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Choosing a ride share electric vehicle

Lyft ampLyft, a competitor to Uber, is launching a Green Mode feature within its app to provide riders in Seattle with the option to travel in an electric or hybrid vehicle.

The move follows the company’s planned introduction of thousands of electric vehicles (EVs) onto its platform this year.

Obviously, the cars are cheaper to run but, at the moment, are more expensive to buy.

One of the benefits could be to allow travellers to access appropriate cars as Governments implement restrictive controls on what type of vehicles are allowed into, for example, city business districts.

This is a major trend in city planning where high polluting vehicles, such as diesel-powered cars, are being banned from or heavily tolled for access to high activity and crowded areas.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto