This interactive infographic explains some of the benefits of car sharing, and how it's revving up around the world.

Most urban Americans are–by this point–likely aware of car sharing and the potential benefits it can bring. Owning a car can be an expensive proposition, given upkeep, parking, and insurance. And with public transit nearby, there isn't much need for a car except in very specific circumstances. Thus, renting a car from a company or a neighbor just for the moments you need one becomes quite economical.

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