Kirsten Korosec

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TuSimple’s self-driving truck network takes shape with Ryder partnership

TuSimple, the self-driving truck company that went public earlier this year, has partnered with Ryder as part of its plan to build out a freight network that will support its autonomous trucking opera

Argo AI can now offer the public rides in its autonomous vehicles in California

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and VW, has landed a permit in California that will allow the company to give people free rides in its self-driving vehicles on the st

Nikola founder Trevor Milton indicted on three counts of fraud

Milton 'engaged in a fraudulent scheme to deceive retail investors' for his own personal benefit, according to the federal indictment unsealed by U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan.

Redwood Materials raises $700M to expand its battery recycling operation

The company's post-funding valuation is $3.7 billion, according to a source familiar with the investment round.

Tesla delays Semi truck to 2022; Cybertruck back-burnered for Model Y

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has warned about battery supply constraints before and the effect it might have on the Tesla Semi. That warning was apparently warranted.

Tesla’s quarterly profit surpasses $1 billion

Tesla reported Monday an eye-popping $1.14 billion in net income in the second quarter, results that blew past analyst expectations and marked the first time the company’s quarterly profit (on a

Polestar to double its retail stores as it seeks to ramp up EV sales

Polestar plans to launch in nine more markets this year, doubling its global presence as it seeks to sell more of its electric sedans.

Troubled EV company Lordstown Motors gets $400M lifeline in stock-sale agreement

This new agreement could allow Lordstown to continue by providing the much-needed capital required to produce its first electric vehicle.

The Station: Rivian adds to its EV war chest, Sec. Buttigieg is coming to Disrupt, Argo preps to launch with Lyft

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. 

Rivian raises another $2.5B, pushing its EV war chest up to $10.5B

Rivian announced Friday that it has closed a $2.5 billion private funding round led by Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, D1 Capital Partners, Ford Motor and funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price A

GM is bringing its upgraded hands-free Super Cruise driving system to 6 vehicles in 2022

GM is rolling out three major upgrades including automatic lanes changes and towing support to its hands-free driver assistance system Super Cruise and making it available in six vehicles, including t

Rivian is planning a second US factory

Rivian, the Amazon-backed electric automaker that aims to be the first to bring an EV pickup truck to market, plans to open a second U.S. manufacturing factory, sources told TechCrunch, confirming an

US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is coming to Disrupt

The myriad emerging and longer-term transportation technologies promise to change how people and packages move about the world or within their own neighborhoods. They also present myriad regulatory an

Mercedes-Benz to build eight battery factories in push to become electric-only automaker by 2030

Mercedes-Benz laid out Thursday a €40 billion ($47 billion) plan to become an electric-only automaker by the end of the decade, a target that will push the company to become more vertically integrat

Uber Freight acquires Transplace for $2.25B

Uber Freight, the logistics business spun out of Uber in 2018, has acquired Transplace for about $2.25 billion from private equity group TPG Capital, according to regulatory filings. The deal announce

Argo, Ford to launch self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing app

Autonomous vehicle technology startup Argo AI and its backer and customer Ford plan to launch at least 1,000 self-driving vehicles on Lyft’s ride-hailing network in a number of cities over the n

Elon Musk: Tesla to open up global charging network to other EVs later this year

Tesla will allow other electric vehicles to access its global network of chargers later this year, CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday. The comment follows years of chatter by Musk that signaled the company

Intel’s Mobileye takes its autonomous vehicle testing program to New York City

Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, has expanded its autonomous vehicle testing program to New York City as part of its strategy to develop and deploy the technology. New York City joins a number of othe

ChargePoint to buy European charging software startup for $295M

ChargePoint struck a deal to buy European charging software company has·to·be for €250 million ($295 million) in cash and stock, the electric vehicle charging network’s first acquisition sin

GM confirms a third electric pickup truck is in development

GM will add a full-size electric pickup truck to its GMC lineup, the latest in a string of EV product announcements by the automaker in the past year as it pushes to deliver more than 1 million electr
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