Kirsten Korosec

Senior reporter and editor at TechCrunch.

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Battery tech superstars JB Straubel of Redwood Materials, Celina Mikolajczak of Panasonic coming to TC Mobility 2020

It was a trickle at first that has evolved into a slow and steady stream. Now, a wave of new electric vehicles is building, promising to deliver an unprecedented number of models to North America, Eur

Zoox becomes fourth company to land driverless testing permit in California

Zoox, the automated vehicle technology startup that was acquired by Amazon this year, has been issued a permit from California regulators that will allow it to test driverless vehicles on public roads

ClearFlame Engine Technologies takes aim at cleaning up diesel engines

Diesel engines are the workhorses of freight transportation and agriculture — and by extension keep the economy fed and well supplied. They also have a dirty side. The founders of ClearFlame Engine

Amazon’s first five climate fund investments include Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s startup Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials, the recycling startup founded by Tesla’s longtime CTO and co-founder JB Straubel, has landed Amazon as a new investor and customer. Amazon’s investment in Redwood Materi

Four perspectives on Apple’s new service bundle

Apple’s hardware event yesterday wasn’t particularly eventful for its most popular devices, bringing only iterative changes to Apple Watch and the iPad. But the company tipped its hand as

LanzaTech eyes two more spin-off companies

Just three months after LanzaTech announced a spin-out aimed at selling sustainable aviation fuel, the company is already preparing for two more. LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren said Tuesday on the Di

Apple launches fitness subscription service for just under $80 a year

Apple is launching a fitness subscription service called Fitness+, which for a skosh under $80 a year will give users access to workouts and instruction, plus folds in music, delivered through the App

Tuverl aims to bring order and access to transit in Africa

Africa may be a diverse continent overflowing with different cultures, languages and customs, but Tuverl co-founder and CEO Hope Ndhlovu says there is one experience — or industry — that is consis

Carbon Health and Color founders see power in bringing healthcare to the edge

When COVID-19 spread to the United States, the pandemic exposed two conflicting realities: a healthcare system that excels at high-cost, complex treatments while failing to provide sufficient access a

SEC to investigate short-seller’s claims against Nikola, report says

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly looking into claims that Nikola Corp. is involved in an alleged “intricate fraud,” the latest development in a controversy that er

GM to reveal, start taking reservations for Hummer EV on October 20

GM will reveal its GMC -branded electric Hummer on October 20, the same day that the company will also begin taking customer reservations for the new vehicle that it describes as a “super truck.

Nikola disputes fraud claims in carefully worded rebuttal

Nikola Corp., the hydrogen electric vehicle startup that went public this year through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, released Monday a point-by-point rebuttal that attempts to d

Here’s every angle of the all-electric Lucid Air in pictures

After years of development, Lucid Motors took the wraps off the Air, an electric luxury sedan that was unveiled Wednesday in a live-streamed event. The Air combines high-end features with eye-popping

Lucid Motors’ second vehicle is an electric SUV, the Gravity

Lucid Motors provided Wednesday a peek of the next vehicle in its all-electric lineup — an SUV called the Lucid Gravity. The Lucid Gravity follows the Air, a luxury all-electric sedan that was revea

Lucid Motors reveals its long-awaited Air electric sedan

Lucid Motors CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson had a clear vision for how to take an electric car to another level. The former chief engineer of the Tesla Model S just didn’t expect it to take quite s

Panasonic to expand battery capacity at Tesla Gigafactory

Panasonic is adding another production line to the massive factory it operates with Tesla in Nevada, an expansion that will increase battery cell capacity by 10%. The Sparks facility, dubbed Gigafacto

Lucid Motors’ all-electric Air will start below $80,000

After months of teasers and announcements, Lucid Motors will finally reveal its first all-electric luxury sedan, the Air, during a live stream on September 9. But of course, the day before the big rev

Lidar startup Ouster raises $42M in push to grow sales, diversify products

Lidar startup Ouster has spent the past several years expanding and improving its line of sensors as it jostles for a piece of the crowded and competitive market place. Now, Ouster says it has raised

9 proptech investors talk co-living, home offices and other pandemic trends

The real estate industry — like so many other sectors — was forced to adapt this year. Now, investors are ready to pour capital into the startups they believe are best-positioned in this new era,

The Station: Yandex spins out self-driving biz, Ike takes the SaaS road and a solid-state battery startup strikes SPAC

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station
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