Ashish Khanna

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Here’s How Scooter Startups Solved the Segway Problem

It was 17 years ago that inventor Dean Kamen rolled his Segway onto the set of <i>Good Morning</i> <i>America</i> and into the annals of entrepreneurial infamy. …

Silicon Valley

Ofo strikes major deal with Citymapper

The dockless bikes will now appear in the Citymapper app<p>In the same month that it announced expansion to ten London boroughs, ofo has now partnered …

Cycling

Now Paris Has Pulled the Plug on Its Electric Car-Sharing Service

Paris was a pacesetter in shared transport, launching Velib, the first large-scale urban bike share, in 2007 and an electric-car system called …

Carsharing

Lime picks Paris for European escooter sharing launch | Financial Times

The electric scooter rental craze that is sweeping the US is coming to Europe. Silicon Valley-based Lime is launching its scooters in Paris this …

Startups

Uber will pay drivers in some cities to use electric cars

Uber would like its drivers to go electric, but it knows that practical realities like high prices and hours of charging time make that difficult. Its solution? Give those drivers a helping hand. It's launching an EV Champions pilot program in seven cities (Austin, Los Angeles, Montreal, …

Transportation

Want to Rent Out Your Car? You Might Be Regulated

Turo and Getaround pitch themselves as platforms connecting people to services; car-rental companies call them direct competitors<p>One car you rent from a company-owned fleet; the other you rent from a private owner with the help of an app.<p>So, which one is a rental car? The answer to that question, …

Carsharing

Fully autonomous Volkswagen vehicles due on roads from 2021

Volkswagen’s driverless car technology is on course to be launched in 2021VW's aim is to make up ground on Google’s Waymo operation, which has plans …

Autonomous Cars

The Boring Company’s Chicago project seems awfully cheap for something so big

“If we fail, well, I guess me and others will lose a bunch of money”<p>The Boring Company scored a surprise victory in Chicago today with the announcement that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had selected Elon Musk‘s tunneling venture to design, build, and operate a rapid transit link between O’Hare International …

Elon Musk

Toyota to Invest US$1 Billion in Grab As Lead Investor for Grab’s New Round of Financing | Grab SG

<b>Singapore, June 13, 2018</b> ― Grab Holdings Inc. (Grab), Southeast Asia’s leading O2O mobile platform, announced today it has reached an agreement with …

South-east Asia

Musk says Tesla can get li-ion cell prices below $100/kWh this year

The Tesla CEO is again pushing the envelope with promises for energy storage and electric vehicles.

Tesla

Scooter sharing start-up Bird Rides seeks further $200m funding | Financial Times

Electric scooter sharing start-up Bird Rides is talking to investors about raising another funding round of as much as $200m, even as the ink is …

Venture Capital

Waymo eyes Europe, will likely partner with local firm

Waymo is widely seen as a frontrunner in the blooming industry for self-driving cars, though so far the Alphabet-owned company is only based in the …

Waymo

Daimler to compete with Tesla as it unveils new all-electric 18-wheeler truck

Daimler has unveiled its first all-electric semi-trailer scheduled to start production in 2021, taking a significant step forward in the electric …

Tesla

GM and Honda are partnering to build next-gen batteries for electric vehicles

GM and Honda are both aiming to get more serious about electric vehicles and that means securing a supply of high-performance batteries.<p>In order to achieve that, the two major automakers are announcing today a new partnership to build next-gen batteries for electric vehicles.<p>They will develop “new …

Electric Vehicles

Virgin Hyperloop One is expected to launch in London within the next 10 years, but its progress is being hindered by Brexit and HS2

London is set to be getting its own Virgin Hyperloop One system between the capital and major UK cities within the next ten years, pending regulatory …

High-speed Rail

San Francisco's Scooter Invasion Halted

<i>By Jacqueline Corba</i><p>Electric scooters vanished from the streets and sidewalks of San Francisco on Monday.<p>City officials insisted that ride-share …

San Francisco

FCA to dabble in car-sharing, subscriptions with Jeep

FCA will leverage its growing Jeep division for its first trials in car-sharing and vehicle subscriptions, the automaker said Friday at an investor …

Carsharing

What's gone wrong with the much-lauded Paris car-sharing scheme?

The Paris Autolib electric car-sharing sharing scheme was meant to revolutionize transport in the city when it was unveiled in 2011, but by 2023 it …

Carsharing

Waymo to get more than 60,000 cars from Fiat Chrysler for robotaxis

(Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will add up to 62,000 more cars to Alphabet Inc's autonomous driving unit Waymo, the companies said on Thursday, as part of Waymo's plan to roll out a robotaxi service in the U.S. later this year.<p>The announcement comes on the day when Japan's SoftBank Group …

Waymo

Transdev gets on board with "Netflix of mobility" in Helsinki

French operator is main shareholder in start-up revolutionising transport ticketing payments.<p>Whim – the Netflix of mobility. With words like these, …

Transportation

e-Scooters and my personal quest for better urban transportation

The punchline - 100 days; 400 kms; £413 saved; Happiness quotient much higher!<p>My commute and client oriented job in central London makes me an urban …

Hyde Park

Uber posts big sales jump in first quarter and boosts valuation to $62 billion

Ride-hailing company Uber claims strong revenue growth and reduced losses in the first quarter, while also announcing a tender offer from new and …

Venture Capital

Electric Scooter Charger Culture Is Out of Control

“Bird hunting” has become a pastime and a side hustle for teens and young professionals, but for some it’s a cutthroat business.<p>Every afternoon around 4 p.m., when school lets out, Brandon, an 18-year-old high-school senior in Los Angeles who asked to be referred to only by his first name, goes …

Birds

Scooter start-up Bird races to match rival Lime

Scooter rental start-up Bird is racing to match rival Lime with a huge new funding round, as investors bet that the companies could soon become …

Germany's EV Sales Soar with the Kia Soul Topping the Charts

Consumers are putting more faith into electric cars as Germany's electric car market continues to show strong growth.<p>via Getty Images<p>Germany is home …

California May Push Uber And Lyft To Go Electric, With Far-Reaching Consequences

For more than a decade California has pushed automakers to green their lineups by selling zero-emission vehicles to aid its fight against pollution and greenhouse gases. But as more people opt for on-demand ride services rather than driving themselves, it was only a matter of time before state …

Waymo Filings Give New Details on Its Driverless Taxis

California's DMV has also received an application from the startup JingChi to test fully autonomous vehicles Image: WaymoWaymo CEO John Krafcik …

Waymo

How cheap dockless hire bikes are flooding the world

<b>Cycling around cities may have been pioneered by the Dutch, but a new high-tech way of hiring bicycles is bidding to bringing a pedal power revolution to cities around the world.</b><p>The key innovation is the dockless hire bike. Found and unlocked with a few taps on a smartphone, they can be hired for …

Carsharing

MINI launches Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Trial in Spain.

Innovative trial launched in Madrid: MINI Sharing allows MINI owners in Spain to make their vehicles available to friends, family or colleagues via …

Elon Musk says first Boring Company tunnel in LA near completion

Elon Musk said Thursday that the first tunnel under Los Angeles dug by his Boring Company is almost complete.<p>Musk, the brains behind SpaceX and Tesla, created the company to drill holes beneath Los Angeles to provide another means of transportation and alleviate the city's infamous traffic …

Elon Musk