In the near future, when you swing by the drugstore or home improvement center, renting a car could be as easy as picking up shampoo or a new ratchet set.
There’s just no stopping the sharing. Despite recent legal challenges to certain “peer to peer” car-sharing services, the range of sharing options keeps on expanding, making it easier and easier for consumers to skip taxis, traditional car rentals — and car ownership in general.
ZipCar’s business model has been heralded as a game changer, potentially disrupting car sales and traditional car rentals alike. So what does it mean now that ZipCar has been purchased by a traditional rental car company?
A new survey indicates that Gen Y consumers—a.k.a., Millenials, those born roughly between 1982 and 1993—are more interested in hybrids and electric cars than they are in traditional, gas-powered automobiles. The problem, …
One year after car-sharing service Zipcar was introduced in Baltimore, the company conducted a survey to find out what life on the road has been like since members joined the program. The results are probably what you’d expect—folks are in cars less, much less likely to buy cars, and more likely to walk, bike, and use public …
Adam Greenfield, a 29-year-old filmmaker born in England and now residing in San Francisco, decided that for an entire year, he would not get into any sort of automobile. No SUVs, taxis, or motorcycles. Not even a ride in a hybrid or electric car. His bicycle took him nearly everywhere he needed to go.