New P2P Carsharing Service Launches in 8 Cities

Ther p2p carsharing service is available near airports in eight major cities: Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Denver, Austin, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. Photo via Pxhere. Avail, a new peer-to-peer carsharing service, is launching in eight cities across the United States. Avail connects car owners who want to make extra money with travelers who need to borrow a car. Ther

Sixt Adds 1K Vehicles to Carsharing Fleet

The company reported that demand from business and corporate customers is currently flat due to the general restrictions on travel and the almost complete closure of commercial airports. Photo via Sixt. In its first quarter earnings report released on May 13, Sixt outlined new service initiatives the company is implementing

GRCGDS Releases New Carshare Platform

Photo via Pxhere. UK Based software company GRCGDS Ltd announces the release of its new carshare platform, Car Share Gateway. “The new platform is a gateway for the car share industry,” said Rick Little, cofounder and company chairman, in a statement. The platform is designed to bring connectivity to a

Zipcar Expands Access to Dedicated Vehicles

Dedicated Zipcar options are currently available in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, DC, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto.  Photo courtesy of Zipcar. As a result of evolving needs during the coronavirus, Zipcar announces it is expanding Dedicated Zipcar, an option that provides members the exclusive use of a

Enterprise CarShare Suspends Service in Toronto

Because customers can rent vehicles across Toronto for short periods, it makes it difficult for Enterprise CarShare employees to clean the vehicles between uses.  Photo via Wikimedia.  As of last week, Enterprise CarShare has suspended its carsharing service indefinitely in Toronto, according to a report by The Canadian Press. The

Gig to Expand to Seattle

Seattle residents will start seeing Gig cars on the road in April, and the full fleet of 250 cars will be deployed in May. Photo via Jay Huang/Flickr. AAA Washington is bringing Gig carshare to Seattle this spring. Seattle residents will start seeing Gig cars on the road in April, and the

Share Car Launches Rental App

Share Car, a carsharing service based in Indonesia, has launched its new carsharing app, according to a report by The Jakarta Post. The app can be installed on both Apple iOS and Android smartphones. Started with test-marketing in 2018, Share Car was developed by ASSA Mobility, a division of PT

Romanian Carsharing Service Offers Hybrid Vehicles

The carsharing service offers free parking in the city’s public parking lots and provides child seats with each vehicle. Photo via HPGruesen/Good Free. Citylink, a carsharing and bike-sharing company, has launched in Bucharest, Romania, with a fleet of 150 hybrid vehicles, including Toyota Yaris and Toyota Corolla hybrids, according to

Should Carsharing Drivers Submit to Breathalyzers?

Lee says that carsharing companies need to do more to make sure is customers and others on the roads are safe.  Photo via Pxhere. A Canadian lawyer is pushing for carsharing companies to add breathalyzers to their cars, following a crash in Vancouver involving a Car2Go vehicle that killed a taxi

Kentucky Lawmakers Look to Regulate Carsharing

Legislators asked questions and heard from representatives from all companies. Photo via Pxhere. Officials from the car rental industry, auto insurance, and the carsharing industry appeared before the Kentucky General Assembly's Interim Joint Committee on Banking and Insurance to discuss regulations on carsharing apps. According to River City News, Turo and