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The Drako Motors 2,000-hp electric luxury SUV “feels more like a spaceship”

Startup EV manufacturer Drako Motors previewed today the follow-up to its $1.25 million Drako GTE: the 2,000-horsepower Drako Dragon Super-SUV. The...

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Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden steps down as president

Shared micromobility company Bird’s board of directors has appointed Shane Torchiana as president of the company, replacing the company’s...

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Hyundai reveals the IONIQ 6 EV sedan, the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to its IONIQ 5

Hyundai previewed the IONIQ 6 sedan Wednesday, the heavily-anticipated followup to the brand’s popular first battery-electric model, the IONIQ...

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Volkswagen, Siemens invest $450M into Electrify America in EV charging push

Volkswagen Group subsidiary Electrify America said Tuesday it raised $450 million in a deal that includes its first external investor as it aims to...

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BMW taps Valeo for driving assistance systems in its next-gen EVs

BMW Group has tapped Valeo to provide the advanced driver assistance system for the automaker’s new electric vehicle platform due to launch in...

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JD Power: EVs and and plug-in hybrids have more problems than combustion engine cars

Battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids have more problems than the average car, according to the annual J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study...

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Waymo, UPS, others pressure Gov. Newsom to allow autonomous trucking in California

Waymo, Aurora, UPS and Luminar are among a group of 34 autonomous vehicle developers, California business organizations, and automotive and logistics...

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Tesla will go back to court for racial discrimination lawsuit

After former Tesla worker rejected $15M payout, down from jury-awarded $137M, a judge has ordered a new trial.

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Rivian is turning on the first EV fast chargers in its adventure network

Rivian will open this week three EV fast charging sites in California and Colorado as part of the automaker’s bid to build out an...

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How Cadillac plans to use its $300,000 Celestiq EV to rebuild the brand

The Cadillac Celestiq, the brand’s halo EV set to debut during Monterey Car Week in August, will reportedly start around $300,000, pushing it well...

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Volkswagen unveils ID.AERO concept that will provide the basis for 2023 flagship EV

Volkswagen Group unveiled its ID.AERO concept in China on Monday — slated to serve as the inspiration behind the automaker’s flagship EV, and...

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The Station: Cruise turns on the meter, Bird fails to take flight, layoffs come for micromobility

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend...

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LG Electronics is moving into the EV charging business

LG Electronics has acquired AppleMango, a South Korean electric vehicle battery charger developer, as the race to produce everything related to EVs...

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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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The next wave of supply-chain innovation will be driven by startups that help incumbents win

For years, the narrative for innovation in supply chain has focused on the disruptors. Less heralded has been the next wave these disruptors often...

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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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GM is latest to join the race to streamline EV charging

General Motors said Wednesday it will join a growing list of automakers focused on streamlining the EV charging process by equipping its models with...

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Einride to operate its cab-less autonomous pods on U.S. public roads

Einride, the Swedish startup that wants to electrify the autonomous freight industry, will begin operating its purpose-built, self-driving pods on...

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The Boring Company wants to dig a tunnel under Tesla Gigafactory Texas

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has filed an application with the city of Austin to build a tunnel under Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas in Austin....

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Superpedestrian, Voi among the latest micromobility layoffs

As layoffs tear through the startup world, the micromobility industry, which has long struggled to be profitable, is getting hit. Just a couple of...

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Polestar 2 owners now have Apple CarPlay thanks to a software update

Polestar is finally adding Apple CarPlay to its all-electric Polestar 2 sedan via an over-the-air software update, opening the automaker to a large...

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Ford chooses Spain factory to build ‘profitable’ EVs

Ford said Wednesday it will build its next-generation of electric vehicles for Europe at its plant in Valencia, Spain. The automaker said it chose...

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To succeed in the mass market, EV makers must focus on cost, not speed

As the global EV industry ramps up and crosses into the mass market, automakers must switch their focus from speed to cost, according to the...

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Lime suspends operations in South Korea due to “chaotic scooter environment”

Shared micromobility operator Lime will temporarily shut down its operations in several South Korean cities at the end of the month. Lime attributes...

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It’s time to talk about consolidation in the EV charging industry

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill included a $7.5 billion tranche of cash set aside to build out a national network of 500,000 electric...

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Former Tesla worker rejects $15M payout in racial abuse lawsuit

A Black former worker at Tesla’s Fremont, California assembly plant has rejected a $15 million payout from the automaker in a lawsuit alleging...

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Mobility marketplaces and auto repair on TechCrunch Live

Walker Drewett founded NuBrakes in May 2019. According to Mike Ghaffary, GP at Canvas Ventures, Drewett is building a high-growth business powered by...

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