Zoom offers a neighborhood-based, membership-only car rental service by hour or by day.
The car-sharing startup grew by 3 times in 2013, fueled by surging demand for long-duration and airport rentals. 95% of its revenue came from this part of the business, and RelayRides decided to get rid of short-term rentals all together.
Editor’s Pick A vocal subset of the community are fighting tooth and nail for ridesharing to succeed.
Local Motion combines hardware and software to help large organizations manage the millions of cars in their fleets more effectively. Andreessen Horowitz led the round, and it is Sinofsky’s first board role since he joined the firm.
For FlightCar Monthly, which is in beta as of today, car owners don’t need to pay any membership or other fees. FlightCar simply picks up your car and hands you a check for a variable amount based on the make and model.
RelayRides has scored a major victory for car-sharing startups. Today the company announced that it will launch free parking for its peer-to-peer car rental service at SFO.
While bike sharing has just started in San Francisco, the city is still refusing to allow the most innovative shared-transport company: Car2go.
Ride-sharing startup Lyft has closed a $60 million funding round led by venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, the company announced on its blog. It also confirmed raising $15M in October of 2012.
Sometimes regulation puts the brakes on innovation. Now car-sharing startup RelayRides has suspended its service in New York City after being served with a cease-and-desist letter.
Today, car sharing startup RelayRides announced that it has acquired competitor Wheelz to accelerate its growth.
Flightcar will not only give you free parking at the airport, but will pay you to rent out your car while you’re gone. The company got $5.5 million in its first round of funding today.
Not to be outdone by its competition, Uber has reached an agreement with the California authorities.
Popular ride-sharing startup Lyft got a green light today to continue operating while the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) re-examines its policies.
In the nation’s capital, smartphones users can hail a DC cab, as well as one of Uber’s sedans or SUVs.
Editor’s Pick The Zipcar sale will pave the way for the domination of peer-to-peer services.
News that Avis Budget Group plans to buy top car sharing network Zipcar for $500 million opened some eyes this morning. But the deal could have some trouble going through, with a law firm announcing it is investigating whether Zipcar didn’t get the best deal possible.
Rental car giant Avis Budget Group has agreed to buy car sharing network Zipcar for $500 million in cash.
Lyft, the mobile app that lets you order a moustache-adorned car in minutes, is expanding its service to new cities, including Seattle and Los Angeles.
The founders of Tamyca are an audacious bunch. While the majority of 22-year-olds were partying or struggling to get their bachelor’s degrees, this team of five was busy setting up a company: Tamyca, Germany’s largest peer-to-peer carsharing website.
Car sharing website Getaround announced a large seed round of $3.4 million today from a number of investors including the recently publicized CrunchFund.
Google is converting 5 percent of the parking spaces to electric car charging stations in an attempt to encourage its employees to use its Gfleet electric car sharing program or purchase their own electric cars.
Getaround, a car rental marketplace that makes it dead simple to rent your car or take a spin in a total stranger’s, officially launched today. And as TechCrunch Disrupt judge Chris Sacca noted during the startup’s presentation today, it’s the sort of well-executed idea that simply makes you say “holy shit.”
Car-sharing startup Zipcar went public on Thursday and saw its shares rise 56 percent in the latest example of a strong recovery for the initial public offering market.
Car-sharing service Zipcar has priced its initial public offering between $14 and $16 per share as it inches closer to finally going public on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker “ZIP”, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
RelayRides, a crowd-sourced car-sharing service similar to Zipcar, has raised $5.1 million from August Capital and Google Ventures, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The past years haven’t necessarily been kind to former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman. But has a chance to turn things around after joining the board of directors for car-sharing company Zipcar today.
Car-sharing service Zipcar brought in $55 million in its third quarter this year, up 46 percent from the same quarter a year ago when it made about $38 million in revenue, according to the company’s most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Zipcar, a car-sharing service that lets people rent cars by the hour, announced today that it has raised an additional $21 million in its seventh round of funding led by Meritech Capital Partners.
It seems Google is willing to wait a little longer to fulfill CEO Eric Schmidt’s dream of cars that drive themselves.
Here are the stories we’re following today on the GreenBeat:
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Zipcar announced this morning that Zipcar has acquired London-based Streetcar, a similar car-sharing service. In England, Streetcar is described as a “pay-as-you-go car club.”