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Lyft reportedly declined GM’s $6 billion acquisition offer

Lyft reportedly declined GM’s $6 billion acquisition offer

Recent reports have suggested that Lyft was involved in acquisition discussions with a variety of companies, including Apple, Google, Uber, and Didi Chuxing.

PatrickAug 30, 2016 11:43 AM PT

Drive.ai wants to help autonomous cars talk with the people around them

Drive.ai wants to help autonomous cars talk with the people around them

If you are walking around Mountain View, California and stumble across a car that beeps at you like R2-D2, it’s probably thanks to Carol Reiley.

AlanAug 30, 2016 11:38 AM PT

When will hydrogen fuel be available everywhere in the U.S.? Poll results

When will hydrogen fuel be available everywhere in the U.S.? Poll results

While you might think that any zero-emission vehicle would be viewed as a good thing, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles continue to generate opposition among some electric-car fans.

AlanAug 30, 2016 11:11 AM PT

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them.

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them.

Singapore has announced that it is the the first country to host a fully self-driving taxi, powered by a totally real-sounding startup called nuTonomy.

MiaAug 29, 2016 4:04 PM PT

Tesla 3,300-mile Australian camping trip

Tesla 3,300-mile Australian camping trip

Tesla 3,300-mile Australian camping trip, sans Superchargers.

ElenaAug 29, 2016 3:58 PM PT

Electric-car range anxiety exists, but it's overblown, says MIT study

Electric-car range anxiety exists, but it's overblown, says MIT study

Electric cars available today could replace 87 percent of current personal vehicles, MIT professor Jessika Trancik and her colleagues concluded.

PatrickAug 29, 2016 3:54 PM PT

Tesla is reportedly heavily discounting inventory Model S P90D’s now that P100D is out

Tesla is reportedly heavily discounting inventory Model S P90D’s now that P100D is out

Tesla is reportedly heavily discounting inventory Model S P90D’s now that P100D is out.

PatrickAug 29, 2016 3:12 PM PT

California is poised for the most massive deployment of electric vehicle chargers across the U.S.

California is poised for the most massive deployment of electric vehicle chargers across the U.S.

California is poised for the most massive deployment of electric vehicle chargers across the U.S.

AlanAug 29, 2016 2:56 PM PT

Tesla Autopilot with new v8.0 software update is able to handle highway interchanges

Tesla Autopilot with new v8.0 software update is able to handle highway interchanges

Version 8.0 with the new off-ramp and highway interchange features bring the Autopilot closer to this vision than ever before.

AlanAug 29, 2016 2:45 PM PT

Chemi Peres makes predictions for Israel’s tech scene

Chemi Peres makes predictions for Israel’s tech scene

TechCrunch had the opportunity to speak with Chemi Peres, co-founder of Pitango Venture Capital, about Israel’s tech scene.

ShellyAug 29, 2016 2:35 PM PT

NHTSA releases raw 2015 traffic fatality data, calls for tech companies to analyze

NHTSA releases raw 2015 traffic fatality data, calls for tech companies to analyze

The NHTSA is offering an open data set of anonymized but detailed info regarding these accidents today, three months earlier than it typically does.

ShellyAug 29, 2016 2:30 PM PT

The Obama administration wants to require electronic speed-limiting devices in big trucks and buses

The Obama administration wants to require electronic speed-limiting devices in big trucks and buses

Speed would be capped at 60, 65, or 68 mph.

ElenaAug 28, 2016 1:25 AM PT

Volkswagen’s 2019 electric car said to get 300 miles on a 15-minute charge

Volkswagen’s 2019 electric car said to get 300 miles on a 15-minute charge

This year’s Paris motor show will host the unveiling of Volkswagen’s first all-electric car, according to an interview with company chairman Herbert Diess in German magazine WirstschaftWoche.

ElenaAug 27, 2016 9:00 PM PT

Google hires Airbnb’s Shaun Stewart to help bring self-driving cars to market

Google hires Airbnb’s Shaun Stewart to help bring self-driving cars to market

Google has a new director at its self-driving car unit: Shaun Stewart, former head of Airbnb’s vacation rentals business, and CEO at TripAdvisor prior to that.

ShellyAug 27, 2016 3:00 PM PT

Spiri’s on-demand carpooling service will use custom EVs and let drivers ride free

Spiri’s on-demand carpooling service will use custom EVs and let drivers ride free

Danish startup Spiri believes urban transportation is still massively inefficient, and it’s setting out to tackle the problem from a few different directions.

PatrickAug 27, 2016 12:30 AM PT

Tesla is working to turn its vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots, introduces new chip and module

Tesla is working to turn its vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots, introduces new chip and module

Tesla is at the forefront of the technology in the auto industry as the first automaker to offer over-the-air (OTA) software updates for all its vehicles.

PatrickAug 26, 2016 10:15 PM PT

Median home price in Sparks, Nevada, has increased 42% since Tesla announced its Gigafactory

Median home price in Sparks, Nevada, has increased 42% since Tesla announced its Gigafactory

A recent look at home sales in Sparks, Nevada, where Tesla is building the battery factory, shows that the median home price has increased 42% since the automaker announced its plans for the plant.

AlanAug 26, 2016 7:30 PM PT

Karma Automotive to move HQ and open store in former Kawasaki HQ in Irvine

Karma Automotive to move HQ and open store in former Kawasaki HQ in Irvine

A few weeks after Karma Automotive had an “online unveiling” for its new Revero, the automaker announced that it will move its headquarters to a new building in Irvine, California.

AlanAug 26, 2016 6:30 PM PT

Here’s Baidu’s new all-electric self-driving test car

Here’s Baidu’s new all-electric self-driving test car

Self-driving cars have a tendency to become more adorable as big tech companies iterate their design, and Baidu’s new modified Chery eQ all-electric test vehicle is no exception.

ShellyAug 26, 2016 3:05 PM PT

Tesla releases new charging adapter to connect directly in most dryer outlets

Tesla releases new charging adapter to connect directly in most dryer outlets

Tesla released, or more accurately re-released, a NEMA 14-30 adapter for the Model S and Model X.

MiaAug 26, 2016 11:53 AM PT