Category archives for: Transportation

Volkswagen Plants To Restart European Facilities

Volkswagen is planning to restart production at sites closed last month. The German firm said VW brand plants in Zwickau, Germany, and Bratislava, Slovakia, will resume production on April 20. VW’s plan to reopen plants comes as the German government considers relaxing restrictions next week on some businesses while keeping social distancing rules in place […]

Eccity Motocycles Announces New EV Models

The French firm  eccity motocycles designs, manufactures and markets 100% electric scooters of categories 50 and 125. With its quality made in France, the company intends to democratize a mode of transport alive, light and handy while being comfortable, silent and zero emissions. Its proximity service is guaranteed by a large network of authorized service […]

Bird Testing Payments Feature

  Silicon Valley-based micromobility firmn Bird is launching an in-app payments feature that enables its electronic scooter (eScooter) riders to buy from local merchants. Bird Pay links its riders with local businesses to help drive purchases. The new payments feature is currently being trialed with select merchants in Los Angeles and Santa Monica. More than 58 […]

GM Receives Permit To Test Its Cruise Autonomous Vehicles

General Motors’ Cruise Automation unit now can carry passengers in California.Cruise received a permit to test its all-electric, self-driving cars on public roads in the state while carrying passengers, according to a statement from Cruise. The permit will allow Cruise to test under specific guidelines.The AV will be able to carry passengers as long as […]

EU Rental Scooter Firm Tier Has Another Round of Funding

Tier, the Berlin-based e-scooter rentals startup that operates in 55 cities across 11 countries, has added funding for a second time in four months. The firm has extended its Series B round to over $100 million, up from $60 million disclosed in October. The additional capital is a mix of equity and debt financing provided […]

Porsche Looks To Open Its First European Pop-up Store

Porsche is hoping to succeed where other brands, including fellow German brand Opel, have failed, with its first pop-up store in Europe. The sports-car maker plans to open the store in April close to its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Porsche will use its ‘Porsche Now’ store format that can be used flexibly and at short […]

Another e-Scooter Firm Exits The Portland Market

  Shared, a Tacoma, WA based startup which had 200 white and red seated scooters in Portland to rent throughout has shut down with notice. The scooters weighed 80 pounds and used 12-inch-diameter tires that were 8 inches wide. They were different from the others firm’s scooters in the Portland area. The company notified Portland […]

Tesla May Start Using Cobalt-Free Batteries

While EV’s have zero tailpipe emissions, they do still do have green issues to solves. While auto makers cannot control how electricity is produces to power their vehicles. Sadly, coal fire plants are still a major method of making juice which EVs need. The auto makers do have control of the batteries that power the […]

Honda Issues Recall Notice For Nearly 250K late Model Odyssey Mini Vans

Honda has issued a recall for its popular Odyssey for model years 2018–2020, over a a risk of fire occurring in the third-row seat. There are 241,339 potentially affected minivans in the U.S., the automaker said in documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The problem could occur if the wire harness […]

Is Over Regulation Killing The Rental eScooter Business?

There is a great read by the people at City Lab on how over regulation effects the rental eScooter business. The post shows how San Diego on paper looks like perfect e-scooter rental market. Sun, tourists, nice flat roads and good night life are just a few things that you would make the city a […]

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