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Electric Car Makers Have Finally Formed A Lobbying Group

Lobbying groups are a mainstay in American politics, designed to influence lawmakers to vote in their favor. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’re here to stay—and electric vehicle manufacturers like Tesla, Rivian, Lucid Motors, and Uber have joined forces to form Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), a lobbying…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Uber And Lyft Spent Millions To ‘Delay The Inevitable’

As the dust refuses to settle on the national election, we do have at least one clear result: California voted yes on Prop 22. That yes vote means that gig workers have lost in what has a typically confusing but extraordinarily expensive (the most expensive in history!) ballot measure. All that and more in The […]

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Uber Is Here To Remind You That Autonomous Vehicles Aren’t Even Close

Uber, like its competitors Waymo, Zoox, Cruise and others, has been trying and failing to get autonomous cars up and running for years now. The business opportunity — no more of that having-to-employ-drivers nonsense — is obvious, but it’s funny how everyone in the self-driving business seems to have stopped talking…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Uber Is Here To Remind You That Autonomous Vehicles Aren’t Even Close

Uber, like its competitors Waymo, Zoox, Cruise and others, has been trying and failing to get autonomous cars up and running for years now. The business opportunity — no more of that having-to-employ-drivers nonsense — is obvious, but it’s funny how everyone in the self-driving business seems to have stopped talking…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Idiot Investors Plead For Uber To Re-Invest In Its Deadly Self-Driving Cars

If you’ve followed the story of Uber over the past few years, you’d be entitled to wonder what kind of person invests in a company like that? New evidence suggests: a moron. All that and more in The Morning Shift for September 21, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Idiot Investors Plead For Uber To Re-Invest In Its Deadly Self-Driving Cars

If you’ve followed the story of Uber over the past few years, you’d be entitled to wonder what kind of person invests in a company like that? New evidence suggests: a moron. All that and more in The Morning Shift for September 21, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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EV Subsidies Work

There are a few constants in the car world: Everyone buys trucks when gas gets cheap, everyone buys compacts when it’s expensive, and everyone always complains new BMWs have lost their edge. Not included in that list are EV subsidies, which are as fickle as they come. But they do work. All that and more […]

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Uber And Lyft’s Threat To Go Nuclear In California Worked At The Last Minute

Faced with the haunting prospect of treating their drivers like human beings, Uber and Lyft threatened to cut them all off in California and pull its operations entirely. At the last minute, the state gave in. All that and more in The Morning Shift for August 21, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Lyft Really Did It

Lyft announced Thursday its ceasing operations in California, yanking the rug out from under its riders and drivers in the region.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Nokia Could Stop Mercedes From Selling Cars In Germany: Lawsuit

Nokia could brick Mercedes-Benz production in Germany if it wants to, GM’s China sales slip for first time in practically ever, and Uber is exploring new means of labor exploitation in California. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, August 19, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Uber and Lyft Lose Bid to Keep Exploiting Their Drivers for Just a Little Bit Longer

On Thursday, a California judge denied motions by Uber and Lyft to delay a previous injunction ordering the ridesharing companies to reclassify their contractors as full-time employees. That ruling goes into effect on August 20, to which the companies had requested a 10-day extension in order to attempt an appeal. Read more…

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The Ford Bronco Is Waging An Accessory War On Jeep Wrangler

The Ford Bronco is trying to compete with Jeep Wrangler on accessories, a Volkswagen employee was found dead in a burned-out car, and airlines are withholding billions in refunds. All that and more in The Morning Shift for August 13, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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