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Einride founder Robert Falck on his moral obligation to electrify autonomous trucking

Einride CEO and founder Robert Falck talks about his strategy for scaling revenue, why autonomous vehicles should be built on electric platforms and why the future is in startups' hands.

Streetlogic launches computer vision-based e-bike collision warning system, raises $2.1M

Streetlogic wants to help e-bike riders have a safer experience on the road. The company announced a $2.1 million pre-seed raise, as well as the launch of its flagship product, a surround-view camera

Nigerian MaaS startup Treepz closes $2.8M seed round to fund East African expansion

Nigeria-based mobility-as-a-service platform Treepz (formerly Plentywaka) has acquired Ugabus, a Ugandan bus company that aggregates inter-city bus operators. While the terms of the deal were not disc

Key executives resign after Pony.ai combines trucking and passenger car R&D units

Pony.ai, the self-driving startup that operates in both the U.S. and China, has lost at least two executives from its trucking team following the combination of the company’s passenger car and self-

Sono Motors has gone public, aims to get Sion solar electric vehicle to market by 2023

The idea for Sono Motors, the company that wants to power every electric vehicle using solar power, started nine years ago in a Munich basement when two entrepreneurial 18-year-olds starting spitballi

Waymo Via expands UPS partnership to include autonomous freight with Class 8 trucks

Waymo Via, the delivery division of Alphabet’s self-driving arm, is expanding its existing partnership with UPS to carry freight via autonomous Class 8 trucks. The six-week pilot, which kicked o

noissue raises $10M Series A to expand its global sustainable packaging platform

Noissue, a New Zealand-based global packaging platform, wants to make sustainable packaging accessible to businesses of all sizes. Everything the company offers, from custom tissue paper and cards to

Online car buying platform Clutch wants to service 90% of Canadians by end of 2023

Clutch wants to be Canada’s largest online used car buying platform. The company, which was founded in 2016, just closed out an $80 million (CAD $100 million) Series B round that it will use to

Bird’s first public earnings show slight miss in Q3 revenue, full-year guidance improved

Today after the bell, scooter-sharing company Bird disclosed its third-quarter earnings, the first time it has done so as a public company. Bird recently merged with a SPAC, bringing cash and public-s

E-scooter startup Tier buys Nextbike to double down on commitment to e-bikes

Berlin-based Tier Mobility, one of the largest e-scooter operators in Europe, has just acquired German bike-sharing platform Nextbike. The move signals Tier’s commitment to the same multi-modal

E-bike subscription service Zoomo raises $60M Series B to disrupt last-mile delivery

Zoomo, the Australian startup that builds e-bikes and offers micromobility subscriptions to gig workers and couriers, wants to be the next disruptive electric vehicle company. The startup has just ann

Elon Musk’s Tesla stock sale hits $5B mark

Elon Musk has sold about $5 billion worth of Tesla stock, according to a slew of regulatory filings that posted late Wednesday.  Initial filings showed Musk had sold 934,091 shares for about $1.1 bil

Foxconn buys Lordstown Motors’ Ohio factory for $230M, plans to help produce Endurance electric pickup

Electric light-duty truck manufacturer Lordstown Motors has officially sold its 6.2-million-square-foot Lordstown, Ohio factory to Foxconn, the Taiwanese hardware manufacturing company best known for

Inspiration, an EV asset financing firm, comes out of stealth with $200M and Revel as first customer

Inspiration wants to help commercial fleets go electric, and it has already started by financing electric mobility company Revel’s ride-hail fleet of blue Teslas. The startup, which finances ele

Workhorse reports $81M loss, plans to redesign C-1000 electric cargo van

Electric vehicle startup Workhorse Group is hemorrhaging money. During the company’s third-quarter earnings call, Workhorse reported an $81 million loss, blaming an increase in operating costs a

Motional and Lyft to launch driverless commercial robotaxi service in Las Vegas in 2023

Lyft and Motional, the Aptiv-Hyundai joint venture aimed at commercializing autonomous driving technology, have announced plans to launch their first fully driverless ride-hail service in Las Vegas in

Rivian expands into fleet business beyond its ‘exclusive’ Amazon deal

Electric vehicle startup Rivian is expanding a fleet business that appeared to be exclusively tied to Amazon. The company, in which Amazon holds a 20% stake, will start taking orders for its electric

Cruise lays out its plan for ‘how’ it will make robotaxis a reality

The string of engineers who spoke Thursday night during a deep dive into Cruise’s autonomous vehicle technology never mentioned Tesla’s name. They didn’t have to, although the messag

Lime raises $523M as it prepares to go public

Shared electric micromobility giant Lime has closed a $523 million raise in convertible debt and term loan financing, money that Lime CEO Wayne Ting says is the next step on the company’s path t

Via’s Tiffany Chu on the importance of govtech for planning mobility ecosystems

We sat down with Chu to discuss govtech, why cities must be proactive about new forms of mobility, and how the private and public sectors can come together to create a comprehensive mobility system.
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