Ride a bike, plant a tree! | March 18, 2022
For every Lime ride you take, you’ll be funding the planting of a tree! Plus, are E-bikes the best alternative to car travels as gas price rises?
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Gira's rental e-bikes are now available via Bird Bikeshare's app. / Businesswire
Espin Sport Review: A Snazzy, Effective Option for Delivery Drivers / The Rideshare Guy
Lime partners up with Aspiration to support tree planting. Each ride you take helps plant a tree. / Li.me
Super73 and Indian Motorcycle introduce the eFTR Hooligan 1.2, a fast e-bike that doesn't require a motorcycle license. / Electrek
As gas prices rise, the White House should promote e-bikes as an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to driving a car. / Bloomberg
Government should consider subsidizing e-bikes rather than suspending gasoline taxes / Treehugger
With US gas prices rising, electric vehicles may not be the best option for those looking to save money. Why? As far as batteries for EVs are concerned, Russia has a significant role in nickel production. / The Verge
Superpedestrian is listed as one of Fast Company's most innovative transport companies of 2022. / FastCompany
Ridehailing, Carsharing, & Delivery
In 2018, an autonomous Uber vehicle killed a pedestrian. Now, the human behind the wheel speaks out for the first time. / Wired
Heetch, a French ride-hailing company, hopes to reinvent the taxi industry in Senegal / Reuters
In an effort to help Uber drivers fight high gas prices, the company is adding a temporary “temporary fuel surcharge” to fares. / The Verge
Electric bike docking service Joco is pivoting away from consumer rides and focusing on last-mile delivery / TechCrunch
Investment & Deals
PG&E is partnering with Ford to bring 'bidirectional' EV charging to its customers. With "vehicle-to-grid" charging, the electric charge can enable an EV to charge an individual's home or tools. / Reuters
Israeli startup Autobrains has raised $19M, rounding its Series C to $120M. / TechCrunch
Moove, a Nigerian startup based in Amsterdam, has raised $105 million in its Series A2 round. The company plans to roll out into seven new markets in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East during the next few months / Tech.eu
Berlin-based green tech startup Swobbee to launch battery swap stations after raising €6 million in a Series A funding round. / Tech.eu
Cities & Policy
To comply with U.S. crash test standards, manufacturers of automated vehicles are no longer required to equip their vehicles with manual controls. / Reuters
U.S. regulators are approving new domestic electric vehicle battery metals sources as Washington tries to avoid relying on strategic minerals imports as it does for crude oil. / Reuters
As part of its climate policy, the Biden administration has restored California's authority to set its regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs. / CNBC
New Products, Features, and Data Points
According to Experian, by the end of 2021, electric vehicles will have represented 4.6 percent of new-vehicle auto financing, up from 2.3 percent last year and 1.3 percent two years ago. / AutoNews
Volvo and Starbucks join forces for a fast-charging network test from Seattle to Colorado / Electrek
EV battery manufacturer Gogoro has just revealed the world's first solid-state swappable EV battery. / Electrek
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