AutoComplete: Maven Gig offers Bolt EV rentals for gig-economy hustles
Here's what's making news on Road Show.
If you're looking to break into the Gig economy but you lack wheels, Maven Gig is here to help.
The offshoot of GM's car-sharing scheme will rent you Chevy's Bolt EV starting at $229 a week.
That includes maintenance, insurance, and free charging at EVgo stations.
They can be used for whatever side hustle you want.
But official Maven gig partners include Lyft, Uber, GrubHub, and Instacart.
UPS puts loads of miles on its delivery trucks so its new hydrogen fuel-cell prototype could be an important step in curbing emissions and decreasing costs that are passed along to consumers.
It uses a 45-KWH battery in conjunction with a fuel cell offering up about 125 miles of range.
It's slated to undergo testing in Sacramento later this year.
So if a package arrives, but you didn't hear a delivery truck pull up, that's why.
The Workhorse Group has just unveiled its W-15, a work truck that uses a plug-in hybrid power train similar to the one used in Chevrolet's Volt.
It can go 80 miles on a single charge with a gas engine refueling the battery as necessary.
It's rated at 460 horse power with electric motors powering all four wheels.
It also has a power exporter that can run power tools without the vehicle running.
Workhorse hopes to get these trucks out in the field next year.
Find more on these stories over at the roadshow.com.
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