Let’s look inside Volkswagen’s new ID.3 electric hatchback

The Volkswagen ID.3 that debuted ahead of the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt looks like a compact hatchback. And it is. But inside, customers might feel like they’re sitting in a bigger car, thanks to how engineers and designers took advantage of the electric architecture. Without having to contend with an internal combustion engine, there was […]

Volta Charging raises another $20 million to expand ad-supported EV charging network

Volta Charging,  the San Francisco-based company that combines outdoor digital advertising with charging stations to give electric vehicle owners free power, has added another $20 million in a follow-on to its Series C round. The company’s Series C round is now closed at $100 million. Schneider Electric Ventures, SK Innovation, Energize Ventures and a number of […]

Audi’s off-roading electric concept would be perfect for Tatooine

Concept vehicles are a staple of the auto show circuit. And while most will never end up as a production vehicle, they can provide insight into an automaker and clues to where it’s headed. Over at Audi,  designers and engineers might have had a distant planet in mind. Or at least an expanse of wilderness. The German […]

These brothers just raised $15 million for their startup, Dutchie, a kind of Shopify for cannabis dispensaries

Ross Lipson comes from an entrepreneurial family, so perhaps it’s no wonder that as a college student, he dropped out of school to jump into the online food space, including co-founding, then selling, one of Canada’s first online food ordering service startups. It’s even less surprising that having gone through that experience, Lipson would use what […]

Mike Bloomberg’s philanthropic arm is shelling out $160 million to keep kids from vaping

As 33 states investigate roughly 450 lung illnesses that may be associated with vaping, the billionaire former New York City mayor and founder of Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg,  is committing $160 million to combat vaping. Bloomberg has long been an advocate for anti-smoking campaigns and has spent millions on getting folks to quit smoking. Now he’s turning his […]

Apple introduces the Apple Watch Series 5 with always-on display

Apple  today introduced some new Apple Watch models at a press conference. The Apple Watch Series 5 has an always-on display. It seems to look just like the Apple Watch Series 4. “Apple Watch puts groundbreaking health, fitness and communication capabilities on the wrist of millions and millions of people,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said. He then […]