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Electrified Bell Nexus concept shows how Uber Air could take off

Electrified Bell Nexus concept shows how Uber Air could take off

Although flying cars aren’t looking that much closer to reality, your Uber could take to the air in just a few years and be electric. Well, mostly electric, eventually. Hybrid electric-powered vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles could come into service specifically as air taxis. In... read more

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Oil-rich Dubai adds a fleet of Uber Tesla electric cars

Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, rose to riches thanks to abundant oil. With some of the lowest fuel prices in the world, SUVs and inefficient... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. By the... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Uber urges Portland drivers to lease electric cars

In the wake of numerous recent PR setbacks, Uber may be able to help clean up its image with the launch of the Uber EV initiative in Portland, which supports the city’s... read more April 26, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla CEO Elon Musk named to Trump's business-leader forum

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been appointed to a forum of business leaders being assembled by President-elect Donald Trump. The addition of Musk and two other notable business... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
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Uber logs another mass-transit win, this time in New Jersey

Supporters of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft believe they can do more than simply serve as alternatives to private car ownership. Both companies and policymakers... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
Uber driver (photo by Uber)

Could Uber be the best form of mass transit: disruption or dysfunction?

A Florida city has become the nation's—and presumably the world's—first to subsidize Uber rides beginning or ending within its borders. Altamonte Springs, a... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
First Nissan NV200 New York "Taxi of Tomorrow" rolls off the line in Mexico

NYC Mandates Non-Hybrid Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow': Good Thing Or Bad?

After a series of court challenges, New York City finally has a new standard yellow taxi cab. It's not a hybrid, and it's not electric. It's also not particularly fast. But... read more September 11, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Could Tesla Add Autonomous Electric Car-Sharing As New Business?

The quarterly earnings conference calls held by Tesla Motors are always intriguing, and so it was with last week's second-quarter update. Financial analysts focused on the... read more August 11, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Uber CEO To Tesla: Sell Me Half A Million Autonomous Electric Cars In 2020

Tesla Motors is one of several automakers planning to put a self-driving car on sale sometime in the next few years, and it already seems to have at least one big fan. This... read more July 7, 2015 by


 
Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

The BYD e6 wagon is the battery-electric car that never quite made it onto the U.S. market. Despite various plans and announcements over the last five years, the e6 was never... read more March 16, 2015 by


 
Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)

UberPool, Lyft Line Carpool Apps: More People, Same Number Of Cars?

What if you could reduce the number of vehicles on the road by using each one more efficiently? By allowing travelers to rent individual rides, ridesharing services like Uber... read more August 11, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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