Zipcar Officially Launches in Ferndale, Michigan
Zipcar’s convenient and cost-effective service offers additional transportation solution for residents and visitors
FERNDALE, Mich., April, 11, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced a new partnership with the City of Ferndale to bring its “wheels when you want them” membership service to area residents, businesses, visitors and students.
Two Zipcars are now available near 9 Mile and Woodward by the hour or by the day. 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.
The Zipcar Ferndale fleet features a Jeep Patriot named “Coulter,” great for a weekend getaway and a Ford Focus Hatchback called “Piana” to zip around town. Each reservation includes gas, insurance and 180 miles of driving per day, making it a great option for those looking for ways to save money on the high cost of car ownership. In addition the new vehicles in Ferndale, Zipcar members can reserve and drive any one of the 130+ vehicles located in Michigan as well as the 12,000 vehicles in the company’s global fleet.
“Zipcar is thrilled to be expanding our “wheels when you want them” service to Ferndale,” said Monica Wejman, Zipcar Detroit market manager. “Area residents now have all the benefits of car ownership without the cost and hassles, while helping the city reduce congestion and alleviate parking demand.”
The launch in Ferndale builds on Zipcar’s success in Detroit, where the company launched in September 2013 with 35 vehicles and has since grown its fleet to more than 50 in popular locations such as Downtown, Midtown, Hamtramck, Dearborn and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. With a number of members already using Zipcar in Detroit, the company was eager to expand its presence farther into Michigan to provide more residents and visitors with convenient access to wheels where they live, work and play.
“I just love this program. We’re long overdue for this coming into our downtown,” said Mayor Pro Tem Melanie Piana.
Local businesses in Ferndale can benefit from Zipcar’s presence through the Zipcar for Business (Z4B) program, which offers discounted driving rates Monday through Friday. The Z4B program helps businesses save money, meet environmental sustainability goals and reduce parking requirements by providing employees with access to Zipcar for business needs and other uses.
Prospective members can join the service instantly on Zipcar’s mobile app. For more information on Zipcar in Ferndale please visit: www.zipcar.com/cityofferndale.
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, Zipcar operates in urban areas and university campuses in over 500 cities and towns across Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. 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 the City of Ferndale
The City of Ferndale is an active community of 20,000 located in southeast Oakland County, Michigan. Known for its mix of small-town neighborhoods and vibrant downtown district, residents and visitors choose Ferndale for its unique shopping and dining, peaceful parks, and safe homes and streets. Ferndale is a community in the truest sense of the word—a place where neighbors, artists, entrepreneurs, friends, and families come together to live, work and play. Learn more at www.ferndalemi.gov.
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Public Relations Specialist, Zipcar