Articles tagged “electric vehicles”

Startups

Lightship Raises $34 Million for Electric RV: Startup Funding Roundup

Lightship is developing a fully electric RV available starting in 2026, and Tumodo wants to expand its business travel platform throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Lightship Raises $34 Million for Electric RV: Startup Funding Roundup

News Blog

IDEAS: London Gatwick Airport Launches Dedicated Electric Vehicle Charging Forecourt

A dedicated forecourt for electric vehicle (EV) charging has opened at London Gatwick Airport in the United Kingdom, the first of its kind to be introduced by an international airport.  Credit: London Gatwick The Electric Forecourt is powered by Gridserve and has 30 electric vehicle chargers available, with options for both high-power and low-power charging…

Tour Operators

Adventure Travel: 7 Sector Trends to Track in 2024

Group trips with friends and family, particularly during quieter travel periods, are among the trends defining multi-day adventure itineraries this year.

Adventure Travel: 7 Sector Trends to Track in 2024

Ground Transport

U.S. Federal Workers Asked to Travel by Train, EVs When Possible

Amtrak could benefit from this move. But as for EVs, the government will need to coordinate its regulations, such as rules for needing permission to drive a personal car more than 50 miles, to encourage compliance.

U.S. Federal Workers Asked to Travel by Train, EVs When Possible

Startups

DiDi Autonomous Driving Raises $149 Million for Robotaxis: Startup Funding Roundup

DiDi said robotaxis will be available on its rideshare app by 2025, and Regent Craft said it will begin testing electric seagliders next year.

DiDi Autonomous Driving Raises $149 Million for Robotaxis: Startup Funding Roundup

News Blog

Marriott to Install More Electric Vehicle Chargers at its Hotels

Marriott International said it was streamlining its ongoing process of installing charging infrastructure for electric vehicles at its properties by signing a deal with the vendor EV Connect as its preferred EV charging provider for its properties in the U.S. and Canada. Marriott has already installed roughly 2,400 chargers and charging stations for electric vehicles,…

Tourism

Travel Industry Earnings Analysis Reveals 4 Dominant Trends

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at trends revealed during earnings season, the new FAA nominee, and Hilton’s Tesla chargers.

Travel Industry Earnings Analysis Reveals 4 Dominant Trends

Hotels

Hilton to Install Tesla Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Chargers at 2,000 Hotels

Vying for market share breeds opportunity and risk. Hilton's oneupmanship in electric vehicle charging is more than just a win for Tesla. It will prompt hotel rivals to sharpen their strategies.

Hilton to Install Tesla Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Chargers at 2,000 Hotels

News Blog

Turo Saw Rise in Electric Vehicle Demand Over Summer

Turo, the peer-to-peer car rental startup, has seen an uptick in electric vehicle use for summer road trips. The platform's "electric" filter saw a 139% increase in use during listing searches, according to Turo's Chief Data Officer, Albert Mangahas who confirmed Turo guests made summer bookings in 2,700 different cities and towns for travel between June 1 and…

Tourism

Grand Canyon National Park Will Use $27.5 Million to Electrify Bus Shuttles

The Grand Canyon — one of America's most popular parks — will replace its current fleet and introduce 30 new buses.

Grand Canyon National Park Will Use $27.5 Million to Electrify Bus Shuttles