Kirsten Korosec

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Toyota to invest another $8B into North Carolina EV battery factory

Toyota said Tuesday it will invest another $8 billion into its first EV battery factory in North America, as the Japanese automaker tries to ramp up its electrification program and introduce 30 batter

The Chevy Equinox EV is coming in 2024 with a $34,995 starting price and surprising range

The Chevy Equinox EV, an all-electric compact SUV that General Motors has aimed squarely at the mass market, will arrive in dealerships in 2024 with a battery range and sticker price that could propel

GM reaches tentative deal with UAW, ending widespread six-week autoworkers’ strike

The United Autoworkers reached a tentative agreement Monday with General Motors, wrapping up a six-week strike that affected the Big Three U.S. automakers and sent nearly 50,000 workers to the picket

Cruise hits the brakes on driverless, UAW makes progress and more EV backpedaling

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Cruise pauses all driverless robotaxi operations to ‘rebuild public trust’

Cruise said Thursday evening it has paused all driverless operations, a decision that comes just two days after the California Department of Motor Vehicles suspended Cruise’s deployment and driverle

Ford delays $12B in EV investments as automaker wrestles with demand

Ford is delaying about $12 billion in planned investments on EVs, including construction of a second battery plant with joint venture partner SK On due to softening demand for higher priced premium el

GM and Honda punt on plan to build millions of affordable EVs together

General Motors and long-time partner Honda have ended plans to build millions of affordable and smaller electric vehicles as the automakers come to terms with high interest rates and battery costs cou

California DMV immediately suspends Cruise’s robotaxi permit

The California Department of Motor Vehicles said Tuesday it has immediately suspended Cruise’s deployment and driverless testing permits, ending the GM self-driving car subsidiary’s robota

Feds expand Tesla investigation to include vehicle range, personal benefits

Tesla has the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice — again. Tesla has received requests for information, including subpoenas from the DOJ, the automaker disclosed Monday in a U.S. Securities

Rivian R1T is the first EV to win the longest off-road competition in the US

Motorsports and off-road competition isn’t the typical fodder over here at TechCrunch — unless, of course, there also happens to be a podium-winning team driving an all-electric 2023 Rivian R1

Tesla ‘digs its own grave with the Cybertruck,’ Convoy collapses and Rivian scores a win at Rebelle

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Pebble’s $100K+ EV travel trailer can live off the grid for 7 days

Pebble, the California-based EV startup founded by a veteran of Apple, Cruise and Zoox, unveiled Thursday a prototype of its flagship product: an all-electric travel trailer designed for an off-grid-s

GM, Cruise and Honda to launch robotaxi service in Japan

General Motors, self-driving car subsidiary Cruise and Honda plan to launch a robotaxi service in Japan under a new joint venture, the three companies announced today. The companies intend to launch t

Elon Musk warns Cybertruck won’t be profitable until 2025

Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a warning Wednesday about the soon-to-be delivered Cybertruck that might sound familiar to those who closely followed the company’s Model 3 “production hell&#822

Tesla Q3 profit falls 44% on EV price cuts

Tesla’s decision to repeatedly slash EV prices put pressure on margins, causing profits to fall 44% to $1.85 billion in the third quarter from the same year-ago period, the company reported Wedn

Amazon’s fleet of Rivian-made electric delivery vans reaches 10K in US

Amazon’s 10,000 Rivian-made all-electric van are delivering packages throughout the United States, the e-commerce company revealed Tuesday evening during its Delivering the Future event. Amazon,

The UAW strike is starting to affect CES 2024

Stellantis announced Tuesday that it will cancel its planned presentations and display at CES 2024, the tech trade show that takes over Las Vegas every January. The reason? The automaker, which owns a

GM delays $4B EV truck factory plan by another year

General Motors is pushing its $4 billion plan to convert its Orion Assembly plant into an EV truck factory to late 2025, a year later than scheduled. GM’s reasoning behind the delay  — which

Luxury EV maker Lucid misses the mark on deliveries

Lucid said Tuesday it delivered 1,457 of its luxury all-electric Air sedans in the third quarter, missing Wall Street expectations by about 500 vehicles. Perhaps more troubling is the year-over-year c
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