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The next big market opportunity for micromobility is commercial, not consumer

Whether it’s your midnight sushi burrito or those new headphones from Amazon, expect some form of e-bike to be powering your next delivery.

Populus to combat curbside parking chaos with millions in new funding

Populus, the San Francisco-based transportation data startup, got its start as shared scooter mania took hold and cities tried to make sense of how infrastructure was being used by fleets of tiny vehi

Investors detail their red (and green) flags for startups seeking venture dollars

TechCrunch sat down with several investors to hear how they're looking at the funding environment today and what their red flags -- and green flags -- are for startups looking to raise another round.

Can battery recycling help end US reliance on China?

China has long been the leader in battery supply and manufacturing. The Inflation Reduction Act seeks to end reliance on the East Asian country and turn the U.S. into a battery powerhouse.

Musk claps back at customer criticism of Tesla FSD beta

Elon Musk hasn’t taken kindly to recent criticism of Tesla FSD beta software — the soon-to-be $15,000 upgraded version of its advanced driver assistance system that the CEO promises one day wi

Tesla’s bid to dismiss racial bias suit denied in tentative ruling

Tesla won’t be able to shake itself from California’s Department of Civil Rights lawsuit for racial bias and harassment just yet. A California judge Tuesday evening issued a tentative ruli

Toyota accepts California’s authority to set emissions standards under Clean Air Act

Toyota has joined the growing list of automakers that have recognized the state of California’s authority to set vehicle emissions standards under the U.S. Clean Air Act. The move will make the

Tier Mobility lays off 180 people amid poor funding climate

Tier Mobility, the German micromobility giant that recently acquired Spin from Ford, is laying off 16% of staff, or 180 people, according to a LinkedIn post by CEO Lawrence Leuschner and an open lette

Tesla’s petition against CA civil rights agency suing for racial bias is denied

California’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) denied Tesla’s petition against the state’s civil rights watchdog for failing to conduct proper investigations before suing the automa

Human drivers in UK won’t be liable for accidents when vehicle is self-driving

Manufacturers operating self-driving vehicles in the U.K. will be liable for a vehicle’s actions when in autonomous mode, according to the country’s new roadmap to achieve a widespread rol

YouTube isn’t cool with videos of Tesla FSD beta testing on kids

YouTube removed two videos from its platform showing Tesla drivers using their own children to conduct vehicle safety tests. The tests were meant to prove that Tesla’s Autopilot and “full

Tesla increases FSD beta cost to $15,000 in North America

Tesla will increase the price of its “full self-driving” beta software, the automaker’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), in North America to $15,000 on September 5, CEO Elon

Zūm founder strikes balance between accessibility and a massive logistics network

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with transportation founders, we sat down with Zūm founder Ritu Narayan to catch up on the past year.

Federal, state regulators put pressure on Tesla’s Autopilot safety

Tesla is coming under fire from federal and state regulators over both the safety and the capabilities of its Autopilot advanced driver assistance system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administr

India’s Exponent Energy may have found the secret to 15-min rapid EV charging

Bangalore-based Exponent Energy might have come up with a way to deliver 15-minute rapid charging for electric vehicles. The startup, which just raised a $13 million Series A, relies on a combination

Biden admin says about 20 models will still qualify for EV tax credits

The Inflation Reduction Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law Tuesday, says that if automakers want their electric vehicles to be eligible for tax credits, they’ll need to have final as

American Airlines to buy 20 jets from Boom Supersonic

American Airlines will buy up to 20 jets from Boom Supersonic, an aircraft maker that aims to commercialize supersonic, and super-fast, flight. Boom’s Overture four-engine jets promise speeds of

SAIC Mobility valued at $1B after $148M Series B

SAIC Mobility, an arm of state-owned Chinese automaker SAIC that aims to launch a commercial robotaxi service, raised $148 million (RMB 1 billion). The funds will be used to scale its robotaxi service

Motional launches autonomous Hyundai IONIQ 5s on Lyft network in Las Vegas

Motional, the Aptiv-Hyundai joint venture that’s working to commercialize autonomous driving technology, has launched its new all-electric IONIQ 5-based robotaxi for driverless ride-hail operati

Helbiz reports revenue increase but dwindling cash reserves

Helbiz started out as a shared micromobility company but has since expanded to include ghost kitchens, media streaming and, most recently, a taxi service. The company reported its second-quarter earn
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