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Cadillac launches BOOK, a $1,500-per-month car-sharing service
Cadillac launches BOOK, a $1,500-per-month car-sharing service

Within three months of taking the corner office at Cadillac, Johann de Nysschen announced plans to move the brand's longtime headquarters from Detroit to New York. Why did he do it? De Nysschen had been hired to reinvent General Motors' struggling luxury brand, and to achieve that goal, he wanted...Read More»

Toyota's Smart Key Box for car-sharing
Toyota invests in car-sharing, may launch self-driving taxis soon

Like good investors, automakers are diversifying their portfolios. Thanks to self-driving software, urban congestion, and other factors, many companies believe that vehicle ownership will become less common in the coming decades. As a result, automakers have been putting their eggs in new and...Read More»

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What Does 'Mobility' Even Mean, And How Will It Affect Tomorrow's Cars?

Everywhere you turn, people in the automotive industry are talking about "mobility" -- or more often, "the future of mobility". That sounds awfully fancy and sophisticated, but what the heck does it mean? ALSO SEE: Tesla Model S By Radio Flyer: No Driver's License Required When you and I talk about...Read More»

GM launches personal mobility brand: Maven
GM Launches Maven Car-Sharing Service, Buys Remains Of Uber Competitor, Sidecar

Like many of us, General Motors believes that the field of personal transportation will see significant changes in the coming decades. As proof, over the past 48 hours, we've learned about GM initiatives on both the car-sharing and ride-sharing front. CAR-SHARING Car-sharing -- that is, allowing...Read More»

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Who Uses Zipcar? Baby Boomers, That's Who

Some of you may have spent your long, Memorial Day weekend with friends and family. Others may have used the extra off-time to squeeze in a few overdue errands. And in either case, if you live in a large city, there's a chance you called on the services of Zipcar. We tend to think of car-sharing as...Read More»

Used car salesman
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»

2013 Scion iQ EV hits the U.S.
Toyota Enters The Car-Sharing Biz With A Fleet Of Scion iQ Electric Cars

When Zipcar launched its car-sharing service nearly 14 years ago, many people shrugged. "Okay," they said, "that's an interesting alternative to rental cars, but it won't have any effect on the auto industry." Oh, how times change. Today, car-sharing is becoming big business. General Motors saw the...Read More»

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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»

Zipcar's 'Zip to the Polls' promo for the 2012 election
Zipcar Lets Voters 'Zip To The Polls' For Half Price

In America, many voters are focused on tonight's presidential debate at Hofstra University. But some are already thinking ahead to November 6 and wondering, "How the heck am I going to get to the polls?" Zipcar could be the answer they're looking for. Zipcar has announced a one-day program called...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»

Zipcar Facebook app
Zipcar Brings Car Reservations To Facebook

Most of the world's successful companies follow one simple rule: they bring their goods and services directly to consumers, rather than waiting for consumers to come to them. Now, Zipcar is following suit by bringing its car reservation service to Facebook. Zipcar knows that most of its subscribers...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»

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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»

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»

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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Car Sharing Makes Sense To Drivers, But Can It Make Money?

How would you like to go online and reserve a nearby car so you can leave to do errands later that morning? When you’re ready, you'd simply walk or take public transportation to where the car is parked, use your electronic key to gain access, start the vehicle, and drive away. An hour later...Read More»

Zipcar's Scott Griffith and Toyota's Frank Miller with a Toyota Prius PHV
Want To Test Drive A Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid? Zip Over To Zipcar

If you follow car news, you already know that automakers around the globe are preparing to launch an array of plug-in vehicles, from hybrids to full EVs. But while many of those models have already begun creeping toward showrooms, there's one notable absence: the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. As our...Read More»

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 tourists and other travelers -- car-sharing companies target local consumers, typically urbanites who live in cities with strong...Read More»

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Starting Tomorrow: Zipcar Launches Month-Long 'Low-Car Diet' Challenge

If you live in an urban area, you've probably fantasized about ditching your car. It's to be expected, given all the traffic and construction detours and clueless pedestrians and parking hassles. But kicking the car habit is tough, and if you're serious about it, you may need help. To make the...Read More»

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