Lyft has painted pink the van that rests atop a pole along US 101 in San Francisco. The Bell Plumbing & Drain advertisement has been repainted by the space's new tenant, Lyft, which will use the spot as a hub for its drivers. The location on 26th Street will be used as a spot to relax, connect, use the facilities, and receive training. Should be easy enough to find. Read more from TechCrunch.
Tesla is testing a charging system for apartment dwellers. Tesla Director for Western Europe Georg Ell said he was "seeking existing or prospective Model S or X customers living in apartment blocks with underground parking to trial a new charging solution" in the UK. Ell tells Electrek that he had enough volunteers sign up within minutes of his posting, and that "We're working together with some other folks to build a repeatable approach to multi-unit dwelling charging." Read more from Electrek.
Proterra has unveiled a new, long-range electric bus. The Catalyst E2 features a capacity of up to 600-kWh that gives it a nominal range of up to 350 miles. Proterra says the bus covered more than 600 miles on a single charge during testing at Michelin's Laurens Proving Grounds last month. "The question is no longer who will be an early adopter of this technology, but rather who will be the last to commit to a future of clean, efficient, and sustainable mobility," says Proterra CEO Ryan Popple. "With the Catalyst E2 offering a no-compromise replacement for all fossil fuel buses, battery-electric vehicles have now broken down the final barrier to widespread market adoption." Read more from Proterra.