Kirsten Korosec

Senior reporter and editor at TechCrunch.

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This startup’s novel tech promises to boost battery capacity for EVs

Five years ago, Jonathan Tan and Roger Basu were on the hunt to find an industry where they could take their expertise in thin-film technology and make the biggest and fastest impact possible. They ch

The Station: Uber seals a deal with NYC taxis, Aurora rolls into ride-hailing and LG Energy invests in North America

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Transportation editor Kirsten Korosec

Learn the keys to unlocking micromobility profits at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

Micromobility has faced multiple not-so-micro challenges in recent years. Aside from the difficulty to reach favorable unit economics inherent to the business itself, COVID-19 slashed ridership to a l

Builders and VCs explore the impact of air mobility on urban planning at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

Over the past decade, some of the biggest names in the tech, VC, automotive and aerospace industries have poured millions of dollars into developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) airc

Learn which startups strategic mobility investors are seeking at TC Sessions: Mobility

Scaling an autonomous vehicle or EV startup often requires eye-popping amounts of capital that only hedge funds, strategic venture arms and institutional investors have the appetite and funds for.  I

The Station: GM deepens it stake in Cruise and Porsche plots out its EV course

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. (Folks, a technical snafu meant the w

GM is buying out SoftBank’s stake in autonomous vehicle unit Cruise

General Motors is expanding its ownership stake in self-driving car subsidiary Cruise. The automaker said late Friday that is is acquiring SoftBank Vision Fund 1’s equity ownership in Cruise for

Porsche is turning its mid-engine 718 roadster into an EV by 2025

The Porsche 718, a mid-engine roadster that injects the automaker’s motorsports history into a modern-day package, is going all-electric by 2025. The 718 EV, which was announced during Porsche&#

Cruise’s Oliver Cameron and Motional’s Laura Major discuss taking AV tech from the lab to the road at TC Sessions: Mobility

Realizing the vision of deploying commercial fleets of safe, fully autonomous robotaxis continues to be a steep, winding road. Google’s self-driving project — launched in 2009 and renamed Waymo in

The Station: A final rule for AVs and Cruise’s Kyle Vogt on why he’s ready to be CEO again

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox.  Hello readers: Welcome to The Stati

Luminar’s Austin Russell talks life post-IPO, AV deals and lidar’s future at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

Achieving the vision of a world where fully autonomous vehicles are both safe and ubiquitous continues to be a long and winding road. Three complementary sensor technologies have emerged in the race t

VW’s futuristic electric bus is real and coming soon (finally)

More than five years ago, Volkswagen showed off its vision for its next generation of vehicles — a cheerful two-tone lime yellow and white microbus concept that gave a nod to its T1 van life past an

Uber boosts Q1 profit guidance as the world gets moving again

U.S. ride-hailing and food delivery giant Uber raised its guidance for adjusted profitability in the first quarter, a rosier-than-anticipated outlook triggered by a spike in demand. In a fresh 8-k fil

Learn how Nuro co-founder Jiajun Zhu drove the AV startup to an $8.6B valuation at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

Founders and investors have dedicated a lot of time and even more money to developing autonomous vehicle (AV) technology over the past 15 years, a trend that shows no sign of letting up any time soon.

Rivian raises price on R1T electric truck, R1S SUV ahead of new dual-motor versions

Rivian has raised the price of its all-electric R1T pickup by 17% and R1S SUV by about 20% as the newly public automaker tries to adjust to inflationary pressure, increases in the cost of raw material

Cruise co-founder Kyle Vogt retakes CEO spot after GM exec’s sudden departure

Kyle Vogt, who co-founded Cruise and ran the startup for years following GM’s acquisition in 2016, is back in charge. Vogt made the announcement Monday via a tweet. Some fun news: I have formall

The Station: Dispatches from a US-Ukrainian startup, Waymo gets a trade secret win and Rivian’s production strategy

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station

Carvana acquires Adesa US auction business for $2.2B to jump-start used car sales

Carvana, the online used car marketplace, has agreed to buy Kar Global’s Adesa U.S. auction subsidiary for $2.2 billion in cash, an acquisition aimed at adding another revenue stream as well as

Nikola reports EV truck progress, stiff losses as it closes out turbulent 2021

Nikola Corp., the electric truck startup that went public via a SPAC, is coming closer to commercial activity after a history of over-promising, missed deadlines and investigations into its founder fo

USPS snubs EVs, Biden with next-gen delivery fleet deal

The U.S. Postal Service is sticking with its original plan to replace up to 90% of its mail delivery fleet with gasoline-powered vehicles from Oshkosh Corp. The decision dashes the hopes of the Biden
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