smart EQ fortwo

Smart Cars Get Smarter

If you thought smart cars were weird little things, well, they’re about to get weirder. Or cooler, depending on your point of view. But they’ll still be little things. This concept from Mercedes-Benz (owner of smart and car sharing service car2go) is called the smart EQ fortwo. It’s been designed for a fully autonomous, shared,…

car2go in Portland

Why It’s Hard to Share EVs

I recently met with Ken Hills, the manager of the Portland car2go office, for an informal interview about sharing electric vehicles. Because it was so informal and informational, I didn’t even have my trusty Rhodia reporter’s notebook out (orange No 13, for fellow Rhodia addicts). But here’s what I learned: sharing electric vehicles is pretty…