Flexcar car-sharing comes to Pittsburgh

Add Pittsburgh to the list of about a dozen American cities where car-sharing from Flexcar is availble.

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl drove a Flexcar onto PPG Plaza earlier this week to welcome the car-sharing company to his city. The user rules are similar to other car-sharing services, namely that vehicles are parked around downtown and Flexcar members pay about $10 an hour to use them (There is also a $35 annual membership fee, but that's waived under certain business plans, and it's waived after the first year for anyone who drives at least twice during the year). Your $10 covers gas, insurance, 150 free miles, parking, maintenance and a 24/7 emergency service. The service starts this month with 20 fuel-efficient vehicles, including hybrids, pickups, minivans and cars, like the MINI Cooper.

You can read all about it at the Flexcar website.

[Source: Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership]

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