Car-Sharing Startups Hit the Road in India

Startups look to change a culture of chauffeur-driven car rentals
Bandra–Worli Sea Link in Mumbai, India Photograph by Getty Images

On weekdays, Shrinidhi Hande, an IT consultant in Chennai, commutes to work on a motorcycle. On weekends, when he visits friends and family out of town, he rents a car from Zoomcar or Myles, two of a handful of car-sharing services in India. “Buying a car is a total waste of money,” he says. “Using these services, I get to drive the latest models without having to pay monthly installments, insurance, or maintenance.”

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