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Clutch Expands Porsche Subscription Program to Include Hourly, Weekly Rentals                                   

Following its acquisition of fleet-management company Clutch Technologies, Cox Automotive is broadening its program with Porsche to include hourly and weekly rental rates. The expansion provides insights into the philosophy of Cox’s Mobility Solutions unit as OEMs and dealerships embrace subscription programs, President Vince Zappa told Auto Finance News. “When you start to think of […]

Peer-to-Peer Carshare Launches With Focus on Luxury

Ryde Inc., a new peer-to-peer carsharing startup, launched its service last week with an emphasis on luxury vehicles, to distinguish itself among a growing mobility marketplace, Founder and Chief Executive Thanura Yapa told Auto Finance News. Luxury car owners can register their vehicles into Ryde’s fleet for others to pick up and rent. In the next […]

Daimler Financial Continues Mobility Expansion With Turo Investment

Fresh off the announcement Tuesday that Daimler Financial Services — which operates Daimler AG’s mobility unit — is forming a joint venture with Via, the captive is now investing in carshare startup Turo. Turo raised $92 million in Series D funding with Daimler and SK Holdings — one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates — leading the round. The $92 million Series D funding […]

Breaking Tradition: How Mobility is Forcing Captives to Rethink Insurance

There is a horror story floated by captives and whispered by worst-case scenario conspiracy theorists in which rideshare drivers lease vehicles, get into a car wreck, and their insurance doesn’t cover commercial activity, leaving the captive stuck with both the damages and a delinquent borrower. These claims aren’t totally unsubstantiated. Services such as Uber and […]