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

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] is required for other uses." There's just one problem: No one in the U.S. has ever turned to their better half and said... read more

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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 


 
Vukee Car Tesla Model S car-sharing service

Startup Vukee Hopes To Crowd-Fund Tesla Car Sharing Service

Not everyone can afford a Tesla Model S, but if you had the opportunity to drive one whenever you wanted, that might be a pleasing alternative to ownership. Startup Vukee Car... read more March 14, 2014 by 


 
Bolloré BlueCar electric car used for Autolib' car-sharing service in Paris, September 2012

Autolib Electric Car-Sharing Service Expands Into London From Paris

Car-sharing services have proven popular for city-based users, many preferring to use the conveniently-located cars in lieu of buying, owning and running their own. Few have... read more March 13, 2014 by 


 
Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

Kandi Chinese Electric-Car Sharing Service Expands To Larger Cities

Who says electric cars aren't working in China? Certainly not Kandi, whose electric car-sharing service--that hires out electric vehicles from vending-machine like... read more March 2, 2014 by 


 
Zipcar

Carsharing Eats Into New-Car Sales, According To Study

A straightforward way to reduce emissions is to get rid of your car--and that's exactly what some Americans appear to be doing. Consulting firm Alix Partners released a... read more February 7, 2014 by 


 
Zipcar

Carsharing Rapidly Gets More Popular, But Where Are The Profits?

Fueled by consumers disillusioned by the rising cost of driving and with less desire to own their own vehicles, the car sharing industry is growing rapidly. So rapidly... read more December 27, 2013 by 


 
Kandi electric car vending machine in China (Image: Aaron Rockett, video screen grab)

Chinese Car-Share Dispenses Electric Cars Like A Vending Machine

European readers may be quite familiar with the concept of a tower full of tiny vehicles, dispensing them to people below. Smart used just such a building to store its... read more December 27, 2013 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Are You A Zero-Car Family? You're Not Alone--It's Popular These Days

If you really want to reduce emissions or conserve energy, get rid of your car. It may sound extreme, but an increasing number of Americans are doing just that. The number of... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
Lyft car with trademark pink mustache (via Wikimedia)

California Figures Out Regulation For Ridesharing Apps

If you really want to go green, why not get rid of your car? That's the logic behind ridesharing and carsharing services. In theory, they provide all of the convenience of a... read more September 24, 2013 by 


 
Zipcar will add the 2012 Ford Focus to its college car-sharing locations

Carsharing Expands So Much It Even Arrives In Downtown Detroit

Detroit has plenty of problems to work on these days, but that doesn't mean life can't go on as normal for its residents. That even extends to introducing the car-sharing... read more August 8, 2013 by  0


 

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