Metrocab gives free rides in new EV taxi to make promotional film. Samsung SDI will take over Magna Steyr battery business. British Columbia renews Clean Energy Vehicles incentives, and dealers are pleased.
Vattenfall, Bosch Use BMW Batteries For Grid Storage
Zero-emissions-capable Metrocab begins taxi duty in London; 2016 Chevrolet Volt interior has been finished for two years. Second Life Battery Alliance describes grid-balancing storage project using EV batteries.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, might consider a proposal to create 6.8 miles of ice skating lanes through the city on what is being called the Freezeway. During the summer, it could turn into a bike route or artificial ice could handle skaters all year long.
Ford Sets Up R&D In Palo Alto; Additional Fisker Bankruptcy Fees Denies
BMW is testing AdBlue pumps for diesel cars in Germany. Ex-Tesla employees start Tesla taxi service in Cincinnati. Ford's new Palo Alto R&D center is one of the industry's largest. Law firms denied Fisker bankruptcy fee enhancement.
Car-sharing service Lyft has decided it's time to retire that big pink, fuzzy mustache its cars have worn since its founding in 2012. After working with design firm Ammunition, the company known for its work with Beats by Dre, the new "21st Century update of the taxi light" is a pink plastic banana-sized mustache that sits on the dashboard. It's called a "glowstache."
Elon Musk just announced he's going to build a hyperloop test track in Texas and the possibility of a pod racing series for students. Could it be he gets the state government to allow Tesla stores in return?
The outlandish Hyperloop, from the brain of Elon Musk, is getting some real-world traction thanks to the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and a new "crowdstorm" document describing how it could work.
Ninebot One Is An Electric Unicycle; Use A USB Mouse On A Tesla Model S
Smart celebrated its fifth anniversary in China with a concert and two special editions of the Fortwo. The two editions include a China red version limited to five units and a Chinese New Year edition limited to 666 examples. Smart has 143 dealerships in 77 Chinese cities, with 60,000 cars sold so far. Daimler is also looking to expand its Car2go carsharing network in China using Smart vehicles. The anniversary celebration featured a live concert for 50,000 fans. Read more in the press release b
Tesla Investors Raising New Fund; Andromeda Interfaces Releases EVIC Video
Chicago and New York are considering creating hailing apps for taxis. In order to keep up with rivals like Uber and Lyft, Chicago has approved plans for an app (or perhaps multiple apps) that allow users to hail a cab from their smartphone. A New York City councilperson has also proposed a similar app that has yet to be voted on. The Chicago plan, which is part of the city's Taxi Driver Fairness Reforms package, has the backing of a taxi union, as drivers would benefit from keeping pace with the
Nissan Prices Replacement Leaf Battery For UK; Mercedes-Benz C200 Narrowly Beats Tesla Model S For Drive Car Of The Year
A company called Shift plans to provide bikes and EVs for hire. Based in Las Vegas, NV, Shift will provide chauffeured ride services like Uber, but will also include a car- and bike-sharing service that delivers the desired wheels to the customer. Shift's fleet will include EVs like the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and the Tesla Model S. Shift also promises that you will, "Be on your way within five minutes," which is a pretty tall order. Shift is scheduled to be available to members beginning th
12,000 Carsharing Vehicles Have Gone 136 Million Miles
Turns out, 1,000,000 people sharing 12,000 cars can have a big impact. Now that Car2go has claimed the seven-digit member figure (disclosure: I'm one of those million), the Daimler-owned carsharing company is, ahem, sharing a few figures in the traditional infographic format. Click the image above to enlarge it.
That's For The Pure Model; The Passion Is A Whopping $99 A Month
If you've been saving money by sharing a car instead of buying your own, then maybe you have enough left over to go lease one. Because if there's anything that sharing a car should teach you, it's to want your own, right? We're confused, too.