar […]

2024 Chevy Equinox EV Pricing to Start at $30,000

General Motors (GM) shared a press release on Thursday detailing the 2024 Equinox EV’s two different design personalities and several different trim options. The Equinox will come in either LT or RS personalities, with trim options including 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, 2RS and 3RS. The base-level 1LT trim option comes with either front-wheel drive (FWD) in […]

Ford BlueCruise Adds Hands-Free Lane Changing, Other Features

Ford BlueCruise is adding hands-free lane changing to the Mustang Mach-E and starting this fall, according to a press release shared on Thursday. In addition to Lane Change Assist, the software’s 1.2 update is adding Predictive Speed Assist to account for upcoming curves and slowdowns, and In-Lane Repositioning for managing larger vehicles in surrounding lanes. […]

Rivian Partners with Mercedes on Electric Van Production

Rivian and Mercedes-Benz signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic partnership to produce electric vans, as detailed in a press release shared on Thursday. The joint venture will produce custom electric vans for both brands, with both automakers seeking leverage on shared investments and costs. Rivian and Mercedes are also looking to increase operational […]

Maserati Says GranTurismo Folgore EV Can Hit Over 200 mph Top Speed

A new update shows that Maserati’s newest electric vehicle (EV) Stellantis’s plans to go 100 percent battery-electric in Europe by 2030. Maserati’s GranTurismo Folgore EV is Stellantis’s first full-electric coupe, and the automaker says it will feature an over-200-mph top speed and a 0-60 mph acceleration of just 2.6 seconds, as revealed in a YouTube […]

Canada Ranks Second to Last in Global EV Readiness: Study

Which countries are most ready for electric vehicles? The answer may not come as a surprise for industry enthusiasts, but North America may not be as prepared as some once thought. Canada ranked second to last out of 14 countries in accounting firm EY’s global index of EV readiness, as The Financial Post reports. The […]

China’s BYD Jumps to No. 2 in Global EV Battery Market

The world’s electric vehicle (EV) market is growing rapidly as led by the Chinese auto market, and BYD is quickly moving upward as one of the world’s largest EV battery sellers, as shown in a new report. BYD surpassed LG Energy Solutions as the world’s second-largest EV battery seller in July, supplying a total of […]

NIO Launches ‘Air’ AR Glasses to Watch Movies in Your Car

NIO on Monday officially launched the NIO Air augmented reality (AR) glasses for in-car entertainment — reports CnEVPost. The Chinese electric vehicle (EV) company partnered with AR tech brand Nreal to develop the product. Nreal last month debuted its own AR headset, the Nreal Air — which the NIO Air is derived from — in […]

Apple Tops Tesla in Future EV Interest, Despite No Car Yet: Survey

Apple came out ahead of actual automotive brands like Tesla and BMW in a recent car buyer interest survey despite the tech giant never even confirming it’s working on a vehicle, let alone delivering any, according to a study by Strategic Vision (via Business Insider). Strategic Vision recently surveyed 200,000 new-vehicle owners to find out […]