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Xpeng Motors Gets Into Ride Hailing To Bypass The Competition

May 17th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Xpeng Motors is moving a step forward after announcing a stellar 2019 start by launching a pilot ride-hailing service, Pengster. Will it beef up competition or simply move mobility a nudge up? We'll know eventually. In the meantime, Xpeng Motors is about to roll out ride hailing in the world's biggest mobility market


Greyp Launches The G6 Electric Mountain Bike: Going Downhill Fast Has Never Felt Smarter — #CleanTechnica Field Trip

April 27th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As the lights came down in Zagreb’s HDLU gallery, a new chapter in one of Croatia’s brightest startup success stories was about to begin. And when it comes to generating high expectations, few figures in the country’s tech sector elicit as much hype as Mate Rimac, the 30 year-old inventor, entrepreneur, and founder of Rimac Automobili


The Robot Gig Economy: Will It Pay Off For Tesla Owners?

April 21st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Tesla is taking bold steps toward launching the Tesla Network, an Uber-like transportation service in which a self-driving Tesla will give you a ride. Recent research indicates that this could make big money for not only Tesla, but also Tesla owners who are willing to let their car participate in the Network while they’re not using it. But will it be profitable for owners that do this


Uber Elevate: Will Be Same Cents Per Mile In Air As On Roads

April 10th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Uber Elevate means business when it comes to electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) urban air mobility (UAM) solutions. Recently, Uber Elevate quoted that eVTOL air miles would cost the same as what Uber charges on the road. And with Airbus UAM's outlook that the market will be around $50 billion by 2030, the company surely wants to make sure it is part of the equation


Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode With Memory, Smart Powerwall Storm Watch, & Tesla’s Software DNA

April 9th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A few weeks ago, a Rich Stefani tweeted something to Elon Musk. Highlighting just how abnormal Elon Musk's Twitter habits are — and just how atypical Elon is — he responded to this gentleman. I use the words "abnormal" and "atypical" because Rich has just 23 followers (and has only tweeted 29 times). It's not normal for a billionaire CEO with 25.6 million followers to care much about what people tweet his way, let alone respond to them. It's not typical for a billionaire CEO to spend a lot of time conversing with the unwashed masses (no offense, Rich). Though, it is typical for Elon


Tesla Demonstrates Its Agility With New Homelink Option For Model 3 Owners

April 8th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla pulled back the curtains on its plan to offer lower-trimmed vehicle owners the ability to purchase incremental hardware and software updates for their vehicles today. The company just added the option to purchase a software unlock to enable its Homelink automatic garage door opener on Standard Range and Standard Range Plus trims of the Model


Lyft Adds More EVs & Driver Perks

March 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

After recently going public, Lyft is trying to attract more drivers and maybe take some of Uber’s best with some new perks. By offering no-fee bank accounts with automatic deposits, and cheaper repairs, they hope to sweeten the deal without increasing driver pay. They’re also increasing the number of hybrid and electric vehicles available for driver rentals


Tesla’s Over-The-Air Software Updates Have Big Auto Playing Catchup

March 29th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Journalists have been calling cars “computers on wheels” for at least a decade, but there’s a problem with that metaphor: these days, even the simplest of computers can update their software remotely, with little or no user input required. Other than the ones made by a certain California company, cars don’t do that. Today’s most “advanced” non-Tesla vehicles can do little more than update their software to fix problems, and even that usually requires a trip to the dealership


eMotorWerks Looks To Save Colorado Utility Some Cash With New EV Charging Pilot

February 27th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Enel X is continuing its push into the demand response space with a new pilot in Colorado that will see a network of EV chargers being deployed to the public in a push to help utility Platte River Power Authority avoid otherwise necessary infrastructure upgrades. CleanTechnica connected with Preston Roper e-Mobility GM for North America at Enel X and Lauren Burke, Senior Director of Marketing and Development at Enel X, to get the inside scoop about the new project in Colorado


Tesla Protects Your Cookies (As Well As Your Pets)

February 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla's recent software update will protect your pets and your car. First, its "Dog Mode" is designed to keep your pets safe. It's another unusual innovation by the automaker that brought us "Teslatari." Dog Mode enables Tesla owners to keep their pets safely locked inside the vehicle while they're away


Sentry Mode Keeps Watch Over Your Tesla While It’s Parked

February 14th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has been under fire for a rash of break-ins to the Tesla Model 3, but now the company is firing back with an upgrade to the security system that will be pushed down to the deployed fleet by way of a software update


Lyft Increases Electric Vehicle Advocacy & Use

February 6th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Last year, Lyft improved its standing with riders and followers who have serious concerns about environmental safety. Lyft became the first and only company of its kind to become carbon neutral. This year, Lyft is initiating the next step, doing more for riders, drivers, and cities. Lyft now plans to introduce thousands of electric vehicles (EVs) onto its platform



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