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Car2Go expands car-sharing program, but not in time for SXSW

Timed almost perfectly to avoid the swarms of tourists that will descend upon the city for the weeklong SXSW, Daimler's car-sharing program Car2Go will expand its service area and add more cars in downtown Austin.

By Mar. 9, 2011


Car2Go ups car-sharing ante by going all-electric

Car2Go is bringing 300 all-electric Smart ForTwos to San Diego. Members of the car-sharing program can rent these EVs by the day, hour, or minute, but with an 84-mile range, they won't be going very far.

By Jul. 15, 2011


Daimler launches car2go vehicle sharing service

Daimler has just launched a new car sharing service called car2go in Ulm, Germany.

By Oct. 22, 2008


Smart car sharing expands to Portland and Washington

Floating fleets of Smart ForTwo vehicles that you can rent by the minute will be available in the West and East coast cities by the end of March.

By Mar. 1, 2012


Membership opens for EV car-sharing service in San Diego

Car2Go opens up the membership rosters for its newest U.S. location, and for a limited time, it's free to join.

By Nov. 2, 2011


VW to test car-sharing program in Germany

Volkswagen announced that it will begin a car-sharing test program in Hanover. Quicar members will be able to pick up fuel efficient VW Golf BlueMotions and VW Beetles from 50 locations throughout the city.

By May. 13, 2011


New rent-by-mobile-phone car-sharing company to launch in Austin

It's impulse shopping meets car rental. Car2go, a car-sharing concept from Daimler, will launch in Austin, Texas, in the fall 2009. The service will enable members to use their mobile phones to locate and rent a car near them, without advance reservation.

By Mar. 26, 2009


Toyota, Yamaha unveil connected electric trike, e-bike

Toyota and Yamaha show that just like cars, bikes can be electrified, Wi-Fi connected, and shared.

By Nov. 30, 2011


Texas showdown for transportation start-ups Uber and GroundLink

The battle is on for two transportation network start-ups that are poised to go head-to-head at SXSW to promote a very similar business model: using an app to book a ride from a network of private cars.

By Mar. 10, 2011


Mercedes will bolster Smart's marketing

Automotive News reports on Mercedes-Benz's plans to market Smart cars in the U.S.

By Feb. 24, 2011