28 Jul '11, 12pm

Study Shows Zipcar Having a Sustainable Impact in Baltimore

Study Shows Zipcar Having a Sustainable Impact in Baltimore

The program allows registered members to reserve and rent vehicles by the hour, using an entirely automated process. The rental rate includes insurance and gas and 180 miles of travel per day. An RFID card interacts with readers installed in every Zipcar, enabling registered users to unlock their designated vehicle. Zipcar is intended for the growing class of people who only need a vehicle occasionally and don’t want the hassle, or the expense of owning a car. According to the company website, each Zipcar shared takes at least 15 privately-owned vehicles off the road. Not only does this reduce traffic congestion and parking stress, there is also the avoidance of environmental impacts associated with the manufacture of those additional cars. This is consistent with the idea of car companies moving away from being manufacturers of cars and trucks to becoming providers of sus...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/study-shows-zipcar-ha...

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