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Uber entices drivers back post-pandemic with $250 million stimulus

Despite the classification of ride-hail drivers as “essential workers” during the early days of the pandemic, last April  Uber’s business dropped by 80%. Drivers decided they’d rather not risk contracting or spreading COVID-19 for the measly revenue provided by the few rides per day they were getting, so when the federal CARES Act extended the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to gig workers, many Uber drivers decided to hang up their keys.  With more than a quarter of the U.S. population a...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Tech, Austin, Automotive, Rideshare, On-demand, Gig Economy, Ride Hailing, Phoenix, Uber Drivers, Gig workers, Philadelphia Austin Chicago Miami


Google Maps users can now pay for parking or their transit fare right from the app

Drivers throughout the United States will now have the option to pay for street parking right from Google Maps as part of an expanded partnership with transportation software companies Passport and Parkmobile. Google also announced it was extending this contactless payment feature to public transit users. Google Maps’ pay for parking feature will expand first via Android to more than 400 U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C. The feature will b...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Transportation, Washington, San Francisco, Austin, Automotive, United States, North Carolina, Google-Maps, Passport, Vishal Dutta, Parkmobile Google, Boston Chicago Houston Los Angeles New York, Fausto Araujo


Shared scooter startup Revel adds electric bike subscriptions to its business

Shared electric moped startup Revel will start offering monthly electric bike subscriptions in New York, the second new business venture the company has announced in the past several weeks. Revel said Tuesday it was expanding its product line — which until the end of January consisted only of shared mopeds — to include monthly subscriptions to electric bikes. The subscriptions will be available to residents of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The bikes, which are manufactured by WING B...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Washington, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, Automotive, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Miami, Pfizer, Bronx, Oakland, Electric Bikes


Electric moped startup Revel launches an EV charging business

Revel, the shared electric moped startup, is building a DC fast-charging station for electric vehicles in New York City, the first in a new business venture that will eventually spread to other cities. The company said Wednesday that this new “Superhub,” which is located at the former Pfizer building in Brooklyn, will contain 30 chargers and be open to the public 24 hours a day. This will be the first in a network of Superhubs opened by Revel across New York City, the company said. Revel didn’t ...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Pfizer, Bronx, Oakland, Revel, VW Group


The Station: Zoox’s six-year ride, Aurora makes its Uber ATG employee picks and NHTSA takes a new position on AVs

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox.  Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I asked you last week to share your picks for the biggest stories of the year. While there was a mix, two startup-focused themes emerged: COVID-19 and the pressure it put on ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Uber, Toronto, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Bloomberg, Austin, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Zomato, EC


Junkyard Find: 1959 International Harvester AM-80 Metro-Mite

Looking at my Junkyard Find posts for 2020, I find that I’ve been neglecting American trucks for much of this year (I don’t consider the PT Cruiser to be a true truck, despite being categorized as one by the federal government). For that reason, I’ve decided to share this thoroughly used-up IHC Metro-Mite stepvan before […] The post Junkyard Find: 1959 International Harvester AM-80 Metro-Mite appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, International, Austin, Autos, Truck, 1950s, Denver, Bmc, 1959, IHC, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Panel Van, International Harvester, Delivery Van


Elon Musk moved to Texas

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday that he has moved to Texas, confirming months of speculation that the billionaire would leave California, a state of which he has become increasingly critical. Musk confirmed the move during an interview at the The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council annual summit. His remarks confirmed a CNBC report that Musk had told friends of his intent to move to Texas. The move coincides with a number of SpaceX and Tesla-related projects in Texas, the sale of se...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Dallas, Silicon Valley, Nevada


Tesla files to sell $5B in stock while its shares are richly valued

Tesla is striking while its share price — and ballooning market cap — is hot, filing today to sell $5 billion in shares after investors bid its equity to record levels. The newly announced dilutive fundraising event is having a muted impact on its value, which is off 2.3% in pre-market trading as investors digested the news. Tesla’s market capitalization is $608 billion, meaning the stock sale is representing less than 1% of its value. Tesla is working with Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Barclays,...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Transportation, Berlin, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, SEC, U S Securities and Exchange Commission


Revel pulls electric mopeds after failing to make a dent in Austin’s car culture

Shared electric moped startup Revel said Friday that it will shut down its service in Austin later this month. The startup’s CEO and co-founder Frank Reig didn’t place the entire blame on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused ridership to fall across shared micromobility services as well as public transit, for the company’s decision. Instead, Reig cited the combination of Austin’s “deep-rooted” car culture, which has only become further engrained during COVID. The service will shut down in ...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Washington, Tech, Austin, Automotive, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Oakland, Revel, Austin Miami, Toyota AI Ventures, Frank Reig, Paul Suhey


GM ups electric and autonomous vehicle spending to $27 billion through 2025

General Motors said it will spend $27 billion over the next five years on the development of electric vehicles and automated technology, a 35% percent increase that exceeds the automaker’s investment and gas and diesel and is an effort bring products to market faster. More than half of GM’s capital spending and product development team will be devoted to electric and electric-autonomous vehicle programs, the company said. The U.S. automaker is also accelerating its go-to-market timeline and addi...
Tags: TC, Berlin, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Panasonic, North America, Northeast Ohio, Parks, Gmc, Gw


