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!

October 1 to 3, 2012, founders and leaders of the carsharing industry are ‘coming up’ to Boulder, Colorado to continue to evolve the worldwide carshare marketplace toward a more sustainable future in transportation. (Photo compliments of Fair Winds Hot Air Balloon Flights)

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...]

Inaugural Award for Excellence in Carsharing presented to City of Sydney, Australia

Inaugural Award for Excellence in Carsharing presented to City of Sydney, Australia

Lord Mayor Clover Moore of the City of Sydney and CSA Executive Tanya Paz  October 19, 2011 - At the annual CarSharing Association (CSA) conference in Montréal, Canada this month, the CSA announced a new award to be presented to a government authority ranked a leader in the development and implementation of carsharing support. The inaugural award, the 2011 Award for Excellence in Carsharing has been awarded to the City of Sydney, Australia. The award is designed to recognize: 1. … [Read more...]

The first CSA Annual Conference was held at the Biosphère in Montreal from the 2nd to the 4th of October 2011

Carsharing organizations from North and South America, Europe and Australia came together to exchange and deliberate on carsharing, its implications, and future development. Guest speakers were invited to discuss how carsharing has meshed into the different transportation means and how it could be further integrated in our day to day lives. To allow you to revisit a moment of the event or to share it with people interested in what happened, the videos and presentations of the open session on … [Read more...]


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