Car sharing is one of the most popular new schemes to help urbanites cut down on their driving. The reasons people choose to participate in car-sharing are varied – everything from cost-savings to reduced environmental impact. Car sharing isn’t available in every city across the nation yet, though. Starting your own car-sharing program can be Read on! →

Austin, Texas, will soon be seeing SmartCars in an entirely new light thanks to German company Car2Go. The car-sharing service will be expanding the year-old pilot program to all city and state officials in Austin. Car2Go is a car-sharing service that charges users by the minute for use of SmartCars, a model that is becoming Read on! →

The trend of car sharing, when drivers borrow vehicles for an hourly fee, is growing by leaps and bounds, notes the Detroit Free Press. Automakers like General Motors are now funneling their dollars into the peer-to-peer movement, and Google is exploring investment opportunities. Car sharing: A new way to rent cars Numerous start-up firms are Read on! →

Car sharing programs such as Zipcar and others are becoming popular, as they pose a viable alternative for car ownership to many. Zipcar itself has expanded to 46 college campuses and more than a dozen cities worldwide. Not everyone needs to buy The usual car, according to Time Magazine, sits idle for 92 percent of Read on! →

Zipcar, the revolutionary car sharing service, is having its Initial Public Offering on April 13. The company is a bit different from a car rental company; customers don’t rent a car, they pay a subscription fee and have access to cars the company owns stationed in various places. Some believe high gas prices will drive Read on! →

In a few large U.S. cities, seeing a parking lot full of Zipcars is becoming more and more common. Soon, drivers in the United Kingdom will have a chance to wave their membership cards to use Zipcars, too. The Cambridge-based company has acquired Streetcar. The combined car-sharing network of Streetcar and Zipcar has about 400,000 Read on! →