Car clubs could lead the fight against London congestion

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London has ‘barely scratched the surface of the potential of car clubs’ as an efficient and effective transport solution, according to a new report.

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Car2go car club heads to Miami

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Yet another US city is to benefit from the rising phenomenon that is the car2go car club-this time it’s Miami. On Saturday (July 28), the East Coast city welcomed 240 smart fortwo vehicles which make up its new car club service-a flexible car hire system where customers can pay by the minute for the use [.]. smart car club smart fortwo USA

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Car2go car club heads to Birmingham

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The car2go car club is about to conquer its second British city with the launch of a 250 strong fleet in Birmingham. Latest news smart Birmingham car club car sharing Car2go UK

Brighton to launch first EV car club

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Britain’s seaside town of Brighton is to get its own electric car club, starting with a Mercedes Vito E-CELL van. Set to be run by City Car Club, the electric van will be available for members to use for local collections and deliveries. Electric cars Brighton City Car Club Elektrobay Elektromotive Mercedes van VitoAs part of the electrification of the town, charging point firm Elektromotive [.].

Car club secures 10,000 members

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The residents of Austin, Texas, have taken to the concept of a car club in their droves with 10,000 drivers signing up for the car2go mobility programme. Tags: Green cars Latest news Austin car clubs car share clubs Car2go LIVESTRONG Texas Just four months after its launch on May 21, 2010, more than 80,000 rentals have been completed throughout the greater downtown Austin area with average use lasting between [.].

How can automakers sell more electric cars? Sierra Club report has suggestions

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The Sierra Club recently released what it says is the "first-ever multi-state study on electric vehicle shopping experience," and the results weren't encouraging. A report surveying 308 volunteers who inquired about electric cars in calls or visits to dealerships in 10 states showed that shopping for an electric car is generally more difficult. sales dealers plug-in cars dealerships

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Electric-Car Guide, State-By-State Specifics From Sierra Club

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Today, the conservation group Sierra Club has launched its own Electric Vehicle Guide--and one of its key features is the ability to learn about state and local incentives by entering your What''s your first resource for electric-car information? We''re hoping you answer Green Car Reports (of course!), but in reality there are quite a few by now.

Toyota launches new electric car club in France

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Toyota is bringing its new i-Road and COMS electric vehicles to European roads for the first time as part of a new car sharing club based in Grenoble, France. The carmaker will provide 70 of its lightweight and compact electric car models to be used as part of the new pilot car club.

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Scottish car clubs gain £1 million fund for EVs

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Car clubs in Scotland are about to benefit from electric vehicles added to their fleet. Transport Scotland has awarded £1 million to the shared mobility charity, Carplus to fund electric vehicles for Scotland’s growing car club sector.

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Car clubs receive £40,000 fund from DfT

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Car clubs are set to benefit from an extra £40,000 of Government funding, Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today. The money will be used to support car club development in the UK. Membership of car clubs allows access to low carbon vehicles for short periods of time, often by the hour, on a pay-as-you-go basis. [.]. Tags: Carplus Green credentials Boris Johnson car clubs DfT funding low carbon Norman Baker

car2go car club expands London service

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Daimler-owned car club, car2go is to expand its operation area in London, as its first UK city base proves a hit with motorists looking for an affordable alternative to car ownership.

Clean energy provides far more U.S. jobs than fossil fuels: analysis

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jobs climate change solar clean energy energy Sierra Club wind energy fossil fuels Donald TrumpYesterday, U.S. president Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to begin the process of rolling back pretty much every vestige of U.S. efforts to address climate change. In both his campaigning and since his inauguration, Trump has claimed that his government and its actions focus on creating or bringing back jobs for working-class Americans.

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Study: Six-fold increase in car club membership by 2020

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Membership of car sharing services-known as car clubs here in the UK- is set grow near six-fold to reach 12 million worldwide by 2020, increasing from today’s 2.3 A new study from Navigant Research suggest that the convenient and affordable nature of car clubs will ensure their [.].

