NextEV issued autonomous vehicle test permit in Silicon Valley

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NextEV has been issued an autonomous vehicle testing permit by the California DMV that will enable it to begin testing on public roads. The company has also opened its new headquarters in Silicon Valley, California, where approximately 400 experts will be based. The 85,000ft2 facility will serve as the center of NextEV’s global software development and as its North American headquarters.

NextEV USA CEO Padmasree Warrior said, “The new space will enable us to continue to build the team and bring in amazing talent to create a next-generation, autonomous electric vehicle that will change the entire experience of owning and operating a car. Our new autonomous vehicle permit will now allow us to gather more data to perfect our intelligent, electric vehicles for the road.”

NextEV plans to produce a zero-emission vehicle that will help achieve the California Governor Jerry Brown’s recently released 2016 Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan. As part of this, it will deploy 1.5 million ZEVs by 2025 with the goal of reducing California’s petroleum use by up to 50% by 2030.

October 18, 2016

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