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AddCity CarShare rents electric vehicles for exposure, not profit

It's always refreshing when a non-profit's really not for profit.

18OnStar vehicles now ready for car-sharing through RelayRides

Nothing like a little rental income to help make the monthly payment on the Caddy, huh?

AddOnStar vehicles now ready for car-sharing through RelayRides

Nothing like a little rental income to help make the monthly payment on the Caddy, huh?

AddTranslogic tackles how Parisians share transportation

This week, our sister site Translogic heads off to Paris to check out the Vélib' bike-sharing and Autolib' electric-vehicle sharing programs.

12Translogic tackles how Parisians share transportation

This week, our sister site Translogic heads off to Paris to check out the Vélib' bike-sharing and Autolib' electric-vehicle sharing programs.

AddBillionaire Bollore to invest $131M into Paris' Autolib program

Billionaire tycoon Vincent Bollore has committed to invest over 100 million euros ($131 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) into Autolib, Paris' electric carsharing program. The city's car-for-hire scheme is modeled after the successful, but often times problematic, Vélib bike-sharing program. Autolib is scheduled to kick off next fall and will allow area residents a chance to rent electric cars from one of the 700-plus soon-to-be installed stations.

AddHertz will rent all-electric Smart EDs starting next week

Smart ED – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddCommunauto car sharing to offer Nissan Leaf in late 2011

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddLivestrong is Daimler's second partner in Austin's Car2go car-sharing service

Car2go Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddZipcar's Low Car Diet results: save money, lose weight

Last month, Zipcar's annual Low-Car Diet saw 250 people in over a dozen cities trade in their personal car for a shared Zipcar and other transportation alternatives (bus, bike, walking). Zipcar surveyed the participants after the month-long trial and has released a few interesting numbers about what happened to those who went without a personal car for 30 days:

AddZipcar founder Robin Chase on why sharing is good

What's better: everyone owning their own car (which sits unused for 22 hours a day) or everyone having access to a car any time they need one? As you might suspect, this slightly loaded question is easy to answer for car sharing site Zipcar and ride sharing site GoLoco founder Robin Chase. In fast, Chase is a big fan of sharing in general. In a recent interview with Eric Steuer over at GOOD, Chase discusses that the sharing model is a benefit to society and not just the sharers themselves. "Ther

AddHertz launches car sharing service: Connect

Following the lead of ZipCar, Hertz is launching its own car sharing service under the "Connect by Hertz" brand. Hertz is starting with a slow roll out in New York City, Park Ridge, NJ, London and Paris. The initial fleet of 35 cars in New York includes MINIs, Camrys and Priuses. All of the Connect by Hertz cars are equipped with GPS systems, bluetooth and EZ-Pass for getting through toll booths. Hertz is offering a number of rate plans ranging from $50 a year to $125 per month (yes, you read th

27Nissan's plan for electric cars: buy the vehicle, lease the battery

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan Nuvu concept

AddU.K. opens its first HOV lane

Most of us here in the U.S. don't get the opportunity to drive around in the UK very often, and that includes myself. Still, I was a bit shocked when I read the press release I've now posted after the break, which announced that the UK has just opened the country's first High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane. So, they're a little ahead in roundabouts, and we're a little ahead in carpooling.

AddBREAKING: Zipcar, Flexcar to merge

There are reports that the car share companies Zipcar and Flexcar will merge. Financial terms were not disclosed but it looks like Zipcar is absorbing the smaller Flexcar. The name of the merged company, which will have more than 5,000 vehicles and 180,000 subscribers in 48 cities, will be Zipcar. The news is expected to be made official by the weekend. We will have more as the story develops.

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