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Post in 'The Green Room' started by begreen, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. woodgeek

    woodgeek Minister of Fire

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    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.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    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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