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Zipcar & Other Car-Sharing Services Have Killed 500,000 Auto Sales: Study

Zipcar & Other Car-Sharing Services Have Killed 500,000 Auto Sales: Study

Car-sharing services like Zipcar and RelayRides are poised to shake up the auto industry. On a macro-level, they represent a huge change in the way that we view and use automobiles. In more practical terms, they reduce the public's need to buy cars. How much of a reduction have they caused?... read more

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Social Car News and OneRiot

Trending In Social Media This Week: Another Toyota Recall, Ford And GM

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we... read more November 5, 2010 by 


 
2012 BMW 6-Series

BMW Borrows A Page From Zipcar's Playbook

By now, many Americans are familiar with Zipcar and similar car-sharing services. Unlike their close cousins -- car rental outfits like Hertz and Avis, which thrive on... read more October 25, 2010 by 


 
No hitchhiking

Daimler Becomes A Yenta For Carpoolers With Car2gether

Zimride. eRideShare. Match.com. Every few months, it seems like someone new is trying to arrange hook-ups between carpoolers. Now, it's Daimler's turn. Daimler has announced... read more September 10, 2010 by 


 
Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel

Battle Of The Brands: Which European Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

Yesterday, we launched a little friendly competition: a comparison of automakers' YouTube channels. We were curious to see which qualify as must-see web TV and which ought to... read more August 10, 2010 by 


 
2011 Infiniti M37

Infiniti M35 Hybrid Due at L.A. Show; Essence M Coupe A No-Show?

It's been promised for the near future, but now the Infiniti M35 Hybrid has a firm launch date for eager U.S. hybrid watchers--this November, at the 2010 Los Angeles auto... read more May 18, 2010 by  1


 
Elon Musk

DOE, Daimler Keep Tesla CEO Elon Musk On A Short Leash

Earlier this week, our own John Voelcker raised a number of questions about Tesla and its long-term viability. Now Wired -- a high-tech media outlet that often champions the... read more February 4, 2010 by  9


 
2011 BMW 7-Series

Mercedes Vehicles Made In China Just As Good As German-Made

Mercedes-Benz vehicles made in China now place in the top half of all the company's vehicles when ranked for quality. Ulrich Walker, Chairman and CEO of Daimler Northeast... read more December 16, 2009 by 


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Production Moving To Alabama

Here at TCC, we've seen some interesting production news over the past few months -- for example, Ford intends to make the U.S. its export base, and Honda will export the... read more December 2, 2009 by  2


 
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Mercedes-Benz May Launch Smaller Cars In U.S. By 2012

Readers of a certain age will recall a time when America's roadways were clogged with Gremlins, Rabbits, and other fuel-efficient minicars. That historical moment was caused... read more November 13, 2009 by  4


 
Rashed A. J. Al Fahim, Andreas Ernst, Abdul Jabbar Gargash

Daimler Provides Sharia-Compliant Loans To Mid East Buyers

When Westerners think of Sharia -- the strict code of Islamic law -- we tend to think of...unpleasantness. Stonings, beheadings: that sort of thing. However, Sharia also... read more October 16, 2009 by  10


 
Dieter Zetsche

Rumor: Daimler, BMW May Buddy-Up To Retain Market Share

Despite all the great news coming out of Germany in recent days, it's apparently not all biergartens and schnitzel over there: a new article in Der Spiegel reports that... read more September 16, 2009 by  8


 
vw space up! concept motorauthority 010

Volkswagen Will Debut Electric Citycar By 2013

As if there weren't enough news blasting out of Germany at the moment, Volkswagen's head of research and development, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, has announced that the company... read more September 14, 2009 by  15


 
One of the voice actors behind Mercedes' LINGUATRONICS system

Faces To Match The Voices Of Mercedes' LINGUATRONIC System

GPS and other in-car control systems have matured to the point that we've really begun to care about their sound. The clunky, robot voices from early generation models don't... read more September 1, 2009 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell

Mercedes-Benz Introduces First Series Fuel Cell Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz is joining the fuel cell crowd: the company has announced plans for its first series-produced fuel cell vehicle, called the B-Class F-CELL. (MB alluded to the... read more August 28, 2009 by 


 
Smart ForTwo Edition Highstyle

Coming To Europe: Deluxe 'Edition Highstyle' Smart Fortwo

Nearly everything is shrinking these days -- electronics, the economy, the globe (thanks, Facebook) -- but with few exceptions, luxury automakers have been reluctant to join... read more August 26, 2009 by 


 
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