Kirsten Korosec

Senior reporter and editor at TechCrunch.

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QuantumScape loses manufacturing chief over management style mismatch

Celina Mikolajczak, who has held senior roles at Tesla and Panasonic, resigned from QuantumScape less than a year after taking the chief manufacturing officer position at the solid-state battery compa

Why Porsche is turning to startup builder UP.Labs to solve its biggest problems

John Kuolt hates the term “incubator” — at least when describing UP.Labs, a new venture that launched this week with inaugural partner Porsche. “It has a connotation that we aren&#

US safety regulators expand Tesla Autopilot investigation

U.S. federal safety regulators have “upgraded” its investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot advanced driver assistance system after discovering new incidents of the EVs crashing into par

Gatik’s self-driving trucks to haul Georgia-Pacific goods to Sam’s Club stores

Gatik, the autonomous vehicle startup focused on the “middle mile,” will start using its self-driving trucks this summer to deliver Georgia-Pacific paper goods like Dixie cups and Quilted

The Station: Ford’s vision for dealerships and Rimac’s big raise

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Elon Musk orders hiring freeze, warns of job cuts at Tesla in latest leaked email

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has directed executives to pause all hiring and prepare for job cuts, according to a leaked email that was first viewed by Reuters. Tesla shares fell 8.5% following the Reuters rep

Ford to invest $3.7B in US factories, add 6,200 union jobs in push to build more EVs

Ford said Thursday it will invest $3.7 billion and add more than 6,200 union manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri as part of the automaker’s plan to sell 2 million EVs a year global

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

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

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Argo AI launches driverless autonomous vehicle testing in Miami, Austin

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology company backed by Ford and Volkswagen, is launching driverless testing operations in Miami and Austin, a significant milestone for the startup that illustrat

Rivian founder RJ Scaringe snaps up $1M worth of EV maker’s stock

Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe bought 41,000 shares of company stock worth about $1 million, a securities filing posted Monday afternoon shows. The latest proxy filing, which pre-dated this purcha

Rivian says pricing dispute with seat supplier threatens Amazon van program

Rivian filed a complaint against Commercial Vehicle Group, alleging that the supplier violated a contract and nearly doubled prices on a custom seat package bound for the electric vans it’s prod

The Station: VW resurrects Scout as an EV brand and mobility SPACs have a helluva week

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Hear from Aurora, Nvidia and Waymo about the two roads to autonomous driving at TC Sessions: Mobility

The road to commercializing autonomous vehicle technology for people has split into two paths. In one camp, AV developers like Argo AI, Aurora, Cruise, Motional, Waymo and Zoox are aiming straight for

Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe is coming to TechCrunch Disrupt this October

In the growing catalog of EV automakers that have launched in recent years, Rivian is perhaps the buzziest. The company’s two all-electric vehicles, the R1S SUV and R1T pickup, have captured the

Canoo warns it may not have enough funds to bring EVs to market

Canoo’s first-quarter earnings shows a company burning through cash, no near-term revenue and a warning that it may not have enough money to stay in business. Shares of Canoo, which were down 5%

VW aims to launch Scout, an EV off-roading brand

VW Group is on the precipice of launching a new dedicated EV company in the United States called Scout that will produce an all-electric pickup and a rugged off-roading SUV geared toward the American

Here’s everything you’ll see at TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility next week

TC Sessions: Mobility is back, and this year we are bringing together the best and brightest founders, investors, engineers and experts on the future of transportation for a two-day, in-person event

Rivian shares down more than 17% following report of Ford sell-off

Rivian’s stock price fell more than 17% Monday, a drop prompted by a CNBC report that Ford was selling 8 million shares of the EV automaker. Ford held a 12% stake, or about 102 million shares, o

The Station: Lyft and Uber driver incentives, Formula 1 tech and unpacking Rivian’s $1.5B incentives package

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