Kirsten Korosec

Senior reporter and editor at TechCrunch.

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Ford’s adventure with Tesla superchargers officially begins

Owners of Ford EVs now have access to more than 15,000 Tesla superchargers across the U.S. and Canada, nine months after the two automakers struck a deal that would eventually ripple through the rest

Hyundai-backed autonomous company Motional cuts 5% of workforce

Motional, the autonomous vehicle company born out of a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, told employees Wednesday it will cut about 5% of its workforce, TechCrunch has learned. The

Polestar lands $1B loan to keep EV plans on track

Polestar secured a $950 million loan from a dozen banks, critical funds needed to keep its EV plans moving forward following Volvo’s decision to pull back its financial support of the electric a

Stellantis CEO dishes on Waymo, Rivian cuts staff and the great EV softening continues

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Stellantis CEO says there’s still life in Waymo deal for self-driving delivery vans

Stellantis, the automaker that owns 14 brands, including Chrysler, Jeep and Ram, and autonomous vehicle technology company Waymo are not only still working together, the companies are deepening the pa

Match Group’s deal with OpenAI is just business with AI glitter on top

The Equity crew is covering deals of the week from PermitFlow, Cake and Match Group, Klarna's board, and which startups could be 2024's winners.

Rivian lays off 10% of workforce as EV pricing pressure mounts

Rivian is laying off 10% of its salaried workforce in a bid to cut costs in an increasingly tough market for electric vehicles, putting even more pressure on its future, more affordable EV called the

Waymo’s application to expand California robotaxi operations paused by regulators

Waymo’s application to expand its robotaxi service in Los Angeles and San Mateo counties has been suspended for 120 days by the California Public Utilities Commission’s Consumer Protection and

Uber Eats is launching a delivery service with Cartken’s sidewalk robots in Japan

Uber, along with partners Mitsubishi Electric and autonomous robotics startup Cartken, are launching a service in Japan that will use self-driving sidewalk robots to deliver food to customers. The com

Ford cuts prices on electric Mustang as demand softens for premium EVs

Ford is cutting prices of its all-electric 2023 Mustang Mach-E by has much as $8,100 as the automaker attempts to rid itself of inventory and compete with Tesla and its increasingly cheaper EVs. Total

Ford preps for its next big fight, Waymo recalls its self-driving car software and layoffs come for another AV startup

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San Francisco Giants replace Cruise self-driving car uniform patch with another GM brand

The San Francisco Giants said goodbye this week to a uniform patch that advertised Cruise and its robotaxis — the latest fallout for the GM self-driving subsidiary and its controversial presence in

GM is expanding its hands-free driving system to rural highways

GM is expanding access to Super Cruise with plans to let drivers use the hands-free advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) on about 750,000 miles of roads in the United States and Canada. The expans

That anti-Tesla Super Bowl ad just got the wrong kind of attention from the NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board, a U.S. government agency that investigates crashes, has ordered the Dawn Project organization to stop using its seal after it appeared in a Super Bowl ad that

A Waymo robotaxi was vandalized and burned in San Francisco

A Waymo robotaxi was vandalized and then set on fire by a crowd of people Saturday evening in San Francisco’s Chinatown neighborhood. The incident is the latest encounter between driverless vehi

Uber hits a profit milestone, Ford builds an EV skunksworks and Fisker fumbles

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Adam Neumann’s bid for WeWork’s scraps

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Car-sharing company Getaround cuts one-third of US workforce

Getaround, a company that helps vehicle owners rent out their cars, trucks and SUVs to other peers, is cutting 30% of its North American workforce as part of a restructuring. The company said in a sta

Ex-Tesla exec leading Ford skunkworks project to develop low-cost EV

Ex-Tesla and Ford Advanced EV development boss Alan Clarke is leading a Ford skunkworks project to develop a low-cost electric vehicle, TechCrunch has learned. Ford CEO Jim Farley made a brief referen

Toyota adds $1.3B to US factory to produce three-row all-electric SUV

Toyota will spend an additional $1.3 billion to prepare its Kentucky factory for production of a new three-row all-electric SUV designed for U.S. consumers, the company announced Tuesday. The extra ca
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