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More business travellers taking to car-sharing

Despite the attention being paid to Uber and Lyft, rental car companies are proliferating

A recent convert to car-sharing is Ms Ovrutsky, who uses one of the 450 Smart Fortwo vehicles parked on the streets of Brooklyn. Most of her rentals are a half-hour or less and she does not have to return the car to its original location. The hourly rate is US$14.99.

New York

IN March, William Petz departed from his usual routine of logging on to Travelocity or Orbitz to rent a car from Budget or Hertz while travelling on business.

A Facebook posting had caught his eye: It was for a rental company called Silvercar, which offered a single kind