Peg City Car Co-op‘s fourth and final video features their member Dave. Dave points out that you do not need to pay thousands of of dollars if you only need to use the car once or twice a month to run an errand, he benefits by the pay as you use structure setup by the co-op.
Dave highlights the cost benefit analysis. The social cost of personal ownership – the time and energy invested in the production, purchase and maintenance of a vehicle – and how it forces one to re-consider how useful it is for an individual to own one.
Dave’s answer is to share. He only pays for a car when he needs to use it and effectively spreads the costs of owning a vehicle over the wider membership in the co-operative. It’s a different kind of ownership – instead of “my” car, it’s “our” car.
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