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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-01-2019, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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BMW and MB partner for car sharing platform

BMW and Mercedes Benz have announced a partnership to develop a new car sharing platform for EV's. Together they have invested more than $1.1 billion into the project so far, in an effort to increase the availability of car sharing and ride hailing services for electric car drivers. It will encompass several different programs that were previously separate, including Car2Go, Kapten, Beat, ChargeNow, ParkNow and more. Basically opens open more doors for customers wanting an alternative way to get from A to B. https://www.greencarreports.com/news...tric-ecosystem
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-01-2019, 06:18 PM
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"Ultimately, we want to offer our customers as many options as possible for getting from A to B. In short, this is about driving, riding or being driven," said Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, in a statement announcing the joint venture.
---- or in other words, we want to ensure moving vehicles and maintaining sales won't be a concern in the near future while we work to squeeze out the competition because we're already established and can't take each other out
as ownership goes down, do they really have a choice?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 01:12 PM
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This is the best way for them to future proof a revenue stream, because more and more people are making new vehicle purchases under subscription programs and the like. Its smart for them to roll all of these different services together into one more cohesive platform. Pre paying and finding a parking spot in advance should help to cut down inner city congestion significantly.
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The real solution here is to decrease the number of cars on the road overall, and ride sharing is the best way to encourage that. Far too many people driving in larger SUVs with them being the sole occupant.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 01:10 PM
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You can bet that as more EV's get introduced to the market that there will be more taxes placed on larger, inefficient ICE's. There's also a good chance that gas rates will climb as the big oil companies make a last ditch effort to increase revenue before the mainstream transition.
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I actually heard that EV's might face taxes in the future.

In a way its reasonable and expected given that the environmental impact is still there. The cost to recycle batteries has to be absorbed by someone and the easiest way is with the end consumer.
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I actually heard that EV's might face taxes in the future.

In a way its reasonable and expected given that the environmental impact is still there. The cost to recycle batteries has to be absorbed by someone and the easiest way is with the end consumer.
A lot of tax revenue will be lost by not collecting it at the pump so you can bet they will try every way to recoup it and more with EV's. If not, we'll see taxes in other areas that make up for it. Unfortunately it might get ridiculous.
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A lot of tax revenue will be lost by not collecting it at the pump so you can bet they will try every way to recoup it and more with EV's. If not, we'll see taxes in other areas that make up for it. Unfortunately it might get ridiculous.
Ah, how'd I forget.
That being the case we'll definitely have to find ways to stay off the grid.
Plugged into the grid in a traditional setting likely requires you to pay a tax.
Fortunately EV's are getting more range, thus less dependency on the charging infastructure.
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