Electric bicycles now outselling electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the US

Electric bicycles now outselling electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the US

Electric bicycle sales have been on a skyward trajectory since early in the pandemic, and new numbers show they are selling more units than electric cars and plug-in hybrids combined. Those figures recently released by the Light Electric Vehicle Association trade group help bolster the case for personal electric vehicles as alternatives to larger cars …

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Cazoo to Acquire Leading Italian Online Car Retailer, brumbrum

Cazoo to Acquire Leading Italian Online Car Retailer, brumbrum

LONDON & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cazoo (NYSE: CZOO), Europe’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying and selling a car as simple and seamless as ordering any other product online, today announced that it has agreed to acquire brumbrum, Italy’s leading digital car retailer and subscription platform. Founded in 2016, brumbrum is based in Milan and …

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Baidu’s electric car brand Jidu closes $400M Series A round – TechCrunch

Baidu’s electric car brand Jidu closes $400M Series A round – TechCrunch

Once an industry with long development cycles, the automotive space is being upended by China’s tech giants. One can hardly keep up with all the new electric vehicle brands that come out of the country nowadays. Jidu, an electric carmaking company founded by Baidu and its Chinese auto partner Geely only a year ago, said …

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Law commission outlines legal proposals for self-driving cars

Law commissions outline legal proposals for self-driving cars

The person in the driving seat of a self-driven car would be known as a ‘user-in-charge’ under the terms of the proposed rules. Thus, they cannot be prosecuted for “offences which arise directly from the driving task”, including dangerous driving, speeding and running a red light. They should still, however, be insured, check the stability …

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New 2022 Morgan 3 Wheeler to be revealed on 24 February

New 2022 Morgan 3 Wheeler to be revealed on 24 February

Many details, such as the main instrument and fascia design elements, draw heavily on the best-loved features of the outgoing model.  Wells is well aware that 3 Wheeler owners “do extraordinary things” with their cars, including long-distance touring holidays and expeditions. The new model will therefore cater to this more effectively, with convenient mounting brackets for …

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Calls to make companies liable for accidents not drivers

Calls to make companies liable for accidents not drivers

Self-driving car users should have immunity from offences, according to a new report. Photo: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters People in a self-driving car should not be responsible for dangerous driving, accidents, speeding and jumping red lights, legal watchdogs propose. A report released on Wednesday from law commissioners covering England, Wales and Scotland calls for parliament to regulate …

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