Elon Musk says Tesla Semi is ready for production, but limited by battery cell output – ITPro.works

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on the company’s 2020 Q4 earnings call that all engineering work is now complete on the Tesla Semi, the freight-hauling semi truck that the company … Read More

Gardin raises $1.2M pre-seed to use ‘optical phenotyping’ tech to improve food production – ITPro.works

Gardin, a ‘deep tech’ hardware and software startup developing optical phenotyping technology and analytics to optimise food production, has raised $1.2 million in pre-seed funding. Leading the round is LDV … Read More

Tesla to begin production on 7-seat Model Y in November, with deliveries in early December – ITPro.works

Elon Musk has shared some updated info about the timeline for the seven-seat version of the Model Y, Tesla’s more affordable electric SUV. The Model Y began deliveries to customers … Read More

LanzaTech is developing a small-scale waste biomass gasifier for ethanol production in India – TechCrunch

As part of the continuing global rollout of LanzaTech’s technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions and turn those emissions into fuel and chemicals, the company is rolling out a new … Read More

GM, Ford wrap up ventilator production and shift back to auto business – TechCrunch

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread to the United States, a number of automakers and other manufacturers announced plans to retrofit factories to help ease the shortage of personal protective gear … Read More

Bollinger shows off an electric delivery van headed for production in 2022 – TechCrunch

Bollinger Motors, the Michigan-based startup known for its rugged electric SUV and pickup truck, unveiled Thursday a delivery van concept that it plans to start producing in 2022. The big … Read More

Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 billion local smartphone production program – TechCrunch

South Korean giant Samsung, Apple’s contract manufacturing partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, and Indian smartphone vendors Micromax and Lava among others have applied for India’s $6.6 billion incentive program aimed … Read More