Browsing the "Zipcar" Tag

Zero-Car Families On The Rise

October 14th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Twenty years ago, raising a family in America without access to a car was all but unheard of as cheap gas and a fully-functioning interstate system made road travel fast and easy. These days a host of alternatives to driving makes car ownership increasingly optional, and the trend is spreading among young people who find smartphones more affordable than automobiles


Ford2go Car Sharing Service To Open In Germany

March 8th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Once upon a time, owning a car was a middle-class dream for people all over the world. Yet as car ownership gets more and more expensive, consumers are looking to alternatives, such as car sharing, to offset the cost. Ford’s European division is launching its own car sharing service, called Ford2go, starting in Germany


Avis Makes A $500 Million Bid For ZipCar

January 3rd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Is car-sharing a trend for the future, or a flash-in-the-pan? That’s the question on a lot of minds these days as companies like ZipCar continue to grow, especially in the younger demographics. Eager to get into the game as well, rental car company Avis has put in a $491 million bid to buy ZipCar, though there are already questions regarding the legality of the sale



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