Rose Velazquez | Feb 08, 2023

Technology companies of all backgrounds are working to make industries more sustainable, and the transportation sector is no exception.

Concern about the environmental impact of gas and diesel powered engines have made many people think more seriously about electric vehicles as a viable and more efficient alternative, and as a result, the EV industry has taken off. Data from Statista shows revenue in the electric vehicle market is expected to reach more than $450 billion in 2023, climbing toward $858 billion in 2027.

Electric car technology has made great strides, going from a fringe luxury product to the new standard in automotive manufacturing. Electric vehicles now include sports cars, freight trucks, bikes and many other products designed to make travel easier, quicker and more eco-friendly. 

Take a look at this list of electric car companies helping increase mobility while reducing their energy footprint.

Electric Car Companies to Know

  • Tesla
  • Lucid Motors
  • Zoox
  • Aptiv
  • Rivian
  • NIO
  • Nissan
  • Volvo

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Electric Car Companies to Know

1. Waymo

Location: Mountain View, California

Waymo wants to make self-driving technology the norm. The company began as a division of Google and has advanced to piloting both a self-driving shipping fleet, Waymo Via, and a ride-hailing service, Waymo One. Waymo offers a safe alternative to human-driven transportation along with a fully electric fleet to prioritize efficiency and responsibility at the same time.


2. ChargePoint

Location: Campbell, California

ChargePoint manages a network of accessible electric vehicle charging stations. These stations help power more efficient mobility and encourage the transition to sustainable transportation. Supporting individual drivers, logistics companies and everyone in between, ChargePoint offers a mobile app customers can use to discover and map available charging stations.


3. WeaveGrid

Location: San Francisco, California

WeaveGrid’s aim is to build an infrastructure network to support the widespread adoption of electric vehicles and power decarbonization efforts. The company’s software uses cloud technology to keep the EV grid connected and compliant with security and reliability regulations. Its team hails from diverse backgrounds in utilities, cleantech, software and other industries, combining their unique experiences and perspectives to deliver smart charging solutions to EV users across the country.


4. Piaggio Fast Forward

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Piaggio Fast Forward is the creator of Gita, an intuitive robot that pairs with people to help them transport goods wherever they go. Though not an electric car, Gita is fully rechargeable and uses machine vision technology to track movement and stay on course with the person it is paired with while possessing “pedestrian etiquette” capabilities to avoid people and obstacles.


5. General Motors

Location: Detroit, Michigan

With over 100 years of experience, General Motors is pushing for an all-electric future for the car industry. The company strives to create electric vehicles that are inclusive and accessible. Through its Ultium platform, General Motors can create several models of EVs with a flexible battery architecture.


6. Tesla

Location: Austin, Texas

Tesla is one of the leading electric car manufacturers and developers in the world. It was one of the first companies to perfect EV design. In addition to developing and marketing high-speed electric vehicles, the company also develops solar panels designed for use in businesses and homes.


7. Ford Motor Company

Location: Dearborn, Michigan

In addition to having multiple vehicle models available as hybrids, Ford also produces three all-electric vehicles. That includes the E-Transit, which is a commercial cargo van offered with three different options for length and roof height.


8. Uber

Location: San Francisco, California

Uber is among the largest rideshare companies in the world, helping provide people with on-demand rides in cities across the globe. The company launched its Uber Comfort Electric and Uber Green options, allowing riders to connect only with drivers who drive hybrid or fully-electric cars. The company plans to feature only electric cars in its fleet by 2030.


9. Nissan

Location: Franklin, Tennessee

Nissan has been producing its all-electric LEAF since 2010, when it debuted as the first electric vehicle available on the mass market. The company is adding another model to its EV portfolio in 2023 with the release of the Nissan ARIYA.


10. Zoox

Location: Foster City, California

Zoox is a ride-hailing company that works to make taxi services fully reliant on electric and self-driving technologies. Zoox’s team designs all of its software and hardware in house, and its vehicles feature technologies like sensor lidar, real-time computing tech and 360-degree field of view.


