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Business Models: There’s profits to be made in Car 2.0, but business models are still being worked out for much of the sector. What ideas are on the table, and what’s working? Leasing: Nissan Subscriptions: Better Place (mileage plans), Coulomb Technologies Fleets: Zipcar, Renault Funding: Governments […]

Business Models:
There’s profits to be made in Car 2.0, but business models are still being worked out for much of the sector. What ideas are on the table, and what’s working?

  1. Leasing: Nissan
  2. Subscriptions: Better Place (mileage plans), Coulomb Technologies
  3. Fleets: Zipcar, Renault

Funding:
Governments in the U.S. and Europe, and a growing number of venture capitalists, have opened a spigot on funds for Car 2.0 startups and projects.

  1. Government
    U.S. Department of Energy: Smart grid stimulus, green car funds
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