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

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.