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  • Volkswagen’s e-Golf gets a range boost to 125 miles for 2017

    Volkswagen’s e-Golf gets a range boost to 125 miles for 2017

    The e-Golf, Volkswagen’s electric version of its popular compact car, officially gets around 50 percent more range this year than it did in the previous model. That means it now has an EPA rating of 125 miles on a single charge (via Autoblog), compared to 83 miles before. The 125-mile range is still a far cry from the Chevy Bolt’s industry-leading EV range, but the e-Golf is not… Read More

  • Thistle launches meal kits to make nutritious baby food at home

    Thistle launches meal kits to make nutritious baby food at home

    Food delivery startup Thistle was never in the business of making meal kits, those boxes of pre-measured ingredients and recipes to help customers cook at home. The startup’s married cofounders, Ashwin Cheriyan and Shiri Avnery, thought that prepared meals, ready-to-heat or raw and ready-to-eat, were a better fit for their busy customers. Meal kits, they said, felt like time consuming… Read More

  • Tech War: Prius Prime vs. Hyundai Ioniq

    Tech War: Prius Prime vs. Hyundai Ioniq

    By a lucky coincidence, I had a chance to drive both the 2017 Prius Prime and the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq in the same week. The Prius lineup and the Ioniq lineup are competing for the same buyers, so there will be plenty of comparisons in the automotive press. But this is TechCrunch, so let’s take a look at the technology in each. Read More

  • Ornithologists are using drones to eavesdrop on songbirds

    Ornithologists are using drones to eavesdrop on songbirds

    When conservationists put drones to work in field research, they typically function as flying eyes that gather imagery of the habitat and wildlife below. Now, ornithologists from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania are using drones as flying ears to monitor songbirds in the Appalachian Mountains. Results of their drone study were published in the peer-reviewed journal The Auk… Read More

  • TesLab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for

    TesLab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for

    Tesla actually makes a lot of data available to vehicle owners via APIs and other endpoints, but it’s not always easy to find and make use of that info. Enter TesLab, a new app that tracks data and links it to your profile, while also letting you share it out to a community of other Tesla owners in a way that, during the beta spotted by Teslarati, users have really enjoyed. Read More

  • Daimler’s Smart will focus on electric vehicles exclusively in North America

    Daimler’s Smart will focus on electric vehicles exclusively in North America

    The adorable little Smart cars you see on North American roads from here on out will likely be primarily electric, as the company has decided to cease sales of its gas-powered Fortwo and Fortwo Cabrio in the U.S. and Canada from 2017 on. It sounds like the decision has less to do with overwhelming demand for electric Smart cars, however, and more to do with the North American… Read More

  • This Lucid Air electric car winter test video reminds us snow can be good

    This Lucid Air electric car winter test video reminds us snow can be good

    Lucid’s Air is a 1,000 HP electric dream car, which is still in the early stages of real-world testing, but which already has more than a few EV fans excited. Now, the company is showing off its winter conditions testing, courtesy of a video shot in Minnesota that makes the state far more appealing than any tourism bureau marketing I’ve ever seen. The video includes footage shot… Read More

  • Tesla answers claims of poor factory working conditions and unionization efforts

    Tesla answers claims of poor factory working conditions and unionization efforts

    Jose Moran, who claims to be a Tesla employee working at the company’s Fremont, California assembly facility, took to Medium on Thursday to detail working conditions at the company, and to detail efforts on behalf of factory employees to unionize, an initiative in the beginning stages of being supported by the United Autoworkers Union, the U.S. automotive industry’s largest… Read More

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