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Homeless NYC Man Studies Programming, Launches Carpool App

December 16th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

When a programmer offered a homeless NYC man, Leo Grand, the choice of receiving a one-time gift of $100 in cash or instead receiving coding lessons for an hour a day (plus the loan of a laptop and some programming textbooks), Leo chose to invest in&hellip


Las Vegas Car Share Service Buys 100 Tesla Model S EVs

April 5th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Tony Hsieh, the CEO of online shoe store Zappos, has a plan for downtown Las Vegas. Part of that plan includes a new car sharing service called Project 100. And by now you’ve probably concluded that Project 100 stands for the 100 Tesla Model S EVs at the core of this new car sharing service. But will it work


Ford2go Car Sharing Service To Open In Germany

March 8th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Once upon a time, owning a car was a middle-class dream for people all over the world. Yet as car ownership gets more and more expensive, consumers are looking to alternatives, such as car sharing, to offset the cost. Ford’s European division is launching its own car sharing service, called Ford2go, starting in Germany


Avis Makes A $500 Million Bid For ZipCar

January 3rd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Is car-sharing a trend for the future, or a flash-in-the-pan? That’s the question on a lot of minds these days as companies like ZipCar continue to grow, especially in the younger demographics. Eager to get into the game as well, rental car company Avis has put in a $491 million bid to buy ZipCar, though there are already questions regarding the legality of the sale


Impact Investing and Alternative Transportation

November 28th, 2012 | by Scott Cooney

The field of impact investing is a relatively new phenomenon, but its popularity is growing quickly, as investors seek financial AND other returns on their investments, usually environmental and social benefits. In impact investing, investors get to make a buck and feel good about it, too. Impact investing includes fairly mainstream investments, like Tesla's initial public offering (IPO) that netted the company over $200 million.


Scion iQ EV Will Be Available For College And Car-Sharing Usage Only

October 18th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

A couple of years ago when Toyota announced it was working on an all-electric version of its iQ microcar, EV enthusiasts were excited. But last month Toyota backtracked, saying it would launch just a small fleet of the tiny iQ EV. The Japanese automaker has now released details on where those few EVs are going, and it is mostly to college campuses and car-sharing services



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