Harri Weber

Harri Weber was a senior writer at TechCrunch covering climate. Her work has also appeared in Gizmodo, Fast Company, VentureBeat, dot.LA, Input and The Next Web. Get in touch: harri@harri.fm

The Latest from Harri Weber

Flexport may lay off workers yet again

Flexport, a logistics company with $2.7 billion in funding, is reportedly planning additional layoffs.

Startup brewing waste to replace palm oil gets Gates Foundation cash

The Gates Foundation is pumping millions into C16 Biosciences, the Y Combinator-backed company fermenting palm oil alternatives.

Tesla’s solar installs drop, but battery business is booming

It was a bad year for Tesla solar — its worst since 2020.

No impact without revenue? That’s ArcTern’s climate tech thesis

"If you're not making money, you're not having impact," said ArcTern Ventures managing partner Murray McCaig.

Reencle teases a hungrier, quieter home composter — for a price

If the upcoming smart composter works as advertised, it'll help households reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from food waste, while generating nutrient-rich fertilizer for gardens.

Alphabet’s Wing supersizes delivery drones to tow big orders

Wing, the drone delivery company operated by Alphabet, aims to introduce a larger craft capable of towing heavier 5-pound packages.

Hydrogen is back. At least, CES 2024 suggests it is.

Hydrogen vehicles never really caught on, and yet at CES 2024 fuel-cell vehicles of all sizes litter the show floor. What gives?

WTF is a ‘software-defined vehicle?’

Like any good buzz phrase, “software-defined vehicle” is as straightforward as it is obtuse. If you’re trying to figure out what automakers and suppliers mean by this term — which was all over

Honda bets its electric future on ‘thin, light’ 0 series EVs at CES 2024

It's not much to go on, but it's still our closest look yet at Honda's electrified future.

Big offshore wind farms are now transmitting sweet, sweet battery juice to the US grid

Moments before midnight on Tuesday, a single turbine near Martha’s Vineyard delivered 5 megawatts of renewable energy to the New England grid. The turbine is one out of 62 planned for Vineyard Wind.

The small and affordable EVs we lost in 2023

From the ElectraMeccanica Solo to the Honda e, let's remember all the small and low(er)-priced electric vehicles that didn't make it in 2023.

Lucid CFO bounces after Gravity SUV debut

Lucid chief financial officer Sherry House is leaving to "pursue other opportunities" just days after the automaker fell off the Nasdaq-100 index.

Tesla’s $50,000 threat to Cybertruck resellers may be back after all

Tesla’s warning to Cybertruck resellers and scalpers appears to be back. An apparent early Cybertruck buyer claims they spotted Tesla’s $50,000 legal threat again in an order agreement for

Fiat’s new EV looks like the anti-Cybertruck

Last week, Tesla dropped details on the Cybertruck and maxed-out Cyberbeast. After all that talk of supersized trucks, the North American release of the Fiat 500e buggy hits like a frosty mug of ice w

Tesla’s cheapest vehicle is losing half its tax credit next year

Tesla’s lowest-priced vehicle, the rear-wheel-drive Model 3, won’t be eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit as of next year.  Tesla started warning buyers (and window-shoppers)

What’s up with Tesla’s Cybertruck? Everything to know about the much-hyped electric pickup

After four years, the long-awaited launch of the Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup has come and gone. The boxy vehicle is Tesla’s first new model since 2020, when it started delivering the Model Y. Y

How the Tesla Cyberbeast compares to other high-priced electric pickups

After keeping some key specs close to its proverbial chest, Tesla is finally sharing more details about the final production versions of the Cybertruck electric pickup. Tesla published battery, speed

Tesla’s cheapest Cybertruck won’t drop until 2025

Bad news: If you had your heart set on a sub-$40,000 Cybertruck, it ain’t coming next year, if ever. Though Tesla plans to ramp up production of its electric pickup in 2024, the company clarifie

Again Bio’s bacteria eats exhaust and spits vinegar (for the climate)

Again Bio says its modified bacteria currently eats about a ton of CO2 per day. Spun out by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, Again Bio sics its hungry microbes on flue gas from a wa

Polestar’s climate-tweeting bot isn’t actually a bot, for good reason

“When is a bot a person?,” my colleague Kirsten asked after I learned that Polestar’s climate bot is more human than machine. Polestar launched its “Truth Bot” on X (form
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