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HybridCars learned March 26 AutoShare is being bought by Enterprise. Enterprise Holdings made the announcement via press release to the fact its Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Company subsidiary is purchasing AutoShare CarSharing Network Inc. AutoShare was established in 1998 as Toronto’s first car-sharing organization, and today serves more than 12,000 local members. Enterprise Holdings, through its […]

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Ford Motor Company celebrated yesterday a manufacturing milestone for its fuel-saving EcoBoost engines: Two million have been produced globally since the 2009 launch of the engine line. A Ford Escape powered by the two millionth production EcoBoost – a 2.0-liter unit – rolled off the line at Ford’s Louisville, Ky., last week. Ford declared growing […]

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Volvo’s V60 station wagon will be the first car in the company’s lineup to offer the new Drive-E powertrain. Saying it is targeting best-in-class performance and best-in-class fuel economy, Volvo Cars of North America announced engines for the Volvo V60 sportswagon that will hit American shores in January. The V60 in front-drive guise will be […]

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During the Frankfurt show, the Volkswagen Group declared it has set its sights on global market leadership in electric mobility. “We are starting at exactly the right time. We are electrifying all vehicle classes, and therefore have everything we need to make the Volkswagen Group the top automaker in all respects, including electric mobility, by […]

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Edison ParkFast and Zipcar, Inc. announced the introduction of twenty 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to the Zipcar New York fleet at Edison ParkFast locations throughout the city. “We are thrilled to be able to offer Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrids to our members in the New York area through Zipcar’s program with Honda and our […]

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As part of its Nissan 360 company technical overview, Nissan highlighted how law enforcement teams, firefighters and medics are adopting the Nissan Leaf as their emergency support vehicle. Emergency services in Portugal, France, UK and Switzerland have deployed Leafs as community support vehicles, with a number of other countries considering making the switch to battery […]

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The city of Bogota, Colombia launched what it said will become the largest all-electric taxi fleet in South America. On Aug. 2, BYD Co., Ltd., Codesa, Praco, Helm Bank, and ETC held a ceremony at the Tercer Milenio Charging Station announcing and displaying all-electric e6 taxis to be put into service in Colombia’s capital city. […]

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Five bidirectional EV chargers have been put into use in Fort Carson, Colorado. A team of Burns & McDonnell engineers, along with subcontractor Coritech Services has developed a system of bidirectional, fast-charging stations for a local fleet of plug-in electric vehicles. This first-of-its-kind system, it is being said, will push power back to the base […]

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Rolling onto campus in time for the start of the 2013-14 school year, Student Car Share will be launching at 16 university and college campuses across Ontario and one in Quebec in September. Student Car Share (SCS) describes itself as the first car sharing service in Canada geared towards the transportation needs of students 18 […]

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car2go North America LLC will launch its carsharing service in Minneapolis on Sept. 14, making it the first Midwestern city to feature car2go. A network of 300 car2go edition smart fortwo vehicles will be available for shared use in the metropolitan Minneapolis area, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Registration for membership opened […]

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