Why Thieves Prefer Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade, a top pick of the rich and famous ranging from Hollywood celebrities to Wall Street executives, is also the favorite choice of thieves.

The luxury SUV, which starts at more than $63,000, is the most likely vehicle to be targeted by crooks, according to a new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute.

The study, based on insurance claims made for model year 2008 through 2010 vehicles, showed that the Escalade is six times more likely to be hit by thieves than the average vehicle, and its overall theft losses are more than 10 times as large.

The rankings are based on vehicles that were stolen, had parts such as stereo systems taken or had other property inside the car snatched.

Matt Moore, a vice president at the institute, says the Escalade gets hit more often because “It’s so wildly popular as far as pop culture goes. Watching the TV you

... read more at: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2011/08/26/212468.htm

JJ Redick Tells Story Of Finding Caged Woman In Back Of NYC Taxi

“So the car is like facing … sort of perpendicular to us. And I’m like, ‘Sir, I think there’s a person in your backseat.’

“And so he lifts the blanket up, but like towards the window, so that the blanket is facing up, so we couldn’t see cause we were on the sidewalk—perpendicular to the car, not behind the car. And he’s like ‘No, there’s nothing in here. There’s nothing in here.’ And he closes the blanket back, and then he closes the trunk.

“And as he’s like walking around to the front seat, a head pops up. [Bamba starts to laugh.]

“It’s the—no, this is not funny. There’s a back of a female’s head. She’s got blond hair, there’s a ponytail, and based on the size of the box or cage that this person is in, it’s like either, like a very small human, or a child. And I’m like, ‘We all

... read more at: https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/jj-redick-tells-story-of-finding-caged-woman-in-back-of-nyc-taxi-news.57544.html

Carsharing & On-Demand Taxis Transforming Transport, & Can Now Be Combined

Autonomous Vehicles

Published on July 4th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan


July 4th, 2017 by  

The modern landscape of transit is rapidly shifting. Expanding mobility services are changing the market. It is a swift 8 years since Uber was founded and 5 since Lyft began. Now, tapping up an Uber is as common as hailing a taxi for many people, or more common than getting a taxi ever was for them. One can arrange an Uber in the US and worldwide — Rome, Wroclaw, Oslo — seemingly any city. In fact, I once had a person arrange an Uber for his wife at a Florida airport from an app in London, England.

Due to issues with availability and convenience, people are

... read more at: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/07/04/carsharing-ridesharing-expanding-mobility-services-take-hold/

Many Uber & Lyft Riders Shedding Their Own Cars

Autonomous Vehicles

Published on June 5th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan


June 5th, 2017 by  

If you’ve traveled much, it is easy to appreciate the convenience of tapping up an app for an Uber or Lyft, jumping in the ride, and getting rather easily to your destination. As well as travelers, urbanites are often pedestrians who combine metro, subway, and on-demand taxi services such as Uber and Lyft as a way of life.

With the added measure of services such as Lyft and Uber, a small percentage of drivers have been deciding to graduate beyond car payments, to stop leasing or owning cars. They have chosen to do away with parking headaches and car insurance payments.

Paul Henderson reports, “Nearly a quarter

... read more at: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/06/05/many-uber-lyft-riders-shedding-cars/

Electric Vespa! Production Finally Beginning

Clean Transport

Published on September 1st, 2018 | by Jo Borrás


September 1st, 2018 by  

Originally published on Gas2.


The electric Vespa first broke cover at the 2016 EICMA show, with plans to begin production in 2018. Well, it’s 2018, and Vespa’s parent company, Piaggio, has been true to its word. Meet the new-for-2019 Vespa Elettrica, set to begin production this month!

Pricing hasn’t been specified, but remember that this is the same

... read more at: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/09/01/electric-vespa-production-finally-beginning/

Gogoro Adds Gogoro 2 & Gogoro 2 Plus Electric Smart Scooters To The Family

Air Quality

Published on May 30th, 2017 | by Kyle Field


May 30th, 2017 by  

Smart electric scooter company Gogoro has announced two additions to its product lineup: the Gogoro 2 and the Gogoro 2 Plus.

We first covered Gogoro here on CleanTechnica over 2 years ago when it announced that its first scooter would not be able to plug in for a charge (more on that later). More recently, Gogoro was chosen for the COUP eScooter sharing service expansion in Paris after a successful launch of COUP in Berlin last year. The adoptions of hundreds of Gogoro eScooters by COUP speaks to their effectiveness in the scooter sharing platform as well as the ease of use for riders.


Lyft vs Uber — What Are The Differences For Drivers? (Part 2: $$$ + Electric Range Issues & Support)


Published on February 10th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan


February 10th, 2017 by  

Editor’s Note: Cynthia has just begun driving for Lyft and has been driving for Uber for 5 months. She is writing a series of articles about the difference — with links to all of them at the bottom of each article. None of the articles are comprehensive, of course, but hopefully the overall comparison from the series will be one of the most comprehensive comparisons out there.

I am a part-time driver for Uber and Lyft and rather new to both. I’m also not a normal driver since I drive an all-electric Nissan LEAF that gets 85 to 100 miles on a full charge around town. Information I provide here may not be 100% in line

... read more at: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/02/10/lyft-vs-uber-differences-drivers-part-2-electric-range-issues-support/

TRIPL: A Funky Urban Electric Scooter … With Cargo

Bicycles TRIPL Urban Cargo e-scooter

Published on March 24th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart


March 24th, 2018 by  

Electric bicycles and electric scooters with some pretty fun and even outrageous designs have been spun out there, and today’s pick of the litter is no exception. The TRIPL Urban Cargo funky e-scooter blends the lines, offering cargo space elegantly.

TRIPL Urban Cargo e-scooter

E-Scooters With Cargo Space

TRIPL Urban Cargo e-scooterWhen it comes to e-scooters, we pretty much cover it all, including a test ride this month of the iZip e3Dash (stay tuned for that). So far, GenZe has been the only to have designed its original e-101 and now its

... read more at: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/24/tripl-urban-cargo-funky-electric-scooter-cargo/