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Car-Sharing Company Launches in Iceland

Caritas is Iceland's new car-sharing company, where people can rent out their cars to others.

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Avis Partners with SriLankan Airlines

By partnering with Avis Budget Group, SirLankan Airlines frequent fliers can earn and redeem miles at Avis.

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Frissora Steps Down as Hertz CEO, Chairman

Mark Frissora has stepped down as Hertz chairman and CEO for personal reasons. The Hertz Board of Directors has appointed Brian P. McDonald, president and CEO of Hertz Equipment Rental Corp., as interim CEO of Hertz.

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Court Bans Uber in Germany

Uber, a mobile-application-based company that connects customers with vehicle drivers, has been temporarily banned by a regional court in Germany.

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Zipcar Brings More Cars to Palo Alto

Zipcar has partnered with the city of Palo Alto to bring 10 new Zipcars to four city-owned parking facilities.

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Electricity Bills Could Fund Car-Sharing Program

In order to raise $16 million to launch an electric car-sharing program, the city of Indianapolis wants to increase electricity costs by 28 cents per month for Indianapolis Power & Light customers.

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Enterprise CarShare Expands in Hawaii

In Hawaii, Enterprise CarShare has expanded its car-sharing service to downtown Honolulu and Waikiki.

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Zipcar Launches at Nevada University

Zipcar has started its car-sharing service at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. A Toyota Prius and Ford Focus are now available for students, faculty and staff.

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Hertz Upgrades Loyalty Program

Celebrating its third year, the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program is offering enhanced member benefits, including faster rentals and more ways to earn points.

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Avis Offers Military Discount for Purchased Vehicles

Partnering with Veterans Advantage, Avis Budget Group is providing a $750 discount to military personnel who purchase a late-model Avis or Budget rental vehicle.

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