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Lime receives investment from Uber and Alphabet

Lime co-founders Toby Sun and Brad Bao

Lime is now valued at US$1.1 billion Electric bike- and scooter-sharing service Lime has received US$335 million in investments from a number of companies including Uber and Google’s parents Alphabet. “The new funds will give us the ability to expand our operations globally, develop new technologies and products for consumers …

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UK to push home and street charging

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The UK has published its ‘Road to Zero’ policy paper The UK government has unveiled plans for new homes in suburban England to come with electric vehicle charging points. The plans would also require new street lights to come with charge points as well. The new initiatives were announced by UK …

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Charging ahead

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Research consultancy Delta-ee talks to ElecTrans about the future of the UK’s EV charging network Charging infrastructure will be a crucial factor in determining electric vehicle adoption. Anyone looking to buy an EV will want fast, easy to access and safe charging points, something to rival the immense network of …

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Uber to bring bike-sharing service JUMP to Europe

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Uber wants to diversify away from its controversial taxi business, but is bike-sharing just another battlefield? Ride-hailing company Uber is bringing its JUMP electric bicycle sharing service to Europe. Uber has had an uneasy relationship with Europe, having official or semi-official bans across a number of cities, which have seen …

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