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Uber Teaming Up With GM To Offer Car-Sharing Program For Drivers

Although GM has already invested $500 million in Lyft and has a $99/week program to rent cars to drivers on that platform, it seems the carmaker isn’t interested in playing favorites: GM has now teamed up with Uber to offer a car-sharing program for its drivers as well. [More]

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Toyota Testing Keyless Car-Sharing Program With Getaround

Days after Toyota announced it would follow in the footsteps of other carmakers like BMW and General Motors by investing in the car-sharing game, we’re learning a bit more about what the company plans to do with its new stake in San Francisco-based Getaround. Here’s a hint: it doesn’t involve keys.  [More]

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Toyota Latest Carmaker To Invest In Car-Sharing Company

Following in the footsteps of rival carmakers BMW and General Motors, Toyota dipped its tires into the sharing game on Friday, announcing an investment in car-sharing company Getaround.  [More]

Jaguar Launching Mobility Company To Take On Car Sharing, Other App-Based Programs

If there are two trends we can currently count on automakers to get behind, it’s autonomous vehicles and car-sharing services. Case in point: Jaguar Land Rover says it is launching a wholly owned subsidiary mobility company called InMotion. The idea behind the venture is to build apps and on-demand services such as car sharing and ride sharing. For now, the operations are based in the U.K., but the company says it plans to start testing programs in the U.S. “in the coming months.” [Jaguar Land Rover]

GM Testing Car-Sharing Program In NYC As Alternative To Zipcar, Uber

GM Testing Car-Sharing Program In NYC As Alternative To Zipcar, Uber

Though carmakers are painfully aware that people living in big cities are less likely to own a car than in less densely populated areas, where public transit isn’t as convenient of an option, that isn’t keeping them from trying to get a foothold one way or another in those markets. At some point or another, even city dwellers find themselves in need of a car. To that end, General Motors is testing a car-sharing program in Manhattan, to rival services like Uber and Zipcar.

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Ford plans to launch its new Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing service in six U.S. cities and London.

Ford Launches Peer-To-Peer Car-Sharing Program

Between Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, ZipCar and Car2Go there’s no shortage of ride-sharing and car-sharing services out there to meet your specific needs. But having options is great, too, and with that in mind Ford announced the launch of its own car-sharing program that lets owners of its vehicle rent out their rides. [More]

Lyft Can Launch In New York City, Only Using Commercial Drivers

Lyft Can Launch In New York City, Only Using Commercial Drivers

Two weeks ago, car-sharing service Lyft was supposed to launch in New York City, allowing car-owners to receive cash for driving strangers around. The state’s attorney general stopped the launch, saying that the company is a livery service in disguise and should be regulated as one. Today, the AG’s office announced that they’ve come to an agreement with Lyft, which will be able to launch in New York City using only already-licensed commercial drivers. [More]

Taxes On Car Sharing Eclipse Sales Tax Rates

Taxes On Car Sharing Eclipse Sales Tax Rates

Car-sharing services are a great way to save on all the expenses of owning a car while still getting to use it for short trips. But they would save you even more money if they weren’t being taxed at sometimes more than double than the going sales tax rate. That’s because many states are taxing car-sharing services just like they were rental cars, a new study comparing taxes on car-sharing services across the nation shows.

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Zipcar Launches iPhone App With Magical Car Unlocking Powers

Zipcar Launches iPhone App With Magical Car Unlocking Powers

The San Fran/NY-servicing Zipcar car sharing service has finally launched their iPhone app. Besides the expected seamless reservation system, it has a pretty sweet extra feature: It turns your iPhone into a keyfob capable of locking and unlocking your car, and honking its horn. Not owning a car just got awesomer.