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Via and Mobike have partnered to launch the first multi-modal transportation bundle, ViaPass, which will include both ride-share and­ bike-share in one subscription. LINK

VW’s Electrify America teams up with >100 major retail incl. Walmart and Target, convenience & refueling locations in US to install 2000 ultra-fast chargers LINK

The Better Business Bureau recently gave Tesla an F for how it handles customer complaints, but none of that matters when this generation’s Ford, Hughes, Jobs and Disney all rolled into one says Tesla is the ‘funnest car’. Seems Kanye has also volunteered to go to Mars for SpaceXLINK

FlixBus conquered Europe. Now it’s coming to America. Plans to roll out across the Southwest this summer. Greyhound not worried saying, “This isn’t our first rodeo.” LINK

Greyhound bus accidentally drives 114 miles in wrong direction. LINK

Empty nesters and retirees abandon RVs for the freedom and mobility of converted high-end vans LINK

Didi Chuxing

  • Robo-Taxis Are The Future Of Transportation — And China’s DiDi Is Racing To Get There First. LINK
  • Softbank has spread its ride-hailing bets and Didi looks like an early win LINK
  • China’s Didi launches its ride-hailing service in MexicoLINK
  • Didi hits accelerator on talks for IPO. A multibillion-dollar offering could happen as soon as this year. LINK

Savari raises $12M to connect cars to stoplights, phones, each other LINK

Meanwhile in Portlandia, 200 new ‘smart’ streetlights to collect data LINK

Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car. New service in collaboration with GM and Volvo will launch in 37 cities in the US LINK

Alibaba Gets its Smart Assistant Into Chinese MercedesAudis LINK

? Gotham

  • NYC celebrates EarthDay by offering free rides throughout its bike-share system. LINK
  •  NYC Mayor Tweets …. “Central Park goes car free in June. 24/7, 365 days a year — because parks are for people, not cars.” LINK
  • NYC MTA will be testing a double-decker express bus on a Staten Island route starting this spring. Another step the MTA will be taking to enhance the bus fleet is using zero-emission, all-electric buses. LINK
  • Taxi companies owned by Michael Cohen … of D. Trump Stormy D pay off fame … just got hit with nearly $80,000 in new claims for unpaid taxes, according to records filed in New York  LINK

Electric buses are hurting the Oil Industry.  About 279,000 barrels a day of fuel won’t be needed this year. China adds a London-sized electric bus fleet every five weeks. LINK

Electric Ford GoBikes are officially here. LINK

Lyft rides are now carbon-neutral. The ride-hailing Co. is purchasing credits to offset emissions for 50 million rides per month, including yours LINK

Ride-Sharing App Careem Banned in Jordan. The Dubai-based company must obtain relevant licences in order to operate again in the kingdom, after several lawsuits were filed on behalf of taxi drivers hit hard by the service. LINK

Could Self driving Bulldozers (track loader) help build more houses? LINK

David Beckham shares a bizarre video showing six-year-old daughter driving on one of California’s longest driveways LINK

Anthony Barba

As the founder of mobility as a marketing consultancy pumpkin, Anthony helps brands utilize transportation to increase their competitive advantage & create new revenue streams. once gave TEDx talk on how the rise of the mafia in las vegas is connected to the future of mobility … then walked off stage to buy his daughter a Spider-Man action figure next door.

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