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Seoul’s Nanum Car Service to Team Up with Other Car-sharing Businesses

Seoul’s Nanum Car Service to Team Up with Other Car-sharing Businesses

SEOUL, Jul. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s Nanum Car, a car sharing service, plans to reach 10,000 shared cars by 2022. The city announced on Sunday that Nanum Car will join hands with Delivery Car and People Car to work with four car sharing businesses. Nanum Car, currently offering 4,700 shared cars, plans to reach [...]

Young Travelers’ Use of Car-sharing Services in Overseas Markets on the Rise

Young Travelers’ Use of Car-sharing Services in Overseas Markets on the Rise

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of people in their 20s using shared vehicle services has increased significantly at overseas travel destinations. According to BC Card’s analysis of the service data of shared vehicles by South Korean travelers overseas from May 2016 to April of this year, the aggregate total of payments increased [...]

Hyundai Motor to Hatch Car-sharing Startup in Russia

Hyundai Motor to Hatch Car-sharing Startup in Russia

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s biggest carmaker by sales, said Thursday it will launch a car-sharing startup in Russia this year as part of its business diversification strategy. On Wednesday (local time), Hyundai signed a partnership with the Board of Skolkovo Foundation to establish a car-sharing company in the [...]

Seoul to Double Number of Shared Cars to 10,000 by 2022

Seoul to Double Number of Shared Cars to 10,000 by 2022

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of shared cars operating in Seoul will double over the next three years, as part of the municipality’s eco-friendly policies, officials said Monday. The Seoul Metropolitan Government said it will secure a fleet of 10,000 shared cars by May 2022 and expand discounts and parking space for [...]

Another Loophole in Car-sharing Service Revealed in Accident Caused by Teenagers

Another Loophole in Car-sharing Service Revealed in Accident Caused by Teenagers

GANGNEUNG, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Another loophole has been revealed in the lax vehicle rental method that allows people to make payments through mobile phone applications to take over vehicles without face-to-face interaction. The loophole was once again brought to light by an accident in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, where a car crashed into the [...]

Renault Samsung Offers More Twizy EVs for Car-sharing Service

Renault Samsung Offers More Twizy EVs for Car-sharing Service

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Renault Samsung Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will provide more Twizy ultracompact electric cars to a local car sharing service, a move to strengthen its leading stance as an electric vehicle maker. Renault Samsung will gradually supply another 45 Twizy models to the LH Happiness car-sharing service available at [...]

Kia Motors Launches 2 Programs Targeting Current Kia Owners and Rentals

Kia Motors Launches 2 Programs Targeting Current Kia Owners and Rentals

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Kia Motors Corp. will be launching two new “mobility programs,” making it easier for those who currently rent or own Kia vehicles on a long-term basis to have their existing vehicles replaced for newer models. Kia’s “switch” program caters to rentals of the car maker’s new K7 and Sorento [...]

Kakao Mobility Joins Hands with JapanTaxi

Kakao Mobility Joins Hands with JapanTaxi

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Mobility, a South Korean firm that provides ride-hailing and driver-for-hire services, said Thursday that it has invested 1.5 billion yen (US$13.4 million) for a 3.4 percent stake in Japan’s largest taxi-hailing service, JapanTaxi Co., in a move to expand its services beyond the home market. The two firms [...]