Bollore teams with Renault to expand electric car club service

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Bollore is best known for its operation of Paris’ Autolib electric car club, which uses the four seat Bluecars as hire vehicles, available acro[.].

Paris’ Autolib electric car club heads to Indianapolis

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The city of Indianapolis is to become home to the largest electric vehicle car club in the US, thanks to a new deal with the Bollor? is eager to expand to the US, following the success of its car club operations in the[.].

UK’s first ever all-electric car club goes live in London

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The UK’s first ever all-electric car club has been launched in East London today. models are now available to hire 24/7 after E-Car Club launched in Tower Hamlets. Two Renault Zoes and Fluence Z.E.

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Car2go car club adds Mercedes-Benz models for hire

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Following the now widespread success of its car2go car club, run using compact smart fortwo cars, Daimler is now expanding the service to introduce Mercedes-Benz cars too.

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Running a rural car club: four years on

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For the past four years this village has had its very own car sharing club, run by the village’s community energy company, Talybont-on-Usk Energy. Talybont-on-Usk is a small, sleepy village of under 300 households, located in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Car clubs start to conquer business sector too

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Using car club services is becoming increasingly attractive alternative to car ownership; not just for private individuals but for businesses too, according to Zipcar. Latest news business car club fleet ZipCar

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Electric cars are on the market, so where are all the ads?

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Marketing sales New car sales plug-in cars Ads Sierra ClubAnyone who watches even a little television knows that automakers take advertising seriously—and do a lot of it. The seemingly-never-ending stream of commercials keeps their brands in the public eye, and helps them sell cars to the subset of viewers in the market. But if you think that electric cars are generally not represented in that.

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Car2go car club coming to the UK

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Birmingham is to become home to the first Car2go scheme in the UK, after the Daimler-owned car club subsidiary won a tender from the city’s council to launch a car hire scheme. Car2go is one of the largest car club operators, with more than 70,000 people already using its services across in Europe, USA and [.]. Cars Green credentials car clubs Car2go smart fortwo UK


Earn money from your unused car: New car club alternative goes national

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easyCar Club—part of the same group which brought you easyJet and easyCar—is now available across the UK ha[.].


Nissan To Continue Sponsoring National Drive Electric Week Through 2017

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Green Drive Electric Week Plug-in America Sierra Club plug-in carsNational Drive Electric Week, the annual event devoted to advocating plug-in electric cars, will be sponsored by Nissan for the next three years, organizers announced today. The Nissan Leaf is by far the highest-production electric car in history, now closing in on 200,000 global sales since the first one was delivered in December 2010. Nissan had.

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Car clubs keep cutting transport emissions

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Car clubs are continuing to reduce car ownership levels and are helping to cut emissions and congestion-that’s the findings from the fifth annual survey of the nation’s car club members from the charity Carplus. Consistent with previous years, the latest report compiled by the environmental transport NGO promoting car clubs and car sharing, found that [.]. Carplus car clubs car share UK

Canadian Club: The Small Cars That U.S. Buyers Can’t Have

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Canada is bigger than the U.S.; the distances are equally vast; and there’s way more land area per person. And yet Canadians tend to buy smaller cars. Why is this? The simple answer, at least from the south side of the border, is that Canadians are less ostentatious. They typically spend about 15 percent less on new vehicles; and while. Canada forbidden fruit small cars

UK motorists look to join car clubs to avoid insurance renewals and fuel prices

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Vauxhall Ampera joins the club

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Vauxhall’s newly launched Ampera joins Zipcar’s self-service fleet in London, where the car club’s members will be able, from today, to reserve an Ampera online through the club’s website or using their smart phones [.]. Vauxhall car club London UK Vauxhall Ampera ZipCarThe range-extended Vauxhall Ampera is to join the world’s biggest car sharing network as part of a six month pilot partnership.

Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol

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emissions EPA ethanol lawsuit Renewable Fuel Standard Sierra ClubThe confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was expected to rankle environmental groups. Pruitt is a climate-science denier who, in his previous position as Oklahoma attorney general, sued the agency he is now charged with many multiple times over its efforts to enforce environmental regulations. But what may.

