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Why LFP batteries are poised to bring down entry-level EV prices

An older, cheaper and safer battery technology is poised to reshape battery manufacturing worldwide and boost EV sales in the U.S. — if the global...

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What’s the ‘secret sauce’ behind Croatian EV maker Rimac?

Rimac Group made headlines after raising a Series D round that valued the Croatian startup at $2.2 billion, prompting the question: How has it...

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Ghost kitchens ride into college campuses on the backs of delivery bots

Universities are increasingly relying on bots to both address labor shortages and explore new business opportunities, such as delivery-only kitchens,...

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Dual-chemistry battery tech could push BMW’s iX EV to 600-mile range

BMW’s iX was introduced late last year with a maximum range of 324 miles. With the prototype, ONE is hoping to nearly double that to 600 miles.

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US battery production enters new era as Solid Power’s pilot production line debuts

By Solid Power’s very realistic timeline, we might have the opportunity to buy a solid-state battery EV as soon as 2028.

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Unlikely players team up to lead South Korea’s air taxi industry

South Korea, which lacks the VC, entrepreneurial ecosystem and aerospace legacy of the U.S., might be the first to lay the groundwork for taking air...

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The US is about to get serious about EVs

The US market for electric vehicles is at an inflection point. Get ready for mass adoption.

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Chrysler’s first EV draws inspiration from the Pacifica minivan

Based on the Chrysler Airflow crossover concept, this inaugural EV is tasked with setting the design direction for parent company Stellantis’ $35...

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Salty, subterranean water could relieve world’s lithium shortage

Today’s lithium mines can't hope to meet skyrocketing demand. Startups like Lilac Solutions and Vulcan Energy Resources have leaped into...

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Investors reward battery startup SES for losing money (but not too much)

While R&D work continues on its lithium-metal technology, an increasing amount of SES' cash is going toward building facilities in the ramp...

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Revel founder Frank Reig a year later on driving EV adoption in big cities

"We literally have millions of vehicles that need to transition to electric, and there’s really no charging in sight, which is where our...

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Battery startups are working to disrupt more than just cars and trucks

Startups no longer have to pretend that they’re going to be the Next Big Thing in electrified mobility -- they can acknowledge that they have far...

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Batteries have become VC and PE’s most electric investment opportunity

Five years ago, battery startups attracted important but not transformative investments. But money began pouring in toward the end of 2020. What...

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Exclusive look at patent filings reveals Our Next Energy’s plans for a no-compromise EV battery pack

TechCrunch reviewed ONE’s patent applications and has an exclusive look at how the company plans to merge different battery types into a pack...

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Steer’s Anuja Sonalker explains the benefits of chasing the less glitzy side of autonomy

"We are revenue positive and we are cash-flow positive. We have a strong balance sheet and good reserves. All of our operations today are...

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Hype, hope and money: Your guide to all the EV SPAC investigations going on

If 2020 and 2021 were the years of the SPAC, 2022 is shaping up to be the year of the reprimand.

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Why EV startups should’ve hit the brakes before merging with a SPAC

The blank-check boom that made real many electric vehicle manufacturers' dreams of going public may be nearing a close.

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Co-founders of Ukrainian startup Delfast discuss navigating through a crisis

"Every morning starts with a check-in on Slack with all the colleagues. It’s important to keep in touch and know that everyone is fine, or as...

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4 eVTOL trends moving the air taxi industry closer to takeoff

The billions raised by eVTOL companies last year mean one thing for 2022 — massive growth. These trends will influence how entrepreneurs and...

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Tortoise co-founder Dmitry Shevelenko: ‘You can’t do too many things at the same time’

We spoke to Tortoise founder Dmitry Shevelenko about the future of micromobility, how to own changing business directions, difficulties in sidewalk...

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Intel’s plan to free Mobileye brings welcome IPO heat check

The Mobileye IPO really does matter for the startup market’s largest players, and a host of smaller, less well-known tech startups that would also...

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Waabi’s Raquel Urtasun on the importance of differentiating your startup

Raquel Urtasun discusses starting a business after working for a larger company, the surprises of being a founder and why freight will be the first...

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Exploring the many faces of sidewalk delivery robots with Cartken’s Anjali Jindal Naik

"Sidewalks, to us, seem like the best way to get to an origin and an end destination. So that's kind of where we've landed."

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What’s driving China’s autonomous vehicle frenzy?

China's autonomous vehicle industry saw a period of unprecedented acceleration in 2021, with over $8.5 billion invested in robotaxi startups,...

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3 views on CES 2022

CES is still a fantastic car show — but if you work at a hardware startup, it's time to rethink your media strategy.

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Ample’s John de Souza on the merits of B2B, company culture and investors who get it

Ample co-founder John de Souza shared the merits of a B2B GTM strategy, how to create a fun and functional company culture and what it takes to go...

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Einride founder Robert Falck on his moral obligation to electrify autonomous trucking

Einride CEO and founder Robert Falck talks about his strategy for scaling revenue, why autonomous vehicles should be built on electric platforms and...

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Shareholders approve Bird-SPAC merger, stock promptly falls

Shares of Switchback II Corporation are off more than 14% today, appearing to sell off sharply following news that the SPAC's merger with...

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