Electric SUV and truck from Bollinger for off-road trips

Bollinger B1 electric SUV

Bollinger is a legendary French champagne brand that people have enjoyed for almost 200 years. Now, it is also a brand new electric vehicle after U.S. based Bollinger Motors introduced two cars, B2 pickup truck and B1 SUV. Both are electric, designed for dirt roads and off road conditions.

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Segway-Ninebot electric scooter can return to the home base autonomously

Segway-Ninebot Kickscooter T60 self-driving

In many cities, small electric scooters can be rented for short trips for a little money. The scooters provide easy and relatively fast transportation for locals and tourists, but the downside is that scooters are left in parks, streets, doorways, and other places where they do not belong. Segway-Ninebot has developed an electric scooter that can return to its base after a ride has ended.

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Found! The shittiest Airbnb tourist apartment for a price of a very nice hotel room

airbnb container rental in Amsterdam. photo by AT5
One of the containers taken away in Amsterdam. Photo by AT5.

Here is a sad case that represents the wonders and ugliness of the sharing economy, like Airbnb. An Airbnb host in Amsterdam, Holland dropped two cargo containers on pavements of the city, published them as tourist apartments at Airbnb, and waited for bookings to come in. The first guests who arrived in one of the containers in early May 2019, instantly turned away when they realized a dirty bare-bones cargo container on the street side would be their home away from home for the next night.

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A major German grocery store is building an electric car charging network for shoppers

Lidl electric car charging point at car park in Germany

Good news for drivers who are planning a road trip in Central Europe in an electric car in 2020. One of Europe’s largest grocery store chains Lidl is installing e-car charging points at car parks of its 400 stores in Germany. The big installation project has already started, but it takes a year to complete. All 400 charging stations will be available for Lidl shoppers by March 2020.

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Convert a van into a campervan in 5 minutes

Plugvan campervan module

A German entrepreneur has created an innovative product, Plugvan, that can turn an empty cargo van into a campervan in five minutes. Plugvan is a smallish container that includes the essentials of what makes a van a place to stay and travel. The container can be loaded on a van and unloaded relatively easily.

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One person campervan Fiat Flexcamper is a miracle in space usage

Fiat Fiorino mini van

Bigger is not always better on road trips and camping breaks conducted in campervans. Of course, there must be beds for all passengers and storage space for the essential gear, but a large campervan can’t go to the same places where small and light van can. German company Flexcamper has the ultimate solution for people looking for a really compact campervan: a fully equipped van for one person.

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Electric car VW I.D. to compete with VW Golf in stores in 2020

VW I.D., an electric car from Volkswagen

The VW Golf is an iconic, hugely successful car in Volkswagen’s product range, but it will have an in-house competitor in 2020. Then, the all-electric, all-new VW I.D. is planned to be available. The VW ID is the same size as the Golf, and it is in the same price range, but has the advantages of an electric vehicle. Let’s take a look at early test rides on the VW ID if it really can compete with Golf.

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The first self-driving taxis are on the road in Phoenix, USA

Waymo One driverless taxi

Waymo, a Google Alphabet company, is one of the pioneers of autonomous driving technology. On December 5th, 2018, the company started a taxi service called Waymo One in Phoenix, Arizona that is completely operated by computers. The taxis are driverless. Well, almost, because a supervisor is sitting on the driver’s seat, ready to take control if required. Eventually, Waymo taxis are planned to drive without a human supervisor on board.

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A European automaker is marketing electric scooters with its own car brand

Seat / Segway electric scooter, folded

Electric scooters have been a hot topic through the year 2018. It is a new, pollution-free transportation method that can solve the problem of traveling from a car park, train station or bus stop to a place that is a kilometer or two (or a mile) away. A number of startup businesses saw the opportunity in scooter rental, but they also made it a problem by allowing customers to park the vehicles anywhere. Spanish automaker Seat believes Europe needs a Seat electric scooter – in addition to the car, of course.

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