Eric C. Evarts
Tesla cut prices on the Model 3—again. BMW revealed the next version of its iNext SUV winter testing in Sweden. Lyft plans to give customers and drivers electric lifts. And GM CEO Mary Barra says the company's electric cars won't be profitable until the early 2020s. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Responding to cuts in its tax credits and to the end of its free-Supercharging referral policy, Tesla chopped the price of the Model 3 by another $1,100. But despite a tweet by CEO Elon Musk, it isn't yet a $35,000 car. BMW revealed the, ahem, next version of its iNext SUV winter...
Lyft plans to give riders and drivers an electric lift
Lyft is the latest car-sharing company to sign onto an effort to make ride sharing cars more efficient. The post-millennial taxi service announced that it plans to introduce "thousands" of electric cars onto its platform and make it easy for riders to choose them using a new "Green Mode" in the...Eric C. Evarts
Lyft ridesharing service, part-owned by GM, said to raise half a billion dollars more
Lyft has reportedly raised a new round of funding to support its on-demand ride hailing service. It’s believed that investors have put $500 million more into the company’s coffers, probably invigorated by its recent market growth and Uber’s stumbles. A Lyft spokesperson declined...VentureBeat's GreenBeat
GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA)
With the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV electric car now in its third month of sales and rolling out to additional states every month, the industry is focused on its sales numbers. Retail buyers have asked to what degree GM's plans to dedicate a number of the early Bolt EVs to its Maven car-sharing service...John Voelcker
Lyft will have self-driving cars within five years: Bolt EV's main role?
Will the Chevrolet Bolt EV serve as the basis for autonomous Lyft cars?Stephen Edelstein
Lyft drivers to get bulk of early 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars? Updated report
The first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars will go to Lyft drivers.Stephen Edelstein
It's the season of autonomous-car announcements, apparently. This week Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that the Silicon Valley giant would use the Detroit automaker's 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for its self-driving car research. Now, General Motors has said that the Lyft ride-sharing service, in which it invested half a billion dollars, will use its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV in a pilot program for autonomous taxis to be launched as early as next year. DON'T MISS: Is Chevy Bolt EV's Main Mission To Marginalize Tesla Electric Cars? According to an article yesterday in...