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Startup Vukee Hopes To Crowd-Fund Tesla 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 hopes to offer a service that lets you do just that, and is crowd-funding to raise cash to offer Model S car-sharing. ALSO... read more

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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 


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

French Electric Car-Sharing Service Autolib Coming To ... Indianapolis ?!?

Visit French capital Paris, and it won't be long before you see a Bollore Bluecar running about. The small, quirky electric car is part of the city's Autolib' car sharing... read more June 11, 2013 by  2


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Electric Car Sales In Europe: Most Going To Rental Fleets?

Europe has been the source of some excitement over electric cars in recent months, as several new models have all hit the market in quick succession. The third-generation... read more April 17, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Tesla Model S

100 Tesla Model S Cars Join Las Vegas Project 100 Sharing Scheme

Let's assume for a moment that you're interested in electric cars. (Not a far-fetched idea, since you're reading a blog called "Green Car Reports".) You're intrigued by the... read more April 3, 2013 by 


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

Parisian Bollore Electric Car Is Cheap; Requires Battery Rental

Until now, if you'd wanted to drive a Bollore Bluecar electric vehicle, all you'd have required as a few Euros per hour to take one of the little vehicles around the crowded... read more March 14, 2013 by  7


 
Zipcar-funded study on Millennials and technology, February 2013

Zipcar Says 72% Of Young Americans Don't Care Much About Owning A Car

Here's what we know about Millennials and their love/hate relationship with cars: In America, many folks born in the 1980s and 1990s grew up in wired homes and schools. When... read more March 4, 2013 by  5


 
BMW using 1-Series and MINI Cooper in DriveNow initiative

BMW Earns Profit By The Minute With Car Sharing: Is Ownership Dead?

In case you haven't heard: car sharing is big business. Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of car-sharing companies. Zipcar -- America's pioneer in the sector --... read more February 11, 2013 by  2


 
Chevy Volt

Hertz Adds Chevy Volt To Car-Sharing Service, Targets Students

Car rental firm Hertz got in there early with electric cars, saying as far back as 2010 it would put the Nissan Leaf on its fleet. Several plug-in models have followed, and... read more January 31, 2013 by  3


 
Zipcar

Avis Buys Zipcar: Car Sharing Becomes Big Business

How important is car sharing to the future of personal transportation? Enough for car rental giant Avis to spend $500 million on car sharing company Zipcar--that's how... read more January 3, 2013 by  5


 
Hiriko folding electric city car

Hiriko Folding Electric Car Now Set For Production

One of the most novel electric vehicles we've seen in recent years is the Hiriko. The Hiriko is designed for inner city car sharing schemes, initially in Europe but also... read more December 19, 2012 by  1


 
Zipcar

Will Zipcar Add Ridesharing--Further Reducing Need For Cars?

Those in the car industry can see a paradigm shift approaching. And it could start to make things quite difficult for car companies. More people than ever before are living... read more November 26, 2012 by  2


 
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