Future cars In the Walking Capitals of the , Drivers Still Rule the Road

By international standards, London is a fairly walkable city. In 2018, one of every four trips was made primarily by foot. And the city is aiming for even more, with aggressive plans to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists in order to decrease traffic and emissions―and the added benefit of keeping Londoners healthy during lockdown.…

Future cars Jeremy Conrad left his own VC firm to start a company, and investors like what he’s building

When this editor first met Jeremy Conrad, it was in 2014 in San Francisco, at the 8,000-square-foot former fish factory that was home to Lemnos, the hardware-focused venture firm Conrad co-founded three years earlier. Conrad — who’d studied mechanical engineering at MIT — was excited in that moment about investing in hardware startups, having just…

Future cars The UK made just 197 cars last month, a drop of 99.7% as coronavirus tanks factory output

Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images The UK produced only 197 cars in April, 99.7% lower than its output in April 2019, with production almost entirely stopped by coronavirus, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said on Friday.  In the same month last year, the UK made over 70,000 cars. Year-to-date production also fell 27.6% compared to…

Future cars The UK made just 197 cars last month, a drop of 99.7% as coronavirus tanks factory output

Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images The UK produced only 197 cars in April, 99.7% lower than its output in April 2019, with production almost entirely stopped by coronavirus, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said on Friday.  In the same month last year, the UK made over 70,000 cars. Year-to-date production also fell 27.6% compared to…

Future cars 6 leading mobility VCs discuss the road ahead

Millions of consumers sheltering in place to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus sent shockwaves through the global economy. Transportation-related companies were not spared in the upheaval. Mobility startups consolidated, pulled back from some markets and reduced headcount. And yet, the industry — and the VCs who invest in it — is still rolling…

Future cars Tropical Storm Bertha Hits South Carolina Coast Before Official Start of Atlantic Hurricane Season

(Miami) — Tropical Storm Bertha made landfall on South Carolina’s coast Wednesday morning shortly after it formed, becoming the second named storm before the official start of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. A tropical storm warning was issued for South Carolina’s coast and the storm was expected to bring heavy rainfall, the U.S. National Hurricane…

Future cars Elon Musk’s SpaceX Space Suits Sure Are Something

Photo: NASA/Kim Shiflett (Flickr)Dead DropOur Slack is an ever-growing recycling bin of abandoned links. News, memes, photos, quotes, and brain-poisoned bacchanalia must all be wiped from our memories so we can blog tomorrow—but before we do that, we’re forwarding the best of it to you! Welcome to Dead Drop.Elon Musk was set to launch humans…

Future cars Rental cars may be about to flood the used car market as companies like Hertz go bankrupt. Here’s why they’re a great value for shoppers.

The rental-car giant Hertz recently filed for bankruptcy, which means that there might soon be a bunch of used rental cars available.Contrary to popular belief, a used rental car can be a smart purchase.Rental companies typically maintain their cars well, and they can be bought at no-haggle prices for thousands less than a comparable used…

Future cars Exclusive: Volkswagen in final talks to seal biggest M&A deals in China EV sector

HONG KONG/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) is in final talks to seal its largest investment deals with Chinese electric vehicle (EV) firms, two sources said, as the German automaker accelerates its push into the World’s largest market for environmentally friendlier cars. FILE PHOTO: The logo of German car maker Volkswagen is seen on a…