AutoComplete: Faraday Future partners with LG Chem for EV batteriesFord faces two federal investigations, and Alexa integration comes to electric Fords.
Today is Tuesday, October 4th and here is what's making news on RoadShow. We still haven't seen any production intent cars from EV start-up Faraday Future. But at least we now know what's going to power them. The mysterious new auto maker just entered into a partnership with LG Chem. Which also supplies batteries for Chevrolet's Volt. Faraday and LG are shacking up to develop a scalable battery platform that will underpin the company's future EVs. Now, all Faraday needs is, well A car. Ford has reportedly coming under a Federal investigation for two separate issues with its vehicles. The first involves 380,000 Ford Edge crossovers and their door latches that might not work correctly resulting in lights that will turn off and doors that might open its speed. The second covers 262,000 Fusion Sedans and their power steering that might fail to provide assist at a moment's notice Both recalls are tangentially related to pre-existing recalls, so it's likely that we'll see these investigations turn into full blown recalls as well. In a bit of better news for Ford, the automaker is preparing to roll off Amazon's Alexa integration by year's end. It will work with three vehicles to start, the C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi, and Focus Electric. Owners will be able to control smart home features from their cars, and car features, like remote start from inside their house. Thankfully you'll need a security code to access vehicle functions remotely. This system will make it's way to additional Ford models in 2017. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com and we'll talk to you tomorrow.