Chevy Bolt EV packs surprises on the autocross course

Chevrolet’s Bolt EV is now officially available across the US and Canada, and is currently being introduced in Europe as the Opel Ampera-e. At a relatively low price of US$37,495 before rebates, and with an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles (383 km) per charge of its 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, it certainly has the potential to become one of the more popular electric vehicles. With that in mind, General Motors recently invited New Atlas out to Detroit, to put the surprisingly speedy little car through its paces on an autocross course… Continue Reading Chevy Bolt EV packs surprises on the autocross course Category: Automotive Tags: Chevrolet Electric Vehicle Racing GM Related Articles: Chevrolet’s 2018 Equinox Diesel boasts segment-topping fuel economy Chevy’s Bolt EV will cover… Read More

The LG V30 promises superior audio, movies, and photos – and no bezels

The IFA 2017 tech expo is underway in Berlin and LG has kicked off with the launch of its LG V30 flagship smartphone, the successor to last year’s LG V20. With high-end audio, a top-spec camera, and a huge screen, it has the quality to take on the best phones on the market – on paper at least… Continue Reading The LG V30 promises superior audio, movies, and photos – and no bezels Category: Mobile Technology Tags: IFA 2017 LG Mobile Smartphones Related Articles: LG attacks the mid-range with media-focused Q8 LG gives Q6 phones flagship looks in a budget conscious package Researchers create an app that makes you tilt and roll to type LG G6 hands-on: Goodbye bezels, hello Google Assistant LG promises… Read More

Cleo, a chatbot that wants to replace your banking apps, raises £2M led by LocalGlobe

Cleo, the London-based fintech startup that offers an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your finances, has closed £2 million in further funding, adding to an impressive list of backers that already includes Skype founder Niklas Zennström. The new round is led by LocalGlobe, the seed VC firm founded by father and son duo Robin and Saul Klein, with participation from a number of… Read More Read More

Trainline now gives you real-time train information in France

Trainline’s European service (formerly known as Captain Train) is becoming your one-stop shop for French trains. The company has partnered with SNCF to get real-time data about trains, delays and your current location. You had to use SNCF’s official app before to get this kind of information. If you’ve used Trainline to book a ticket before, you know that the app can alert you… Read More Read More

World’s largest redox flow battery being built in underground salt caverns

Just last week, Tesla announced it was building the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Australia, but a German energy company looks set to nab the overall title of biggest battery. Ewe Gasspeicher GmbH is building a redox flow battery in underground salt caverns, with enough output to supply a day’s worth of power to 75,000 homes… Continue Reading World’s largest redox flow battery being built in underground salt caverns Category: Energy Tags: Battery Electricity Europe Redox Flow Batteries Related Articles: Europe’s largest offshore wind farm boots up in the Netherlands Underwater chemical garden powers a light bulb A touch of electricity may help diabetic wounds heal Tesla is building the world’s biggest battery in Australia “Artificial blowhole” generates electricity from ocean waves Electrified graphene becomes a bacterial… Read More

Construction tech company Aproplan closes €5 million Series A

Not so long ago the administration needed to run a major construction project relied almost entirely on pen, paper, excel spreadsheets and faxes. That has provided a huge opportunity for startups to take a stab at digitising the construction industry. Brussels-based Aproplan, which bills itself as akin to “Salesforce for construction,” is one such company, and today is disclosing… Read More Read More

Yieldify raises another $6M, appoints adtech vet John Giuliani as chairman

As the web becomes an ever more crowded landscape of things battling for your attention, we’re seeing an increase in marketing spend from companies to help capture it, and that in turn is leading to a rising tide for marketing technology startups building solutions to do just that. Today, Yieldify, a London-based company that builds tools tools to increase conversions on sites and… Read More Read More

Blue Yard Capital and Earlybird Capital join Disrupt Berlin in December

Berlin will see Disrupt Europe, our major conference, arrive this December, featuring some of the best known names from the Valley and Europe. Ciarán O’Leary of Blue Yard Capital and Christian Nagel of Earlybird Capital will be among those speaking. Ciarán O’Leary joined Earlybird in 2009 as a Senior Associate and was promoted to Partner in January 2012. He later left in 2016 to… Read More Read More

Wie gates! Disrupt! TechCrunch takes its biggest European event back to Berlin

Guten Tag, European startup fans! TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that we are headed back to the Arena Berlin in the heart of Berlin, Germany for Disrupt Berlin 2017. Although Disrupt is returning to Berlin after a three-year stint in London, this is not to be thought of as a purely “Berlin” event. This is our European event, which happens to be in Berlin. So we want startups… Read More Read More

Gobi raises $500K to take on Snapchat

Norwegian startup Gobi raised $500,000 at a $15 million valuation to take on Snapchat with its “Stories” communication tool. The platform enables users to create public and private groups where users can share photos and videos that stay around for three days before vanishing into digital pixel-dust. Read More Read More