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.̶
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, Better.com 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