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1BMW adds on-street parking to DriveNow carsharing in SF

BMW is putting a new spin on the concept of the San Francisco treat. The German automaker cut a deal to clear out 80 street-parking spaces for its DriveNow car-sharing program in the notoriously parking-constrained City by the Bay. Bimmer is also more than doubling its all-electric ActiveE car-sharing fleet in San Francisco to 150 vehicles from 70.

9Toyota-Grenoble EV car-sharing program will include i-Road

We're not sure if you can throw tire chains on the super-narrow Toyota i-Road electric vehicle, but it's a question worth asking. That's because the Japanese automaker is partnering with the French city of Grenoble, located in the Alps, to deploy a car-sharing program that will include about 70 Toyota EVs, including some based on the recently unveiled i-Road concept.

1Ford will start familiar-sounding Ford2go carsharing service in Germany

With more than a half-million words in the English language and 10 digits to choose from, Ford had ample opportunity to not name its new European carsharing service pretty much the same as a competing service operated by Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler. Alas, opportunity squandered.

1Avis Acquires Zipcar for $500 Million, Car-Sharing Goes Mainstream: AOL Autos

Car sharing is catching on so much that rental car giant Avis has purchased the best-known brand in that industry, Zipcar, for $500 million.

5Hiriko 'folding' EV will be produced for German car-sharing project next year

Hiriko's "folding" electric vehicle has been in the works for about two years but the momentum is picking up. The company has reached an agreement with the operator of the German railway network to start testing the vehicles within a car-sharing network in Berlin starting early next year.

6Car2go lights up London with carsharing Smart Fortwos

Londoners are learning that good things come in small packages, from Kate Middleton's recently bloomed baby bump, to newly rentable Smart ForTwo vehicles on the streets of the city.

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?

4OnStar vehicles now ready for car-sharing through RelayRides

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

4Car2go suspends operation in Lyon, France because of name conflict with Car' Go

What's in a name? In Lyon, France, it can mean the difference between Daimler running its Car2go car-sharing service and taking a little break.

AddBMW, Daimler compete in by-the-minute car-sharing service

So if you see a Smart ForTwo and a Mini racing down the streets of Berlin, here's why.

AddHonda bringing plug-ins, hybrids to Zipcar fleet

Following in Ford's and Chevy's footsteps, Honda today announced a partnership with the car-sharing service Zipcar. The cars that will be added to the use-em-when-you-need-em fleet are going to be Honda's "latest advanced technology vehicles," which in this case means the Insight hybrid, the Fit EV (starting this fall), the Accord Plug-In Hybrid (in early 2013) and the new CR-V. Zipcar's technical name is that Honda is a "preferred vehicle manufacturer" and Honda sees the deal as a way for "urba

6Daimler's car2go car-sharing service will launch in UK this fall

Daimler's about to find out of its car-sharing service translates to left-hand drive.

3Daimler's car2go car-sharing service starts in D.C., Portland this month

Daimler AG's Car2go car-sharing service, which has North American operations in San Diego, Vancouver and Austin, TX, will start the open-ended car-sharing program in Washington, D.C., and Portland, OR, later this month.

1Zipcar launches city-government car-sharing program in Boston

Zipcar, the largest U.S. car-sharing service, last week launched a program in Boston in which city employees can share city-owned vehicles in an effort to save money and cut emissions.

3Car2go solidifies Austin car-sharing program, will start in Washington, DC soon

Daimler's open-ended Car2go car-sharing program has its deepest U.S. roots in the city of Austin, TX. That's where the first North American Car2go program was established and where a two-year pilot program just concluded. The trial's end doesn't mean the free-range Smart cars will go away, though. Instead, Daimler and Austin's city government have agreed to continue offering cars there with a deal that includes introducing all-electric vehicles to Austin (like Car2go does in San Diego) and updat

2London considers copying Paris' Autolib electric car-sharing scheme

Since London has already copied Paris' Velib public bicycle rental service, it seems fitting that England's capital city is considering an electric vehicle-sharing scheme that mimics Paris' recently launched Autolib. For full details on Autolib, click here.

19Looks like car-sharing can save the planet

What's the best way to avoid the cost of car ownership, keep the flexibility of having four wheels available when you need them and – possibly – save the world? How about car sharing?

12Report: BMW, Mercedes experiment with upscale car-sharing

If you think that joining in on the car-sharing party means that you'll be stuck behind the wheel of a low-buck auto, prepare to be amazed. According to AutoWeek, both BMW and Mercedes-Benz are diving into the car-sharing world with programs designed to allow users to experience a slice of luxury without having to foot the hassles associated with car ownership. BMW on Demand will provide drivers with a 1 Series for as little as €16 per hour in Europe (around $21 USD/hr). Those wanting a lit

2Even without profits, Zipcar expands Philadelphia presence

Car sharing service Zipcar still isn't making any profits but that isn't stopping them from expanding. The company is pumping up its presence in Philadelphia by 20 percent. Since the city awarded Zipcar a contract to provide its service to city employees, 20 departments and 250 employees have signed up. The expansion will see a number of new cars added to the local fleet including a doubling of the number of Priuses available at $6 / hour. Ten more locations will be added within the city, making

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