Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester has urged council to support a car sharing business, which he believes could be the next Xero or TradeMe.
Wellington peer-to-peer car-sharing company Roam will allow car owners to hire out their own vehicle to other people through an online booking system and keyless car entry software on their mobile.
The business plans to market the software and device to car-sharing platforms overseas – either selling or partnering with car manufacturers and car rental companies.
Wellington City Council needed to support export growth potential businesses like Roam, Lester said.
Our cars sit unused for around 95% of the week. I think car sharing will be part of the future, along with driverless cars.
Good to see Justin Lester wanting the Council to be supportive of innovative companies in this space.