General Motors is already shaping up to be second only to Tesla in blasting past the 200,000-vehicle ceiling for the federal EV tax credit; and it has plans to produce 20 new fully electric vehicles by 2023. Part of that EV-savvy strategy, apparently—or a parallel one, perhaps—involves e-bikes intended for “consumers around the globe.” Friday, the company showed first pictures of two e-bikes it’s developed—one folding and one compact—and that they’ll be available for sale in 2019. DON’T MISS: GM promises it can make money on all-electric...
Autonomous swarming electric pods: halfway between train and car?
There are cars and trucks, and then there are trains and buses. While multi-seat vans and wagons can serve the purpose of buses carrying multiple unrelated people, a California company has come up with an entirely new concept. The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority announced yesterday it would...John Voelcker
California mobility company Ridecell wants to revolutionize self-driving electric shuttles on private property
One California company has a different idea to ensure self-driving cars earn their "training wheels," so to speak. Instead of deploying self-driving cars on public roads, California-based mobility company Ridecell wants to tackle private properties with electric self-driving shuttles. DON'T MISS...Sean Szymkowski
We visited NYC's Ford Hub; we still don't know what it was
Those who've lived in New York City since 2001 sometimes choose to avoid the World Trade Center site when possible. The area has largely been rebuilt into a combination of offices, shopping, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, with construction on some very tall towers still ongoing. A lunch date...John Voelcker