Press Releases

In this section of the Zipcar press center, you'll find our news releases. The releases are listed in chronological order and are archived by year.


2017 Archives

Archives:
Oct 26, 2017
Beta program enables current and prospective members a car-lite lifestyle with easy, exclusive access to a Zipcar and parking spot Monday through Friday

BOSTON, October 26, 2017 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, today announced the launch of a new mobility option in select cities for members who depend on a vehicle during the week to commute to and from work. The new weekday Zipcar offering provides unlimited, sole access to a vehicle and a parking spot Monday through Friday. Exclusive weekday wheels simplify the daily commute for urban dwellers who work outside of the city and offers an alternative to the high cost and hassle of car ownership and parking.

Sep 6, 2017
National “Students with Drive” grant program has empowered more than 400 student organizations to continue to fuel positive change, including this year’s grand prize winner, the Brown University Outing Club

BOSTON, October 2, 2017 – Zipcar, world’s leading car-sharing network and the largest provider of campus car-sharing programs, and Ford Motor Company, today announced that their "Students with Drive" grant program surpassed a significant milestone of $1 million donated to student organizations over the past six years. The program seeks to further the efforts of student organizations making positive impacts on campuses and communities.

Sep 6, 2017
Milestone expansion provides area residents, businesses and vsitors with on-demand access to vehicles, by the hour or by the day

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, September 6, 2017 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, today announced the launch of its service in Costa Rica. This marks the first launch in Latin America for the brand. Zipcar’s expansion to Costa Rica brings car sharing to even more consumers who want access to a car without the cost and hassle of ownership.

Aug 29, 2017
Zipcar’s car sharing service gives Charlotte residents’ on-demand access to a vehicle, encouraging a car-lite or car-free lifestyle

CHARLOTTE, August 29, 2017 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the City of Charlotte to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to area residents, businesses, visitors and students. The City’s Car Share Parking Pilot Program enables six Zipcars to be parked in select on-street spaces. Additionally, Zipcar will provide another six vehicles at residential properties.

Aug 25, 2017
Residents and SMART riders now have on-demand access to vehicles in Santa Rosa, encouraging car-lite or car-free lifestyles

SANTA ROSA, CA – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) and the City of Santa Rosa to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to Santa Rosa residents, visitors and transit riders. Through the partnership, two Zipcars are now available for reservation in City-owned parking spots at the Downtown Santa Rosa Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Station and in a surface lot downtown.

Aug 25, 2017
Transit riders now have on-demand access to Zipcars at several Metrorail stations throughout Miami-Dade County, encouraging car-lite or car-free lifestyles

MIAMI, Fla., August 25, 2017 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, and Miami-Dade County, today announced a new partnership to add Zipcars to five Metrorail stations, providing transit riders with on-demand access to vehicles parked at train stops. The partnership seeks to increase the number of sustainable mobility options throughout Miami-Dade County, while in turn reducing personal vehicle ownership, traffic, congestion and CO2 emissions.

Aug 17, 2017
Zipcar’s car-sharing service gives Golden residents on-demand access to a vehicle, encouraging a car-lite or car-free lifestyle

GOLDEN, Colo., August 17, 2017 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the City of Golden to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to area residents, businesses, visitors and students. Two Zipcars are now available for reservation in city-owned parking spots in the downtown Golden area through the partnership.

Jun 28, 2017
Zipcar’s convenient and cost-effective mobility service offers additional transportation solution for residents and visitors

WORCESTER, Mass., June, 28, 2017 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the City of Worcester to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to area residents, businesses, visitors and students.  

Six Zipcars are now available for reservation by the hour or by the day in easily accessible locations downtown. The vehicles are parked in designated spots for convenient pick-up and drop-off and can be reserved in seconds on Zipcar’s mobile app, online or over the phone.

Jun 9, 2017
The Taipei launch marks the first city launch for Zipcar in Asia as the world’s largest car sharing network extends its international footprint

TAIPEI, 9 June 2017: Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced the launch of its car sharing service in Taipei, Taiwan. This marks the first major city launch in Asia for the brand.

Jun 6, 2017
Zipcars are now on-site or within walking distance of stations in Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Salem, and Vancouver

SEATTLE, June 6, 2017 - Just in time for the summer travel season, Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and Amtrak Cascades, ranked by National Geographic as one of the best train routes in North America, today announced an expanded partnership to better serve the traveling public.

Jun 2, 2017
On-demand access to Zipcars helps SMART riders get to their destinations while encouraging car-free and car-lite lifestyles

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 2, 2017 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) and Whistlestop today announced a partnership to provide vehicles for hourly or daily reservations at the Whistlestop parking lot in San Rafael, Calif., next to the soon-to-open San Rafael Downtown Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) station. Access to Zipcars will provide residents with more transportation options, reduce traffic congestion, alleviate parking demand and help public transit users get to their destinations.

May 1, 2017
More than 600 schools currently offer Zipcar as a result of the company’s strong campus partnerships and its unique approach to reaching Generation Z

BOSTON, May 1, 2017 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network and the largest provider of campus car-sharing programs, today announced it has expanded to 100 more universities and colleges over the past year, bringing its total campus footprint to more than 600 throughout North America. This growth stems from an increase in the number of campuses interested in offering a car-free or car-light campus lifestyle to Generation Z (Gen Z) students, who now make up the majority of the student population.

New college and university partners include:

Apr 18, 2017
Zipcar’s car sharing service gives Santa Barbara residents and visitors on-demand access to a vehicle, encouraging a car-lite or car-free lifestyle

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 18, 2017 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the City of Santa Barbara to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to area residents, businesses and visitors.   

Jan 23, 2017
New Zipcar locations enable even more Houston residents to live a car-free or car-lite lifestyle

HOUSTON, Jan. 23, 2017 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and the City of Houston, today announced an official partnership to add shared Zipcar vehicles in highly visible on-street spots in the Midtown District. Through the partnership, Zipcar and the City of Houston aim to further reduce traffic, congestion and parking demand throughout the City.

Jan 5, 2017

BOSTON, January 5, 2017 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced that Tracey Zhen has been appointed as its president.