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One problem facing many commuters is that it is simply too hard to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. You've got to get to work and it isn't always easy to find others who are willing to carpool with you. If you are serious to making a commitment to save the planet, you should investigate car sharing services to see if they are right for you.
'There are numerous different car sharing services that are available in many major cities. Flexcar is a national organization that helps people take advantage of car sharing services throughout the United States. Currently, they serve Atlanta, San Francisco, Columbus, Washington DC, Baltimore, Gainesville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Portland, Seattle, and Phoenix.
If you are not familiar with how car sharing services work, it is actually quite simple. When you need to use a car, you reserve one online or by phone. In the areas served by Flexcar, most cars are usually within five minutes of most locations. At the designated time, you get your car, drive to your appointment or job and then return it to the proper parking space when you are done. You get 150 free miles but you will need to pay an hourly rate to use the service.
Although this may seem a little counterproductive, it is much cheaper than owning your own car. The average American spends at least $700 a month on their car, insurance, parking and gas. Even if you need a Flexcar for 50 hours a month, you can still save over $300.
The added benefit of using car sharing services is that you don't have to worry about upkeep. Trying to maintain a car can be expensive and time consuming. Imagine never having to change your oil or spend hours with your car in the shop again. In addition, most Flexcars have their own designated parking spot, so you never have to worry about paying for parking again.
Most car sharing services use vehicles that are emissions friendly and provide excellent gas mileage. This cuts down on fuel consumption as well as pollution. The vehicles are very earth friendly and some companies, like Flexcar, even participate in tree planting projects that make their cars 100% carbon neutral.
The goal of car sharing services is to reduce the number of cars on the road. If you just need a car to run errands, or if you live in a city and having a car is cost prohibitive, these services are essential. When you combine the amount of savings you can experience and the benefit to the planet, these car sharing services are well worth the money. You can easily do your part and still reap some terrific benefits.
Green Car Sharing: An Overview

Green car sharing refers to the concept of car sharing services that prioritize the use of environmentally friendly vehicles, such as electric or hybrid cars. The goal of green car sharing is to provide a more sustainable alternative to traditional car ownership and usage, and to reduce the negative impact of transportation on the environment.

Car sharing has become increasingly popular in recent years, with more and more people opting to use shared vehicles instead of owning their own car. This shift is largely driven by the convenience and cost-effectiveness of car sharing, as well as the growing awareness of the negative impact of transportation on the environment.

Green car sharing takes this concept a step further by prioritizing the use of environmentally friendly vehicles. This not only helps to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation, but also promotes the use and adoption of clean technologies.

Benefits of Green Car Sharing

There are many benefits to green car sharing, both for individuals and for the environment as a whole. Some of the key benefits include:

Reduced Environmental Impact: By using green cars, green car sharing reduces the negative impact of transportation on the environment. This includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and dependence on fossil fuels.
Cost-effectiveness: Car sharing can be more cost-effective than traditional car ownership, especially for those who only need a car occasionally. Green car sharing is no exception, and provides a cost-effective way for individuals to use environmentally friendly vehicles without having to purchase and maintain one themselves.
Convenience: Green car sharing provides a convenient alternative to traditional car ownership, allowing individuals to access a vehicle whenever they need it without having to worry about maintenance, insurance, and parking costs.
Increased Adoption of Clean Technologies: By promoting the use of green vehicles, green car sharing helps to increase the adoption of clean technologies and encourages the development of new and improved clean technologies.
Improved Urban Mobility: Car sharing can improve urban mobility by reducing traffic congestion and parking problems. By using green vehicles, green car sharing can also help to reduce air pollution and improve public health in cities.
Challenges of Green Car Sharing

Despite its many benefits, there are also several challenges to green car sharing that need to be addressed. Some of the key challenges include:

Cost: Green vehicles tend to be more expensive than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, which can make it more difficult for green car sharing companies to provide affordable services.
Limited Availability: The availability of green vehicles is still limited compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, which can make it difficult for green car sharing companies to meet demand.
Charging Infrastructure: Electric vehicles require access to charging infrastructure, which may not be readily available in all locations. This can limit the use and accessibility of green vehicles, especially in rural areas.
Public Awareness: Some people may not be familiar with green car sharing or the benefits of green vehicles, which can make it more difficult for green car sharing companies to attract and retain customers.
Competition from Traditional Car Sharing Services: Green car sharing companies face competition from traditional car sharing services, which may have a larger fleet of vehicles and more established customer base.

Green car sharing represents a promising and sustainable alternative to traditional car ownership and usage. By prioritizing the use of environmentally friendly vehicles, green car sharing helps to reduce the negative impact of transportation on the environment and improve urban mobility.