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


Impact Investing and Alternative Transportation

November 28th, 2012 | by Scott Cooney

The field of impact investing is a relatively new phenomenon, but its popularity is growing quickly, as investors seek financial AND other returns on their investments, usually environmental and social benefits. In impact investing, investors get to make a buck and feel good about it, too. Impact investing includes fairly mainstream investments, like Tesla's initial public offering (IPO) that netted the company over $200 million.


Scion iQ EV Will Be Available For College And Car-Sharing Usage Only

October 18th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

A couple of years ago when Toyota announced it was working on an all-electric version of its iQ microcar, EV enthusiasts were excited. But last month Toyota backtracked, saying it would launch just a small fleet of the tiny iQ EV. The Japanese automaker has now released details on where those few EVs are going, and it is mostly to college campuses and car-sharing services


Giveaway Alert: Win A 1-Year Membership/$250 Drive Time for Car Sharing Service Zipcar

September 19th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

One of the nice things about being a part of the automotive media(however small a part that is) are the perks, and a chance to pass on the generosity of major automakers. In an attempt to curry favor with the public, and offer people an opportunity to explore car sharing for themselves,car sharing service ZipCar is offering a one-year membership to its car sharing service, with Ford providing $250 of drive time!



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