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15-JAN-2012 Walter O. Koenig

January 15

The Smart way to drive

Cars2Go is a local rental company which requires membership. The current cost is just over $70 per day.
Members enjoy free vehicle re-charging, free parking, 150 miles per day, insurance, maintenance, cleaning, GPS navigation, 24/7 customer support services, and roadside assistance at no extra cost.
Plus the car has zero emissions. I hope the idea catches on and the prices go down.

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Rick Bricker24-Jan-2012 03:57
Love the shot....very eye catching car....good concept if they brought the price down...peeps are environmentally conscious until they feel gouged.....and I wouldn't want to get in an accident in one....they'd have to peel it off you at the morgue methinks!
Carl Carbone19-Jan-2012 03:35
If you split it with a friend it's not too bad. The price has to come down though, to make it more enticing. Nicely framed.
Tom LeRoy17-Jan-2012 07:32
If everyone would agree to go this way, our world could last a little longer. Cool shot , Walter. v
Norman Richard16-Jan-2012 19:32
we have a couple hundred of those recharge places over here, but of course i'm still on the oll ... old .... oil stuff!
Helen Betts16-Jan-2012 18:50
What a cute little car and charming capture of it. It reminds me of the BMW Isetta, which I have pictured in my BMW gallery, but obviously is far more energy efficient and good for the environment. V.
Fong Lam16-Jan-2012 15:47
Great idea only if the cost is brought down...this car looks cute though...V
coaster16-Jan-2012 15:31
Good idea; let's hope the price drops significantly.
pkocinski16-Jan-2012 13:28
Nicely done photo. Maybe OK if you only drive a couple of days a year but this car only costs around $12,000. At $70/day if you drove one for 172 days you could have bought it outright. Also I'm not sure I'd want to drive one around here in Wintertime.
Colin Storey16-Jan-2012 11:09
Great idea but I cant see it catching on that much, seems expensive also. Nice capture of this eco friendly scheme though.
Stephanie16-Jan-2012 09:29
$70/day? Isn't it cheaper to just rent a larger, safer car?
Philly also has a car share program which is a great idea for city dwellers where parking fees are quite high. No idea what it costs to belong to the Philly Share program.
John Reynolds16-Jan-2012 06:31
An interesting development. Apart from price, 150 miles isn't that much. Nice capture.
laine16-Jan-2012 05:40
A ride in a Tuk-Tuk in Thailand put me off anything the size of a matchbox on a road full of vehicles who's wheels are at eye level :O)
Bryan Murahashi16-Jan-2012 05:34
Neat little car.
Dan Greenberg16-Jan-2012 05:10
Very cool concept and a great story telling shot to illustrate it. ~BV~
Mike H.16-Jan-2012 03:32
Interesting little electric car! The scheme sounds ok. Tried one?
Neat shot by the way ; )
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