VinFast recalls EVs sent to US over a software glitch

Vietnamese automaker VinFast has issued its first recall for some of its 2023 VF8 vehicles over a software glitch that causes the dashboard screen to go blank. The recall was issued after federal regu

Software snafus abound, Nuro makes more cuts and VinFast takes the SPAC road

Welcome back to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Automakers have been struggling with software development fo

VinFast’s EV ambitions just got a $2.5B boost

Vietnamese EV automaker VinFast is getting a $2.5 billion injection of capital as it pursues an ambitious plan to woo U.S. consumers with a slate of electric SUVs and crossovers. Billionaire Pham Nhat

EV maker VinFast downsizes in US, Canada

Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast is cutting jobs in the United States and Canada as part of a restructuring that will merge operations across the two countries. The restructuring comes as Vin

Vietnamese luxury EV-maker VinFast files to go public on Nasdaq

Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast has filed for an initial public offering in the United States, the company said Tuesday. Shares will be listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker “VFS.&#822

VinFast’s bid to attract US buyers includes 4 all-electric SUVs and maybe a sports car

VinFast showcased four battery-electric SUVs at the LA Auto Show this week, and even hinted at a sports car, as the Vietnam-based automaker pushes ahead with its plan to break into the U.S. market. Th

EV battery leases could be a boon for manufacturers, a bust for consumers

Startup automaker VinFast is planning to lease its EVs' batteries, a trial that other manufacturers are undoubtedly watching closely.

VinFast says preorders ‘will get a $7,500 rebate,’ federal tax credit or not

We wrote that the Vietnamese EV car company VinFast is bringing its EV companies to the U.S. Since then, Congress announced it is making changes to the $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit, mean

Battery investment moves onshore to kick-start US EV production

Here’s a look at some of the major U.S. battery projects underway.

Nikola taps its president for CEO post

Electric truck maker Nikola announced Wednesday that President Michael Lohscheller will become CEO on January 1. Lohscheller, who will replace CEO Mark Russell upon his retirement, has joined the Niko

VinFast EV factory wins North Carolina’s top incentives package

Vietnamese EV maker VinFast said Thursday it received $1.2 billion in incentives to build a factory in North Carolina. The incentive package represents the state’s largest-ever economic development

Can VinFast make EV battery subscriptions a thing?

At the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, Vietnamese automaker VinFast revealed battery subscription prices for the two electric SUVs it aims to sell in the U.S. market by the end of the y

Daily Crunch: After 16 months on the job, CTO Diane Yu steps down

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Another EV automaker is headed for an IPO

Vinfast filed confidentially for an initial public offering, as the EV automaker born out of Vietnam’s Vingroup continues its fast and furious plan to expand into the U.S. and European markets.

Vietnam’s VinFast to invest $2B in North Carolina EV factory

VinFast, the Vietnamese automaker under Vingroup, said Tuesday it will build its first U.S. factory in North Carolina, part of the company’s previously stated plans to invest and expand in the c

Fast-charge EV battery maker StoreDot pulls in $80M led led by Vietnam’s VinFast

StoreDot, the Israeli next-generation battery technology startup touting an “extreme fast charging” (XFC) battery for electric vehicles, has secured the first close of its latest funding round led

The best (and weirdest) future car tech at CES 2022

Another virtual year at CES 2022 is in the bag for TechCrunch, and even though we attended the event remotely, one thing in the vehicle space was made abundantly clear: Your car is about so much more

Karamba Security raises another $10M for its IoT and automotive security platform

Karamba Security, an Israel-based security startup that focuses on the IoT and automotive industry, today announced a $10 million extension to its $12 million Series B round from 2017. This extension

Vietnamese carmaker VinFast plots course for US market, starting with two electric crossovers

VinFast, the Vietnamese automaker under Vingroup, was one of the LA Auto Show’s numerous newcomers this year aiming to make an impression with consumers. The company showed off two all-electric

Eatron, which makes ‘intelligent automotive software’, raises $11M Series A led by MMC

An electric vehicle is, essentially, just “software on wheels”, and requires lots of moving parts, not physical but, of course, virtual. That software needs to continually optimize the per
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