11. Aptiv

Location: Dublin, Ireland

APTIV is one of the world's leading electric vehicle architecture providers, focusing on making transportation technologies more efficient by supporting the broad adoption of EV technology. The company has developed solutions for advanced safety and autonomous driving, among other aspects of vehicle design.

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12. ABB

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

ABB is a green technology company that markets a comprehensive suite of sustainability-focused products that include control room solutions, low voltage products, generators and mechanical power transmissions. ABB’s team has multiple decades of experience serving the automotive, chemical, railway, logistics and marine industries, as well as dozens of others.


13. Rivian

Location: Irvine, California

Two models of Rivian’s “electric adventure vehicle” with on-road and off-road capabilities have been in production and are available for reservation with a refundable deposit. The company’s R1T pickup truck is capable of covering between 260 and 400 miles depending on battery and engine customizations and the R1S, with its three rows of seats, can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in about three seconds. Rivian also works with clients to help them electrify their commercial vehicle fleets.


14. Nikola Motor Company

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Nikola builds electric semi-trucks. One model, the TRE BEV that became available in 2021, can travel up to 350 miles and has a charge time of approximately two hours. The company has a hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric truck set to become available in 2023.


15. NIO

Location: Shanghai, China

NIO produces several electric vehicle models, including its ES8 flagship SUV and the EP9, which the company boasts is “one of the world’s fastest electric cars” as it set two lap records in 2017. NIO cars are available in China, and the company has begun to expand into Norway and Germany as well. NIO also has an R&D center in San Jose, California.


16. Lucid Motors

Location: Newark, California

Lucid Motors aims to combine sustainability with luxury, developing smart electric vehicles equipped with the features of traditional luxury cars. Lucid Motors' vehicles are capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds, and have a charging time of around 20 minutes. They also feature smart ecosystems that enable voice control, mobile connectivity and cutting-edge GPS technology.


17. Revel

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Revel is a ride-sharing company that operates a fleet of electric vehicles and scooters in Miami, Brooklyn, Austin and a number of other large cities. Revel customers can register and request vehicles via a mobile app, with rental rates charged by the minute or hour to offer different options for travel.


18. Lightning eMotors

Location: Loveland, Colorado

Lightning eMotors specifically serves the logistics industry by manufacturing electric power systems for use in vans, buses, trucks and other vehicles. By developing state of the art, zero-emissions technologies, Lightning eMotors helps companies optimize their fleets both for energy conservation and efficiency.


19. Electra Vehicles

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Electra Vehicles designs electric energy storage and usage systems for both vehicle and power grid use cases, helping optimize energy consumption and battery lifetimes. With a team previously hailing from NASA, Toyota and other leading institutions, Electra Vehicles’ product offerings include an application that compares battery options to help companies choose the best one for their electric vehicles.


20. Faraday Future

Location: Gardena, California

Faraday Future develops “next-generation smart electric connected vehicles,” the first of which is the FF 91 that was available for preorder as of the first half of 2023. The company says the vehicle will travel upwards of 300 miles per battery charge, be equipped to operate autonomously and have zero gravity seats.


21. Chevrolet

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet has two fully-electric vehicle models already on the market, the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. The company has three more electric vehicles on the way, including the Silverado EV pickup truck.


22. Volvo Group

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo’s vehicles include two pure electric car offerings along with five hybrid models. A third electric vehicle model, the EX90 SUV, is available for reservation and is expected to be delivered to drivers in 2024. The company is aiming to make at least half of its vehicle offerings entirely electric by 2025.


23. Volta Charging

Location: San Francisco, California

Volta Charging partners with companies to provide charging stations for electric vehicle drivers. The company’s charging stations also double as advertising locations, giving partner brands the ability to market their products through a sustainable platform.


