With vehicle technology advancing significantly, all signs point to a major transformation in the automotive industry over the next decade. With rideshare companies, electric cars and autonomous vehicles increasingly a part of the landscape, here are six electric car producing companies that are taking the battle for the future of the automobile industry to the streets.
Location: San Jose, CA
NIO manufactures and markets electric vehicles. It offers electric cars under the EP9, EVE, and ES8 brand names.The company says its mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle, and to that end it also races in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship with its NIO Formula E team.
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Xos builds commercial electric vehicles and the batteries that power them. The company argues that electrification will save the U.S. commercial fleet money, improve the environment, and that electric vehicles have come of age in terms of performance and convenience.
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Byton seeks to turn cars into a fully connected next-generation smart device on wheels. It is convinced that spurring the changeover to electric vehicles is not about improving driving performance, but rather providing intelligent technologies customers care about.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Fisker is an automotive company that manufactures electric cars with long range and fast charging. The company develops unique, high-performance, electric vehicles with new game-changing battery technology.
Location: Newark, CA
Lucid Motors intends to create an electric car that elevates the human experience and transcends the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence.The company says it wants to return to the fundamentals of great car design with its vehicles.
Location: Herndon, VA
Volkswagen designs, manufactures and distributes passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, engines, and turbomachinery and offers related services including financing, leasing, and fleet management.It sells passenger cars under brand names such as Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda, and Volkswagen marques; motorcycles under the Ducati brand; and commercial vehicles under the MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles marques.