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

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 -- represents one type, which is similar to a traditional rental car business, except it operates on a membership model. Renters pay... read more

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Hertz electric-car rental press event, New York City, September 2010

Renting Electric Cars: Hertz Rocks, Enterprise Facing More Challenges?

Does electric car rental work as a business proposition? That might depend on who you ask. Because despite popular rental company Hertz having massive success with the... read more July 3, 2012 by  3


 
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New European Trend: Renting Tiny Cars...By The Minute

We're all familiar with daily car rental. Even hourly car rental is becoming a growing trend, with car-sharing services allowing you to pick up a car somewhere in a city and... read more May 21, 2012 by  3


 
Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

Car2Go: Electric Car Rentals Top 6,000 Registrations In 100 Days

Certain parts of the media would have you believe that slow electric car sales indicate that no-one wants to drive electric cars. Not so, says all-electric car sharing... read more March 12, 2012 by  6


 
Car2Go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in San Diego

San Diego: Car2Go's Choice For First All-Electric Car Share Service

The City of San Diego has become the first city in North America to offer an all-electric car sharing network, thanks to Car2Go. A fleet of more than 300 all-electric Smart... read more November 23, 2011 by  4


 
car2go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive at Windansea Beach La Jolla CA

San Diego Gets Smart, Hosts 100% Electric Car Sharing Scheme

City car-sharing schemes have become more popular in recent years as the cost of owning a car rockets, but until now they’ve focused on traditional gasoline-engined... read more July 15, 2011 by  3


 
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BMW Buys Leasing Firm To Launch Its i Series Electric Cars

BMW has purchased the car-leasing unit of Dutch banking giant ING for a reported $1 billion. The move enables BMW to expand its fleet operations, but more importantly, it... read more July 13, 2011 by  5


 
Mini and BMW 1-Series offered through BMW's DriveNow car-sharing service

BMW: The Newest 'Ultimate Car-Sharing Machine'? Maybe Soon

Oh, those wacky Germans and their car-sharing schemes. BMW said yesterday that it would launch a pilot car-sharing program, first in Munich and then in Berlin, starting next... read more March 23, 2011 by 


 
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If Texans Don't Want 2010 Smart ForTwos, Will They Rent 'Em?

Several months ago, we previewed Car2Go, the car-sharing program planned in Austin, Texas, featuring Smart ForTwo mini-cars. Now a pilot program with 200 Smarts has launched... read more November 18, 2009 by 


 
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