South Korea Launches First Hydrogen Carsharing Program

The city of Gwangju plans to offer South Korea’s first hydrogen carsharing program. There will be 15 hydrogen vehicles available as well as 27 all-electric vehicles.

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Maven Adds Bolt EV to Carsharing Fleet in L.A.

Maven, General Motors’ mobility brand, will now be offering the Chevrolet Bolt EV in its carsharing fleet in Los Angeles. Once fully deployed, more than 100 Bolt EVs will be available.

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Rent Centric Powers All-Electric Carsharing Service

Rent Centric’s self-service technology enables Green Commuter carsharing users to rent all-electric vehicles via a mobile app.

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E-FLEET.com Launches Campaign to Fund EV Rentals for Ride Hailing

E-FLEET.com offers electric vehicle rentals to Uber and Lyft drivers who choose not to buy or lease their own car or don't have a qualifying vehicle necessary to work.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Retail Lease Pricing Announced

Honda will offer its 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan with a retail lease price of $369 per month in California starting at the end of 2016, Honda has announced.

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Hyundai, WaiveCar to Provide Free Electric Carsharing Rides

Hyundai Motors and WaiveCar, an all-electric carsharing service that runs on advertising dollars, have announced a partnership that will give consumers the ability to drive the new Hyundai IONIQ electric sedan for two hours at no charge.

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Hyundai Offers Subscription-Based Vehicle Ownership

Hyundai will offer a subscription-based approach to vehicle ownership with its 2017 Ioniq Electric sedan that will allow customers to acquire the vehicle for a fixed monthly fee that covers all costs of ownership, Hyundai announced ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Green Commuter Awarded Calif. Tax Credit to Expand EV Sharing

The California Competes Tax Credit Committee has approved a $250,000 tax credit for Green Commuter to assist the Los Angeles-based company with continued expansion of its electric vehicle car sharing, vanpool and fleet replacement service.

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GoCar Launches New Fleet of BMW i3 Vehicles

Partnering with BMW, Ireland’s carsharing initiative GoCar has added 10 new BMW i3 electric vehicles at 10 locations across Dublin.

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Chattanooga to Launch Electric Carsharing Service

Later this month, Green Commuter will launch its fleet of 20 Nissan Leafs that will be parked at approximately 20 new charging stations at various locations in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Europcar UK Acquires 55 All-Electric Renaults

Europcar has added 55 all-electric Renault ZOEs to its rental fleet in the U.K.

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Hertz Mexico Now Offers Green Collection

Hertz Mexico has launched the Hertz Green Collection by offering a fleet of 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles.

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Paths to Corporate Sustainability

In a new era of sustainable business practices, the three largest car rental companies share guiding principles and best practices that make both environmental and economic sense.

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Green Motion Launches in Poland

U.K.-based car rental company Green Motion has opened a franchise location in Poland at the Warsaw Chopin Airport. This is Green Motion’s first facility in Poland.

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Carsharing Electric Vehicle Provider Expands in LA

Evercar, a provider of shared electric vehicles for on-demand drivers like Uber and Lyft, offers vehicles on an hourly basis for as little as $5 per hour.

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car2go Replaces All-Electric Vehicles with Gas-Powered Cars

In San Diego, car2go is switching its all-electric carsharing fleet to gas-powered cars due to a lack of charging stations.

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Co-Wheels Adds Hydrogen Vehicles to Carsharing Program

Co-Wheels, a U.K.-based carsharing company, has added two hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai SUVs to its carsharing program with the Aberdeen City Council.

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Green Motion Opens Franchise in St. Maarten

U.K.-based car rental company Green Motion has opened a franchise on the island of St. Maarten. This is Green Motion’s first location in the Caribbean.

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EV-Based Rental Service for Ride-Sharing Drivers Launched

Vision Fleet, a Los Angeles-based company that manages the largest deployment of electric vehicles in a public fleet in the U.S., has launched Evercar — a service for on-demand drivers who work for companies such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and Postmates.

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UK Carsharing Company Adds 20 Electric Vehicles

U.K.’s carsharing company Co-wheels has added 20 electric Renault Zoe vehicles to its rental fleet.

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