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Car-sharing showdown: UberX offers free rides in Lyft's new cities

UberX gives out free rides in St. Paul, Indianapolis, and Phoenix shortly after Lyft announces its launch in two of those cities.

By September 5, 2013


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 November 2, 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 July 15, 2011


Can you get around Getaround's car-sharing security?

GetAround's CarKit technology makes it easy for members to borrow cars, but does it also make it easy for thieves to steal them?

By August 18, 2011


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 March 9, 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 March 26, 2009


EO car explores power-sharing platoons

The research institute is showing off a car designed to test new techniques for linking cars into highway-riding trains. The EO also is unusually adept at steering.

By March 8, 2012


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 March 1, 2012


Mercedes wants you to share cars like a Communist

During the company's press conference, it talked about one way to cut down on emissions: share rides. And it has an app for its connected-car tech that helps owners find riders.

By January 10, 2012