Collaborative Consumption is booming in Paris, from car-sharing to apartment rentals. Car-sharing service Autolib has over 65,000 users, and Drivy has 115,000 with over 10,000 cars in the city of Paris. Parisians can share tools and household goods through Zilok, or rides through BlaBlaCar. OuiShare has launched as a part-think tank, part-media company with the goal of connecting these collaborative economy services.
Some attribute this rapid rise to the high density and high cost of living in Paris. Shared goods save money, space, and time, particularly in a city where streets are crowded and parking is scarce. Others say the culture in Paris is just inherently more open to sharing. Whatever the reason, Parisian collaborative consumption services are already setting their sights on expansion markets—in both Europe and Latin America.
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