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Elon Musk is unabashed about his obsession with manufacturing. Over the years, Tesla has gradually gained recognition in the manufacturing world through improving its production quality. Now two Tesla veterans want to share their smart factory know-how to other automakers through a nascent startup.…

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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 “adventure” network along interstates as well as locations near recreational activities aligned with its customer base. The first Level 3 DC fast charg…

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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 lithium supply remains stable.

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Want an EV? You may have to wait

Surging demand for this year’s most hotly anticipated EVs is smashing order books and lengthening waitlists. The $60,000 Cadillac Lyriq SUV is the latest model to close its 2023 order book. The automaker said it has shifted the Lyriq’s waitlist to the 2024 model, which is still open for orders. But…

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TuneIn’s live radio platform will be in Rivian EVs

TuneIn, the radio service that allows users to stream news, sports, music and podcasts, will be built into Rivian’s R1T electric trucks, the company confirmed on Tuesday. Rivian had previously mentioned integrating TuneIn, along with Spotify, into its EVs in a Twitter thread that delved into …

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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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The Station: EV SPACs face new regulatory speed bump, more on Rivian’s reorg and VW weighs direct sales for Scout brand

Welcome back to The Station, your weekly guide to everything going on in the world of transportation. Many readers of this weekly newsletter are likely enjoying a three-day weekend thanks to the Memorial Day holiday. So, this week I will keep it a wee bit shorter. Before we get started, check out t…

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Rivian hires a new COO amid other leadership and organizational shifts

Frank Klein will join the company on June 1 as Rivian’s new COO to oversee the automaker’s production, manufacturing engineering and supply chain.

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The Station: All the news out of TC Sessions: Mobility, #PoorElon and a sobering NHTSA report

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi frens, welcome back to The Station, your weekly guide to everything going on in the world of transportation. First up, TechCrunch finally …

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YC makes a Product Hunt, Product Hunt makes an a16z, a16z makes a YC

Tech innovation is a cycle, especially in the main character-driven world of early-stage venture capital and copycat nature of startups.

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When do layoffs matter? Trick question — always

Equity is the TechCrunch podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

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