Car Sharing

 
Japanese Hot Springs Maintain Serenity With Nissan Leaf Electric Cars

Japanese Hot Springs Maintain Serenity With Nissan Leaf Electric Cars

The Nissan Leaf electric car has become part of a novel tourism promotion in its home market of Japan. A car-sharing service is being set up in rural Japan to help tourists better explore the onsen--hot springs--and other natural features. The near-silent electric cars are seen as an appropriate... read more

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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: electrictraffic.fi

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 


 
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 


 

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