The Friday Five – A Weekly EV Blog – Week 30

Welcome everyone to this week’s Friday Five! Miss us? Well, we’re back stronger than ever. This week, we are taking a look at some of the leading entrepreneurs, founders, and influencers in the technology, transportation and automotive sectors. As always, we summarize what’s going on in the EV world with 5 unique stories.

 

  1. Uber’s New Global Policy Lead

This interview-led article spotlights Uber’s first-ever Global Mobility Policy Lead, Andrew Salzberg. Not only does Andrew outline his responsibilities at Uber, but he also highlights Uber’s global outlook and picture. How are Uber helping lower income groups? How does UberPOOL really work? We’ll hand-over to Uber’s Andrew.

 

  1. Audi and Porsche; A New EV Sharing Platform

Although they are direct competitors with one-another, the German car manufacturers will be creating a joint electric-car sharing platform. Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and Porsche CEO Oliver Blume delivered the news and shocked (pun intended) local German media in this revelation.

 

  1. The Biggest Disruptor in EV?

It’s hard to talk about EV development without name-dropping Elon Musk (again). In a recent interview, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak actively praised Musk’s forwarded thinking for being a refreshing disruption to the auto market, challenging its status quo.

 

  1. Vienna Transport Video

The Austrian capital, Vienna showcases a range of classicist buildings to modern architecture. In this week’s video, we provide a contextual hyper-lapse video that sheds light on transport in Vienna in a visually different way. Enjoy!

 

  1. Tips for Winter Riding

At NIU, we decided to throw a curve ball this week! We’ve picked out a 2-wheel riding tips guide, specifically for winter conditions. When you ride a NIU scooter, we want to ensure that you are comfortable and fully utilizing your scooter. This is why we’ve picked this article out for you this week