What Happens When a Nonprofit Car-Sharing Service Gets Bought By a Major Rental Company? – Emily Badger – The Atlantic Cities
Interesting and well-considered take on the implications of corporations moving into the domains previously occupied by non-profit startups, via The Atlantic Cities blog:
Avis competitor Enterprise announced yesterday that it was acquiring IGO, the Chicago nonprofit that pioneered the concept there more than a decade ago. As we’ve previously written, nonprofits have had the room to test the limits of car-sharing with an eye solely toward the goal of advancing alternative transportation. They can experiment with ideas that might not make money, like expanding service to low-income residents, or integrating it with public transit, or structuring it around electric cars.