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China EV Forecast: 50% EV Market Share by 2025 — Part 2, Consumer Demand

February 24th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

China is charging full speed ahead into electric vehicles, on track to sell over 2 million EVs this year, up from 1.1 million in 2018. The rapid growth has been driven partly by policy, but increasingly by consumer demand. In part two of this three-part series (check out part one if you missed it), we're going to look at the demand side of the EV transition in China. Why are Chinese consumers queuing up for EVs


Carsharing & On-Demand Taxis Transforming Transport, & Can Now Be Combined

July 4th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The modern landscape of transit is rapidly shifting. Expanding mobility services are changing the market. It is a swift 8 years since Uber was founded and 5 since Lyft began. Now, tapping up an Uber is as common as hailing a taxi for many people, or more common than getting a taxi ever was for them. One can arrange an Uber in the US and worldwide — Rome, Wroclaw, Oslo — seemingly any city. In fact, I once had a person arrange an Uber for his wife at a Florida airport from an app in London, England


Many Uber & Lyft Riders Shedding Their Own Cars

June 5th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

If you've traveled much, it is easy to appreciate the convenience of tapping up an app for an Uber or Lyft, jumping in the ride, and getting rather easily to your destination. As well as travelers, urbanites are often pedestrians who combine metro, subway, and on-demand taxi services such as Uber and Lyft as a way of life


Lyft Offers Scheduled Rider Pickups, A First In The “Ridesharing” Industry

May 27th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The experience of going online as a driver for Uber or Lyft used to be about the same. Drivers sign on and sit and wait for rider requests to ping into the system. Drivers of on-demand taxi services are going to gravitate to Lyft rather than Uber more after this weekend, though. A new Lyft app provides Lyft drivers with the option of picking up a planned rider request. Accepting rider requests days or hours beforehand is an immense change and a big plus for drivers. Additionally, the entire experience is unheard of until now — to know where the passenger is going and how long the drive/ride may be


Uber Used Software Program Dubbed “Hell” To Spy On Lyft’s Drivers

April 14th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Uber's a strange company in many ways, even for the tech industry, with company execs seemingly forced to deal with the fallout from a new PR scandal every other week or so. ... This time, the scandal involves the company's use of a covert software-based program dubbed "Hell" -- which was focused on tracking Lyft drivers and "winning over" those who drove for Uber as well


EV Advocacy & More Efficient Driving Via Uber & Lyft — A Cultural Intersection (Part 3)

February 17th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

As a part-time Uber driver, I have come to realize two notable clean transportation benefits it offers. First is that it offers a nice window for broader electric vehicle (EV) education and advocacy — if the driver is an EV driver. Additionally, Uber itself teaches drivers to drive more efficiently (specifically, this is in order to provide a better ride for passengers, but the positive environmental effect is there nonetheless)


Lyft vs Uber — What Are The Differences For Drivers? (Part 2: $$$ + Electric Range Issues & Support)

February 10th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

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,



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