Articles tagged “electric cars”

Ola Pushes for a Million Electric Vehicles on India’s Roads by 2021

Ola Pushes for a Million Electric Vehicles on India’s Roads by 2021

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

Making this push toward electric ridesharing vehicles might be expensive, but it could really help improve the air quality in the world's second-most populous country.

1 week ago

China to Use Tourism-Friendly Hainan Island as Test Case for Electric Vehicles

China to Use Tourism-Friendly Hainan Island as Test Case for Electric Vehicles

Bloomberg

Think of China's Hainan island as test case for domestic tourism, gaming, and electric vehicle usage. In a country that faces a pollution crisis every time the direction of the wind changes, the Hainan electric vehicle experiment takes on added significance.

1 week ago

Electric Taxis On the Road in London Are the Future as Mandated by Law

Electric Taxis On the Road in London Are the Future as Mandated by Law

Bloomberg

Even the iconic London taxi must give way to progress. In this case, much of the tradition is maintained, although the new cars don't pollute the air, and they're quiet.

1 month ago

Chinese Electric Car Maker NIO Gives Tesla Stiff Competition

Chinese Electric Car Maker NIO Gives Tesla Stiff Competition

Bloomberg

How will electric cars with batteries that can be swapped out in three minutes impact vacationers on road trips, as well as the taxi, ridesharing, rail, and airline sectors? Perhaps the more pertinent question for now is whether NIO and others will out-innovate Tesla in the electric car arena.

4 months ago

Luxury Car Sales Soar as Brands Adapt to Electric, Connected Demands

Luxury Car Sales Soar as Brands Adapt to Electric, Connected Demands

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Mirroring the larger luxury sector, car manufacturers are finding that a legacy brand is not enough to attract the interest of newly affluent customers. They must adapt to demands while maintaining their standard brand quality to thrive into the future.

11 months ago

Chinese Electric Carmaker Kandi Plans Rental Network in Beijing and Shanghai

Chinese Electric Carmaker Kandi Plans Rental Network in Beijing and Shanghai

Bloomberg

It isn't often that you find a car rental company that manufactures its own vehicles. And, an electric car service is a great fit for parts of China, where air pollution is a major problem.

4 years ago

Nissan Targets World’s Tiniest Countries in Electric Car Push

Nissan Targets World’s Tiniest Countries in Electric Car Push

Siddharth Philip and Ma Jie, Bloomberg

The countries were targeted for their environmentally friendly mindset and relatively short car trips, but price still matters more than the green benefits to most consumers around the world.

4 years ago

Best Western To Use Electric Shuttle Vans For Green Energy and Financial Savings

You have to spend a little to make a little. These electric shuttles will be more expensive for Best Western at the outset, but the cost savings over time will make up for that initial, pricey expense.

4 years ago

Car Rental Companies Delay Electric Car Rollout Due to Low Customer Demand

Car Rental Companies Delay Electric Car Rollout Due to Low Customer Demand

Ehren Goossens, Bloomberg

Although demand has been lower than expected, rental cars will continue to integrate electric cars into their fleet. The rental market is seen as a critical step in wider EV adoption as it gives consumers a chance to test several models before purchase.

5 years ago

Orlando’s Rental Car Market Becomes Customer Testing Ground for Electric Cars

Orlando’s Rental Car Market Becomes Customer Testing Ground for Electric Cars

Tamara Lush, Associated Press

The "try before you buy" concept will work particularly well in Orlando, the largest rental car market in the U.S., where visitors from around the country can test the technology with zero purchasing commitment.

5 years ago

BMW Steps Up Electric Car Competition with New i3 Model

BMW Steps Up Electric Car Competition with New i3 Model

David Undercoffler, The Los Angeles Times

BMW's new EV is most expensive than those released by already trusted car companies such as Honda and Ford, but cheaper and more efficient than Tesla's Model S. It will appeal to a higher-end customer looking for brand recognition and a quality of design.

5 years ago

Road from Vermont to Quebec dotted with electric car charging stations

Road from Vermont to Quebec dotted with electric car charging stations

Associated Press

The hope is that small-scale partnerships like Burlington and Montreal’s charging stations are only the beginning to larger projects that make eco-friendly transport as easy and inexpensive as today’s main transit options.

5 years ago