Car Sharing

This Car-Sharing Thing May Be Catching On: Avis Buys Zipcar For $500 Million
This Car-Sharing Thing May Be Catching On: Avis Buys Zipcar For $500 Million

If mergers and acquisitions are any indication of future trends, it looks like the car-sharing sector could be on track for massive growth. That's because one of America's biggest rental companies, Avis, has just agreed to purchase America's foremost car-sharing service, Zipcar, for the sum of $500...Read More»

Avego ride-sharing app
Ride-Sharing Apps Take Off

From urban dwellers to long-distance commuters, more and more Americans are opting to leave the driving to others – and taking advantage of the growing number of ride-sharing apps available today. The potential audience is huge. Census survey data shows the percentage of people car-pooling...Read More»

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Eager To Make Some Cash? Rent Out Your Car Through RelayRides

The economy may be on the upswing, but what family doesn’t need a little extra cash to cover necessities right now? One answer may be right in your garage or driveway, in the form of an extra or unused vehicle. You may be able to earn a tidy sum renting it out through a peer-to-peer...Read More»

RelayRides
Need Wheels In Walla Walla? RelayRides Car-Sharing Goes National

Strapped for cash? Have a working car in the driveway? Now you can rent it out using RelayRides, anywhere in the U.S. We've talked about RelayRides before: it's a car-sharing start-up that allows folks with under-used wheels to loan them out to friends and strangers in exchange for cold, hard...Read More»

car2go - Washington, D.C.
Car2go Carsharing Service Comes To Washington, D.C., Portland, OR

Need a car for a quick 10-minute trip or an hour to run an errand in another part of the city? Are you a visitor looking to sight-see for the day? If you are in Washington, D.C. or Portland, Oregon, you’re in luck later this month as car2go launches its popular carsharing service in those two...Read More»

Gossip Girl presents the faces of Generation Y
Zipcar-Funded Study Shows That Young People Prefer Car-Sharing

Chances are pretty good that you've already heard about the young whippersnappers known as Millennials and how they totally prefer gadgets to gearboxes. Now, there's more proof of Generation Y's aversion to vehicles, but there's a catch: it comes from a study funded by Zipcar. That study was...Read More»

The TAC-V JAMMA ITV Hybrid Electric Military Vehicle
Car Sharing Comes To Military Bases

As ironic as it may seem, the men and women protecting our freedom don't always have the freedom to get around on their own. Owning and keeping a car on a military base can be inconvenient, or cost-prohibitive altogether. If ever there was a need for car sharing, this is it. The Army and Air Force...Read More»

2012 Nissan Leaf in the Apple iPhone 4S commercial
Ferrari Enzo, Escape Hybrid, Dodge's New Compact: Car News Headlines

While the world pays condolences to Apple's founder, we're studying the details on the next super Ferrari and Dodge compact car--and wondering where greens will go when the Escape Hybrid isn't on sale any more. Car sharing, odo tampering and LH guilty pleasures--it's all here today at High Gear...Read More»

RelayRides and OnStar
GM Allows OnStar Owners To Rent Out Their Cars Using RelayRides

Car-sharing is all in the news today with the announcement from General Motors that it will allow OnStar owners to loan out their vehicles using OnStar hardware. This comes as the result of a new partnership between GM and RelayRides, a car-sharing service. Car-sharing is a simple concept, really...Read More»

RelayRides and OnStar
GM To Let OnStar Owners Rent Out Their Cars Using RelayRides

Car-sharing got a major boost this morning as General Motors announced a new partnership with RelayRides. GM plans to let OnStar subscribers loan out their vehicles using OnStar hardware. If you're unfamiliar with RelayRides, it's a car-sharing service comparable to Getaround. In a nutshell, car...Read More»

Zipcar will add the 2012 Ford Focus to its college car-sharing locations
Ford Ponies Up For Free Zipcars For Students

Going to college is tough on the wallet, no doubt about that. Getting around campus and environs with a Zipcar can be an economical alternative to owning your son or daughter owning their own car. With the new Ford “Students with Drive” grant program just announced, university students...Read More»

Zipcar will add the 2012 Ford Focus to its college car-sharing locations
Ford Promotes Its Cars To College Students With Zipcar Deal

It’s no secret that Ford is pulling out all the stops in an effort to entice younger buyers into its new products with test-drive promotions, including social media such as Facebook. Now, in a two-year agreement with Zipcar, Ford will be the largest single provider of vehicles to more than...Read More»

2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, Paris Hilton, Ford, Tuatara: Car News Headlines

A convertible will join the new Beetle lineup next spring as a 2013 model. [TheCarConnection] Paris Hilton receives a Lexus LFA from ex-boyfriend and exchanges it for a different color. [MotorAuthority] Hilarious explanation for plug-in cars with Xtranormal animation. [GreenCarReports] Car2go is...Read More»

Zipcar
Next Week: Zipcar Launches The Low-Car Diet Challenge

Putting a car in the shop is never fun, but then again, it's almost never as bad as you think, either. You adjust your schedule, you take a bus or two, you survive. But could you last more than a few days without your ride? Could you last a whole month? Zipcar wants to find out. For the fourth year...Read More»

car2go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive at Pacific Beach
Car2go To Have North America’s First All-Electric Fleet In San Diego

San Diego residents and tourists looking for a quick trip to Pacific Beach, Balboa Park, Torrey Pines, the Gaslight District or other local attractions or destinations have a new option: one of the 300 Smart ForTwo EDs in car2go’s all-electric carsharing fleet. Of course, there are a few...Read More»

Getaround
Getaround Car-Sharing Service Gains Traction (But We Have Doubts)

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about RelayRides, a car-sharing start-up that lets folks loan out their vehicles to friends and strangers for cold, hard cash. Now, a similar peer-to-peer start-up seems to be drawing a lot of attention and at least one high-profile investor. Is this the way of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy Cruze, Jeep Wrangler, Lenny Kravitz: Car News for May 17, 2011

The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is shopping its 38-mpg highway rating to the media today. Relax, Cruzey--you had us at "active aero." [GreenCarReports] You might think it's charming in a Ferris Bueller way, but the way this 22-year-old clocked out a Lamborghini Murcielago is no laughing matter. Well...Read More»

2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept
Saab Deal Off, Porsche's New HQ: Car News for May 12, 2011

Sweet, then sour: Saab's financing deal with China's Hawtai has collapsed, which means chances of seeing this Phoenix concept or Hawtai's fabulous $10k Cayenne knock-off are a little less likely today. Awkward! [MotorAuthority] So, can Saab survive the latest peril in its Pauline-like saga? I...Read More»

RelayRides demo
RelayRides Puts You In The Rental Car Business

How often do you use your car each day? Even if you commute in it, chances are good that it’s idle for more hours than it’s in use. If you live in a big city, you may use your car on weekends only, so wouldn’t it be nice to earn income from your car when it’s not in use?...Read More»

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