Hot Wheels

- By Andrea Mestrovic -

Sightseeing while globetrotting has gotten much more simplistic and energy-efficient, yet equally sophisticated with new maturing technologies and lively entrepreneurs.  Robin Chase, the founder of ZipCar, Goloco and Buzzcar, has been leading the way in sustainable, chic transportation worldwide for almost a decade.
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ZipCar offers a subscription-based, by-the-hour system for reserving cars.  The company is redefining the way people think about transportation and providing members 24/7 access to thousands of (diverse) vehicles around the globe.  If you think I’ll ever again wait in a dreadfully protracted line-up at Heathrow to rent a car, think again.  I’ll be jumping on the tube to the nearest ZipCar available, which is straightforwardly accessed through the ZipCar app on my phone.  Simply hop-in/hop-out at your desire, and the best part – no paperwork.  Pure brilliance.
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On those unoccupied, warm summer days when you’re touring around London, wearing an effortless Clover Canyon Stained Glass Maxi Dress and French Sole Gabi flats in tan, should you suddenly wish to zip over (pun intended) to the English country side for an impromptu picnic – check you ZipCar app for the convertible near you and rocket out of town.
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Almost immediately after ZipCar grew to be such a sensation in North America and the UK, Chase pioneered a similar concept in France.  Buzzcar takes car sharing to a new level: it allows people to plug their own cars into a sharing network for subscribers who don’t want the hassle or expense of owning/maintaining an automobile.  For only 20€ a year, subscribers can either opt their car into the sharing network or find a car to use for the day.
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In her own words: “sharing cars means you are financially smart and on the cutting-edge of the future of mobility. Having access to just one car that sits around all day and costs you a lot of money is just so passé “– Robin Chase.
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Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic
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Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic or read all her posts on http://oliviapalermo.com/author/andrea

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