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Inside GM’s plans for the EV market — with new cars from Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Hummer

This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. Often news comes not from corporate press releases, but secondary material. Such is the case with General Motors electric vehicle product plan, which has dribbled out in individual announcements and teas...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Tech, General Motors, Gm, Shift, Hummer, Michael Coates, Syndication, Cadillac Chevrolet


The perfect all-electric Ford Mustang is actually a souped-up Tesla

When American carmaker Ford announced that it was breathing new life into the Mustang name and resurrecting it in the form of an electric vehicle people were a bit miffed. “Electric and Mustang‽” they scoffed, “those two words just don’t go together!” I’m not even going to touch the whole “what’s a Mustang badge doing on a crossover SUV” conversation. Oh look a real mustang , maybe you guys should focus on that and not the “mach e” bull crap — joe (@joewaldo4) January 6, 2020 Bringing back iconi...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Ford Mustang, Ford, Shift


A closer look at the insane 1400hp, 7-motor Ford Mustang Mach-E

This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. Ford is clearly focused on not just producing an electric car that is designed for calm commutes and hands-free driving, but delivering some excitement along with the electricity. Enter the all-electric ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Ford, Shift, Michael Coates, Mustang Mach, Syndication, RTR Vehicles, Ford Mustang Mach E


Tesla launches car wrapping service because its colors are boring AF

“You can have any color, so long as it’s black.” This is a trope commonly attributed to Henry Ford speaking about the Model T, but it’s probably (definitely) not true. The point, though, was that offering the vehicle with limited color choices made it cheaper to produce. Black reportedly dried fastest, which meant manufacturing time went down and margins went up. [Read: COVID-19 canceled doctors’ office visits — these startups are bringing the doctor to you] In recent years Tesla has been follow...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Henry Ford, Shift


Why Elon Musk is wrong about Level 5 self-driving cars

“I’m extremely confident that level 5 [self-driving cars] or essentially complete autonomy will happen, and I think it will happen very quickly,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a video message to the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai earlier this month. “I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year.” Musk’s remarks triggered much discussion in the media about whether we are close to having full self-driving cars on our roads...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Shanghai, Shift, Syndication


Watch this EV charge from Zero to 100% in 3 minutes using a battery swap

Two of the main reasons people are hesitant to buy an electric vehicle is because of how long they take to charge and how confusing navigating charging infrastructure can be. While vehicles are getting better, many EVs can charge from zero to 80% in under an hour now, there’s still room for improvement when it comes to infrastructure. Many moons ago, the idea of battery swapping was a thing. Way back in 2013, Tesla proposed the idea of a 90-second battery swap shop. If anyone had been able to ma...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Tesla, Shift, Charging Network


A closer look at Ohio’s self-driving shuttle bus trial that’s now a food delivery service

This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News.Three smart mobility pilots have been launched in the Linden area of Columbus, Ohio. Between now and March 2021, the city will trial smart mobility hubs for first and last-mile transport,...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Tech, Ohio, Shift, COLUMBUS Ohio, Linden, Syndication, Sarah Wray


Uber buys UK software firm, expands reach from 40 locations to up to 170

Even though it’s had its operating license revoked in London, England, Uber is still intent on burrowing its way into as many other corners of the country as it can. Bloomberg’s Katharine Gemmell reports that the ride-hailing company has bought Autocab, a British company that specializes in making software for taxi firms. There’s nothing out of the ordinary here, tech companies acquire other firms all the time. This acquisition however, will increase Uber‘s UK market presence from 40 locations t...
Tags: Startups, Apps, UK, Bloomberg, Ride-share, Shift, Autocab, London England Uber, Katharine Gemmell


