Category archives for: Transportation

Mazda Will Show Its First EV At The Tokyo Auto Show This Year

Mazda’s first ever electric vehicle will be shown to the world at the Tokyo Auto Show in October Mazda has confirmed to Car And Driver that it will be an entirely new model with a battery-electric powertrain, rather than an electric derivative of an current Mazda auto. It is unknown at this time where and […]

UCLA Inks Deal With E-Scooter Firms For New Restrictions And Training

A one-year agreement between UCLA and three electric scooter companies will impose new restrictions on where students can use e-scooters. On the positive side it also may provide discounts for students, as well. The one-year pilot program, negotiated by UCLA Transportation with Bird, Lyft and Wheels, will take effect in the fall. The agreement is […]

NHHTSA Has Issued A Recall For The 2020 Jeep Gladiator For Potential Rear Driveshaft Fracture

Jeep’s Gladiator pickup truck has been recalled for a serious issue per a report by Jalopnik. The truck has been a strong seller.  The issues is with the driveshafts which were manufactured without the requisite grease to keep them lubricated and has resulted in a temporary stop-sale of affected Gladiator models. Sales have also been […]

Accessibility Advocates Want To Put A Stop To Ontario’s E-Scooter Pilot Project

Accessibility for Ontarians , a group which advocates for the rights of disabled Ontarians, wants the province to not go forward with a proposed five-year e-scooter pilot project before it begins. Even with those limitations, allowing e-scooters on the roads will make it harder for people with disabilities to get around, and could lead to more injuries, […]

Uber Says It Won’t Treat California Drivers As Employees- Despite Assembly Bill 5

Uber’s top lawyer announced in a news conference (H/T NYTimes) that Uber will not treat its drivers, who are independent contractors, as employees under the newly passed California bill. Tony West, Uber chief legal officer, pledged that its drivers will remain independent contractors. Mr. West said Uber’s business is not providing rides but “serving as […]

INRIX Research Report States E-Scooters Could Replace Nearly 50 Percent Downtown Vehicle Trips

New York state lawmakers in June 2019 voted to legalize e-scooters and e-bikes in New York state and allow cities to decide on how to regulate e-scooter sharing programs. The legislation is still pending Gov. Cuomo’s approval, and as written, the bill won’t allow e-scooter sharing programs in Manhattan. Now A study by INRIX Research analyzed […]

Honda E Now Has A Price!

Sadly the Honda E is not coming to the United States, we’ve been eagerly anticipating more details about the car, as well as official pricing from the automaker. During the 2019 Frankfort Motor Show,  the Honda E was finally officially revealed in production form. Honda has revealed the car many times, but only as a […]

Uber Sacks 435 Employees

Ride-hailing giant Uber gave layoff notices to over 400 employees Tuesday Uber axed 435 people from its product and engineering teams, representing about 8% of its workforce, as reported by TechCrunch. But ahead of that announcement, hiring at the company — and specifically in the divisions affected by layoffs — saw a layoffs are often […]

Germany’s KBV (Health Insurance Physicians) Leader Wants E-scooter Ban

e-scooters should be banned in Germany due to the increased number of accidents involving such vehicles, Andreas Gassen, head of the association of German statutory health insurance physicians (KBV), said on Monday. “E-scooters should be completely banned. Only that would help avoid injuries,” Gassen told the German newspaper Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung. “From a medical point […]

Hyundai Becomes A Stake Holder In EV Charging Venture Ionity

Ionity, the European electric vehicle charging joint venture of Volkswagen Group, BMW, Daimler and Ford, announced today that South Korea’s Hyundai Motor had joined as a shareholder. Ionity plans to install 400 high-speed charging stations across Europe by the end of next year.  To date, the venture has installed 140 stations in 14 European countries, […]

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