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Florida man buys Cake’s remaining US inventory of electric motorbikes

The future of bankrupt electric motorbike startup Cake is still uncertain, but the majority of its U.S. inventory is going to a guy in Florida. Michael Joyce, who runs a retail shop in St. Petersburg

Ford cuts prices on electric Mustang as demand softens for premium EVs

Ford is cutting prices of its all-electric 2023 Mustang Mach-E by has much as $8,100 as the automaker attempts to rid itself of inventory and compete with Tesla and its increasingly cheaper EVs. Total

Faraday Future in danger of losing LA headquarters for failing to pay rent

Struggling EV startup Faraday Future owes the landlord of its Los Angeles headquarters nearly $1 million after missing the last two months’ rent, TechCrunch has learned. The landlord, Rexford In

Fisker Ocean owners flagged sudden power loss and brake problems for months, internal documents show

On a typically sunny day in Los Angeles last June, Henrik Fisker choked up as he handed over his company’s first all-electric SUVs in the United States. “I’m really kind of emotional

GM hires ex-Tesla battery guru Kurt Kelty to beef up its battery efforts

General Motors has hired battery expert and ex-Tesla executive Kurt Kelty to be the automaker’s new vice president of batteries — a brand new role for the company. His first day will be Fe

Ex-Tesla exec leading Ford skunkworks project to develop low-cost EV

Ex-Tesla and Ford Advanced EV development boss Alan Clarke is leading a Ford skunkworks project to develop a low-cost electric vehicle, TechCrunch has learned. Ford CEO Jim Farley made a brief referen

Toyota adds $1.3B to US factory to produce three-row all-electric SUV

Toyota will spend an additional $1.3 billion to prepare its Kentucky factory for production of a new three-row all-electric SUV designed for U.S. consumers, the company announced Tuesday. The extra ca

China’s XPeng is bringing its Tesla FSD equivalent to overseas owners

XPeng, Tesla’s challenger from China, has its eye on the international market and plans to use its smart driving software as a selling point. The Guangzhou-based electric vehicle upstart said at

International Battery Company powers up with $35M funding to bridge EV gap in India

International Battery Company, a startup developing lithium-ion battery cells for electric vehicles, has raised $35 million as it plans to bridge the demand-supply gap in the growing EV market in Indi

EV charging startup Electra secures $330 million

It’s not often that you see a $300 million+ Series B round that is entirely in equity. And yet, Paris-based startup Electra just raised a $330 million (€304 million) Series B round. Electra is an

All the future of transportation tech that stood out at CES 2024

TechCrunch walked the floors of CES 2024 to find all the interesting transportation tech. Here are the biggest trends we spotted.

Hydrogen is back. At least, CES 2024 suggests it is.

Hydrogen vehicles never really caught on, and yet at CES 2024 fuel-cell vehicles of all sizes litter the show floor. What gives?

WTF is a ‘software-defined vehicle?’

Like any good buzz phrase, “software-defined vehicle” is as straightforward as it is obtuse. If you’re trying to figure out what automakers and suppliers mean by this term — which was all over

Honda bets its electric future on ‘thin, light’ 0 series EVs at CES 2024

It's not much to go on, but it's still our closest look yet at Honda's electrified future.

EV startup Fisker struggling to meet internal sales goals, documents show

Fisker remains far from meeting CEO and founder Henrik Fisker’s publicly stated goal of delivering 300 electric SUVs per day globally, according to internal documents viewed by TechCrunch. The E

Rivian deliveries slip 10% in Q4, raising demand questions

Rivian reported Tuesday it produced 17,541 vehicles at its Normal, Illinois factory and delivered 13,972 to customers in the fourth quarter, mixed results that left investors wary and sent shares down

How India will navigate EVs in 2024

India, a major player in the global automotive industry, has started focusing on transitioning to alternative fuels to curb pollution after expanding its consumer and vehicle bases and adding local ma

GM stops Chevy Blazer EV sales after early software problems

General Motors has temporarily halted sales of the brand new Chevy Blazer EV after some of the first vehicles shipped encountered a number of software problems. The automaker told TechCrunch that owne

Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi to adopt Tesla’s charging standard

The Volkswagen Group is the latest automaker to announce it will adopt Tesla’s so-called North American Charging Standard (NACS), marking one of the last major automakers to embrace what is now the

The small and affordable EVs we lost in 2023

From the ElectraMeccanica Solo to the Honda e, let's remember all the small and low(er)-priced electric vehicles that didn't make it in 2023.
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