Blue Indy got its official start today, launching an all-electric ride sharing service in downtown Indianapolis- but do they have all their ducks in a row?
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MPG Car Rental in Los Angeles now rents the Tesla Model S for $375 per day, far more affordable than buying the $70,000 electric supercar.
The new Chevy Spark EV is powerful, quick, and incredibly efficient – and, now, you can try it out for yourself without a huge commitment, thanks to Hertz.
Toyota’s pie-in-the-sky EV concept from this year’s Geneva show was hailed by the company as a production-ready concept, leading to a number of sarcastic nods and knowing “Yeah, right.” comments from the motoring press. Here we are, just a few months later, and reports are starting to surface that Toyota has begun production of their […]
The electric Scion iQ is – finally! – roaming the streets of Pleasanton, California. After a long wait and several false starts, 30 of the tiny electric Scions assigned to the Dash program will be positioned at 15 sites, with two vehicles available for pick-up/drop-off at each location. Believe me on this one, I’m more […]
There are two like, a block-and-a-half apart on Damen as of last weekend, and I just spotted another Divvy bike rental kiosk going up in Oak Park. Where there was nothing six months ago, there are now dozens of these things, and commuters on Divvy bikes are becoming a commonplace thing in Chicago.
Pro Golfer Bubba Watson wants to put you behind a different kind of “green vehicle” – his go-anywhere, ride-over-damn-near-anything BW1 Hovercraft … and, trust me, you want one.
The “Psycho Racers” line of chopped bikes described by its creator as a “development of a custom motorcycle family for the Central America market using the base of the Suzuki GN”, which was inspired by early dirt-trackers and choppers that its makers claim were “beautiful machines with character, style and soul.”
Simply put, Mu lets you rent a bicycle, a scooter for cross-town visits, a car for longer trips, or a large van for moving – all for a (relatively) low monthly fee. Mu is, in other words, sort of like a car-sharing service and sort of like an EV service, but with the added flexibility of an electric bike rental or scooter rental … all in one.
Gas2 readers may remember the electric mopeds for rent outside train stations in Japan. The phenomenon seems to be spreading – now Tajimi Citi in Gifu Prefecture has launched an initiative to spread awareness of electric vehicles among its populace. The same electric mopeds – the Yamaha EC 03 – will be available for rent in front of the Kokokei JR Station, starting in December.
Gabriel Wartofsky hopes his pedal-assist electric folder will help reveal what he calls “the hidden magic” of commuting by bicycle to the American public … and, after two years of trying, it seems like his innovative design is finally ready for prime-time production. The pre-production prototype of Wartofsky’s e-bike (below) remains true to the original […]
A Japanese food delivery service for the elderly could not find an electric vehicle that suited their needs…so they built their own electric scooter and called it the “E-Pick1.” With 200 already on roads and another 800 expected soon, this food service-turned-scooter-company is already seeing a rise in interest in its electric scooters.
Electric cars are in demand, and right now getting into one could prove a bit problematic. But an Internet startup/car rental service is working with Tesla to offer rentals of its $101,000 roadster for just $25 a day.
With so many electric cars hitting the market in the next five years, choosing the right one could be difficult for the indecisive buyer. Many electric car buyers may not currently own a car at all, and others might be looking for a short range second car to get them to and from work. Yet […]
I’ve always thought a great initial market for EVs would be in rental car fleets. Although a large number of early adopters will take up the EV reigns next year, the rest of the planet is set to kind of just sit back and watch. Yet there are always the watchers that really want to […]
In many past discussions about EVs, one of the biggest concerns I hear is “What if I live in an apartment or some other rental unit and I want an EV? How do I charge it?” The only response I’ve been able to come up with so far is that, clearly, this first (actually, second, […]
Truth be told, I’ve never had a rental car experience. But for frequent flyers, tourists, and those who just don’t own cars, rental cars offer a bit of personal mobility for a price. Avis is one of the largest rental car companies in the world with operations in North and South America, Australia, and many other […]