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“I drive a company vehicle and was spending money on insurance I didn’t use. Thanks, MileMeter, for providing a practical alternative.”
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“I was paying way too much for my previous auto insurance. Thanks to MileMeter, I was able to cancel my existing policy and get a refund for the time remaining.”

NY Times - More Consumers Are Letting Insurers Monitor Their Mileage
12/26/2010 - “CAR insurance rates have always been based on risk, and risk has usually been measured by the number of miles driven. So drivers often underreport the miles they travel to keep their rates low — at the expense of other drivers.”


Time - Pay-As-You-Drive Auto Insurance: Coming to a Highway Near You?
12/01/2010 - “If you drive infrequently, you could save a bundle from paying by the mile, rather than a flat amount for coverage over a specified time period.”


Dallas Morning News - Pay-as-you-drive insurance? MileMeter CEO has that covered
November 26, 2010 - “Chris Gay is out to change the auto insurance industry.”


MileMeter Founder Speaks as Expert on Cloud Computing at Information Technology Conference
November 11, 2010


Federal Highway Administration - FHWA Announces $9.7 Million in Grants to Fund Innovative Approaches to Congestion
August 2, 2010 - MileMeter, NuRide, TxDOT, and the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University, received a $1.9 million grant for “usage-based insurance pricing and additional incentives for efficient travel choices.”


MileMeter Founder and CEO, Chris Gay, Highlighted in New York Times’ “How I Saved My Company” Feature
August 2, 2010 - “MileMeter is one of only a handful of businesses to be profiled in this “How I Saved My Company” feature.”


New York Times - How I Saved My Company: MileMeter
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July 14, 2010 - “MileMeter likes to think of itself as the anti-insurance insurance company.”


Envirothink - A Texas company rewards drivers for driving less
July 9, 2010 - “If you think this sounds like ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t,’ think again. ”


KHOU, CBS Houston, TX - Saving Cents: Buy car insurance by the mile
April 1, 2010 - “There’s a first-of-its-kind auto insurance company here in Texas that sells coverage by the mile. The company is called MileMeter, and is based in Dallas.”


Fast Company - Drive Less, Pay Less: Insurer MileMeter Proves Long-Distance Relationships Work
April 1, 2010 - “People aren't going to make decisions just to save the earth," says Chris Gay. "But if you can save $1,000 a year, you're going to change your behavior.”


CNN Money - Energy Fix
January 13, 2010 - “A Brookings Institute study, released in 2008, shows that if a pay-as-you-drive policy was adopted by all motorists in this country (…) that would mean a 2% decrease in carbon emissions, and a 4% reduction in oil consumption across the U.S. ”


The Huffington Post - Drive Less, Pay Less: Win-Win for Consumers & Climate
December 14, 2009 - “Texas -- are you surprised? -- offers the nation's only true PAYD insurance.”


Ceres - Environmental and Transportation Groups Unveil Performance Standard for Pay-As-You-Drive Auto Insurance
December 9, 2009 - “Despite PAYD’s promise, only a handful of insurance companies in the U.S. offer self-described PAYD products, with Texas-based MileMeter providing the strongest coverage (…)”


Wall Street Journal - Cutting Energy Use Can Also Lower Your Insurance Premiums
December 7, 2009 - “Going green has lots of well-known benefits, such as potentially lower energy bills and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping the environment. But here's a benefit you may not be aware of: It can reduce your insurance premiums.”


Fast Company - Would You Like Carbon Insurance With That Latte?
November 12, 2009 - “That’s where innovative companies like MileMeter (at milemeter.com) come in, a company already doing this in Texas. Research by the Brookings Institution concluded that such verified pay-as-you-go insurance would incentivize motorists to combine shopping trips and otherwise cut back on fuel consumption, saving about $270 a year per car and cutting oil consumption by 4%.”


Treehugger - Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance Moves Forward in California
November 10, 2009 - “The goal would of course be to reduce California's chronic traffic problems and improve air quality.”


