Tagged Car Sharing

Study: Over 1.6M Car-Sharing Members in the Americas

According to the Transportation Sustainability Research Center’s (TSRC) Fall 2014 Carsharing Outlook, car sharing is continuing to expand in the Americas with over 1.6 million car-sharing members in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil.


Carpingo Named GSA Car Sharer

Car-sharing service Carpingo has been chosen as a vendor for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)’s new one-year car-sharing pilot program in New York.


Sixt, BMW Expand DriveNow to London

Sixt and BMW have announced its car-sharing program DriveNow will be available in London. Rates and an official launch date are not yet confirmed.


Pogo CarShare Launches in Canada

Startup Pogo CarShare has launched its car-sharing service in Edmonton, Canada, with 20 vehicles.


Zipcar Launches in Madrid

Operating under the Avancar car-sharing brand, Madrid is the 30th major city opening for Zipcar’s car-sharing service. This follows Zipcar’s recent launch in Paris last month.


Zipcar Names Lincoln MKX After Matthew McConaughey

After the TV show “South Park” featured actor Matthew McConaughey driving a Zipcar car-sharing vehicle, Zipcar Boston has named its Lincoln MKX the “McConaughey.” The show pokes fun of McConaughey’s recent commercials with Lincoln.


Enterprise CarShare Releases New Mobile App

Enterprise CarShare has launched a new mobile app for smartphone users to make reservations, choose pickup locations and extend rentals. Over the past year, the car-sharing service has launched more than 30 new U.S. programs.


Zipcar Partners with New York Hotel

Under a new partnership with Islandia Marriott Long Island hotel, two Zipcar car-sharing vehicles are now available for hotel guests to reserve for hourly or daily rentals.


FlightCar Opens Fourth Airport Location

Peer-to-peer car-sharing company FlightCar has expanded its operations to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). This is FlightCar’s four major U.S. airport location.


Zipcar Offers Car Sharing to Southwest Employees

In this first-of-its-kind partnership with Southwest Airlines, Zipcar will provide memberships to nearly 45,000 Southwest and AirTran employees, who will have access to car sharing in all Zipcar cities around the globe.


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