Ryder is adding 125 electric vans to its rental fleet

Your next trip to IKEA could be a lot greener. Ryder, the vehicle-rental company, has announced that it's putting 125 electric medium-duty windowless vans into its fleet by year's end. The zero-emissions vehicles will be provided by Chanje Energy and…
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Royal Mail is going greener with all-electric vans

As you can probably imagine, Royal Mail isn't the most environmentally friendly of businesses due to the sheer number of vehicles it has on the road. The logistical behemoth is getting greener by the day, however, today beginning a new trial of cute,…
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Amazon’s latest wacky idea: mobile drone stations on trains, boats, and vans

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Amazon’s engineers are cooking up some wild ideas on how to integrate drones into major cities. In the latest patent filing, the e-commerce giant shows how special facilities connected to trains, boats, and vans could be used as storage space and repair stations for drones. The drones would be moved to areas of anticipated demand and fly out from the mobile hub. See Also: Drones might inspect your house when making deliveries “The intermodal vehicles may be coupled to locomotives, container ships, road tractors or other vehicles, and equipped with systems for loading one or more items…Read More

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Lyft’s ‘Minnie Vans’ will drive guests around Disney World

Earlier this month, Lyft teamed up with Taco Bell for a new Taco Mode service that lets riders add a stop to the fast food chain on their late night route. Now, Lyft is partnering with another brand — Disney. As of today, guests staying in Disney Wo…
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Apple Maps vans adds Spain, three U.S. states to list of survey locations

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In an update to the Apple Maps webpage on Friday, Apple announced its camera- and sensor-laden mapping vans will hit the streets of Spain and a trio of U.S. states this month.
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