Submitted by Brian H on September 8, 2010
A No-Brainer for Car Sharing Fleets: Plug-In EVs
The usual suspects mentioned: Prius, Leaf, Volt. But in the medium term, a possible market for the Model S. And it will potentially help with charging points, etc., not to mention awareness and acceptance.
Since car sharing networks, especially the municipal ones, have as their central mission reducing auto congestion and pollution, EVs are a no-brainer fleet offering, and nearly all are talking about adding them. Car sharers tend to be green thinkers, and already inclined to electric transportation. EVs could spread rapidly as share cars if the charging issues (always a challenge in the cities that are car sharing’s natural habitat) can be worked out.