Alan Ohnsman


4 days ago

Voyage Snags $31 Million As It Targets A Self-Driving Niche: Retirement Communities

The Silicon Valley startup that operates low-speed self-driving vehicles in enclosed environments will use the funds to expand its robotic fleet and engineering team.
By Alan Ohnsman 4 min read
1 week ago

Electric Truck Unicorn Rivian, Backed By Amazon And Ford, Lands $350 Million Investment From Cox

Cox Automotive is investing in the rechargeable truck startup that's raised at least $2 billion and may partner with it on service, logistics and other business operations.
By Alan Ohnsman 6 min read
1 week ago

Nikola CEO Trevor Milton Is Now A Billionaire Thanks To Hydrogen Truck Startup’s Fundraising Drive

The change in 37-year-old Milton’s status came this week when CNH Industrial, a European maker of heavy-duty work vehicles, committed $250 million to Nikola’s Series D investment round.
By Alan Ohnsman 9 min read
3 weeks ago

Tesla And Walmart Signal Detente After Retailer Sues Over Solar Panel Fires

Tesla and Walmart say they’re working to resolve problems with rooftop solar panel installations that caused fires at seven U.S. stores.
By Alan Ohnsman 10 min read
1 month ago

New Laser Eyes For Postmates Delivery Robot, Courtesy Of Ouster

Postmates is equipping the latest version of its Serve urban-delivery robots with laser lidar sensors to help them avoid bumping into people and safely navigate sidewalks. 
By Alan Ohnsman 4 min read
1 month ago

Tesla Shares And Elon Musk's Net Worth Tank As Record Sales Fail To Deliver Profits

Tesla posted a worse-than-expected $389 million loss and finished the first half in the red.
By Alan Ohnsman 11 min read
1 month ago

The Roads Less Traveled: NEXT Trucking's Path To A Lucrative Niche—And A $500 Million Valuation

NEXT Trucking has raised $125 million from VCs like Sequoia Capital—most recently at a $500 million valuation—for its four-year-old smartphone app.
By Alan Ohnsman 12 min read
2 months ago

Tesla Makes Good On Elon Musk’s Goal Of Record Quarterly Deliveries, Led By Model 3

The company said it got 95,200 of its electric vehicles to customers during the period that ended June 30, including 72,531 units of its lower-priced Model 3 sedan.
By Alan Ohnsman 5 min read