Kirsten Korosec

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EV boat startup Arc wades into watersports with $70M in fresh funding

Arc is making a splash with investors as it wraps up deliveries of its limited edition $300,000 electric boat and eyes its next target: watersports. And, specifically the kind that require a wake. The

US lawmakers push Ford to hand over documents on battery deal with China’s CATL

Ford may have paused its plans to build a $3.5 billion EV battery factory with CATL, but it hasn’t relieved pressure from Republican U.S. lawmakers who are investigating the automaker’s ag

Lucid opens EV factory in Saudi Arabia, home of its largest shareholder

Luxury EV maker Lucid Group has opened its first international factory in Saudi Arabia, the home of its largest shareholder. The factory, located in Jeddah, will have initial capacity to assemble 5,00

Uber is getting tighter with taxi companies

When Uber launched its ride-hailing service, the company was more pariah than partner to the taxi industry. Some 12 years later, it seems to be the latter. Uber announced Tuesday a multiyear partnersh

Amazon’s outgoing Echo head is Blue Origin’s new CEO

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith is retiring at the end of the year and his replacement is coming from Jeff Bezos’ other company. Dave Limp, an Amazon veteran who had planned to step down from his role

Ford halts work on $3.5B EV battery factory with China’s CATL

Ford confirmed Monday it has immediately stopped work at a $3.5 billion factory in Michigan that was supposed to make cheaper lithium iron phosphate batteries using tech from China’s CATL. &#822

A conversation with Cruise’s Kyle Vogt, Bird scoops up Spin and self-driving trucks live to see another day in Cali

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Equity Live: Self-flying helicopters, AI and the battle of the features

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Why Shaquille O’Neal led edtech startup Edsoma’s $2.5M seed round

Edsoma, which offers an AI-powered reading, education and communication platform for children, raised $2.5 million in a seed round led by Shaquille O'Neal.

Redwood Materials acquires European battery recycler in expansion push

Redwood Materials said Tuesday it acquired lithium-ion battery recycler Redux Recycling, a purchase meant to accelerate U.S. company’s expansion into Europe. This is Redwood’s second acqui

The EV SPACs are running out of juice

News from Canoo and Arrival illustrates just how far off the rails the EV-SPAC boom has gone.

Lyft to pay $10M fine to SEC for failure to disclose board member’s role in pre-IPO share sale

Lyft has agreed to pay a $10 million fine over a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charge that the ride-hailing company failed to disclose a board director’s role in the sale of $424 milli

An autoworkers strike trifecta and another speed bump for Cruise and Waymo

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We’ll probably retire before Databricks IPOs

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Rivian CEO’s plan to make EVs cheaper starts with their computers

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe provided more details Thursday on the company’s plans to update the hardware in its EVs next year — under a program internally called Peregrine — that he says will res

Cruise reveals wheelchair-accessible robotaxi with testing to begin next month

Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt and other executives revealed Thursday in San Francisco a prototype of a custom-built, wheelchair-accessible, self-driving robotaxi and said that closed-course testing of the driv

Android Auto now lets drivers take Zoom and Cisco conference calls

Drivers with vehicles equipped with Google’s Android Auto — which is expected to reach 200 million by the end of year — can now use Zoom and WebEx by Cisco for audio-only conference calls. T

Amazon Prime video is coming to the Polestar 2 and Volvo Cars

Amazon Prime video is coming to certain vehicles that are equipped with Google built-in, including the all-electric Polestar 2 and eventually the Volvo EX90 — the latest example of streaming video s

Lyft’s newest feature could convince more women to drive for the ride-hailing app

Lyft rolled out a new feature Tuesday in five U.S. cities, including Chicago and San Francisco, that lets women and nonbinary drivers set a preference for picking up only women riders. The preference

SoftBank bets on ex-Argo AI founders, Flexport’s founder cleans house and Cruise digs in

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