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    Report: BMW's DriveNow carsharing arm now turning a profit
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    Carsharing venture DriveNow GmbH, owned by BMW and European rental company Sixt AG, is expected to be profitable this year, the first time that will happen since starting up two years ago. BMW hopes to overtake German rival Daimler (with Car2go) in this growing space as urban consumers become ...

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    Breaking: Avis' Zipcar buy likely to be approved by antitrust legislators
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    While some hipsters were bummed out by the idea of car rental giant Avis owning quirky car sharing innovator Zipcar, US regulators will probably approve the deal. That's what Reuters found out after conducting an informal poll of nine antitrust experts. While several of them feared loss of the ...

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    Official: Zipcar offering no-membership-fee weekday driving deal in Canada
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    Zipcar is testing out a pilot program it calls the "Access Plan" in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, that requires no annual fee. It's a weekday program available only Monday through Friday – excluding holidays – that allows members to drive some Zipcars and Zipvans (where available) at ...

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    Report: Avis buying Zipcar for $500 million [UPDATE]
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    Zipcar has long been the granddaddy of carsharing programs, and has spent years forming partnerships with colleges, cutting a deal with Ford and working with the Feds to become a vendor in the government's Short Term Rental (STR) program. The company also first turned a profit in late 2011. A ...

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    Avis to rent out 500 electric Renault Fluences, Kangoos to customers in Europe
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    2011 Renault Kangoo Z.E. – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Avis Budget Group – like Hertz and Enterprise Rent-A-Car – will begin offering "zero-emissions" vehicles for rent to the public. Unlike Hertz and Enterprise, which inked deals that will land Nissan Leafs on ...

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    Avis will rent out Renault electric vehicles starting in 2011
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    Renault Fluence ZE concept - click above for high-res image gallery
    For those in Europe that want to try out life with a battery electric car but aren't necessarily ready to commit full time, Avis may have just the deal for you. The Renault-Nissan alliance has made the biggest commitment to ...

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    Avis doing away with paper clutter
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    There's lots more to being a green company in the automotive realm than offering low carbon-output machines, whether you sell them to the public or rent them, like Avis. According to Avis, not only do its consumers prefer not to have their rental cars cluttered with unnecessary brochures and ...

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    Volkswagen delivers 250 bifuel CNG Golfs to Avis in Milan
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    Volkswagen has just delivered 250 of its dual fuel natural gas Golfs to Avis in Milan, Italy where they will join the rental car fleet. VW's dual fuel system allows the engine to run on either gasoline or compressed natural gas. Each fuel has its own delivery system and if one fuel runs out the ...

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    Orbitz and Avis Budget Group sign deal to rent hybrids from travel sites
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    The giant online travel website Orbitz has signed a deal with Avis Budget Group (the company behind the two popular Avis and Budget car rental agencies) that allow you to rent hybrids from Orbitz's websites. The websites include Orbitz.com, Cheaptickets.com and Orbitzforbusiness.com and you can ...

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    Avis' UK fleet now spitting out 4% fewer emissions
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    Thanks to a variety of CO2 emission-reducing steps (see links below), the fleet of 18,500 rental cars operated by Avis around the world has reduced CO2 emissions by four percent overall between 2005 and 2007. The average per vehicle is now 157g/km per car, a number Avis wants to make even lower in ...

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    Avis adding the Nissan Altima hybrids to their rental fleet
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    Click on the photo of the Altima for a high-res gallery suitable for wallpaperIf you are renting a car in California, Avis is now making a new option available in the form of the Nissan Altima Hybrid. Avis has already been offering the Toyota Prius for some time at locations on the west coast and ...

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    Avis introduces the Toyota Prius to U.K. Fleets
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    First Portugal and Scandinavia, now it's the U.K.'s turn. Tourists, businessmen and collision survivors now have the option of renting green with the introduction of the Toyota Prius to Avis' UK fleets. In addition to being kinder to the environment, the Prius is also exempt from the U.K.'s ...

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    Avis to offer 1,000 Priuses for rent on the west coast
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    Avis Budget Group has announced that they will start offering Toyota Priuses for rent through their outlets in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR and throughout California. The rental company is adding 1,000 of the hybrids to their fleet and joins Enterprise Rent-A-Car which already offers more than 3,000 ...

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