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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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Green Commuter, a new carsharing and vanpooling service, is bringing in a Tesla Model X fleet to the Los Angeles market. The company says that the Model X was chosen because it’s the only all-electric vehicle currently able to seat seven. With its attractive appearance, comfort, and performance capability, it meets Green Commuter’s goals. The […]

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Hertz has made agreements with the two largest ride-hailing companies, Uber and Lyft, to supply their drivers with vehicles the rental-car company rotates out of its fleet. These partnerships mark a change in Hertz’s strategy. The car rental giant said in January that ridesharing services were crimping its growth. Like the taxi industry, car rental companies […]

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