The story behind ‘Fleet Managers’ | August 26, 2022
This week, micromobility is about to be banned in Stockholm, California takes the lead toward a new EV age, and Lincoln celebrates its 100th birthday with talks of the future.
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An Indian company may have figured out how to charge electric vehicles in 15 minutes / TechCrunch
This rider has just completed a cross-country bike trip in the USA. Listen to Amanda Zito's video series and learn about the ups and downs of life on the road / RideApart
A discussion of Horace Dediu's concept of micromobility / Micromobility
Mapping the progress of micromobility in MENA / ZAGDaily
Sweden's capital is fighting the electric scooter revolution. Micromobility vehicles are about to be banned from Stockholm's streets and bridges in September after the latest clampdown takes effect / Bloomberg
Meet Adan Aceves, a Bird’s ‘Fleet Manager’ in charge of deploying, charging and fixing the company’s e-scooters. He rents a charging pod from Perch for $1,200/mo right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, including power. He takes home around $4,500/month after expenses from a fleet of just 150 scooters. / Dot.la
It is estimated that only 1% of Indians will purchase e-scooters within the next six months. But why? / CanIndia
Get ready for the 20-Mile, car-free Philly bike ride that’s taking place this Fall / PhillyMag
Product Launches & Updates
You can hook up a game console and play anywhere you want with Mini’s Pikachu-themed concept car / The Verge
This year, Lincoln celebrates its 100th birthday with the L100, a concept car that hints at its past while looking forward to a future without steering wheels / The Verge
Introducing the Trilix Urban E-Bike from italian e-bike maker Moto Parilla. / InsideEVs
Ridehailing, Carsharing & Delivery
Google’s navigation service, Waze, is closing its carpooling service due to changing commuting patterns due to COVID-19 / The Verge
Uber and Lyft are being challenged by new ride-hailing apps that promise to treat drivers better / Bloomberg
With a significant update to its convenience delivery platform, Gopuff is now offering instantaneous payments for U.S. drivers / Food On Demand
After more than four years of delivering groceries and other goods from Walmart to customers, DoorDash is ending its partnership with the retailer to “focus on long-term customer relationships” / The Verge
The Uber Eats platform will now offer on-demand office and school supplies thanks to a partnership with Office Depot / The Verge
Investment & Deals
Steer EV is entering into an agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management to lease over 1,000 EVs / Electrek
Just Eat Takeaway is selling its stake in Brazil's iFood to Prosus for up to €1.8 billion /TechCrunch
Belgium-based Magnax has raised €20 million in funding round led by BIG Capital to develop powerful motors for EVs / Tech.eu
AtoB has raised $155M in a Series B fundraise round led by led by Elad Gil and General Catalyst / BusinessWire
Canadian Government and Volkswagen sign an agreement to build EV batteries in North America / The Verge
County invests $114 million in Lucid Factory's expansion. / InsideEVs
Zeekr is exploring U.S. and Hong Kong IPO options for its new electric vehicle brand / FutureCar
Cities & Policy
New York State Senate bill mandates speed-limiting technology on all new cars by 2024. Under the new legislation, the DMV would be required to set up regulations to ensure that vehicles, such as SUVs and pick-up trucks, have "direct visibility of pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users." / Street Blog NYC
The UCLA project 'Bikepooling' uses an app to arrange group rides aimed at promoting car-free transportation in Los Angeles / Bloomberg
Electric school buses save over 80 hours of energy for the Massachusetts energy grid / Electrek
US may become a battery powerhouse after Manchin's ultimatum / TechCrunch
It's California's time to lead the US into the EVs era / The Verge
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