Early results indicate big savings with CarShare Vermont!

Two months ago we launched Be Car Conscious, a campaign to help people figure out how much they spend to own and drive their cars—and encourage them to consider other options if they make sense. After about 240 people used our number crunching calculator, we’ve gleaned some useful information about what people are spending locally on their car(s) and how it stacks up against CarShare Vermont.

We’ve always had a hunch that people who don’t drive all that much would be better off financially ditching their personal cars. Well, our data confirms this! Folks who drive less than 10,000 miles per year would spend $.84 less per mile using CarShare Vermont instead—that’s a big savings. And for those who drive hardly at all (i.e. less than 5,000 miles per year), they’d save a whopping $2.70 per mile by joining CarShare Vermont.

We encourage anyone who owns a car to check out the calculator. And if you’re currently driving less than 10,000 miles annually, save a buck (or a few thousand) by joining CarShare Vermont instead. We’d love to hear from you!