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Barron's: Zipcar stock steady around $26; prudent investors should steer clear

Zipcar's initial public offering (IPO) earlier this month turned a concept – vehicles available for rent by the hour – into a $1.2 billion stock-market value, according to Barron's,

Daimler's Car2go program headed to Vancouver, BC

Daimler's Car2go is expanding into Canada and Vancouver, British Columbia has been selected as the first city north of the border to launch the innovative car-sharing service. Additionally, Car2go Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Daimler North America, will set up shop in Vancouver.

Zipcar IPO a smash hit; car sharing company raises $174.3 million

Despite its struggles – which you can read about here, here and here – Zipcar, one of the world's leading car sharing companie

Getaround offers carsharing with a twist

Silicon Valley startup Getaround offers a carsharing service with a twist. Unlike companies like Zipcar, which owns the vehicles that are available for use by its members, Getaround is a peer-to-peer-based service that works like this: car owners agree to put their autos up for rent on an hourly, daily or even a weekly basis. The vehicle owners set the rental rates and Geta

Billionaire 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

BMW on Demand car sharing program offers short thrills in any new Bimmer

2011 BMW M3 Frozen Gray Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery

Car2go hits 10,000 member milestone in Austin, TX

Daimler launched its Car2go program in its first North American city, Austin,TX back in May. Now, slightly more than four months later, the Car2go program has registered more than 10,000 eager carsharing members who have racked up more than 80,000 rentals in the downtown Austin area. Daimler chalks up

Zipcar to launch car-sharing service for under-21 drivers

Zipcar, a car sharing service with more than 7,000 vehicles and 400,000 members across the U.S., is reaching out to a younger crowd by offering its services to under-21 drivers in the Cambridge, MA area. Zipcar, along with social rideshare partner Zimride, will double its on-campus fleet to 20 vehicles at Harvard Univer

Paris plans to launch world's largest electric car sharing program

Car sharing programs have steadily increased in popularity within the past few years and will likely see continued growth as we move forward. Paris hopes to cash in on some of the action by offering up the world's largest electric car share fleet. Paris' grand plan is an optimistic one, but it should prove to be well within

Communauto car sharing to offer Nissan Leaf in late 2011

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

City of Mount Vernon launches municipal car sharing program *UPDATE

Image of the downtown area of Mount Vernon, New York

Membership in car clubs almost doubles in one year in UK

For people who don't need a car of their own but would like to have access to a ride now and again, car clubs (aka car sharing programs) can be a perfect solution. To join one of these car clubs, you typically pay a membership fee in addition to per use charges. Members reserve cars ahead of time and some clu

California working on bill to legalize private, for-profit car sharing

Sharing cars in one way or another has grabbed quite a few headlines lately. From iPhone apps that help you line-up carpooling buddies to private companies that find vehicles available for use, several options exist to help you either find a ride or share your vehicle with some

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