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Demand for scooters trebles as Brits look to avoid public transport

Demand for scooters trebles as Brits look to avoid public transport

Credit: Icons 8, Wallpaper Fame - Edited As coronavirus lockdown measures lift, commuters in the UK are shunning public transport in favor of personal options like sit-on scooters and mopeds. According to figures from online vehicle marketplace, AutoTrader, inquiries for mopeds and scooters in the first week of June were three times what they were…
These 29 EVs all exceeded their advertised ranges — which is pretty awesome

These 29 EVs all exceeded their advertised ranges — which is...

One of the biggest concerns for new electric vehicle buyers is how far they can drive on one charge of the battery. Manufacturers quote estimated “real-world” ranges, but these aren’t always accurate. As it turns out, some manufacturers underestimate what their vehicles are capable of. According to a road test carried out by Norwegian motoring…
Podcast: How banks detect money laundering

Podcast: How banks detect money laundering

Almost nine months ago, we published episode one of the first-ever TNW podcast, Forensic Finance. This podcast, created along with Dutch bank ABN Amro, is an exploration into how banks can help solve global issues. The inaugural episode discussed how analyzing bank data can help human trafficking victims, who are believed to number 40 million around the world.…
Your guide to electric vehicle charging: what the hell is CCS?

Your guide to electric vehicle charging: what the hell is CCS?

Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice to help you navigate the changing world of electric vehicles and mobility tech. Charging an electric vehicle can appear confusing at first, but in reality, it’s not that difficult once you start to get your head around the terminology. We’ve already taken a look…
Watch: Unboxing a $1,000 mail order electric car from China

Watch: Unboxing a $1,000 mail order electric car from China

China makes and consumes more electric vehicles than any other nation in the world. It just so happens to make some of the most bizarre ones too. The good folks over at Jalopnik, an online motoring magazine, have given us a look behind the curtain with one of their latest videos. In it, they unbox…
Germany orders all fuel stations to provide electric charging points

Germany orders all fuel stations to provide electric charging points

Germany is not just boosting subsidies to improve public interest in electric vehicles, it’s also pushing infrastructure improvements too. Last night, Reuters reports that the German government has asked all petrol and diesel filling stations to also offer electric vehicle charging. The move comes as part of the country’s €130 billion ($146 billion) economics recovery…
Germany to give citizens up to $10K towards a new electric car — doubling its subsidy

Germany to give citizens up to $10K towards a new electric...

As other countries cut subsidies for battery electric vehicles (BEV), Germany is doubling down. As highlighted in a tweet from European automotive market analyst, Matthias Schmidt, Germany is literally doubling its stimulus payments for buyers of electric vehicles. In short, new EV buyers could receive up to €9,000 ($10,000) towards purchase of a new BEV.…
Autonowashing and the dangers of putting too much trust in ‘self-driving’ cars

Autonowashing and the dangers of putting too much trust in ‘self-driving’...

The first truly autonomous self-driving car will no doubt be one of the most historic technical achievements of our generation, but it seems we’re still a long way off because contemporary technology doesn’t yet fulfill the promise of keeping use safe 100% of the time. However, this isn’t stopping some automakers from talking as if…
Polestar plugs into pan-European charging network to make EV road trips easier

Polestar plugs into pan-European charging network to make EV road trips...

Credit: Polestar - Edited Taking a road trip in an electric vehicle can be a daunting prospect when it comes to planning where you’ll charge up. It’s even more challenging when you cross borders and have to charge your EV in a foreign country, but Polestar has a plan to make it easier. According to…
This German town replicated itself in VR to keep its tourism alive

This German town replicated itself in VR to keep its tourism...

This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. Tourists may soon be able to explore the…

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