Daily Archives: 08/10/2010

Thread: Is peer-to-peer carsharing going anywhere?

“Peer-to-peer carsharing” (P2P C/S) sounded to me for quite some time like a new mobility concept that was unlikely to go very far. The idea that, instead of a perfectly functional car rental service or a local carshare operation for people who might need a car for a bit, there might also be a niche in the market for people willing to share their own cars on a regular basis with others (for the most part strangers!), sounded to me at least like a well-intentioned 1970′s peace-and-love idea warmed over. But . . . I have of late been talking to some people who are more open in their thinking about P2P than I am/was — including several who are actually trying to make it work. So I am beginning to revise my thoughts. In a very big way, in fact. Let’s follow this thread together. Continue reading