who exactly is the car-sharing type?
Members use Zipcar as an alternative to the costs and hassles of owning or renting a car. But is Zipcar for you? See if you can relate to one of these situations.
I want to save money.
I take public transit, but need a car sometimes.
Once in a while, I need a second car.
I need a big car for a big job.
I want to jumpstart my business.
I want wheels when I travel.
I want to be kind to the planet.
savings versus car ownership
lose the car payment. keep the car
Zipcar members save an average of $500 each month compared to folks who own and operate their own cars in the city. How much money [and stress] would you save if you never had to shell out for a car payment, insurance premium, oil change or gallon of gas again? Find out below.
How much does your car cost each month?
License, reg, taxes
How much do you drive?
Average number of trips per month
Average duration of each trip in hours
where do you want to zip?
compare to rental
You could rent a car (but that would be silly).
Car rental is great if you don't mind standing in long lines. Not to mention, you're usually paying for gas, insurance and parking. But that's not what the Zipcar way of life is all about. With Zipcar, you're free from paying for all three (they're included) and your Zipcard opens the door to any Zipcar in any Zipcar city – whether you're there for business or pleasure.
When considering rental cars over Zipcar, it's helpful to play a little game of "OR":
this idea is bigger than all of us
Imagine a world with one million fewer cars on the road. We do.
Fewer cars. Way Fewer.
Each and every Zipcar takes 15 personally-owned vehicles off the road. Multiply that by the thousands of cars in our fleet and you've got a really big number.
The sharing movement.
10% of the population is expected to adopt car sharing as their primary mode of transportation. Why buy the car if you can get the gas for free?
After joining Zipcar, 90% of our members drove 5,500 miles or less per year. That adds up to more than 32 million gallons of crude oil left in the ground—or 219 gallons saved per Zipster.
More green space.
What would the world look like if everybody shared cars instead of owned them? Save paradise and tear down that parking lot.