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Tesla is now building Model 3 and Model Y vehicles without ultrasonic sensors

Tesla is removing ultrasonic sensors from Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, the next step in CEO Elon Musk’s plan to only use cameras and software to support its advanced driver assistance system an

Zipline’s drones to deliver medicine in Salt Lake City area

Zipline, a drone delivery and logistics company that got its start delivering medical supplies in Africa, has started dropping prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to homes in the Salt Lake

Sixt to buy 100,000 electric vehicles from China’s BYD

Sixt initially committed to buy "several thousand" EVs from BYD. First deliveries to France, Germany, Netherlands and U.K. start this year.

GIC backs Indian EV startup Euler Motors in $60 million funding

Euler Motors, an Indian startup that designs and builds commercial electric vehicles, has raised $60 million in a new funding round as it works to ramp up its production capacity and broaden its offer

Rivian made 7,363 of its EV pickups and SUVs in Q3

Electric vehicle maker Rivian announced its Q3 production and delivery numbers on Monday, revealing it made 7,363 of its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV during the three-month period that ended on Septem

Tier Mobility-owned Spin lays off about 10% of workforce, exits two markets

Spin, which was acquired by Tier Mobility earlier this year, has laid off about 10% of its staff and is exiting Canada and Seattle.

Wisk Aero reveals its market-ready, self-flying air taxi

EVTOL company Wisk Aero will put forward its Generation 6 four-passenger autonomous air taxi for FAA certification.

Rivian taps Capital One exec Diane Lye as its first CIO

Rivian has hired Diane Lye as its first chief information officer, a position that the EV maker says is necessary to expand globally. Lye’s hiring comes as Rivian consolidates its internal and e

Loop raises $60M to send EV charging infrastructure for a Loop

Electric cars are great and all, but internal combustion engines (ICE) have one thing going for them: comprehensive, well-oiled infrastructure that means you can add 300 miles of range to your car, in

Geely’s Europe expansion continues, Argo robotaxis on the Lyft app and Tesla AI Day takeaways

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive the full edition of the newsletter every weekend in your inbox. This

Tesla delivered a record 343,830 vehicles in Q3, but still missed Wall Street’s forecasts

Tesla reported Sunday it delivered 343,830 vehicles in the third quarter, a new record and a turnaround from earlier this year when a shutdown at its China factory and challenges around opening factor

Tesla’s robot strategy is inextricably tied to its Autopilot strategy, for better or for worse

Tesla unveiled its first prototype of its Optimus humanoid robot on Friday — an actual robot this time, by the strictest definition, instead of a flesh- and-blood human clad in a weird suit. The rob

Tesla’s robot is a real robot now, not just a guy in a suit

Tesla CEO Elon Musk kicked off Tesla AI Day 2022 with a quick level set on expectations — “we’ve come a long way” — and then stepped aside to allow the first iteration of its rob

How Volvo is leaning on software to drive its next great safety revolution

Volvo is one of those brands with a core identity so firmly cemented that no amount of marketing can counter it. Volvo is safety first. Even if you don’t know the details of their involvement wi

How to watch Tesla AI Day 2022

Tesla AI Day is here — the company’s second-annual event designed to show off its progress in AI and robotics. Viewers should expect demos and updates on the Optimus robot, the Dojo supercompu

Chinese automaker Geely snaps up 7.6% stake in Aston Martin

Geely Holding Group acquired a 7.6% share of British luxury automaker Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings, helping cement the Chinese company’s stake in luxury and European brands. Geely will n

Arrival produces long-awaited battery-electric commercial van

EV startup Arrival said Friday it has produced its first battery-electric van, a significant step toward its goal to deliver the vans to commercial customers at scale. The Arrival van is the first veh

New York follows California mandating zero-emissions vehicles by 2035

All new passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in New York state must be zero emissions by 2035, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday. “By revving up our clean transportation transition

Now with VC backing, Ride1Up is producing affordable mid-drive e-bikes, like the Prodigy

Since e-bike manufacturer Ride1Up closed a $6.5 million Series A led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund, the 2018-founded San Diego-based company has seen steady sales growth, especially as consumers switche

Tesla’s mythical Cybertruck will also be a temporary boat because why not

The Tesla Cybertruck is not yet in existence thanks to multiple delays. But when it does come, Elon Musk promises it will also have the ability to “briefly” act as a boat — if the need a
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