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Articles tagged “car-sharing”

Rental Cars

What a $24 billion car rental market means to the U.S. travel economy

Car rental companies don’t often air the details of market reach and regulatory issues, making Enterprise’s comments a broad but interesting overview of an industry that remains unaffected by the growing number of startups trying to disrupt it.

What a $24 billion car rental market means to the U.S. travel economy

Online Travel

Car-sharing in South Florida spreads beyond big cities

Car-sharing is filling a gap and answering a need, and that's why it is going to grow and perhaps enter the mainstream.

Car-sharing in South Florida spreads beyond big cities

Online Travel

Uber joins $1 billion valuation club with eBay-like growth

Uber's growth is apparently in overdrive as investor Bill Gurley of Benchmark Capital says the car service's trajectory is faster than eBay's hyper-growth back in the day. Skeptics will say that rising stars can also become falling stars (hello Groupon), but Uber's regulatory issues, a key roadblock, likely will be removed over time.

Airlines

Airport car rental startup FlightCar picks up $5.5 million

In addition to offering little incentive for a car owner to rent their car to a complete stranger, Flightcar received a cease and desist letter from SFO, the only airport the company operates at, one week before this funding announcement.

Online Travel

Uber’s delicate dance with legality is now an art form

Uber is obviously feeling some competitive heat, which is necessitating its expansion into ride-sharing.

Online Travel

Hertz on Demand and Zipcar face off over corporate car-sharing leadership

Both Hertz and Avis Budget now have their little ride-sharing subsdiaries to play with, and both are positioning themselves to tap into the business travel market.

Hertz on Demand and Zipcar face off over corporate car-sharing leadership

Business Travel

Hertz’s plans to beat Enterprise in the off-airport car rental market

Video kiosks at off-airport locations sound great. But, if the Dollar Thrifty car for rental is filthy, is the video kiosk going to wash it?

Hertz’s plans to beat Enterprise in the off-airport car rental market

Online Travel

Ford to launch first car-sharing program from a manufacturer

Ford could be manufacturing the start of some stiff competition for companies such as ZipCar, Hertz and other car-sharing startups. Ford and other car companies presumably would have a cost advantage in producing a fleet, but that's only the beginning of the challenge.

Ford to launch first car-sharing program from a manufacturer

Rental Cars

Zipcar a breath of fresh air for smaller and smaller U.S. cities

Federal funding is bolstering cleaner air as Zipcar's membership fees are being waived.

Zipcar a breath of fresh air for smaller and smaller U.S. cities

Online Travel

Ride-sharing startup Lyft expands to LA after making deal with California regulators

Regulators are in the process of creating laws that address Lyft and the other ride-sharing startups, which will either give them the validity to blossom or clamp down on their nascent growth.

Ride-sharing startup Lyft expands to LA after making deal with California regulators