The European Union and Japan have signed a trade deal that promises to eliminate 99 percent of tariffs that cost businesses in the EU and Japan nearly $1.17 billion annually.The agreement covers 600 million people and almost a third of the global economy.
"The EU and Japan share a common vision for an open and rules-based world economy that guarantees the highest standards. We are sending a message to other countries about the importance of free and fair trade, and of shaping globalization," EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said after the agreement was finalized in 2017.
Read the article at USA Today.
By merging the ride-hailing features of popular apps such as Uber and Lyft with access to a fleet of BMW and Mini vehicles, users can choose to “Ride” or “Drive” depending on their needs.
The app uses the existing ReachNow fleet of vehicles, which serves some urban populations and dedicates fleets to participating residential buildings and businesses, to make cars available to customers or provide a ride with a ReachNow driver.
Read the article at The Car Connection.
Wheels has a tried and true methodology for determining if EVs and hybrid vehicles are right for your fleet.
By Bernie Kavanagh
Imagine waking up one day to no fuel, damaged roads, and unknown damage to your fleet.
It’s the ultimate nightmare for a business with any exposure at all to mobility.
With the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season June 1, managers of fleets and transportation systems across the United States return to the annual game of unpredictable risk through Nov. 30, the official end of the season.
Historically, the most damaging tropical storms and hurricanes have occurred in August and September. But officials who manage fleets, fueling systems and transportation networks should be implementing best practices now in order to avoid a doomsday scenario later.
Claims have been made that the famous scientist whose name adorns Elon Musk's range of electric vehicles made one of his own. But are they true?
In 1931, so the story goes, Tesla took his nephew to a garage in Buffalo, New York, and showed him a modified Pierce-Arrow automobile. The car was said to have been driven for about 80 km at speeds of up to 140 km/h during an eight-day road test. Tesla allegedly said the device would power the car forever, and also supply the needs of a household “with power to spare”.
Read the article at Cosmos.