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German Startup Testing Solar Car That Charges As You Drive

9 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Electric cars are increasingly becoming popular as they get cheaper and the range they can provide increases. It's important to make sure that you have ample charge before you set out. That's because you could be left stranded on the side of the road if there are no charging locations along the way to your destination. Solar cars can help with this and a startup based in Munich is now testing a car that's capable of charging as you drive.
Founded in 2016, Sono Motors has been testing the final developing of the charging system of its Sion car. It's an all-electric solar car that's capable...
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Lyft Drivers Without Cars Can Get Rentals From Avis

9 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Want to drive for Lyft but don't own a car? The ride-sharing company has come up with a solution. It has inked a deal with the Avis Budget Group to offer car rentals to aspiring drivers who don't have their own cars. This deal will result in “thousands” of cars being offered to drivers through Lyft's Express Drive program in North America.
For this to actually work, the rentals have to be priced as such that drivers can make enough money to not only pay off the rental but also pocket some themselves. The press release doesn't mention any terms or rates, though. This multi-year deal between...
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