Kirsten Korosec

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Arrival to slash costs, cut up to 30% of workforce to meet on EV van production target

Arrival, the U.K.-based commercial EV company, plans to slash costs and cut as much as 30% of its workforce as it attempts to protect the business from a challenging economic environment while meeting

Meet the all-electric RV startup steered by Tesla alumni

What started as a pet project to electrify food trucks in the San Francisco Bay area — an enterprise inspired by the cacophony of generators that greeted Ben Parker every day during his lunch break

Tesla laying off 229 Autopilot workers, shuttering San Mateo office, filing confirms

Tesla is laying off 229 data annotation employees who are part of the company’s larger Autopilot team and is shuttering the San Mateo, California office where they worked, according to a Califor

Rivian CEO confirms layoffs could be part of restructuring to stay ‘nimble’

Rivian will continue to hire in strategically important areas even as it restructures its business and possibly cuts some jobs, according to an internal email from CEO RJ Scaringe that was sent to emp

Volkswagen, Audi tap Redwood Materials to recycle old EV batteries in US

Volkswagen of America and Audi have locked in a resurrection plan for old battery packs from their growing slate of EVs. The two VW Group brands have contracted with startup Redwood Materials to recov

Walmart agrees to order 4,500 Canoo EVs for last-mile delivery

Walmart said Tuesday it signed an agreement to buy 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles from Canoo, the electric vehicle startup-turned-SPAC that last quarter warned it may not have enough money to st

The Station: Layoffs are coming for the AV world, VW plans ‘big moves’ in China and inside Cruise’s robotaxi outages

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Tesla shares get baby bump as Elon Musk tries to pull out of Twitter deal

Tesla shares received an upwards bump in after-hours trading Friday as investors reacted positively to Elon Musk’s move to terminate his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. Tesla shares rose 14.51%

Ford, VW-backed Argo AI lays off 150 workers, slows hiring

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and Volkswagen, has laid off about 150 people and slowed the pace of hiring, making it the latest tech company to reduce its workforce

Another fatal Tesla crash is being investigated by US safety regulators

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla, according to documents viewed by TechCrunch. The investigation, which was opened in

US safety regulators open special investigation into Cruise AV crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a special investigation into a crash in San Francisco involving a Cruise autonomous vehicle that resulted in minor injuries. The agency&#8

The Station: Robotaxi roadblock and Tesla layoffs hit Autopilot team

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Tesla deliveries fall nearly 18% in second quarter following China factory shutdown

Tesla delivered 254,695 electric vehicles globally in the second quarter, a nearly 18% drop from the previous period as supply chain constraints, China’s extended COVID-19 lockdown and challenge

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

Rivian this week will open 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 loc

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

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QuantumScape loses manufacturing chief over management style mismatch

Celina Mikolajczak, who has held senior roles at Tesla and Panasonic, resigned from QuantumScape less than a year after taking the chief manufacturing officer position at the solid-state battery compa

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

John Kuolt hates the term “incubator” — at least when describing UP.Labs, a new venture that launched this week with inaugural partner Porsche. “It has a connotation that we aren&#

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 par

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 Quilted

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

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