Lend Your Car, Save some money and Save the World on Driving the Nation

Lend Your Car, Save some money and Save the World on Driving the Nation

Cars are parked 22 hours a day on average yet the world will have 2.5 billion cars in 2050

The costs of car ownership and travel are far higher than anyone realizes: a 100 km total trip costs between 65 and 80 dollars when parking, fuel, wear and tear, insurance, depreciation, repairs are included. A car is usually parked and unused 22 hours a day but still incurs costs. Why not let someone use the car when youre not and make some money at the same time Robin Chase told me for this article. Shes launched Buzzcar in France as part of a strategy for reducing carbon emissions and congestion in cities. ” Stephen

Why do car owners get so much more public space than bus riders, bicyclists or walkers?

By Stephen Leahy

BERLIN, Jun 2, 2011 (IPS)

The worlds more than 850 million cars and small trucks are parked 20 to 22 hours a day. Why not use these vehicles more efficiently by letting other people drive them when the owners arent, asks Robin Chase, CEO of Buzzcar, a car- sharing network to be launched shortly in France.

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“Sharing vehicles is much more efficient and represents a huge opportunity,”

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.