Car sharing service Car2Go has decided to get rid of its 400 electric Smart Cars in San Diego and replace them with gas-powered vehicles, citing a lack of charging stations in the area.
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General Motors is beginning its new Maven car sharing service with 21 cars in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but plans to rapidly expand in coming years.
Thanks to Scoot rentals in San Francisco, the crazy-fun, crazy-cute Renault Twizy EV is now available for half-hour rentals!
Blue Indy got its official start today, launching an all-electric ride sharing service in downtown Indianapolis- but do they have all their ducks in a row?
A new car sharing program just started this month in London. DriveNow plans to grow from a small-scale program by expanding naturally. Organically growing step-by step, DriveNow hopes to avoid the problems Daimler had in Britain. The partnership is a teaming up of the BMW Group and Sixt SE. They are presently in Germany (in Munich, Berlin, Düsseldorf, […]
Bloomberg News says modern cars are boring, and that Tesla and Google will rekindle millennials’ passion for cars.
Uber seeks to expand its ride sharing service by cutting prices in the New York market, and could even become cheaper than owning a car in the first place.
In a recent Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal, Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, offered his insights into the future of transportation.
Zipcar is a launching a new service called ONE>WAY allowing people to make point to point trips within cities and will feature the 2015 Honda Fit.
A new report by AlixPartners suggests that for every one car ZipCar adds to its fleet, 32 other new or used vehicle sales are lost.
Twenty years ago, raising a family in America without access to a car was all but unheard of as cheap gas and a fully-functioning interstate system made road travel fast and easy. These days a host of alternatives to driving makes car ownership increasingly optional, and the trend is spreading among young people who find smartphones more affordable than automobiles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Miami Beach loves attention. It was the first to bring a bike sharing program to South Florida with DECOBIKE, and now it has partnered with Hertz to offer “Hertz On Demand,” the first car-sharing program for a municipality (the service is already available at Florida International University, among others). The partnership kicked […]
San Francisco-based, neighbor-to-neighbor car sharing company RelayRides (founded in June 2010) has set itself apart from other carsharing networks like Zipcar and CityCarShare by giving car owners a chance to earn a bit of extra cash by participating in the company’s car-sharing business. The service installs a communications device used to lock and unlock cars […]
One of the nice things about being a part of the automotive media(however small a part that is) are the perks, and a chance to pass on the generosity of major automakers. In an attempt to curry favor with the public, and offer people an opportunity to explore car sharing for themselves,car sharing service ZipCar is offering a one-year membership to its car sharing service, with Ford providing $250 of drive time!
Think pedal-cars are just big toys? They are – but this one, from Argentinian designer Nico Jara, promises to bring some real “big boy” tech to the game with lightweight composite construction and its very own take on kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS). KERS, for the uninitiated, have become race-winning “must have” toys in Formula […]
In a classic case of sustainability layering that borders on downright slathering, the City of Tsukuba in Japan is set to test-host a new car sharing system using electric vehicles that are powered almost exclusively by solar energy. According to a recent report on the solar electric car sharing plan, the partnership involves the Mazda2 […]