Christian here, and today we have a guest post from Evercar. Evercar rents cars to rideshare and delivery drivers in Los Angeles with an interesting twist – their rental fleet consists of mainly electric vehicles.
Now, I’ve always been intrigued by electric cars ever since I paid $3.50 a gallon to put gas in my Trans Am. When I was younger, I envisioned building a company that would sell the coolest EVs that people would WANT to drive that would create a bunch of manufacturing jobs in the US. Unfortunately, instead of building a car company from scratch, I spent a bunch of time playing Civ V (2,000 hours according to Steam) while Elon Musk built Tesla. So thanks Elon…
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Electric vehicles (EVs) and car-sharing are two innovations that have been slow to reach mass market. However, as rideshare drivers seek creative ways to maximize their profitability, it could be the combination of these innovations and concepts that allows drivers to unlock sustainable value from the on-demand economy. [Read more…]