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February 6, 2018
Vrtucar to Acquire Community CarShare

Community CarShare plans to dissolve the carsharing cooperative due to financial issues.

Daimler, BMW Reportedly Merging Car-Sharing Services

The merger is likely an effort by the German brands to compete with U.S.-based ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft.

Zoomcar Plans to Expand, Add Services

Zoomcar plans to expand to more Southeast Asian and African countries in 2018 and has launched a private cycle-sharing service in India.

Mex Rent A Car Expands to Portugal

Currently, Mex has affiliate locations in other countries within Europe.

Electric Vehicle Carsharing Fleet to Launch in New Zealand

A retirement village in New Zealand is purchasing an electric vehicle carsharing fleet for its residents.

Kia, Repsol Launch WiBLE Carsharing Service in Madrid

Kia Motors Iberia and Repsol have entered a partnership to launch to launch WiBLE, a new carsharing operator.

Man Arrested for Theft of Rental Cars

A man who stole and resold rentals cars in India has been arrested.

Socar Launches in Malaysia

The expansion to Malaysia marks the first overseas location for the South Korean carsharing startup.

Car Rental Startup eZhire Raises Seed Investment

The Dubai-based on-demand rental car app plans to use the funding for marketing and expansion efforts.

Rentalcars Connect Supported on Icelandic Flight Search Engine

Rentalcars Connect has developed a bespoke car rental platform that will sit seamlessly as part of the Dohop website.

Int’l Car Rental Show Announces Closing Keynote

The 2018 International Car Rental Show’s closing keynote panel, titled “Game Plan 2020 and Beyond: Preparing for Success in Disruptive Times,” will provide specific guidance for independent and smaller car rental operators.

9 Men Jailed for Stealing, Selling Rental Cars in the UAE

Investigators found that the men rented the cars and forged customs documents to sell the cars abroad as new.

Green Motion CEO Makes Green Fleet 100 Most Influential List

The Green Fleet 100 Most Influential list highlights prominent figures in environmental fleet management and is a mix of fleet managers, vehicle manufacturers, government figures, campaigners, and company bosses who have all had an impact in making the fleet industry greener.

November 2017

Chris Brown
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Executive Editor
Auto Focus
Should Peer-to-Peer Renters Pay Airport Car Rental Fees?

The question is central to the City of San Francisco’s lawsuit against Turo for operating without a permit at San Francisco International Airport.

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Associate Publisher
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Chris Brown
Executive Editor
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