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Upstart automaker Lynk & Co plans to offer subscription-based car sales. The Chinese manufacturer revealed the information while talking to Auto Express about its newest model. That new car will be a crossover SUV, called the 02 Crossover. It will be the company’s second vehicle to market, following the 01 SUV. Lynk is owned by […]

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Self-driving car service Waymo will be outsourcing management of its Phoenix, Ariz. fleet to Avis. Waymo, a unit of Alphabet, the parent also of Google, will delegate the servicing and storing of its 600 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivans to Avis, while Waymo retains their ownership. The agreement with Avis Budget Group Inc., one of the […]

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BMW is furthering its campaign to bring shared electro-mobility to cities around the world, this time in the German port town of Hamburg. By way of a deal freshly made, the automaker aims to bring an electrified fleet of 550 BMW vehicles to the city by 2019. The cars will be offered to local residents […]

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Hyundai and its captive finance unit will be launching an electric carsharing unit in April. Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Capital will make their vehicles, including electric cars, available through a carsharing service in South Korea. Hyundai Motor launched a carsharing test drive in Korea last December. Users could try out a Hyundai Ioniq electric sedan […]

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A French company is expanding its global reach by bringing electric carsharing to Los Angeles. Bolloré Group received backing Monday from the Los Angeles City Council to bring its BlueCalifornia subsidiary to LA. It’s the second U.S. city to bring the electric carsharing service to the metro area, following Indianapolis and its BlueIndy program. The […]

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Zipcar, Uber, and Lyft are working to get out the vote tomorrow through free and discounted trips. Carsharing leader Zipcar is offering free rides to the first 7,000 voters who reserve its nationwide free-of-charge rental. Existing customers and new members can reserve cars now, either online or through Zipcar’s mobile app, and can use the […]

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Toyota is now offering a Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) to support emerging mobility services like carsharing. Toyota is using the platform to collaborate with service providers and telematics insurance carriers. The MSPF will support mobility services and leverage the Toyota Smart Center (TSC), the Toyota Big Data Center, and financial services, according to the company’s […]

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Bollore Group is moving forward in efforts to bring electrified car sharing services around the world through its partnership with the government of Singapore. By the middle of next year, residents of the island will have access to a fleet of 125 plug-in electrified vehicles and 250 charging points, the Economic Development Board said. By […]

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General Motors’ Maven carsharing service has opened up in San Francisco, its ninth market served since launching in January. Maven is well positioned to compete with popular carsharing leaders in the city, including Zipcar and Getaround, Automotive News says. San Francisco, known for innovation as a technology hub, has been a leading market for carsharing […]

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Zipcar calculates that its carsharing service has taken over 413,000 cars off roads in about 500 cities. The company recently hit the one million membership mark after 16 years in business. Now owned by Avis Budget Group, the company said it serves over 500 cities in eight countries located in North America and Europe. Zipcar […]

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