Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service

Making good on plans revealed last year to debut an EV-exclusive car sharing service, Volkswagen is actually launching its fleet for customers – debuting WeShare, a new shared service similar to Car2Go or GM’s Maven, but featuring only all-electric vehicles. Initially, WeShare will be available only in Berlin, where it’s launching today with 1,500 Volkswagen e-Golf […]

Beyond costs, what else can we do to make housing affordable?

Dozens of more startups and how they are tackling affordability from every angle Daniel Wu 17 hours Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at The Harvard Kennedy School. More posts […]

Video: The driver of the autonomous Uber was distracted before fatal crash

The Tempe, Arizona police department have released a video showing the moments before the fatal crash that involved Uber’s self-driving car. The video includes the view of the street from the Uber and a view of minder behind the wheel of the autonomous Uber. Warning: This video is disturbing. Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit is […]

Update: Bird has raised $100 million to become the Uber of electric scooters

Update: Bird confirmed our reporting with an announcement of the close of the round. Index Ventures and Valor Ventures led the funding. “It feels like investing in Uber when it first launched.” That’s what one investor said of the hot new Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup, Bird — an electric scooter company that’s now in the […]

Renault’s EZ-GO envisions walk-on, walk-off urban EV mobility

Renault’s EZ-GO is less concept car than a full transportation service concept design. The vehicle revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this week is a fully autonomous electric car that can’t travel fast, but that does fit as many as six passengers through a big, almost garage-like door that opens up to load people and […]

Uber’s losses grew to $1.5 billion last quarter

 Uber has given its shareholders an update on the company’s performance and it’s definitely in the red. The global ridesharing company lost $1.46 billion in just the third quarter. This compares to negative $1.06 billion in the previous quarter. But net revenue also went up from $1.66 billion to $2.01 billion. Gross bookings grew to $9.71 […]

Baidu and electric vehicle startup NIO lead $195M investment in Chinese limo booking app

 Chinese internet giant Baidu is continuing its push into the automotive space after it led a RMB 1.3 billion ($195 million) Series B investment in Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur, an offshoot of the state-owned Shouqi Group which was Beijing’s first licensed ride-hailing app. NIO Capital, the investment arm of billion-dollar electric car startup NIO, and Silk Road […]