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Why Some Residents Don’t Want car2go

A town hall meeting is a good barometer of the growing pains of a new transportation business model.

A car2go smart car is often stationed in the Torrance, Calif. office park that includes the offices Bobit Business Media, the publisher of Auto Rental News.

August 13, 2014

A town hall meeting is a good barometer of the growing pains of a new transportation business model.

Tags: Car Sharing, car2go, Point-to-Point Trips

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

The Missed Story behind RelayRides’ Suspension in New York

March 12, 2014

RelayRides must cease operations in New York State because it violated insurance law. But is it the legal gray area or the model itself that kept the service from growing?

Tags: New York, Car Sharing, Peer-to-Peer, RelayRides, Department of Financial Services, Hudson Insurance Company, consent order

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Millennials’ Views of Cars: So What?

February 18, 2014

Opinion surveys on the intentions of millennials miss the big picture of the real shifts in the way we get around.

Tags: Zipcar, Car Sharing, Enterprise Holdings, millennials, car ownership

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

The Death of Car Rental?

Of course, I stood up in the ballroom of 200 and refuted the notion. But then I got thinking.

October 23, 2013

Of course, I stood up in the ballroom of 200 and refuted the notion. But then I got thinking.

Tags: Car Sharing, car2go, Peer-to-Peer, RelayRides, Enterprise CarShare, Hertz 24/7, AutoShare

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(6)

Hertz San Diego Airport — the Future of Car Rental?

In San Diego, Hertz officially unveiled its new facility, along with plans for world domination.

August 14, 2013

In San Diego, Hertz officially unveiled its new facility, along with plans for world domination.

Tags: Telematics, Hertz, Car Sharing, Hertz NeverLost, Hertz Gold, GPS Tracking, Hertz 24/7

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

When the Alternative Goes Mainstream

The Avis offer for Zipcar was inevitable. But is it good?

January 2, 2013

The Avis offer for Zipcar was inevitable. But is it good?

Tags: Zipcar, Car Sharing, Avis Budget Group, Hertz On Demand

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Answers to Seven Fleet Questions

When the heads of seven major fleet management companies convene on a panel together, it’s a good time to get their views on issues such as changes to lease accounting standards, how the new fuel economy standards will affect fleet and which alternative fuel will break out in five to seven years.

April 25, 2012

When the heads of seven major fleet management companies convene on a panel together, it’s a good time to get their views on issues such as changes to lease accounting standards, how the new fuel economy standards will affect fleet and which alternative fuel will break out in five to seven years.

Tags: Leasing, NAFA, accident prevention, Driver Behavior, Zipcar, Hertz, Car Sharing, Fuel Economy Standards, Donlen, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(-1)

RelayRides Founder in the Hot Seat

On the eve of his peer-to-peer car-sharing company going national, Shelby Clark answers questions on security measures, insurance claims, regulation compliance and changes to the business model.

March 7, 2012

On the eve of his peer-to-peer car-sharing company going national, Shelby Clark answers questions on security measures, insurance claims, regulation compliance and changes to the business model.

Tags: Liability, Zipcar, Car Sharing, Peer-to-Peer, HiGear, RelayRides

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Company Shutdown Exposes Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Issues

The theft of exotic cars due to lack of proper security controls brings up insurance, liability and quality concerns regarding the peer-to-peer model. Sometimes it’s not so smart to cut out the middleman.

January 9, 2012

The theft of exotic cars due to lack of proper security controls brings up insurance, liability and quality concerns regarding the peer-to-peer model. Sometimes it’s not so smart to cut out the middleman.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, Car Sharing, Peer-to-Peer, Luxury Rentals, Crime & Fraud, company shutdowns

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, January 9, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

6 Predictions for the Car Rental Industry in 2012

What roles will independent car rental companies, car dealers and car-sharing technology play in 2012? And will Hertz deal anew for Dollar Thrifty?

December 19, 2011

What roles will independent car rental companies, car dealers and car-sharing technology play in the car rental industry in 2012? And will Hertz deal anew for a Dollar Thrifty merger?

Tags: Hertz, Car Sharing, Rental Rates, Advantage Rent A Car, independent operators, Used Car Prices, Peer-to-Peer, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, December 19, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Hertz Lays Out Plan for 1,000 Electric Vehicles and Beyond

August 24, 2011

The electric vehicle “arms race” heats up in car rental. Auto Rental News questions Rich Broome of Hertz on the company’s EV strategy.

Tags: Hertz, Car Sharing, Chevrolet Volt, Battery-Electric Vehicles

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:44 PM | » Comments(-6)

The Q1 Car Rental Crystal Ball

How are high fuel prices and the Japan crisis affecting supply and demand for car rental?

May 11, 2011

How are high fuel prices and the Japan crisis affecting supply and demand for car rental?

Tags: Hertz, Car Sharing, Avis Budget Group, Japan, Used Car Market, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

What is Peer-to-Peer Renting?

September 23, 2010

Owning a fleet is so 2009. Welcome to the new neighborhood car rental.

Tags: Whipcar, RelayRides, Car Sharing, Peer-to-Peer

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

A Few Thoughts on Better Utilization of Fleet Vehicles

July 21, 2010

Technology is making possible peer-to-peer car sharing, “fleet sharing,” one-way rentals and getting more use out of pool vehicles.

Tags: Zipcar, Car Sharing, car2go, Peer-to-Peer, One-Way Rentals, GPS

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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