Business

June 28, 2022

Why LFP batteries are poised to bring down entry-level EV prices

An older, cheaper and safer battery technology already dominating China’s electric vehicle industry is now poised to reshape battery manufacturing worldwide and boost EV sales in […]
June 28, 2022

Twitter asks shareholders to approve the $44 billion Elon Musk takeover

Twitter’s board wants the $44 billion Elon Musk takeover completed, which is why it’s asking its shareholders to approve the deal, according to a new regulatory […]
June 27, 2022

Redwood Materials partners with Toyota to recycle batteries in US

Redwood Materials, the lithium-ion battery recycling startup founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, is partnering with Toyota to collect, refurbish and recycle batteries and battery […]
June 27, 2022

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

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June 27, 2022

Tesla sued by former workers for allegedly violating federal law during ‘mass layoffs’

Two former Tesla employees filed a lawsuit against the EV maker Sunday alleging that the company did not provide the 60 days of advance notice required […]
June 26, 2022

Former Tesla worker rejects $15M payout in racial abuse lawsuit

A Black former worker at Tesla’s Fremont, California assembly plant has rejected a $15 million payout from the automaker in a lawsuit alleging racial abuse by […]
June 25, 2022

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 […]
June 25, 2022

In all-hands Twitter call, Elon Musk fields questions about free speech and bots

As Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time in an all-hands Q&A meeting, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO provided some more details about his […]
June 25, 2022

Tesla increases prices across lineup, with Model X up as much as $6,000

Tesla has upped its prices again, with some models increasing in price by up to $6,000. The automaker has increased prices of its luxury electric vehicles […]
June 25, 2022

Daily Crunch: With $153M Series C, LeadSquared becomes India’s newest unicorn

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June 24, 2022

Daily Crunch: Raba Partnership leads $2.1M seed round for African fintech startup Thepeer

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June 23, 2022

GM is latest to join the race to streamline EV charging

General Motors said Wednesday it will join a growing list of automakers focused on streamlining the EV charging process by equipping its models with “Plug and […]