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Uber is rolling out nearly a dozen new features aimed at business travelers, large group rides, electric vehicles, and autonomous delivery. Uber held its second annual product event today, at which the company announced new features for business travelers, group rides, and electric vehicles. The news comes as the company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, is renewing his efforts to make

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Rivian issues recall for R1T electric truck over faulty airbag sensors

Rivian issued a recall for some of its R1T electric trucks because sensors weren’t deactivating the airbag when a child was sitting in the passenger seat. Rivian is recalling some of its R1T electric pickup trucks over faulty airbag systems, according to a notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The vehicle’s sensors in the front seat may not deactivate the

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EV company Lordstown completes $230 million sale of its Ohio factory to Foxconn

Lordstown completed the sale of its EV factory to iPhone assembler Foxconn. The $230 million deal includes a joint venture to build Lordstown’s lineup of electric trucks. Struggling EV company Lordstown completed the sale of its Ohio factory to Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles Apple’s iPhone. The factory, which sold for $230 million, will now become the site of a joint venture between the two

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Rivian lost $1.59 billion and delivered 1,227 electric trucks in the first quarter of 2022

Rivian lost $1.59 billion on $95 million of revenue in the first three months of 2022. The company also delivered 1,227 electric trucks to customers. Rivian, the buzzy electric vehicle company backed by Ford and Amazon, reported a net loss of $1.59 billion in the first quarter of 2021 based on $95 million in revenue. The company said it delivered 1,227 vehicles to customers during the past three

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Volkswagen reportedly will resurrect Scout as an off-road EV brand for the US

Volkswagen is considering resurrecting the Scout brand as an electric off-road vehicle for US customers. The company wants to compete with Jeep and Ford for more US customers. Volkswagen is considering resurrecting the SUV pioneer Scout as an off-road electric vehicle brand, according to The Wall Street Journal. The brand would be focused on the US market, where it would likely compete with popular nameplates like the

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Ford F-150 Lightning first drive: quiet storm

The Ford F-150 Lightning is a fun, familiar, and occasionally thrilling electric truck. And while there are some tradeoffs, Ford stuck to the basics and will likely be rewarded with record sales. I am driving a pickup truck through Texas hill country. The buzzards are circling overhead, the road is empty as a moonlit prairie, and all’s right with the world. Or at least it should be. There is a noticeable lack of engine noise coming from

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Tesla recalls 130,000 vehicles to fix touchscreen issues caused by an overheating CPU

Tesla is recalling 130,000 vehicles for an issue causing the CPU inside cars’ infotainment systems to overheat when fast charging. This could cause the touchscreen to lag out or go blank and is addressed by an OTA software update. Tesla is recalling 130,000 cars due to an issue causing the CPU in vehicles’ infotainment systems to overheat during fast charging, potentially making the car’s touchscreen malfunction or go completely blank (via The Associated Press). The

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EV startup Canoo is running out of cash and doubtful about its future

Canoo says it has "doubts" about its ability to stay financially solvent, according to the EV startup’s most recent earnings report. Canoo, the struggling electric vehicle startup, thinks it’s about to run out of money. In stark terms, the company reports that it only has enough cash to last another quarter and is unsure whether it will be able to stay afloat beyond that.

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Tesla reportedly stops production at its troubled Shanghai plant

Tesla has suspended most operations at its factory in Shanghai due to issues procuring supplies. The company only produced 10,757 vehicles at the factory in April. Tesla has suspended most production at its Shanghai factory once again, this time due to issues preventing the company from getting the components it needs to build vehicles, according to a report from Reuters. Sources familiar with the situation

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Google’s finally straightening out its legacy free G-Suite mess

It seems like Google has finally arrived at a solution for legacy free G-Suite users who weren’t terribly excited about having to pay to keep their accounts. Almost five months after Google announced that it was going to make G-Suite legacy free edition users start paying for their accounts, it seems to finally have a path in place that most people will be happy with. According to 9To5Google, there’s

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Netflix has been screening new shows and movies among subscribers before their release

Netflix has been showing movies and TV shows ahead of their public release to small groups of subscribers in the US, according to a report from Variety. The company takes feedback into account for potential changes ahead of a film or show’s debut. Netflix has been showing movies and TV shows ahead of their public release to small groups of subscribers in the US, according to a report from Variety. Subscribers who participate in the feedback panels will watch “several upcoming movies and

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