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Why reverse mergers are becoming a pillar for the emerging electric transportation industry

Photo: Richard Newstead/Getty Images


Number Crunch

The pandemic created a boom in e-commerce but only doom for small truckers

An illustration of a truck with the Number Crunch logo and the text “3,140: The number of U.S. trucking fleets that shut down last year, a 185% jump from 2019. Source: Wall Street Journal.”
An illustration of a truck with the Number Crunch logo and the text “3,140: The number of U.S. trucking fleets that shut down last year, a 185% jump from 2019. Source: Wall Street Journal.”


Number of the Day

Why bikes have become the hot pandemic item — to steal

Marker Number of the Day: 68% — Increase in reported U.S. bike thefts during the pandemic (Source: NYT)
Marker Number of the Day: 68% — Increase in reported U.S. bike thefts during the pandemic (Source: NYT)


Number of the Day

The ride-hailing giant is falling behind Tesla and Waymo at developing self-driving technology

$2.5 Billion — How much Uber has spent on its self-driving car technology over the last 5 years. Source: The Information
$2.5 Billion — How much Uber has spent on its self-driving car technology over the last 5 years. Source: The Information
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Illustration: Paul Windle

Billion dollar bike-maker Trek was bracing for its business to implode in the pandemic — until the opposite happened. Now, it‘s racing to keep up.


Illustrations: James Clapham

Are cities, people, and Lime itself really ready for what the e-scooter behemoth wants to do to the world?


Illustrations: Jackson Gibbs

Inside the loathed company that defies every rule of branding—and logic


One Question

A new law could mean companies like Lyft and Uber have to change their business models

An Uber logo is seen on a sign outside the company’s headquarters location as people protest nearby in San Francisco, California on May 8, 2019. Photo: Josh Edelson/Getty Images

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