Hire your car out for money with easyCar (what countless things could possibly go wrong?)
Brent Hoberman, the founder of Lastminute.com and Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou of easyJet, are tag-teaming with a new venture that allows you motorists to rent out your horrible cars when they're not being used.
Launching next year under the easyCar (yes, the name has already been used) monicker, the scheme will see you plebs using smart phone apps to book the use of a neighbour’s vehicles during designated time slots.
Haji-Ioannou said the new scheme “could prove to be the future of car rental and ownership in cities of the future”.
“Rather than having to buy the cars to be rented and pay the ownership costs, this business model relies on the fact that there are plenty of under-used cars on the road already, and that is lazy capital that can be put to work again,” he said.
Insurance for the vehicles will be arranged by easyCar and car owners will be allowed to set the rental price of their own cars.
Cars will also be fitted with automatic entry and tracker systems. What could possibly go wrong?