A British company thinks ultra-maneuverability will be in our near future around crowded cities.
Volvo launching M brand, but this one stands for "mobility"
Volvo Car Group announced on Wednesday it is launching a new brand, and it's called M. Not to be confused with BMW's legendary M division, Volvo's M brand simply stands for "mobility." M's mission will be to provide "on-demand access" to cars and services through a smartphone application. However...Sean Szymkowski
Mercedes-Benz launches Flexperience car subscription service in Germany
Mercedes-Benz will join a host of other automakers launching car subscription services and announced this month that it will launch "Mercedes me Flexperience." The service's premise is similar to many other car subscription services from brands including Porsche, Cadillac, and Volvo. For one...Sean Szymkowski
Chevy Bolt EV added to Maven’s LA car- and ride-sharing fleet
Users of General Motors’ new car- and ride-sharing service Maven in the Los Angeles area are now able to access the automaker’s Chevrolet Bolt EV. More than 100 of the 238-mile electric hatchbacks will eventually be added to the fleet. Starting in L.A., Maven is collaborating with...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Uber drivers can earn cash without owning a car in new trial
General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] is teaming up with an unlikely partner to trial a new mobility service in San Francisco. The 90-day trial will provide Uber drivers with the ability to lease vehicles by the week or longer at discounted rates and with no mileage limits. It means participating Uber...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
GM gets into the car-sharing gig with new service Maven
Like many of the major automakers, General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] is transitioning into a mobility company, whereby it not only provides means of private transport through traditional car sales but also through car and ride sharing services and eventually, it seems, on-demand autonomous car...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Car sharing clubs are a sort of communal pool of vehicles that members can use when needed, but otherwise leave parked in a series of small public fleet locations. The arrangement can be both economically and environmentally beneficial, especially in larger cities. Until now, the idea hasn't received a lot of attention from the mainstream automobile industry, but rental-car giant Hertz will be joining the fray in the UK, Europe and the U.S. over the next several months, according to the latest reports. The rental car company, famous for its high-performance offerings, including several...