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We Test Out Bollore's All-Electric Short-Term EV Rentals

We pay a visit to Indianapolis to learn more about the BlueIndy carsharing service. It offers all-electric BlueCars to the public for by-the-minute drives.

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State Pays To Push Fleet Further Towards Zero Emissions

California funds $1.6 million to Los Angeles for low-income plug-in vehicle carsharing program.

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US Labor Department To Weigh In

The US Labor Department is taking up the question of whether or not people who drive for companies like Uber and Lyft are contract workers or not.

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BlueIndy Carsharing Fleet Also Causing Friction

Indianapolis is having trouble with its plug-in cars, both the BlueIndy carsharing vehicles and the Vision Fleet municipal fleet.

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The EV that PSA will build for Bollore is called the Bluesummer, and it looks like a Jeep that married a Think City.

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A new study shows that cities like the sharing economy, but also want there to be solid rules.

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Should Car2go Watch Out?

Ford is launching its own carsharing service in London called GoDrive to test out new ideas in the industry. It mixes a fleet of Ford Focus Electric and Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost vehicles, and the service allows people to take one-day drives with guaranteed parking at the end.

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Finding Really Tight Parking Spaces Also Part Of Promotion

Toyota's i-Road electric concept vehicle contest includes a chance to 3D-print panels.

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New Police Visit In Chengdu Comes After Raid In Guangzhuo Last Week

Police in China are looking into Uber's activities in a second city in as many weeks. The investigations are looking at the legality of the ridehailing app.

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His Tenure Lasted Under 20 Months

CFO Brent Callinicos is going to leave the ridesharing company Uber to spend more time with his family. He started at Uber in September 2013.

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The Nissan version of the Renault Twizy, the New Mobility Concept, is going to be available for rent in the tourist coastal town of Shikano in Tottori prefecture, Japan, as seen in this video.

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Toyota, Park24 Will Charge About $3.50 Per 15-Minute Intervals

Toyota will make i-Road three-wheeled EVs available in April for Tokyo car-sharing program at a cost of about $3.50 per 15 minutes.

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400 2014 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Vehicles Will Replace Carsharing Fleet

Car2go is replacing all of its EVs in San Diego with new 2014 Smart Fortwo EDs, ahead of the refreshed model's arrival in the US in 2016 or 2017.

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12,000 Carsharing Vehicles Have Gone 136 Million Miles

Turns out, 1,000,000 people sharing 12,000 cars can have a big impact. Now that Car2go has claimed the seven-digit member figure (disclosure: I'm one of those million), the Daimler-owned carsharing company is, ahem, sharing a few figures in the traditional infographic format. Click the image above to enlarge it.

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Car sharing services like ZipCar, Car2Go and others offer people in cities the chance to have a vehicle without dealing with the hassles of parking or maintenance, while also eliminating traffic. However, many individuals are turned off by the idea of splitting a car with an entire metropolis or would prefer to have a specific model at their disposal. For these unsatisfied souls, Audi has a new arrangement in Stockholm, Sweden, called Audi Unite that might be just the ticket.

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You No Longer Need A Card To Share A Car

For all the smarts in the Smart cars used in Car2go, the cars haven't been smart enough to talk to users' smart phones. At least, not in the way you might want them to talk to each other. Until now, Car2go users have had to carry a special card with them to gain access to the broad network of carsharing vehicles. Now, you can get in and drive using your phone and the Car2go app.

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Display In Chengdu 2014 Gives Us A Clue

Despite a recent setback in the UK, Daimler's carsharing company Car2go remains in expansion mode. The company is currently studying the scene in China (and other countries) to see where the next batch of blue-and-white Smart Fortwo cars will land.

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Park Your EV Downtown, Get Free Minutes

Plugging in a vehicle to get power makes sense when that vehicle is owned by one person or family and – like most of the cars on the planet – sits still for most of the day. But when you're trying to share an EV, or a few hundred of them, charging time becomes doubly important. You need those electrons to move but every minute spent charging is time the car can't be shared.

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The Bollore Bluecar has a deep connection to Pininfarina. The Italian design house and coachbuilder helped Bollore create the B0 (the concept that led to the Bluecar) and has built all of the Bluecars to date. Starting in the second half of 2015, though, Renault is going to take over production of the carsharing electric vehicle at its plant in Dieppe in Normandy, France.

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Car2go has always been about offering its members an alternative to traditional car ownership as they move around town. Now, the carsharing company's focus is expanding to offer alternatives (plural) with the addition of things like taxis, bikesharing and public transportation to the Car2go family. This is because Car2go and its parent company, Moovel (which is in turn owned by Daimler), have acquired RideScout, an all-in-one service that Car2go calls, "the leading app-based mobility platform in

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One Account Would Access Carsharing, Public Transport, More

Helsinki, Finland is no stranger to transportation alternatives. From EV testing to a solid public transportation system, the northern European city knows that private cars are not the only option to get around. In the future, though, private cars might not be a logical option at anyone living there.

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