Smart Car Flipped By Dumb Buckeyes Fans

Personally, I think car sharing is a really cool idea. Especially on college campuses where parking is hard to find, congestion is a fact of life, and alcohol often flows too freely. You'll also find a bunch of elitist douchebags—and it seems like some of them don't like the idea of car sharing. Probably because… » 9/28/14 10:05am Sunday 10:05am

Toyota's New Transit Idea Is Like a Bikeshare for Tiny Electric Cars

Small, weird-looking smartcars are nothing new; there are plenty of them on the road, especially in cities where space is at a premium. But Toyota has launched something that makes great use of its zippy 3-wheeled i-Road vehicles: a new car-sharing service that integrates with a city's existing transit system. » 9/12/14 5:01pm 9/12/14 5:01pm

Autolib Electric Car-Sharing Coming To Paris Next Year

Paris's Mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, has announced the installation of a massive electric car-sharing scheme in his city. Autolib takes its cue from the city's successful Velib bicycle-sharing system and will make up to 4,000 electric cars available at stations located throughout Paris, allowing users to rent one on the… » 8/01/08 4:40pm 8/01/08 4:40pm

Zipcar Cutting Back Fleet In SoCal, Refocusing on Colleges

This morning, nearly 800 Southern California members of the Zipcar car-sharing service received an email informing them that the company would be refocusing its business on college markets. This will reduce the overall Zipcar fleet in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas from 90 vehicles to something closer to 35. In… » 1/23/08 1:45pm 1/23/08 1:45pm

Car Sharing to Get More Tax-ing in Washington State

Flexcar/Zipcar users around Washington State are going to see the price of their car sharing rise this week as a nearly 10% car rental tax is going to be applied to their services. The rental car companies were displeased with the exemption for car sharing since they consider their services comparable, and the state's… » 11/02/07 11:15am 11/02/07 11:15am

Zipcar buys Flexcar, monopolizes this car-sharing game

Zipcar announced on Wednesday that it was acquiring rival Flexcar in an effort to head off competition. With the addition of Flexcar's business, Zipcar extends to approximately 5,000 vehicles and 180,000 members. The hope is this will let them compete with the big name operators, such as Enterprise and U-Haul, which… » 11/01/07 11:00am 11/01/07 11:00am

Buy a Condo, Profile Like Magnum, See Painted Boobs

Denton henchman, Phamer's Almanacker and editorial whip-cracker Lockhart Steele's real-estate-oriented side gig, Curbed, features a bit on 255 Hudson, a collection of luxo-condominiums going for anywhere from the nine-hundred-thousands to the three-millions. Needless to say, we won't be buying one. But if say, like, … » 2/28/06 5:31pm 2/28/06 5:31pm