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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Thu May 28, 2020 5:38 pm

ABG:
Uber sends thousands of Jump e-bikes to the recycling heap

The move comes after Uber sold its bike division to Lime

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/28/ube ... tric-bikes/
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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:15 pm

BlueIndy electric cars will be repurposed — or crushed
https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/31/blu ... -scrapped/

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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:55 pm

cwerdna wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:15 pm
BlueIndy electric cars will be repurposed — or crushed
https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/31/blu ... -scrapped/
Despite more than 180,000 rides completed, the demand did not meet expectations. The closure leaves the questions of what will happen to the cars, the built-in chargers, as well as program's dedicated parking. According to Fox 59 and WTHR, at least 30-40 vehicles with various levels of body damage ended up in an Indianapolis scrapyard.

The shells were spotted stacked on top of each other in neat rows. The batteries and powertrains of these vehicles, if functional, will be repurposed. Furthermore, the cars that were not damaged will be shipped to Los Angeles and used for BlueLA, the company's other American ridesharing program.
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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:40 am

Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:21 am

GCC:
Study: EVs put to use in ride-hailing deliver more carbon benefits than in personal use

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... rsonal-use


Seems pretty obvious, given they're used more hours of the day than a private vehicle, but the article also mentions they're more likely to charge during the day, so can make use of excess solar.
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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:57 pm

ABG:
Lyft partners with rental group Sixt to target carless city dwellers

Rent a car through the ride-hailing app, bypass the rental counter to pick it up

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/08/01/lyf ... francisco/


More detail on the above via GCC:

Lyft announced that, following on the
success of its rental pilot in California, it is partnering with SIXT rent-a-car to expand car rentals across the US. Starting this August, Lyft riders in Seattle, Las Vegas, and Miami will be able to rent a SIXT car through the Rentals tab in the Lyft app. . . .

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... -lyft.html
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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:31 pm

GCC:
Scooter trips from rental services in US averaged one mile per trip in 2019
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... ooter.html

The average distance per trip for rented scooters in the US in 2019 was one mile, according to data from the National Association of City Transportation Officials. Rented bikes (including e-bikes) were generally used for longer trips.

Trips made by bike share members averaged 1.5 miles while trips made by casual (non-member) bike share users averaged 3.3 miles.

There's a bar chart. Scooter users seem to be using them exactly as intended, for first/last mile trips.
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Re: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) companies

Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:06 pm

GCC:
Continental Mobility Study 2020 shows global trend toward own cars; slump in sharing
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/1 ... conti.html

The coronavirus pandemic is having a lasting impact on people’s mobility habits all over the world, according to the findings of the Continental Mobility Study 2020. Private car use has seen strong growth, while sharing and hailing services, which have been booming in recent years, are suffering a significant slump.

People in France, the US, Japan and Germany remain largely loyal to traditional mobility concepts: shared mobility in the form of vehicle sharing or spontaneous hailing plays almost no role in the four countries. In China, meanwhile, one in ten people continue to use these services. . . .

While personal mobility is increasing, demand for commercial carpool services in France, the USA, Japan andGermany is in something of a crisis. In France and Japan, at 7 and 6% respectively, only a small percentage of the population relies on such services. . . .

New car-sharing concepts such as ride pooling or ride hailing have not played a relevant role so far. The share of respondents using such services is rising slightly in large cities only, especially in the US. But even here, there is no evidence of a mainstream phenomenon.

More than 80% of all respondents own the car they regularly drive, and 14 to 20% use the car of a family member or a friend.

Although sharing concepts have gained in importance in recent years, particularly in urban areas, private transportation is firmly anchored in most people’s everyday lives and will probably remain so for a long time to come, especially in rural areas where households are currently more likely to have their own car.

Respondents who do not have their own car stated that this was primarily for cost reasons, while others said they have no need for one.

Nevertheless, for most people the car is part of day-to-day mobility. 33% of Americans use their vehicle at least once a week, while 57% stated that they use it on a daily or almost daily basis. Only the French are more frequent car users, at 59%.

53% of Germans surveyed stated that they use their car on a daily or almost daily basis; 30% use it at least once a week. The situation is similar in France, the US and China. Only in Japan is car use less frequent, with just 34% of respondents using their car on a daily or almost daily basis. . . .

In addition to the expectations and attitudes regarding electric vehicles, the survey also dealt with changes in mobility against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Measures to stop the spread of the virus temporarily reduced mobility to a great extent in all of the surveyed countries as part of strict lockdowns imposed on their populations. At the same time, the behavior of many people changed, even after the measures were relaxed and mobility could largely return to normal. The findings of the survey reveal specific changes in behavior, attitudes and expectations.

As expected, but I suspect there'll be a hangover lasting several years before MaaS starts showing major increases again.
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