Trade secret stealing ex-Googler sues Uber for $4B

It seems we hadn’t heard the last from the case in which Google‘s former head of self-driving stole trade secrets, joined Uber, and declared bankruptcy after getting sued left, right, and center. The autonomous vehicle whizkid, Anthony Levandowski, has now been handed an 18-month prison sentence for theft of those trade secrets, TechCrunch reports. The judge hearing the case said it was the “biggest trade secret crime [they] had ever seen.” [Read: Rallycross is going electric in 2021 with a chao...
Tags: Google, Startups, Europe, US, Self-driving, Shift, Anthony Levandowski


Here’s how cities can keep congestion reduced post-coronavirus

This article was originally published on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted transport behavior, and lockdowns have shown how much healthier city life could be without clogged streets, deafening noise and polluted air. According to the...
Tags: Startups, Britain, Shift, Syndication


Rallycross is going electric in 2021 with a chaotic new race series across Europe

If you’ve ever watched Formula E and thought: “This is great, but is would be so much better with more mud,” then electric rallycross might be the motorsport for you. The motorsport’s governing body, the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) is launching the eRX2 series next year, which will see drivers battle it out around a multi-surface track (mud included) in a specially developed all-electric rallycross car. Race drivers will all use the same type of vehicle which is being develop...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Cars, Shift, FIA Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, QEV Technologies, OSM Olsberg


Ewan McGregor will ride an electric Harley through South America in a new Apple TV+ show

Apple TV+ has just officially announced a new show from actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, which will document their 2019 trip as they ride electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires all the way from the tip of South America to Mexico. The show, called Long Way Up, will see the motorbiking duo cover 21,000 km (13,000 miles) over 100 days. Starting from the city of Ushuaia, McGregor and Boorman will encounter 13 countries and cross 16 borders on their way to the finish in Mexico. I’ve no doubt tha...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Electric Vehicle, Mexico, Apple TV, South America, Ewan McGregor, Shift, Motorcycle, Harley, McGregor, Charley Boorman, Boorman, Harley Davidson LiveWires, Ushuaia McGregor


Ewan McGregor rides an electric Harley length of South America in new Apple TV+ show

Apple TV+ has just officially announced a new show from actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, which will document their 2019 trip as they ride electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires all the way from the tip of South America to Mexico. The show, called Long Way Up, will see the motorbiking duo cover 21,000 km (13,000 miles) over 100 days. Starting from the city of Ushuaia, McGregor and Boorman will encounter 13 countries and cross 16 borders on their way to the finish in Mexico. I’ve no doubt tha...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Electric Vehicle, Mexico, Apple TV, South America, Ewan McGregor, Shift, Motorcycle, Harley, McGregor, Charley Boorman, Boorman, Harley Davidson LiveWires, Ushuaia McGregor


Ewan McGregor will ride an electric Harley length of South America in new Apple TV+ show

Apple TV+ has just officially announced a new show from actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, which will document their trip as they ride electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires all the way from the tip of South America to Mexico. The trip, called Long Way Up, will see the motorbiking duo cover 21,000 km (13,000 miles) over 100 days. Starting from the city of Ushuaia, McGregor and Boorman will encounter 13 countries and cross 16 borders on their way to the finish in Mexico. I’ve no doubt that Boo...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Electric Vehicle, Mexico, Apple TV, South America, Ewan McGregor, Shift, Motorcycle, Harley, McGregor, Charley Boorman, Boorman, Harley Davidson LiveWires, Ushuaia McGregor


UK escooter trial on-hold after ‘underage’ teens ride 12MPH on 70MPH highway

Despite only launching escooter trial schemes about a month ago, one operator in the UK is scaling back following safety and misuse concerns. Middlesbrough in North East England got the country’s first escooter trial last month after Ben Houchen, the Conservative mayor of the area, campaigned to host the pilot, The Independent reports. However, things haven’t gone as well as he’d hoped and it’s leaving a question mark over the future of similar schemes in other parts of England. [Read: How Subar...
Tags: Startups, UK, England, Scooters, Middlesbrough, Subaru, Shift, north east England, Ben Houchen, E-scooters


