NAIAS 2016: With Ford Credit Link, the Sharing Economy Comes to Leasing
A pilot initiative will be launched next month in Austin, Texas, where small groups can join forces and lease a new Ford together. Only available at three select dealers for now, the 24-month lease will likely operate much like Zipcar or Car2Go, but on a much smaller, private scale.
A new app will allow between three and six close friends to share payment responsibilities, as well as locate and schedule the use of the car.
Austin was chosen due to the the diverse demographics ( and the good public transport options available to those waiting for their deadbeat roommate to return the Focus.