Multi-modal transportation choices are a clearly good thing — humans love having options, freedom. The success of Zipcar car is a sign of the times, an example of how we have more options at our fingertips than ever before, and it just passed the 1 million member milestone.
I love the Zipcar video of someone picking up a Zipcar at an airport — it’s easier than calling a Uber, and private. It’s just one of many ways someone can use a Zipcar. My son, CleanTechnica director Zachary Shahan, used to pick us up from the airport in a Zipcar when we visited him in North Carolina after he moved there from Florida. He was living car-free in Chapel Hill and Carrboro at the time.
Zipcar is the world’s leading carsharing network. It operates in 500 cities and towns. Found in 8 countries across the globe, Zipcar’s community is diverse, but it’s powerful to find out that 10% of members (“Zipsters”) get rid of a car after joining.
The vision of car sharing over car owning is that it improves quality of life and enables empowering changes like going car-free.
“Zipcar views success by the collective impact our community of a million members have had on the globe. With less cars on the road, cities can build more green space, reduce parking and congestion challenges and overall create a better place to live. The global community of over a million members has eliminated the need for more than 400,000 personally owned vehicles.”
- Zipcar Testing New Pay-Per-Mile Pricing System For Quick Trips
- First Results From Toyota’s Electric Carsharing Project In Grenoble
- Zipcar’s London Fleet Expanded To Include 50 New Volkswagen Golf GTE PHEV
Image by Zipcar
Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News!
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.
Former Tesla Battery Expert Leading Lyten Into New Lithium-Sulfur Battery Era — Podcast:
I don't like paywalls. You don't like paywalls. Who likes paywalls? Here at CleanTechnica, we implemented a limited paywall for a while, but it always felt wrong — and it was always tough to decide what we should put behind there. In theory, your most exclusive and best content goes behind a paywall. But then fewer people read it! We just don't like paywalls, and so we've decided to ditch ours. Unfortunately, the media business is still a tough, cut-throat business with tiny margins. It's a never-ending Olympic challenge to stay above water or even perhaps — gasp — grow. So ...