Tagged Car Sharing

Zipcar Arrives in Houston

Zipcar’s car-sharing service is now available in Houston, its 27th major metropolitan area. The launch will be supported by a retail office where members can interact with a local Zipcar team.

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Enterprise Purchases AutoShare CarSharing

Enterprise Holdings has announced that its regional subsidiary, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Co., is purchasing AutoShare CarSharing Network Inc.

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Zipcar Expands at Santa Cruz University

In order to meet a growing demand for car sharing at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Zipcar now has five locations and 10 vehicles on campus.

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FlightCar Names New COO and VP of Marketing

To help strategically accelerate growth, peer-to-peer car-sharing FlightCar has announced two senior appointments to its staff: Gregory P. Johnson and Cory Jones.

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vukee Car Launches Fundraising for Tesla Car-Sharing Model

vukee Car, a new electric car-sharing service offering only Tesla Model S vehicles, has launched its Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.

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Car Rental Meets Car Sharing

Two independent car rental companies try car sharing from different business models.

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RelayRides Shuts Down in NY for Insurance Violations

An investigation by New York State’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) has exposed that car-sharing RelayRides put New Yorkers at risk through violations such as unlicensed insurance activity and false advertising.

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FlightCar Launches Monthly Program at LAX

Peer-to-peer car-sharing company FlightCar has launched its FlightCar Monthly program at its Los Angeles Airport (LAX) location.

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BMW Expands Car-Sharing Service

BMW plans to expand DriveNow, its short-term car-sharing program, to as many as 25 cities in the U.S. and Europe.

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The Missed Story behind RelayRides’ Suspension in New York

RelayRides must cease operations in New York State because it violated insurance law. But is it the legal gray area or the model itself that kept the service from growing?

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