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Uber Launches Uber Rent

Uber has partnered with peer-to-peer platform Getaround to provide rental cars through the Uber app.

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Bandago Owner Tracks Stolen Rental Van, Working to Rewrite Calif. Rental Laws

After spotting a van stolen from his rental company, Bandango Van Rentals CEO Sharky Laguana tracked and reclaimed the vehicle. Now, he's hoping to make it easier for other rental operators to reclaim their stolen property.

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City Attorney Files Lawsuit Against Turo, Alleges Permit Violations at SFO

Despite relinquishing its permits in August 2017, Turo has continued to operate at the airport and actively markets its services to SFO travelers.

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San Francisco Evaluates Carsharing Parking Program

The city of San Francisco is reconsidering the number of parking spaces it will reserve for carsharing companies.

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DriveNow Suspends Carsharing Service in SF

Due to issues with parking permit regulations, BMW’s DriveNow will stop its carsharing service in the San Francisco Bay Area on Nov. 2.

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Enterprise CarShare Launches in San Francisco

Beginning Feb. 2, Enterprise CarShare will start operating in San Francisco with more than 20 locations. Partnering with General Motors, its fleet will include Sonic, Cruze, Malibu and Equinox for the first four months.

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DriveNow Expands Car Sharing in SF

DriveNow, a car-sharing program and BMW Group subsidiary, will expand in San Francisco with more street parking options as well as adding 80 electric BMW ActiveE vehicles to its existing fleet.

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Hubber Brings Car Sharing to LAX, San Francisco Airports

Hubber will launch its peer-to-peer car sharing model to the Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco Airport in April.

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors Approves Car Share Parking Proposal

An ordinance was passed unanimously in San Francisco, allowing residential developers to add car sharing parking spaces that do not count toward the maximum number of allowable spaces for each development project.

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Infographic Ranks Top 10 Car Sharing Cities in U.S.

From Walk Score, the data looks at both traditional and peer-to-peer car sharing and ranks them by the most car share locations for vehicle pick-up and drop-off spots.

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FlightCar Launches at San Francisco International Airport

Vehicle owners can now list their vehicle for rent to incoming air travelers at San Francisco International Airport.

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BMW’s DriveNow Car Sharing Fleet Partners with MyCityWay

In San Francisco, 70 DriveNow ActiveE vehicles will feature MyCityWay, a mobile technology company, to help users navigate through major cities.

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Wheelz Launches Car Sharing Service in San Francisco

The peer-to-peer car sharing service allows car owners to rent their idle cars to drivers starting at $7 per hour or $50 per day.

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ChargePoint Partners with BMW for San Francisco Car Sharing

ChargePoint charging stations will be available to service the BMW ActiveE electric vehicle as part of the DriveNow and ParkNow programs.

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Rental Car Sales Jump at San Francisco International Airport

Rental car sales at SFO increased from $400.6 million in fiscal year 2010-2011 to $454.8 million in 2011-2012 for a 13.5% increase.

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car2go in Talks to Operate in San Francisco

San Francisco would have to change its parking policies to let car2go car sharing drivers use on-street parking for free.

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Zipcar Adds Honda Fit EV to San Francisco Fleet

The 2013 Honda Fit EV is a low emission vehicle that can recharge in less than three hours and is equipped with a 20-kilowatt-hour Lithium-Ion battery and a compact 92-kilowatt AC synchronous electric motor.

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BMW’s DriveNow Program Expands to San Francisco

BMW’s car sharing program has partnered with private parking garages in San Francisco to rent its BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicle. This marks the first U.S. city with the DriveNow program.

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Video: San Mateo Car Rental Tax Wins by Small Majority

After releasing the last update to the June 5 ballot in San Mateo County, Measure T won, with 50.09% of voters approving the 2.5% tax on the gross receipts of car rental businesses in unincorporated areas of the county, including the San Francisco International Airport.

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ACRA Fights Proposed Taxes in San Mateo County

New study finds the airport could lose more than 100,000 daily rental contracts a year if just one of these proposed tax measures passes. Industry associations have raised almost $250,000 to fight the ballot measures.

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