Tesla battles with union organizers, Zoox hits the road and Zeekr scores more capital

News Summary

  • For the full year, Gogoro pulled revenue of $382.8 million, up 4.6% YOY.The battery swapping company reported a fourth quarter net loss of $12.5 million and a full year net loss of $98.9 million.
  • Strategic investors Shell Ventures, Goodyear Ventures, and Mann+Hummel also participated.Via, the on-demand shuttle service and transit tech company, raised another $110 million, bringing the company’s total funding to around $1 billion.
  • For the full year, Aurora’s operating expenses were $650 million in total, with $540 million spent on R&D, primarily comprised of personal costs, according to the company.
  • Within the next two years, the EVSE Field Technician Program will help more than 3,000 trainees from low-income, disadvantaged, typically underrepresented communities, and those transitioning from other industries, to reach these jobs.Cylib, the German battery recycling startup, raised €11.6 million ($12.6 million) to build a factory.
  • TechCrunch interviewed CEO Angus Pacala, who says the next phase of growth isn’t self-driving cars or even advanced driver assistance systems; it’s smart infrastructure.OpenEyes, an insurtech startup focused on commercial automotive fleets, made its public debut and announced it raised $18 million in a Series A funding round.
  • TechCrunch’s Rita Liao shares the company’s long and winding road to IPO.Honeycomb Battery Co., an advanced battery technology subsidiary of Global Graphene Group, plans to go public via a merger agreement with special purpose acquisition company Nubia Brand International Corp.
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