24. Hyliion

Location: Cedar Park, Texas

Hyliion is a sustainability-focused transportation company that develops powertrain technologies and battery solutions that make electric vehicles more affordable and accessible. The company's scalable solutions make it easier for clients to integrate electric vehicles into their pre-existing fleets, reducing the need for replacing entire infrastructures and helping more companies achieve zero emissions.


25. Hyzon Motors

Location: Rochester, New York

Hyzon Motors is a startup focused on decarbonization through hydrogen cell fueled, zero emissions vehicle technology. The company’s main goal is to reduce emissions in the logistics industry, and its team builds trucks and other fleet vehicles capable of running logistics operations without relying on gas or diesel.


26. Arrival

Location: London, England

Arrival is a car manufacturer focused on transitioning the transportation industry to a zero-emissions model by building affordable and accessible electric vehicles. In addition to passenger cars, Arrival also builds electric vans and buses. The company partners with government organizations and corporations to help them become more sustainable and energy efficient.


27. Envoy There

Location: Culver City, California

Envoy connects real estate property owners with electric vehicle fleets they can use to increase mobility throughout their properties while still conserving energy. The company's mobile transportation platform provides users with the ability to request and reserve electric vehicles on demand, helping streamline travel throughout apartment complexes, hotels and corporate environments.


28. Ztractor

Location: Palo Alto, California

Ztractor is a developer of autonomous and electric vehicles built for use in the agriculture sector, helping modernize farming and providing tools businesses can use to increase their yield. The vehicles are equipped with sensors, cameras and GPS systems to process real-time environmental data and improve crop conditions.

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29. Rad Power bikes

Location: Seattle, Washington

Rad Power Bikes is the biggest electric bike company in the United States with a footprint that extends to 30 countries. The company aims to combine efficiency with comfort to help make sustainable transportation more appealing, offering bike options for off-roading, city transit and utility purposes.


30. Canoo

Location: Justin, Texas

From personal vehicles to cargo delivery trucks, Canoo’s many electric vehicle offerings support both individual and corporate clients sustainably in their transportation needs. Walmart signed an agreement to purchase 4,500 EVs from Canoo to be used for deliveries starting in 2023.


31. Autowatts

Location: Denver, Colorado

Autowatts combines the best of solar technology and electric vehicle technology with its energy financing platform. Clients can use the platform to shop around for solar options to power their EV at home, plan for installation and close deals all online.


32. WiTricity

Location: Watertown, Massachusetts

WiTricity provides a creative new method for supporting sustainable travel, offering electric vehicle owners the ability to wirelessly charge their cars. WiTricity removes the hassle of additional components or wires by providing a park-and-charge, cord-free charging option that works just as quickly and effectively as plug-in chargers.


33. Forth

Location: Portland, Oregon

Forth is an innovator in electric and smart vehicle technology, making both fully electric and hybrid-electric vehicles accessible for personal and ride-sharing use. The company's online platform collects data and specs on vehicle range, horsepower and other features, as well as provides customers with information on pricing and rebate options.


34. Levy Electric

Location: New York, New York

Levy Electric offers city dwellers a versatile method of transportation that helps users get from point A to point B quickly and efficiently. The company provides its users a range of scooters that are integrated with long-range batteries and cruise control.


35. Open Motors

Location: Palo Alto, California

Open Motors takes a different approach to electric vehicle development, offering existing car manufacturers a platform they can use to design, model and create their own electric vehicles. The shared platform helps companies save on R&D costs, and provides emerging startups with a database for adapting and creating their own individual products.


36. Proterra

Location: Burlingame, California

Proterra aims to make public transit more fuel efficient and sustainable, building buses, trucks and other heavy duty vehicles to increase the adoption of clean power. With both mass transit and commercial vehicles in the company’s product portfolio, Proterra helps corporate and government organizations move away from fossil fuel reliance and toward electric power without compromising efficiency.

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