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 |  Feb 05 2014, 5:02 PM

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A new survey has revealed that young adults not only want to own vehicles but are using car rentals as extended test drives.

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 |  May 21 2013, 5:01 PM

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Automakers and auto dealerships are opposing a bill that would require rental car companies to prohibit renting of recalled vehicles until they are repaired.

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 |  Jan 21 2013, 9:31 PM

Last year, major rental car companies agreed to leave recalled vehicles off their rental lots until they were repaired and now lawmakers want to make sure that everyone is on board.

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 |  Feb 24 2012, 3:45 PM

If you live in Portland, Ore., you can make some extra cash renting your car out thanks to the Getaround car sharing program.

After receiving a grant for studying people’s car sharing behaviors, Getaround is offering Portland car owners $300 to add their vehicle to the service and report back regarding their experiences. To get the extra cash, your car is outfitted with a “carkit” that lets prospective renters access the car using a smart phone.

In addition to the $300, you’ll also get the per hour rental fee – not a bad way to make a little extra cash, especially if you’re not using your car all the time. It’s also good for businesses that have fleet cars sitting around collecting dust.

If you’re a renter, this is an awesome deal for you as well. You can rent a BMW Z3 2.3 for $6 an hour, a MINI Cooper for $7.50 an hour or a Tesla Roadster for $50 an hour.

San Francisco and San Diego are also running a Getaround trial. Roughly 100 people have already signed up for the service in Portland. If you’re interesting in this peer-to-peer car sharing program, visit the Getaround website for more info.

[Source: Treehugger]