Last weekend half of Germany was solar powered

begreen Posted By begreen, Jun 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM

  1. woodgeek

    Minister of Fire

    Jan 27, 2008
    SE PA
    I'm sorry I'm so dense....but those two rates sheets looked like they were shockingly similar in terms of hour/daily and per mile costs. I have plenty of (<50 yo) friends in Philly who don't own a car, or families with children that own zero or one, rather than the standard 2 in the 'burbs. They are pleased with the zipcars. The costs, while less than owning a car (that you use infrequently) is still high enough that they are all motivated to do things like walk/bike/take public more often than they would if they owned a car. I think the 'pay as you go' rather than the 'sunk cost' of an owned car has a powerful psychological effect not unlike home energy monitoring.
  2. begreen

    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    South Puget Sound, WA
    The big difference is the membership fee. car2go has none. That enables a more spontaneous subscription and usage, encouraging more use.

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