Why should you buy a car or even rent one if you do not use a few hours per day or per week?
Here is the reasoning that landed Scott Griffith, CEO of Zipcar American group now known worldwide for its concept of car sharing.
Zipcar is the happiness of 325 000 U.S. users in over 50 major cities including London, which share 6 500 vehicles daily.
Note that since the year 2004 the total number of users increases by 100% annually. With 130 million worth of turnover generated per year, Zipcar has introduced the stock market during 2010. Note that the company FlexCare, Zipcar’s main competitor before the year 2007, has contributed to the success that is the mark today. FlexCare has reduced the carsharing in the United States. In addition to its website, Zipcar launched in 2009 two applications: one for iPhone and other Smartphones for providing a geolocation system, availability of cars and a reservation system very intuitive. The iPhone application also allows opening and closing the doors remotely.
Zipcar’s objective is to serve electric vehicles and hybrids, to get to propose in 2012, 30% of hybrid 400. Zipcar offers such services in the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington DC and on several university campuses in North America .