Waymo starts to open driverless ride-hailing service to the public

Waymo, the Google self-driving-project-turned-Alphabet unit, is beginning to open up its driverless ride-hailing service to the public. The company said that starting today members of its Waymo One service will be able to take family and friends along on their fully driverless rides in the Phoenix area. Existing Waymo One members will have the first access to the driverless rides — terminology that means no human behind the wheel. However, the company said that in the next several weeks more peo...
Tags: Google, TC, California, Tech, Austin, Automotive, Arizona, Jaguar, Castle, Alphabet, John Krafcik, Phoenix, Chrysler Pacifica, NDA, Steve Mahan, Krafcik


Renting a U-Haul to move out of California can be 4 times more expensive than moving in due to high demand

A U-Haul moving truck parked in a suburban neighborhood in San Ramon, California. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Moving-truck rates from California are wildly expensive thanks to high demand, according to Mark Perry, a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan-Flint, and Jalopnik. Business Insider reviewed U-Haul and Budget Truck Rental rates to and from California and found a huge increase in price to leave the state over the same time frame. U-Haul and Budget m...
Tags: Transportation, Budget, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Austin, Autos, Nevada, Moving, Trucks, Jalopnik, Business Insider, San Francisco California, Austin Texas, Perry


Polestar is Tesla's newest and fiercest challenger on the luxury EV market — here's how to buy and own one

2021 Polestar 2. Polestar Polestar is a new stand-alone electric car brand from Volvo and Geely.Though the car is marketed as a separate brand, it still relies heavily on Volvo's established dealer network.Polestar cars can be serviced at participating Volvo service centers. Customers can take advantage of a complimentary pickup and drop-off service within a 150-mile radius of a participating dealership.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.As more and more luxury EVs from star...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, US, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Connecticut, Car Buying, Autos, Philadelphia, Seattle, Mercedes, EVs, Bentley, Volvo, Electric Cars


Tesla taps market rally keg, announces $5B stock sale

Tesla said Tuesday will sell up to $5 billion in new stock as the company seeks to take advantage of an up in its share price. Tesla will sell the shares from “time to time,” through an “at-the-market” offering program, the company said Tuesday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Banks including Goldman Sachs, BoA Securities, Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc, and Morgan Stanley will sell the shares at Tesla’s direction. Tesla shares opened lower Tuesday o...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Berlin, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Morgan Stanley, U S Securities and Exchange Commission Banks


The Station: Luminar takes the SPAC path and Voyage lifts the hood on its next-gen robotaxi

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’ll skip the typical wind up and get right to things this week. We’ve got SPACs, venture deals and micromobility news along with a peek at one AV company’s newest vehicle. I wanted to mention o...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Florida, California, Bono, Senate, China, Berlin, New York City, Sacramento, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive


Tesla picks Austin for its next US factory to build Cybertruck, Semi truck, Model Y

Tesla has picked a site near Austin for its next U.S. factory, a four to five-million-square foot $1.1 billion plant that will assemble the automaker’s futuristic Cybertruck, the Tesla Semi and the Model Y and Model 3 for sales to customers on the East Coast.  The decision announced Wednesday during the Tesla second-quarter earnings call marks the end of a fast and furious hunt for the best location — and accompanying incentives deal — for its next U.S. factory. Construction on the factory,...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, California, China, US, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nashville, Oklahoma, Musk, Gigafactory, Tulsa


Tesla picks Austin for its next U.S. factory to build Cybertruck, Semi truck, Model Y

Tesla has picked a site near Austin for its next U.S. factory, a 4- to 5-million square foot $1.1 billion plant that will assemble the automaker’s futuristic Cybertruck, the Tesla Semi and the Model Y and Model 3 for sales to customers on the East Coast.  The decision announced Wednesday during the Tesla second-quarter earnings call marks the end of a fast and furious hunt for the best location — and accompanying incentives deal — for its next U.S. factory. Construction on the factory, whic...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, California, China, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nashville, Oklahoma, Musk, Gigafactory, Tulsa, Berlin Germany


The Station: Summer of the SPAC, Adam Neumann returns and the Nissan Ariya debuts

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. The dog days of summer are almost upon us. Technically, we won’t enter this period until July 22. In normal times, vacation season would be well underway and the hit song of the summer would be ...
Tags: Apple, Energy, Transportation, Uber, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Elon Musk, UK, California, China, Israel, Global, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta


Tesla Cybertruck factory could land in Texas after more incentives offered

Austin is the current frontrunner as the site for Tesla's new Cybertruck factory
Tags: Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Gigafactory, Cybertruck, Tesla Cybertruck


Tesla lands at least $14.7 million in tax breaks to locate Cybertruck factory in Texas

