Saudi Ride-Hailing App Seeks Women Drivers

Careem offers a fixed salary, bonuses, and discounts with corporate partners.

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Sixt, BMI Launch U.K. Airport Car Service

myDriver is available on most BMI routes.

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Green Motion Opens Rental Location in Malta

The car and van rental company is now operating in over 30 countries in Europe, North and Central America, and the Middle East.

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Australian Startup Splend Raises $227M in Financing

Splend rents vehicles to Uber drivers who don't own their own cars.

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Singapore Carsharer BlueSG Hits 3K Subscribers in First Three Weeks

Currently, the carshare operator has 32 charging stations located throughout the city-state.

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Transportation Accidents Most Common Work Fatality

Work deaths climbed 7% in 2016, and transportation incidents accounted for 40% of those fatalities, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Mex Rent A Car Launches in Bulgaria

Currently, Mex has affiliate locations in countries such as Iceland, Morocco, and Canada.

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BMW Launches ReachNow Carsharing Service in China

In partnership with EVCARD electric carsharing company, the BMW Group launched its carsharing service in Chengdu, China.

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House Plan Would Eliminate EV Tax Credit

A $7,500 federal tax credit that has fueled sales of plug-in electric vehicles in recent years could be eliminated if House Republicans can include the proposal in the tax cut bill now under discussion, reports Reuters.

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Commercial Fleet Sales Climb 3.7% in October

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from eight manufactures increased 3.7% to 49,801 in October with strong truck sales outweighing a nearly 30% decline in cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

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Electric Carsharing Service Launches in Bulgaria

An electric carsharing service called Spark has started in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia.

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Maven Makes Shared Mobility Possible

Launched by General Motors in January 2016, Maven is a car-sharing service that is spreading across North America and offering technology and terms that could prove irresistible to mobile fleets.

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Uber to Require EV, Hybrid Vehicles in London by 2020

Uber will ban its drivers in London from using vehicles that are not hybrid or fully electric by 2020 in an effort to curb illegal levels of pollution in the city.

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Hurricane Irma Could Wipe out 400,000 Vehicles

As many as 400,000 vehicles in Florida will need to be replaced as a result of Hurricane Irma, including as many as 11,000 fleet vehicles, according to Cox Automotive.

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Hertz Completes Sale of Brazilian Rental Operations to Localiza

As part of the agreement, which was originally announced on Dec. 5, 2016, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has now completed the sale of its Brazil car rental and leasing operations to Localiza.

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DriveNow Carsharing to Launch in Lisbon

On Sept. 12, DriveNow’s carsharing service will be available in Lisbon, Portugal. Customers who join DriveNow by that date will have free registration and a 20-minute driving offer.

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Vulog Powers Carsharing Service in Brazil

Vulog, a carsharing technology provider, has partnered with LDS Group to launch Urbano Carsharing, a one-way carsharing service in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Zoomcar Adds Mahindra Electric Vehicles to Platform

This partnership will allow individuals to purchase the all-electric Mahindra e2oPlus on Zoomcar’s platform, list the vehicle for rental when not in use, and earn cash to help offset the monthly ownership costs.

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Enterprise Acquires German-Based CARO Autovermietung

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Germany has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire CARO Autovermietung GmbH. The combined business will have more than 200 locations and a fleet of appoximately 17,000 vehicles.

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New Car-Sharing Service in Japan features Nissan’s Ultra-Compact EV

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the City of Yokohama introduced a round-trip car sharing service on March 20, 2017, featuring the Nissan New Mobility Concept, an ultra-compact electric vehicle.

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