TAG: Zipcar

Zipcar a More Efficient Choice for Drivers


For every Zipcar vehicle used, 15 personally-owned cars are taken off the road. Zipcar, which was founded in 2000, is a US-based shared-transport program wherein drivers can reserve a car for use for either a monthly-rate or per-use fee. The program depletes the need to own a car and allows driversĀ  access to a vehicle on an as-needed basis. Often reservations can be made the same day. It is expected that 10 percent of populations will adopt shared-transport in the future. Shared transport is often a cheaper alternative to car-ownership, depleting the cost of insurance, maintenance, and even gas. Drivers… read more

Zipcar for scooters

Scoot Networks

A startup called Scoot Networks has launched a Zipcar-style sharing network for electric scooters. The company is a graduate of the Greenstart accelerator program which is focused on incubating startups in the intersection of green and IT. Scoot Networks is building a fleet of smart-phone-enabled, 30 MPH (50 km/h), electric, Vespa-style scooters offered in a convenient, bicycle sharing-type system. They will be available on-demand throughout major cities and priced competitively with taxis and public transit. Shared electric motor-scooters have the optimal combination of speed, cost, convenience, and sustainability for the BILLIONS of intra-urban trips that take place every day in… read more