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Automakers have a choice: Become data companies or become irrelevant

Cars are here to stay, whether they have drivers or not. Automakers can ensure their seat at the table by implementing strategies better suited for the digital age. ...

A 30-mph e-bike to compete with cars in cities? Investors just bet $20 million on it

Bird and Lime are scooting along, backed by hundreds of millions in venture capital. But there are still plenty of companies hoping to dominate the still-nascent micro mobility market, given the financial opportunity it’s promising. Among them: Bond Mobility, a three-year-old Palo Alto, Calif.- and Zurich, Switzerland-based startup that says its “high-performance” dockless electric bikes ...

Sony launches a taxi-hailing app to rival Uber in Tokyo

Sony last year announced it would enter Japan’s taxi-hailing space and, good to its word, the electronics giant has kicked off its S.Ride service in Tokyo. The service — which was first noted by CNET — is a joint venture between Sony, its payment services subsidiary and five licensed taxi companies. Since ride-hailing with civilian ...

Startups Weekly: Zoom CEO says its stock price is ‘too high’

In this week's newsletter: More IPOs, Boston Dynamics dog-like robot makes its debut and Ro raises $85M. ...

Battery-Powered Toyota C-HR Highlights Electric Debuts In China

04.16.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Don’t ask about specifications just yet. Toyota has just jumped into the battery-powered pool, revealing a small collection of all-electrics at the Auto Shanghai 2019. The most notable was its compact crossover, the C-HR EV. It’s the first completely electrified vehicle from the Japanese brand to come to China. Curiously, the other main EV is ...

Over 50% Of Toyota Sales In Europe Are Hybrids: PHEVs Not Even 1%

04.14.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Only 658 Toyota Prius Plug-In were sold in Q1, which is 0.23% of the total! During the first quarter of 2019, Toyota managed to increase share sales of hybrid cars in Europe to 51% (143,300 out of 279,000 total). the Japanese manufacturer expected to exceed 50% in 2020, which means that hybrids are selling even ...

Uber spent $457 million on self-driving and flying car R&D last year

Uber spent $457 million last year on research and development of autonomous vehicles, flying cars (known as eVTOLs) and other “technology programs” and will continue to invest heavily in the futuristic tech even though it expects to rely on human drivers for years to come, according to the company’s IPO prospectus filed Thursday. R&D costs ...

Tesla Keeps Cranking Out Battery-Electric Cars While Toyota Won’t Budge

04.07.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

AS TESLA SELLS EVER MORE ELECTRIC CARS, TOYOTA STUBBORNLY STICKS WITH HYBRIDS As global automakers are dragged kicking and screaming into the electric future, there seem to be no limits to the sophistry, lame excuses and misinformation they employ to justify their reluctance to get serious about selling electric vehicles. *This article comes to us ...

Toyota Prius Prime Plug-In Outsells Honda Clarity PHEV To Capture Sales Crown

04.05.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Prius Prime crowned plug-in hybrid champ the in U.S. last month by a wide margin. Believe it or not, the Honda Clarity PHEV that had topped the plug-in hybrid sales chart for three months in a row has now been dethroned. For three consecutive months, we estimated that the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid outsold the Toyota Prius Prime ...