Kirsten Korosec

Senior reporter and editor at TechCrunch.

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Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe is now taking over the top product role at the EV maker

Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe has taken on another role within the publicly traded EV maker as chief product officer Nick Kalayjian moves out of the job and eventually into an advisory position,

Cruise co-founder and CEO Kyle Vogt resigns

Kyle Vogt, the serial entrepreneur who co-founded and led Cruise from a startup in a garage through its acquisition and ownership by General Motors, has resigned, according to an email sent to employe

Cruise’s mea culpa and everything that stood out at the LA Auto Show

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GM absorbs commercial EV unit BrightDrop, CEO is out

BrightDrop, the commercial EV subsidiary of General Motors that launched in 2021, is being swallowed up by its parent company. GM said Thursday that BrightDrop — a “startup” that spun ou

Cruise suspends employee stock program, corp bonuses moved up

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of General Motors, told staff Thursday via email that the employee share-selling program for the fourth quarter is suspended, following an incident that resul

Amazon to sell cars online, starting with Hyundai

It was inevitable. Amazon, which got its start selling books, is getting into the car business. The e-commerce giant along with new partner Hyundai announced Thursday at the 2023 LA Auto Show that it

The all-electric Lucid Gravity SUV finally makes its debut with 440 miles of range

EV maker Lucid took the long-awaited wraps off the Gravity, an all-electric three-row SUV with a range that could hypothetically leave a Tesla Model X, Fisker Ocean or Rivian R1S stuck behind at a cha

Toyota is turning to startup Redwood Materials for critical battery materials

Battery cells produced at Toyota’s future North American EV factory will someday contain a little Redwood Materials DNA. The two companies announced Thursday that Redwood Materials will supply T

Arrival secures emergency cash so it can sell itself

Arrival, the once buzzy EV startup that went public via a merger with a blank check company, is in its final death throes. The company has secured a $50 million bridge loan, funds that will keep it af

Cruise spirals and LTA’s airship breaks cover in Silicon Valley

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OpenAI’s DevDay, reinventing the REIT and good actors in crypto

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Cruise begins layoffs, starting with workers who supported driverless operations

Cruise, the GM self-driving car subsidiary, has started laying off contingent workers after pausing all of it driverless operations and losing key commercial permits that allowed it to operate a robot

Cruise recalls entire fleet after robotaxi ran over, dragged pedestrian

GM self-driving car subsidiary Cruise issued a recall for 950 vehicles equipped with its autonomous vehicle software following a crash that left a pedestrian, who had initially been hit by a human-dri

Rivian raises production forecast for 2023, narrows losses in Q3

Rivian continued to close the gap on losses, reduce costs and ramp up production in the third quarter with results that beat Wall Street expectations and suggested a rosier future, including raising

Uber’s Q3 numbers include impressive profitability gains, slower-than-expected growth

The former startup darling's results can be viewed as an indication that its business model has matured and is now in a stable, profitable and cash-generating position.

The 2025 Ram Ramcharger is an electric truck that gets its EV juice from a gas-powered generator

Don’t call it a plug-in hybrid. Or a gas-powered vehicle either. Stellantis brand Ram wants the 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger, which was revealed November 7, to be viewed as a battery electric truck.

Lucid adopts Tesla’s charging standard

Lucid has reached an agreement that will give owners of its luxury EVs access to Tesla’s network of superchargers — following the path of Ford, GM and the majority of automakers that sell EVs

Flexport gobbles up Convoy’s assets, Revel pulls the plug on mopeds and UAW sets its sights on Toyota and Tesla

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Ford shutters company building an app for plumbers, electricians and other trades

Ford has shut down VIIZR, a software-as-a-service company that along with Salesforce built an app to help tradespeople like plumbers, locksmiths and electricians to schedule field appointments, send i

Tesla wins fatal Autopilot crash jury trial

A jury on Tuesday handed Tesla another win after siding with the automaker over allegations that its Autopilot advanced driver assistance system led to a death. The case, which was being tried in the
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