20 Mar '12, 10am

Zipcar founder: Sharing cars is just the beginning

Zipcar founder: Sharing cars is just the beginning

Resource sharing, it turns out, can get pretty personal. Not only are occasional drivers sharing rental cars via car sharing services such as Zipcar and Buzzcar, but they're also sharing their own cars – and even their beds -- with strangers. “It’s all there,” said Robin Chase, founder and former CEO of Zipcar, during GreenBiz's three-day VERGE DC conference last week. In other words, many different types of resources are used only part time, and could be made available to more people the rest of the time. All that sharing can not only save money, but also natural resources. And while some companies profit on excess, others – both organizations and private individuals -- can profit from finding ways to use existing products to their full capacity, Chase said. Zipcar, the world’s largest vehicle-sharing company, allows users to search an inventory of its vehicles parked in ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/03/20/zipcar-founder-sh...

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