Lawmakers in Texas just gave Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk another incentive to locate its next factory there. Commissioners in Travis County, home to Austin and the possible next Tesla factory, approved Tuesday property tax breaks worth at least $14.7 million — and potentially more — over 10 years. The incentives are on top of $46.6 million in property tax abatement that the Del Valle School District Board approved earlier this month.  News of the approval pushed Tesla shares 3.5% higher in ...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nashville, Nevada, Oklahoma, East Coast, Travis County, Austin Statesman, Del Valle School District Board


Tesla lands another tax break to locate Cybertruck factory in Texas

Lawmakers in Texas just gave Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk another incentive to locate its next factory there. Commissioners in Travis County, home to Austin and the possible next Tesla factory, approved Tuesday property tax breaks worth at least $14 million over 10 years. The incentives are on top of $46.6 million in property tax abatement that the Del Valle School District Board approved earlier this month.  News of the approval pushed Tesla shares 3.5% higher in after-hours trading. The ag...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Nashville, Nevada, Oklahoma, East Coast, Travis County, Austin Statesman, Del Valle School District Board


Tesla is taking reservations for its Cybertruck in China

Tesla has opened up reservations for its all-electric Cybertruck to customers in China, a move that will test the market’s appetite for a massive, futuristic truck. The reservations page on Tesla’s China website was first posted in Reddit channel r/teslamotors by user u/aaronhry. Electrek also reported on the Reddit post. The Cybertruck, which was unveiled in November at the Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, Calif., isn’t expected to go into production until late 2022. But that hasn’t stopped...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Reddit, Nashville, East Coast, Musk, Tulsa, Electrek, Hawthorne Calif, Tesla Design Center


Tesla to Texas County: How Does 5,000 Jobs Sound?

To Travis County, Texas, wherein lies the city of Austin, it probably sounds great. Tesla, which has been on the hunt for a second U.S. production site for months, plans to pitch just such an offer to county officials on Tuesday, Bloomberg reports. In it, the automaker calls the jobs “middle-skill,” which has assembly plant […] The post Tesla to Texas County: How Does 5,000 Jobs Sound? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, Jobs, Tesla, Bloomberg, Austin, Autos, Plant, Travis County Texas, Texas county, News Blog, Future Models, Assembly Site, Peroduction


Tesla edges toward Texas for its Cybertruck Gigafactory

A deal hasn't been inked yet, but Austin appears to be the frontrunner
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Gigafactory, Cybertruck


Tesla edges toward Austin, Texas for Cybertruck Gigafactory

A deal hasn't been inked yet, but Austin appears to be the frontrunner
Tags: Elon Musk, Texas, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Gigafactory, Austin Texas, Cybertruck


Report: Tesla Close to Choosing Austin?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made it painfully clear that Texas is his first choice when it comes to locations for a second U.S. vehicle assembly plant. The executive, disillusioned and annoyed with Silicon Valley and the general California experience, had somewhere in the central or southern U.S. on his mind when he started hunting […] The post Report: Tesla Close to Choosing Austin? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, California, Tesla, Production, Austin, Autos, Silicon Valley, Incentives, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, News Blog, Assembly Plants, Cybertruck, Tesla Cybertruck


Self-driving vehicle startup Argo AI completes $2.6B deal with Volkswagen, expands to Europe

Volkswagen Group finalized Tuesday its $2.6 billion investment into Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based self-driving car startup that came out of stealth in 2017 with $1 billion in backing from Ford. The deal turns Argo into a global company with two customers — VW and Ford — as well as operations in the U.S. and Europe and an instant jump in its workforce. Autonomous Intelligent Driving, the self-driving subsidiary that was launched in 2017 to develop autonomous vehicle technology for the VW Group...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Washington, Cars, Palo Alto, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Munich, Vw, Ford, Automation, New Jersey, Transport, Miami, Volkswagen


Tesla scouts head to Tulsa, Austin as hunt for Cybertruck gigafactory location nears end

Tesla officials visited two sites in Tulsa, Oklahoma this week to search for a location for its future and fifth gigafactory that will produce its all-electric Cybertruck and Model Y crossover, a source familiar with the situation told TechCrunch. Company representatives also visited Austin. A final decision has not been made, but Austin and Tulsa are among the finalists, according to the source. The AP also reported Tulsa and Austin as top picks for the gigafactory. Tesla expects to make a d...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Berlin, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ap, Austin, Automotive, United States, Transport, Gm, Nashville, Toyota, Panasonic, Oklahoma


The Station: Audi punts on Level 3, Lyft layoffs and Nio’s $1 billion deal

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi readers. Welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to the future (and present) of transportation. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . While COVID-related stay-at-home orders have been extended in places like the San Francisco Bay area, officials in other counties and states...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Utah, UK, China, Israel, Cars, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, Automotive, United States, Vw, Porsche


The Station: Via hits $2.25B valuation, letters from readers, layoffs in a time of COVID-19

Hi, and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages travel from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If this is your first time, hello; I’m glad you’re with us. I have started to publish a version of the newsletter on TechCrunch. That’s what you’re reading now. For the whole newsletter, which comes out every weekend, you can subscribe by heading over here, and clicking “The Station.” It...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Crowdsourcing, Washington, Germany, Boston, Berlin, India, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Spain, Economy, Engineer, Service



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