New Car Sharing Service That Hooks Up Car Owners With Renters Is Sweet, But Is It Green?
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Among the car sharing services I use Zip Car. It's cheap, it's convenient, and it saves me from the burden of owning my own vehicle. But a new service coming to my neck of the woods, RelayRides, has piqued my interest. The service hooks up car renters with car owners, and the hourly costs are split between RelayRide and the car owners.RelayRides, which Google Ventures has invested in, has been up and going in Boston for half a year. The car owner sets the price, depending on what they determine the market around them will bear. They keep 65 percent of the total rental fee, and RelayRides takes a slice of 15 percent. The remainder goes toward insurance.
Here's a video with user testimonials: