Electric-Car Era Threatens Firefighters

Asher TobinIn The News, Passenger Transportation, Press Release

Two firefighters work to put out a blaze

Electric-Car Era Threatens Firefighters with New Roadside Risks  Firefighters doused the blazing Tesla Inc. Model X’s battery pack, and then company engineers removed about one-quarter of its power cells before the vehicle was deemed safe to tow off of a California freeway. That didn’t prevent the powerful and highly flammable lithium-ion battery cells from reigniting. The car caught fire twice… Continue Reading Electric-Car Era Threatens Firefighters

The Economics of Ride – Hailing: Driver Revenue, Expenses, and Taxes

Asher TobinIn The News, Passenger Transportation

(The Guardian) Uber and Lyft drivers’ median hourly wage is just $3.37, report finds A study of 1,100 Uber and Lyft drivers in the US has found that, when expenses are taken into account, 74 percent of people earn below minimum wage salaries. Unsustainable: Nearly half of drivers earn so little they actually qualify to report losses on their tax… Continue Reading The Economics of Ride – Hailing: Driver Revenue, Expenses, and Taxes