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PSA takes a low-key approach to its US return by investing in TravelCar.

PSA takes a stake in car-sharing service TravelCar, which will debut US operations out of Los Angeles and San Francisco airports in April.

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Remember to park it in the sun.

Perfect for violinists and pizza delivery drivers.

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WaiveCar debuted earlier this year in Southern California with ad-wrapped Chevrolet Spark EVs.

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It's sort of like Zip Car, but you'll share one car with just a few people, rather than lots of cars with lots of people.

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Perhaps we really will have French cars in the US again.

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Startup is touting all-electric, modular vehicles for about $160 a month.

Amber Mobility plans to build prototypes by next year and have a limited number on the road by 2018.

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Chicago, DC, Boston will be first to get Express Drive rental program.

General Motors and Lyft will launch Express Drive in April specifically targeted for ride-hailing drivers who need vehicles.

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200 Kandi Cyclone Vehicles Will Be Part Of The Program

Alibaba will contribute its big-data expertise to a new electric car sharing plan run by Kandi Tech Group in China.

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Not Enough Places To Park In The City By The Bay

BMW's DriveNow car-sharing service will suspend San Francisco operations in November.

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Failure To Approve Electricity-Rate Hike Leaves BlueIndy $13 Million Short

Indianapolis's planned electric-vehicle car-sharing program is on hold because of cash shortage.

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Video Shows That The ForTwo Fits Guitar In Back

Car2go adds bike racks to about half of its Smart ForTwo fleet in Portland.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.