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Ex-Googler’s TeraWatt raises $1B to expand commercial EV charging

TeraWatt Infrastructure, a company that builds electric vehicle charging infrastructure for fleets, has secured over $1 billion in a Series A round to build out its portfolio of commercial charging ce

Cruise to launch robotaxi services in Austin, Phoenix before end of 2022

GM’s self-driving technology unit Cruise will launch commercial robotaxi services in Austin, Texas and Phoenix — two hot spots for autonomous vehicle development — “in the next 90 days

Magna enters the micromobility and battery swapping market

Magna International, a Canadian mobility technology company that builds sensor-based systems for cars like driver monitoring systems and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), is entering the micr

Trevor Milton, ex-CEO of electric truck maker Nikola, begins fraud trial

Trevor Milton, the founder and former CEO of electric truck maker Nikola, is standing trial on federal charges of fraud.

Razor launches a seated cargo scooter for adults

Razor, the scooter company that probably brings back memories of kicking and coasting down the block to your friend’s house for a playdate, is expanding its line of adult electric scooters. The

Drover AI’s Alex Nesic on using tech to regulate the scooter market

We sat down with Drover AI CEO Alex Nesic as part of an ongoing series of interviews with founders who are building transportation companies.

The next big market opportunity for micromobility is commercial, not consumer

Whether it’s your midnight sushi burrito or those new headphones from Amazon, expect some form of e-bike to be powering your next delivery.

Populus to combat curbside parking chaos with millions in new funding

Populus, the San Francisco-based transportation data startup, got its start as shared scooter mania took hold and cities tried to make sense of how infrastructure was being used by fleets of tiny vehi

Investors detail their red (and green) flags for startups seeking venture dollars

TechCrunch sat down with several investors to hear how they're looking at the funding environment today and what their red flags -- and green flags -- are for startups looking to raise another round.

Can battery recycling help end US reliance on China?

China has long been the leader in battery supply and manufacturing. The Inflation Reduction Act seeks to end reliance on the East Asian country and turn the U.S. into a battery powerhouse.

Musk claps back at customer criticism of Tesla FSD beta

Elon Musk hasn’t taken kindly to recent criticism of Tesla FSD beta software — the soon-to-be $15,000 upgraded version of its advanced driver assistance system that the CEO promises one day wi

Tesla’s bid to dismiss racial bias suit denied in tentative ruling

Tesla won’t be able to shake itself from California’s Department of Civil Rights lawsuit for racial bias and harassment just yet. A California judge Tuesday evening issued a tentative ruli

Toyota accepts California’s authority to set emissions standards under Clean Air Act

Toyota has joined the growing list of automakers that have recognized the state of California’s authority to set vehicle emissions standards under the U.S. Clean Air Act. The move will make the

Tier Mobility lays off 180 people amid poor funding climate

Tier Mobility, the German micromobility giant that recently acquired Spin from Ford, is laying off 16% of staff, or 180 people, according to a LinkedIn post by CEO Lawrence Leuschner and an open lette

Tesla’s petition against CA civil rights agency suing for racial bias is denied

California’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) denied Tesla’s petition against the state’s civil rights watchdog for failing to conduct proper investigations before suing the automa

Human drivers in UK won’t be liable for accidents when vehicle is self-driving

Manufacturers operating self-driving vehicles in the U.K. will be liable for a vehicle’s actions when in autonomous mode, according to the country’s new roadmap to achieve a widespread rol

YouTube isn’t cool with videos of Tesla FSD beta testing on kids

YouTube removed two videos from its platform showing Tesla drivers using their own children to conduct vehicle safety tests. The tests were meant to prove that Tesla’s Autopilot and “full

Tesla increases FSD beta cost to $15,000 in North America

Tesla will increase the price of its “full self-driving” beta software, the automaker’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), in North America to $15,000 on September 5, CEO Elon

Zūm founder strikes balance between accessibility and a massive logistics network

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with transportation founders, we sat down with Zūm founder Ritu Narayan to catch up on the past year.

Federal, state regulators put pressure on Tesla’s Autopilot safety

Tesla is coming under fire from federal and state regulators over both the safety and the capabilities of its Autopilot advanced driver assistance system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administr
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