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The automotive and transportation sectors will be looking very different in the near-term future, according to a report by Navigant Research. In its new white paper, “Transportation Outlook: 2025-2050,” Navigant Research looks at the market and regulatory factors moving mobility toward vehicle electrification, autonomous vehicles, and carsharing and ridesharing services, and which will be causing […]

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Daimler AG is expanding its mobility services in the U.S. as the German automaker aims to beat competitors in the emerging urban transportation market. Best known for its car2go carsharing service, Daimler is merging two more mobility services in the U.S., RideScout and GlobeSherpa. Daimler bought RideScout in 2014; its app allows users to find […]

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Hyundai has partnered with hydrogen fueling supplier Linde Group to bring the BeeZero carsharing program to Germany. BeeZero will roll out 50 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles this summer in Munich. The campaign hopes to bring support for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as a zero emission vehicle; and, it’s the first carsharing program that includes […]

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Toyota’s city electric vehicle, the i-ROAD, will be part of a carsharing experiment in Japan. The trial is set to start April ten and will go on until September 30, 2015. Both Park24 Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation are partners in this carsharing project which will be held in central Tokyo. Park24 has approximately […]

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The Co-wheels car club chose Toyota hybrids and city cars to fill its needs of 80 new vehicles for its fleet. The business operates on-street car sharing and rental in more than 40 UK locations and provides fleet management services for numerous organizations. The company evaluates it is now time to invest in more vehicles […]

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car2go is growing this week with two expansions across Vancouver, Canada. Starting yesterday, the on-demand, one-way carsharing service expanded to Richmond, British Columbia, and provides airport access and parking near Vancouver International Airport (YVR). car2go stated this is allowing more ways for its 75,000+ car2go Vancouver members – as well as members across North America […]

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The Alliance Renault-Nissan’s French side is joining forces with Bolloré to promote electric vehicles as part of three agreements relating to industrial cooperation, the founding of a joint-venture to sell EV carsharing solutions and a feasibility study on the development of a specific new vehicle for carsharing plans. These agreements are the results of the […]

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AutoShare in Toronto is expanding and offering a more diverse selection of models. Since becoming part of the Enterprise CarShare network in March, AutoShare has been able to offer members more benefits, increased vehicle options and lower rates. As a result, said AutoShare, membership is at an all-time high. AutoShare added it is served by […]

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Seventy of Toyota’s i-ROAD and COMS ultra-compact personal mobility electric vehicles will hit the road in Europe. As part of a three-year integrated EV car sharing and public transport test project being launched in Grenoble, France in the autumn, this will be i-ROAD’s first official on-road trial in Europe. Toyota said that this October, 70 […]

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Is this a new take on the Indy 500? Not sure about that, but if the Midwest has had less exposure to electric vehicles than, say California, New York, or other regions, that should start to change this year with the influx of state-of-the-art European EVs into Indianapolis. The BlueIndy car sharing program beginning December […]

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