this idea is bigger than all of us…
Imagine a world with one million fewer cars on the road. We do. Every day we are working towards a place with less dependence on personally-owned vehicles. Why? Because it matters. Less cars on the road means less congestion, less pollution, less dependence on oil, and cleaner, fresher air to breathe. Some folks don't believe it's possible for car sharing to have such a huge impact.
Here's a quick checklist of the facts so you can see for yourself.
Fewer cars. Way Fewer.
Each and every Zipcar takes 13 personally-owned vehicles off the road. Multiply that by the thousands of cars in our fleet and you've got a really big number.
The sharing movement.
10% of the population is expected to adopt car sharing as their primary mode of transportation. Why buy the car if you can get the gas for free?
After joining Zipcar, 90% of our members drove 5,500 miles or less per year. That adds up to more than 32 million gallons of crude oil left in the ground—or 219 gallons saved per Zipster.
More green space.
What would the world look like if everybody shared cars instead of owned them? Save paradise and tear down that parking lot.
We pride ourselves—and our members—on redefining what green looks like. We're not one kind of person, or a specific group of people. Everyone—from businessmen to freshmen is getting on board. Drive a hybrid, or even an BMW; around here they're all green.
Ready to make an impact? Let's get you started