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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

How A Nissan LEAF Saves This Uber Driver $500+ A Month

Originally published on CleanTechnica. I met Tom standing by his cool, black Nissan LEAF the first time I charged up our Nissan LEAF at a charging spot in town. I had just signed up for a ChargePoint card, and did not have it yet, so was calling to have the charger activated. Tom swiped his card and activated […]

December 9th

Uber Partnering With Hilton To Streamline Travel Experience

Those who use the popular ridesharing app Uber, and who also often stay at Hilton hotels, may be happy to hear that the two companies are now partnering together to offer a more streamlined means of traveling to and from hotels, airports, restaurants, etc. Via the new partnership, guests at Hilton hotels will now be able […]

September 16th

Morgan Stanley Analyst Predicts Tesla To Offer “Uber Like” Service Before Model 3 Unveiled

In a rather interesting prediction, the Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas has stated that he expects Tesla to officially unveil an “Uber like” service — well, a service intended to compete in the same market anyways — before the official unveiling of the Model 3 (currently slated for March 2016). It should be noted here that the exact words […]

September 10th

Elon Musk & Travis Kalanick Early Guests On Stephen Colbert’s Late Show

Originally published on Gas2. There’s no doubt about it — Elon Musk has hit star status. The latest indication of that is that he is going to be a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Colbert’s second night hosting the show, only following George Clooney, Jeb Bush, and presumably Scarlett Johansson (Scarlett is slated for the same […]

August 26th

Tesla Financials Call — 40 Highlights

Tesla Motors released its latest quarterly shareholder letter and hosted its quarterly financials call late last night (European time, since that’s where I live). As always, there were many interesting tidbits that could by themselves be individual articles. However, in the interest of not irritating the Tesla haters too much — and, more so, in keeping […]

August 6th

Cleantech Talk #6: Apple Electric Car, Tesla Model 3, & BYD Gigafactories

Also published on CleanTechnica & GAS2. Chris and I had a lot of fun this week running down four hot electric car stories. We had some really interesting updates regarding the Apple electric car and Tesla Model 3 to play with, as well as a huge one from BYD — plans for battery gigafactories that […]

March 24th