Have your car work for you, not the other way around

Zipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing company launched in Vancouver today with 100 new cars for our transit-frustrated citizens. Actually, I think Vancouver’s transit system is pretty good in terms of access and affordability, but sometimes, you just need to get someplace a little bit far and out of the way.

A friend of mine used this kind of service for two years and seemed pretty satisfied with it. Nice to have options.

NOTE: The video above is actually for I-GO, not Zipcar (no decent vids available). Same thing, though.

4 Comments so far

  1. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 1:11 pm

    Nice to see some competition in the field, but this deserves to be compared to the conceptually similar Co-operative Auto Network, which has been up and running for some years now.

    Neither is for me, living in the benighted boonies as I do.


  2. Chris (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

    Co-operative Auto Network is awesome. I’ve been a member for 6 months now and I love it. Check it out. It’s not for everyone, but it definitely fits my lifestyle perfectly.


  3. ddrucker (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 5:49 pm

    We first saw ZipCar when we lived in Boston, which is the city where I believe it started. I’m kind of surprised that it’s grown and come here. At first blush, it looked like an Internet startup (and began right about when many of the other startups were gaining steam, only to implode later).

    Nevertheless, here it is, still in business and growing. And following us here. Whoa.


  4. Jonathon Narvey (unregistered) on April 10th, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

    Although I wouldn’t have a use for it myself (my wife and I are quite addicted to our daily six-minute commute by car), I understand how this is a great service for those who don’t already have an automobile or just find transit a pain. It’s definitely a great environmental alternative to buying a car for yourself and then using it a lot just for the sake of justifying your monthly insurance payments.



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