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Porsche’s all-electric Taycan outsells its flagship 911 sports car –

The all-electric Porsche Taycan outsold the German automaker’s iconic internal combustion-powered 911 sports car in the first nine months of the year, a milestone for the EV that was introduced in late 2019. The sales figures released Friday show that Porsche delivered 217,198 vehicles worldwide in the first three quarters, a 13% increase year over […] → Read More

US regulator targets Tesla on NDAs, over-the-air software updates –

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a pair of letters to Tesla targeting the company’s use of non-disclosure agreements for owners who gain early access to its “full self-driving” software beta as well as its decision to use an over-the-air software update to fix an issue that regulators say should have been a recall. […] → Read More

The Station: Tesla calls Texas home, Volvo takes the IPO path and GM lays out its $280B revenue plan –

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. Hello 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. Wow, […] → Read More

GM to introduce new hands-free driver assistance system in 2023, starting with Cadillac –

GM plans to roll out a new, more capable hands-free driving assistance system in 2023 that will be able to handle 95% of all driving scenarios and eventually be used on every paved road in the U.S. and Canada. The automaker revealed the new Ultra Cruise system, along with some details on how it functions, […] → Read More

GM says it will double revenue by 2030, take EV market share from Tesla –

GM said Wednesday it will double its revenues by 2030 and take over the market share of EVs — a spot that Tesla currently enjoys — all while increasing profit margins for its internal combustion engine vehicles. The ambitious goal, outlined during GM’s two-day investor event that kicked off Wednesday, will be reached by selling […] → Read More

GM builds new center to unlock cheaper, longer range batteries –

General Motors is building a new facility at its Warren, Michigan campus aimed at unlocking breakthrough cell technology that will drive down the cost of batteries while improving their range. The automaker said Tuesday that the initial phase of the Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center, which will be about 300,000 square feet and located on […] → Read More

The Station: Inside the Rivian R1T and its IPO filing –

Hello 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. Welp, it was an EV heavy week, starting with the Polestar SPAC and ending with the Rivian IPO filing (curses to the late Friday regulatory filing). Oh, and […] → Read More

Tesla delivers record-breaking number of vehicles in third quarter –

Tesla delivered a record-breaking 241,300 electric vehicles in the third quarter, blowing past expectations as other U.S. automakers experienced a drop in sales as the result of a global chip shortage. The vast majority of Tesla deliveries (some 96%) were its newer Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover. Tesla said that 9,275 of the […] → Read More

7 takeaways from Rivian’s IPO filing –

Rivian, the electric automaker backed by Amazon, Ford and a cornucopia of heavy-hitting institutional investors like T. Rowe Price Associates and Coatue, finally made its once-confidential IPO filing public. The company, which started in 2009 as Mainstream Motors before adopting the Rivian name two years later, has exploded in terms of people, backers and partners […] → Read More

Rivian’s IPO filing is now public –

Electric vehicle startup Rivian, which just started deliveries of its R1T pickup truck , released its filing to become a publicly traded company in the United States. The S-1 document, which was filed Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, does not include terms for its offering. The company filed confidentially for its IPO […] → Read More

Foxconn will build EVs for Lordstown Motors and Fisker at Ohio plant –

Foxconn will build electric vehicles for Lordstown Motors as well as its other partner Fisker Inc. at a former GM factory in Ohio, under an agreement announced Thursday. Lordstown Motors, the beleaguered electric vehicle company that became publicly traded via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, said Thursday it reached a nonbinding agreement […] → Read More

Aurora shines spotlight on autonomous truck tech, strategy ahead of SPAC merger –

On Interstate 45 in Texas, a billboard with “Aurora” emblazoned at the top in giant white letters offers a cryptic message: “A new way to drive is on the horizon.” It’s hard to know just how many of the thousands of drivers on this stretch of road know what that means or what Aurora is; […] → Read More

Rivian R1T camp kitchen: Check out the final version of the electric pickup’s outdoor cooking station –

In 2019, Rivian showed up at the Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona with a prototype of what is now known as the camp kitchen. Now, with production ready 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup trucks coming off the assembly line, the final version of the kitchen is ready for prime time. The automaker has made […] → Read More

First drive: Rivian delivers the electric truck we’ve been waiting for –

On its first try, Rivian produced the Goldilocks of pickup trucks. The Rivian R1T electric truck is neither too big nor small. It handles rock crawling and off-camber trails with ease, can zip from zero to 60 miles per hour on a dirt road in just a few seconds without the typical back-end slippage — […] → Read More

Toyota’s Woven Planet acquires vehicle operating system developer Renovo Motors –

Toyota subsidiary Woven Planet Holdings has made its third acquisition in less than a year in its bid to invest in, develop and eventually bring future-of-transportation technologies like automated driving to market. This time, it’s Renovo Motors, the automotive operating system developer based in Silicon Valley that made its first big splash in 2015, when […] → Read More

The enormous challenges and abundant opportunities in climate tech –

The decarbonization of the planet will be the next major disruption of the century, according to SOSV managing general partner Sean O'Sullivan and Carmichael Roberts of Breakthrough Energy Ventures. → Read More

Ford, SK to spend $11.4B to build two US manufacturing campuses dedicated to EVs and batteries –

Ford Motor and battery manufacturer SK Innovation plan to spend $11.4 billion to build two massive campuses in Tennessee and Kentucky that will produce batteries as well as the next-generation of electric F Series trucks — a project the companies said will create 11,000 new jobs. Facilities on the two campuses are designed to cover […] → Read More

The Station: Tesla rolls out its FSD beta button, delivery deals heat up, micromobility evolves –

Hello 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. Aria and Rebecca have a lot to share this week, so I’ll keep my intro short. I want to direct your attention to my latest podcast episode over […] → Read More

Meet the 5 judges who will pick the 2021 winner of TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield –

The battle to win Startup Battlefield began long before TechCrunch Disrupt kicked off Tuesday. Startup founders from all over the world applied to what has been described as the most competitive batch in TechCrunch history. Twenty startups competed this week on the TechCrunch virtual stage for $100,000 in equity-free prize money and last night, we […] → Read More

Motional expands operations in Las Vegas ahead of 2023 robotaxi launch –

Autonomous vehicle company Motional is expanding its operations and employee headcount in Las Vegas, including tripling the size of its testing facility, in the run up to its planned 2023 commercial deployment of robotaxis. The company, the product of a $4 billion joint venture between Aptiv and Hyundai, has been in Las Vegas for nearly […] → Read More