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Vulog will power Hyundai’s new LA car-sharing service

Vulog will power Hyundai’s new LA car-sharing service The technology behind Hyundai’s new car-sharing service in Los Angeles is provided by a company that is largely unknown despite its ubiquity. Vulog announced Tuesday during Automobility LA that Hyundai will use its technology platform for a car-sharing pilot that will launch in Los […]

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Penske is getting into the car-sharing business, starting with Washington, DC

Penske is getting into the car-sharing business, starting with Washington, DC Transportation services giant Penske Corp. is backing a new car-sharing service called Penske Dash that launched Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Va. The service is debuting at an awkward time for the industry. While some car-sharing operations, particularly peer-to-peer services, […]

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On-demand parking startup SpotHero raises $50 million

On-demand parking startup SpotHero raises million SpotHero, the Chicago-based company that has developed an on-demand parking app, has raised $50 million in a Series D round led by Macquarie Capital. Union Grove Venture Partners participated in the round, along with existing investors including Insight Venture Partners, Global Founders Capital, OCA Ventures, AutoTech […]

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Shell’s first electric vehicle fast charger lands in Singapore

Shell’s first electric vehicle fast charger lands in Singapore Royal Dutch Shell, the energy giant known for its fossil fuel production and hundreds of Shell gas stations, is creeping into the electric vehicle-power business. The company’s first DC fast charger launched Monday at a Shell gas station in Singapore. Greenlots, an EV […]

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How parking app SpotHero is preparing for an era of driverless cars

How parking app SpotHero is preparing for an era of driverless cars On-demand parking app SpotHero wants to be ready for the day when autonomous vehicles are ubiquitous. Its strategy: target the human-driven car-sharing fleets today. The Chicago-based company, which has operations in San Francisco, New York, Washington, D.C. and Seattle, has […]

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Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service

Volkswagen launches WeShare all-electric car sharing service Making good on plans revealed last year to debut an EV-exclusive car sharing service, Volkswagen is actually launching its fleet for customers – debuting WeShare, a new shared service similar to Car2Go or GM’s Maven, but featuring only all-electric vehicles. Initially, WeShare will be available only […]

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China’s Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business

China’s Didi pumps B into its rebranded driver services business Didi Chuxing is going pedal to the metal for its automobile services business after it announced it will invest $1 billion into the division, which is also getting a rebrand. The Chinese ride-hailing firm had been tipped to spin out the business and raise […]

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Daimler’s car2go car-sharing service adds its first US city in four years

Daimler’s car2go car-sharing service adds its first US city in four years Car2go, the free-floating car-sharing service owned by Daimler, launched in Chicago this week — the company’s 25th market globally. The car-sharing company, which lets customers rent out vehicles on a short-term basis, has been steadily expanding in the past several […]

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Zipcar plans to roll out an all-electric fleet of over 300 Volkswagens in London

Zipcar plans to roll out an all-electric fleet of over 300 Volkswagens in London Zipcar is rolling out a fleet of 300 Volkswagen e-Golfs in London this year — in what the company is touting as the largest rollout of electric cars in a single English city. Details from the company are […]

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Uber blocked from testing self-driving cars on Arizona roads

Uber blocked from testing self-driving cars on Arizona roads Uber has been barred from testing its self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona following the accident last week involving one of its testing vehicles that killed a pedestrian crossing the street in its path. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey released a letter sent […]

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