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Daimler’s Car2Go and BMW’s DriveNow may be merging their car-sharing services, according to a hint by the chief executive of DriveNow’s partner, Sixt. CEO Erich Sixt, who heads the Germany-based car rental company named after him, would not confirm that talks are under way, but suggested that it is in motion. “At the last press […]

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Daimler’s car2go is starting to see some real payback for its one-way carsharing business model with 40-percent growth in the first half of this year. More than 4.5 million trips were taken in the first half of 2017 at 11 North American locations. The company also reported that customers were spending 33 percent more time […]

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General Motor’s Maven car sharing unit finds that Uber and Lyft drivers love the Chevy Bolt and are putting a lot of miles behind the wheel. Rachel Bhattacharya, who heads GM’s commercial mobility unit, spoke about it yesterday at a CAR Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, Mich. The Maven fleet brought in 150 Bolts […]

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Los Angeles is bringing its BlueLA electric car sharing service to disadvantaged communities, funded in part by the state’s cap-and-trade dollars. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and state officials on Friday opened BlueLA’s first demonstration station in the Pico Union neighborhood. It comes from the mayor’s Sustainable City pLAn, and is aimed at meeting Angeleno’s mobility […]

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ReachNow, BMW’s car sharing service, announced four new mobility services and a Brooklyn location yesterday. During a press conference at the L.A. Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA trade show, the BMW division described four pilot programs to enhance ReachNow’s services:  Ride, Reserve, Share, and Fleet Solutions for residential buildings. The car sharing service also described its […]

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Poland, Europe’s biggest coal polluter, said it has plans to invest heavily in an electric-mobility program. The program, announced by Development Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewsk, has a goal of putting one million battery electric cars on Polish roads within 10 years, Motion Digest reported. To kick start the push, government subsidies […]

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French company Bollore Group has won the bid for a car-sharing project in Singapore that will use EVs. It’s the first such project in Asia for the company. The car-sharing fleet will consist of 1,000 vehicles and be active by 2020, according to Singapore officials. SEE ALSO: BlueIndy Car Share Strikes A Deal With Indianapolis […]

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Since February, BlueIndy electric car-sharing service has been stuck in a state of uncertainty, but this past week BlueIndy and the city of Indianapolis have reached an agreement to close a $13 million deficit to get the service up and running. The agreement stated that Bolloré, the French company that owns the service will pitch in […]

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Imagine being able to select a vehicle on your smart phone, choose the delivery location of your choice and have access to said vehicle for up to a month. Audi is making this a reality. Through a new program called Audi on demand, customers have access to a wide range of the Audi vehicle lineup, […]

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With a previously predicted release of spring 2014, Indianapolis’ BlueIndy electric car sharing service is now in need of $13 million in order to finally get its vehicles on the road. The program which would be the largest in the country has encountered a multitude of problems in attempts to launch this service throughout Indianapolis, […]

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