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Digital platform for car pay per use

Zipcar is one of the most successful car sharing operators in the United States. Started in 2000, it has expanded into more than 450 cities globally with over 950000 members. Each Zipcar serves the need of nearly 40 of its members and a car is reserved every six seconds. Compared to the 4% utilisation of private vehicles, Zipcars are in use nearly 34% of the time - a factor of 8 in improved asset use.Emissions impact: 40% emissions reductions.

  • Productivity impact: reduces driving by nearly 30% and causes a 46% increase in public transportation trips
  • Material impact: for every rented Zipcar, nearly 15 private vehicles are replaced, resulting in savings in resources required for vehicle production