The San Diego Union-Tribune - Insurance Innovation
November 5, 2009 - “Pay-by-the-mile coverage is a great idea”


The Sacramento Bee - Pay-by-the-mile auto insurance advances in California
November 3, 2009 - “We absolutely anticipate coming to California”, said Chris Gay, MileMeter founder and chief executive officer. “Our take is that half the market out there is being overcharged and underserved – and that's who we aim to address.”


Tech Decisions - MileMeter named 2009 Insurance IT All-Star
September 1, 2009 - “Five IT leaders take their place in our third annual list of shining stars in the insurance galaxy. Reaching that status never is easy to achieve, let alone in the most difficult environment experienced in the past decade.”


BusinessWire - By-the-Mile Auto Insurance Takes Weight off Students’ Wallets
Dallas - August 25, 2009 - “Back-to-school means heavy expenses for college students and their parents. According to the National Retail Federation, 48 percent of back-to-college buyers say the economy will cause them to spend less this year. For those thrifty college students, auto insurance is one area that doesn’t usually come to mind as a way to save.”


Greenopolis - Auto insurance by the Year?... Or Mile!
August 18, 2009 - “Don’t you love deals where you can just pay for what you use?”


D CEO - Dallas Entrepreneur Chris Gay Has a Better Way To Pay for Car Insurance
Dallas - August 12, 2009 - “The founder and president of MileMeter is miles ahead of the competition.”


Dallas Business Journal - Two Minutes With Chris Gay of MileMeter
Dallas - July 31, 2009 - “Founded in 2004, pay-by-the-mile car insurer MileMeter already has more than 100 patent claims pending on its unique process. Chris Gay, the founder and CEO, calls the Dallas company ‘a cure for car insurance.’ ”


DFW.com - Pay-as-you-drive insurance could save you money, curb pollution
Dallas - July 22, 2009 - “For customers driving up to 10,000 miles a year, MileMeter says it can beat most other policies by an average of 25 to 75 percent.”


MileMeter Founder Featured as Expert on By-the-Mile Auto Insurance
Ceres Hosts Roundtable Discussing Environmental Benefits of PAYD Insurance.
DALLAS – May 18, 2009 – “A select group of auto insurance regulators, environmentalists, consumer advocates and auto insurance executives recently gathered at the 2009 Ceres Conference to hear three industry experts outline the benefits of pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) insurance.”


KHOU.com - Saving Cents: Pay-by-the-mile car insurance
Houston - April 24, 2009 - “If you drive your car only a few miles per day, there’s now insurance you can buy that charges you by the mile.”


KDAF-TV 33 - Per-Mile Auto Insurance
DALLAS - February 25, 2009 - “Allison Myers describes her former insurance agent as if she's talking about a family friend.”


WFAA-TV Dallas/Fort Worth - Drive less, pay less with insurance innovation
DALLAS - February 14, 2009 - “Do you buy more auto insurance then you actually need? It's estimated that millions of Texans do.”


Automobile Magazine - MileMeter: Pay-As-You Drive Insurance - Auto Insurance Gets Cheaper But Potentially More Invasive
December 18, 2008 - “Auto insurance is a necessary evil. You certainly don't want to buy any more than you need.”


WFAA-TV Dallas ABC News - Stretching Your Dollar: Insurance by the mile
DALLAS - November 18, 2008 - “In today's treacherous financial environment, what's worse than paying for something you're not using?”
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Dallas Morning News - Stretching Your Dollar: Insurance by the mile
DALLAS - November 18, 2008 - “In today's treacherous financial environment, what's worse than paying for something you're not using?”


KTBC-TV Austin Fox News - Paying for Car Insurance by the Mile
AUSTIN - November 14, 2008 - “A new company called Milemeter is hoping to help people that are paying too much for car insurance by charging customers by the mile. It costs about three to five cents a mile.”


Our Press Release over Business Wire
MileMeter – First in the Nation to Offer Auto Insurance “Buy-the-Mile”
TEXAS - November 14, 2008 - “MileMeter, a licensed auto insurance carrier based in Dallas, joined with Texas National Organization for Women (NOW), The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and other environmental and urban interest groups to announce that Texas is now one of the first places in the world where drivers can buy auto insurance by-the-mile.”


