Car Sharing

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

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. The state recently adjusted the rules of its electric-car tax credit to steer funds away from the wealthiest buyers. And now a... read more

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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 


 
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 


 

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