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The road to efficiency for global transportation

Changes are afoot in global transportation that will profoundly affect the oil sector

With about 800,000 members, Zipcar is the world’s biggest car-sharing scheme. It is a simple concept, with a host of smaller rivals around the world. You join, you pay a monthly fee, and when you want to drive, you do a search on your phone for the nearest car, turn up, flash your electronic key at the machine and drive off. For urban-living beasts who don’t need a vehicle to complete their daily commute, but might need one to visit the parents just outside town, car-sharing schemes are the solution. No vehicle tax, no parking fees, no visits to the mechanic, no depreciating asset on your hands, no hassle. Some of the schemes even include fuel in the subscription price. A couple of generatio

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