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World’s largest commercial EV project unveiled in the UK

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‘Optimise Prime’ project takes 3,000 electric vehicles to the road to test the impacts of EV transition The world’s biggest trial of commercial electric vehicles (EVs), ‘Optimise Prime’, has been given the green light by Great Britain energy regulator Ofgem, bringing together leading power, technology, fleet and transport companies to test …

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Toyota and Uber extend collaboration to automated vehicle technologies

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi shaking hands with Toyota executive vice-president Shigeki Tomoyama

The collaboration will see Toyota invest US$500 million in Uber Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale. To accomplish this, technology from each company will be …

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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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Uber starts UberÉLECTRIQUE in Canada

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Uber teams up with AVÉQ and EMC in support of electrification in ridesharing Uber Canada has launched the UberÉLECTRIQUE programme in Montreal in partnership with l’Association des véhicules électriques du Québec (AVEQ) and Electric Mobility Canada (EMC). At present, there are 100 EV driver-partners on the Uber platform. Uber and …

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Uber to bring bike-sharing service JUMP to Europe

Uber JUMP bike

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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Superpedestrian to make e-bicycle ride sharing safer and more effective

Superpedestrian's e-bike technology

Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel is to introduce new technology developed using user data gathered Superpedestrian’s Copenhagen Wheel has been gathering data from the miles travelled by its users to develop new services and technologies. This data will be used to make the user experience safer and more effective, according to the developer’s …

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Pipistrel presents eVTOL concept

Pipistrel's eVTOL concept

Uber Elevate partner Pipistrel has unveiled its eVTOL concept Slovenian light aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel has unveiled an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) concept. Their new design will be able to carry two-to-six passengers at a time for small-scale family transport. The aircraft-style vehicle utilises dedicated propulsion systems for both …

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