Tesla accuses engineer of stealing crucial company software
cars

Tesla accuses engineer of stealing crucial company software

Tesla is no stranger to allegations of staff stealing its technology, but its latest case may be particularly brazen if true. As Electrek has learned, the EV maker has sued engineer Alex Khatilov for allegedly stealing the company’s custom Warp Drive… Continue Reading…

Public EV charging is a problem. Biden’s presidency could change that.
2020 election

Public EV charging is a problem. Biden’s presidency could change that.

California is the most electrified state when it comes to cars: It accounts for up to half of all U.S. electric vehicles sales. But even with Teslas, Nissan Leafs, and Chevy Bolts all over the place, it’s not always easy to find a public charging station without a line, especially …

MotoRefi raises $10M to keep pedal on auto refinancing growth
Automotive

MotoRefi raises $10M to keep pedal on auto refinancing growth

A month before the COVID-19 pandemic had spread to North America, auto fintech startup MotoRefi — newly armed with nearly $9 million in venture capital — was preparing to bring its refinancing platform to the masses. CEO Kevin Bennett, and the investors behind the company, saw the opportunity to service …

EVgo to go public via SPAC in bid to power EV charging expansion
arrival

EVgo to go public via SPAC in bid to power EV charging expansion

EVgo, the wholly owned subsidiary of LS Power that owns and operates public fast chargers for electric vehicles, has reached a deal to become a publicly traded company through a merger with special-purpose acquisition company Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corporation. The combined company, which will be listed …

a list of companies that are disrupting incumbents across several industries
Automotive

End-to-end operators are the next generation of consumer business

Roger Lee Contributor Share on Twitter Roger Lee is a general partner at Battery Ventures, based in Menlo Park, CA, who focuses on investments in software and consumer tech, including online marketplaces. More posts by this contributor Keys to ascending the consumer-internet throne How to communicate with your board in …

Didi to subsidize trips for vaccinations with $10M global fund
Asia

Didi to subsidize trips for vaccinations with $10M global fund

As countries around the world prepare to vaccinate people against the coronavirus, tech companies are rushing to demonstrate their willingness to help fight the deadly virus. China’s ride-hailing leader Didi Chuxing is pledging a $10 million fund to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts in 13 markets outside its home country China, …

MotoRefi raises $10M to keep pedal on auto refinancing growth
Automotive

MotoRefi raises $10M to keep pedal on auto refinancing growth

A month before the COVID-19 pandemic had spread to North America, auto fintech startup MotoRefi — newly armed with nearly $9 million in venture capital — was preparing to bring its refinancing platform to the masses. CEO Kevin Bennett, and the investors behind the company, saw the opportunity to service …

Porsche unveils new electric Taycan under $100,000
electric vehicles

Porsche unveils new electric Taycan under $100,000

Make way for the Porsche Taycan, the latest version of the German automaker’s first electric sports car.  Announced this week, the “standard” Taycan comes with the simple name “Taycan” as opposed to the 4S or the Turbo S. It will come out later this year in the U.S. as the …

Joe Biden’s new gig
Column

Joe Biden’s new gig

Jim Messina Contributor Share on Twitter Jim Messina is a political and corporate advisor and CEO of The Messina Group. He previously served as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2011 and as the campaign manager for Obama’s successful 2012 …

Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski among list of last-minute Trump pardons
Anthony Levandowski

Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski among list of last-minute Trump pardons

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who had been sentenced to 18 months in prison on one count of stealing trade secrets, has received a pardon from President Donald Trump. The full pardon, which was one of 73 issued late Tuesday evening, means Levandowski will avoid a …