General Motors launches Maven car-sharing service

January 22, 2016 by  
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General Motors recently announced plans to invest $500 million in the Lyft ride-sharing service, and the automaker just unveiled its next step in redefining personal mobility. GM has launched a new car-sharing service called Maven, which will let customers use its fleet of cars for as little as $6 an hour. Just like Zipcar , users can use an app to find and reserve vehicles by location or car type anden th unlock the vehicle with their smartphone. Read the rest of General Motors launches Maven car-sharing service

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Washington D.C. mayor says blizzard has “life and death implications”

January 22, 2016 by  
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In response to the impending snow storm bearing down on the Northeast United States, Washington D.C. Mayor Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued a warning that the “major storm has life and death implications, and all the residents of the District of Columbia should treat it that way.” According to the National Weather Service , the “strongest winds, and potential life threatening conditions” are “expected Friday night through Saturday,” with heavy snow and wind causing drifts from Friday night into Saturday morning, only to be followed by more heavy snow to continue all Saturday afternoon. The city will shut down all public transit this weekend for the time in its 40-year history. Via CNN

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Zipcar’s Robin Chase on reinventing capitalism

January 12, 2016 by  
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The dominant economic model of the world as we know it is being transformed because some people saw value in excess capacity, said Robin Chase, one of those people.The co-founder of Zipcar, the largest car sharing organization in the world, said the collaborative economy that’s emerging from people leveraging the excess capacity of cars, beds, equipment, office space, data, teaching and so on is creating a ton of value.

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If I was right, why was I fired?

January 12, 2016 by  
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The outgoing CEO of NRG has a very specific answer, and it has little to do with short-term stock prices.

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Carsharing becomes a real estate perk with GM, Daimler, Google

October 21, 2015 by  
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Transportation companies from major automakers to Zipcar are partnering with residential and commercial real estate owners to offer shared vehicles as an amenity.

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Innovators large and small converge on San Jose for sustainability solutions

October 21, 2015 by  
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VERGE event to operate on 100 percent renewably-powered microgrid.

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Honda and Zipcar Team Up to Provide Hybrid and Electric Vehicles to Car Share Members

April 11, 2012 by  
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Zipcar , the world’s leading car sharing network, has announced that  Honda will be Zipcar’s preferred automaker with a focus on hybrid and electric vehicles. The new partnership will give Zipcar members more access to Honda’s low-emission, fuel efficient vehicles like the Honda Insight hybrid , Fit electric vehicle and the upcoming Accord plug-in hybrid. Read the rest of Honda and Zipcar Team Up to Provide Hybrid and Electric Vehicles to Car Share Members Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Car Sharing , carshare , electric vehicles , ev , EVs , green transportation , Honda , Honda Accord , honda civic , Honda CR-V , honda fit , honda zipcar , hybrid car , hybrid vehicles , zip car , Zipcar

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Zipcar Adds the Chevy Volt to its Chicago Fleet

March 29, 2012 by  
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Zipcar , the popular car sharing network in the U.S., has announced the launch of the company’s first large-scale plug-in vehicle pilot program in Chicago. Five Chevy Volts are now available to Zipcar members, with up to 20 additional plug-in vehicles to be added into the Chicago fleet during 2012. The new Zipcar vehicles will be placed at charging pods throughout the city – including locations at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, as well as in the Loop, South Loop, River North, Gold Coast, Streeterville, Lincoln Park, and Albany Park. Read the rest of Zipcar Adds the Chevy Volt to its Chicago Fleet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: car sharing program , chevy , electric vehicles , GM , green cars , green transportation , hybrid cars , plug-in hybrid , Zipcar

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Zipcar founder: Sharing cars is just the beginning

March 20, 2012 by  
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Sharing cars is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential for resource sharing, says Zipcar founder Robin Chase. People are already sharing their couches and beds with strangers. What's next?

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Hertz is Going After Zipcar Aggressively

April 21, 2011 by  
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Photo: romana klee , Flickr, CC The Car-Sharing Wars Have Begun Not long after Zipcar had a successful IPO , car rental behemoth Hertz is going for the jugular by expanding its own car-sharing capabilities in New York City, an important market, and by slashing fees and guaranteeing car availability…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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