KVUE-TV Austin ABC News - Insurance company charges by the mile
DALLAS - November 14, 2008 - “A revolutionary way to calculate car insurance coverage is being launched in Texas. MileMeter charges car insurance coverage based on the number of miles driven.”


TreeHugger Blog - MileMeter: Auto Insurance by the Mile is Greener
November 13, 2008 - “It's no big mystery: If you have a flat rate for water, people will waste more of it than if they pay in function of how much they use.”


Insurance Journal - Environmentalists Praise By-the-Mile Auto Insurance Option in Texas
TEXAS - November 13, 2008 - “Environmental Defense Fund is praising MileMeter for recently launching a pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) insurance program in Texas that will reward low-mileage drivers with lower premiums than traditional, flat-rate insurance.”


Austin American Statesman - Texas company launches pay-by-the-mile car insurance
AUSTIN - November 12, 2008 - “A Dallas-based company has begun offering Texans auto insurance by the mile.”


Austin Business Journal - Pay as you drive
AUSTIN - November 07, 2008 - “Just when you thought affordable auto insurance was an oxymoron.”


Pegasus News - Dallas-based insurance carrier MileMeter offers unusual “by the mile” car insurance plan
October 21, 2008 - “MileMeter, a licensed auto insurance carrier based in Dallas, has enabled Texas to become one of the first places in the world where drivers can buy auto insurance by the mile.”


KLRD 1080 AM Radio - Insurance Company Charging By The Mile


KXAS-TV Dallas evening news - Company Offers Insurance By The Mile
October 16, 2008 - Video Clip


Dallas Business Journal - MileMeter to offer pay-by-mile insurance
DALLAS - October 15, 2008 - “MileMeter Inc., a licensed insurance carrier, has launched its new auto insurance concept, which offers consumers pay-by-the-mile auto insurance rather than a fixed policy.”


MILEMETER – FIRST IN THE NATION TO OFFER “AUTO INSURANCE BUY-THE-MILE”
People who drive less, pay less for insurance.

DALLAS – October 15, 2008 – MileMeter, a licensed auto insurance carrier based in Dallas, has enabled Texas to become one of the first places in the world where drivers can buy auto insurance by the mile. With this revolutionary insurance product, people who drive less, pay less for insurance. The company launched the new concept of auto insurance today in Dallas and invited consumers to go to www.milemeter.com to learn more.    

Designed for customers who drive up to 10,000 miles per year, this fair and affordable car insurance option can save an average of 10 – 40 percent on most policies. Drivers who will greatly benefit from MileMeter insurance include car poolers, stay-at-home moms, urban professionals, those who use mass transit or who work-from-home, or for households that have more than one vehicle that aren’t driven frequently.

“MileMeter is fair, affordable and sensible. With our pay-by-mile program, customers who drive the least, have the most to gain,” explains Chris Gay, Founder of MileMeter. “Our goal is to make buying car insurance simple, accessible and rewarding.

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DOWNTOWNDALLAS WELCOMES MILEMETER
MileMeter locates its headquarters in downtown Dallas.

DALLAS – October 1, 2008 – DOWNTOWNDALLAS President and CEO John Crawford said, “DOWNTOWNDALLAS is thrilled to welcome yet another new company to the Central Business District, particularly one with an urbanistic business model and mission like MileMeter.

The concept of incentivizing the public to drive less with lower auto insurance premiums is very much in line with our mission to create an authentic “live, work, play” environment that encourages people to walk more and drive less!


Dallas Business Journal - MileMeter aims to offer pay-as-you-go auto insurance
DALLAS - December 28, 2007 - “A startup auto insurance operation in Dallas aims to make Texas the first state to offer drivers pay-as-you-go policies.”


O'Reilly Radar - Milemeter: Buy Your Insurance By the Mile
December 18, 2007 - “Milemeter is a Dallas-based startup that will let you buy American car insurance by the mile.”


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November 20, 2007


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