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Carsharing Eats Into New-Car Sales, According To Study

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 report that claims car-sharing services have eliminated 500,000 sales of new cars. As reported by CNBC (via The Car Connection)... read more

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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


 
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


 
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


 
2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012

ZipCar Adds 2013 Honda Fit EV To San Francisco Car-Share Fleet

If you live in a busy city and don’t use a car on a daily basis, making use of a car-sharing service like ZipCar is certainly one of the greener ways to get behind the... read more September 19, 2012 by 


 
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Can Electric Car-Sharing Promote Social Mobility? Discuss

In the developed world, we often think of ourselves as living in a classless society. But in fact, huge disparities still exist between the haves and the have-nots. Can... read more September 7, 2012 by  2


 
Car2Go Smart Fortwo, in Portland

Portlandia Steps Up For Electric-Car Sharing: We're Not Surprised

You've probably heard about what a model green city Portland, Oregon is, or how Portlanders shy away from car ownership—and, perhaps, how they can be a little... read more August 3, 2012 by  3


 
car2go - Washington, D.C.

Renting Electric, Hybrid And Green Cars: What Are Your Options?

If you drive an electric car, hybrid, diesel or other green vehicle day-to-day, you might like to know that you can rent similar when you go abroad, or even when you fly... read more August 2, 2012 by  11


 
Zipcar Facebook app

Renting By The Hours: Enterprise Follows Zipcar, Hertz

Zipcar, it appears, has uncovered a niche that’s no longer ignorable by large rental car firms scrambling for market share and sales growth. Hourly car rentals have... read more June 7, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Honda Insight EX with Navigation

Zipcar To Offer More Honda Hybrids, CR-V Crossovers For Car-Sharing

Car sharing services are often viewed as a green transportation alternative, the idea being that users may not need to own a car--or can dispense with a second vehicle--that... read more April 11, 2012 by 


 
Wheelz

Zipcar Aims At College Students Again With Wheelz Investment

Owning a car isn't easy these days, particularly if you're a student. That's why firms like Wheelz Inc, a peer-to-peer car-sharing company aimed at college students, has... read more February 24, 2012 by 


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

Forget Ford, Honda, Toyota: Is Zipcar A Brand Of Car Now?

Not so long ago, car-sharing was routinely dismissed by carmakers as a thing that silly San Franciscans might do, but real Americans wouldn't. But that view is changing... read more November 4, 2011 by 


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

Ford Uses Zipcar To Get College Kids To Test-Drive Its Cars

If you're an automaker, how do you get the next generation of car buyers to pay attention to your new models? One way has traditionally been by putting your cars into rental... read more August 31, 2011 by 


 
Zipcar

Car-Sharing Services Like Zipcar Grow, But Is It Viable Business?

With fuel prices going the way they are, and it getting harder and harder to find a parking spot in most congested cities these days, the increasing popularity of car-sharing... read more May 4, 2011 by 


 
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Zipcar's Stock Price Zooms Upward After IPO

Car-sharing startup Zipcar went public on Thursday and saw its shares rise 56 percent in the latest example of a strong recovery for the initial public offering market. The... read more April 15, 2011 by 


 
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