Founded in the fall of 2002, by five Philadelphia volunteers, with the desire to place low emission vehicles on every block, available by the hour and round the clock, to replace people's need to own cars and overuse them. The organization "demonstrates how a market-driven solution can ignite a environmental movement that benefits the economy."
The pay-as-you-go, free membership, and easy debit billing system provides even the lowest-income households access to a car. The organization has partnered with developers, property managers, and universities to provide approximately 400 cars through the city. Members have a variety of vehicles to choose from, to meet their needs.
For more information about PhillyCarShare and its economic benefits, please visit their website. This is a great model to develop car shares in other areas of the country.