Car Sharing

Is An Electric Scoot Quad (Nee Renault Twizy) Car-Sharing's Urban Future?

Is An Electric Scoot Quad (Nee Renault Twizy) Car-Sharing's Urban Future?

In San Francisco, driving a bright-red tandem two-seat electric Renault Twizy gets you noticed--by everyone from sweet little old ladies to skate punks. Even on Castro Street. On Halloween. We spent a weekend with the low-speed electric vehicle, which is just being added to the Scoot Networks fleet... read more

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2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Could Tesla Add Autonomous Electric Car-Sharing As New Business?

The quarterly earnings conference calls held by Tesla Motors are always intriguing, and so it was with last week's second-quarter update. Financial analysts focused on the... read more August 11, 2015 by 

Car2Go Smart Fortwo, in Portland

Car2Go Cutting Out Portland's Lower-Income, Racially Diverse Areas?

The Daimler-owned car-sharing operation Car2Go recently announced that it was massively reducing its coverage area around Portland, Oregon. According to the company... read more August 10, 2015 by 

2015 Chevrolet Volt

Los Angeles Gets State Grant To Test Electric-Car Sharing Program

California has more electric cars than any other state, but officials have recently redirected their focus toward getting those cars into the hands of lower-income drivers... read more July 27, 2015 by 

BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

BlueIndy Electric Car-Sharing Parking Spaces Fought By Indianapolis Businesses

It always seemed unlikely, but the BlueIndy electric-car sharing program is getting closer to its rollout in the Midwestern city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The French-made... read more July 14, 2015 by 

BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

Solid-State Batteries Already Powering Electric Cars: BlueCars, In Fact

In the quest for a better battery chemistry that can make electric cars more competitive with internal combustion, solid-state cells have generated quite a bit of buzz. As... read more June 29, 2015 by 

2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

Electric Cars Are City Cars? Not In U.S.: They're Suburb Cars Here

Automotive journalists who write about electric cars hear the phrase "city car" a lot. As in, "Battery-electric cars are perfect city cars, but [fill in different powertrain]... read more April 14, 2015 by 

Car2Go offering bike racks in Portland

Portland Car2Go Car-Sharing Fleet To Get Bike Racks

Would you be more likely to use car-sharing if you could bring your bike along? For Portlanders, that will soon be a real possibility, as 250 vehicles in its Car2Go fleet... read more March 15, 2015 by 

Car2Go Smart Fortwo, in Portland

Car Sharing Awareness Grows: 1 In 5 Americans Has Used It Now

Seventy years of sprawling suburban development makes cars the most practical way for most people in the U.S. to get around, but actually owning that car may become optional... read more October 30, 2014 by 

Electric car drivers in Helsinki. Image:

Which City Wants To Make Privately-Owned Cars Obsolete?

Instead of continually improving the efficiency of cars, might it be better to replace them entirely? A few cities encourageresidents to eschew car use for public transit... read more August 27, 2014 by 

Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Will California Pioneer A World Beyond Cars This Century?

It's almost inconceivable, the idea of a world without personally-owned automobiles. But that's the startling vision proposed by noted researcher Tom Turrentine and... read more August 26, 2014 by 

Toyota i-Road urban electric vehicle

Toyota i-Road Electric City Car Undergoes French Car-Share Trials

Toyota might not be convinced by battery electric vehicles but that hasn't stopped the company testing its i-Road urban electric vehicle. Its latest round of testing takes... read more July 1, 2014 by 

BlueIndy electric-car sharing station and European Bollore BlueCar, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2014

Indianapolis Electric-Car Sharing: We Drive BlueIndy's BlueCar

While you might expect a city-wide electric car-sharing service in Paris--or perhaps progressive havens like San Francisco or Santa Monica--the midwestern city of... read more May 23, 2014 by 

Bolloré launches BlueIndy electric-car sharing service in Indianapolis

BlueIndy Electric Car-Sharing Service Launches In Indianapolis

French firm Bolloré has made quite a name for itself in Paris, where its Autolib' electric car sharing service has tens of thousands of subscribers. Now, the company... read more May 20, 2014 by 

BMW ActiveE electric car

BMW ActiveE Electric Cars Join DriveNow Program As Drivers Give Them Back

What do you do with a fleet of surplus electric cars? As their two-year leases to BMW's fleet of "Electronaut" test drivers expire, BMW ActiveE electric cars are now... read more May 9, 2014 by 

Honda Fit used in ZipCar's ONE>WAY car-sharing service

Drive A Honda Fit With ZipCar's New One>Way Car Sharing Service

Want to drive the new 2015 Honda Fit subcompact without the high-pressure environment of a dealership test drive? You could do worse than to sign up for ZipCar's new... read more May 2, 2014 by 


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