Most of us are busy picking out gifts for loved ones, but we also consider indulging ourselves, at least a little bit, this time of year. A car sharing membership is a perfect gift. Never be without a ride when you need one and give yourself a gift that makes a real environmental difference with a Blink Mobility membership.
What is Car Sharing?
According to Treehugger “The first thing you need to know is that car sharing is a type of car rental.” The main difference between regular car rentals and car sharing is that those who car share generally want to rent a car for a short time. Blue LA Powered by Blink Mobility is an app-based, peer-to-peer, self-service car sharing network that rents cars for a few hours rather than days or weeks. It is most popular with those who don’t own a car and need to make an occasional trip or even commute daily. Car sharing members pay only for how long they have the car. Another advantage is that cars are usually parked in lots in convenient locations across a city so that the car can be picked up or dropped off at any time of day or night, and not just during business hours.
Why Is Car Sharing a Great Gift?
What could you do with a car for a few hours? Commute, and never miss the bus to work again. Get to the doctor or hospital if you’re sick. Go to a job interview. Buy a new bookshelf at Ikea and get it home. Try out one of Blink Mobility’s rental packages, such as the 3-Hour City Sprint, to visit a museum, see a movie, or go to the dentist. Our 5-Hour Break Away rental package is perfect for visiting the beach or an amusement park.
Owning and operating a car can be costly, prohibitively for college students and urban dwellers. Gas costs go up while fossil fuels continue to influence the environment and public health negatively. Insurance is expensive, especially in urban areas where many cars are on the road, while maintenance and repairs are often thousands of dollars. Even just storing a vehicle is expensive! The monthly price of a parking spot in some apartment/condo garages can rise into the hundreds and more.
According to Popular Mechanics, “flexibility is the chief selling point” of car sharing. Having an available car means you can go where you need to go when you need to go there. However, it’s tough to get around without a car when the other choices are walking/biking, precise bus schedules, or expensive taxis.
While owning a car can be expensive and inconvenient, we all need them at some point. That’s where Blink Mobility comes in. Blink Mobility offers our customers the opportunity to car-share and rent a car for only a few hours. Our entire fleet comprises electric vehicles, so sharing one of our cars won’t hurt the environment.
What is Blink Mobility?
Blue L.A. powered by Blink Mobility is the greenest way to drive in L.A. Blink Mobility is different from other car sharing services because our entire rental fleet is made up of electric vehicles. EVs have no tailpipe emissions and do not contribute to global warming and air pollution.
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 with a valid driver’s license. Blink Mobility stations are on-street, consisting of one self-service kiosk, where users pick up and drop off vehicles. Blink Mobility is point to point, which means there’s no need to return the car to your starting point or during regular business hours!
Blink Mobility is convenient, affordable, and reliable, with standard monthly memberships priced as low as $5 a month and $1 a month for community memberships designed to serve income-qualified residents. Rental rates are also as low as $.15 cents per minute plus tax.
Members have access to a network of shared electric vehicles 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, at self-service locations throughout central Los Angeles.
Give yourself the gift of mobility this holiday season!
Already own your own EV? Save money and time with a Blink Charging Membership.