Lyft Offers Scheduled Rider Pickups, A First In The "Ridesharing" Industry

Consumer Technology

Published on May 27th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

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The experience of going online as a driver for Uber or Lyft used to be about the same. Drivers sign on and sit and wait for rider requests to ping into the system. Drivers of on-demand taxi services are going to gravitate to Lyft rather than Uber more after this weekend, though. A new Lyft feature provides Lyft drivers with the option of picking up a planned rider request, agreeing to do so even days in advance.

Accepting rider requests days or hours beforehand is an immense change and a big plus for drivers. Additionally, the entire experience is unheard of until now

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GenZe E-Scooter Partners With Postmates

Clean Transport

Published on July 18th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

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It’s not every day we hear of two companies offering a perfect marriage between a product and a service. In this case, though, we have an electric mobility platform with a highly praised electric scooter (e-scooter) and a delivery service solution that are together wrapped up as one. GenZe and its e-scooter have just partnered with Postmate’s zero-emission transportation solutions for New York City and San Francisco.

Who Is GenZe?

You might have heard or seen the name GenZe. If not, you ought to know that the company started the $1,500

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Backpage CEO Pleads Guilty, Will Testify Against Others

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The chief executive of Backpage pleaded guilty to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the website that authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide “online brothel,” authorities said.

“For far too long, Backpage.com existed as the dominant marketplace for illicit commercial sex, a place where sex traffickers frequently advertised children and adults alike,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “But this illegality stops right now.”

Backpage brought in a half-billion dollars since it began in 2004, mostly though prominent risque advertising for escorts and massages, among other services and some goods for sale, according to federal prosecutors. Authorities allege the site was often used to traffic underage victims, while company officials said they tried to scrub the site of such ads.

Read Also: Sex Workers Warn Of Danger After Feds Shut Down

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Stigo Gets Bronze At The 2017 Spark Design Awards

Clean Transport Stigo Gets Bronze Spark Design Awards

Published on December 4th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

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Stigo, the fastest folding electric vehicle, wins a bronze medal at the 2017 Spark Design Awards for its cool electric scooter (e-scooter).

Stigo Gets Bronze Spark Design Award For Its E-Scooter

Stigo Gets Bronze Spark Design AwardsStigo is not sitting idly on its seat with its last mile e-scooter solution. The company received a bronze award in Transport Design in the Spark Awards. The Spark Design Awards is highly coveted, as it is the only independent design awards program judged live and annually by new juries from the profession and related industries.

If you haven’t read

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Electric Scooter From Vespa Due In Showrooms In 2018

Clean Transport

Published on November 11th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

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This story about the Vespa electric scooter was first published by Gas2.

Vespa told us last year at this time that it was working on an electric scooter. This year, the company brought its electric offering — the Vespa Elettrica — to the Milan Motorcycle Show, where it revealed lots of details about its latest zero-emissions scooter except for the price. The Vespa Elettrica will be available sometime next year, but the company has not said exactly when.

Vespa Elettrica electric scooter

Piaggio, the parent company of Vespa, tells The Verge its electric scooter will have a

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RE100 Adds 7 New Members, Including First Latin American & Turkish Companies

Clean Power

Published on September 26th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

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Global 100% renewable electricity initiative RE100 announced this week at Climate Week NYC the addition of seven new members, bringing the total number of companies up to 152, and introducing the first companies from Latin America and Turkey.

With Climate Week NYC underway in New York City (September 24 to 30) it’s only ever a matter of time before the big announcements begin rolling out for initiatives and organizations attending. RE100 — the global initiative for businesses committed to 100% electricity formed by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) — is no

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Pedro Arrais review: Escalade will indulge your inner celebrity

Although I wasn’t hounded by paparazzi and nobody asked for my autograph during my test drive of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, it’s easy to see why it is the ride of choice for the rich and famous.

As one of the larger SUVs on the market, the Escalade is a hard vehicle to miss. The styling is also instantly recognizable, despite the 2015 model being the fourth generation of the model.

The iconic look isn’t subtle either, it speaks of the pinnacle of the Cadillac line, with a sticker price to match.

Speaking of list price, our tester, a Premium model has a manufacturer’s suggested list price of $91,945 — and it isn’t the top of the line.

The Escalade comes in three other trim models, Standard, Luxury and Platinum, with prices running between $81,345 to $100,785.

Suppose you can write a cheque for the jewel of the crown

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