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OnStar vehicles now ready for car-sharing through RelayRides

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

OnStar vehicles now ready for car-sharing through RelayRides

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

Car2go 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.

BMW, 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.

Honda 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 g

Daimler'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.

Daimler'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.

Zipcar 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.

Car2go 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 vehi

London 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 Eric Loveday

Looks 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?

Report: 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 pr

Even 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 Prius

Carticipate: meet friendly carpooling strangers on your iPhone

The other day, I wrote a post about Zimride, a new online carpool app that integrates with Facebook to match up riders and drivers. I knew when I wrote that post that I had seen another similar program in the iTunes Application store, but couldn't remember the name at the time. Well, thanks to the people behind that iPhone/iPod Touch app (who are apparently AutoblogGreen readers and wrote in

Profits absent as Zipcar grows

If Zipcar were available in the city where I live, I'm pretty sure I'd be one of the first to sign up. And the realization that sharing a car is a good idea has struck a lot of people around the country. In fact, Zipcar's membership should hit 300,000 this year, an 80 percent increase compared to 2007 (Zipcar and its main rival Flexcar Sebastian Blanco

Zipcar-driving voters in Philly choose Obama

Not quite sure what to make of this, but on a day when America's political eye is turned to Pennsylvania, Zipcar would like us all to know that the car-sharing company took a weeklong poll of Zipcar members in Philadelphia and found that Barack Obama was the runaway winner with 59 percent of the "vote." Hillary Clinton came in second with 25 percent and John McCain trailed with 16 percent. Of course, the "votes" were not simple "who do you like best?" questi

Carsharing in Paris? Get your subscription for free

Carsharing is quite a good thing. I'm actually using one in my own city (although, sadly, not regularly). One barrier to use is the monthly or yearly fee. A company in Paris has decided that this was unfair and has launched a set of carsharing tariffs that excludes montly fees or membership dues. The plan is called Mobizen and it's free to join; costs are €9 for to drive one of their available (located a

Paris Mayor promises electric car sharing. Gets re-elected.

The Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, has been touting the idea of an electric or hybrid car sharing program for the "city of lights" for some time now. Trouble was, he had an election to win before he could really claim a mandate to make it happen. Luckily for him and his socialist-leaning ways, the electorate have been quite unhappy in recent days with their right wing, wife

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