Easyjet founder to launch car club

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The new service simply called ‘Car Club’ will be run as a subsidiary of Stelio’s easyCar online car rental firm and will launch in London in 2012. Green credentials Brent Hoberman car club EasyCar EasyJet rental short term Sire SteliosEasyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou is launching a new car sharing service which will see customers able to rent out their cars for an agreed rate.

Car2go car club conquers another US city

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One of the world’s largest car club operators has launched in a new city; Portland, Oregon in the United States. People who sign up for membership of the car club [.]. smart car club Car2go Daimler USThe Daimler-owned subsidiary will begin to deploy some 250 smart fortwo cars in Portland, distributing them throughout the 32 square miles around the city centre.

Call for more support for car clubs as part of UK sharing economy

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London car clubs need Boris Bike inspiration

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As London’s congestion gets even worse with the arrival of the Olympic Games, new research suggests that a free-floating car clubs, that operate like the Boris Bikes scheme, could play a major role in the in solving the Capital’s transport woes. One way car clubs like the car2go or Autolib clubs could be the key [.]. Green credentials autolib car clubs Car2go RAC Foundation rental

ALTe Powertrain Technologies and Club Assist partner on plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for fleets

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ALTe Powertrain Technologies, developer of a range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicle applications, and Club Assist, a supplier of mobile, car electric and road services to motoring clubs worldwide, are partnering on a joint development project to study ALTe’s powertrain technology in Club Assist’s fleet. The testing will take place in Illinois at Club Assist’s Chicago location.

Ford teams with Zipcar for university car sharing club

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Ford has teamed up with Zipcar-the world’s biggest car-sharing network-to offer more sustainable and affordable transport to students at more than 250 university campuses across the US. In signing a two year alliance, the car maker has agreed to supply a further 650 Fords to the Zipcar fleet over the coming academic year including models [.]. Ford car sharing network U.S.A universities ZipCar

Car clubs reducing traffic on British roads

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Car clubs are driving a reduction in car use, car ownership and motoring costs in Britain a new study concludes. At its annual conference, sustainable transport charity Carplus revealed the latest finding of its latest national survey in which it found that 32 per cent of car club users reported a reduction in vehicle ownership, [.]. Green credentials car club car use Carplus motoring costs ownership

Tesla enlists owners' clubs to be lobbying army; insists on it, in fact

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Tesla owners are among the most enthusiastic in the car world, and Tesla often harnesses that enthusiasm. The company knows it can count on owners to be evangelists for its brand, and even to protest laws that prevent it from selling electric cars directly to buyers in certain states. But Tesla is apparently not content to sit back while. ownership plug-in cars Customers

BMW’s car club scheme could come to the UK

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BMW car club germany mobility sharing scheme solutions UKBMW is to expand its recently-launched Munich car-sharing scheme to other cities across Europe, with plans to include the UK. The German car maker has teamed up with car rental company Sixt to put 300 1-Series models on the road for people in the German city to hire for as little as 25p per minute. [.].

Paris launches own electric car club scheme

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The new Autolib scheme is a car club designed specifically for the hire of electric cars and although just 66 models are in service today; a full rollout of 5,000 cars is planned by 2013. Electric cars car club December hire Paris schemeParis’ new electric car hire scheme opened to the public for the first time yesterday.

Electric vehicles are joining the (car) club. The Green Piece.

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Car clubs have been a growing fashion in the last ten years or so, and now they are starting to go electric too. With the launch of the UK’s first fully electric car club, E-Car Club in London last month, we take a look at the increasing presence of batt[.]. November 5, 2013.

Scotland secures first hydrogen fuel cell car trial

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Aberdeen’s car club is to become the first in the UK to trial hydrogen fuel cell cars. The newly-established Commonwheels car club is to take loan of two of Hyundai’s left-hand drive ix35 FCEV, ahead of a renewable energy event arrives in the city. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars Hyundai Aberdeen car club fuel cell hydrogen UK