Flexcar Sets Single-Day Usage Record


With gas prices spiraling ever-upward and little relief in sight with the busy summer travel season looming ahead, Flexcar is doing some booming business. They set a single-day record for nationwide usage of its car-sharing network this past Saturday (April 29), just two weeks after setting the previous usage mark. New members have been flocking to the service, spurring new records for weekly and monthly usage as well; local usage records have also been set in recent days in Seattle, Washington, DC, Portland, and San Francisco. Said Lance Ayrault, Flexcar President and CEO, "It’s no surprise that more people are turning to Flexcar, with gas zooming over $3 a gallon. Flexcar members don’t pay for gas -- we do. As gas prices soar, we expect membership and usage of Flexcar to continue to rise." Flexcar, who we've mentioned before, (as well as other car-sharing networks like Zipcar and Streetcar) is pretty awesome. They provide members with on-demand access to a fleet of vehicles, which is currently about 40% hybrids. They have more than 35,000 members in seven metropolitan areas -- Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. -- covering 37 total cities. ::Flexcar via ::Green Car Congress