Zipcar Officially Launches in Breckenridge, Colorado
Zipcar’s car sharing service gives Breckenridge residents and visitors on-demand access to a vehicle, encouraging a car-lite or car-free lifestyle
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., Dec. 1, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the Town of Breckenridge to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to area residents, businesses and visitors.
Seven Zipcars, including a Ford Explorer named “Eddy,” a Ford Escape named “Titanium Trail,” and a Ford Focus named “Huckleberry;” a Subaru Crosstrek named “Carlton” and Subaru Impreza named “Ullr”; a Honda CRV named “Darlene;” and a Jeep Renegade named “Woodchuck,” are now available for reservation by the hour or by the day with gas and insurance included. The vehicles are parked in designated spots throughout Breckenridge for convenient pick-up and drop-off and can be reserved in seconds on Zipcar’s mobile app, online or over the phone. Zipcar members can reserve and drive any one of the seven vehicles located in Breckenridge as well as the more than 12,000 vehicles in the company’s global fleet.
“I'm excited that Breckenridge has partnered with Zipcar to offer shared vehicles for our residents and visitors to our community,” said Breckenridge Mayor Eric Mamula. “We’re proud of our commitment to programs and initiatives that are environmentally conscious and also make life easier for Breckenridge residents and visitors alike. I am thrilled for Zipcar's expansion into Breckenridge.”
The official launch in Breckenridge builds on a successful program in Denver, where more than 100 Zipcars, including cars with Zipcar’s new flexible features (option for one-way or round trip reservations, ability to change destination mid-trip, and ability to extend indefinitely), are available in nearly 40 locations in the greater Denver area, including downtown, Boulder, Stapleton, Tech Center and at the Denver International Airport. With a large number of Denver residents already using Zipcar in the area, the company was eager to expand to Breckenridge to provide residents and visitors with convenient access to wheels where they live, work and play.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Zipcar to Breckenridge as part of the Town’s growing transportation network,” said Nicole Dalmy, Zipcar general manager. “Our on-demand car sharing service offers instant access to a vehicle for Breckenridge’s residents and visitors. By using shuttles and buses to get to Breckenridge – and Zipcar once they get here – visitors can help reduce traffic and congestion in Breckenridge.”
Prospective members can join the service instantly on Zipcar’s mobile app. The Town of Breckenridge joins Zipcar to take the #CarFreeBreck pledge to lessen congestion and greenhouse gas emissions from single-occupancy vehicles. Those who show how they’re carpooling, shuttling or bussing around Breckenridge and use the hashtag #CarFreeBreck will be entered to win great prizes throughout the winter season.
For more information on Zipcar in Breckenridge, and to take the pledge, please visit www.zipcar.com/breck.
Zipcar is the world’s leading car sharing network, driven by a mission to enable simple and responsible urban living. With its wide variety of self-service vehicles available by the hour or day, its industry-leading university, business and government fleet programs, and its operations on over 500 college campuses and in more than 500 cities and towns across nine countries, Zipcar offers the most comprehensive, most convenient and most flexible car sharing options available. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.
About Town of Breckenridge
Breckenridge is a quaint Victorian town in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. The character of Breckenridge is ever evolving – from its rich, colorful past - established in 1859 as a small mining outpost - to one of the top mountain resort destinations in the world. Breckenridge carefully balances its past and its future, continually providing an unparalleled experience for visitors while taking action to preserve and sustain our environment. Further information is at www.townofbreckenridge.com.
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Communications Manager, Zipcar
Director of Communications, Town of Breckenridge