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 […]

Daimler Financial Collaborates With German Firms to Launch Online Identity Platform

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 8, 2017
Several German firms, including Daimler Financial Services, are teaming up to launch a European company, created to store personal data securely, and allow customers the ability to make purchases online from different outlets without keying in their details each time. And the partnership could serve as a “baseline” for further cross-collaboration, said Mirko Schiefelbein, transformation […]

Credit Card Companies Boost Interest in Mobility Finance

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 4, 2017
Mastercard is expanding its relationship with General Motors Co., to allow for online payments for multiple services — including Maven carsharing — evidencing that credit card companies are beginning to understand that mobility finance is the next frontier for revenue. And those companies that do not collaborate with mobility services will be behind the times, Grayson Brulte, president of Brulte & Co., told […]

3 OEMs Using Blockchain to Disrupt Auto Finance

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 1, 2017
Everything is ripe for disruption. Auto finance, in particular, is poised to be disrupted with the use of blockchain in the near and not-so-distant future. Blockchain is a public ledger of digital transactions that can be shared among a distributed network of computers; it allows participants on the network to securely manipulate the ledger without […]

Daimler Financial Sees ‘Good Growth’ in Mobility Services in 1Q

  • Emma Sandler
  • April 26, 2017
Daimler Financial Services continues to see “good growth opportunities” in the field of innovative mobility services, including moovel, MyTaxi, and car2go, according to Daimler AG‘s first-quarter earnings released yesterday. car2go, in particular, further strengthened its market leadership for carsharing with a total of 2.3 million customers worldwide by the end of the quarter. “We expect further ticketing […]
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