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Hyundai Is Tesla’s Latest Challenger With Plans For $5.5 Billion U.S. EV, Battery Plant

The Korean auto giant joins General Motors, Ford, Volkswagen and other global rivals looking to dethrone Tesla as the world’s top EV brand. → Read More

Elon Musk Bites The Hand That Fed Him By Bashing California And Democrats

The billionaire entrepreneur says he’ll be voting Republican from now on. But California car buyers, environmental policies and pollution credits—along with vital early funding from the Obama-Biden Administration—turned Tesla into a leader in electric vehicles. → Read More

Elon Musk Goes On The Attack After Tesla Cut From S&P ESG Index

The world’s leading maker of electric vehicles has been cut from S&P’s index for environmentally conscious investors due to flaws in its business conduct and, ironically, low-carbon strategy. → Read More

Sila’s High-Efficiency Battery Anode To Power Electric Mercedes-Benz SUV

The luxury automaker intends to use the silicon-based battery anode that boosts energy density and allows for improved driving range. → Read More

Big Rigs Going Electric As Navistar, Cummins, Daimler Rev Up Next-Generation Trucks

The electric vehicle revolution is far bigger–literally–than Teslas and Ford’s electric pickup. → Read More

Mental Health Startup Uses Voice ‘Biomarkers’ To Detect Signs Of Depression And Anxiety

Bay Area-based Kintsugi is building AI software that analyzes the human voice to detect depression and anxiety. → Read More

Tesla’s China Sales Take A Pounding As Covid Lockdown Drags On

Elon Musk sought to downplay concerns about the electric-car maker’s operations in China after a three-week shutdown of its Shanghai plant but sales and production there are taking a hit for the time being. → Read More

AI 50 2022: North America’s Top AI Companies Shaping The Future

This year’s inductees reflect the booming VC interest as well as the growing variability in AI-focused startups making unique uses of existing technologies, others developing their own and many simply enabling other companies to add AI to their business model. → Read More

AI 50 Methodology: How We Selected Our Honorees

More than 400 companies were considered for this year’s list. Finalists were selected based on their use of AI-enabled technology, business models and financials. → Read More

Explaining The Art Behind The Forbes AI 50 Design

What does AI mean for the future of art, and its reception by the public? → Read More

With A $120 Million War Chest, Brightseed Is Unlocking The Fat-Fighting Power Of Hemp

The AI-powered company is unlocking the hidden healing potential of plants by finding active compounds that could target specific conditions. Next up: diabetes and sleep disorders. → Read More

AI Upstart Waabi Adding Self-Driving Veterans In Race To Commercialize Robot Trucks

The Toronto-based company is expanding to add hardware engineers to integrate sensors, lidar, vision and computing systems into trucks as it shifts to real-world testing. → Read More

Fisker Says It’s Targeting An Overlooked EV Feature: Affordability

Six months before the Los Angeles startup begins delivering electric SUVs, CEO Henrik Fisker says it will target a big segment of the auto market most manufacturers have avoided: vehicles priced around $30,000 that appeal to young people. → Read More

Ex-Tesla Engineer Building Silicon Anode Plant As U.S. Amps Up EV Battery Production

Gene Berdichevsky's Sila is setting up its first large anode plant in Washington state to make next-generation materials that boost EV battery efficiency. → Read More

Nikola’s Electric Big Rig Beats Delayed Tesla Semi To Market

Output of battery-powered Tre trucks for customers will grow to five per day, with a longer-range hydrogen model due in 2023. → Read More

Fisker CEO Deletes Twitter Account On Concerns About Elon Musk’s Control Of His Free Speech

The electric vehicle executive doesn't want his "free speech to be actively managed or controlled by a competitor." → Read More

Could Elon Musk’s Twitter Deal Give China Influence Over The Site?

Tesla’s reliance on its Shanghai plant, built with Chinese bank loans, and low-cost local suppliers underpin its profitability. Observers wonder if that opens a door for China to pressure Musk to moderate content it dislikes. → Read More

Does Elon Musk’s Twitter Deal Give China Influence Over The Site?

Tesla’s reliance on its Shanghai plant, built with Chinese bank loans, and low-cost local suppliers underpin its profitability. Observers wonder if that opens a door for China to pressure Musk to moderate content it dislikes. → Read More

Digital Freight Service Convoy Hauls In $260 Million To Build Out Trucking Platform

The funds will help the Seattle-based company build out its service as inflation and higher fuel prices push shippers and freight brokers to find more efficient ways to move goods. → Read More

Tesla Quarterly Profit Soars To $3.3 Billion But Supply Chain, Covid Woes Cloud Outlook

The world’s leading producer of electric vehicles, reported its most profitable quarter in company history fueled by record deliveries. → Read More