Say hello to SHIFT, our new publication about the future of mobility tech

We are facing a global climate crisis. Our world is changing and so must we, whether we like it or not. We must transition to cleaner fuels and rethink how we move around our towns, cities, and countries to have less of an impact on the environment, whilst still providing accessibility for all. New mobility tech could help us reduce our environmental impact, improve road and city safety, and make how we get around in our daily lives more sustainable.  We can fire up an app and hail a ride to tak...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Alternative Fuel, Battery, Shift, Charging Network


How Subaru created the blueprint for selling cars to LGBTQIA+ consumers

When it comes to projecting our identity to the world, there are few products that do so as powerfully as cars. What we drive can tell the world more about who we are than where we live, where we went to school, or who our parents are. You are what you drive, as they say. This automotive extension of identity has only gotten more nuanced and intricate as vehicle technology has developed and cars have become more feature rich. Now, it seems that every brand of motor vehicle has a stereotype attac...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Pride, Subaru, Shift


How Subaru created the blueprint for selling cars to LGBTQI+ consumers

When it comes to projecting our identity to the world, there are few products that do so as powerfully as cars. What we drive can tell the world more about who we are than where we live, where we went to school, or who our parents are. You are what you drive, as they say. This automotive extension of identity has only gotten more nuanced and intricate as vehicle technology has developed and cars have become more feature rich. Now, it seems that every brand of motor vehicle has a stereotype attac...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Subaru, Shift


Forget cars, we should focus on electrifying trucks and buses instead

We need to change our transportation system, and we need to do it quickly. Road transportation is a major consumer of fossil fuels, contributing 16 per cent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, which warm up the Earth’s atmosphere and cause changes to the climate. It also pollutes the air, threatening health and costing taxpayers billions of dollars annually. At the same time, electric vehicles are getting cheaper, and vehicle range and the availability of charging stations are improvin...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Earth, Shift, Syndication


This Chinese EV maker is bringing its small affordable cars to truck-loving Texas

A Chinese electrical vehicle maker is looking to make a splash in the US by launching its small affordable EVs in truck-loving Texas… Good luck with that. Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Kandi Technologies Group will be bringing its K27 and K23 electric vehicles to a “limited area in Texas,” TechCrunch reports. The K27 — a 17.69 kWh battery EV with a range of up to 100 miles (around 160 km) — starts at $20,499 and would be eligible for $7,500 federal income tax credit. Meaning some Texan...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Texas, Cars, US, Shift, Kandi Technologies Group


Why vehicle-to-grid charging could be the cheapest way to secure renewable energy

The UK electricity system is undergoing significant and rapid change. It has the world’s largest installed capacity of offshore wind, has effectively stopped generating electricity from coal, and has recorded a 20% drop in demand since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this transition from traditional, reliable coal to weather-dependent wind and solar generation brings with it increasing challenges to match electrical supply and demand at every instant. This is where large grid-scale ...
Tags: Startups, UK, Tech, Shift, Syndication


The modular eBussy is the Transformer minivan you’ve been waiting for

Is it a car? Is it a truck? Is it a van? Well, it’s all of them and more… Electric vehicles present a unique opportunity for carmakers to show off unique designs. As motors and batteries can easily be built into the floor pan of the vehicle it lets designers have a lot more freedom with what they plonk on top. Companies like General Motors and Rivian have developed what they call “skateboards,” which allow them to use the same power and drivetrain on a host of vehicles and change the body work d...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, General Motors, Shift, Rivian


Judge gives New York 45 days to pay benefits to Uber and Lyft drivers

Workers that rely on a gig economy, especially those that drive for the likes of ride-hailing app companies Uber and Lyft, have just won another landmark case in their quest to be recognized as full employees and not independent contractors. In New York earlier this week, a judge ruled that the state has to pull its finger out and pay Uber and Lyft drivers unemployment benefits, The New York Times reports. The judge hearing the case, LaShann DeArcy Hall, said there had been “an avoidable and ine...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Europe, New York, New York Times, Ride-share, Shift, Uber and Lyft, LaShann DeArcy Hall


Europe’s most popular EV isn’t a Tesla, Nissan, or VW… what?

