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Young People’s Auto Purchase Dips on Budget, Car Sharing: Data

Young People’s Auto Purchase Dips on Budget, Car Sharing: Data

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Young people in their 20s and 30s here have been buying fewer cars in recent years as they have difficulty finding jobs and car-sharing services here are more appealing to them, industry data showed Thursday. Those in their 30s bought a total of 144,360 vehicles in the first six [...]

Government to Impose Stricter Identity Verification on Car Sharing Services

Government to Impose Stricter Identity Verification on Car Sharing Services

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Following a car accident last year involving a high school student who was driving a car he rented through his father’s car sharing service account, the South Korean government announced plans to introduce stricter security measures to prevent similar incidents on Friday. The case of a rented Kia K5 smashing [...]

Korail to Launch Car Sharing Service in Connection with KTX

Korail to Launch Car Sharing Service in Connection with KTX

DAEJEON, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Korail is introducing a new car sharing service catering to those traveling on the company’s high-speed KTX trains, beginning Friday at 15 stations including Seoul Station. Dubbed ‘KTX-Deal Car’, the collaboration between Korail and Hyundai Capital allows Korail passengers to rent a car from the nearest pick-up point, primarily parking [...]

Gwangju Begins S. Korea’s First Hydrogen Car Sharing Program

Gwangju Begins S. Korea’s First Hydrogen Car Sharing Program

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The southern city of Gwangju will launch South Korea’s first hydrogen car sharing program, the government said Sunday.  The environment ministry said the city 329 kilometers south of Seoul has been tapped as a testbed for the car-sharing endeavor, aimed at improving public awareness of the eco-friendly vehicles. An [...]

Car-Sharing Evolves into “Re-Sharing”

Car-Sharing Evolves into “Re-Sharing”

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean car-sharing services are evolving to better meet changing demand.  SK Rent-A-Car, a local car rental service operator, recently decided to offer a car-sharing service to its corporate clients, allowing them to share rented corporate vehicles with all of their employees. This idea of “re-sharing” is unlike conventional car-sharing [...]

Legitimacy of Carpooling Apps Under Question

Legitimacy of Carpooling Apps Under Question

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Startup companies voiced opposition Wednesday following recent media reports that the government may impose restrictions on mobile apps offering carpool services. The Korea Startup Forum, representing some 70 startups in the country, released an official statement Wednesday claiming that carpool apps are legitimate business models that do not violate [...]

Rental Firms to Help EV Distribution through Long-Term Rentals

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to get wider distribution through rental and car sharing services, bolstered by a government-industry agreement, auto business officials said Thursday.  The Environment Ministry and car rental companies struck a pact Wednesday to promote the use of eco-friendly vehicles. The rental firms will provide contracts [...]

Korean Apartments Offer Residents New Types of Common Facilities and Services

Korean Apartments Offer Residents New Types of Common Facilities and Services

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – With an increasing number of consumers who have grown more careful and rational in their spending, newly-built apartments are offering various common facilities and services to reduce consumer burdens and maximize convenience.  Hyundai Engineering & Construction has implemented a car-sharing service at its latest apartment complex, Hill State Dongtan, [...]

Zipcar to Launch Its First Floating Car-Sharing Service in Brussels

Zipcar to Launch Its First Floating Car-Sharing Service in Brussels

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) —  Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, today announced its intention to launch a new floating car-sharing service in Brussels. This will mark the seventh major country launch for the brand in Europe and the introduction of its most flexible car-sharing service to date. A photo accompanying this announcement [...]