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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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    Report: Zipcar carsharing comes to the Motor City with just two Ford vehicles
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    Yes, it is quite symbolic. In this age of Millennials putting off driving and "peak car" sales being replaced by car sharing and other mobility, it is time for Zipcar to arrive in Motor City. The Detroit automakers may be seeing strong sales these days, but that's not expected to last ...

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    Official: Enterprise adds Zimride ridesharing to 'total transportation solution'
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    More and more, the major car rental companies are in heated competition to become the leading full-service transportation provider. Enterprise Holdings has acquired Zimride, an online ride-matching service. Zimride has more than 350,000 users (drivers, passengers and partners) who have connected ...

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    Report: Hertz 24/7 will make carsharing available to most Americans by 2016
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    Hertz wants to be there whenever you want to borrow a car. The traditional car rental company has been attempting to get in on the short-term carsharing bandwagon for a while, with Hertz On Demand, but this week's announcement of a new program called Hertz 24/7 is a big move towards giving you ...

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    Official: Communauto all-electric carsharing program charges up in Montreal
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    No gas, no residential permit required for parking, mon dieu! Yes, Montreal is the site of Canada's first all-electric car sharing program, which will be operated by longtime car-sharing service Communauto and will be used to collect data on the region's driving habits. The program, which will ...

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    Official: Twizy Way gets a visit from Caterham F1 driver Charles Pic
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    This isn't the first time the name F1 has been twisted with Twizy, but it's the first time that we know of that an F1 driver has gone to check out the all-electric Twizy Way carsharing effort. Charles Pic, who races with the Caterham F1 Team partnered by Renault, went to the "Twizy Way ...

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    Report: French car-sharing service Autolib will make US debut in Indianapolis
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    Green car enthusiasts may have assumed that French electric car-sharing service Autolib would show up stateside in a city like San Francisco, Austin or Portland, but notoriously green Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard had other ideas. Led by Ballard, the racing city reached an agreement for ...

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    Official: Zipcar goes to the drive-in with Dexter, Ray Donovan (we don't get it, either)
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    Here's a bit of corporate synergy we didn't see coming. Carsharing service Zipcar is partnering with Showtime to present special outdoor screenings of the show Dexter and the new series Ray Donovan. What's interesting is that if you attend the screening, you'll get $50 in free driving credit, ...

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