Lyft, maybe in Austin, TX

Without Uber and Lyft, More People Own Cars

For a little while, Uber and Lyft operated as happily in Austin, Texas, as they did anywhere else, with their own driver background checks in place. But voters wanted more — they wanted drivers to be fingerprinted. The ride hailing companies balked, and a measure was put on the ballot to let them keep their…

Chrysler and Kango

Chrysler and Kango Sitting in a Tree…

Kango is a notable car-hailing service because it provides rides and childcare for kids. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan is notable because it’s the first hybrid minivan. Consider it extra-notable then, that the two are pairing up to make magic together (if by magic, you mean providing new minivans to give rides to kids in).…

Milo at work

Give Autonomous Vehicles a Try in Texas

The next time you go to a Texas Rangers game in Arlington, Texas, make sure to say hi to your Milo, your adorable new robot overlord. First Transit is deploying two autonomous shuttles to take passengers to Globe Life Park, where the Rangers play, and AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, from the vast…

Hyperloop: Should You Believe the Hype?

Short answer: It’s a solid maybe. Long answer: Last week, Hyperloop One, Los-Angeles-based company, ran its first test of its aluminum and carbon fiber passenger pod inside an 11-foot-tall concrete tube in Nevada. Using only electric propulsion, the 28-foot-long pod reached 192 mph in 5 seconds. 192 mph in 5 seconds. The pod starts out…

Fiat 500e

10 Least Expensive EVs to Insure

Mercury Insurance put together a list of the ten least expensive electric vehicles to insure, which doesn’t seem that momentous, but it is. Keep in mind that in 2011, there were four EVs on the market. Four. Total. The fact that in 2017, anyone can put together a top ten list of EVs and not include every…

Kia Niro by KHG

“Alexa, Buy Me a Car”

Okay, it’s not as easy as that. But Kia has released the Niro skill for Amazon Alexa, which gives you access to information about the new Kia Niro crossover vehicle. It will also check inventory at local dealerships to make buying a new Niro that much easier. Or at least that much more voice activated,…

Chrysler Pacific hybrid

Diesel Is Dead and Gasoline Is a Goner

If you feel like you’ve got another 20 years or so of life left in you, first of all, that’s great! We’re glad to have you around. But second, it means that you will likely buy an electric car at some point. That’s because the United Kingdom today followed France’s lead in banning the sale…