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Rivian is turning on the first EV fast chargers in its adventure network

Rivian will open this week three EV fast charging sites in California and Colorado as part of the automaker’s bid to build out an “adventure” network along interstates as well as locations near recreational activities aligned with its customer base. The first Level 3 DC fast charging site, which opened Monday in Salida, Colorado, has […] → Read More

The Station: Cruise turns on the meter, Bird fails to take flight, layoffs come for micromobility –

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. 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. I’m your […] → Read More

QuantumScape loses manufacturing chief over management style mismatch

Mikolajczak and QuantumScape are parting ways over "differing management styles between the parties," a filing with the U.S. SEC states. → Read More

Why Porsche is turning to startup builder UP.Labs to solve its biggest problems

In 3-year deal with Porsche, UP.Labs will establish 6 companies, with new business models focused on predictive maintenance, supply chain transparency, digital retail → Read More

US safety regulators expand Tesla Autopilot investigation –

U.S. federal safety regulators have “upgraded” its investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot advanced driver assistance system after discovering new incidents of the EVs crashing into parked first-responder vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a notice T… → Read More

Gatik’s self-driving trucks to haul Georgia-Pacific goods to Sam’s Club stores

Gatik, the autonomous vehicle startup focused on the “middle mile,” will start using its self-driving trucks this summer to deliver Georgia-Pacific paper goods like Dixie cups and Northern Quilt toilet paper to several dozen Sam’s Club stores in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. The deliveries, which are slated to begin in July, are part of a […] → Read More

The Station: Ford’s vision for dealerships and Rimac’s big raise –

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. 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. Shall we […] → Read More

Elon Musk orders hiring freeze, warns of job cuts in latest leaked email

Tesla shares fell 8.5% following a Reuters report that CEO Elon Musk has directed executives to pause all hiring and prepare for job cuts. → Read More

Ford to invest $3.7B in U.S. factories, add 6,200 union jobs in push to build more EVs –

Ford said Thursday it will invest $3.7 billion and add more than 6,200 new union manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri as part of the automaker’s plan to sell 2 million EVs a year globally by the end of 2026. The new investment will be used to hire union workers at factories in Michigan, […] → Read More

The Station: EV SPACs face new regulatory speed bump, more on Rivian’s reorg and VW weighs direct sales for Scout brand –

Welcome back to The Station, your weekly guide to everything going on in the world of transportation. Many readers of this weekly newsletter are likely enjoying a three-day weekend thanks to the Memorial Day holiday. So, this week I will keep it a wee bit shorter. Before we get started, check out the latest transportation […] → Read More

The Station: All the news out of TC Sessions: Mobility, #PoorElon and a sobering NHTSA report –

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi frens, welcome back to The Station, your weekly guide to everything going on in the world of transportation. First up, TechCrunch finally got back onstage and in-person […] → Read More

Rivian founder RJ Scaringe snaps up $1M worth of EV maker’s stock

Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe bought 41,000 shares of company stock worth about $1 million, a securities filing shows. → Read More

Rivian says pricing dispute with seat supplier threatens Amazon van program –

Rivian filed a complaint against Commercial Vehicle Group, alleging that the supplier violated a contract and nearly doubled prices on a custom seat package bound for the electric vans its producing for Amazon and potentially other commercial customers. WSJ was the first to report on the complaint, which was filed March 9 in the Wayne […] → Read More

The Station: VW resurrects Scout as an EV brand and mobility SPACs have a helluva week –

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Howdy readers! Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Believe […] → Read More

Hear from Aurora, Nvidia and Waymo about the two roads to autonomous driving at TC Sessions: Mobility

The road to commercializing autonomous vehicle technology for people has split into two paths. In one camp, AV developers like Argo AI, Aurora, Cruise, Motional, Waymo and Zoox are aiming straight for full autonomy — a system that can handle all driving within certain conditions and with no expectation for a human to take over. […] → Read More

Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe is coming to TechCrunch Disrupt this October –

In the growing catalog of EV automakers that have launched in recent years, Rivian is perhaps the buzziest. The company’s two all-electric vehicles, the R1S SUV and R1T pickup, have captured the attention of consumers and the media. Rivian has wooed a high-profile list of investors, including Coatue, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Ford Motor […] → Read More

Canoo warns it may not have enough funds to bring EVs to market

During Canoo's Q1 2022 earnings, the company said it may not have enough cash to keep up its business, which might affect EV deliveries for NASA Artemis. → Read More

VW aims to launch Scout, an EV off-roading brand

VW Group is on the precipice of launching a new dedicated EV company in the United States called Scout that will produce an all-electric pickup and a rugged off-roading SUV geared towards the American consumer. The company’s supervisory board, which is chaired by Hans Dieter Pötsch, will vote on the matter May 11, sources familiar […] → Read More

Here’s everything you’ll see at TechCrunch Mobility next week –

TC Sessions: Mobility is back, and this year we are bringing together the best and brightest founders, investors, engineers and experts on the future of transportation for a two-day, in-person event May 18 and May 19 in San Mateo, California. An online day will follow on May 20 to give our audience, including those who were […] → Read More

Rivian shares down more than 17% following report of Ford sell-off

Rivian's stock price fell more than 17% Monday, a drop prompted by a CNBC report that Ford was selling 8 million shares of the EV automaker. → Read More