Zipcar today announced its first launch into the Asia-Pacific region with the expansion of its car sharing service in Taipei, Taiwan.

Nominated as the official World Design Capital in 2016 for its recognition in urban planning, Taipei is one of the 25 most populous cities in Asia and as such, it faces the common challenges of tackling congestion and a need for people to move around the city more easily. With global car sharing members forecasted to reach 23.4 million by 2024, with the Asia-Pacific region being 49 percent of that number according to independent figures from Navigant, Taipei is the ideal city for Zipcar to launch in the region.

Zipcar’s expansion to Taiwan brings car sharing to even more consumers who want access to a car in the city without the cost and hassle of ownership. The company launched its popular round-trip car sharing service in Taipei to provide consumers with access to a Zipcar in the city which can be picked up from a designated parking spot and then returned to the same location.  Members will have access to a wide range of vehicles for type of any journey they need to make.

Today’s launch is a pivotal milestone in Zipcar’s international expansion, which already includes a well-established presence in over 500 cities and towns across Europe and North America.  As a pioneer of the car sharing concept for almost 20 years, Zipcar’s entry into Asia widens its global network, providing more than one million members access to even more vehicles.

Further information on how to become a Zipcar member in Taipei is available now at www.zipcar.com.tw

 

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