Although you’ve not been able to get a new Peugeot in the U.S. since 1991, Larry Dominque, PSA Group North America CEO, is methodically working to bring back PSA products to the market, possibly Peugeots (the Group also includes Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall, and DS Automobiles).
While they’re working on getting some traction, they’ve introduced the carsharing app Free2Move, which allows people to access vehicles, for now, in the Washington, DC, market, presumably in an effort to let legislators who may not be familiar with global competition to get their toes wet on the subject.
Oddly enough, however, the vehicles on offer in the capitol are the Chevy Equinox and the Chevy Cruise, not something that comes from France.
One of the interesting things that has recently come to our attention is that way back in 1941 Peugeot introduced its first electric vehicle to the market, the VLV, or “Véhicule Léger de Ville,” a city car.
It was powered by four 12-volt batteries. It had a range of as much as 50 miles and a top speed of 22 mph.
All of which is to say that should Peugeot come to the U.S. market with an electric vehicle, it certainly has some experience in that technology.
Ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. has been sued by a former Georgia Institute of Technology engineering professor for infringing upon his patented ride-sharing platform.
Ride-hailing giant Lyft Inc. is partnering with Hoffman Estates, Ill-based CDK Global Inc. to help improve customer transportation to and from dealership service centers.
While we are probably not at the edge of the Apocalypse, the joint announcement coming from BMW Group and Daimler AG today is something that most people probably didn’t expect and might have seemed Apocalyptic not all that long ago.