Read our coverage of the technology sector in Seattle, the Puget Sound area and Northwest. We follow startups and venture capital in fields such as cloud services, on-demand markets, supercomputing, enterprise software, gaming and virtual reality. Topics include Uber, Zillow, Redfin, Avvo, Vive, Oculus, Tableau, Zillow, Expedia, Cray, T-Mobile, Valve, Inrix, and of course Microsoft and Amazon.
Improved battery technology is increasing the range and lowering the cost, but the emissions-free vehicles still face stiff competition from natural gas. And Silicon Valley-based Proterra has a tough rival as well — China’s BYD, which also builds electric buses in the U.S.