Electric Shuttle Company Picks Up Food Instead of Passengers During Quarantine

Like many small businesses working to stay afloat during COVID-19, FLARE, an amenity electric shuttle service, has changed its business model to collect and deliver food instead of providing transportation to people. Before the pandemic, FLARE – a new startup based in Arlington – was working to secure routes to connect neighborhoods with other neighborhoods […]

Crystal City Business Improvement District honors ‘Hometown Heroes’ during pandemic

ARLINGTON, Va. (ABC7) — The Crystal City Business Improvement District is launching a new ‘Hometown Heroes‘ program, aimed at honoring those who go above and beyond to help their neighbors through the coronavirus pandemic. The BID will recognize a new recipient each week. On Monday, ABC7 got to meet the first two ‘Hometown Heroes’. Carol Fuller […]

FLARE Electric Shuttles to Deliver Meals to Virginia Hospital Center Staff

Alexandria, VA – FLARE, an amenity electric shuttle service, is working with the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) to deliver lunch for Virginia Hospital Center staff on Friday, April 10 and Friday, April 17. “We are eager to continue to serve the Arlington community during our country’s fight against COVID-19 by delivering lunch to those at […]

What is an Electric Car?

The electric car (EV) is a relatively new concept in the world of the automotive industry. Although some companies have based their entire model of cars around being proactive and using electricity, some also offer hybrid vehicles that work off both electricity and gas. An electric car such as Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric or […]

FLARE Electric Shuttles to Deliver Meals to Virginia Hospital Center Staff

ARLINGTON, VA (April 9, 2020) – FLARE, an amenity electric shuttle service, is working with the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) to deliver lunch for Virginia Hospital Center staff on Friday, April 10 and Friday, April 17. “We are eager to continue to serve the Arlington community during our country’s fight against COVID-19 by delivering lunch to those […]

FLARE electric shuttles deliver donations to food assistance center

FLARE has partnered with 10 apartments and condos in the Crystal City Civic Association to collect donations. ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — An electric shuttle business called FLARE isn’t picking up customers at the moment. Instead of storing its vehicles in the garage until the pandemic is over, FLARE is picking up donations. “I think what […]

Yes, Electric Cars are cleaner, even when the power comes from coal

One argument against electric vehicles (EVs) made by those that wish to cling to the certainties of the internal combustion engine is that we need to decarbonise the power system first otherwise cars are no cleaner than if they use gasoline. Many observers question whether electric cars really are ‘greener’ once emissions from production and […]

Flare Ride Angels in Sustainable Scoop

In these days filled with COVID-19, and many people not working and not been able to get food on the table, Crystal City and Aurora Highlands organized a Food Drive for AFAC, and recollected more than 800 pounds of food.  Who is connecting the neighbors with AFAC? FLARE Rides, connecting neighborhoods. Miriam Gennari interviews Luis […]

AFAC Food Drive

The Crystal City BID has partnered with the Crystal City Civic Association, Flare and our residential properties to host a food drive for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).  Canned and dry good donations can be dropped off at any of the properties listed below. Flare will pick up the donations each week and deliver […]

FLARE Electric Shuttles delivered over 800 Lbs of food for Arlington Food Assistance Center

Starting today, more food collection locations added in 10 Crystal City apartment buildings ARLINGTON, VA (March 31, 2020) – FLARE, an amenity electric shuttle service, along with the Aurora Highlands Civic Association, collected and delivered over 800 lbs. of food donations from the Crystal City area for the Arlington Food Assistance Center on Saturday, March […]