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    Official: Daimler opens the door on Car2go Black with B-Class carsharing
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    Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler has finally decided to go to its proverbial mothership to further expand its Car2go carsharing service in Europe. The German automaker has long used its itty-bitty Smart Fortwo vehicles for the program, but now it's kicking off a pilot program called Car2go Black that ...

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    Official: UK all-electric car-sharing service debuts with three Renault EVs
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    Fans of the old Schoolhouse Rock cartoons (there are more of us than you think) know that three is the magic number, and that's the approach a new UK carsharing club is taking with its launch. The E-Car Club bills itself as the UK's "first entirely electric pay-per-use car club" and it debuted ...

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    Official: Someone starts a new Car2go carsharing trip every 2.5 seconds
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    In the fall of 2009, a big idea using little cars got its US start in Austin, TX. That's when Daimler's Car2go carsharing program first came to North America after its global debut in Ulm, Germany. The idea was simple: let people rent a car for just a few minutes at a time, and let them end their ...

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    Report: Kandi EV vending machine is carsharing for $3.25 an hour in China
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    China's cities are blanketed by toxic haze with air pollution that can shut down places like Beijing. Of course, there are many citizens who want to move from a scooter to a car, but that could create more pollution. In steps carsharing, and an idea from Kandi Technologies Group that its small ...

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    Official: Car2go raises carsharing prices in most North American cities
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    When you're paying by the mile, a few cents here and there can make a difference. So, cost-conscious Car2go drivers in many North American cities should be aware that the Daimler carsharing company has raised prices a little bit. The new prices are 41 cents per minute (up from 38), $14.99 an ...

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    Official: Zipcar introduces monthly memberships for carsharing service
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    The world's largest carsharing company is subscribing to the theory that one can never have enough payment options. Zipcar, whose vehicle inventory numbers more than 10,000 worldwide, is complementing its annual-membership fee structure with a monthly payment option at almost all of its North ...

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    Official: FlightCar carsharing program lands at LAX
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    Just in time for the holiday travel rush, FlightCar is expanding to the Los Angeles airport. The why-don't-you-rent-out-your-car-while-you're-away carsharing service started in San Francisco and is also available in Boston. Now the money-making scheme will be on offer at the world's sixth-busiest ...

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    Official: Enterprise CarShare now offering short-term rentals in Salt Lake City
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    Enterprise Rent-A-Car is going farther into the carsharing business with the launch of Enterprise CarShare in the Salt Lake City market. Customers can get the cars – available to rent for as little as an hour – at nearly 30 locations in the downtown area and on local university ...

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    First Drive: Testing Toyota's three-wheel, leaning i-Road trike in Japan
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    Since 2003, Toyota has been rolling out new personal mobility concept vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show. The first was simply called the PM – for Personal Mobility – in 2003. After that came the i-Unit in 2005, the i-Swing in 2005 and again in 2007, along with two takes on the i-Real ...

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    Official: Car2Go says 'Bonjour' to carsharing in Montreal
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    Christmas, or "Noel" to French Canadians, is coming a little early for carsharing enthusiasts in the Montreal area. Car2go, the all-Smart Fortwo carsharing division owned by Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler, will start service in that city on November 2. Car2go will debut in Montreal with 250 ...

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    Official: Zipcar loves Honda Plug-in Hybrids in Boston carsharing program
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    You many not be able to pahk yah cah at Hahvahd Yahd, but if you're driving one of Zipcar's new Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid vehicles nearby, you can now park it at Boston Common Garage. And a few other places. The world's biggest carsharing company, now owned by Avis Budget Group, has added four ...

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    Official: Toyota i-Road EV leans its way into integrated transportation system
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    Toyota is adding its funky, "active leaning" i-Road electric concept vehicle to its rather utopian people-moving experiment in Toyota City that combines personal and public transportation sources. Announced last year, Toyota's "Ha:mo" (short for "harmonious mobility") urban transportation trial ...

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    Official: Nissan New Mobility Concept enters carsharing service in Japan
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    Nissan and Yokohama have put together a rather attractive combination of little electric vehicles, little rental prices and big ambitions. Next month, the automaker and Japanese city will debut the first carsharing program of its kind, which will involve two-seat Nissan EVs that may be rented ...

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    Official: Zipcar expands carsharing in Detroit with 40 vehicles, mostly from Ford
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    Things have taken off for Zipcar in the Motor City. The carsharing leader has gone from offering two cars to 40. Most of these 40 cars will come from one of Detroit's Big Three, Ford Motor Company. Zipcar sees it as a big step forward – bringing carsharing to a "city made by cars and built ...

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    Official: City CarShare fires up Dash carsharing network with 30 Scion iQ EVs
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    Toyota has long said that its Scion iQ EV was destined for carsharing duty, and now we know a bit more about just how this quirky electric car is going to be split among its non-owners. City Carshare, in Pleasanton, CA, has formed Dash, a three-year pilot carsharing program that will make 30 iQ ...

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    Report: Bollore accuses BMW of 'industrial espionage' over Bluecar EV secrets
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    Bollore has a beef with BMW, and it's apparently serious. The company that runs the French carsharing service Autolib filed a criminal complaint against the German automaker of, "using spies to gather information on its electric cars," in the words of AFP. The problem, allegedly, is that two ...

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    Report: BMW DriveNow ready to expand to US cities with more freedom than San Francisco
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    While San Francisco was the best place for BMW to enter the US carsharing game with its DriveNow division, it's been a very tough market. The city's strict guidelines on where cars can be parked has hampered the program, and now BMW wants to expand DriveNow to an unidentified number of new US ...

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    Official: ZIpcar gaily supports GLAAD with Honda Insight carsharing
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    The term "Rainbow Coalition" may have been originally coined to describe a movement led by Rev. Jesse Jackson during the 1980s, but the largest US carsharing service appears to be putting its own spin on the concept, with the help of some Honda hybrids. Zipcar is giving a folks a chance to ...

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    Report: Car2go comes to Minneapolis, goes Livestrong
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    What about St. Paul? That's what some Minnesotans may be asking after Daimler-owned car-sharing service Car2go announced that it will start service in Minneapolis in September. Car2go is putting 300 Smart Fortwo two-seaters into service in Minneapolis, letting subscribers use and park the cars ...

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    Official: FlightCar ready to rent your car out all month long
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    FlightCar is trying to calculate a big unknown: how much is it worth to someone to make their vehicle available to strangers, even if said vehicle doesn't actually get rented (and thus brings in no money to FlightCar). Apparently, the number is somewhere between $150 and $400. The company started ...

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