NEWS - New car sharing service to launch in Davis Square!
Posted in the Somerville Forum
#1 Jan 24, 2012
Mint Cars On-Demand, the Boston areaís newest car sharing company launched earlier this year, announced today that it is expanding its service to the Davis Square area by adding a location and vehicles at 53 Bow Street.
The expansion gives Davis-area residents and businesses a convenient, less expensive option for car sharing/cars on demand, and is part of Mintís expansion across the Boston area.
Mint allows members to rent cars for as little as one hour up to several days from locations right in the cityís neighborhoods. The new location and vehicles will add to Mintís current Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville footprint.
The new Davis Square location is part of Mintís overall expansion in Boston as it positions itself as a more community-focused, less expensive alternative to both private car ownership and existing car sharing options.
ďThe addition of a Davis Square location not only provides Mint a great opportunity to serve this neighborhood ,Ē Mint CEO Richard Ull said,ďit also gives area residents an economical and convenient alternative to owning their own cars and the freedom to go where they want, when they want .Ē
Ull, the founder of Mint, knows the area well, having studied at Tufts University
Mintís entire fleet is equipped with state of the art onboard technology, which allows drivers to monitor, extend, and/or edit their reservation right from the seat of the car. Members can also access Mintís live, local customer service 24/7 at no additional charge.
As part of the expansion, Mint is extending a special launch offer for all neighborhoods. Boston-area residents can join at www.drivemint.com , use the promo code LOCAL and receive $25 in free driving credit as well as a free 1-year membership (a $65 value).
In the more than 1,000 cities that have programs, car sharing/cars on-demand minimizes the hassle and expense of car ownership for its members. Estimates show that between parking, insurance and gas costs, car ownership can exceed $12,000 per year. Additionally, by joining Mint, members reduce their Carbon Footprint and ease congestion by taking privately-owned vehicles cars off the road.
About Mint Cars On-Demand
Mint Cars On-Demand offers a diverse fleet of cars, ranging from eco-friendly hybrids, useful pickups, and crossovers to luxury Mercedes-Benzes available 24/7 from neighborhood locations all over the Boston area. Mint vehicles use state of the art technology allowing the driver to monitor, edit, and/or extend their reservation from the seat of the car while the company provides live, local customer service. The company was founded in 2008 in New York and expanded into the Boston market in 2011. For more company information, visit www.drivemint.com .
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