SPLT Sketches Plans to Add Carshare Model to Prep for Autonomous Future

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 24, 2017
SAN DIEGO — There is “a lot of money” in fleet management, which is why SPLT is planning another shift in its business model to include carsharing, Kristin Welch, the startup’s head of business development and corporate strategy, said at Auto Finance Innovation 2017 last week. “We are working with a large European fleet company […]

EVs to Drive ‘Major Transformation’ in Carsharing, Researcher Says

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 22, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Carsharing is in the early stages of a “major transformation” that will continue over the next decade, driven in part by greater penetration of electric vehicles in carsharing fleets, John Gartner research director at Navigant Research, said during a presentation at Auto Finance Innovation 2017 last week. The electric vehicle carshare fleets will […]

Chase Mulls Fleet Financing Options for an Autonomous Future

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 19, 2017
SAN DIEGO — While Chase Auto Finance is not in the fleet financing business, that could be the bank’s first point of entry, as autonomous cars come to market, Peter Gasparro, head of strategy and business development, said at Auto Finance Innovation 2017 yesterday. “Autonomous, ridesharing, or some of these emerging opportunities — right now […]

HyreCar Partners With Lyft to Offer Rideshare Rentals

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 18, 2017
HyreCar, a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace that allows car owners to rent their vehicles to rideshare drivers, has begun allowing Lyft drivers in Los Angeles to sign up directly as Lyft drivers on its web platform. Previously, HyreCar only offered the ability to rent a vehicle to use for Lyft if a person was already signed […]

Getaround Aims to Develop On-Demand Maintenance Services

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 18, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Getaround is preparing for an autonomous future by developing technology to enable its platform to provide on-demand maintenance services, Chief Financial Offer Adam Kosmicki said at Auto Finance Innovation 2017 yesterday. Getaround is the sharing access point for a vehicle, Kosmicki said. “We have built a technology platform where, in a lot of […]
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