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Electric Vehicle Revolution & Tesla Shuttles Come To Germany & Poland

CleanTechnica’s next Cleantech Revolution Tour is approaching, and it is packed with EV and clean energy leaders from around Europe who are intent on easing the way into a brighter future. Starting in Berlin (Germany) on June 27 (special networking activities), continuing on June 28 in Berlin (panel discussions and presentations), offering shuttle rides from Berlin to […]

May 30th

Uber vs Lyft: What Are The Differences For Drivers? (Part 2: $$$ + Electric Range Issues & Support)

I am a part-time driver for Uber and Lyft and rather new to both. I’m also not a normal driver since I drive an all-electric Nissan LEAF that gets 85 to 100 miles on a full charge around town. All information does not fall out the same in this post as it might for full-time or long-time drivers at both or either company. Earnings ability varies, I suspect quite a bit based on location. It seems obvious that dense metropolitan areas offer more constants and the possibility of higher earnings (but also a higher cost of living). In simple terms, YMMV.

February 22nd

2 Polish Cities Plan Electric Carsharing (400+ Cars)

Poland isn’t always a bastion for cleantech leadership and urban innovation — the national government recently took a bat to the knees of the competitive wind industry and a nascent solar industry was stabbed in both feet a couple years ago — but city planners in Wrocław, Kraków, and other cities seem to be adept at implementing cutting-edge […]

July 31st

Carsharing Service DriveNow Launching In Brussels

The carsharing firm DriveNow — a joint-venture between BMW Group and SIXT — has launched its popular service in the Belgian capital Brussels, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica and EVObsession. The DriveNow fleet being deployed in Brussels will total 300 vehicles — and will consist of the BMW 1-Series, the BMW 2-Series Active […]

July 12th

SPI Energy Expands Internet-Based EV Rental Business Into China’s Hebei Province

Beijing Yiwei New Energy Technology Development Company, a majority-owned subsidiary of SPI Energy Company, has expanded its popular internet-based electric vehicle rental business into the northeastern Chinese province of Hebei. To be specific, the company has expanded into the populous city of Tangshan. The internet-based electric vehicle (EV) rental service provider already maintains a presence […]

June 9th

Apple Betting Big On Shared, Autonomous, Electric Vehicles

Apple has spent more money on the research and development of electric, autonomous vehicles in the last few years than it did on the development of the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch — combined. So, needless to say, the company clearly has big plans for future “shared mobility.” With most analysts now predicting that the sector […]

May 31st

Electric Carsharing Is A Win! Help Me Launch It In Wroclaw, Poland!!

Originally published on CleanTechnica. This article jumps into 3 things: 1) my experience using (& loving) carsharing 10–12 years ago, 2) a new study out of London on the benefits of carsharing (or “car clubs” as they call them there), 3) a short pitch to help me and another dude here in Poland launch electric carsharing in […]

May 9th

Volkswagen Wants To Be A Leader In Electric Cars

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller has taken to the airwaves again to emphasize the company’s refocus on electric cars, as well as “mobility services” like carsharing, ridesharing, etc. This is not the first time Mueller and other Volkswagen execs have indicated that they would shift toward an ambitious, leading (… potentially) launch into electrification in […]

April 29th

BMW Brings ReachNow Car-Sharing Service To Seattle

BMW Group has launched its ReachNow premium car-sharing service in Seattle, Washington, according to recent reports. The launch follows the recent completion of a successful pilot program. The company has established Seattle as the North American headquarters of the ReachNow service, and is now working to expand to 3 more US cities before the end […]

April 11th

EV Sharing For On-Demand Drivers Firm Evercar Expanding In LA

The electric vehicle sharing company for on-demand drivers, Evercar, is expanding rapidly in the Los Angeles area — with plans for the firm’s vehicle fleet to grow from 43 to up to 1000 over the coming months — according to a new press release. To explain, Evercar provides shared electric vehicles (EVs) to on-demand drivers […]

March 25th

BMW i3 Carsharing Hits Seattle

Originally published on Gas2. If car sharing is the wave of the future, BMW intends to be ready. It is in the process of introducing its DriveNow carsharing service to Seattle, where it will compete with a similar service operated by Mercedes called Car2Go. Several Seattle residents have reported seeing BMW i3 cars with Seattle carsharing stickers […]

February 23rd

SPI Energy Expanding EV Rental Business In Hainan, China

Beijing Yiwei New Energy Technology Development Company, a majority-owned subsidiary of the solar photovoltaic solutions company SPI Energy, has decided to expand its electric vehicle rental business into the southern province of Hainan, China, according to a new press release. The subsidiary, which is often referred to simply as “Yiwei,” currently runs internet-based electric vehicle (EV) […]

February 7th

Electric Car Features & Electric Car Classes Buyers Most Want

In our 7th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into some of the really juicy stuff — specific features people want, car classes people are interested in, and some specifics regarding batteries. We asked only the non-owners/lessees about required and desired features […]

January 29th