Is Honda’s Lease-Only BEV Just Another ‘Compliance Car’?

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 13, 2017
Honda‘s Clarity BEV model — slated to rollout in August — will be a “lease-only” offering, with availability in California and Oregon for now, the carmaker said yesterday. The vehicle will be offered for $269 a month, on a three-year lease, with $1,730 of down payment. The range was reported to be around 80 miles. Because the all-electric […]

Who Will Own The Autonomous Vehicle Rideshare?

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 13, 2017
The car you drive to work has a steering wheel, a floor pedal, an infotainment system, and an emotionally intelligent AI system that can understand your driving patterns and preferences. But when you arrive to work, you don’t park your car. Instead, you get out and the car continues moving forward autonomously, on its way […]

Ridehail Using Only Tesla Cars Arrives in Nashville and Looks at Options to Expand Fleet

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 8, 2017
The company, Nashville Electric Transportation (NET), began operating in March with its own app, and currently has a fleet of six Model S vehicles, which the company bought. NET is now looking to expand its fleet, possibly through leasing new Tesla vehicles, Will Hoge, the founder of NET told Mobility Finance. The company currently operates a […]

Tesla to Encourage Customers to Buy Older Models on Website

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 7, 2017
Tesla will be trying to encourage customers to purchase either new or used Model X or Model S, ahead of the availability of Model 3, Chief Executive Elon Musk indicated yesterday during the company’s annual shareholders meeting. With increased consumer interest in the Model 3, Tesla recently introduced vehicle upgrades as an end-of-lease option in order […]

AAA Plans to Charge Tesla Owners More for Insurance, But Should It?

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 5, 2017
Tesla owners with an AAA insurance policy may have to pay an additional 30% premium, the insurance company said. This follows a report from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) and other sources that show the Model S and Model X have above average claim frequencies and insurance claims compared with other cars in the […]
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