Einride founder on building an underlying business to support future tech goals • ZebethMedia

Swedish startup Einride was founded in 2016 with a mission to electrify freight transport. Today, that means designing electric trucks and an underlying operating system to help overland shippers make the transition to electric. In the future, it will mean deploying electric autonomous freight — more specifically, Einride’s autonomous pods, which are purpose-built for self-driving […]

Hyundai launches home charging ecosystem as part of EV push • ZebethMedia

Hyundai announced this week at the LA Auto Show a new way for its customers to charge at home as part of the company’s efforts to woo a new group of EV buyers. Hyundai Home, the automaker calls it, incorporates solar panels, energy storage and EV charging for Hyundai owners. Hyundai announced a partnership with […]

Gopuff launches scheduled deliveries, gifting and in-store pickup • ZebethMedia

Rapid grocery deliver startups like Getir, Gopuff and Gorillas, once heralded as the next big thing in on-demand ordering, are running up against logistical challenges that might very well be insurmountable. Even faced with competition and sky-high operating costs, though, they’re taking what steps they can to stick around. Case in point, Gopuff today launched […]

VinFast’s bid to attract U.S. buyers includes 4 all-electric SUVs and maybe a sports car • ZebethMedia

VinFast showcased four battery-electric SUVs at the LA Auto Show this week and even hinted at a sports car as the Vietnam-based automaker pushes ahead with its plan to break into the U.S. market. The four EVs, which ranged in size from small five-passenger crossovers to large 7-passenger SUVs, is part of the company’s effort […]

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro lays off 20% of workforce • ZebethMedia

Nuro, the autonomous vehicle delivery startup backed by Softbank, Google and Tiger Global Management, is laying off about 300 people, or 20% of its workforce in an effort to preserve cash amid a stormy economic outlook, according to an email sent to employees this morning. Several Nuro employees posted on Twitter and LinkedIn this morning […]

China’s EV upstart Nio switches on power swap station in Sweden • ZebethMedia

Electric vehicle startup Nio is accelerating its expansion in Europe. The premium EV maker just launched its first power-swapping station in Varberg, Sweden, the company said in a LinkedIn post. When it comes to charging, Nio differentiates itself from its rivals by offering swappable batteries, which are upgradable and charge a monthly subscription fee, on […]

GM says supply chain issues won’t affect EV profitability by 2025 • ZebethMedia

General Motors says supply chain constraints won’t hinder the automaker’s goal of reaching electric vehicle profitability by 2025. GM expects its EV portfolio to have “the same margin profile” as its internal combustion engine portfolio over the next three years once factoring in U.S. tax credits for cars and trucks, CEO Mary Barra said Thursday […]

Fiat CEO teases subscriptions, car-sharing for all-electric 500e launch in US • ZebethMedia

Stellantis plans to “explore alternative business models,” such as subscriptions and car sharing, when it launches its all-electric Fiat 500e in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2024, Fiat CEO Olivier Francois told ZebethMedia at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show. The exec did not rule out limiting the 500e’s U.S. launch entirely to […]

Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell concept hints at the performance N brand’s future • ZebethMedia

Just don’t say it’s inspired by the DeLorean Hyundai revealed Thursday a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid concept vehicle called the N Vision 74 that the company says demonstrates the performance sub-brand’s vision for electrification. The Hyundai N sub-brand, the performance-focused arm of the automaker, has been applied to a range of production vehicles since its […]

BrightDrop is tracking $1 billion revenue in 2023 • ZebethMedia

General Motors’ e-delivery van subsidiary BrightDrop said Thursday it’s on track to reach $1 billion in revenue next year. The company, which launched in 2021 and was incubated at the automaker’s global innovation center, said reaching the financial milestone would make it one of the quickest tech startups to reach unicorn status, ahead of Apple, […]

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