Scanning over the electric vehicle media, certain brand names are more prominent than others. Tesla is obviously mentioned frequently. Nissan — which has been in the EV game for 10 years — has also been in the press this week after launching its 300-mile range ‘Ariya.’ And there’s a lot of excitement around Ford’s upcoming electric truck offerings. But none of these brands make Europe‘s most popular EV when it comes to sales. That title goes to French carmaker Renault, and its affordable electri...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Cars, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ford, Nissan, Renault, Shift, Tesla Nissan, Ariya


UPS ditches delivery vans in Dublin to trial more sustainable (and smaller) alternatives

This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. Dublin is trialling mini urban distribution centers and powered walkers and quad cycles to enable city centre deliveries that don’t contribute to local emissions or congestion. The pilot...
Tags: Startups, Dublin, Shift, Belfast City Council, Syndication, Sarah Wray, Cities Today News, Dublin City Council Enterprise Ireland, Small Business Innovation Research This


Trump praises Elon Musk for picking Texas for Tesla’s new $1.1B plant

US President Donald Trump has congratulated Elon Musk on his decision to build Tesla‘s new vehicle assembly plant in Texas. “Great job by Elon Musk in agreeing to build, in TEXAS [sic], what is expected to be the largest auto plant anywhere in the world,” said Trump in a tweet. “Texas and Tesla are big winners.” Great job by @elonmusk in agreeing to build, in TEXAS, what is expected to be the largest auto plant anywhere in the world. He kept his word to me. Texas & @Tesla are big winners. MADE I...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Usa, Texas, US, Tesla, Donald Trump, Shift, Trump, Donald J Trump


How I turned my summer job counting cars into a smart city company

The genesis of Miovision grew out of a summer job I had, doing traffic counts. Sitting in a chair in the hot sun, I realized this was a process ripe for automation. Automated counts could be more accurate. It’s a process that could scale across cities. And, it offered the opportunity to provide 24/7 traffic data. That summer job also gave me insight into how important this data is. Cities make decisions, in part, based on traffic data – decisions on zoning and where to build what. Traffic teams ...
Tags: Startups, Shift, Syndication, Miovision


Here’s why Elon Musk is a massive nickel backer

On an investor call earlier this week, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk begged precious metal miners to dig up more nickel. But why? “Tesla will give you a giant contract for a long period of time if you mine nickel efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way,” Musk said on the call yesterday, Reuters reports. While Tesla did turn an unexpected profit last quarter, it’s a rare occurrence for the company. Despite this, Musk is still keen to keep Tesla on a path of swift growth rather than rationaliz...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Cars, Tesla, Musk, Shift, Reuters


Qantas’ last ever 747 flight bids farewell by drawing a giant kangaroo in the sky

Is it a chicken in the bush? No, it’s a kangaroo in the sky! With a drop in passenger numbers because of coronavirus travel restrictions, the Boeing 747 jumbo jet is meeting its end earlier than we expected. Many airline operators are deciding to permanently ground their 747 fleets sooner rather than later in a bid to reduce operating costs. But they’re not retiring without sending us a little goodbye. Australian operator, Qantas‘ last ever 747 flight took to the skies yesterday afternoon bound ...
Tags: Startups, Planes, Los Angeles, Qantas, Boeing, Shift


Germany drafting EU proposal to introduce pan-European tolls to use motorways

Germany is reportedly campaigning to introduce national and pan-European tolls for motorway drivers. The country’s Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer, wants to introduce a near blanket motorway toll for cars across Germany and Europe as part of its presidency of the European Union, this is according to documents seen by Reuters. If the draft becomes reality, we’d see almost all vehicles on motorways, including lorries, vans, and cars, having to pay tolls. The only vehicles to be exempt would be...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Germany, Cars, Eu, European Union, Cities, Shift, Reuters, Andreas Scheuer