Mobility Systems + Services joins CSA as Affiliate Member

Houston, TX -- We are pleased to announce Mobility Systems + Services has become an affiliate member of the Carsharing Association.  As a division of the Swiss Mobility Cooperative, this technology vendor has over 25 years of experience in the carsharing industry, a boon to its software clients. Mobility Systems + Services offers the software solution MobiSys for Carsharing and its sister product, MobiSys for Fleet.  The SaaS ("software as a service", i.e. subscription-based) product MobiSys is … [Read more...]

Emily Fleck Named Executive Director of CarSharing Association

Houston, TX — The CarSharing Association announced today Emily Fleck has been named as its new Executive Director, effective today, April 5th, 2016. Emily Fleck is a long time veteran of the shared mobility industry, with deep experience in industry operations and technology through her work at PhillyCarShare of Philadelphia (acquired by Enterprise Holdings in 2011) and Metavera Solutions of Toronto (acquired by Enterprise Holdings in 2015).  Her most recent work was with movmi … [Read more...]

Enterprise CarShare becomes a member of the CSA

The CarSharing Association is pleased to announce that Enterprise CarShare is now a CSA member. Both Enterprise CarShare and the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand are owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings, the largest car rental company in the world and the most comprehensive service provider in the industry.  The company – which acquired Autoshare in March – offers Enterprise CarShare with a suite of products and policies specifically geared to the car-sharing customer experience.  Today, … [Read more...]

UITP hosts 4th Combined Mobility Workshop

  More than 80 attendees from 18 countries participated in the UITP's 4th Combined Mobility Workshop held in Paris, France in early December.   The focus of the workshop was on the question of "Who should be the service integrator?" getting traditional public transit services aligned with the offerings of the emerging shared-use vehicle.  It was encouraging to see this high level of dialogue between public transit authorities and carsharing operators about how to best provide a seamless … [Read more...]

Visa Slapped With Class Action Over Zipcar Policy

Law360, Los Angeles (November 04, 2013, 6:21 PM ET) -- Visa Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in California federal court on Monday by a cardholder who says the company implemented a policy to refuse promised benefits to those who rented Zipcars because it is “not a car rental company.” The lawsuit raises allegations that the policy resulted in a breach of Visa’s promise to provide Visa credit cardholders with a benefit known as the Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver. With the Auto … [Read more...]

Communauto takes the leap towards one-way 100% electric carsharing

Montreal, May 10th, 2013 – Today, Communauto and the Plateau–Mont-Royal, a central and densely populated borough in Montreal, announced the launch of a pilot project introducing a one-way carsharing fleet of some twenty 100% electric vehicles starting mid-June. The goal of the project is to evaluate the benefits and impacts of such a service. This research will be led by the Montreal Polytechnique Mobilité Chair researchers and relies on the collaboration of Taxi Diamond, with whom it will be … [Read more...]

Carsharing Association comments on Avis acquisition of Zipcar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2013 The CarSharing Association (CSA) comments on Avis acquisition of Zipcar SAN FRANCISCO (January 7, 2013) -- The recent Avis Budget Group acquisition of Zipcar is the latest of a number of significant transactions where the large multinationals are buying up smaller carsharing companies. In both North America and Europe, the carsharing business model was pioneered by local community-oriented organizations responding to consumer demand for a different kind … [Read more...]

CSA 2012 Conference Program & Registration Form Online

The CarSharing Association is pleased to announce the CSA 2012 Conference Program and Registration Form is now online. This year's program features a line-up chocked full of professional development opportunities, social events and many a casual forum to meet and network with experts, innovators and leaders of the carshare industry worldwide. From Benchmarking to Marketing Planning, to Fleet and Financial Analysis. From Developing Partnerships to Establishing a New CSO or Expanding into New … [Read more...]

It’s coming up! – So save the date!

The CarSharing Association’s 2012 Conference will take place this October 1 to 3 in Boulder, Colorado, USA. So save the date, and return here in late August for more information. The annual CSA Conference is where carsharing industry founders and leaders from North and South America, Europe and Australia come together to continue to evolve the worldwide carshare marketplace toward a more sustainable future in transportation. Boulder’s downtown Rembrandt Yard and Hotel Boulderado will be the … [Read more...]

City CarShare Announces 20,000 Cars To Be Removed from Bay Area Roads by 2020

Goals Set to Save Members $1 Billion and Electrify Fleet SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- On the occasion of its 10th Anniversary celebration, City CarShare, a Bay Area nonprofit carsharing organization, announced its goal to remove 20,000 cars from our roads by 2020. In the presence of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, local and state elected officials and nearly 400 members and friends, City CarShare outlined aggressive goals designed to make the Bay Area become a better place to … [Read more...]


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